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HARS – HIV/AIDS Regional Services
HIV/AIDS Regional Services provides comprehensive services including education, prevention and support for people living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV/AIDS, STBBI’s in addition to advocating for broader social change to reduce stigma and discrimination.
613-545-3698
www.hars.ca

CMHA – Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Kingston provides a wide variety of programs for children, youth, and adults. MIND focuses on promoting positive mental health for LGBTQ+ youth, parents, friends and allies. They cover many topics in areas such as GSD Education, advocacy, support and researching resources. SPARKS, a weekly social support group that is open to everyone 18+, with a focus on mental health and LGBTQ issues.
613-549-7027
www.cmhakingston.com

TransFamily Kingston
We are a diverse group of transgender people, family members, friends and allies in the Kingston Ontario area. We gather at least once a month to share stories and experiences, provide peer support, and assist each other in navigating the various barriers faced by trans people and by their supporters. We seek to combat the loneliness and isolation often felt by trans* people and those sharing their journey.
transfamilykingston@gmail.com
www.transfamilykingston.com

Transgender Health Clinic
Staffed by Dr. Waddington, social worker Kaili Gabriel, and registered nurse Heather Geddes, the clinic serves approximately 100 patients with a wide range of services, including gender-affirming medical care and treatments. The clinic offers medical transition services (such as hormone therapy) and referrals for surgical transitions (including top and/or bottom surgery). The Kingston Community Health Centre is located at 263 Weller Avenue.
613 542 2949 ext. 1166
transhealth@kchc.ca
http://www.kchc.ca/home/

Gender Talk on CFRC Radio
Gender Talk Kingston is a once weekly radio show broadcast on CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz where we talk about issues that affect transgender people and those of the larger LGBTQ+ community. The show can be listened to over the radio at 101.9 FM or streamed at CFRC.CA
gendertalk@cfrc.ca
www.cfrc.ca/gender_talk

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.
613-549-7335
www.reelout.com

Kingston Pride
Kingston Pride is a grassroots organization established in 1989 that works to promote awareness and inclusion of the LGBTTIQQ2SA* community. Kingston Pride coordinates a wide range of activities, including: an annual Pride parade, social gatherings, dances, sporting events, educational workshops, speaker events, film showings, theatrical performances, art exhibitions and more.
www.kingstonpride.ca
www.facebook.com/PrideKingston/

Sydenham Street United Church
As an Affirming Congregation we seek to be a vital faith community within The United Church of Canada engaged in spirituality, justice and creativity informed by Jesus Christ and the Bible, and discerning the call of the Trinity as we celebrate diversity, inclusivity and abundant life.
Our Rainbow Flag: The Rainbow Flag – flying inside our sanctuary and outside above our front doors – has long been a symbol of LGBTQ+ Pride reflecting the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities.
82 Sydenham Street, Kingston, Ontario
http://sydenhamstreet.ca/ssuc1/engaging-the-spirit/an-affirming-congregation/