LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer. It is also used as a shorthand for longer acronyms like LGBTQ2SIA, which includes people who identify as queer or questioning, two-spirit, intersex, and asexual or aromantic.
People in the LGBTQ community can have more physical and mental health needs, in part because of the stress of living with discrimination. Below are crisis services, groups, and informational websites you may find helpful.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Youth line – 1-800-268-9688 Toll-free service provided for youth, by youth. http://www.youthline.ca/
Out Niagara – https://www.outniagara.org
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/health_wellness/sexualhealth/orientation.aspx
Positive Spaces provides community links to find organizations across Ontario who provide resources, and referral links to doctors, medical clinics, counsellors and lawyers in the GTA http://www.positivespaces.ca
LGBTQ Social Group Niagara – firstname.lastname@example.org