Dec
18
Tue
2018
Holidays: Paving the Way – Support Meeting
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holidays: Paving the Way - Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Break out groups for both, our LGBTQ+, and, Transgender, will meet on the third Tuesday of December. Meetings are open to all ages and orientations and we encourage you to attend during this holiday season; a potentially especially challenging time.

Let’s help ourselves and others realize that what may seem like an innocent comment, question or mistake but can have a lasting negative impact, perhaps permanently altering their relationship with you and your child. Enlisting everyone in the process of making it work will lead to a more positive result.

Here are some questions to consider when deciding what and with whom to communicate:

– For anyone who you wish to communicate with about your child’s gender, what do you want them to know? To do?

– Who will tell them and how will communication be handled? Communicating with Friends and Family is a helpful resource for different ideas, language and approaches.

– If there will be guests attending who have never met your child, be clear with your hosts or others who have invited them about what, if anything, you want them to communicate about your child’s gender. If necessary, be very direct:

And here are a few other ideas to keep in mind about communication:

– Be careful starting with ultimatums. Instead, try to create space for questions from those with whom you are communicating. Help them understand that they don’t have to agree or be comfortable for the holidays to be positive. Invite them to listen and learn.
Provide sample language they can use with your child, like “that must be hard,” “I appreciate you sharing,” or “I can’t imagine what that would feel like.”

– Be clear about what is off-limits. If your child does not want to discuss their gender, others must know that.
If people are struggling with particular aspects of your child’s gender, they need to know that that is not something to discuss with your child.

– Try not to place blame for past experiences.

Our confidentiality statement can be found here.

Jan
22
Tue
2019
Support Meeting
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains

PFLAG offers two support groups, typically on the fourth Tuesday of every month. One of the groups is for LGBQ + their allies and the other group is for Transgender people and their allies. The groups meet at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings usually run until 8:00 p.m.

We get together in a private room at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

We pledge to protect everyone’s confidentiality.  And everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a safe place to share, or just listen, if you aren’t yet ready to share. If you would like more information, please call (530) 798-5367 or 530 277-0489.

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Support Meeting
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains

PFLAG offers two support groups, typically on the fourth Tuesday of every month. One of the groups is for LGBQ + their allies and the other group is for Transgender people and their allies. The groups meet at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings usually run until 8:00 p.m.

We get together in a private room at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

We pledge to protect everyone’s confidentiality.  And everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a safe place to share, or just listen, if you aren’t yet ready to share. If you would like more information, please call (530) 798-5367 or 530 277-0489.

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Support Meeting
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains

PFLAG offers two support groups, typically on the fourth Tuesday of every month. One of the groups is for LGBQ + their allies and the other group is for Transgender people and their allies. The groups meet at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings usually run until 8:00 p.m.

We get together in a private room at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

We pledge to protect everyone’s confidentiality.  And everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a safe place to share, or just listen, if you aren’t yet ready to share. If you would like more information, please call (530) 798-5367 or 530 277-0489.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Support Meeting
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains

PFLAG offers two support groups, typically on the fourth Tuesday of every month. One of the groups is for LGBQ + their allies and the other group is for Transgender people and their allies. The groups meet at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings usually run until 8:00 p.m.

We get together in a private room at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

We pledge to protect everyone’s confidentiality.  And everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a safe place to share, or just listen, if you aren’t yet ready to share. If you would like more information, please call (530) 798-5367 or 530 277-0489.

May
28
Tue
2019
Support Meeting
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains

PFLAG offers two support groups, typically on the fourth Tuesday of every month. One of the groups is for LGBQ + their allies and the other group is for Transgender people and their allies. The groups meet at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings usually run until 8:00 p.m.

We get together in a private room at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

We pledge to protect everyone’s confidentiality.  And everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a safe place to share, or just listen, if you aren’t yet ready to share. If you would like more information, please call (530) 798-5367 or 530 277-0489.

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Support Meeting
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains

PFLAG offers two support groups, typically on the fourth Tuesday of every month. One of the groups is for LGBQ + their allies and the other group is for Transgender people and their allies. The groups meet at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings usually run until 8:00 p.m.

We get together in a private room at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

We pledge to protect everyone’s confidentiality.  And everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a safe place to share, or just listen, if you aren’t yet ready to share. If you would like more information, please call (530) 798-5367 or 530 277-0489.

Jul
23
Tue
2019
Support Meeting
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains

PFLAG offers two support groups, typically on the fourth Tuesday of every month. One of the groups is for LGBQ + their allies and the other group is for Transgender people and their allies. The groups meet at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings usually run until 8:00 p.m.

We get together in a private room at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

We pledge to protect everyone’s confidentiality.  And everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a safe place to share, or just listen, if you aren’t yet ready to share. If you would like more information, please call (530) 798-5367 or 530 277-0489.

Aug
27
Tue
2019
Support Meeting
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains

PFLAG offers two support groups, typically on the fourth Tuesday of every month. One of the groups is for LGBQ + their allies and the other group is for Transgender people and their allies. The groups meet at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings usually run until 8:00 p.m.

We get together in a private room at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

We pledge to protect everyone’s confidentiality.  And everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a safe place to share, or just listen, if you aren’t yet ready to share. If you would like more information, please call (530) 798-5367 or 530 277-0489.

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Support Meeting
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Meeting @ Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains

PFLAG offers two support groups, typically on the fourth Tuesday of every month. One of the groups is for LGBQ + their allies and the other group is for Transgender people and their allies. The groups meet at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings usually run until 8:00 p.m.

We get together in a private room at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

We pledge to protect everyone’s confidentiality.  And everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a safe place to share, or just listen, if you aren’t yet ready to share. If you would like more information, please call (530) 798-5367 or 530 277-0489.