Here is a collection of what people had to say about the OK2BME program and their OK2BME experiences.

GSA Conference:

The 2018 ‘Take the Leap’ GSA Conference was something I’ll cherish as long as I live. I was pushed so far out of my comfort zone and yet somehow, never felt more safe. I moved people; my words, my experiences, changed peoples lives – and that’s something I will never get over. I am so incredibly proud of myself and everything my OK2BME youth leadership team managed to accomplish. I couldn’t ask for a better group of friends. I am so excited to start working on other events and to see how the future unfolds.

TJ, OK2BME Youth Leadership Group


About OK2BME:

“Two years ago, I was a workshop presenter at the GSA Conference. Now I work for OK2BME and get to help organize it! I remain so inspired by the brave allies and LGBTQ young people here today. Shine on! Dare to dream!”

Melissa Sky

On Diversity:

“Diversity is our strength. It is so important for all of us to foster communities of inclusion. Communities of belonging. Communities of creativity.”

Catherine Fife, MPP Kitchener-Waterloo


“My life would have been so different if something like this existed when I was in high school. It’s truly beautiful to witness this historic change.”

Melissa Sky

Kids & Teens:

“The teachers at my school give me hope because they don’t judge anyone.”

GSA Conference Attendee


“With time, my Dad became really supportive. He was proud of me on my wedding day (to my same sex partner) and he was thrilled to become a granddad!”

GSA Conference Attendee

Seniors & Service Providers:

“Not a single one of my students has ever reacted negatively when I told them I was a lesbian.”

GSA Conference Attendee

Outside of Canada:

“I dream that one day humanity will be able to LOVE freely, LIVE openly and we can all simply COEXIST.”

GSA Conference Attendee

Coming Out Day:

“When my friend came out, she introduced me to the LGBTQ Community and that’s the best thing that’s happened to me in all of high school.”

GSA Conference Attendee