We Stand Together Summit

Southside Behavioral Health, the Lean In Project, and Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services were proud to have hosted the We Stand Together Summit in Danville on October 14, 2023.

This first of its kind regional event featured 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 serves 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.