Websites & Materials
Lead with Love Resource List
PDF with list of resources related to LGBTQ issues.
A Note to My Kid
"A NoteToMyKid.com provides parents of LGBT and questioning youth, or any parent for that matter, with a platform for expressing unconditional love." -from the website.
LGBTQ Resource List
Maintained by one of our chapter board members, the LGBTQ Resource List is a comprehensive website created to organize and share information and resources that may be helpful to people who identify somewhere along the rainbow spectrum of gender identity and orientation, as well as resources helpful to family, friends, and allies.
Welcoming Congregations are those whose members actively and thoughtfully welcome the GLBTQ community and their families. If your congregation fits this description, please use the form at the bottom of the linked page to be included in our list. PFLAG offers a number of resources for welcoming faith communities at its website.
Faith + LGBT
Many people struggle with a conflict between what their faith tradition says about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and their love for their LGBT loved ones or their own gender identity or sexual orientation.
The following resources may be helpful for those seeking to address these conflicts:
Faith in Our Families: Parents, Families and Friends Talk About Religion and Homosexuality. This is a PFLAG publication in .pdf format with the following description: "Discovering that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using personal experiences, this publication provides examples for reconciling your faith with the knowledge that a loved one is gay."
What the Bible Says -- and Doesn't Say -- About Homosexuality. This is a resource from SoulForce in .pdf format which answers the following question: "How can you consider yourself a Christian when you are also gay?"
be not afraid. This PFLAG publication in .pdf format, from the Straight for Equality series, is specifically designed for straight allies in faith communities.
AIDS/HIV Services Group (ASG) offers life coaching for teens (goal setting, problem solving, creating a vision for the future, communication skills), HIV and STI risk reduction testing and counseling (testing always comes with counseling, but stand alone counseling and education are also available), and short term mental health support. If a teen (or a parent) is experiencing mental health distress, a licensed mental health professional can see them in our office for counseling very quickly. ASG will soon be offering Project Thrive: health and wellness education series for gay or bisexual men who are HIV-negative. The course is a fantastic peer support group that highlights wellness topics such as stress reduction, nutrition, and exercise. All ASG services are available without cost.
Events and Information for the Charlottesville Gay and Lesbian Community: www.gaycville.org
Other Central Virginia Area Resources
The Central Virginia LGBTQ Community Resource List page is maintained by one of our board members and has other helpful resource information for those in the PFLAG Blue Ridge region.
The file below contains a list of community resources provided by the Shenandoah Valley Gay & Lesbian Association (SVGLA):