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June is Indigenous History Month: Supports and Resources

With June being Indigenous History Month, YouthLine wants to recognize the ongoing impacts of settler colonialism on 2SLGBTQ+ Indigenous youth, living in what is often referred to as Ontario.    While many folks are putting up rainbow Pride flags this month, we acknowledge the valid experiences of grief, sadness, anger, and rage brought about by […]

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Pride Every Day, Every Way

Pride Every Day, Every Way!

This summer, LGBT YouthLine invites all supporters, community members, friends, and chosen family to celebrate Pride every day, in every way. Everyone has a different way they decide to celebrate their identities, growth, and communities – and each way they do that is personal and important.   Whether in-person or virtual, surrounded by swaths of people […]

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Our phone hours are changing!

Changes to LGBT YouthLine’s HelpLine Phone Hours

In March 2021 – one year after the pandemic forced us to close our HelpLine’s phone lines and shift our services to an entirely remote operation – we relaunched our phone lines. While we have remained open on chat and text during the pandemic, it has been wonderful connecting with youth again over the phone […]

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Check out our Climate Despair Resource!

With Earth Day around the corner, we’re excited to share our latest resource on Climate Despair!   Here at YouthLine, staff started to prioritize talking about their thoughts, experiences, and feelings in regard to climate change once we realized how many of us were feeling anxiety about the earth. The term “climate despair” came up, so we wanted to unpack that […]

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We're hiring an Interim Executive Director

We’re Hiring an Interim Executive Director

Dear YouthLine Community,     As we move into Pride season and YouthLine’s 29th year, we have a leadership and staffing update to share. Please take a moment to read the following organizational updates that are taking place at LGBT YouthLine.     LGBT YouthLine’s Executive Director, Berkha Gupta, will be taking a one-year leave of […]

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We’re Recruiting Volunteers for Two Programs! (CLOSED)

LGBT YouthLine is currently recruiting 2SLGBTQ youth (16-29 years old) for two separate volunteer programs! If you are passionate about supporting and collaborating with other 2SLGBTQ+ youth across Ontario, please read more about these opportunities below.     These are both remote programs, so anyone across Ontario can take part! YouthLine offers an accessibility fund […]

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We’re Making Podcasts!

LGBT YouthLine is excited to announce the release of 3 Chaotic Queers and Nourishing Our Roots, two podcasts created by our Youth Ambassadors as part of our Provincial Youth Ambassador Program (PYAP). These podcasts are by and for 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Ontario!   Read on to learn more about each show.   Transcripts for each […]

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An affirmation and offering for Black 2SLGBTQ+ youth ❤️

  As we enter the last few days of Black History Month, we’re excited to share this beautiful illustration by terra, who we commissioned to create a design affirming Black 2SLGBTQ+ youth       Here’s what terra says about this piece:   “As someone who studies herbalism and uses that knowledge in my spiritual […]

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Submit to our Zine!

Calling all 2SLGBTQ+ youth (under 29) in Ontario! Tell us how you affirm your identity discreetly – read on for more details:   Our Provincial Youth Ambassador Program (PYAP) is creating a zine! This zine came out of the understanding that for many 2SLGBTQ+ youth, coming out or inviting others in does not feel like […]

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Update: Our Text Service Is Back Up! (February 15, 2022)

Our text service is available again starting today at 4pm EST! Thanks for your patience as we worked to get it back up & running <3   Call us: 6pm – 9pm EST, at 1-800-268-9688 Text us: 4 PM – 9:30PM, at 647-694-4275 Chat with us: 4 PM-9:30 PM – Click the Chat button at […]