Side by Side (formerly ROSMY) February 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to your monthly Side by Side newsletter!
Side by Side youth, staff, and volunteers at Equality Virginia's Day of Action.
Side by Side at the Day of Action

Over 14 Side by Side youth along with staff and volunteers attended Equality Virginia's Day of Action earlier this month. The Day of Action provided youth an opportunity to meet with legislative aides, learn more about the General Assembly, and connect with community leaders from across the state. Side by Side is honored to continue to serve as a partner in this
Side by Side youth, Chandler Wilson, in Buzzfeed Video
Side by Side Youth Featured in Buzzfeed Video

Chandler Wilson, an amazing Side by Side youth, was recently featured in a short Buzzfeed video about their non-binary identity. The video is a great way to learn more about non-binary identities and we are so proud of Chandler for sharing their story online!

"It was coming out as non-binary that made me feel less confused." 
2527 W. Main St.
Side by Side Friend & Fundraiser at Helen's
Sunday, February 19th 6pm-9pm

2527 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA

Join Side by Side for unlimited beer and pizza (while supplies last) for a $10 cover at Helen's Restaurant (2527 W. Main St.) in the Fan and help us continue to provide supportive communities for Virginia's LGBTQ+ youth to define themselves, belong, and flourish. 
This is a great chance to learn more about Side by Side (formerly ROSMY) and the great work we do in supporting LGBTQ+ youth in our community. The event is a friend and fundraiser so please be encouraged to invite friends and family!
**Please note this is a Friends of Side by Side event and is therefore 21+ only.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook 
Kate Willoughby Hall and family as featured in Boomer magazine.
Side by Side Family Story Featured in Boomer Magazine

Check out this moving story from Kate Willoughby Hall about her trans daughter, the coming out process, and how Side by Side and our partners at He She Ze & We provided support!

"At this point, and after a period of denial, we pushed our grief and fear aside to support our child, who, after months of counseling socially transitioned as a female nine months after she came out to us." 

Side by Side Celebrates Black History Month
February is Black History Month and Side by Side is honoring the amazing talent, bravery, grace, and awesomeness of Black LGBTQ+ heroes all month long! We'll be sharing stories of Black LGBTQ+ leaders during groups this month, and sharing videos and stories of Black LGBTQ+ history on our Facebook page.

Follow us on Facebook to learn more. 
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