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

Grand River Rainbow Historical Project, by Scott Williams

The Grand River Rainbow Historical Project maintains an online archive of historical documents.

Grand River Rainbow Historical Project blog post

Gender Neutral Washroom Survey, by Scott Williams

Did you know that SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space, has done a survey of gender neutral washrooms in Waterloo Region?

Gender Neutral Washroom Survey blog post

Trans Youth Health Survey Results, by Scott Williams

Recently, the University of British Columbia School of Nursing published the results of The Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey.

Trans Youth Health Survey Results blog post

Youth Group Announcement, by Wash Silk

We would like to announce that the next OK2BME Youth Group will be on December 19th for our Holiday Party! It will be an epic party and we hope to see everyone come. Our recreation groups previously scheduled for Nov 21st and December 5th have been cancelled. The OK2BME Youth Leadership Group will still meet on November 21st and December 5th.

Youth Group Announcement blog post

The End of Our OK2BME 30+ Grant, by Wash Silk

In the fall of 2016 we excitedly announced that the OK2BME program at KW Counselling Services, with the support of the KW Community Foundation would be able to provide free counselling for LGBTQ+ community members over the age of 30+ and free public education for service providers on the topic of supporting LGBTQ+ adults. Unfortunately, at the end of September 2017 this project will come to an end.

The End of Our OK2BME 30+ Grant blog post

Breathe 2 Relax, by Scott Williams

Breathe 2 Relax teaches diaphragmatic breathing. This is a deep breathing technique that is accomplished by contracting the diaphragm.

Breathe 2 Relax blog post

Smiling Mind, by Scott Williams

Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation from Australia that works to make mindfulness meditation available to all. Their Smiling Mind app has reached more than 1.5 million people worldwide.

Smiling Mind blog post

Gender Neutral Pronouns, by Scott Williams

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “pronouns are used in place of a noun that has already been mentioned or that is already known, often to avoid repeating the noun.”  But pronouns are more than that.

Gender Neutral Pronouns blog post