Regional HIV AIDS Connection, Open Closet

Open Closet is a social support group for LGBT2Q+ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, 2-spirit, queer) youth between 14 and 18 years of age. The group started in early 2002 and has served more than 1,100 youth since its inception. OC is open to youth from each of the six counties RHAC serves - Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford.

The group includes discussions related to coming out, queer identities, LGBT2Q+ histories, survival strategies, safer sex and healthy relationships. We also bring in guest speakers, do arts-based activities, and provide information about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), harm reduction, and community services/resources according to participants’ individual needs.

186 King St
London, ON N6A 1C7
Phone: 8669201601 x 231
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Ages Served: 14-18
Fees: Free
Hours: Every Friday 7pm to 9pm
Languages: English
Regions Served: Elgin County, Huron County, Lambton County, London, Middlesex County, Perth, Perth County
Type of Service: Community Group, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health
Communities Served: Open to All Genders, Open to All Sexualities, Open to All Races, Middlesex


Physically Accessible to Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices: Yes
Accessible Washrooms: Yes
Gender-neutral Washrooms: Yes
Scent-free / Low Scent: Scent-free
Childcare: No
Food: Light snacks available
Transit Reimbursements: Reimbursements available upon request
Alcohol: No