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2SLGBTQIA+ stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and additional ways in which people choose to self-identify their gender and sexual orientation. People from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community face unique challenges when accessing health related services due to systemic factors including stigma or discrimination and harmful interactions with health care providers who are not educated on 2SLGBTQIA issues.

Here are services, groups, and websites you may find helpful. Click on the program titles for access to their webpage. 

Services and Groups in Toronto

Sherbourne Health
Provides a wide range of programs and services to 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals
2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations
Supports 2-Spirit peoples and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people
Rainbow Health Ontario
Works to improve the health care system for 2SLGBTQIA+ people through training, evidence-based resources and research
Egale Canadian advocacy group for 2SLGBTQIA+ people
AIDS Committee of Toronto Provides HIV and sexual health education, outreach, and prevention
David Kelley Services Program Programs for 2SLGBTQIA+ people living with HIV/AIDS
Maggie’s Toronto Provides support and resources for sex workers
ArQuives Provides HIV and sexual health education, outreach, and prevention. Canada’s largest 2SLGBTQ+ archives
Prime Timers Toronto A social club for mature gay and bisexual men
Toronto Bi+ Network A community for Bi+ people offering peer support, information, resources
Sunshine Centres for Seniors Offers weekly social programs 2SLGBTQIA+ seniors
2SLGBTQIA+ at the J Jewish Community
Salaam Muslim Community
Good Company An autistic women and nonbinary support group
Rainbow Spectrum Pride 2SLGBTQIA+ autistic adults
Peer support group 2SLGBTQIA+ adults who are blind or partially sighted
Let’s Talk Disability and Sex Presentations centered on sexuality in young people with disabilities
Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf Advocates for protecting the rights of deaf 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals

Services and Groups for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in Toronto

Central Toronto Youth Services Pride and Prejudice provide programs for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their families
Lumenus Provides services including free counselling and a youth drop-in centre (The Studio) for social activities and workshops
Queer Asian Youth Programs for queer Asian youth
Supporting Our Youth Community groups and drop-ins
Youthline Resources and peer support for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
Family Service Toronto Peer-led educational workshops and groups for youth aged 16-29
Triangle Program Runs a high school for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
Friends of Ruby Online counselling, case management, and peer support

Artist Specific Resources

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Focuses on telling 2SLGBTQIA+ stories through theatre
Artists Mentoring Youth Provides free performing arts training to young women and non-binary people
Counterpoint Community Orchestra Supports 2SLGBTQIA+ musicians and advocating for equality within the music field
Marvellous Grounds Connects creative Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour through art and storytelling
Queer Collective Connects local queer artists
Singing Out choir Supports 2SLGBTQIA+ singers of all levels
Inside Out Promotes films by/about 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals
The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency Funds, mentors, and creates a community of support for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals
Reel Out This film festival shares 2SLGBTQIA+ works with the larger film community
Transgender Media Portal A space were trans, Two Spirit, non-binary, intersex, and gender-non-conforming artists tell their stories through film

Services for Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse People

Gender identity/gender affirming medical services
Surgical clinics and resources
General resources

Services and Resources for 2SLGBTQIA+ Newcomers

Access Alliance Multicultural health and community services. Click to view a list of resources available
The 519 Programs and resources for 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomers and refugees
Legal Assistance The 519 List of legal initiatives available 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals

2SLGBTQIA+ parents/families

The 519 Uses education and support to bring 2SLGBTQIA+ people and their families together
Sherbourne Health Provides resources and courses covering topics including fertility, family planning, surrogacy, and adoption
Gay Fathers of Toronto Connects gay fathers via facilitated peer support groups and social events
Toronto PFLAG: Meetings, workshops, and support for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and families

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