LGBTQ2S+ people across Alberta should not feel isolated, unsupported, and afraid of being themselves. From humble beginnings as a youth group in Strathcona County, we are now a nonprofit that spans the province. Today altView works with youth, families, and service providers in smaller cities and rural communities, to provide supports where few may exist.
ASPECC is a sex-positive, non-profit organization that was founded by sex-positive individuals with the goal of providing a Safe(r) space to support the public by offering shame-free sex education resources with a focus on consent, sexual empowerment, and sexual diversity. We operate out of pop-up locations across the province, as well as online.
The CHEW Project’s vision is to provide frontline support, opportunities for health and wellness, and to help find hope for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and emerging adults facing barriers related to:
Mental health, Oppression, Poverty, Homelessness, Substance use, Sexual health, Sexual exploitation/sex work and others
Dragging Youth (est 2016) is a 100% volunteer organization. Family Friendly monthly all age drag shows, plus more support throughout the month.
A place for all ages (youth and old together) to perform, relax, enjoy, find mentorship, and friends in a 2SLGBTQQIA+ safe environment, while we raise funds for 2SLGBTQQIA+ youth initiatives and other great causes.
Edmonton Leather Men is a social organization which is geared towards connecting the leather, fetish, and kink communities, while creating a safe space for expressing our true selves. We welcome all individuals who share our interests and those who enjoy that environment.
ELEN is a 2SLGBTQQIA+ volunteer-lead inclusive social club. We are Sapphic, Non-Binary, 2Spirit & Trans humans dedicated to helping queers form community connections by providing activities and resources with frequent events and social media information.
Edmonton PrimeTimers® is a social club where older gay and bisexual men can meet in an open, welcoming atmosphere to enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of like-minded men. Our members are primarily over the age of 40, but anyone over the age of 21 is welcome to join.
The Fellowship of Alberta Bears is dedicated to providing a gathering space for individuals who appreciate and enjoy the brotherhood of the gay bear community. While we are Alberta based, we do welcome guys to join from all over the world. FAB is a body positive, sex positive community group.
The society’s mission is to raise funds, through activities by the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose, for charities and other organizations which either provides direct services to the LGBTQ2S+ community of Edmonton or which work to promote an accepting attitude towards the LGBTQ2S+ community as a whole.
This organization focuses on promoting health and safety awareness and preventing incidents and near misses in occupational and non-occupational settings. It does this by providing behavior-based health, safety, and environment information in numerous areas to ensure people are correctly following policies, procedures, and regulations.
Pflag Edmonton is part of a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children. Pflag Edmonton is on of 6 Alberta Chapters. Find more information on these here:
Queer Youth Prom is a dance & support event for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth & their allies ages 12-18, held annually in an accessible space on the first Friday in May. Prom celebrates the strength & brilliance of our youth and is a drug & alcohol free, masked event.
EMCN’s Rainbow Refuge program was the first LGBTQ+ program in Edmonton’s settlement sector and offers culturally relevant, affirming supports in four key areas: Immigration, Settlement, employment and mental health, Community connection
Education and advocacy
Rainbow Story Hub Foundation shares the history of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Edmonton from the perspective
of those who lived it through written stories, pictures, videos, podcasts and other media forms on both our website, social media and through virtual and in-person presentations.
Shades Of Colour is a space founded by QTBIPOC (queer and trans, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) in Edmonton, Alberta on Treaty 6 & Métis territory. We provide ongoing support for individuals who are seeking community, and mutual aid resources, and also who are experiencing violence.