LGBTQ+ : It’s more than just the letters!
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans, Queer, Questioning and anyone who identifies along the sexual diversity and/or gender diversity spectrum regardless of what label you choose for yourself.
The Studio is an LGBTQ+ positive drop-in created by and for young people ages 13 to 21. Youth can come hang out, play video games, watch movies and socialize, record music and make beats in the recording studio, or check out some workshops and groups. At The Studio, we work together to create fun and interesting activities and workshops – art making, dance, drag, sexual health workshops, discussion groups, field trips, and more. If nothing on that list stands out to you, let us know. This is your space and we’re always open to suggestions!
Here’s an example of a mobile game/tool that was created by youth in the Studio in collaboration with mindyourmind.ca. It’s about making decisions regarding drug use. Click on the photo to play a mobile version of the game, ‘Getting High?’
The Studio celebrates the diverse experiences of youth and strives to create a community where all youth can get engaged in building allyship. Youth who come to The Studio have real decision-making power and are invited to help create the space, and build community in partnership with Studio staff.
The Tweeny STARS is a drop in for LGBTQ+ youth between ages 12 to 15. This program offers a safe space for tweens to learn more about themselves, connect with each other and grow.
Since 2017 the group averages approximately 30 youth per day, forming a tight-knit group. We have exclusive use of the Studio three Fridays each month.
On behalf of all the children, young people and families at Skylark, whose lives have changed for the better, we extend our warmest thanks and deepest gratitude to TD Canada Trust and their long-term commitment towards the Studio.