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Books and Tunes: Our 'Jingle This' Holiday List of music and teen reads blog books cape and cowl childrens books connecting community education gender identity heycis! inclusive read parent resources podcast queer music trans youth venus envy Dec 09, 2022

Have you ever wondered if there is a genre of Queer holiday tunes that you may be missing out on when your festive playlist is feeling a little tired? Or perhaps you're looking for a great book for that special 2SLGBTQ+ tween or teen in your life?

For the December episode of Hey, Cis! our...

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LGBT+ Business Advocate of the Year Finalist: peak inside the Gala advocacy connecting community heycis! media podcast td Nov 15, 2022

Edited Jan 29, 2023

I had so much fun at Canada's LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) Annual LGBT+ Business Awards! I decided to 'rock the casbah' and put on my roving reporter hat for Hey,Cis! to connect with a few new friends.

It was an extraordinary night filled with...

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Diversity and the Deep Blue Sea: Tune-in, Dive-in, Play and join the conversation ableism connecting community disability education inclusion podcast science stem Nov 12, 2022

Diversity flows beneath the waters off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia and above the surface in Atlantic Canada. Alexa Goodman (They/Them) and Aaron Judah (He/Him) both with MEOPAR and ocean sciences; know the importance of inclusion and representation within STEM; and they're making...

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Mi'kmaq History Month inspires a deep dive into Two-Spiritedness 2s books gender identity heycis! intersectionality journey podcast pronouns qtbipoc queer music two spirit Oct 15, 2022

Kwe’! The month of October is Mi'kmaq History Month and Isaac and Cyn had an opportunity to learn A LOT about the 2S in 2SLGBTQ+ on the latest episode of Hey, Cis!. 

To here the full episode with Kassidy Bernard (they/them/Nekem) and learn about the pronoun Nekem, two spirit...

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Grandparents and trans youth: Fighting transphobia within the family tree family gender identity heycis! inclusion kids podcast pronouns qtbipoc trans youth Sep 11, 2022

Being a 'great' Grandparent isn't so hard. But what happens when you're a Grandparent and you've learned one of your grandchildren is trans? How do you keep the 'Grand' in Grandparent?

Welcome to Season 3: Episode 31 of Hey, Cis!, proudly sponsored by TD Bank Group.

The video above is...

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Leave your Ableism outside the Bedroom: in conversation with Andrew Gurza and Rachele Manett ableism advocacy books disability heycis! podcast venus envy May 20, 2022

What if you're 'a cripple and you're Queer'?

I am always thinking about the power of words. What is OK and what is not, especially in today's cancel culture society.

As we head on into the May long weekend, I pose to you, the reader, this question:

  • Does the above...
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Hey, Cis! No winners in oppression olympics homonoir intersectionality podcast qtbipoc Apr 01, 2022

The intersections of being a person of colour and LGBTQ2+ are complex.

Gender identity is complex and so is sexual orientation.  Do you want to better understand what the impacts are when we add a layer of race to the intersections of a gender diverse experience?

As...

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Identity and Music and "(Trans)Gendering the Musical Score with composer Hope Salmonson gender identity heycis! journey podcast queer music Mar 31, 2022

Have you ever looked behind the curtain and thought about who is behind the music you love? Do you ever contemplate what draws you to a piece of music or composer; and how that is linked to your identity?

What if you’re a trans composer?

How does that shape your...

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Guest podcast conversation on Where Parents Talk advocacy books childrens books media parenting podcast the pink balloon transyouth Nov 22, 2021

Where Parents Talk is a network focused on helping inspire confidence in parenting so parents can parent with relentless optimism to raise happy, thriving children. 

In November BriAnna and Cynthia had the opportunity to talk with Lianne Castelino about The Pink Balloon and...

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Guest podcast conversation on Bite-Sized Balance with Wendy McCallum kids media parenting podcast trans youth transyouth Nov 21, 2021

"Wendy chats with Cyndi Sweeney and BriAnna Simons, who are both parents of transgender children and advocates for inclusion awareness. Cyndi is a writer, educator, journalist and consultant for beyond binary thinking, and BriAnna is a clinical social worker who specializes in child and...

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Hey, Cis! S1:E15: T.R.A.G.I.C - The Real Tragedy and protecting gender expansive children in schools conversion therapy heycis! podcast school schools transphobia transyouth Sep 02, 2021

Hey, Cis; Hey, who? Cis = latin preface for 'on the same side as. Cisgender is someone whose gender identity aligns with their sex as assigned at birth.

Cisgender is someone who has the ability to make the world safer, brighter and more inclusive for trans people young and old. Cisgender is...

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Hey, Cis! S1E12: Celebrate us while we're here books childrens books heycis! inclusion lending library podcast pronouns school transyouth Feb 26, 2021

Hey, Cis; Hey, who?

Cis = latin preface for 'on the same side as.

Cisgender is someone whose gender identity aligns with their sex as assigned at birth.

Cisgender is someone who has the ability to make the world safer, brighter and more inclusive for trans people young and old. Cisgender is...

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