June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, and the Alexandria LGBTQ Task Force and Alexandria Library will be hosting Celebrate Alexandria Pride Workshops on June 3-5, 2021. A variety of educational and creative virtual workshops will be offered over the three days. Presenters and facilitators will include members of the Alexandria LGBTQ Task Force and other local and state partners.
Information about June 3 workshops and registration: https://alexlibraryva.org/event/5130388
Information about June 4 workshops and registration: https://alexlibraryva.org/event/5130389
10AM - Drag Queen Storytime with Citrine
This event requires a separate registration. Please learn more and register here
12 PM - How to Spot Mental Health Concerns in LGBTQ+ Youth
Safe Space NOVA Executive Director, Jordan L. Costen-Sumpter and Denisha Johnson, LCSW
Mental health concerns plague the LGBTQ+ community at an exceedingly high rate. Even worse, symptoms - the early signs that there are mental health concerns - are overlooked, ignored, or misdiagnosed. The purpose of this training is to provide parents and caretakers with signs of mental health concerns so that they are better equipped to identify them in children and provide helpful resources.
2 PM - Helpful Hints for the Coming Out Process - Guidance for Families, Parents/Caregivers, and Service Providers
Safe Space NOVA Executive Director, Jordan L. Costen-Sumpter
The coming out process of understanding and accepting a sexual orientation and/or gender identity can be difficult with the response of close family members and friends playing a huge role. With this training parents and caretakers will be provided with the information and resources needed to properly navigate the process.