LGBT Youth Line is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by:
- Providing anonymous peer support and referrals;
- Training youth to provide support to other youth; and
- Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.
About Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
Since 1994, the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line has been providing peer-support to 2SLGBTQ youth in all of Ontario. The Youth Line was created by community members who recognized that there was a lack of support services for LGBTQ youth in dealing with the specific challenges that they face. Isolation and lack of information are tremendous barriers facing LGBTQ youth. The goal of the Youth Line is to provide information and accessible peer-support to alleviate isolation and letting youth know they are not alone.
•A volunteer-driven, registered charity, providing an Ontario-wide free and anonymous 1-800 number peer-support phone line for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth in Ontario. (Toll-free 1-800-268-YOUTH (9688) or in Toronto 416-962-YOUTH (9688))
•Helpline service operated by volunteer youth and for youth 29 years of age and under
•Operates Sunday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
•Online chat, text messaging and email available