WHAT IS L’ASTÉRISK?

L’Astérisk is a bilingual and non-commercial safer space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, queer and questioning youth, ages 14 to 25. It is a project of the Coalition of LGBTQ+ Youth Groups and shares its splace with Projet 10, Jeunesse Lambda, and AlterHéros. As a result, LGBTQ+ youth have access to information, services and activities under one roof, as well as peer support. The space is also available on demand to LGBTQ+ youth collectives who need a space to hold their activities and meetings.

 

ABOUT THE NAME “L’ASTERISK”

L’Asterisk refers to the symbol (*) often used to express the inclusion of multiple entities. As in the word trans*, a word that refers to both transgender, transexual and questioning people, the asterisk represents the inclusion of all, without limit or hierarchy between each. L’Asterisk is a contraction of the French and English forms of the word in order to emphasize the multilingual character of the place. This name was chosen by the youth committee formed at the time of project development.

 

PROBLEM AT THE BASIS OF THE PROJECT

Gay Village is a real magnet for its reputation with its bars, saunas and cultural events. While Montreal is perceived as a haven for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning people, it is clear that local services that are dedicated to young people are lacking. L’Asterisk is indeed the only non-commercial space for young people of sexual and gender diversity in the Village.

PROJECT GOALS

Listing and consolidating the services offered to LGBTQ+ youth in Montreal.

Allowing young people to express their reality and fight against the oppression they face.

Offering young people an alternative to bars as a place of socialization.

HOW CAN I KNOW ABOUT THE UPCOMING ACTIVITIES THAT TAKE PLACE AT L’ASTÉRISK?

Like the L’Asterisk roommates Facebook pages to be aware of their activities

Consult L'Astérisk's activity calendar

2019 May

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  • Soirée Jeunesse Lambda

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  • Group d'art-thérapie/Art-therapie group

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  • Neuro/Diversités

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  • Soirée Jeunesse Lambda

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  • Group d'art-thérapie/Art-therapie group

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  • Soirée Jeunesse Lambda

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  • Group d'art-thérapie/Art-therapie group

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  • Neuro/Diversités

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  • Soirée Jeunesse Lambda

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  • Group d'art-thérapie/Art-therapie group

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  • Neuro/Diversités

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  • Soirée Jeunesse Lambda