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Atlantic Canada

: Online Group For Lesbians from the Atlantic Provinces.
: A new discussion group is for individuals living with HIV in Atlantic Canada.
Egale Canada - Atlantic
: (888) 204-7777
Healing Our Nations
: Healing Our Nations is an Aboriginal HIV/AIDS service organization that serves the Atlantic region. 1.800.565.4255 (Training offered on request at no charge for Aboriginal peoples and/or organizations.) at 31 Gloster Court, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X9
Mr Atlantic Canada Leather Society
: Dedicated to developing gay leather communities in the Atlantic region.
Names Project (AIDS Memorial Quilt)
: panels - helping create, and lending. 902-454-5158 (Call if interested in volunteering or making a panel) at 3544 Acadia St. Halifax, NS B3K 3P2
Narcotics Anonymous
: a fellowship of recovering drug addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. 1-800-205-8402 at Call the phone number or visit the web page for meeting times and places.
Project E
: Presentation for youth, on gender expression, myth busters, proper terminology and other facts. at available via web page
Wayves Magazine
: Atlantic Canada's queer news and lifestyle magazine!. (Deadline: the first Friday of every month; Editorial meeting: the Monday following that; layout the Sunday following that. Email us to be put on our notification list!)

Nova Scotia (902)

Affirm United
Halifax: GLBT & Friends support, action and worshipping community within the United Church. 461-4528
AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton
Sydney: Support, advocacy, prevention/education for those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Free condoms! Queer Advocacy and Education, Needle Distribrution, Food Bank, Coffee,Safe Space for those infected or affected. (902) 567-1766 Toll Free 1-877-597-9255 (Free Anonmymous Testing 1-902-567-1123 Monday and Tuesday each week from 8:30 to 4:30 and Thursdays from 8:30 to Noon. Check our Website for events and updates. ) at 150 Bentinck St, Sydney, N.S. B1P 1G6
AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
Halifax: non-profit, community-based AIDS organization, provincially mandated. Provides direct service and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and also offers various prevention programs across NS. You can reach us locally to HRM at 425-4882 or across the province at 1-800-566-2437. (902)425-4882
Alcoholics Anonymous
Halifax: Live & Let Live AA Group for LGBT community. (902) 425-8383/422-4972 http://at, meets every Monday (at 8pm) at St Matthews United Church, 1479 Barrington St, Halifax (Use the path through the wall south of the church, and go down the steps.)
Annapolis Valley Pride
Annapolis Valley: (formerly the Valley Gay Mens Coffee House) hosts Coffee Talk. 825-3197, meets every Thursday (at 7pm, and a monthly LGBT 19+ dance, please call for location and details.)
Anonymous HIV/AIDS Testing
Halifax: 455-9656
Bedford United Church
Bedford: An Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada - ALL welcome. 835-8497, meets every Sunday (9 am service: Casual and contemporary, with free coffee and muffins before church to take into this service. 11 am service: Quieter and more reverent in tone, coffee after service. During the summer months, we have one 10 am service but occasionally during the year we change our service times for special occasions, so please call to confirm service times) at 1200 Bedford Hwy at Sullivan's Hill
BLT-Womyn of Halifax
Halifax: Bi Sexauls, Lesbian, Transgender Womyn's Discussion Group Online. Sue's # 499-0335 (No Meetings at Present! Please call if you have any questions, 499-0335 sue) at Dalhousie Women's Centre 6286 South Street (Beside Dalplex Driveway) Cancelled at the present time.
Cape Breton University Sexual Diversity Centre
Sydney: We provide a welcoming environment for GLBTQ people and their Allies. 902-563-1481 (Monday to Thursday 8:30-5 or by appointment) at the Students' Union Building, Cape Breton University.
Central Nova Women's Resource Centre
Truro: Resources, programs and services available for all women identified women. Advocacy and support - with outreach to rural areas. Also, see our Facebook group. Central Nova Women's Resource Centre, 535 Prince Street, Truro, NS B2N 1E8 (902) 895-4295.
Colchester Sexual Assault Centre
Truro: Provides support and information to anyone (GBLTQ included) affected by sexual assault and abuse. 902-897-4366 (Centre Hours Mon-Thurs 9:30-4:30) at 80 Glenwood Drive, Truro Nova Scotia
Halifax: DalOUT is the award-winning LGBTQ society at Dalhousie University. We pride ourselves on hosting fun, engaging and educational events for the entire Halifax community., meets 2nd Thursday, and 4th Thursday (from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.) at the Dalhousie Student Union Building (6136 University Ave., Room 321)
Elderberries Social Group
Halifax: A group for social get-togethers and information for LGBT people aged 50-plus., meets 2nd Sunday (Meeting times and locations vary; send a note to the email address to be added to our list!)
Frontrunners Halifax
Halifax: Running/walking club. 422-7579, meets every Saturday, and every Tuesday, and every Thursday (Sat: 9:30am, Tue: 6:00 pm, Thu: 6:00pm ) at Main gates of the Halifax Public Gardens, corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street.
Halifax: Jeanie Buffet, Counsellor, at 421-6797
Get Out, Halifax!
Halifax: Recreation activities (team activities, cycling, running, rowing - you name it) for metro & beyond!. at Visit and get on the email list for more info.
Girl-ish Productions
Halifax: Girl-ish puts on hot and heavy bi-monthly-ish dance parties for queer-ish folks and their friends.
Halifax Sexual Health Centre
Halifax: Anonymous HIV testing, open and inclusive sexual health clinical services, education and workshops. Everyone welcome. Confidential and non-judgmental. 455-9656
Hepatitis C Aware
Truro: a project of Northern AIDS Connection Society (NACS) working to educate members of the communities in Colchester, Cumberland, East Hants and Pictou counties on Hepatitis C. 1-866-940-AIDS
Hepatitis Outreach Society
: HepNS? provides support, education and prevention information for those infected and affected by hepatitis in the province of Nova Scotia. 420-1767 in HRM or 1-800-521-0572 at Our office is located at 5571 Cunard St. Suite 201. Please call or email to make an appointment.
Imperial and Sovereign Court of Atlantic Nova Society
Halifax: Fundraising. 902-449-7612, meets 1st Sunday, and 2nd Sunday (Executive Meetings Are Currently Held Every Second Sunday) at Meeting Locations Vary
Halifax: Integrity is an organization of GLBT Anglicans and their friends, to encourage Christian gay men and lesbians in their spiritual life; to support the Church in its commitment to seek and serve Christ in all people; and to reach out to the GLBT community in Christian love and service. (902) 425-8383, meets 3rd Sunday (4:00pm) at All Saints Cathedral
Koinonia Ecumenical Church
Halifax: Meaning ‘community’. Koinonia is an ecumenical faith community offering open membership, equal marriage, practicing bible, church, religious and soul freedom,as well as open table communion. Koinonia offers Spiritual Care.Crisis support visitation and counselling for an honorarium. ALL are Welcome who celebrate God's Covenant to Love All of God's Creation. We are a registered charitable organization accepting donations from all who believe in the promotion of our all-inclusive community of faith. Contact Rev. Elaine @ 902-876-8771 for more information, or mail your contribution to 2410 St. Margaret's Bay Road Halifax N.S. B3T 1H1 with your name and address so we can issue your tax receipt. 876-8771 (we gather bi-weekly at 12:30pm - 1:30 followed by a time of fellowship) at Petrie's Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre, Maritime Centre - entrance on the corner of Barrington & Salter Streets
Manna For Health
Halifax: A special needs referral food bank for those living with life threatening illness. 429-7670
Halifax: CALLING ALL LESBIAN MOMS. I know you're out there! A group for lesbian moms to connect and provide support and friendship to each other as well as friendship and interaction for our children.
Mount Pride
Halifax: LGBTQ group at Mount Saint Vincent University., meets last Monday (at 2:00pm. ) at Meetings in the Diversity Center in Roseria. Possible events that are being planned for the year include sexuality awareness, movies nights, social events, guest speakers, and many more. There are always LGBTQ community events to be involved with and events that are always fun. This group is open to anyone who would like to join. Also, join the "Mount Pride" Facebook group!
Northern AIDS Connection Society
Truro: HIV prevention education initiative serving Colchester, Cumberland, East Hants & Pictou counties. We are located at 33 Pleasant Street, Truro, NS. Phone 895-0931 (Our Board of Directors meet bi-monthly. Annual General Meeting held regularly in June. See webpage for contact information and upcoming events.)
Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP)
Halifax: advocates for Nova Scotia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community. Fostering change in our communities through education, outreach, and political action. 444.3206 at TBA
OUT! Alive
Halifax: Join us and help raise awareness in the Rainbow Community about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco use and gambling problems. Volunteers meet once a month to discuss these issues and plan community awareness/education activities. Our mission is to increase knowledge of addiction issues (alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and gambling) within our community by promoting Outreach and Understanding; to raising awareness about the Treatment and support options available to our community; to ensure that such options are able to meet, respect and respond to the needs and experiences of those within the Rainbow Community.
Halifax: GLBTQ & Allies Law Students Association at Dalhousie Law School. (Meetings vary. Please email for further information or check out our Facebook group.) at Dalhouisie Law School. 6061 University Avenue. Halifax, Nova Scotia.
PCCN Halifax Rainbow Warriors
Halifax: is a prostate cancer support group for gay men and their families that is part of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network. Our meetings are informal and provide a forum for personal discussion with prostate cancer survivors, those newly diagnosed and their caregivers. For more information or to become a member contact Rob Isbister at: 902-454-9279, meets 3rd Tuesday (None in July or August) at Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic 5121 Sackville Street Suite 101 Halifax B3J 1K1
Middleton: Information and support for GLBT community and their friends and families. 902-825-0548 (Check online for meeting times and locations- or phone 825-0548)
Halifax: Support & education on issues of sexual orientation & gender identity. These meetings are open to all. For more information please feel free to contact Michelle Malette by phone or email. Hope you'll join us!. 431-8500, meets 1st Thursday (We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30 -8:30 pm 902-431-8500) at Youth Project, 2281 Brunswick St, Halifax
Sydney: Peer support & education on issues of sexual orientation & gender identity., meets last Sunday (of the month from 6:30-8:30pm. No meetings for June, July or August.) at Family Place Resource Centre, 714 Alexandra Street
Pictou County Centre for Sexual Health
New Glasgow: Providing comprehensive and accessible sexual and reproductive heath services in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental manner for women and men of all ages. PCCSH is affiliated with the Nova Scotia Association of Sexual Health and the Canadian Federation of Sexual Health. They are a pro-choice and GLBTTQQI friendly organization. 695-3366
Pictou County Women's Centre
New Glasgow: Offering Individual Support Counselling and Crisis Intervention, Information and Referral, Advocacy and Accompaniment, Programs and Community Education. 755-4647
Play Group for Queer Families
Halifax: 422-8780 (3-5pm) at Board Room (Play Room) at Needham Community Recreation Centre, 3372 Devonshire St (north end Halifax, near intersection of Duffus & Novalea, bus routes 7 & 9) Bring a snack for your child(ren). We will be collecting money from each family to cover the cost of the room rental, likely $2-4 per week.
Pride Cape Breton Society
Sydney: Dances and Social Events. Monthly dances are Adults Only! Check website community events. (902) 539-4627 (Dances on the last Saturday of every month. Check website for dance and special event dates!) at Southend Community Centre. Maps are at our website.
Pride Week
Halifax: Producers of Atlantic Canada's largest LGBTQ cultural festival. 431-1194
Halifax: prideHealth is a program of Capital Health and the IWK Health Centre. If you are a member of the pride community and need support with any kind of health care call Anita our Clinical Nursing Specialist, number below. She is available free of charge, offers complete confidentiality, and can also give you support if you are experiencing homo or transphobia. prideHealth- improving safe access to health care. 220.0643
Halifax: Quakerism emphasizes that we all manifest the Divine. 429-2904, meets every Sunday at Library at Atlantic School of Theology, Franklyn St. All very welcome.
Rainbow Proud
Truro: Rainbow Proud supports the LGBT** community of Truro and surrounding areas. Our small group of volunteers work hard to put events together for everyones enjoyment. Any feedback will be considered and can be sent to our email address. We hope you continue to come celebrate our community together. (See webpage for schedule.)
Rainbow Warriors
Antigonish: Rainbow Warriors is a youth-run support group for LGBTQ youth and allies in Antigonish. We hold social events such as picnics and game nights, have educational discussions around topics such as stereotypes/assumptions and transsexuality, and raise awareness in the surrounding community by participating in functions such as the Highland Games Parade and the Farmers' Market. While our group is youth-focused everyone is regardless of age, and gender identity or sexual orientation! Find our group on Facebook "Rainbow Warriors - AAHA!"., meets every Monday (3:00-5:00pm) at The Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, located in the Kirk Building at 219 Main Street, Suite 204 (above Tim Hortons).
Red Door
Kentville: Youth Health & Support Centre. Information and services for sexual health. Ages 13 - 30. 679-1411 (Monday to Friday 2pm to 6pm) at 150 Park Street
Truro: Students Making Healthy Decisions. 893-6300 at P.O. Box 550, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, N.S. B2N 5E3
SAAFE (Supporting An Alternative Friendly Environment)
Truro: Social/support group at the NS Agricultural College. 893-6300 (Meetings as requested. Membership changes each academic year.)
Second Story Women's Centre
Lunenburg: We offer a meeting space for women, support counselling, programs, and referrals. (902)640-3044 at Second Story Women's Centre is located at 22 King Street, Post Office Centre, Lunenburg.
Sexual Health Centre Cumberland County
Amherst: Open and inclusive services: information, education, workshops, free condoms. 667-7500 (9 - 5 drop-in or appt) at 11 Elmwood Drive (Side entrance). Confidential, hassle-free. Free condoms.
Sexual Health Centre for Lunenburg County
Bridgewater: Confidential info, education&support for everyone. Safer sex supplies, library, pamphlets, workshops. 527-2868 (Hours vary. Open by appointment or by chance. Please call ahead. ) at 4 Hillcrest Street Unit 8, Bridgewater. (On the corner of Dufferin and Hillcrest Streets). Closed during summers.
Halifax: A student-driven society that provides positive support, advocacy, activities, and education through the dissemination of information to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersexual, and ally persons of Saint Mary’s University and the LGBTQIA community at large. 902-496-8216 (See our facebook group and website for details on upcoming events) at Saint Mary's University
South Shore Rainbow Families
: South Shore Rainbow Families is a group created by and for LGBTQ families (this is inclusive of LGBTQ parents and their children, as well as LGBTQ children and their parents), allies, prospective parents, and all other supporters, regardless of family size, ethnicity, culture, faith, or income level. South Shore Rainbow Families would like to strive to cultivate and promote a healthy and strong community through maintaining an active online community and holding “Family Fun” events in the area.
South West Nova Pride
Yarmouth: We are first & formost a social group for SW Nova Scotia. All GLBT people of any age and in any stage of coming out are invited, we have a monthly gathering at Sobeys community room on Starrs Rd. in Yarmouth at 7:00 PM on the 2nd last Friday of each month. We create a monthly calendar of events for such things as pool, potluck parties, day trips or what ever members like to do. So come join us have fun and meet other GLBT people. 902-749-0977 (Check out our our facebook at South West Nova Pride.)
Spirituality For Lesbians
Halifax: We seek to deepen our relationship with God, knowing that God loves us and calls us into life just as he has created us. Persons of every or no denomination are welcome. 459-2649, meets 2nd Wednesday (7:30-9PM, phone for meeting locations)
St. John's United Church
Halifax: an affirming church community. We welcome everyone, especially those who love music, challenging sermons, innovative approaches to worship, opportunities to participate in social action, and the idea of being part of an optimistic congregation that thinks outside the box. (10:30am) at 6199 Chebucto Rd, the top floor of the Maritime Conservatory of Music at the corner of Chebucto Road and St Matthias Street.
SUNS GLB Constituency Committee
: 494-6654 at c/o the Students' Union of NS
Tatamagouche Centre
Tatamagouche: We are an affirming centre, welcoming all gay, lesbian, and transgendered people. 1.800.218.2220
Team Halifax
Halifax: All GLBT over 18, athletes and performance artists, as well as anyone willing to help out. 422-9510 (No fixed schedule at this time, look on website for further details.)
The Youth Project
Halifax: Support, education and social activities for youth 25 and under across Nova Scotia. Weekly events, plus a youth food bank and Health nurse on site. 429-5429 (Please see our website for an up-to-date calendar of events.)
Trans Family Nova Scotia
Halifax: Trans Family is an open & supportive space welcoming families, friends and allies as well as trans and genderqueer folk themselves. If you are unable to join us at a meeting for any reason, we can you help source resources and refer you to other appropriate organizations to help meet your needs. For more information, please feel free to call or email Michelle. 902-431-8500, meets 3rd Monday (6:30 to 8:30 pm) at The Youth Project 2281 Brunswick St., Halifax
Universalist Unitarian Church
Halifax: an inclusive liberal religious community 429-5500 , meets every Sunday (10:30; see website for special events) at 5500 Inglis St
Valley Youth Project
New Minas, Annapolis Valley: Social activities and support for LGBTQ Youth (25 years and younger) in the Annapolis Valley. New time and place as of November 2012., meets 1st Wednesday, and 3rd Wednesday (Evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm. Event details at and on Facebook at Valley Youth Project.) at Room 122, Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas
Venus Envy Bursary Society
: An annual award open to all women studying in NS.
Antigonish: social & support group at X. 867- 5007 To update info,