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The GayYorkRegion logo: A symbolic map of the region using rainbow colours to represent the nine municipalities of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville
Your local community connection.
LGBT Support Line
York Region's toll-free, anonymous and confidential LGBT support line:
  • 1-888-YORKLGBT (1-888-967-5542)
Coming Soon
Look out for our new booklet 'Blow The Whistle On Gay Hate', produced by in partnership with York Regional Police, to be printed and published online later this year.
Information : Support doesn't provide support services, but we're very well connected to all of the agencies that do.
If you're about to be made homeless, feeling depressed, being sexually abused or facing any other serious problem, we're here to help you.
Firstly, check out our list of local support resources by visiting:
To discuss your problem confidentially with a trained counsellor, call the toll-free York Region LGBT Support Line on 1-888-YORKLGBT (888-967-5542). Calls are answered directly on Wednesdays, between the hours of 3:30-8:45 p.m. At other times, confidential messages can be left and calls will be returned within 24 hours. Messages left on the weekend will returned on Monday.
If you can't find the help you need, or you're not too confident about who you should talk to, then please let us know. You can either:
We'll try to connect you with local organizations that can help or, if you prefer, we'll even contact them on your behalf. Either way, we'll treat your email or phone call as strictly confidential.
Your Health
York Region Health Services provides free and confidential sexual health clinics to people of all ages.
Services include: counselling and education on sexual orientation, relationships and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as STI testing, treatment, hepatitis immunization, pregnancy testing and low cost birth control. Anonymous, rapid (finger-prick) HIV testing is available at Markham, Newmarket and Richmond Hill clinics.
For more information: