We are torn to bits about the passing of Leelah Alcorn. In response, Inside/Out Youth Services will be conducting its Fostering Awareness for LGBTIQ Youth presentation FREE for the community on January 10th 4pm at 412 S. Tejon Street. The training will cover LGBTIQ terminology, possible outcomes of family rejection and methods of how to support your child when they come out based on research conducted by the Family Acceptance Project.

If you can’t make it make it check out the Family Acceptance Project website at familyproject.sfsu.edu. They have resources for families and even have them available in Spanish!

We have a local PFLAG National chapter here in Colorado Springs for families who are struggling to find acceptance for their child, and a program TYES for families with transgender children. For more information check out their website at www.cspflag.org.

If you know someone or if you are thinking about suicide call our friends at The Trevor Project Lifeline available 24/7: 1-866-488-7386