|Gab is a cool place
where youths can kick back and talk with friends. Its also a great place to meet
people that have similar questions about sexual orientation or gender identity. During
drop-in times, there are always cool volunteers and other youths who would love to hear
about your life.
|Anisha Abdulla - Program Coordinator||[email protected]|
|Lydia Luk & Chris Buchner - Youth Workers|
|Anisha, Lydia and Chris are available during the week to chat and answer questions.|
PrideSpeak - An Interactive Anti-Homophobia Workshop
PrideSpeak is an interactive workshop by youth about sexual orientation, gender identity, and combating discrimination. The goal of the workshop is to provide accurate and non-judgemental information about sexual orientation and gender identity by having lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth speak about their experiences. Youth facilitate various exercises to help participants understand homophobia/transphobia/biphobia and heterosexism – a truly youth-driven process!
It is important to note that participants are not required to abandon their personal religious or moral beliefs, but are asked to re-evaluate behaviour that would lead to harming or discriminating against LGBTQ people. Our goal is to help schools and other youth services become places in which people from all backgrounds and belief systems can be respectful of each other's differences and learn together.
Workshops can be tailored to the needs of specific groups of students, teachers, service providers, and other workers that would benefit from sensitivity training around LGBTQ youth.
PrideSpeak is offered from a sliding scale of $0 to $200, depending on what the organization can afford and the length of the workshop. For more information, please contact Gab Youth Services
thinking about coming out to your family there's Some Questions to Think About
(adapted from Coming Out to Parents, by PFLAG)
Are you sure about your sexual orientation or gender identity?
Are you comfortable with your sexual orientation or gender
Do you have support?
What is the emotional climate at home?
Can you be patient?
What is your motive for coming out now?
Are you financially dependent on your family?
What is your general relationship with your family?
What is their moral societal view?
Is this your decision?