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My House : Rainbow Resources of York Region – Women’s Coming Out

Group Name: My House : Rainbow Resources of York Region – Women’s Journey Support

Description: My House is an inclusive and safe space that welcomes all members of the LGBTQ community in York Region . Those who identify with the LGBTQ community and their allies can use My House as a central point to access information and resources on services, arts and culture, and volunteer opportunities. My House provides space for members to gather as a community to form social supports and organize recreational activities to improve their overall health and wellness.

Women’s Journey Support Group
This support group is for women who are gay or bisexual, or who are questioning their sexual orientation. If you are struggling with coming out, inner and/or external acceptance, discrimination, isolation, loneliness, not feeling a sense of belonging and are looking for support, please join us. Share your feelings, exchange information or just listen in a safe, confidential environment. All women are welcome whether you are married or single.

Where: 10157 Yonge Street, Unit 203 | Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T5

When: Third Tuesday of each month from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Location is variable so please contact us prior to the meeting for info.

Contact: journeys187@gmail.com | 905-884-8379 | info@myhouseyr.com | myhouseyr.com

The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Women’s Coming Out Group

Group Name: The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Women’s Coming Out Group

Description: The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities to build healthy, welcoming spaces to meet, participate and celebrate together. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through award-winning programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces.

Women’s Coming Out Group
There is no registration. A group for females over 18 years old who are coming out as lesbian or bisexual or are questioning their sexual orientation. Free to attend. Just drop by.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: Wednesdays from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-392-6874 | info@the519.org | www.the519.org

Sherbourne Health Centre – B Side: Exploring Bisexuality

Group Name: Sherbourne Health Centre – B Side: Exploring Bisexuality

Description: Like the unique mosaic at our front door, Sherbourne was shaped by our communities. As with our programs and services, when the pieces are put together, the different colours and textures form something inviting, vibrant and relevant to the people we serve. We work closely with our partners and community members. Our primary care and chronic disease management services, health promotion and education, outreach and social supports, and mental health services work together to provide transformative care and support.

B Side: Exploring Bisexuality
A free ten week group for people who are exploring their attraction to more than one gender, or are struggling with what their bisexuality means to them and their lives. This group is open to everyone and registration is required.

Where: 333 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Please call or e-mail for more information.

Contact: 416-324-4100 Ext. 5096 | bside.shc@gmail.com | www.sherbourne.on.ca

Bisexual Men of Toronto

Group Name: Bisexual Men of Toronto

Description: Bisexual Men of Toronto (BiMoT) offers a community where bisexual men and men questioning their sexuality can share diverse perspectives on bisexual issues and experiences.
All men are welcome, including transgender and transsexual men. We provide support, a social network, information and referral to other organizations and services.

The meetings involve discussion on topics brought up by those in attendance, and often include:

  • relationships
  • safer sex
  • our place within the larger queer community
  • biphobia
  • coming out
  • the meaning of bisexuality
  • and more!

***In order to create a safe space, confidentiality is emphasized. Afterwards, there is an opportunity for informal social time at a nearby restaurant or bar.

Where: Sherbourne Health Centre -Room 1077, 333 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Contact: info@bimot.org | www.torontobinet.org

ACT – Portuguese-speaking Men’s Outreach

Group Name: ACT – Portuguese-speaking Men’s Outreach

Description: Since 1983 ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) has developed programs and services that respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves. ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth living with HIV to achieve self-determination, informed decision-making, independence, and overall well-being. We do this through programs such as counselling, information provision, social support activities and programs that help people with HIV return to work.

We develop and distribute safer sex materials and sexual health promotion information for Portuguese-speaking gay/bi men. Discussion groups, workshops and opportunities for community engagement through ‘Ponto de Encontro’. For more info visit www.actoronto.org/portugues, or call.

Where: 399 Church Street, 4th floor | Toronto, ON, M5B 2J6

Contact: Bruno Bini 416-340-8484 Ext. 242 | www.actoronto.org | bbini@actoronto.org

Toronto Bisexual Network

Group Name: Toronto Bisexual Network

Description: The Toronto Bisexual Network’s mandate is to provide a community where bisexuals and people questioning their sexuality can share diverse perspectives on bisexual issues and experiences.

They offer support, a social network, information and referrals. Friends, partners and allies are also welcome. We provide support by welcoming people into a bisexual community and creating non-judgemental spaces to share feelings, experiences and fears. They affirm different ways of developing identity and the diversity of people’s life experiences. As well, they engage in outreach, advocacy and education around bisexual and queer issues.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: Third Thursday of each month from 8:00 p.m. until 10 p.m. These meetings are free of charge.

Contact: 416-925-9872 Ext. 2810 | info@torontobinet.org | www.torontobinet.org

Toronto Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Group Name: Toronto Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Description: Toronto PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a volunteer-run, registered charitable organization. Through support, education and advocacy we work to create a more accepting society for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, friends and allies. Toronto Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, queer and questioning persons, their families and friends through:

  • Support, to cope with an adverse society, and
  • Education, to enlighten an ill-informed public in order to end discrimination and secure equal rights.
  • Toronto PFLAG provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of all human beings.

Our monthly support meetings offer a warm and caring atmosphere for you to hear about the experiences of others, share your own, and grow in your understanding of sexual and gender diversity. All discussions are confidential, and many people come at first to listen and not to talk. We welcome LGBTQ individuals as well as their parents, family members and friends. There is no fee to attend a meeting – it’s completely free. You do not have to register in advance. ASL interpreting is available with advance notice. Please contact us to make arrangements. The Support Meeting is also your chance to borrow a book or DVD from our free lending library.

Where: Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. | Toronto, ON M4C 1S2

When: The first Wednesday of every month from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. (refreshments served at 7:15 p.m.)

Contact: Support Line: 416-406-6378 | Office: 416-406-1727 | toronto@pflag.ca | www.pflag.ca

The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Monday Night Women’s Group

Group Name: The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Monday Night Women’s Group

Description: The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities to build healthy, welcoming spaces to meet, participate and celebrate together. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through award-winning programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces.

Monday Night Women’s Group
There is no registration. A lesbian, bisexual and questioning discussion group. Free to attend. Just drop by. All women must be for 18 years.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: Mondays from 8:00-10:00 pm at the 519.

Contact: 416-392-6874 | info@the519.org | www.the519.org

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans YouthLine

Group Name: Lesbian Gay Bi Trans YouthLine

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

They provide peer support and information services within Ontario to youth of all cultures and abilities who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited and transgendered, transsexual, queer or questioning. They offer one on one counselling for callers Sunday through Friday from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. Extensive training for phone-line volunteers. Other volunteer activities: office work, community outreach and education.

Where: P.O. Box 62, Station “F” | Toronto, ON M4Y 2L4

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-962-9688 | 1-800-268-9688 | 416-962-0777 TTY | www.youthline.ca

The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Female-to-Male (FTM) Support

Group Name: The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Female-to-Male (FTM) Support Group

Description: The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities to build healthy, welcoming spaces to meet, participate and celebrate together. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through award-winning programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces.

The FTM peer support group offers a place for all FTM transgender, transsexual, two-spirited and questioning individuals to share their stories, experiences, challenges and victories. Come and explore male bonding at its best! Services include camping trips, movie nights and parties for members, their significant others, friends and families.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month in the East Room of 519 Church Street Community Centre.

Contact: 416-392-6878 Ext. 325 | www.the519.org

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