Resources for National Coming Out Day

Celebrating National Coming Out Day helps raise the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community and reminds us that coming out may not be possible for everyone, but also that there is pride and joy in being openly LGBTQ+. Whether you have already come out or are still thinking about it, we support and celebrate you! If you’re needing additional support today or any day, here are some resources that may help:

SAMRU Pride Centre

Services available in the Pride Centre include expertise on topics related to relationships, identity and sexual health, community support resources, a library, free prophylactics, and referrals. The Pride Centre also hosts events and programs that promote education and awareness on campus.

MRU Office of Safe Disclosure

The Office of Safe Disclosure Advisor is a new addition to Mount Royal which provides a range of services related to equity, human rights, discrimination, and other safe disclosure concerns. Students, staff, faculty, and all other members of the Mount Royal community are all welcome to access these services.

Skipping Stone

Skipping Stone offers a welcoming, positive, and judgment-free space for anyone who identifies as trans, transgender, non-binary, or gender diverse, as well as those questioning, exploring or looking to affirm their gender identity or expression.

Centre for Newcomers

The Centre for Newcomers offers services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and other sexually diverse newcomers to Canada.

End of the Rainbow Foundation

End of the Rainbow Foundation offers peer support groups and support for refugee hearings in the Calgary area to improve socio-economic conditions for people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities or expressions.