What we do:

We offer workshops upon request to cover a range of LGBQ/T topics from gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, to best practices in supporting the trans people in your life. We adapt material to fit the needs and understanding of the group present which can range from introductory workshops to more specialized ones on narrower topics for example dysphoria, passing, and microaggressions.

Why do we separate the T in LGBQ/T?

The acronym LGBQ/T stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender.

There are many variations of the LGBQ/T acronym used across the country and globally.

At The Center for Hope and Healing, we use LGBQ/T to highlight that the experience of trans folx is very different from that of non-trans LGBQ people despite the fact that the communities are often lumped together.

Why do we use pronouns?

Pronouns are an easy way to get to know someone and show that you respect them and see them in their entirety. Just as you ask someone’s name when you meet them to know what they go by, their pronouns are another way to refer to them respectfully.

It can be painful to be mispronouned because it can feel like someone doesn’t see you for who you actually are and can ruin someone’s day or even week. Next time you introduce yourself to someone, tell them your pronouns and ask for theirs as well, it’s a great way to start off a new friendship!

GLADLY

Fridays @3pm

GLADLY is a group for high school aged LGBQ/T young people to come together once a week and give voice to their experiences while being in community with others. We share resources and stories with one another while providing relevant psychoeducational tools related to coping with things like dysphoria, transitions (social, legal, and/or medical), and other things that may be coming up in their lives. We also set aside time to engage in creative self-care activities like drawing, painting, beading, etc.

For more information contact [email protected] or call 978-452-7721 ext. 102

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Resources

Welcome to the Trevor Support Center, a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more! 

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/trevor-support-center/#sm.000010w6yv2o61fbwq8acpan0satw

Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. 

https://pflag.org/

My Kid Is Gay is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children. My Kid Is Gay sources voices from across the world to help answer the many questions that parents (and family members, and even teachers!) have about the LGBTQIA young people in their life, including advice from parents, youth, and experts on a variety of topics related to sexuality and gender identity.

http://mykidisgay.com/

Here are some key terms that relate to the LGBTQ community. Keep in mind that there are many ways to define these common words and phrases. Remember, the only person who has the power to label you, is YOU!

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/trvr_support_center/glossary/#sm.000010w6yv2o61fbwq8acpan0satw