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Adventurous Women of London (AWOL)

AWOL is a safe social group, which is open to all women. Our members have enjoyed horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, dining, live theatre/concerts, card playing, etc. Established in 1990. Free membership includes monthly newsletters. To receive them please request that of Coordinator Kathleen Holland at hollandkm@hotmail.com. View the photo gallery on our website of our 25 + year history and join in the fun now!

Alphabet Community Centre – Trans Youth London

Trans Youth London is a co-sponsored program with London Public Library. Youth 12-20 meet every Thursday from 6-8pm in the Tonda room of the Central Library (251 Dundas St). Alphabet provides community referrals, training, counselling, and support services for the Trans* community in London. We specialize in Trans* workplace transition support.

Camp Wendake

Camp Wendake is a one week residential camp program for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, their families and/or support people. The camp is run & staffed exclusively by volunteers & accommodates 80 campers from across Ontario at a rustic & beautiful camp facility near Bayfield. We strive to honour diversity in age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, culture, spirituality & economic state.

Coming Out Over Coffee

Coming Out Over Coffee is a casual open discussion group for individuals over the age of 19 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, queer, or who are questioning; for those starting their journey to those who are out & about. Come join us for a discussion & support with other LGBT2Q+ folks every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Family Service Thames Valley, 125 Woodward Ave. No registration necessary.

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health (ESTPH)

At ESTPH, we provide the following information and sexual health services to everyone in a safe and non-judgmental environment: Smoking cessation counselling and support by appointment | Rapid, anonymous HIV Testing | Free condoms, female condoms and dental dams | Free STI testing and treatment | Low cost birth control | Emergency contraception | Free pregnancy testing and options counseling. Doctor led clinics every Wednesday evening by appointment; Drop-in hours on Mondays and Fridays 9am-4pm | Tuesdays 1pm-4pm | Wednesday 1pm-4pm (closed Thursdays). Come to ESTPH anytime Monday to Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm for free, anonymous Needle Exchange Program (NEP).

Forest City Men's Group

Forest City Men’s Group provides a needed connection for gay, bi, & gay-positive men within the London & Southwestern Ontario area. The intent is to cultivate friendships & male camaraderie through its online site & various social events as well as importantly providing gay male presence within the city. Dinners, coffee, Sunday brunches, walks, theatre, & other events are arranged by any of its members with an emphasis on respect & support for all.

Forest City Queerios

Forest City Queerios is a social group for queer folk in London, Ontario. This is a super inclusive group and a safe space! Our aim is to create a group that will help build the queer community in London by bringing people together for some awesome social events. So join us for pub nights, writing clubs, dinners, board game nights, festivals in the park, movie nights, potlucks and lots more!

John Gordon Home (A program of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

The Home with a Heart: John Gordon Home provides support to people living with HIV/AIDS and HCV (Hep C) who have immediate health care needs to realize positive health and wellness outcomes through the provision of Transitional Care; Respite Care; and End of Life Care. Effective April 1, 2015 the John Gordon Home (JGH) and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) legally amalgamated with the goal to strengthen the continuum of care for service users.

London & District Distress Centre

Are you distressed or feeling overwhelmed? Are you, or is someone you know, experiencing a mental health crisis or having thoughts of suicide? LET’S TALK ABOUT IT! The London & District Distress Centre is a community-based agency that provides individuals in need with short-term empathetic listening, information, & crisis intervention. If you need support, community information, or someone to talk to, we are here to listen & we can link you with available resources. Our specially trained & caring volunteers are here to answer your call, 24/7. The service is confidential & non-judgemental.
Distress Line (519.667.6711) - Crisis Response Line (519.433.2023) - Seniors Helpline (519.667.6600)

London Abused Women’s Centre

The London Abused Women’s Centre is a non-residential agency providing advocacy, counselling and support to abused, prostituted and trafficked women and girls over the age of 12 who live or work in London/Middlesex. Thanks to the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the generosity of Londoners, there is no charge to attend. The agency provides both individual services and groups. Abused, prostituted and trafficked women and girls are provided with immediate access to service.

London Cross Cultural Learner Centre

The London Cross Cultural Learner Centre is a multi-service support agency for newcomers. CCLC is a community organization that exists to provide settlement services and support, while promoting intercultural awareness and understanding. Services offered: Community Connections, Client Support Services, Jeremiah's House for Government Sponsored Refugees, Joseph's House for Refugees, Job Search Workshops, Language and Referral Services, LGBTQ Newcomers Support Services and Social Group, Resettlement Assistance Program, Settlement Workers in Schools, Translation/Interpretation Services and Volunteer Opportunities.

London InterCommunity Health Centre

We provide health and social services to those who experience barriers to care, and foster the active participation of individuals and the community we serve. In addition to primary care, we offer community and social services that support: children and youth; people living with chronic illnesses/mental health concerns; people experiencing poverty and homelessness; newcomer seniors and women. All services are inclusive of LGBTQ2+ people. Contact us to learn more about our Trans Health Team! Locations at 659 Dundas Street and 1355 Huron Street (Unit 7).

London Lesbian Film Festival

The Festival is held every year here in London. This year we're Celebrating 25 years of Lesbian and LGBTQ film! There are 3 days of films, Friday night reception, Saturday night dance, and a Sunday brunch. The London Lesbian Film festival is organized every year by the Reeling Spinsters... a diverse group of lesbian, bisexual and queer women who work hard all year long screening films, fundraising, advertising and putting on the festival. We run on 100% volunteer power. If you want to be involved give us a shout.

MORE INFO: www.llff.ca

London Transgender Coffee Social Club (LTCSC)

The LTCSC is a grass roots, community driven, social and networking support for the Transgender Community within London and region. We meet the first Monday of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm (check Facebook group for location). We welcome all under the transgender umbrella, all allies and supporters. Come dressed or not; that you join in is important to you, and us.

MORE INFO: Facebook - LTCSC

LUSO Community Services

The organization provides programs and services to children youth, families, and seniors from diverse backgrounds. We offer Settlement services, Basic Needs and Community support, Employment support, Literacy programs for children and youth, and Outreach and Education programs and services.

Open Closet (A program of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

Open Closet (OC) is an award-winning program of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection that was started in 2002. Open Closet is a drop-in, social support group for youth between 14 and 18 years of age who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, queer and questioning, from the counties of Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. Open Closet offers a safe space for youth to discuss relevant issues (such as: coming out to parents and friends, queer identities, LGBTT2Q+ history, safer sex, and healthy relationships) and access referrals to community services/resources. In addition, OC provides an opportunity for youth to build supportive social networks in a respectful, fun, and accepting environment. Held on Friday evenings from 7-9pm.

Options Clinic - London InterCommunity Health Centre

Options Clinic provides free, rapid and anonymous HIV Testing. No names or health cards are required, your privacy is protected and you receive results in a matter of minutes. In addition to the free rapid test, you also receive information, education and support from our non-judgmental counsellors. Many people find that they can talk openly about sexual and other risks if they know that their name will not be revealed. The Options Clinic is located at 659 Dundas Street.

PFLAG Canada – London Chapter

PFLAG London is a Chapter of the national charity organization PFLAG Canada. PFLAG London helps all persons within our reach who are struggling with issues of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. We also support, educate and provide resources to parents, families, friends, and colleagues with questions or concerns regarding these issues. PFLAG London offers monthly peer support meetings at the Middlesex London Health Unit the third Monday of every month from 7-9pm. London Chapter Director & Facilitator: Lori Ward - 519.686.7691

MORE INFO: www.pflagcanada.ca or 1.888.530.6777 x300 (Toll Free)

Rainbow Health Network

The Rainbow Health Network (RHN) is a network of individuals committed to equity-based, community-based and anti-oppressions values in promoting health and wellness for persons and communities of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities RHN strives for representation of the full diversity of our communities, and commits to building coalitions and partnerships to achieve this goal. Find RHN on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RHN10.

Rainbow Health Ontario

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program that works to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Ontario through education, research, outreach and public policy advocacy.

Rainbow Radio on CHRW 94.9FM

Rainbow Radio is London’s own LGBT-focused show. Show host R.A. offers listeners news on LGBT-related events while playing music from up and coming artists. Follow Rainbow Radio on Twitter @949RainbowRadio and like Rainbow Radio Network on Facebook. End your Monday right with Rainbow Radio on Monday nights from 10:00pm to 12:00am on CHRW 94.9FM.

MORE INFO: www.chrwradio.ca

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC)

We are a community-inspired organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS and HCV. Through a harm reduction philosophy, RHAC creates an atmosphere of trust by respecting human dignity, which enables the people we serve to make informed choices. Our confidential and free services are available in various ways across our six county catchment area that includes London/Middlesex, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Oxford, and Perth. Regional HIV/AIDS Connection includes two sites: 186 King Street, Suite 30 and 596 Pall Mall St. (site of the John Gordon Home program, which offers transitional, respite and end of life care). Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @_RHAC.

Regional Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Treatment Centre

Anyone can be a victim of physical or sexual assault. If you have been assaulted, go to a safe place and tell someone. Our team provides care at the time of the assault and in the months following the initial incident. We can help. The Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre provides care for women, children, and men experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence living in Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex counties. Located in St. Joseph's Hospital, 268 Grosvenor Street, Room B0-644.

Sexual Assault Centre London

The Sexual Assault Centre provides services to female-identified individuals 15 years of age and older who have experienced any form of sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse, adult or recent sexual assault and sexual harassment. These services include individual counselling, support groups, in person peer support, advocacy and accompaniments to the hospital, courts, police, and sexual assault related appointments. Services to survivors of sexual violence are confidential and free of charge. Referrals are made for male survivors and survivors under the age of 15.

The Clinic at the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU)

The Clinic at the MLHU offers a variety of sexual health services. The Family Planning Clinic (FPC) focuses on women’s health, which includes cervical cancer screening (Pap Tests) counselling, low cost birth control, emergency contraception, and free pregnancy testing. Clinics for FPC are throughout the week with evening clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays. An appointment is required for FPC. The Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic provides free screening, diagnosis, treatment of STIs, counselling and referrals. The STI Clinic is drop in and no health card is required. The STI Clinic hours are Monday and Wednesday 4:30pm to 7pm, Friday 8:30 to 10:30am. MLHU also offers Naloxone, needle exchange, condoms free of charge, and female condoms and dental dams are available at cost. The Clinic at MLHU is located at 50 King Street (at Ridout) in London. For information on services and hours of our Kenwick Mall, Strathroy location, please call The Clinic.

MORE INFO: www.healthunit.com or 519.663.5317 or The Clinic: 519.663.5446

The Nitty Gritty Group

The Nitty Gritty Group is a Gay & Lesbian Alcoholics Anonymous group that meets Monday nights at 7:00pm at St Johns the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James Street. Everyone is welcome.

The Pledge To End Bullying

The Pledge is a community-wide initiative that seeks to raise the public consciousness about bullying - in schools, at work and at home. With the support of our caring individuals - in schools, businesses, non-profit organizations and the media - we can have an impact. It really doesn't take much to show kindness. Lend your voice. Take The Pledge and help bring an end to bullying!

The Pride Library at Western University

The mandate of the Pride Library is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials by and about lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities (LGBTQ). Housed in the D.B. Weldon Library at Western University, The Pride Library welcomes visitors from outside as well as inside the University gates. The Pride Library collection includes books, periodicals, videos, slides, and CDs, amounting to over 5,500 titles.

YOU Belong Support Group

A social-support group, run by Youth Opportunities Unlimited, for youth 16-24 years old who identify within the LGBTQQ2SA+ spectrum, as well as their allies. Group meets Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm at The Cornerstone Building, 332 Richmond Street.

College & University Groups

Positive Space Ally Program at Fanshawe

The Positive Space Ally Program at Fanshawe works to fulfill the Fanshawe Promise for LGBT2Q+ Staff and Allies: Educate and train Allies across the spectrum by offering informal lunch and learns, Engage the community in social events, Empower staff and students with knowledge regarding LGBT2Q+ history, and Excite our allies into embracing diversity in all its forms. By fulfilling the Fanshawe Promise, we hope to Unlock the Potential of the LGBT2Q+ community at Fanshawe.

PrideWestern

PrideWestern is a support service for LGBTQ+ students run by the University Students' Council (USC) at Western University. It serves as a resource and support system for students with questions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, 2-Spirited, and Asexual (LGBTTQ2A) issues. The organization promotes awareness and advocacy on LGBTTQ2A issues brought about through a variety of programs, including discussion groups, social events, and awareness days.

Spectrum Fanshawe

Spectrum Fanshawe is a social and advocacy group for LGBTQ2+ individuals at Fanshawe College. Our aim is to create a safe and positive space within the college for LGBTQ2+ students to meet and socialize with their peers, as well as to impact the college in a positive way. We provide a resource list and referral system for student use. Meetings are open to current Fanshawe College students and alumni, members within the community, as well as allies.

Women’s Issues Network (WIN) at Western

The Women's Issues Network is a USC service dedicated to recognizing, representing, and rectifying gender inequalities affecting Western students. WIN is committed to providing a space free from racism, sexism, and homophobia as well as providing an educational resource centre on woman's and gender issues.

Religious Associations

Metropolitan Community Church London

Metropolitan Community Church is a global organization with congregations in more than 25 countries. Founded in 1980, MCC London is a predominantly LGBTQ congregation and spiritual resource which welcomes people of all church backgrounds and none, for weekly religious service, social gathering, spiritual retreats and community action. We currently meet on Sundays at 7.00pm at Dundas Street Centre, 482 Dundas Street.

Unitarian Fellowship of London

We are a warm, caring liberal Unitarian-Universalist religious community that appreciates diversity, values intellectual curiosity, and seeks to honour and preserve the world and all its inhabitants. We are an open-minded, pluralistic group of free thinkers who support each other on our personal journeys for truth and meaning. We invite you to bring your whole self, your questions, your beliefs, your doubts and your loving heart. Worship Service/Children’s Program: Sundays, 10:45 a.m., 557 Clarke Road.

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