About OUTline

Ask OUTline is an anonymous way of getting answers to your questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. Trained volunteers read your questions and respond with information and resources. The questions and the responses are posted on this blog and sorted by category so that others may benefit from them. This service is anonymous and confidential.

OUTline itself is an anonymous and confidential resource and support service specializing in questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. OUTline serves the University of Guelph and surrounding community, and is funded entirely by students.

ChatOUTline offers support and resources on the web and through the operation of its confidential and anonymous real-time online chat service. These support services are staffed by LGBTQ2IA+ volunteers who complete a rigorous training program. OUTline’s real-time chat service is open September to April.

Talk to someone who’s been there. Chat with us online.

OUTline also participates in a number of awareness activities and training sessions throughout the year, actively engaging the University of Guelph and surrounding community in conversations about queer issues. Click here for more information on current services offered by OUTline.

OUTline is always looking for bright and enthusiastic volunteers from on and off campus. Training sessions are typically held two times per year, for the Fall and Winter school semesters. Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities with OUTline.

All activities are organized by the OUTline Facilitator and monitored by an Advisory Committee made up of a majority of students and composed of a variety of campus and community partners. Click here for more information on how OUTline stays accountable to the students who fund its services.