In 2008, Kyle Richtig joined the Board of Directors of Algoma Pride. He and partner Randy Nicholas created the Queer Coffee Nights, a bi-weekly coffee group for the LGBT of Sault Ste. Marie. Queer Coffee Nights were held in the Arcadia Coffee House, with space generously donated by the management, (initially in the Whitespace Gallery!).
Queer Coffee Nights were planned as a safe space for queer individuals to meet and find support. Algoma Pride hosted queer dances; however these events were aimed at individuals who were 19+, and also was not inclusive for individuals in substance abuse recovery, for those still in the closet, youth under 19 and individuals not ready to join a larger event.