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Parents of LGBTQ Youth group begins this week!

We are excited to announce the launch of our newest group! Starting this Saturday, November 21 at our Douglassville location, the Parents of LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults group is for parents and caretakers who are seeking to provide and receive support from others.

If you’re wondering how best to support — and perhaps advocate for — your child of any age who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning, we are here to offer a safe space for families to find the support, education, and resources they need and deserve.

This group will meet one Saturday each month, from 12:30-2:00 pm. Group size is limited; group fees are $25 per person per session, or $42 per couple.


Click here for the group flyer or contact us for more information!
Pre-Registration for all groups is required. Please click here to register.

An LGBTQIA Glossary of Terms


lgbtq_sanctuaryA few years ago, the prevailing acronym for the gay community was, “LGB,” which stands for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi-Sexual. Over time, it grew to a more inclusive, “LGBT,” with the addition of Transgender to the mix. Pretty soon, people were using “LGBTQ” and “LGBTQIA” and a whole host of other versions until it all got a bit confusing!

So which acronym is the “right one” and which terms are ok to use? What does LGBTQIA mean? Well, there’s no simple answer there, which is why we’re providing this Glossary of Gender and Sexuality Terms to help you navigate the sometimes-unclear waters of LGBT-related language.

First, it’s important to note that a single label, acronym, or letter within an acronym could never sum up a whole group of people or even a single individual. We are all so much more than the categories into which we fit. But having these categories, labels, and terms helps us understand the topic at hand, helps us speak intentionally and clearly, and helps us demonstrate respect for the individuals to whom we are referring or speaking. That said, let’s talk terms! Read More…

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