These blog posts are a combination of OK2BME news and personal stories written by youth and teens in the OK2BME program. If you would like to write a personal story for our blog, please contact Scott at

Being LGBTQ+ and Experiencing Homelessness in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, by Wash Silk

If you are reading this you might be worried about becoming homeless or getting kicked out of your house if you come out of the closet or you are worried this might happen to someone you know.  Or you might already be experiencing homelessness, like sleeping on a friend’s couch or living in a shelter.

Being LGBTQ+ and Experiencing Homelessness in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge blog post

Orlando, by Wash Silk

My hope is that people come together as a community to mourn and heal, to create connections and recognize that we have the power to support each other through this hurt.  During this Pride Month and the Holy Month of Ramadan, may we come together as a diverse, beautiful community to foster strength and healing in the face of this tragedy.

Orlando blog post

tri-Pride Art Symposium, by Wash Silk

Are you the creative type?! Yes, no, maybe so?

tri-Pride Art Symposium blog post

Fools in Love, by Wash Silk

My name is Wash and I recently started as the Public Educator for OK2BME!

Fools in Love blog post

Rainbow Parenting, by Diane McGregor

We are very excited to announce a series of new Rainbow Parenting workshops specifically for LGBTQ+ families!

Rainbow Parenting blog post

Rainbow Refugees and the Legal Process, by Scott Williams

An introduction to refugee claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Rainbow Refugees and the Legal Process blog post

Hiring: LGBTQ+ Parenting Facilitator, by Scott Williams

We are hiring a LGBTQ+ Parenting Facilitator.

Hiring: LGBTQ+ Parenting Facilitator blog post

Trans Lives Matter, by Spencer Small

We are often asked to provide training to businesses, service providers and educators on transgender inclusion and acceptance.  This post is a brief synthesis of some of that information.  For a basic guide to terminology please see my post on An Intro to Gender and Sexuality.

Trans Lives Matter blog post