LGBTQ2+ Support Groups
Please find a list of LGBTQ2+ friendly support groups below.
- Open Closet
- Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
- Forest City Queerios
- Pride at Work Canada LGBTQ Women’s Breakfasts
- Try-U (The Rainbow Youth Umbrella)
Open Closet (OC) is an award-winning drop in social support group for youth between 14 and 18 years of age who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer and questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBT2Q+). The group started in early 2002 and has since served approximately 1,100 youth. OC is open to youth from each of the six counties Regional HIV/AIDS Connection serves (Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford).The group includes discussions and activities related to a variety of themes, including: coming out to parents and friends, queer identities, LGBT2Q+ history, survival strategies, accessing community, safer sex and healthy relationships.
Open Closet runs every Friday night from 7-9 p.m., except for some holiday and/or unanticipated emergency closures
The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a toll-free service provided by youth for youth.
“Forest City Queerios” is a social group for queer folks in London, Ontario. This is a super inclusive group and a safe space! Our aim is to create a group that will help build the queer community in London by bringing people together for some awesome social events. If you are questioning and looking for a safe place to do so please feel welcome in our group. That’s what community is all about! We recently moved from the meetup platform to Facebook. Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/327103831377431
An informal, networking breakfast which occurs during the 3rd week of October, February and June. Meet and network with other professional LBTQ women, within the London and area community. Breakfast provided. Register at http://prideatwork.ca.
TRY-U is a social group for children from 6 years old to 14 years old who identify as LGBTQ+, this includes children who are questioning. The group meets the first Thursday of each month at Innovation Works; 200 King Street, from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Doors are only open from 6:00 - 6:15pm.
Last modified on: January 18, 2023