Queer-Positive Resources

A list of resources at Queen's University and the Kingston Community.

 Printable List of Queer-Positive Resources (PDF 93 KB)

Queen's Resources

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.

QUAQE's purpose is to:

  • Supply information and resources for Two-spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ (2SLGBTQ+) employees of Queen’s at varying career and queer stages (new employees, newly queer/coming out employees, long-term employees, past employees).
     
  • Developing a community from which to organize and advocate.
     
  • Building a robust social and supportive community for Queer Employees at Queen’s which will act as a recruitment and retention strategy.
     
  • Partnering with other ERG’s through mentorship activities for career advancement, networking, and community supports (recognizing our intersectionality as employees).
     
  • Provide professional development support to 2SLGTBQ+ employees through guest speakers, networking, and skills.

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.

 

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 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.

Celebrating LGTBQ+ Students in Engineering and their Allies.

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.

The Four Directions Indigenous 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.

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.

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 Faith and Spiritual Life office 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

A social event for members of the LGBT community and their allies. Come on out for an evening of friends and fun, located at the Monte's room of the Tir Nan Og. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

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.

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

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.

A non-profit community legal clinic serving low-income residents of the City of Kingston, Townships of South Frontenac and Frontenac Islands.

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.

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

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.

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

Services offered include: 

  • Therapeutic management
  • Hormone therapy
  • Surgical planning visits
  • Community resource navigation
  • Social transition support
  • Counselling

  • Tel: Toll-free 1 (800) 246-PRIDE (1 (800) 246-7743)