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LGBTQ2IA+ Identity and Religious and Spiritual Identity

Resources at the Intersection of LGBTQ2IA+ Identity and Religious and Spiritual Identity

At the University of Guelph, we value creating spaces that are inclusive and celebrate the diverse identities of our student population which includes those who are at the intersection of LGBTQ2IA+ identity and religious, spiritual & worldview identity. Multi-Faith Programs and the Multi-Faith Resource Team, in collaboration with the Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisor, have created a list of resources that speak to that intersection.  

We always encourage and are ready to support new groups that celebrate the intersection of religious, spiritual & worldview identity and LGBTQ2IA+ identities. If you are looking for resources and support to start a new group, feel free to reach out to the Coordinator of Multi-Faith Programs at faith@uoguelph.ca and the Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisor at sgd@uoguelph.ca.  

On Campus at the University of Guelph

Queer Christian Community (QCC), supported by ECM

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The Ecumenical Campus Ministry (ECM) offers a Queer Christian Community for people who wish to explore the intersection of Christian faith and their LGBTQ+ identities. There are many ways people live in that intersection, and QCC tries to be a safe and affirming space for all - a space where you don't have to downplay your queerness or your faith identity.   QCC hosts a private Facebook Group, and maintains an on-campus library of books and resources related to queer and spiritual identities.  For more information, contact Romario Smith at romario@uoguelph.ca or Andrew Hyde at hydea@uoguelph.ca. 

Rainbow Jews, supported by Guelph Hillel 

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All Jews come in different shades of the rainbow and we are committed to making sure everyone feels safe and welcome in our community!  Contact Gila Cotler at gcotler@uoguelph.ca for more information. 

Multi-Faith Resource Team 

Particular faith communities have the desire and capacity to serve as strong allies and create safe(r) faith spaces for the LGBTQ2IA+ community.  We welcome and encourage the participation and leadership of LGBTQ2IA+ individuals and hope to act as a support and link to local resources.  For more information about LGBTQ2IA+ affirming faith resources or to access spiritual care and support, contact Multi-Faith Resource Team member Andrew Hyde at hydea@uoguelph.ca.   

Multi-Faith Programs Coordinator  

The Multi-Faith Programs Coordinator provides information about and facilitates connection to the supports and resources available to students from diverse religious, spiritual and worldview identities. 

Visit the Multi-Faith Programs page for more information on supports for students of diverse religious, spiritual & worldview identities, along with opportunities for multi-faith learning and dialogue. Multi-Faith Programs serves all students seeking spiritual support or interested in questions of meaning, values and purpose, whether or not they are affiliated with a religious, spiritual or worldview tradition.  

Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisor 

The Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisor provides one-on-one confidential advising and support for students who have questions pertaining to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.  

Visit the LGBTQ2IA+ Campus and Community Resources page for more information on Student Clubs and Organizations which support the LGBTQ2IA+ student community at the University of Guelph. 


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