OK2BME is a set of support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) kids and teens in the Waterloo Region.

Upcoming Events

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Youth Group: LGBTQ+ Films (age 15-18)

Come to learn more about filmmaking, representation and creativity. Local artists will share about social justice and LGBTQ+ film projects.

Youth Group: Mental Health – Real Talk (age 15-18)

Youth from the New Mentality group will come to share about youth mental health and share insights from their personal stories.

Key Clinical Practices for Supporting LGBQ+ Individuals

Participants in this training will gain an understanding of Affirmative Therapy practices, which will provide information about how to support LGBQ+ clients in an affirming and inclusive way.

Youth Group: Queer Sex Ed (age 12-14)

Staff from SHORE will join us to talk about sexual health for LGBTQ+ folks.

Open Spaces: LGBTQ+ 101 and Allyship

This workshop will explore a range of topics related to gender identity, including terminology and key concepts.

Youth Group: Rainbow Yoga (age 12-14)

This is an LGBTQ+ friendly yoga night to learn about the benefits of yoga and try it together. All levels of experience are welcome! It is a good idea to wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in.

Youth Group: TBD (age 12-14)

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Youth Group: Queer Sex Ed (age 15-18)

Staff from SHORE will join us to talk about sexual health for LGBTQ+ folks.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Families, including Bill 89

This workshop will explore the key practices in supporting LGBTQ+ families, with a specific focus on parents and siblings of transgender youth.

Youth Group: Rainbow Yoga (age 15-18)

This is an LGBTQ+ friendly yoga night to learn about the benefits of yoga and try it together. All levels of experience are welcome! It is a good idea to wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in.

Latest News & Blog

Rainbow Crosswalk

Rainbow Crosswalk

On May 29, 2018, an event was held at the Crosswalk at which Mayor Berry Vrbanovic; Michael May, Deputy CAO of the City of Kitchener; Leslie Josling, Executive Director of KW Counselling Services; Haley Haegens, a member of the OK2BME Youth Leadership Group; Sunna Murphy of SPECTRUM; and a representative of tri-Pride spoke.

How to be an Ally

How to be an Ally

On our fabulous definition page you might read the words, “An Ally is a person who considers themselves a friend to the LGBTQ+ community.”

10th Anniversary Pride Prom

10th Anniversary Pride Prom

We are excited to announce the 10 year anniversary for Pride Prom!

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