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2S-Indigi-Queer, & LGBTQQIAP+ Helper Building Gender and Sexually Diverse Communities Project

Program Coordinators: Karen Houle

Contact Email(s): 2spiritmentor@mwikwedong.com

Phone: 519-377-3171 ext 238

About

Building Gender & Sexually Diverse Communities
Improving Community Capacity to Support Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ+ Folxs

Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ+ community members deserve dedicated supports within their communities. This project recognizes the needs of folxs of diverse gender and sexual identities. We are part of the circle.


Services include:

Support. Provide support for anyone that identifies or is questioning as gender or sexually diverse, or their friends, families and allies. Can also facilitate family, friend or relationship circles.

Two Spirit/Indigi-queer Circle. Circle that shares teachings, and practices that allow us to support each other in leading a good life.

Activities & Events. Movie nights, medicine walks, game nights. Various social activities to spend time together. Work to create community building with larger LGBTQQIAP+ in Grey and Bruce County community though networking and shared events and activities. Provide opportunities for folxs to get together in a relaxed social space and to access resources and support on topics and issues that relate to sexual and romantic connections, and gender.

Outreach. For those that want to know more about Gender & Sexually Diversity and how to facilitate engagement and more supportive communities. Can do this by facilitating workshops or by consultation.


Some changes have occurred due to Covid-19
Here’s a rundown on how we are adjusting in this time of social distancing:
Individual One on Ones continue either Zoom, text, phone or socially distanced walks.

Core Online Monthly Zoom Groups:
(For all things Zoom Contact Karen for time/date and link)

TwoSpirit-IndigiQueer Circle
Coming out and Into Ourselves Group
2S-LGBTQQIAP+ Social
ACE Chat
2S-LGBTQQIAP+ Seniors Coffee – for folxs over 55
Trans Chat
2S-LGBTQQIAP+ Youth Hang – for folxs under 19

Fun/Activity Monthly Zoom Groups
Movie Watch Party
Bingo

Community Building Advocacy – Monthly Zoom Meetings
Grey Bruce Pride Committee
Service Providers of 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ Youth

Monthly Cultural Zoom Programming
Open Drum & Self Care (Zoom)
Fireside teachings
Nature Hikes

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