Our Programs

 
 

Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Support Group

Join us in this safe space and share you story of your journey, trials, and successes. This is an open forum discussion group for trans, gender non-conforming, families and allies.

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timing

4th Thursday of every month
Evening at 6pm

Location

Bayard Rustin Community Center
635 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

 

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

We’re running a 10-week program with two facilitators that guide individuals through the process of grieving. This is a safe zone and all that is shared within the group will remain confidential.

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Availability

1st and 3rd Monday of each month
6pm - 8pm

Location

Bayard Rustin Community Center
635 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

 

Additional Programs and Services

  • Youth Programs - Programs serve children and youth of all ages, and encompass a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, youth development, arts, social engagement, and more.

  • The Little Free Pantry was created by Rose Falvey - a pantry for homeless persons and others in need could take food and needed hygiene supplies from the pantry at any time without having to face the embarrassment that some have when asking for help. It is resupplied by donations from volunteers who personally restock items that are needed for survival on the street and is one of the services that Montgomery PRIDE United provides to the community.

  • Advocacy and Activism - Our members regularly represent the LGBTQ community when human and civil rights are being threatened and are a recognized force when speaking on issues involving our community. Members have been scheduled speakers before the Alabama Senate Health Committee addressing LGBTQ rights and are regular speakers on LGBTQ issues throughout the State.

  • Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Empowerment - Support groups are led by transgender or gender non-conforming individuals and many volunteers and leaders in our organization identify as such. Montgomery PRIDE United utilizes available services helping transgender and gender non-conforming persons find the resources needed for housing, food, legal representation, medical referral, employment, and more. Transgender members of Montgomery PRIDE United have spoken at two Alabama State Conferences - one addressing agencies that provide shelters for the homeless in Alabama and their legal requirements for  accommodating transgender persons in their shelters - and the other addressing Mental Health Counselors and Social Workers about their responsibilities to be Culturally Competent in serving their LGBTQ patients or clients. Both presentations were the first of their kind addressing LGBTQ issues on a Statewide platform in Alabama to be presented by transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

  • LGBTQ Activities and Events - Montgomery PRIDE United hosts several events each month at the Bayard Rustin Community Center such as LGBTQ Movie Night; Senior Game Night; BIG GAY Yard Sale, Volunteer Work Days, fundraisers at local restaurants, potluck dinners, Holiday dinners, PRIDE planning meetings, and more. Our youth activities include bowling and art programs.

  • Representation in Churches and Schools- Montgomery has over 20 churches that welcome and accept the LGBTQ community. Several local ministers are very active in supporting Montgomery PRIDE United, and members of our organization are regular speakers at many religious services and events. We have also addressed the Montgomery County Public Schools Special Programs Department about the resources available to students who are LGBTQ and are being bullied in the School system.

  • Sexual Health Awareness - Information on HIV and available testing sites, information on having safe sex, resources for Women’s Reproductive Health, a listing of HRT related doctors and facilities, condoms, and other brochures are available at the Bayard Rustin Community Center. Condoms and women’s hygiene products are also offered free of charge through the Little Free Pantry program.

  • Senior Services - Montgomery PRIDE United helps seniors and other disadvantaged persons find the resources and assistance many need when applying for Social Security Benefits and other assistance programs. Members of Montgomery PRIDE United spoke in April 2018 at the 37th Annual Aging Conference of the Alabama Gerontological Society about aging and senior LGBTQ issues.