THREE MONTHLY SUPPORT MEETINGS


Our monthly support meetings offer a warm and caring atmosphere for you to hear about the experiences of others, share your own, and grow in your understanding of gender diversity and sexual orientation.  All discussions are confidential, and it is fine to come at first to listen and not to talk. We welcome LGBTQ2S+ individuals as well as their parents, family members and friends. 

The next meetings are:

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There is no fee to attend a meeting – it’s completely free.  You do not have to register in advance. 

 
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west End

When:  2nd Tuesday 
of every month
7:15pm: Doors Open & Refreshments
7:30 – 9 pm:
Support Meeting

Where: St. Olave's Anglican Church
(side entrance)

360 Windermere Avenue
(south of Bloor, between Jane and Runnymede)

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east end

When: 1st Wednesday
of every month
7:15pm: Doors Open & Refreshments
7:30 – 9 pm:
Support Meeting

Where: Kimbourne Park United Church

200 Wolverleigh Blvd
(2 blocks north of Danforth Avenue, near Coxwell Station)

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Scarborough

When:  2nd Thursday
of every month
7:00 – 8:30 pm:
Support Meeting

Where: East Metro Youth Services (Suite 200)

1200 Markham Road 
(between Ellesmere and Hwy. 401)

What to expect:

Monthly support meetings can attract anywhere from a half dozen to thirty people. For some, it’s their first meeting, while others have been attending for many years. Some are parents who are have just learned that their child is transgender.  Some are struggling to accept that their child is gay.  Others are LGBTQ2S+ individuals who have been rejected by their parents. Still others simply want to learn more about LGBTQ2S+ issues now that they are part of a gay-straight family.  And some are parents and youth farther along the journey, who come to spend time with others and share their experiences with folks newer to the LGBTQ2S+ experience.

Each meeting is facilitated by a Toronto Pflag volunteer, who explains that all personal information is to be treated as confidential, and not shared with anyone outside the group. To start the discussion, Toronto Pflag volunteers introduce themselves and tell the group a little bit about their personal experiences. Then we open the floor to anyone who wishes to talk or to ask questions. By sharing our journeys and lessons learned, we help one another adjust to our new family dynamic, or cope with adverse conditions. We understand that the experience of coming out as LGBTQ2S+ or learning that your child is a gender or sexual minority is unique for everyone.  As such, you will never feel like you are being judged or pressured at one of our meetings. We encourage you to move forward at your own pace.

ASL interpreting is available with advance notice. Please contact us to make arrangements.

The Support Meeting is also your chance to borrow a book or DVD from our free lending library. (Full inventory available at East Toronto meeting only, or by special arrangement. Select titles are available at the other two meeting locations. )

Still wondering whether a Pflag support meeting is right for you?  Contact us by email (support@torontopflag.org) and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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