ReProm: a gala event for LGBTQ2S+ adults and allies

SAVE THE DATE!   ReProm A gala event for LGBTQ2S+ adults and allies to re-experience prom on their own terms   February 29, 2020 Hyatt Regency Calgary Tickets go on sale December 1, 2019! More details and surprises to come… Follow us on social media to stay up to date!   Save the date for ReProm: a gala event for LGBTQ2S+ adults and allies to re-experience prom on their own terms. ReProm is Feb 29, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary. Tix … Continued

Online survey to inform our programming for GBT2Q guys!

  The Centre for Sexuality is seeking community feedback around the needs and experiences of gay, bisexual, transgender, two spirit, and queer guys (GBT2Q) who are into guys. We currently offer some services and programs for this community and want to ensure we are up to date on what the community needs are, and where there is room for growth. We will use the results of this assessment to inform future program changes and development. Your participation in the online … Continued

FOCUS GROUP to develop new workshop for health and social service providers

Participate in a focus group and contribute to the development of a new workshop for health and social service providers by the Canadian Public Health Association and Centre for Sexuality. We’d like to hear about your experiences accessing sexual health and harm reduction services in your community, and your ideas of how to prevent and respond to stigma and discrimination within health and social services. This includies stigma and discrimination related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (for example HIV, herpes, hepatitis C, chlamydia), and other … Continued

NEW Summer Program! ► Healthy Relationships for LGBTQ2S+ Youth

Check out this summer program for LGBTQ2S+ youth aged 14-20! The Healthy Relationships for LGBTQ2S+ Youth Program is a Fourth R small groups program to promote healthy relationships and positive mental health. Participants will get be able to choose 8 sessions from a list of 16 sessions, focusing on topics like relationships, coming out, identity, mental health and substance use. This program will run every Thursday from 5-7pm from July 11th to August 29th at the Centre for Sexuality. ► … Continued

Community-Based STI Testing

In partnership with Alberta Health Services, we are excited to offer a pilot of a community-based sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing night at the Centre for Sexuality on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 pm. This service will provide free, confidential STI testing services out of our office in Downtown Calgary. Due to the great response from the community, our community-based STI testing night has been extended to the end of December 2019! ► If you are looking for information about … Continued

STI Testing Services

In partnership with Alberta Health Services, we offer various STI testing services at the Centre for Sexuality. The following programs are currently available: Community-Based STI Testing (all ages, all genders, all orientations welcome!) Rapid HIV & STI Testing for MSM (gay or bi men or any man who has sex with men; trans inclusive)   Our STI Services in Calgary page offers more information on other locations that offer STI testing.

The Importance of Natural Supports in LGBTQ2S+ Lives

By Laura Shiels LGBTQ2S+ Natural Supports Worker at the Centre for Sexuality, Calgary As the LGBTQ2S+ Natural Supports Worker at the Centre for Sexuality in Calgary, I support youth and their caregivers throughout the “coming out” process, the majority of which are looking for help supporting their gender questioning or gender diverse kid. Although I work with families from all walks of life, they reach out with similar concerns and questions. For me, this points to a larger cultural issue … Continued