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PRIDE MONTH

Updated: Jun 23, 2022

As we near the end of Pride Month, we've decided to compile a list of organizations to check out and support as well as our top 3 2SLGBTQI+ content creators.



ORGANIZATIONS


PFLAG

York Region


PFlag is York Region’s LGBTQ2 support, resource, and education network – bringing together all members of the community. They are a volunteer-led local registered charity servicing one of the fastest growing and multicultural regions nationwide.


Every day, their compassionate volunteers are contacted by frightened adolescents and by angry, fearful or confused parents and family members from all walks of life who have questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity. Their dedicated volunteers are there for those in need when it seems no one else is!



Egale

Toll Free Phone: 888-204-7777

Toronto


Egale Canada is a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education and justice. Egale is Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement. Egale’s vision is of a Canada free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of discrimination so that every person can achieve their full potential, unencumbered by hatred and bias.



Gay York Region


Gay York Region provides a central point of reference to all local LGBT services and resources in York Region. They are a local not-for-profit service, owned and managed by members of the local LGBT community and run by volunteers. On their Facebook page you can join, meet other people, invite your friends and post information about LGBT welcoming events and venues across York Region.



Youthline

Phone: 416-962-YOUTH

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-268-YOUTH

Open Sunday-Friday from 4:00pm-9:30pm


The Youth Line is a free service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans youth, up to the age of 26 in Ontario.





Friends of Ruby

Toronto


Friends of Ruby is dedicated to the progressive well-being of 2SLGBQTIA+ youth (aged 16-29) through mental health services, social services and housing. Their approach is comprehensive, involving mind, body and community – wherever you are on your personal journey.



York Region LGBT Information & Support Line

Toll Free Phone: 1-888-YORKLGBT

York Region


An anonymous, confidential and free information and support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans residents of York Region.




CONTENT CREATORS


Blairimani

Instagram, Tik Tok, Youtube


A historian and activist Blair Imani focuses on women, Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. Bite-size lessons discuss a wide range of topics, from building self-esteem to showing support and more.



Plantkween

Instagram


A Brooklyn- based Black queer non-binary kween, Christopher helps his instagram followers to grow and care for their house plants.



Mrjohnnyross

Instagram, Tik Tok


Professional makeup artist-turned-social media personality, Johnny is creates makeup tutorials and hilarious Sephora customer skits.