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Below is a list of resources for the LGBT community in Kingston and area.

If you would like to submit a resource please contact the website admin.

 

Arts Organizations

Churches and Religious Groups

Health Services

LGBT Events

Pride Committees

Queen’s University Groups

Seniors

Social Groups

Sport Groups

Support and Advocacy

Trans Groups and Supports

Youth Groups

Outside of Kingston

 

Arts Organizations

ReelOut Arts Project

Reelout exists to celebrate queer media arts and to contribute to community vitality by programming materials that focus on issues of sexuality, race, culture, religion, class, gender, ability, health and age, thereby purposefully drawing together and initiating challenging dialogue among disparate members of the queer communities in Kingston and the surrounding area as well as between the larger Kingston community and the queer community.

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Churches and Religious Groups

Kingston Unitarian Fellowship

The mission of the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship is to enable all those in the Kingston area who support Unitarian Universalist principles to join together in a caring community for the encouragement of spiritual and personal growth, and to provide the opportunity for social action, in an environment where all are respected, and diverse beliefs are accepted and celebrated.

206 Concession St, Kingston

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Sydenham Street United Church

Sydenham Street United Church is an historic downtown congregation affiliated with The United Church of Canada. We invite you to join us on your spiritual journey. Here you will find that spiritual life, music, the arts, social justice and outreach are high priorities. We are committed to creating a just community which welcomes people regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual identity, ethnic origin, economic circumstance, ability and challenges. If you are in our vicinity, come and worship with us — you will be warmly welcomed!

82 Sydenham St, Kingston

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Health Services

HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS)

For over 25 years HARS has been providing education and support to individuals and organizations in Kingston and the surrounding region. Our services include counselling, advocacy, access to free condoms, a Needle Exchange and an extensive resource library & education department.

844a Princess Street, Kingston

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LGBT Events

Out/In.ca

Out/In Kingston is a community based events portal for LGBT events in Kingston, Ontario. Everyone is welcome to create an account and post events, free!

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Kingston Queer Events!

Facebook page of local LGBT events.

 

Mercury Events

Mercury Productions, operated out of Kingston, Ontario, recognizes the bonds of solidarity fostered through community. Our mission is to provide an inclusive space for all sexual and gender identities and the various embodiments thereof. We aim to facilitate community-building events that provide social support across difference and through which these bonds of solidarity can be established.

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Pride Committees

Kingston Pride

Kingston Pride is a grassroots organization established in 1989 that works to promote awareness and inclusion of the LGBTTIQQ2SA* community.

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Queens’ University Groups

Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP)

EQuIP is the Education on Queer Issues Project. We work to create a positive space for all sexual and gender identities at Queen’s.

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Levana Gender Advocacy Centre

The Levana Gender Advocacy Centre is a student-funded Queen’s University organization committed to creating and nurturing a radical community of Kingston students and residents devoted to fighting gender oppression and advocating for broad ideas of gender empowerment (for those of any or no gender).

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Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG)

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Kingston is dedicated to research, education, and action in the public interest. We are predominantly student-funded and student-run, but strive to maintain a balance of support and direction from the wider Kingston community. OPIRG Kingston exists to serve as a training ground for concerned citizens to recognize and engage the problems of society.

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Queen’s University Human Rights Office

Our mandate is to ensure that the community’s needs in the area of human rights are being addressed adequately. The Office will promote human rights and address harassment and discrimination on the grounds of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability and gender identity as well as analogous grounds.

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Queen’s Positive Space Program

Celebrating Sexual and Gender Diversity at Queen’s since 1999

All spaces at Queen’s should be safe for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. All people have the right to visibility, to acknowledgment of their sexual and gender identity, and to access to resources. Positive Space believes that Queen’s community members can challenge discrimination and contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment.

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Queen’s Pride

Facebook page for Queen’s University Pride Events.

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Social Issues Commission

The AMS Social Issues Commission was created in 1969. Initially to encourage and develop intellectual and cultural life on campus through educational programs and events, it has become increasingly more focused on rousing discussion and generating policy on social issues. Presently, the SIC aims to speak to issues of equity while engaging with oppression at Queen’s. We seek to provide students with resources and education as well as offer an open, safe space for those who face oppression and their allies.

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Seniors Groups

Senior Pride Network

The Senior Pride Network is an association of individuals, organizations and community groups that share an interest and commitment to expanding programs and services for 50+ lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people in the City of Toronto and throughout Canada.

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Social Groups

Gay Motorcycle Riders Kingston

A place where Gay riders and friends connect to meet, greet, chat and befriend each other.

Facebook

 

Kingston Loves the Queer Community

In response to the hate-filled letters targeting Kingston’s queer community, the larger community responds with an outpouring of LOVE. Show your support and solidarity through a photo of yourself sending a heart out to the queer community.

Facebook

 

LGBT Kingston Ontario

A facebook page for the LGBT community in the Kingston area.

 

M4M Talk

A monthly discussion group for Gay, Bi, Trans and other guys who like guys.

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Mr. Leatherman and Ms. Leather Kingston Contest

Facebook

 

Sports Groups

Kingston Queer Volleyball

Kingston’s weekly LGBT Volleyball.

Facebook

 

Support and Advocacy

PFLAG Canada

PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization that speaks for a more accepting Canadian society by providing support, education and resources to all people who wish to grow in their understanding of sexual and gender diversity.

Through our PFLAG Canada Chapter and Contact network, we actively assist in the recognition and growth of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, queer and questioning persons and their families and friends, within their diverse cultures and societies.

33 Adelaide St, Kingston

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Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)

TALK is a crisis, distress, befriending, and information community service. We are confidential, anonymous & non-judgmental. Call 613-544-1771. Open from 7pm-3am every day.

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Lesbian Bi Gay Trans Youthline (Youthline.ca)

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a toll-free service provided by youth for youth. We’re here to offer support, information and referrals specific to your concerns. We are here because we want to be there for you – to be part of your community. We may not have lived your experiences exactly, but we can probably relate. We too, are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit or queer.

Call: 1-800-268-9688

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Trans Groups and Resources

FTM Kingston

We began as a support group for female-to-male transguys, but we are open to male-to-female transwomen or anyone else who is looking for support outside of the gender binary. Our priorities are to offer support and community while respecting the confidentiality of our members.

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TransFamily Kingston

We are a group of transgender individuals and their family members and supporters in Kingston, Ontario. We have found that it can be very helpful to connect with other people who are on the same journey, either as a transgender person, or as a parent, sibling, spouse, child or friend of a trans person. This is not a professionally-run support group. It is a grassroots social network that seeks primarily to combat the loneliness and isolation often felt by trans people and those journeying with them.

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Youth Groups

FUSE

FUSE is a group for queer, trans*, gender queer, two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual and questioning youth under the age of 19. It’s a great place to meet friends, get support, foster empowerment and self-reliance, build community, share knowledge and skills, access resources all while having fun in an inclusive space!

For more information contact: Amanda Girling, Ashley O’Brien or call (613) 545-3698.

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Kingston LGBT Teens

A closed Facebook Group for LGBT Teens.

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Outside of Kingston:

Belleville Pride

Belleville, Hastings, Quinte & Prince Edward’s Pride Festivities.

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Gay Quinte

The purpose of this website is to share information about LGBT events that are happening in the Quinte region, and to help bring our community closer together. Whether you live in Belleville, Trenton, Madoc, Picton or anywhere in Quinte we hope that we have something for you.

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Say Outloud

SAY OutLoud is a weekly group for open minded youth. It offers a safe place for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning youth to connect, seek support, develop new friendships, express themselves, learn about the LGBTQ community and most importantly, have fun.

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Transforum Quinte

This group offers regular meetings for support and discussion. Open to allies and trans-identified, gender non-conforming and people questioning their gender identity. At whatever age or stage. Serving the Quinte Region

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