1st Fridays from 6:30 – 8 PM [HYBRID]
3rd Mondays from 6:30 – 8 PM [HYBRID]
Facilitator: Remi Jäger (they/them)
Open to anyone who identifies as or is questioning being on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrums.
We hope to provide a casual place for our community to connect, to support one another, and to talk about our successes, difficulties, joys and struggles as Ace and Aro people.
2nd Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8 PM [IN-PERSON]
4th Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 PM [VIRTUAL]
Facilitator: Trev Lewis
This social support group is for individuals (ages 18+) who experience sexual and/or romantic attraction to more than one gender. This includes, but is not limited to, people who identify as bisexual/romantic, pansexual/romantic, sexually/romantically fluid, omnisexual/romantic, and polysexual/romantic.
All multisexual/romantic identities and experiences are welcome and will be affirmed and validated in this group. We are passionate about creating a space for local bi/pan+ folks to be their authentic selves, find and provide support, share resources, and build community.
2nd Sundays from 3 – 4:30 PM [IN-PERSON]
Facilitator: Kasha Herek (she/they)
Family Connections is a group for families with trans and gender-diverse children. We aim to co-create an affirming space to build community, provide social support, celebrate gender diversity, and have fun!
To find out more, please register at: http://heshezewe.org/contact.
3rd Mondays from 6 – 7:30 PM [VIRTUAL]
Facilitator: Quinci Rockette (she/her)
This open support group is for individuals (ages 18+) who have experienced intimate partner violence and identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. This group will provide a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ survivors to come together and talk about the unique struggles and barriers that they face while also celebrating their diversity and strength. Survivors will be able to connect and learn from one another while focusing on how to move forward, with an emphasis on safety and healthy relationships.
3rd Fridays from 7 – 8:30 PM [HYBRID]
Facilitator: Dexter Davis (he/him)
The Men in Transition (MIT) is a social support group dedicated to providing a safe space and platform centering the unique experiences of transmen. MIT is dedicated to improving access to resource referrals, providing leadership development and skill-building opportunities, and connecting transmen with community connections.
We look forward to getting to know the amazing transmen of the 757!
4th Mondays from 6 – 7:30 PM [IN-PERSON]
Facilitator: Greg (he/him)
Please join the Men’s HIV Empowerment Group for friendship, networking, and discussion.
This group is open to all men of all sexualities. Newly diagnosed and long-term survivors are welcome. If you have questions or concerns, please call/text Greg at 804-617-1930.
2nd Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 PM [VIRTUAL]
4th Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 PM [IN-PERSON]
Facilitator: Remi Jäger (they/them)
The Non-Binary+ Social Support Group is for individuals who identify and/or express their gender outside of the gender binary. This includes, but is not limited to, people who identify as non-binary, genderfluid, genderqueer, Two-Spirit, and agender.
All non-binary identities and experiences are welcome and will be affirmed and validated in this group. We are passionate about creating a space for local non-binary+ folks to be their authentic selves, find and provide support, share resources, and build community.
2nd Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 PM
Facilitator: Jennifer Burroughs (she/her)
People who are transgender or gender non-conforming often have families that can benefit from a peer support group. SOFFA offers a nonjudgmental, safe emotional space to talk with others who have similar experiences.
Facilitator, Jennifer Burroughs says, “SOFFA helped me feel like I wasn’t alone.” Co-facilitator, Carolyn Caywood adds, “Even though we transitioned a decade ago, I treasure talking with others who understand.”
Please share our welcome with anyone who needs it. We promise privacy and confidentiality, a (virtual) sofa and a shoulder.
1st Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 PM [VIRTUAL]
3rd Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 PM [IN-PERSON]
Facilitator: Stephanie Martinez (she/her)
This group is a peer-facilitated social support group in Hampton Roads for transgender women and transfeminine people (ages 18+).
Regardless of your unique journey, we can all support each other in a safe, caring, and validating environment. Our purpose is to provide support but also receive feedback to grow and move the group in directions needed most. Our group will evolve and remain fluid to give as much support to the community as possible.
Transition leads people down varying paths/phases, and each are more easily accomplished with support. Regardless of your path, YOU ARE TRANS ENOUGH!
2nd Wednesdays from 12 – 2 PM
Facilitator: Ruth Fordham (she/her)
Women who attend this group express their experiences using the following words: Involvement, Empowering, Informative, Phenomenal, Educational, Togetherness, Encouraging, Community, I A M S K = I am my Sister’s Keeper…
Any Woman, transgender and cisgender alike, who has a need for this group PLEASE join us!!
Empower us with your Voice!!! You’re not alone. We’re here for each other. We look forward to meeting you!!! Become a part of the LGBT Life Center’s Women’s HIV Empowerment Group!!!
3rd Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8PM
Facilitator: Kristina Vander Meer (she/her)
This social support group is for women and woman-aligned individuals (ages 18+) who experience sexual and/or romantic attraction to other women and woman-aligned individuals. This includes, but is not limited to, people who identify as Lesbians, Sapphics, WLW, and Same-Gender Loving Women. This is an opt-in community: all queer women+ are welcome, no questions asked! We are here to be our authentic selves, find and provide support, share resources, and build community.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9 PM [IN-PERSON]
Facilitator: Nicole Pixler (she/her)
YOUth Matter is a social support group for local youth (aged 12 – 18), who experience marginalization based on their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. It is a space for LGBTQ+ youth to be their authentic selves, find and provide support, share resources, and build community.
The meeting usually consists of introductions/icebreakers, a group share-out/discussion, and games/activities. Once a youth attends their first meeting, we can get them connected to our Discord server, if desired. It’s a chance for folks to stay connected/engaged between meetings.