Resources for LGBTQ Youth and Allies
Durham Pride Prom is an all inclusive event for Durham's LGBTT2QI youth, friends, and allies ages 16-21. The event is organized by a group of individuals and organizations who devote countless hours to ensure that all students have the ability to attend a prom where everyone is welcome and accepted. There are several scholarships available for those students who may not otherwise be able to attend. Contact PFLAG for more information.
A Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is a high school student-led club that provides a safe and supportive environment to LGBTQ students and their straight allies. Both the public and the Catholic school boards support GSAs in Durham high schools.
PFLAG is the only national organization in Canada that helps all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. It is an organization supporting, educating, and providing access to resources to all individuals with questions or concerns at all times.
PFLAG Durham Region’s LGBTA Youth Leadership Camp is an adult-facilitated and peer-mentored overnight summer leadership camp for youth ages 14 to 17. Approximately 20 sexual minority and gender variant youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender non-conforming, trans-identified, two-spirited, queer, and allied come together each summer for 4 days of learning, fun, and making new friends. LGBTA Youth Leadership Camp focuses on building skills, nurturing leadership potential, and strengthening the personal resiliency of youth. We hope this will help them to become agents for positive social change within their schools, families, and communities. For more information visit the PFLAG camp page.
The LGBTQ Prideline Durham is a service of Distress Centre Durham. This is a helpline specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning community. The Prideline operates every day from 6pm to 10pm, call 1-855-877-7433.
The LGBT Youth Line is a toll-free service provided by youth for youth. It also provides online peer-support through the online forum and email response. The Youthline operates Sunday through Friday, 4pm to 9:30pm, call 1-800-268-9688 or visit their website.