Show Support for Your LGBTQ Loved Ones this Saturday at Charlottesville Pride!

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PFLAG is the original ally organization, and PFLAG Blue Ridge encourages parents, families, friends, and allies to show support of LGBTQ loved ones this Saturday by attending the Charlottesville Pride Festival.

The Pride Fest will be held in Lee Park from 11am-7pm, and will feature activities and vendors for the entire family.

We’d love to have you stop by our booth to learn more about our work in education, support, and advocacy. If you are the parent or caregiver of a gender non-conforming youth, we’d love to talk with you about our monthly support group designated for families of transgender individuals.

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones this Saturday as we show our pride and support!

Announcement Regarding Change In Charlottesville Group Meetings

In an effort to best respond to the needs of our community and the members we serve, PFLAG Blue Ridge is making the following change to our Charlottesville group meetings, which meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at ASG:

Our Charlottesville meetings will now be designated for parents/families of transgender youth.

The majority of our regular participants over the last year and a half have been parents and caregivers of trans* and gender nonconforming children and teenagers, and a large majority of our contacts seeking support are related to gender identity questions.

We feel that this change in our meeting format will offer means of providing a regular “safe space” for those families who are looking for in-person support, and allow us to better focus our group’s mission.

Our Harrisonburg group remains open to LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.

As always, individuals looking for peer support or who have other needs beyond the scope of our Charlottesville group meetings are welcome to contact us, and one or more of our volunteers will be happy to meet with you in person, or talk by phone or email.

via Cville Pride – Victory!: Cville City Council Takes a Stand

Charlottesville Pride Community Network

Last night, during the public hearing (and first reading) of the proposed antidiscrimination ordinance and human rights commission, the Council added in language about sexual orientation and gender identity that had previously been absent.

This is a huge step. Doing this could invite a challenge from the state.

As Dave Norris, one of the councillors said, “Let’s do it. If it gets challenged, so be it.”

Email the city council NOW and tell them thank you for showing enough courage to do the right thing.

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