Welcome to OUTniagara’s Beyond the Rainbow Resource Syllabus! 

The Beyond the Rainbow Resource Syllabus is a collection of online self-education resources covering topics across various 2SLGBTQQIA+ experiences, identities, and communities. Within each topic includes recommendations of books, zines, articles, podcasts, and videos, as well as organizations, activists, artists, and accounts to follow. 

We will be publishing 3 volumes of Beyond the Rainbow via PDFs. As we published the updated volumes, we will be adding those resource sections to this page! The first two volumes will look at non-fiction topics and the third will cover arts and fiction. Many of the activists and artists fit into multiple categories, so if you don’t see someone in one category, they might appear in another section.

Beyond the Rainbow can be downloaded as a PDF!

Download Beyond the Rainbow Resource Syllabus Vol. 1 (PDF) – Available November 1, 2021!

Download Beyond the Rainbow Resource Syllabus Vol. 2 (PDF) – Coming Soon!

Download Beyond the Rainbow Resource Syllabus Vol. 3 (PDF) – Coming Soon!

Syllabus Volume 2 Topics

  • Abolition
  • Call-in, Call-out, & Call-ons
  • Climate Justice
  • Conversion Therapy
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence
  • Gentrification
  • Healthcare
  • Homelessness & Poverty
  • Incarceration 
  • Immigration
  • Intersectionality
  • Muslim LBGTQQIA+ People & Islamaphobia
  • Nerd Culture
  • Palestinian Solidarity
  • Parenting, Caregiving, & Families
  • Pinkwashing & Rainbow Capitalism
  • Polyamory

Syllabus Volume 3 Topics – Arts & Fiction!

With so many resources available online, we want to curate a central location to knowledge share. Due to the vast quantity of resources, we have not been able to to read, watch, or listen through all of these resources yet. If you have feedback, questions, recommendations, or concerns, please use the Beyond the Rainbow Feedback & Recommendation Form (below).

** Trigger Warning**

The content in this syllabus covers a range of topics that could be triggering. Topics in these resources are as follows and can always be added to:

  • Ableism
  • Abuse
  • Ageism
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Biphobia
  • Colonialism
  • Conversion therapy
  • Discrimination
  • Fatphobia
  • Forced displacement
  • Forced medical procedures
  • Homelessness
  • Homophobia
  • Imperialism
  • Incarceration
  • Islamophobia
  • Isolation
  • Lateral Violence
  • Misogyny
  • Murder
  • Non-consent
  • Performative allyship
  • Pinkwashing
  • Poverty
  • Racism
  • Sanism
  • Sex work exclusionary feminists (SWERFs)
  • Sexual violence
  • Transphobia
  • Trans-exclusionary feminism (TERFs)
  • Violence
  • Violence against sex workers
  • Warfare
  • Xenophobia

This list can always be added to as people read through and/or review these resources.