Get ready, a new and improved Gay Line is coming to a screen near you! CAEO members have been brainstorming, collaborating and planning a unique and interactive site.
This future Gay Line site will be home to countless resources for the LGBTQ community. New in town and want to know where to find an inclusive business? Look no further, Gay Line will incorporate details of organizations, services and businesses into a one-stop shop for a Montrealer’s needs. Our goal is to connect you with services by and for the LGBTQ community.
Stay tuned for the exciting launch of this remarkable site!
17 May 2013, Posted by kelley in News + Updates, .
This March, our president, Erika Jahn appeared on CTV News to discuss the Quebec government’s campaign against homophobia.
In their first public awareness raising campaign, the Quebec government produced brief media ads. These 30 second clips present everyday scenarios; however, the endings may leave some viewers thinking just a little differently about sexual diversity. A run-down of the governmental plan and the full-length video ads can be found on the government’s site: Québec’s Campaign Against Homophobia
Are you curious about how comfortable you are with the LGBTQ community? Follow this link to explore how open you really are: Are you open?
You can watch the full interview with Erika here: CTV Interview
What do you think of this campaign? What would you like to see in an anti-homophobia plan such as this? Leave a comment below!
16 Aug 2012, Posted by erika in Of Interest, .
Several members of CAEO’s executive as well as volunteers participated in Montreal’s first every dyke march in August. We paraded with other LGBTQ women through the village and by other historically significant places of Montreal LGBTQ women’s history.
Our volunteer Kayla also made us these great shirts to show our CAEO pride!
Our SILK program made the news this fall in a great article in The Montreal Mirror about how our volunteers share their coming out stories in order to combat homophobia and bullying in Montreal schools.
A snippet of the article by Heather Robb:
Here in Montreal, the Canadian Association for Education and Outreach in Quebec (CAEO), a volunteer LGBT support organization, has taken a hands-on approach to the problem of homphobia in high school. The organization, which has run the anglophone LGBT community hotline Gay Line for 25 years, has since 2008 also been running a program called SILK (Sexual Information Leads to Knowledge), where volunteers go into schools and chat with kids about queer issues in the hopes of fostering tolerance.
The plat principale of the SILK workshops, according to Erika Jahn, president of CAEO, is the coming out story. “There are usually two or three of us, and we each tell our personal story. We basically try to humanize the issue for them by sharing our experiences. If you don’t know anyone who’s gay and then you get three people telling you some of the most intimate details of their lives — things they may not even share with their friends — it can be quite moving.”
CAEO President Erika Jahn/Photo by Michael Beaulieu.
Read the article here.