Do you have a young person who identifies as LBGTQ+? Or perhaps they are interested in exploring their gender and/or sexuality? Knowing how to support them at this vulnerable time is really important. Connect and learn with other parents.
Parent Meeting-October 13, 2020 6:00-7:30 PM registration opens soon
LBGTQ+ Resource Fair-October 22, 2020 12:00-1:00 PM registration opens soon
Living in small towns can magnify the feelings of being accepted or rejected because differences are more visible in a tight knit community. Both of my children now identify as queer. When my daughter first came out, stigma was the basis of what I knew about LBGTQ issues. All I had ever wanted was for my children to be safe, healthy, happy and connected to family. Their sexuality/gender did not affect that. I am grateful for those who shared with me so I could care for my kids in the way they needed.
Matthew Dawson (they/them) will train with me. He is a recent college neuroscience graduate. “Early in my life it became apparent that typical gender roles just weren’t for me. Although full of bumps and turns, my path led to a supportive and understanding community around me.” Their degree in neuroscience allows for a deeper comprehension of the importance of brain states and how trauma can be held in the body. Matthew is particularly excited about connecting with LGBTQ+ youth and listening to their stories.