Community Resources

Here is a list of community organizations, websites, and other resources available to queer people living in Montreal.


ACCM AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) is a volunteer-driven community organization that provides support services and treatment information to people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C.


The Au-déla de l'arc-en-ciel (ADA) is a discussion group for Hispanic gay men.
AGIR AGIR is a non-profit organization for LGBTQ+ refugees and immigrants in Montreal, who offer services, information, programs and resources, in addition to protecting and defending the legal, social and economic rights of migrants (asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants, and those with undetermined status) from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities, all in a spirit of solidarity and intersectionality.
Alterheros Alterheros is an online network of experts committed to provide information about the challenges of sexual and gender diversity and to demystify LGBTQ+ identities and orientations.
APGM The Association des pères gais de Montréal (APGM) is a group of gay dads who, through activities and meetings, share their experiences as gay dads who take care of their children. 
L'Asterisk L'Asterisk is a place for young LGBTQ* under 25 to get together and get some information. Several services are available, including a phone line, individual counselling, a drop-in center and social activities.
ASTT(e)Q ASTT(e)Q aims to promote the health and wellbeing of trans people through peer support and advocacy, education and outreach, and community empowerment and mobilization.
ATQ The mission of Aide aux Trans du Québec (ATQ) is to assist trans people before, during and after their journey of transition. Helping and listening are the main pillars of support offered by ATQ through various activities, conferences, group meetups, providing information and fundraising.
CACTUS Montreal CACTUS Montréal is a community organization for the prevention of blood-borne (BBSI) and sexually transmitted infections. We work with injecting and inhaling drug users, sex workers, and trans people.
CAEO CAEO Quebec’s mission is to combat homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism. SILK, (Sexual Information Leads to Knowledge) is an educational program run by ​​ CAEO ​​ Québec that provides English speaking high schools with free workshops to promote diversity.
Community Centre LGBTQ+ of Montreal The Community Centre LGBTQ+ of Montreal acts to improve the well-being of people in LGBTQ+ communities by promoting cooperation and community and social development by individuals and organizations. One of the services of the Centre is the Open Book Library, one of the biggest LGBTQ+ libraries in the Francophony and the world, with more than 20,000 documents (novels, essays, books of poetry, comic books, newspapers, academic books, movies, documentaries, and youth collection) related to the realities of the LGBTQ+ Communities and accessible to everyone.
Centre for Gender Advocacy The Centre for Gender Advocacy is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promote gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities, especially LGBTTQIA people. This mandate is achieved through ongoing programming, campaigns, resources, services, advocacy and a commitment to accessibility.

Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives (based in Toronto).

Conseils Québécois LGBT The Conseil Quebecois LGBT is an organization for the collective defense of LGBT rights and the primary interlocutor with the government of Quebec on LGBT issues.  
CSL The mission of the Centre de solidarité lesbienne / Lesbian Solidarity Centre (CSL) is to improve the living conditions of lesbians by providing services and interventions adapted to their reality in the areas of domestic violence, well-being and health.
CSSQ The Coalition Sida des Sourds du Québec / Aids Coalition of the Deaf of Quebec (CSSQ) organization offers preventative and educational services on HIV/AIDS and STBBI for Deaf and Hard of hearing communities in Quebec. We also provide support services to Deaf and Hard of hearing people with HIV/AIDS and STBBI.
Égale Égale is a Canada-wide organization promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans human rights through research, education and community engagement.
Équipe Montréal Équipe Montréal is a LGBTQ sports team coalition.  
Fondation Emergence

The Foundation offers information and awareness programs aimed at favoring the well-being and defense of human rights of LGBT persons. Its main activity consists of planning the International Day against homophobia and transphobia (IDAHOT), which they initiated.  

Fugues Fugues is a gay/lesbian magazine in Quebec.
Ga'ava Ga'ava is an organization for the LGBT Jewish Community of Montreal. 
Gay & Grey Gay & Grey Montréal is a group offering social and informational activities for English speaking LGBTQ2S+ seniors (50+). Our goal is to lessen isolation and encourage community involvement in a safe respectful space.
Helem Helem Montreal is an NGO which aims to combat homophobia in the Lebanese Diaspora of Montreal and to support the Arabic-speaking LGBT individuals in Montreal.
IMAGE+NATION IMAGE+NATION is Montreal's annual LGBT film and video festival and the longest-running LGBT film festival in Canada.
Interligne Interligne (formerly Gai-écoute) is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity.
Jeunesse Lambda Jeunesse Lambda is a Francophone community organization created by and for lesbian, gay, and bisexual francophone youth aged 25 and under in Montreal. Many activities are geared towards assisting youth with questions about sexuality, coming-out, and acceptance.
Jhalak Jhalak is a Montreal-based LGBTQ organization that aims to provide a safe space for South Asians and members of it's related cultures within the province of Quebec. Through organized socio-cultural, networking and educational support events, Jhalak aims to aid it's demographic integrate smoothly within the LGBTQ community and society in general within Montreal, Quebec and Canada.
LGBT Family Coalition The LGBT Family Coalition is a bilingual group of LGBT parents and future parents advocating for the legal and social recognition of LGBT families, exchanging information and sharing resources.
LGBTQI Migrants Realités This website highlights the results of a project that aimed to critically assess the state of knowledge of LGBTQI migrants living in Canada in relation to the state of global LGBTQI realities and migrations. This project also highlights various policy and practice implications for LGBTQI migrants living in Canada and identifies key areas for future research.
Literary Pride Literary Pride / Fierté Littéraire presents a series of events to discover authors from the LGBT community. 
Montreal Pride Montreal Pride / Fierté Montréal is a week of cultural and community activities, hosted in August. 
Never Apart Never Apart is a gallery and cultural space aiming to educate on equality, the environment and conscious living, while celebrating both established and emerging artists. The platform is geared towards igniting positive change and unity through culture — gatherings, music, art exhibitions, panel discussions, workshops and special events, often highlighting queer artists.
PLURI PLURI (Peace Love Unity Respect Initiative) aims to reduce harm on dance floors by organizing workshops and discussions. They organize discussions with marginalized communities to reflect on boundaries and experiences at events. They produce workshops for allies to encourage engagement and being actively useful and supportive of others. PLURI is a feminist, anti-racist, anti-discriminatory platform proactively creating change within music communities. 
Pride Team: Argyle Institute

The Pride Team at the Argyle Psychotherapy Institute is made up of therapists from all levels of experience with and within LGBTQ+  communities. All Pride Team therapists are committed to and have received training in the principles of LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, and are supportive of individuals in their sexual and gender identity exploration. Services include individual, couple, and family therapy to LGBTQ+ communities, are offered in French and English, and according to a sliding scale according to income. 

Prisoner Correspondence Project The Prisoner Correspondence Project is a solidarity project for gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, gender-variant, two-spirit, intersex, bisexual and queer prisoners in Canada and the United States, linking them with people a part of these same communities outside of prison.
Project 10 Project 10 is a community organization that provides peer counselling, support, and referrals to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited, intersex, queer and questioning youth aged 14-25. One-on-one in person meetings and accompaniments are available. Project 10 also conducts outreach activities, speaking in schools and giving presentations to health care professionals etc on queer and trans issues and realities and safer spaces. 
The Quebec Gay Archives The Quebec Gay Archies collects, conserves and preserves materials that document the history of the gay and lesbian communities of Quebec.
Queer Between the Covers Queer Between the Covers provides access to queer materials that are otherwise unavailable in the city, and draws attention to the role of queer bookstores in providing community space and supporting cultural production.
Queering the Map Queering the Map is a community-generated mapping project that geo-locates queer moments, memories and histories in relation to physical space.
Quebec Lesbian Network The Quebec Lesbian Network is the only defence of rights organization that exclusively addresses Quebec lesbians. 
RÉZO RÉZO is a community-based organization for gay and bisexual men in Montreal whose focus is overall health promotion as well as the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Taking What We Need Taking What We Need is an informal collective organizing to fight for the lives of our sisters and ourselves. We acknowledge and abhor the reality that many transfeminine people face on a daily basis, falling at the intersections of poverty, racism, misogyny, social isolation, and colonial violence. Taking What We Need’s primary mission is to empower our sisters through discretionary funding and build solidarity within our community by collectively resisting transmisogyny.
Trans Pride Trans Pride / Fierté Trans is an annual Event aiming at raising awareness about trans rights. 
West Island LGBTQ Youth Centre The Youth Center provides support and referrals to young people with questions about their sexuality or gender identity. Folks can call in to talk to someone, or to arrange a one-on-one meeting.


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