About Queer Events
London Ontario has a diverse and vibrant Queer community. However, as a community we have long been disconnected from each other in different spaces in our city. In 2016, the Queer Events team came together and decided we were going to do everything we can to help ensure these spaces can be bridged, that our community can have access to the spaces, tools and information they needed to connect with each other in a different way. Our goal is to see a more connected, stronger, welcoming and accessible LGBT2Q+ community.
Our first phase was creating a tool that empowers our community with information we need to connect, whether you are looking to expand your social group, gain new experiences, are new to the city or to (an expert at) being out and proud. QueerEvents.ca was born. A dynamic website with comprehensive information on what is happening in our community and resources we may need to access including information to assist in breaking down barriers and helping individuals to make more informed decisions.
Our second phase is all about you. Connecting with and identifying the gaps in our community and the ways in which we can help bring our community together. This has led to several initiatives and we are currently developing more. If you would like to provide your input or collaborate with us please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Queer Events is not affiliated with any other group or organization. We are independent!
Our Current Programs and Initiatives
QueerEvents.ca - This website was our first initiative which launched in the fall of 2016. Since than our site has become a central portal for all LGBT2Q+ events, resources and opportunities in London, Ontario and across southwestern Ontario. QueerEvents.ca provides a free community listing for queer-centric events and community resources who are providing support and services to our community.
Queer Prom for Youth - Queer Events believes that youth should have access to spaces they can celebrate themselves and have fun. Queer Youth have the right to access a community of their peers in a space that focuses on positive messaging as well as a space where they can be free to be themselves without fear of bullying or discrimination. Queer Prom for Youth seeks to provide this space in an annual event held at The Children's Museum. See here for more details and how you can get involved.
House of Anansi - House of Anansi is inspired by the West African & Caribbean folklore character of Anansi the Spider and acts to create and promote events and spaces by the Queer Indigenous and Queer People of Colour community.
Queer Events believes that Queer Indigenous People and Queer People of Colour have a right to a safe environment to use our own voices to explore, express, and celebrate together. To define community within ourselves, and not through others. This group brings together individuals from both the Queer Indigenous and Queer People of Colour communities to connect and work together towards creating more inclusive and welcoming spaces in our city.
Queer Family PlayTime - Queer families have little access to spaces to connect with each other and share stories and support that are common to parents everywhere but also the unique aspects that come with being a Queer family. Queer Family Playtime provides a space for parents to connect as well as their children.
Queer Events is always working on bringing the community more events and initiatives to aid in connecting our community. If there is an initiative you would like to suggest or collaborate with us on, please connect with us at email@example.com
Friends & Sponsors of Queer Events
Interested in becoming a friend or sponsor of Queer Events? Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org