If you’re exploring your own identity or supporting someone else who is, it can feel very lonely and isolating sometimes. So, here are a few LGBTQ+ related resources to check out if you want to hear others’ stories, want to share your own, or want to just feel connected and seen!
13 W. Beverley St., 5th Floor, Staunton, VA 24401
“Since its founding, the Shenandoah LGBTQ+ Center has prioritized community collaboration to listen to and address the issues that LGBTQ+ valley residents find most pressing. That community input has led us to create peer-to-peer support groups and a series of life skills classes to address the mental and physical health, job readiness, and resiliency of LGBTQ+ people of all ages.”
- Offers groups, connections, resources, and support to the LGBTQ+ community
Friendly City Safe Space
Daniel Bellerose, Site Director
217 South Liberty Street, Suite 203, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
The Friendly City Safe Space is a program of the Shenandoah LGBTQ+ Center, serving Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about programs and volunteer opportunities!
Q Chat Space 4 Teens
Online LGBTQ+ discussion groups creating a dedicated space to come together with other youth and discuss topics relevant to their identities and experiences.
“We are parents, families, friends, and allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBTQ+] loved ones to promote support, education, and advocacy.”
- Offers LGBTQ+ monthly groups for support and education and many other things!
Get information on or connected to the larger LGBTQ+ PFLAG network here: https://pflag.org
A 501c3 nonprofit organization. Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Check out their LGBTQ+ Facebook page and group!
“Transgender Health Alliance of Central Virginia is healthcare providers, community advocates, and transgender individuals and their loved ones working together to improve the level of care for the transgender [and LGBTQ+] community in our region.”
Hormone replacement information and services for LGBTQ+ teens
We are on the list!
PFLAG Resource Guide/Questions and Answers for LGBTQ+ Youth
“The Trevor Project is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning [LGBTQ+] youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.”
- Offers 24/7 text, call, or chat for crisis counselor support
Great accessible LGBTQ+ friendly information for kids (or kids at heart) of all ages!