Sexuality & Gender Topics

8 LGBTQ+ Organizations in Montreal Making a Difference

| By Vent Over Tea
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 […]

A Year In Review: Coming Out Edition

| By Vent Over Tea
Truth is, I didn’t know that I was allowed to be gay. With little to no queer representation growing up, I had determined in my head that I would end up alone.

How To Deal With a Positive STI Test Result

| By Vent Over Tea
Receiving a positive STI result can be heart-wrenching. This is due to the stigma sexually transmitted infections carry. Society makes it easy to feel “dirty” or have a sense of shame when seeing these results.

Navigating Compulsory Heterosexuality

| By Vent Over Tea
Compulsory heterosexuality is ingrained from the moment you’re born—takes a long time to dismantle, which is why many people come out later in life.

In Queer Waters

| By Vent Over Tea
As we celebrate Pride this week in Montreal, I wanted to share my journey about how I went from struggling with invalidation and self-doubt, to fully embracing my identity.

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