Resources to better support and affirm our LGBTQIA2S+ families

What does LGBTQIA2S+ mean?

LGTBQIA2S+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, and the countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify.

The Gender Unicorn is a popular tool to illustrate gender. It depicts gender identity as fluid, based on how one thinks of their gender identity. Someone’s sex is assigned at birth and based on biological body parts. However, it is very important to remember that body parts don’t define one’s gender. People can express masculinity and femininity interchangeably, regardless of what sex was assigned to them at birth and what gender they identify with. Transgender people are most often defined as someone assigned a sex at birth (boy) and later in life transitions to the other (girl). Some choose to use medical and physical options to transition, while others remain unchanged. Some will use male or female pronouns, while others will use neutral pronouns. Instead of assuming which pronoun someone uses, you can always ask.

After all, everyone expresses masculinity and femininity interchangeably.

Click on the image above to go to resources for LGBTQ+ persons from 

Everywoman California

Queer and Trans Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit

Queer Doula Toolkit: Education and Resources

  • Terminology
  • Queer Birth Terms
  • Queer Families and Parenting
  • Chest Health and Chestfeeding
  • Advocating, Coping, Supporting
  • Anxiety and Triggers
  • Comfort and Analgesia
  • Birth Plan and Pack List
  • Newborn Care Plan
  • Queer Affirming Pregnancy Loss support

Look below for a really important, relevant and timely discussion happening Friday June 30th on Zoom

Join midwife and trans/queer childbirth educator Ash Dasuqi and MMHN's Alex Villalba in a discussion on the unique experiences trans & queer (QT) folks face while going through pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum, including gender dysphoria, chest feeding, binding, lactation induction, medical discrimination, and more.


Explore deeper level considerations when working with the QT community that will enable you to provide more competent care and advocacy in which trans/queer clients may experience less traumatic encounters while receiving more support and validation.

Friday, June 30, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT via Zoom


(suggested donation

of $15)


Overdose Prevention & Outreach

with LGBTQ+ Communities

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | 11:30AM -12:30PM PT 

Despite its prevalence, substance use among LGBTQ+ communities is often wrongfully left out of larger conversations about the overdose crisis. In this Web Forum, we will focus on strategies specific to these communities. Join us on Wednesday, June 28 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT to hear panelists discuss how to best go about overdose prevention, harm reduction, and outreach with LGBTQ+ populations. They will also address opportunities for partnership with local organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community and on-the-ground examples of programs in action. 

Register Here

One More Resource!

Sonoma County Partnership Health Plan LGBTQ+ Resources

Thank you for all you do! Happy Pride! Happy Summer!

Sonoma County Maternal Child Adolescent Health Website

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