Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dr. Caitlyn Ryan of the *** FAMILY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM *** in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA

The Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

629 Pioneer Street 269.349.4234

New Research Offers Answers to Tough Questions For Families with Gay or Transgender Youth

Many parents feel conflicted when they learn their child is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. New research by the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) shows families how to support their GLBT children in ways that will increase their self-esteem and lower their risk for suicide, drug abuse and HIV.

Dr. Caitlyn Ryan, Director of the FAP, will share ground breaking research that demonstrates the dramatic impact families have on the physical and mental health of their gay and transgender children.

Please Join Us On:

November 5

1:00-3:00pm Supportive Families, Healthy Children: A Family Approach to Promoting Well-Being forLGBT Youth A presentation for leaders within the faith-based community.

Kalamazoo Public Library, Van Deusen Room, 315 S. Rose Street

FREE TO ATTEND, please RSVP to 269.349.4234 or

5:30-6:30pm Community Reception light refreshments

(Presentation follows) Please RSVP to 269.553.8110.


6:30-8:00pm Beyond Tolerance: Promoting Family Support for LGBT Youth

Fetzer Center, WMU, 2350 Business Court, Kalamazoo


Related links:

Tapping the Power of Family Acceptance - San Francisco State University - Magazine

Parents' Negative Response To Gay Identity More Likely To Attempt Suicide, Abuse Drugs – Dr. Caitlin Ryan - Family Acceptance Project - San Francisco

Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory - - LOVE & RELIGION

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