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, starting on February 26 until the end of May 2019. ► If you are looking for information about our STI Testing program for gay, bisexual, and other guys into guys, … 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

February is Sexual Health Awareness Month!

As a member of the Calgary Sexual Health and Wellbeing collaborative, we are happy to share some details about the variety of events that are being hosted to recognize “YYC Sexual Health Awareness Month”. Please take a look at the calendar of events below to see what the member organizations are offering, and feel free to share with your networks. The Calgary Sexual Health and Wellbeing Collaborative is made up of organizations serving the sexual health and wellbeing needs of all … Continued

Making an Impact with Girl Talk

Thank you to our many donors and supporters over the past year. Your support has helped us to lead the way in the areas of sexuality, healthy relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, equality and consent for more than 45 years in the Calgary community. There is no doubt that the work we do every day is more relevant that ever before. We have never experienced a greater demand for our services. Thanks to our donors and supporters, we remain nimble, … Continued

Gender Creative Families Night

Centre for Sexuality, in partnership with Families Matter, is pleased to offer a monthly support group for families and caregivers of gender creative children up to age 14.   This is a support group for parents and caregivers of gender creative children under the age of 14. New families are welcome to join at any point throughout the year and you are welcome to attend based on your availability or interest in the evening’s topic. Gender creative children are kids … Continued