United Churches of Langley appreciates a willingness to learn and to welcome the Queer community more fully! Here are some resources you can visit to learn more about the Queer community.
All those new words! Here are many of them - if your new queer friend uses one, you can make a note to look it up here later!
Every minority community has questions that are often asked. In the Queer community, the questions to avoid asking are: who are you sleeping with? (this can be an unintentional effect of asking “are you partners?”) and, what is in your pants? (this can be couched in questions such as “are you a man or a woman?”). It’s okay to ask anyone what their pronouns are! It’s also okay, if you overhear these questions being asked, to jump in and remind those asking that this is not a polite question.
For more information on why these types of questions are a problem, click below.