Supports for LGBTQ Youth
- Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Teen Health Source: Call if you want to talk one-on-one with a trained teen volunteer who can answer questions about LGBTQ identities, sexuality, sex, relationships and more. Call 416-961-3200.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Youthline. Toll Free and anonymous. You can chat one-on-one with youth volunteers who specialize in LGBTQ issues. Call 1-800-268-9688.
- AIDS and Sexual Health Information line. Toll free, anonymous and multilingual. Staffed by health professionals. Call 1-800-668-2437.
Health Services and Community Supports
- Planned Parenthood Toronto is a community health centre that offers LGBTQ-positive, non-judgmental, confidential and free health services for youth. Call 416-961-0113.
- Hassle Free Clinic provides medical and counselling services related to sexual health. Its men’s and women’s clinics are trans-inclusive. Call 416-922-0566
- Supporting Our Youth, a program of Sherbourne Health Centre, works to create healthy arts, culture and recreational spaces for LGBTQ youth, to provide supportive housing and employment opportunities, and to increase youth access to adult mentoring and support. Call 416-324-5077.
- Central Toronto Youth Services – Pride and Prejudice Program offers counselling and support groups for LGBTQ youth. Call 416-924-2100 x245.
- Griffin Centre –Reach Out Program for LGBTQ youth offers drop-in groups, community outreach, art & skills exchange and counselling. Call 416-222-1153.
- The 519 Church Street Community Centre is home to many LGBTQ programs and services as well as a meeting place for numerous LGBTQ community groups. Call 416-392-6874.
- Family Services Toronto – David Kelley LGBTQ Counselling Program offers short-term individual, couple and family counselling to the LGBTQ community. Call 416-595-9618.
- 2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations is a resource for aboriginal LGBTQ people living in Toronto. Call 416-944-9300.
- Planned Parenthood Toronto’s T.E.A.C.H. (Teens Education and Confronting Homophobia) includes a blog that examines issues of concern to LGBTQ youth.
- P-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) offers peer support for families and friends of LGBTQ children, youth and adults.
- My GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) is a resource for those interested in starting or participating in their schools GSA, or looking to confront homophobia in their school’s hallways.
- Rainbow Health Ontario: A website for LGBTQ health and wellness information, including a health provider directory.
- Trans-Health: Provides information on health and fitness for transgender and transsexual people.
- Intersex Society of America: Information on intersex issues, though the site is not currently being updated.
- Accord Alliance: Promotes comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by disorders of sex development (intersex issues).
- AVEN (Asexual Visibility and Education Network): For those interested in exploring or learning more about asexuality.