Happy Pride, Montreal! As the vibrant colors of the rainbow adorn streets and flags, August marks the celebration of Pride Month in Montreal. A time to commemorate the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights (and celebrate our advancements!) and honour the diversity of identities, Pride Month holds a special significance for the city. In Montreal and the Sherbrooke areas, there are some LGBTQ+ organizations working tirelessly to promote acceptance, support, and empowerment for their communities. We’re shining a spotlight on eight remarkable organizations that are making a significant difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth and adults every day.
Project 10 stands at the forefront of empowering LGBTQ+ youth and adults aged 14 to 25, fostering harm reduction, youth empowerment, and non-judgment. With a focus on creating leaders within their communities, Project 10 offers free and confidential services in both English and French, providing a safe haven for LGBTQ+ individuals during this celebratory month.
Montreal LGBTQ+ Community Centre
The Montreal LGBTQ+ Community Centre serves as a dynamic hub for organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans people. Through education, information, and research, the center fosters collaboration and understanding among diverse LGBTQ+ communities, a spirit that echoes the essence of Pride Month.
Interligne plays a crucial role in providing support and information to LGBTQ+ individuals and their loved ones, embodying the spirit of solidarity and empathy that defines Pride Month. Through their tireless 24-hour service, they bridge the gap between communities and promote openness and acceptance during this celebratory season.
TransEstrie‘s mission to support and represent trans and non-binary individuals resonates with the principles of inclusivity and diversity celebrated during Pride Month. By offering a range of services and empowerment initiatives, TransEstrie empowers its community to flourish and shine brightly during this joyous occasion.
AGIR Montréal, an autonomous non-profit organization, exemplifies the spirit of unity and support for marginalized LGBTQIA+ migrants during Pride Month. Their commitment to defending the rights of migrants and promoting social inclusion echoes the core values of this celebratory month
GRIS-Montreal‘s efforts to demystify sexual orientation and gender identity through lived experiences embody the essence of Pride Month. Their unwavering dedication, driven by over 250 volunteers, fosters a more open and accepting society, where everyone can embrace their authentic selves.
L’astérisk, an integral part of the Coalition of LGBTQ+ youth groups, aims to raise awareness about the realities and struggles faced by LGBTQ+ youth, a mission that aligns with the core principles of Pride Month. By providing a dedicated space for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth to connect, learn, and grow, L’astérisk embodies the spirit of unity and camaraderie during this joyous occasion.
Jeunesse Lambda‘s platform for 2SLGBTQIA+ and questioning youth fosters discussions and activities that reflect the essence of Pride Month. Through their Gender Gear Access Program, they ensure access to vital resources, allowing trans and non-binary individuals to fully embrace their identities and celebrate with pride.