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2SLGBTQ+ (York Rainbow Support)

A Face, A Space, and A Place for the 2SLGBTQ+ Communities in York Region.

About York Rainbow Services

FSYR is the lead agency and proud host of the York Rainbow Support Network. FSYR works hard to create a safe and welcoming place for providing mental health support to people who are part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. The York Rainbow Support Network aims to break down barriers and improve our ability to help, while also making sure our services keep getting better to meet the needs of everyone in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

For more information, please call: 1-888-YORK-LGBT (1-888-967-5542)

Experience Matters

All our members of staff are required to attend 2SLGBTQ+ sensitivity and awareness training. FSYR has professional counsellors who are members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. All our counsellors are experienced in 2SLGBTQ+ related issues such as:

  • Coming out (i.e. family, friends, etc.)
  • Matters of sexual orientation
  • Matters of gender identity and expression
  • Minority stress (i.e. transphobia, homophobia, etc.)
  • Life transitions (i.e. job, family, marriage, etc.)
  • Relationship challenges
  • Marriage transitions
  • Couple conflict
  • Intersectional identity (i.e. race, gender, ethnicity, etc.)
  • Aging
  • Parenting

2SLGBTQ+ Groups

Transgender Support Group

This is a group for adults who are transgender or don’t fit traditional ideas about gender. It’s a mix of online and in-person meetings…Click here for more information.

Free To Be

This group is for parents or caregivers of kids who might be transgender, gender non-conforming, or questioning their gender, no matter how old they are…Click here for more information.

Gender Galaxies

This is a group for kids aged 12 to 17 who want to learn more about their gender. It’s a mix of online and in-person meetings that last for 8 weeks…Click here for more Information.