Trans*, LGBT, Queer/Questioning, and Two-Spirit Resources

Coming Out Over Coffee

When:

Second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Where:

Family Services Thames Valley, 125 Woodward Ave.

Contact:

Phone:  519-433-0183 or drop-in.

Eligibility:

People who are 19+ and identify as LGBTQ2+.

Website:

http://www.familyservicethamesvalley.com/events/coming-out-over-coffee-2/

CCLC-LGBTQ Social/Support Group

When:

As scheduled.

Where:

Cross Cultural Learning Centre, 505 Dundas St.

Contact: 

Joseph, rainbow@lcclc.org Contact for date of events.

What: 

A social group for LGBT newcomers to Canada.  Activities include coffee, conversation, education, peer support, friendship and fun.

Eligibility:

Newcomers to Canada who identify as LGBTQ.

Website: 

http://lcclc.org/index.php/settlement-counselling

Gender Journeys

When:

As scheduled.

Where:

London InterCommunity Health Centre, 659 Dundas St.

Contact:

Wesly Heney - Health Worker, Transgender Communities
wheney@lihc.on.ca 
Phone: 519-660-0874 x313.

What: 

An eight session educational group where folks are able to explore the social, emotional, and physical impacts of their gender transition.  Topics covered include hormones, transphobia, family and friends, and fostering community.  Participants must be registered for this group.

Eligibility:

People who are 18+ and questioning their gender or are early in their transition process.

Website:

http://lihc.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/2017-05-Trans-Health-Team-fact-sheet.pdf

Intersections

When:

As scheduled.

Where:

London Coffee House
317 Hamilton Road, London, Ontario

Contact:

Please contact Krystal at CMHA for more information.
Phone: 519-432-1607 Ext.419

What:

This group serves as a safe space for people 16 years and older who identify with the LGBTQ+ spectrum or are questioning/exploring their sexual identity and are also dealing with mental health challenges.  Come out and develop your peer support base through various activities such as guest speakers, open dialogue, games, videos, etc.

Eligibility:

People who identify as LGBTQ+ as well as dealing with mental health who are connected to services at CMHA

London Trans Coffee Social Club

When:

First Monday of each month, 7pm.

Where:

Coffee Culture (Dundas and Wellington).

Contact:

Drop-in.

What:

A social group for trans people of London, Ontario.  This group is composed of the transgender community, its supporters and allies to foster equality and respect for all people who attend meetings.

Eligibility:

People who identify as trans or who identify as allies to trans people.

Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)

When:

Every Sunday, 7pm.

Where:

482 Dundas St.

Contact:

church@mcclondon.com  Phone 519-645-0744 or drop-in.

What:

A church that seeks to be a spiritual home for LGBT people and this welcome extends to all who would share the commitment to be an inclusive, welcoming congregation.

Eligibility:

People who share a commitment to an inclusive congregation.

Website:

http://www.mcclondon.com/

Open Closet

When:

Every Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m.

Where:

30-186 King Street, London, ON, N6A 1C7

Contact:

Call or email Meredith mfraser@hivaidsconnection.ca  Phone 519-434-1601

What:

A social support group for youth between 14 and 18 years of age who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer and questioning their sexual orientation (LGBT2Q).  The group learns and has discussions about issues such as coming out to parents and friends, queer identities, LGBT2Q history, survival strategies, accessing community, safer sex, and healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Website:

http://www.hivaidsconnection.ca/open-closet

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

When:

Third Monday of each month, 7pm.

Where:

50 King St (Middlesex-London Health Unit).

Contact:

Lori Ward – 519-686-7691 or drop-in.

What:

A monthly group that supports persons who are struggling with issues of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.  This group also supports, educates and provides resources to parents, families, friends and colleagues with questions or concerns.

Eligibility:

Parents, families, friends, and colleagues of people who identify as LGBTQ2+.  London's PFLAG also supports people who are struggling with their gender identity or their sexual orientation.

Website:

http://pflagcanada.ca/pflag-chapters/ontario/ 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/pflaglondon

Queer Events

Queer Events is a newly formed independent group in London, whose main goal is to connect the queer community and provide quality solutions to the gaps in service and opportunities to the members of the queer community.  This is a great introduction to London, for those seeking to find LGBT2Q+ friendly resources.  They are not affiliated with any other group or organization.

Website:

http://queerevents.ca 

Trans Health Clinic

When:

Second Wednesday of each month, 5pm.

Where:

London InterCommunity Health Centre, 659 Dundas St.

Contact:

Zach, ztempleman@lihc.on.ca  Phone 519-660-0874 x313  or drop-in.

What:

A program to support trans and non-binary folks through educational programming related to trans identities and gender exploration.  Topics are covered based on interest from participants.

Eligibility:

People who identify as trans or non-binary.

Trans Lifeline

When:   

See website for details.

Where:

U.S. and Canada.

Contact:

Phone: 1-877-330-6366 or website.

What:

A hotline staffed by trans people for trans people.  Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

Eligibility:

People who identify as Trans.

Website:

http://www.translifeline.org/

YOU Belong Support Group

When:   

Wednesdays, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where:

YOU - Youth Action Centre
333 Richmond St., London

Contact:

Phone: 226-777-0116

What:

YOU Belong is a program run by Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a not-for-profit organization that offers training, education, employment, informal counselling and transitional housing for youth in London.

The goal of YOU Belong is to provide a safe space for queer youth and their allies to support one another, develop life sckill, and form a peer community.  Events are open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 24 who agrees to the group guidelines.

Website:

http://www.you.ca