Looking for information or support because of recent headlines?

from PFLAG National:

Looking for information or support because of recent headlines?

Many current PFLAG members are parenting a transgender, gender creative or gender questioning youth or are members of the transgender community, and we understand that you may have questions, tools, guidance or just need support. We can and will support you wherever you are in your journey of understanding, acceptance and affirmation, even if you are just getting started.

You are not alone.  

For transgender, gender creative or gender questioning youth:  

  • If you are contemplating self-harm: please call: Trevor Project’s Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 (toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week). To access instant chat or text supports visit: The Trevor Project
  • Visit Trevor Project’s online community specifically for LGBTQ young people 13-24 (with over 110,000 members) visit: Trevor Space
  • Hear others tell their stories and add your own at: Trans People Speak.

For parents, grandparents, siblings or allies of a transgender, gender creative or gender questioning youth: 

Check for a local chapter in your area or reach out to info@pflag.org for assistance for PFLAG to support you directly. [PFLAG Blue Ridge’s website is www.pflagblueridge.org and you may contact us by email at pflagbr@gmail.com. PFLAG Blue Ridge serves the Central Virginia area (Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and surrounding regions) and offers monthly support groups.]

Other resources include:

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.