What is OUTline
OUTline is the University of Guelph's resource and support service specializing in questions and information relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
The OUTline Online Chat is the place to connect with trained volunteers in a discreet, confidential and private online environment. We ’re happy to chat with you about things like…
- Coming out
- Exploring labels that resonate with you
- Finding resources specific to LGBTQ2IA+ communities
- Anything else that’s on your mind!
LGBTQ2IA+ Weekly Discussion
The LGBTQ2IA+ Weekly Discussion serves as an opportunity for students to connect virtually and in person to discuss and share lived experiences of being part of the LGBTQ2IA+ communities. At weekly discussion, we explore different topics related to sexual orientation, gender identity, finding community, pop culture, and more.
Out and About
Out and About is a social discussion space for students to connect with each other about experiences related to coming out in connection to sexual orientation and gender identity. The program recognizes that coming out is a process, and for many this can be a unique and life-changing experience. Out and About exists as an opportunity for students to discuss their experiences and challenges related to coming out, learn from others’ experiences, and to foster a space to build community.
Trans and Gender Diverse Students' Social
The Trans & GD Students’ Discussion serves as an opportunity for students to connect and discuss and share lived experiences of being part of the trans & gender diverse communities. At the event, we explore different topics related to gender identity, finding community, pop culture, and more.
Queer/Trans Black & Racialized Students’ Social
The QTBRS Social serves as an opportunity for Black and racialized students to connect and discuss and share lived experiences of being part of these communities. At the discussion, we explore different topics related to gender identity, finding community, pop culture, and more.
LGBTQ2IA+ Lego Social
The LGBTQ2IA+ Lego serves as an opportunity for students to visit a safe space where they can play with lego and find a sense of community. This space was created with the intention of providing a space for students who identify as Neurodivergent and LGBTQ2IA+, however all students are welcome and do not have to self-identify as Neurodivergent or as LGBTQ2IA+ to enter.
Welcome to the OUTline Online Chat Page!
Want to chat? You’re in the right place. Click the message box in the bottom left hand corner of your screen and say hello! We’re here for you 7 days a week, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the academic year (Fall & Winter Semesters).
*Please note: if you are using Chrome in an incognito window, the chat box may not appear. To fix this, you will need to enable cookies. Go to Chrome - Preferences - Privacy and Security - Cookies and other site data - Allow all cookies.
About OUTline Volunteers
Our Volunteer Team is trained in all of OUTline’s core values: sex positivity, harm reduction, anti-oppression, humanism, confidentiality, and peer-based support. You will not be required to give any identifying information as part of your chat, and we recommend using this chat somewhere that others cannot see your screen. Please check out our Terms of Service before beginning a chat.
Because the OUTline Online Chat is staffed entirely by student volunteers, our services do not operate during Reading Breaks, final exam periods, or during the Summer semester. Don’t worry; should you need support during those periods we encourage you to connect with the Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisor. If you are looking for anonymous support, you can connect with the LGBT YouthLine at 1-800-268-9688 or Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454.
Unexpectedly disconnected from our live chat support? Simply rejoin and start a new chat to resume getting the support you need. Please be patient as we troubleshoot our connectivity issues. Just let the volunteer know when you last chatted, and they will be able to pick up where you left off.