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Queer-Positive Resources

 


 

Queen's Resources

Queen’s Human Rights and Equity Offices

Tel: 613-533-6886 (HRO) | 613-533- 2563
E-Mail: hro@queensu.ca | equity@queensu.ca
Web: http://queensu.ca/humanrights | http://queensu.ca/equity

The Human Rights Office provides confidential advice to Queen’s community members on human rights issues and a variety of educational programming. The Equity Office provides leadership, information and liaison on equity matters throughout the University. 

 

Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP)

Tel: 613-533-3154
E-Mail: equip@ams.queensu.ca
Web: https://www.facebook.com/equipqueens​ 

The Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP) seeks to create a safer environment for individuals at Queen’s and in Kingston of all sexualities and gender identities. EQuIP strives to create a fun, welcoming, and educational community for queer and queer-positive individuals while advocating for human rights and raising awareness about queer-related issues. Everybody is welcome! You do not have to be a Queen’s student, or even a student at all to be involved.

 

Levana Gender Advocacy Centre

Tel: (613) 533-2963
E-Mail: levanacentre@gmail.com
Web: https://levanagenderadvocacycentre.com/

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, Levana operates on anti-oppressive practices. Open to all residents of Kingston, and offers a lending library free of charge.

 

Queen’s Pride Project

E-Mail: queensprideproject@gmail.com
Web: https://www.facebook.com/queensprideproject

Queen’s Pride exists to celebrate the history, courage, diversity and future of Queen’s and Kingston’s LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. Queen’s Pride offers programming throughout the year, with concentrated programming during Pride month.

 

Positive Allies and Queers in Engineering (PAQE)

E-Mail: paqe.queens@gmail.com
Web: http://engsoc.queensu.ca/get-involved/clubs/paqe/

Positive Allies and Queers in Engineering (PAQE) is an initiative within the Engineering Society dedicated to cultivating a positive and accepting environment for queer-identified students and their allies in Engineering. PAQE organizes social events and educational campaigns, with a special focus on Frosh Week and 1st-year students. Anyone is welcome to join.

 

Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC)

Tel: 613-533-2959
E-Mail: info@shrckingston.org
Web: https://www.facebook.com/shrckingston/

The Sexual Health Resource Centre is a confidential, non-judgmental, feminist, queer positive, pro-choice, sex positive and non-heterosexist information and referral service. Sells different sexual health and pleasure products, and serves as a confidential resource for those in need of immediate support.

 

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Tel: 613-533-6970
E-Mail: 4direct@queensu.ca
Web: http://www.queensu.ca/fdasc

The Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, or 4D as it is affectionately called, strives to be a home away from home, a hub of activity and a key resource for Queen's Indigenous students. 4D offers academic tutoring and advising, cultural programming, Indigenous focused library, and a range of workshops designed to support you, academically, socially and culturally.

 

Peer Support Centre (PSC)

Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 75111
E-Mail: peersupport@ams.queensu.ca
Web: http://amspeersupport.com/

The Peer Support Centre is a group of dedicated student volunteers who provide welcoming, confidential, and empathetic peer-based support to students at Queen’s University. Students are encouraged to come and speak with PSC volunteers who will listen and offer support for any and all issues. As well, PSC volunteers can suggest resources available on campus and in the Kingston community.

 

SGPS Student Advisor Program

E-Mail: advisors@sgps.ca
Web: http://sgps.ca/sgps-services/student-advisor-program/

The SGPS Student Advisor Program is a free and confidential service which provides advice, strategies for self-advocacy and referrals to Graduate and Professional students at Queen’s University. 
 

Queen’s University Association of Queer Employees (QUAQE)

Web: http://www.queensu.ca/quaqe/

The Queen's University Association of Queer Employees (QUAQE) is a group for LGBTQ-identified staff, faculty, and their partners. It includes both current and former employees of Queen's University, as well as postdoctoral fellows. QUAQE provides opportunities to socialize, to discuss relevant issues, to raise the visibility of LGBTQ issues, and to address barriers for queer employees.

 

Chaplain’s Office

Email: chaplain@queensu.ca

Phone: 613-533-2186

Queen's University Chaplains provide confidential counseling, ceremonial services, interfaith community development and spiritual support to students, faculty and staff on campus. As part of the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of the Interfaith Chaplain strives to facilitate a welcoming, peaceful and safe space. The Chaplains are available to discuss spiritual, religious, personal, and financial problems, concerns or crises.​

                

 


 

Resources in Kingston and the Community

 

TransFamily Kingston

E-Mail: transfamilykingston@gmail.com
Web: http://www.transfamilykingston.com

A grass-roots group of transgender individuals, family members, and supporters. The monthly meetings provide a welcoming environment that is supportive and encouraging. The group is also a source for information and resources.

 

Coming Out Living After (COLA)

E-Mail: comingoutlivingafter@gmail.com
Web: http://comingoutlivingafter.yolasite.com/

A Queer discussion group for all members of the Kingston community.  It's a great place to hang out, meet new people and discuss topics that pertain to the LGBTTQQIIAA community. Everyone is welcome!

 

Pride in Kingston

FB: https://www.facebook.com/PrideinKingston/
Web: http://www.reelout.com/about/pride-in-kingston/

Pride has been celebrated in June in Kingston since 1989. Recently restructured as Pride in Kingston, the committee is always looking for volunteers!

 

Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Kingston

Tel: 613-533-3189
E-Mail: info@oprigkingston.org
Web: http://opirgkingston.org

Dedicated to research, education, and action in the public interest. Predominantly student-funded and student-run, but strives 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.

 

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Kingston (PFLAG)

Tel: (613) 217-9817
E-Mail: kingstonon@pflagcanada.ca
Web: https://www.facebook.com/pflagkingston/

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. PFLAG actively assists 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.

 

Out/In Kingston

Tel: 613-545-3698
E-Mail: m4mhealth@kingston.net or info@ygklgbt.ca
Web: http://outin.ca/

An event portal for LGBTQ+ events in Kingston. Anyone can sign-up to receive the Out/In Kingston Newsletter.

 

Reelout Queer Film Festival

Tel: (613) 549-REEL (7335)
E-Mail: director@reelout.com
Web: http://www.reelout.com/

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.

 

KingstonStones: Gay and Lesbian History of Kingston

Web: http://www.stoneskingston.ca/gay-and-lesbian-history/

 

HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) Kingston

Tel: 613-545-3698
E-Mail: hars@kingston.net
Web: https://www.facebook.com/harskingston/

Using health promotion and community development principles, HIV / AIDS Regional Services carries out comprehensive HIV / AIDS education and support programs and limited Hepatitis C services. Programs are based on regional, national and global trends and research.

 

Mercury Events (Kingston and Belleville)

E-Mail: danger@mercuryygk.com
Web: https://www.facebook.com/mercuryeventsYGK/

Seeks to provide an inclusive space for all sexual and gender identities and the various embodiments thereof. Mercury strives to facilitate community-building events that provide social support across difference and through which these bonds of solidarity can be established. Organizes and publicizes LGBTQ+ events and parties!

 

Turbines Curatorial Collective

Web: https://www.facebook.com/turbinescuratorialcollective/

Turbines is a young non-profit curatorial collective that facilitates the production and presentation of socially- and/or politically-minded performance art in Kingston.

 

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston

Tel: 613-544-6424
E-Mail: sack@sackingston.com
Web: http://www.sackingston.com/

Provides support services and programs to women and all trans and gender non-conforming individuals (14 years of age and older) who have experienced recent and/or historical sexual violence in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington.

 

Kingston Interval House

Tel: (613) 546-1833 (Office line) | 1 (800) 267-9445 (Crisis line)
E-Mail: admin@kingstonintervalhouse.com
Web: http://kingstonintervalhouse.com/

Kingston Interval House is committed to supporting women, children and youth experiencing violence and working collaboratively with the community to eliminate all forms of violence and oppression.

 

Kingston Youth Shelter

Tel: 613-766-3200
E-Mail: staff@kingstonyouthshelter.com
Web: http://www.kingstonyouthshelter.com/ 

Aims to provide a supportive, stable environment, and the tools and life skills to help youth emerge from their immediate or ongoing housing crisis.

 

Kingston Unitarian Fellowship LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation

Tel: 613-544-8777
Web: www.kuf.ca

Provides religious education for children and adults and has a broad social action commitment. Services take place on Sundays at 10:30am, September through June. Lay Chaplains perform same-sex weddings.

 

Sydenham Street United Church Affirming Congregation

Tel: 613-542-9616
Web: www.sydenhamstreet.ca

Actively welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Services are held Sundays at 10:30am.

 

GLBT Youth Talkline (National): Toll-free 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)