Blog

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 swilliams@kwcounselling.com

Study on LGBTQ2 Health in Canada, By Washington Silk

On May 7, 2019, two OK2BME team members, Washington Silk and Scott Williams, went to Ottawa to speak to the House of Commons of Canada’s Standing Committee on Health.

Study on LGBTQ2 Health in Canada blog post

An Enchanted Forest, By Members of the GSA Squad

As part of the OK2BME Youth Leadership Group (aka the GSA Squad) we are in charge of picking the theme, deciding on the poster, making the decorations and organizing the overall experience for the Pride Prom. We meet together every other Tuesday to make decisions, discuss plans and sometimes just eat pizza. The leadership group gives us a place to work with others and give back to the community. Having youth plan youth events helps to make the events more interesting and appropriate while also giving the youth a chance to be involved.

An Enchanted Forest blog post

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online platform designed to allow for peers to support one another with mental wellbeing questions and concerns.

WWLHIN Trans Health Fact Sheet, by Scott Williams

We are proud to have collaborated with the Waterloo Wellington LHIN to create a new Trans Health fact sheet!

WWLHIN Trans Health Fact Sheet blog post

We Love Supporting Local GSAs!, by Scott Williams

What’s a GSA, you ask? It stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, or sometimes Gender and Sexuality Awareness.

We Love Supporting Local GSAs! blog post

Gender Identity in the News, by Scott Williams

Since the term “gender identity theory” has been bouncing about in the news lately, we thought it might be a good time to blog about it!

Gender Identity in the News blog post

2018 GSA Student Award Nominations, by Wash Silk

Nominations are now open for the 2018 GSA Student Awards!

2018 GSA Student Award Nominations blog post

Sanguen PrEP Clinic, by Scott Williams

As of November 12, 2018 Sanguen will be hosting a PrEP clinic in Waterloo.

Sanguen PrEP Clinic blog post