The LGBT+ Baie-des-Chaleurs Association for Sexual and Gender Diversity is an independent community organization that represents all LGBT+ communities (Indigenous, francophone, anglophone, and allophone) living in Baie-des-Chaleurs.
Defending the rights and interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit, queer, intersex, asexual, and questioning individuals, recognized under the acronym 2SLGBTQIA+.
Working on promoting the personal and social well-being of LGBT+ youth, adults, and elders living in the Baie-des-Chaleurs region by offering services and activities that meet their needs.
Fostering the harmonious integration of LGBT+ individuals in society by fighting against homophobia and transphobia and promoting changes in societal perceptions.
In addition, LGBT+ Baie-des-Chaleurs works with individuals and families, as well as civil societies and government organizations to help recognize and promote the individual and collective contributions of LGBT+ people to society with the goal of projecting a positive image of our communities.
We recognize that people who identify as belonging to sexual and gender minorities are still coming up against specific discrimination in many areas of life (when socializing, within the context of personal relationships, in the job market, in the political world, and elsewhere). We want attitudes to keep evolving, ensuring our community members’ inclusion in society.
The LGBT+ Baie-des-Chaleurs Association is a local initiative that was created for and by its members. It was incorporated on October 21, 2011. In 2013, the association was officially recognized by Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie and Justice Québec.
If you want to learn more about the association’s beginnings and journey since 2011, watch this short video featuring Hélène Morin and Thomas Martens, two of the association’s founders.
The LGBT+ Baie-des-Chaleurs Association covers the unceded territory of Baie-des-Chaleurs in Gespe’gewa’gi, also known as Gaspésie. The association offers its services in the RCMs of Bonaventure and Avignon, home to a total of 24 municipalities and two Indigenous communities. Its team is working hard to be available and inclusive for the francophone, anglophone, Indigenous, and allophone communities that live on this unceded land.