Update: Learn more about the integration of Counselling and Mental Health Services and the new Psychiatric Services.

Thinking of Coming Out?

Although coming out can be difficult, it can also be a very liberating and freeing process. You may feel like you can finally be authentic and true to who you are. It can be beneficial to seek the professional help and support from a counsellor to assist and support you through the coming-out process. For most people it takes time to know who you are. It is okay to be confused, or to be uncertain about whether or how to come out. Remember, you are not alone.

Individuals do not move through the coming out process at the same speed. The process is very personal. It happens in different ways and occurs at different ages for different people. Some people are aware of their sexual identity at an early age, and others arrive at this awareness after many years.

Whether you want to talk about confusing thoughts and feelings, about intimacy or other relationship issues, familial or cultural pressures and conflicts, we pride ourselves on being an LBGTQ-affirming Service. It’s important to us that you know upfront that you can be open about all aspects of your life, and get feedback from someone who genuinely empathizes.

If you are interested in finding a group or resource, check out the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office's resource list of LGTBQ groups on and off campus.