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 August! ► If you are looking for information about our … 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

Update on Camp fYrefly 2018

  As you may already know, this year Camp fYrefly is going to be a provincial camp. Our partners at the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) are undergoing some restructuring and do not have the staff to execute an Edmonton Camp, so they asked if we could host youth from around the province this year.   We know that Camp fYrefly has a big impact on the youth that attend, so we are going to fill the gap … Continued

Workshops ► Understanding Human Rights & Gender Diversity

  We are pleased to share information about some upcoming workshops in Calgary, facilitated by The Pride Centre of Edmonton. Poster PDF ► AB Human Rights Calgary – mar 2018   Tuesday, March 27, 2018 The Kahanoff Conference Centre #200, 105 12 Ave SE Calgary   Employer / Provider Workshop: 1:00 -4:00PM The Employer / Provider Workshop will be geared towards people (employers, HR personnel, housing providers, property managers) who would be seeking information about understanding human rights protection, avoiding … Continued

Gender Revolution: Movie & Panel Discussion

The Foothills Alberta Teacher’s Association is hosting the National Geographic documentary: “Gender Revolution” followed by a panel discussion on March 13, 6:30-9:30pm at Okotoks Rotary Performing Arts Centre. The documentary is a great educational opportunity for teachers, parents, and community members who may be interested in learning more about transgender people. One of our staff will be on the panel to answer your questions following the film! Tickets are free and available on Eventbright ► https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gender-revolution-movie-and-discussion-tickets-41925893476   DATE & TIME Tue, … Continued