LGBTQIA+ Youth Resources

WE STAND TOGETHER

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?

Email us to receive We Stand Together merch!

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

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To receive your FREE We Stand Together Merch Email prevention@southsidebh.org

Include in your email:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Full Mailing Address

What items you would like sent:

  • Bracelet
  • Window Cling
  • Pin

Thank you!

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Parents of LGBT+

Support Group

This group is for parents of LGBTQ+ youth who are looking for support along their journey to be the best parent they can be for their kid(s). We discuss topics such as:

  • Building a trusting relationship with your youth
  • Dealing with family members who are not supportive
  • Coming out as a parent of an LGBTQ+ child
  • Supporting your kid as they find their identity
  • Helping your child to navigate social media influences
  • Learning LGBTQ+ terms and definitions
  • Reconciling your faith with your LGBTQ+ child
  • Locating safe spaces both for you and your child
  • and much more!

We meet virtually on Mondays from 3 PM – 4 PM and are now accepting new participants. Please email vaparentsoflgbtqyouth@gmail.com for more information and/or to complete a screening.

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

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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.

 

 

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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.