Public Library QSA / LGBTQ+ Clubs for Youth

Thinking about starting a Queer/Straight Alliance or LGBTQ+ club for youth at your public library? Here are just a few public libraries across North America who are offering similar programs, and might be great resources and contacts for further information.

Do you know of a great program we missed? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list!

You Belong @ Your Library: LGBTQ+ & Allies Youth Group – Toronto Public Library

Have you always wanted to be an ambassador for equality and empowerment in your community? Come join us to celebrate the unique and diverse LGBTQ+ youth of our community. In this WEEKLY youth alliance we will engage, lead and impact in inspiring ways in our library. We will host one creative LGBTQ+ guest speaker every month. You will get the opportunity along with a team of youth just like you to plan for the event, create displays, design flyers and promote these amazing LGBTQ+ events.

Get involved and let’s make a difference!

Queer Straight Alliance – Surrey Libraries

This program is for teens ages 13-19.

If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, two-spirited, or an ally, this program is for you.

Come join us for games, crafts, movie nights, and discussions! Network with other Gay-Straight Alliances in the Surrey area. This will be a safe, positive, and friendly space. Snacks included.

Library QSA – Prince George Public Library

The Library QSA is a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited, Queer, Questioning, Straight teens and teens with LGBTQ families. Teen friends and allies are welcome. Open to all people in grades 8-12 in Prince George.

Community QSA – Lethbridge Public Library (Alberta)

Looking for a safe space?  Want to support LGBTQA rights?

In partnership with The MAT and OUTreach, the library is now hosting a monthly Queer Straight Alliance meeting on the last Wednesday of every month.  The meetings are open to anyone ages 16-21.

We meet in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Branch at 7:00pm.

You can also connect with the group on Facebook.

Rainbow Community – Longview Public Library (Washington State)

Rainbow Community is an inclusive and safe group for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Hang and be yourself! We have games and craft supplies available and occasionally show movies, host guest speakers, and have parties.

Rainbow Community meets every Monday the library is open in the library auditorium.

 

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