LGBTQIA+ Youth Resources


We Stand Together, as teachers, community partners, parents, guardians, and mentors to show our support. We stand together for those within our community who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Interested in supporting the We Stand Together initiative?

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Due to potential of national outreach, merch can only be sent to VIRGINIA residents

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We Stand Together Summit

October 14, 2023

Southside Behavioral Health, the Lean In Project, and Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services are proud to introduce the We Stand Together Summit coming to Danville on October 14, 2023.


This first of its kind regional event will feature resources, training, and education for and in support of the LGBTQIA+ community in Southside Virginia. This Summit seeks to further the community awareness of and response to LGBTQIA+ triumphs, disparities, and challenges.


We know that LGBTQIA+ youth who live in a community that is accepting have reported significantly lower rates of attempting suicide than those who do not and we believe the Southside could be community of support.


The We Stand Together Summit seeks to serve as one giant community response to the overwhelming need for education, inclusion, and protection of our beloved LGBTQIA+ identified community members. We Stand Together proudly to support and uplift LGBTQIA+ folx residing in Southside Virginia.


We hope you'll join us for this exciting community building event! We look forward to seeing you there. Register today and secure your spot at the 2023 We Stand Together Summit.


45% of LGBTQIA+ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year.


LGBTQIA+ youth who felt high social support from their family reported attempting suicide at less than half the rate of those who felt low or moderate social support.

Fewer than 1 in 3 transgender and nonbinary youth found their home to be gender-affirming.




Identity, Terminology and Acceptance Workshop

Southside Behavioral Health hosted a workshop Aug. 15, 2022, to convene a discussion of identity, terminology and acceptance.

Bryan Price, chairman of the board of Equality Virginia, conducted the workshop and led the discussion.

The event was organized in support of Southside's LGBTQIA+ youth and their adult allies.