We are celebrating ten years of working to provide a safe space for 2SLGBTQ+ people in Waterloo Region!

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This guest post was written by A. Wray. Pre-pandemic, I worked in a toxic work environment. Every day I left overwhelmed by the weight of the feelings of the people around me and ready to crawl into bed. I don’t recall where or how I learned to be responsible for other people’s feelings, but at

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By Glenn Jamieson As an older gay male, I was living a charmed life, was completely content, and woke up every day looking forward to whatever the day would bring.  I was in a long term (almost 40 years) relationship with my best friend and soulmate, and while we weren’t openly gay, most people who

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When I worked in renovations (I know, I know, a lesbian in Carhartt) there was a bar where trades people met after work. We would discuss the day’s problems over a cold pint, rant about customers, and make connections within the industry. It helped relieve the stress of a hard day, and garnered a sense

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This spring, SPECTRUM and the Rainbow Coalition of Waterloo Region joined a number of 2SLGBTQI+ and allied organizations to launch the non-partisan Queer Vote Ontario initiative to get 2SLGBTQI+ issues on the Ontario election agenda.  Featuring a call to action on three policy priorities, including the development of a provincial 2SLGBTQI+ action plan, funding for

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This guest post is by Lakisha Hoover. People often joke to me about how I navigate through the world as a triple threat: bi-racial, a woman and a lesbian.  I never really thought of these things until I got older and realized the community I grew up in lacked resources and spaces that felt comfortable. 

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