Pride Talk

2S/LGBTQIA+ communities are disproportionately impacted by suicide, but suicide prevention interventions for this population are lacking.

Pride talk is an innovative research project that aims to develop an online training to equip 2S/LGBTQIA+ individuals to be more alert to their peers who are thinking of suicide and to be able to connect them with further help. This intervention builds on the long history of peer supports within 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities and will empower 2S/LGBTQIA+ individuals to take an active role in suicide prevention and to make a difference in their community.

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We are seeking individuals above 18 years old who:
  • identify as 2S/LGBTQIA+
  • live in Canada
  • have received support from a 2S/LGBTQIA+ peer AND/OR provided support to a 2S/LGBTQIA+ peer for suicidal thoughts in a non-professional context.

Prospective participants must first complete an online questionnaire to determine their eligibility for the project. This step ensures a diverse range of perspectives and experiences in the data collection process.

Selected participants will be invited to partake in a 90-minute online interview, conducted in either French or English via Zoom. Participants who take part in the interview will be compensated $75 for their time.

If you're thinking about suicide, experiencing a mental health crisis or worried about a loved one, there is help.

You can call 1 866 APPELLE (1 866 277-3553) if you are in Quebec, and 988 elsewhere in Canada..

This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Principal Investigator
Olivier Ferlatte (Université de Montréal)

Adam Bourne (La Trobe University)
Ahmed Hamila (Université de Montréal)
Brittany Jakubiec, Kimberly Seida (EGALE)
Hannah Kia (University of British Columbia)
Edward Lee (Université de Montréal)
John Oliffe (University of British Columbia)
Travis Salway (Simon Fraser University)

Community Partners
Michael Kwag (CBRC)
Nitika Rewari, Krista Benes (MHCC)

Kim Basque, Marie Hautval (AQPS)
Brock Dumville (CPSM)

Project Coordinator
Ida Giugnatico (Université de Montréal)

Research Assistant
Kinda Wassef (Université de Montréal)

Emmanuelle Gareau  (Université de Montréal)
Arlette Ibrahim (Université de Montréal)
Cindy Lufuluabo-Mukundi (Université de Montréal)
Simon Ouellet (Université de Montréal)

Pride Talk is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and approved by the Comité d’éthique de la recherche en sciences et en santé (CERSES) of the Université de Montréal (no 2023-4488)