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Why Give?

Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. LGBT Youth Line is here to pick up the phone* (*or to respond to the text, or to chat online, or to start the discussion on Tumblr – this is 2016, after all!) We need you to help us answer the call.

Our peer support volunteers served approximately 4, 000 youth last year – a 28.9% increase from 2013-2014. We are reaching underserved Ontario LGBT+ populations – 51% of this year’s service users contacted us from outside of the City of Toronto and 38% self-identify as black, indigenous or people of colour. Youth Line is an essential service for our community and one of the few that is run by youth for youth. Help us meet our goal of ensuring that all LGBT+ Ontario youth know who we are, know how to reach us, and have their accessibility needs met in doing so.

Ontario’s LGBT+ youth will thank you. Here are some of their words:

“[Contacting Youth Line] made me feel more relaxed and actually helped me open up to peers in real life 🙂 ” 

“Knowing that the person on the other side of the screen was an LGBTQ* youth made me feel a lot more comfortable going to them with what was going on.” 

“This was exactly what I needed.”