The GET Network Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established in 2015 to empower, inspire, and facilitate trust and equality for everyone regardless of gender assigned at birth. The organization serves primarily the transgender community but also supports and provides education for the entire LGBT community. The organization provides monthly support groups for transgender individuals and their families. The certified and trained professionals as well as the board members are all volunteers. There are currently 9 board members with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. The organization works hard to make sure many different voices are represented on the board, including youth. GET provides support group for transgender and gender questioning adults, teens, children, their family members and allies. The support groups are run by professional psychotherapists, either certified transgender care therapists or mental health counselors (3), and 2 group leaders recruited from LGBTQ community with more than 10 years of…
Arts for ACT Gallery located in historic downtown Fort Myers, in the front of the Arcade Building. It is a pace-setting, award winning and 100% non-profit gallery owned and operated by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., a non-profit agency that provides shelter and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. http://www.artsforactgallery.com
https://www.visualityflorida.org/ The mission of Visuality is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer plus communities and our allies by providing activities, programs, educational events and services that create community, empower community members, provide essential resources, advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support out cultural diversity. We strive to end violence, harassment , and discrimination based on real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or sexual expression. We envision a healthy society marked by permanent positive changes in recognition and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ communities; that all individuals are able to fulfill their potential, realize their value and live their lives with honesty and dignity without having to pretend, lie or hide due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or sexual expression. Visuality is a safe and welcoming environment where youth can engage in social activities, educational programs and…
https://www.pflag.org/chapter/pflag-fort-myers Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 volunteer Regional Directors.
Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance” through its varied educational programs and by continuing to tell Matthew’s story. http://www.matthewshepard.org/
The Foundation for Family and Marriage Equality was formed to continue Freedom to Marry Day events in Houston and to educate throughout the year on the issue of same-sex marriage and family diversity. http://www.familyequality.org
Rev. Dr. West offers the GLBT community further insight to one of the most important journeys in our lives. Coming Out continues to be a social and familial challenge. In this world, many are forced to keep their sexual orientation hidden to keep a job…or protect their lives. Rev. Dr. West provides a different perspective on the coming out process…reclaiming it as a process of spiritual growth. http://mccchurch.org/download/theology/sexandspirit/ComingOutSacrament.pdf