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.

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

From Trans Student Equality Resources:

What is the Transgender Day of Visibility?
TDoV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe and to help fight transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community.

When is TDoV?
TDoV is on March 31st every year!

Where is TDoV?
Everywhere! We encourage you to create panels, talk to friends, and spread knowledge about the trans community no matter where you are! You can also join our Facebook event and use hashtag #tdov on Tumblr and Twitter.

Who started TDoV?
Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, created in TDoV in 2009 to celebrate the trans community in a positive light. Read more about it here.