Support and Social Activities
A facilitated discussion and social group, run by the Gay Alliance, to provide the families of trans* adolescents with a safe forum for self-expression, a shared network of support, and to be a central hub of knowledge and resources. Please join us on the first Tuesday of the month at the LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gay Alliance. 100 College Ave, Rochester, NY 14607.
Madeleine Reynolds Bolz provides counseling for children, young adults and parents. She is experienced in Play Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for a variety of issues. Special areas of interest are children of gay parents and families experiencing chronic illness and loss. Some insurance is accepted and a sliding fee scale is available.
Our mission is to provide transgender and gender-variant youth with a safe, fun, and unique camp experience during which they are able to express gender however they are comfortable and connect with others in similar situations. This is a weeklong overnight camp for transgender and gender-variant youth ages 8-15.
Camp Aranu’tiq is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. It was born out of the idea that transgender and gender-variant youth needed a safe place to relate to others like them, away from home, in a beautiful rural setting where they can concentrate on what every camper loves: having fun. We are planning our first-ever camp week during the summer of 2010. We will be making every effort to have Aranu’tiq available to transgender and gender-variant youth from all socio-economic backgrounds. Due to the sensitive nature of our program, the exact location of Aranu’tiq can be obtained by interested parents, volunteers, and campers by contacting us (click on link: “contact us”). The camp is in the New England area. We are currently working on obtaining grants and individual and corporate contributions. If you or your organization would like to make a donation, please click “donate” to do so directly online, or contact us via email or phone.
Vickijo Campanaro-Cummings is a New York Licensed and national certified psychotherapist with graduate degrees in counseling, psychology, music and education. She has been in private practice for over 25 years. Vickijo has held positions as educator, therapist and consultant at a number of institutions including Nazareth College of Rochester. She has also run workshops and groups on a variety of topics. Vickijo originated the first and longest running straight spouse Support Group in New York State. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis and Thought Field Therapy. Vickijo is the associate director for the The Assisi Institute, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster the integration of the mystical traditions of both Eastern and Western spirituality.
She also specializes in straight spouse support.
Gail Ferraioli provides mediation services in a healing, neutral environment for couples and families. She helps them to resolve or manage conflict so they can move forward with greater harmony and peace as they choose to remain together, separate or divorce. Complimentary consultations are offered.
Families Joined by Love is a weblog which provides a one-stop bookstore, resource guide, and community for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender parents and their loved ones.
With this blog, we aim to bring LGBT families and allies together for discussion and activism to promote marriage equality, social acceptance, and family building opportunities for the LGBT community.
A website that provides support and resources for parents of gay children.