Question: I was wondering if there are any gay events, teams, clubs, etc. in guelph or regarding the university?
Below is a list of many of the LGBTIQQ2+ groups and organizations in Guelph. For more information on any of the organizations listed below, just click their title.
Serving the University of Guelph
- The Wellness Centre is an educational resource centre located on campus in the JT Powell Building. It has a variety of health related information, including a section on LGBTIQQ2+ health topics. The Wellness Centre is also home to SpeakOUT, a student-run group which seeks to educate the campus community around LGBTIQQ2+-phobia, heterosexism and oppression through workshops and awareness events.
- The Student Help and Advocacy Centre (SHAC), operated by the Central Students’ Association, is place where LGBTIQQ2+identified students can receive support when they feel their rights have been compromised. The Advocacy Coordinator can help a student navigate the Human Rights processes on campus and provide specific resources. SHAC also coordinates the annual Queer Identities Week.
- The Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED) is located on campus on the first floor of the University Centre. GRCGED offers a comfortable space to chat, access to an extensive feminist library, and ongoing workshop on topics relating to gender equity, trans issues & anti-oppression. GRCGED is also home to other student groups such as the Women of Colour Collective and the Queer Media Club.
- Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) operates out of the second floor of the University Centre. GQE offers weekly socials on Tuesday nights to engage the community in conversations, education and fun. GQE hosts a number of larger socials (dances, drag shows) throughout the year and has a small lending library.
- Out On The Shelf (OOTS) is a volunteer-run LGBTIQQ2+ library and resource centre located in downtown Guelph at 141 Woolwich Street. It is also home to various social groups such as Rainbow Knitters, Queer Writers and the Gay Men’s Discussion Group. OOTS also organizes Guelph’s annual Pride event.
- the paTio is a bi-monthly social and support group for individuals who identify as trans, gender-queer or questioning, and SOFFAs (significant others, friends, family or allies). The group meets to discuss a specific topic each week.
- Qlinks.ca is a web portal meant to unite LGBTIQQ2+ organizations and events. At Qlinks you’ll find a comprehensive calendar of events and information about many of the groups mentioned here.