Resources

There are tons of LGBTQ+ resources available online, in Halifax, and all over Nova Scotia. Check them out here or visit the Pride Centre at Rosaria 111A to find out more!

Online Resources 

For Allies:

The Basics

A big list of all those LGBTQ+ vocabulary words you hear and don’t quite understand

How to be an Ally
10 ways to be an ally and a friend to the LGBTQ+ community

If You Want to Say Gay
When is it okay to say gay? Find out here

Supporting the Transgender Community
How to be an ally to the transgender people in your life and the community as a whole

Trans* (with the asterisk)
Find out what the asterisk(*) in “trans*” stands for here

Understanding Gender
Gender can be confusing! Check out The Genderbread Person – a deconstruction of gender into identity, expression, and sex

When Someone Comes Out to You
What to do (and what not to do) when someone comes out to you 

Health:

Search prideHealth’s Directory of Health and Wellness Providers if you are looking for LGBTQ+ positive and inclusive health care providers and organizations in Nova Scotia. The directory includes surgeons, nutritionists, dentists, massage therapists, counsellors, and more!

Trans* Health
Coming out and/or living as trans* in Nova Scotia? See what medical resources, services, and support are available to you here

I Heart My Chest has everything you need to know about taking care of your chest

Relationships impact our health too, use this guide to make sure your relationship is a safe one

Sex, Sex, Sex
This Safer Sex Guide by CATIE (Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information) explains the basics of practicing safe sex that we all need to know

Explore HRC’s safer sex guide for trans* bodies here

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network is operated by and for Indigenous youth in the United States and Canada. Check out their Sexual Health Toolkit which provides information for Indigenous youth on sexuality, STI’s, HIV/AIDS, healthy relationships, and more. Part 1 can be found here, Part 2 is here.

Trans* ladies! Everything you need to know about safe sex is in this guide!

Check out Pozitively Healthy: a Canadian guide to sex and health for gay men

PRIMED² is the ultimate sex guide for trans* men who are into men, check it out here

If you’re into BDSM check out this guide to safer kinky sex

Halifax Resources

AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia supports and empowers people living with and effected by HIV/AIDS and works to end stigma and discrimination as well as reduce new cases of HIV.

The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
Working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse and change our societies current culture which cultivates sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression, the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax offers therapeutic counselling, a sexual assault nurse examiner program (SANE), as well as education and training.

The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project
The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project uses public outreach, education, and political action to provide a voice for the LGBTQ+ community of Nova Scotia and seek equality, justice, and human rights.

South House Sexual & Gender Resource Centre
South House is Halifax’s full time gender justice centre. They offer a trans* and queer-positive space with wheelchair accessibility that is volunteer driven, gender-inclusive, and open to all members of the community.

Venus Envy
Halifax’s award-winning sex shop and bookstore! They have something for everyone! Venus Envy is an inclusive, informative, and shame-free place where you can find quality products and information.

The Youth Project
The Youth Project has been supporting LGBTQ+ youth in Nova Scotia since 1993. Located on Brunswick Street in Halifax they offer support, resources, education, events, camps, and more.

 

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