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Support LGBTQIA+

There are many ways for family, friends and community

members to support LGBTQIA+ people:​

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  • Provide a welcoming and as safe an environment as you can. It is not possible to guarantee that a space will always be safe but it can always be welcoming.

  • Talk and listen to LGBTQIA+ people with respect.

  • Be a role model for kindness and inclusion.

  • Avoid making assumptions about people, including about their sexual orientation or gender identity. You cannot know from looking at a person how they identify.  

  • Use the correct pronoun. If you don't know, you should ask or use "they/them". If you get it wrong, quickly apologize and repeat the sentence with the correct pronoun. If someone else uses the wrong pronouns, role model by using the correct one. Do not make a big fuss about it and allow the LGBTQIA+ person to address the mistake.

  • Attend LGBTQIA+ community events as an ally. Include LGBTQIA+ friends and their partner in friend group activities and events, like weddings and baby showers.

  • Allies should not wear clothes or accessories that would make someone think they're LGBTQIA+.

  • Get involved and stay informed. Educate yourself on what an ally is and LGBTQIA+ topics. Do not expect LGBTQIA+ people to educate you. You can find resources here and a glossary here.

  • Do not assume you know what LGBTQIA+ community members want. Allow them to share what they want and support those things.

  • If you see someone bullying or being disrespectful, step in and let them know that is not acceptable behavior.

  • Learn stigma-free language. The Centers for Disease Control offers a list here.

  • Check out this video series from our partner organization, Green Peak Alliance, here.

  • Donate to local and regional organizations supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

NEWS

Transgender Support Groups

Every third Thursday the Greater Rockingham LGBTQIA+ Group offers free peer support groups for transgender folks. Teens, 13-17, meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and adults, 18+, meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meetings are held at Parks Place. Snacks will be provided. The groups will be led by a transgender staff member.

Sign up today for Computer Skills Training for the Workplace

Learn the basics of using a computer with this FREE five-week program. The class will be held at the Windsor Resource Center from June 11 to July 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Attend all five classes to qualify for a free laptop. To sign up, call 802-885-8300.

GFC Bookstore

You can now purchase in bulk materials that have been created by GFC staff at cost plus shipping and tax. This includes books, journals, bookmarks, and stickers.  Click here!​

March 2024 Newsletter

Want to see what we're up to? Download our newsletter for updates, achievements, and upcoming events! Click here to read.

LGBTQIA+ Hangout

Join us for a FREE hangout for LGBTQIA+ members, ages 18 and old. Stop by Parks Place from 2-4pm on the second Saturday of each month for writing, crafting, reading, gaming, or just hanging out. 

Online Narcan training
If you've picked up a package of Narcan or Naloxone and don't know how to use it, check out this video with instructions from the Vermont Department of Health.

Windham County calendar

Discover fun area activities for families.

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