Here you can find a series of Montreal resources to ask questions regarding anything from sexuality, gender and sex in general!
Project 10 is a community organisation that provides peer counselling, support, and referrals to lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, queer, and questioning youth aged 14-25.
Address: 10138 rue Lajeunesse Suite #301, Montreal, QC H3L 2E2
The Youth Center provides support and referrals, and a drop-in to young people with questions about their sexuality or gender identity. Services are free, confidential, and anonymous.
Address: 202 Woodside Road, Beaconsfield, QC, H9W 2P1
ACCM is a volunteer-based community organisation working to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, to prevent HIV transmission, and to promote community awareness and action.
Address: 2075 Rue Plessis, Montreal, QC, H2L 2Y4
SextEd is Montreal’s texting helpline for youth seeking information about sex and dating. Texts are received anonymously so youth can feel comfortable asking questions without inhibition or embarrassment, especially marginalized youth who may have difficulty asking certain questions in classrooms. The team provides comprehensive, accurate and non-judgmental answers that include links to expert advice and local health services.
You can save the SextEd number on your phone as “Ed” and shoot us a text whenever there’s something you’re feeling uncertain about. They’ll have a response for you within 24hrs.
Address: 2075 Rue Plessis, Montreal, QC, H2L 2Y4
Services and resources offered free of charge to the Concordia and greater Montreal community in the form of Peer Support Advocacy, safer sex resources and trans health resources such as the Binder Program. Queer+Trans Friendly.
Phone: 514-848-2424 Ext 7431
Address: 2110 Mackay Street, Montreal, QC, H3G 2J1
Queer Concordia is always fully stocked with all your safer sex and reproductive health needs. Condoms, lube, dental dams, gloves, and information are always available just outside their office. Flavoured, and Latex-Free Condoms, as well as tampons and pads are available inside the office. The Queer Concordia head office is also home to over 400 books, texts, zines, and media on queer and feminist topics that any Concordia student can easily borrow from upon presentation of a valid student ID.
Address: 2020 Mackay Street, Montreal, QC, H3G 2J1
Safer space, anti-oppressive. Resources include: a co-op selling alternative material menstrual products, safe sex products, and gender empowerment items on a pay-what-you can basis; a zine distro and a library; referrals for health or legal related issues; queer- and trans- positive resources etc.
Address: 3480 McTavish Street, Room 413, Montreal, QC, H3A 1X9
Queer McGill is a social, political, informational service for queer students and their allies. We serve the McGill and greater Montreal community, welcoming individuals and groups of all race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, religions, political affiliations, cultures, linguistic backgrounds, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, ability or age group.
Address: 3471 Peel Street, Room 303, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W7
Head & Hands offers a number of free medical, social, and legal services to youth. Jeunesse 2000, one of its services, is a non-judgmental and welcoming drop-in centre that caters to Montréal youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Offered in collaboration with the City of Montreal, this is a place where youth can be themselves: chill, play sports, cook, play video games, watch movies, take part in our music workshops, or sing and rap in our studio, all free of charge, all year long.
Address: 3465 Avenue Benny, Montréal, QC H4B 2R9
Working to make accessible health care and social services that are sensitive to trans people’s needs. Community dinners are the first Monday of the month.
Phone: 514-847-0067 Ext 207
Address: 300 Sainte Catherine Street East, Montreal, QC, H2X 1L7
Jeunesse Lambda est une organisation qui été fondé par et pour les jeunes de moins de 25 ans LGB francophonne de Montréal. C’est un groupe de discussions, d’activités thématiques et de support sous différentes formes par et pour les jeunes 2SLGBTQIA+ ou en questionnement de 14 à 25 ans dans la grande région de Montréal.
Address: 1575 Rue Atateken, Montreal, QC, H2L 3L4
An organisation that fosters the development of individuals in relation to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and sexuality. Their services are mainly tailored towards the needs of young people aged 14 to 35, though their resources are available to any individual who may need information or support regardless of age.
Address: 1575 rue Atateken, Montreal, QC, H2L 3L4
They also have a “family and friends” hotline for if callers are supporting a trans/nonbinary people but are not necessarily trans themselves.
Phone: Canada (877) 330-6366
Provide mental health services for LGBTQ+ families.
Phone (secretary): 514-934-1934 ext.42365
Phone (confidential voicemail box): 514-934-1934 ext.43585
Address: MUHC, MGH site Department of Psychiatry 1650 Cedar Montreal, Québec H3G 1A4 A2-160 (second floor of the Montreal General Hospital)
Organisme qui informe la population trans* et non trans* à propos de la transsexualité et de ses enjeux afin de combattre les préjugés et faire avancer les cause au niveau social. Groupe de soutien – par référence.
Address: 2075 Rue Plessis, Montreal, QC, H2L 2Y4
INDIGENOUS & 2-SPIRIT RESOURCES
- Guide to Two-Spirit identities in communities across Turtle Island
- Why appropriation hurts
- Q & A on Two-Spirit inclusion
- Safe and Caring Schools for Two Spirit Youth
- 8 Things to Know About 2Spirit People
- 2Spirits, 1 Heart, 5 Genders
For Two-Spirit Youth:
NYSHN is an organisation by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice throughout the United States and Canada. NYSHN is the only organisation in North America whose staff and advisories are all Indigenous youth under the age of 30, many of them Two-Spirit and otherwise Indigenous LGBT identified. An example of their numerous projects and front line work by and for Two-Spirit youth include this Healthy Sexuality and Fighting Homophobia and Transphobia Native Youth project.
The objective of this manual is i) instructional manual to assist people to learn how to give culturally-sensitive workshops on two-spirited people. ii) information on two-spirited people, i.e., teachings, history, spirituality, etc. iii) homophobia/prejudice & AIDS – how the interact.
2spirits.com provides prevention education and support for 2-Spirit, including First Nations, metis and Inuit people living with or at risk for HIV and related co-infections in the Greater Toronto Area. They base our work on indigenous philosophies of wholistic health and wellness.
We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. They strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in local communities and nation at large.
NYLA is a nonprofit organisation that invests in young Native American leaders to spark culturally based community change.
This is a resource created by the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) in Vancouver, British Columbia with a needs assessment of Two Spirit youth throughout BC through survey results and associated projects and outreach.
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