Side by Side (formerly ROSMY) is dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.
Founded in 1991, Side by Side (formerly ROSMY) is the only organization in the area serving the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Side by Side provides the following weekly programs in Richmond: Youth Engaged in Leadership, LGBTQ support group, middle school support group and transgender support group. Additionally, Side by Side provides a youth center with drop in hours, crisis intervention for youth, a 24/7 youth support hotline and referrals and resources for youth, parents and service providers. Side by Side also provides a weekly LGBTQ support group in Charlottesville. Side by Side provides trainings for school personnel and human service providers throughout Central Virginia on addressing the unique needs of LGBTQ young people.
Ted started at Side by Side as ED after serving as the University of Richmond's first ever Associate Director for LGBTQ+ Campus Life. Ted has over a decade of experience working with LGBTQ+ youth in the south working at colleges like UNC Charlotte and non-profit organizations such as Campus Pride.
All youth, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identify, will have the resources and support that they need to be physically and emotionally healthy and that they will go on to be active and productive members of society.
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