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LGBT Youthline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are here...


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The helpline, known as Prideline Durham is aimed at providing emotional support, crisis intervention, and community referral...


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Good2Talk (Ontario) is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text message...


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Kamatsiaqut Nunavut Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone and text...


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The Support Line is available to individuals from London,= and Middlesex who are 16+. All calls are confidential and volunteers...


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Ottawa Distress Line offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in Ontario, Canada...


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Champlain District Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help...


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The Halton Hills/Milton number for Distress Centre Halton, a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and...


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St. Catharines number for Distress Centre of Niagara. We provide a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing...


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Grimsby number for Distress Centre of Niagara. We provide a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing highly...


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The Oakville number for Distress Centre Halton, a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and online support...


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Outaouais Distress Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We are here to help everyone...


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Grey and Bruce Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone, adults in...


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Fort Erie number for Distress Centre of Niagara. We provide a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing highly...


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24/7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin provides 24/7, free and confidential support over . We are here to help everyone in Ontario,...


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Are you feeling... Depressed? Lonely? Isolated? The Progress Place Warm Line is a service that is available for individuals who...


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Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK) is dedicated to providing free and confidential support over phone. We are here for everyone...


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The Seniors Safety Line is the only 24/7 crisis and support line for seniors in Ontario who have experienced any type of abuse...


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Struggling with your gender and sexual identity? Get support from a LGBTQ-friendly hotline in Ontario, Canada

If you’re questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity, or if you’re experiencing problems as a result of identifying as LGBTQ, you’re not alone. If you're struggling with any of the below, there are 24 helplines in Ontario, Canada that you can reach out to for support.

  • Feeling like you can't talk to others about who you really are
  • Feeling sexually attracted to people of the same gender as you
  • Feeling like there's something wrong with you for not having any sexual desires
  • Feeling shame around how you identify
  • Wanting gender-affirming hormone supplements or surgery
  • Feeling like how you are on the outside doesn't represent who you are on the inside
  • Feelings of anxiety about not being accepted for who you really are
  • Wanting to come out but not knowing how

As an LGBTQ person, you deserve to be accepted, respected, and loved for who you are. If you’ve been treated unfairly by others because of your gender or sexual identity, it’s normal to feel intense negative emotions. Loneliness, confusion, and thoughts of suicide are often experienced by LGBTQ people.

There are dedicated LGBTQ-friendly crisis counselors in Ontario, Canada who can help you with any problems you may be experiencing as an LGBTQ person. If you're still questioning your gender and sexual identity, speaking to a compassionate listener can help.

If you feel like you might need support with your gender & sexual identity, try reaching out to a hotline in Ontario, Canada. It's free and confidential.


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