Testimonials

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

Services:

“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

Adults:

“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