MAX offers individual, group, and community support and education services by and for guys into guys in the Ottawa region; working with the health care providers that serve them. Max envisions a community of self-affirming guys into guys caring for themselves, caring for each other, and enjoying complete health equity.
CENTRE FOR SEXUALITY
Centre for Sexuality is a nationally recognized, community-based organization delivering programs and services that work to normalize sexuality and sexual health across the lifespan. They have been leading the way in the areas of sexuality, healthy relationships, human rights, gender identity, sexual orientation, equality and consent for more than 40 years in the Calgary community.
CASA: CALGARY APOLLO SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
(Team Freddie): Calgary Apollo Softball Association, offers a friendly, fun and social avenue to play softball and make great friends. All skill levels are welcome to participate.
Freddie is happy to partner with the wonderful folks at Dirt Squirrel! We’ve included some of their goodies in our care packages and collaborated with the on some PrEP content for their blog, check out their website and social media!
ALLIANCE FOR SOUTH ASIAN AIDS PREVENTION
Today, the need for multi-lingual HIV/AIDS related services is just as important as it was over 25 years ago. And the importance of situating HIV within a culturally appropriate framework is vital for prevention education and support services to have a meaningful impact. ASAAP's work is focused on areas that many South Asians find uncomfortable facing, such as sexuality, sexual health and homophobia. The shame and guilt associated with conversations on sexual health impede access to information and fuel their work even today.
Liam Mackenzie (they/them) is an Edmonton-based queer, disabled, photographer. Liam's photographic motto is to photograph subjects as authentic as possible. Their work explores sexualities, identities, and stories through colour, movement, and illustrations. We were lucky enough to have Liam take our Freddie photos, so go give them a follow!
HPV GLOBAL ACTION
We raise awareness of sex-positive inclusive sexual and reproductive health through the implementation of comprehensive education programs, while emphasizing STI prevention. We empower culturally and ideologically diverse youth, families, and communities across the globe through the dissemination of critical, evidence-based knowledge.
Salaam Canada is a volunteer-run national organization dedicated to creating space for people who identify as both Muslim and queer and trans. Freddie is happy to donate $500 to support Salaam's programs and services
HIV Edmonton is dedicated to making life better for people living with, or affected by HIV and AIDS. They do this by focusing on the elimination of HIV transmission and AIDS-related deaths and working to erase the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with, and affected by HIV and AIDS. HIV Edmonton provides support, harm reduction, and educational services.
EMHC is a grassroots health organization run by and for 2SLGBTQ+ people, focused on supporting equitable opportunities to experience positive health and wellbeing for all 2SLGBTQ+ individuals. Through our work, we aim to provide a representative voice that addresses the specific health determinants and needs of 2SLGBTQ+ community members through community education, support, and capacity-building; provider training and professional development; and community-based research and advisory.
Calgary Inclusive Hockey Association (CIHA)
The Calgary Inclusive Hockey Association (CIHA) was formed to create a local hockey organization and social environment with a focus on LGBTQ+ equality in sport. CIHA are “Pioneers” of LGBTQ+ hockey awareness in Alberta and their teams consist of players of all skill levels. They are the hosts of the annual Western Cup Hockey Tournament, which attracts teams from across Canada to play in an LGBTQ+ friendly environment every spring. CIHA promotes diversity and inclusion in sport; Freddie is happy to donate $500 to CIHA to support their work
Planned Parenthood Toronto
Planned Parenthood Toronto is a pro-choice community health centre that advances and advocates for the sexual health, health, and well being of youth. The choice is yours.
Toronto Gay Hockey Association
The Toronto Gay Hockey Association, otherwise known as the "TGHA," is a non-contact ice hockey league for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, and heterosexual people over the age of nineteen. With an impressive 12 teams and 180 playing members, the TGHA is one of the largest gay hockey leagues in the world! Freddie is proud to be one of the team's sponsors and support their work.
Skipping Stone leads the way in providing affirming care to trans and gender-diverse youth, adults, and families. They offer a welcoming, positive, and judgement-free space for anyone who identities as trans, transgender, non-binary, or gender diverse, as well as those questioning, exploring or looking to affirming their gender identity or expression.
Twisted Element exists to promote equality by celebrating diversity in a unique nightlife experience. They provide a safer space for Calgary’s historically marginalized communities by creating an environment where everyone enjoys the same universal rights. Each night we offer something different; karaoke, drag shows, dancing and so much more! Check out some of their amazing shows.
THE BACKLOT BAR
THE BACKLOT BAR is one of Calgary’s oldest gay owned and operated bars. It’s a very “West Hollywood” style bar. They’re not fancy but full of history, acceptance and a lot of laughs. A small two-story bar with patio in the back and fireplace in the front. Everyone is welcome. Freddie proudly supports their amazing drag shows
Ready to turn the party? Party Queens has you covered! Their roster of premier Alberta drag talent will take your event to the next level. They can do it all! Whether delivering fabulous performances, hosting, serving guests, playing/leading sickening party games, or working to create stunning social media content, a Party Queen never disappoints.
Evolution Wonderlounge is Edmonton's year-round LGBTQ2 dance club and performance venue with a focus on community partnerships and local talent. Take a look at their lineup of amazing talent and entertainment.
HIV Community Link
HIV Community Link supports people living with, or at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. They educate communities, give non-judgmental support, tools and information, and offer harm reduction programs and services to populations in Calgary and Southeastern Alberta.