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.
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.
Transgender Health Clinic
Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), in collaboration with the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) Gender Clinic and the Queen’s Family Health Team (QFHT), is proud to be the site of the KCHC Transgender Program.
This program centralizes the referral process and coordination of care for patients with transgender health issues, and is staffed by a full-time Nurse Practitioner and a full-time Social Worker.
The KCHC Transgender Program provides inclusive medical care and support to help patients identify and achieve their transition goals. At this time, the program scope is limited to transgender issues; we do not manage patients’ ongoing primary care concerns.
Self-referrals are welcome. Any previous referrals sent to the KHSC Gender Clinic will be reviewed and directed to KCHC, QFHT or KHSC depending on patient needs and program capacity. Current wait times are approximately six to eight weeks.
The KCHC Transgender Program can also provide education services to primary care practices who work with trans clients.
The Kingston Community Health Centre is located at 263 Weller Avenue.
613 542 2949 ext. 1166
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
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.
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.
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
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Proud, Prepared, and Protected is a collection of online resources to assist people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ to access and receive inclusive, respectful care. These resources were developed by people who identify as Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ and more than 40 organizations together with Canadian Virtual Hospice to fill a national gap. This information is also helpful for allies, people working in healthcare and education and communities.