WHERE DO WE START?

Here is what people said at the first 3 town halls.

 

YOUTH

  • Explore history of LGBTQ community

  • Resources - transition

  • Finances (wills, finances)

  • Older people who don't’ have opportunities, job training

  • LYG needs its own space

  • Community center just for youth; more defined space

  • Summer camp (access to playspace - gym, library, LGBTQ authors)

  • Access to puberty blockers

  • LGBT shelter with emphasis on trans youth?

  • Bankers, investors from past the basic economic needs

  • training/education on investing, classes

  • Changing culture at banks

  • LGBT doctors (UofL physicians)

  • 24 hour crisis hotline monitored by people who identify

  • Encompass LYG in the same location - make access to services more meaningful

  • Resources for LGBTQ Veterans?

  • Clothing exchange and/or dressing rooms

    1. A safe place for gender questioning youth to try on clothes

  • Being a partner with LYG and other youth groups around Kentucky/Indiana/Ohio

  • Gathering ideas for youth from the youth themselves

  • Homeless shelter - LGBT exclusive

  • Safe spaces

  • Homeless LGBT youth disproportionately represented among homeless

  • Comprehensive appropriate sex education

  • suicide/self-harm prevention/support

  • (and elders)

    1. Intergenerational events bringing the youth and elders together

    2. Going forward the history of the pride movement with our youth

  • Safe space for children of LGBTQ parents to discuss their experiences/resources/meet others

PEOPLE OF COLOR

  • Intersectionality

  • People of color need to be visible on LGBTQ community coalition not whitewashed

  • Need more medical professionals within the African American Spanish Community

  • Space for Transwomen and Men

  • LGBTQ inclusive of Black Lives Matter

  • Town Hall meeting in the west end

  • Traveling to other cities to look at their centers

  • Black youth not inclusive, need of LGBTQ center in West End

  • Inside PR needs to show people of color talking about their own interest

  • Look at world spectrum

  • Language barrier

  • Great locations

  • Space for BLM-LGBTQ

  • Specific black lives matter LGBTQ space

  • Economic disenfranchisement needs to be addressed

  • LGBT issues are white washed

  • Are people of color more or less in need of recovery support?

  • Encompass LYG in the same location to make access to services more meaningful

  • Locate the center in a truly central place, not in a place central to the East End

  • We need more medical professionals within the African American Spanish community

  • Space for trans women of color

  • Challenge assumptions of others. What is culturally appropriate?

  • Spirituality & how it intersects with sexuality

  • Different for people of color

WHAT ARE WE FORGETTING?

  • SPIRITUALITY

  • Having a chaplain on staff

  • Spirituality/ consider whole person

  • Needs to be on a Two-way street. The center we had was on a one-way street.

  • The old center (1984-88) was in an area that many perceived to be unsafe

  • The new center needs to be self-sustaining.

  • Make sure there is support from the broader community.

  • Economic empowerment/financial educations

  • Veterans/Military

  • Make it known that children are welcome

  • Community center integrate LGBTQ issues

  • Community Center

  • Health link ups with community center

  • Full utilization of LGBTQ community members

TRANS

  • Find a way for trans persons to educate others, including the rest of the other LGBTQ community and others

  • Gender neutral bathrooms

  • Center should be trans inclusive: bathrooms & language, text used

  • Showcase language used in all aspects including leadership and framing

  • Approaching prostate exams in trans women in a sensitive manner

  • Help with obtaining binders (skin-tone)

    • Company - GC2B

  • Mentorship program

  • Placing trans persons in leadership positions

  • Working with insurance companies to assist in coverage of transgender procedures

  • Create an interdisciplinary focus on trans community by incorporating services around resources, elderly transgender populations, youth, arts/culture, economic empowerment, etc.

  • Incorporating more gender neutral language in everyday life

  • Software used in facility capable of being gender neutral and understanding both legal names and name changes

  • Guest artist visits or shows (local/national)

  • Support for parents of trans youth

    1. Answer questions

    2. Help them help their kids be truest selves

  • Anonymous help

    1. Group? Hotline?

    2. I don’t know how to implement this...i just know some people might benefit from asking anonymously

  • Free/reduced/sliding scale counseling by someone qualified to give advice/support (preferably someone who is not cis)

  • Develop a medical network. Severe lack of medical and mental help for Transpeople

  • Legal advice for name and legal changes during transition

  • Talking to the center for women and families about their resources, what grants to apply for, how to permeate the community as the do...i.e., the grand jury presentation, etc.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

  • Partnering with JCPS on identification

  • Humana - Diversity community may want to get involved

  • Wine & paint with LGBTQ there could us for networking as a fundraiser

  • Advertising throughout the state

  • Advertising statewide

  • Actors theater, pandora partnerships

  • Poverty relates to access level

  • Financial class

  • Social worker on site

    1. Grants, link with services

  • Link up with TARC to provide transportation to community

  • Wealth planning including investments, savings and shared accounts

  • Life + skills training

  • Poverty level

  • Practical education groups on food banks

    1. Highland community center to reach those in different communities and different groups

  • LGBTQ+ individuals at Louisville time bank

  • Financial classes

  • Include social workers at center to help with services

  • Partner with TARC for transportaion

  • Will workers be paid or will they be volunteerS?

  • In charge, in front, in time

  • Be cohesive

ARTS & CULTURE

  • Art show for pride

  • Area for access to pky art supply

  • Music instruments

  • Art community involved

  • Access for community to art

  • Art display

  • Movie nights

  • Small library with books/movies

  • Music - louisville gay men’s chorus

  • Art therapy class

  • Drama group - performs for schools regarding bullying

  • Art therapy - educational drama/performance

  • Use LGBT created art to decorate facility

  • Educational drama/arts group

  • Music/art festival, guest speakers, plays, LGBT book club meetings

  • Grants to help fund LGBTQ+ artists

  • Grants to budding artists - local gallery where they can show their work

  • Plays, art festivals for fundraising, art therapy

  • Plays, ballets, kentucky center (reach out to community), LGBT art show (w/raffles to profit center)

  • 80’s center had drag shows, plays, dances (saturdays), editor of the advocate (guest speakers) brunches on sundays

FAMILIES

  • Counseling and education for parents of lgbt youth

  • Helping Pflag parents and family members get their message out

  • Help families not be invisible

  • Advocating for foster care or LGBT youth who have run away

  • Surrogate family to provide save place

  • Groups and therapy for nontraditional families

  • Family therapist

  • Military families outreach

  • Adoption

  • Family Planning LGBTQ parents wanting kids

  • Support for children with LGBTQ parents

  • Support for individual unable to come out

  • Talks about comfort

  • Kentuckiana LGBTQ Alliance want space for their activities like an activities rooms

  • Offer trainings to foster/resource families or DCBS workers

  • Parent support groups

  • Education around legal stipulations including adoption for LGBTQ parents

  • Counseling for families dealing with a member coming out

  • Working up CWF and state board with foster parents

    1. Trainings

    2. Resources

  • Meeting Space

  • Pot Lucks

  • How to deal with family rejection and building support

  • Parent groups meet and greets

  • Facebook ads

  • Trainings for family services

  • Counseling services

  • Family outings

RESOURCES

  • Binder; Ace bandages for trans youth

  • Transportation (RideShare)

  • Knowledge of knowing about resources

  • Satellite offices for outreach

  • Provide meeting space for diverse groups in the community

  • Need for LGBT shelter young adults 18-26

  • People with HIV need help when 1st diagnosis

  • Clothing and everything for people that was kicked out

  • Car service for people with disabilities, driver knowledgeable of disabilities

  • “Come as you are” night (being able to be who you truly are, perhaps through performances)

  • Language resources, counselors for this (English class)

  • Meditation room

  • Writing workshops - Modern Louisville

  • Photography

  • Photovoice

  • Performance art including drag

  • Large parties/balls (Bow Arts Ball)

  • Reach out to refugee community (cultural awareness)

  • LGBTQ october awareness month

  • Special collection of Lou. LGBTQ/Speed museum, U of L, LFPL

  • Driving tours/LGBTQ spots in Louisville

  • Crisis hotline - monitored 24 hrs by people who identify

  • Mentoring Hotline/Quick Resources

  • Secured access to information for safety/security - not accessible by public without some level of security

  • Community calendar for meeting of both social and specific groups

  • Driving tours of LGBT spots in Louisville

  • LGBTQ library - collection of resources that currently exist

  • Safe secure meeting space open to community organizations, low cost, easy access/scheduling

  • Advising council/legal counsel for individuals who are being bullied in school

    • Education group who educates teachers students about bullying /stopping /combating.

  • Financial awareness for same sex couples

  • LGBT team sports

  • Parents night out so parents meet and collaborate

  • Center resources for same sex couples who want to have children

  • Centering family and including daycare

  • Financial education and well being classes for LGBTQ specific classes

  • Needle Exchange?

  • Safe Sex Education

  • Life skills classes

  • Employment Training and Opportunities

  • Printers/PCs

  • counseling/housing/social work wrap around services.

  • Staff training for people with LGBT communities

  • Legal advocacy for adoptions

  • Self help monitoring program to help individuals come out to family

  • Helping LGBT youth with housing and transitional living

  • Training for people to know how to treat the population

  • Small library

  • Telephone directory - develop one for LGBTQ resources in community

  • Location/Facility

    1. Transportation

    2. Runaway

    3. Open 24/7

    4. Coordinate with safe place

  • Please consider translators for immigrants and refugees

  • Handicap accessible, be mindful of people who experience sensory process issues

  • We need a chaplin onsite at the facility who is a neutral resource person.

    1. For faith based questions and referral to other churches that are supporting of the LGBTQ community

ELDERS

  • Churches that coordinate the visits to the nursing homes

  • Spalding social work to engage in support and strategies to the geriatric population just coming out later in life

  • Elder care

  • Government advocacy

  • HIV education for elderly

  • Nursing home/rehab

  • Rehab facility - concerns with LGBT proper healthcare

  • Setting - u of L progressive

  • Exposure in community, medical issues

  • Trans vs. normal - different treatment

  • Proper pronouns

  • Understaffed facility

  • Community center training to help gain more experience

  • Medical schools focusing on curriculum

  • Summit

  • Netherlands - elder specific housing open to college students free will benefit from the elder populations. Creates harmony and companionship. Retirement community

  • SAGE - Senior Aging Gay Elders

  • NY/San Francisco Aging Facility Specifically for LGBT

  • Financial Planning

  • Rentable Space for Events

  • Diverse economic status from leadership

  • Help elderly with transition services maybe coordinate with homes to have a dedicated space i.e. LGBTQ wing

  • Elder abuse classes for the elderly or families with LGBTQ relatives. Help remove stigma

  • Advocacy

  • Outreach for LGBTQ+ elders who are in nursing homes to make sure they are being supported and cared for since they aren’t able to leave the nursing home

  • Starting groups like GSTA’s within senior living centers. If they are unable to come to use the center, we can help establish a community they have access to.

  • Start a chapter of SAGE (Fairnes has already been working on this - get with them).

  • + disabled. poverty/low income.

    1. Involvement with community centers that serve low income often have programs and places with regular meetings

    2. Use as an outreach place

  • Programs for retired LGBTQ veterans

  • Transportation/partner with TARC

RECOVERY

  • Minority Stress

  • Abuse from churches and spiritual backgrounds

  • Better outcome with drug programs that are specific to LGBTQ community

  • Provide educational training

  • Where are you? DON’T BE INVISIBLE

  • Coping mechanisms

  • High rate of abuse within community

  • We have better recovery rates when services are geared to US community center world after LGBTQ recovery programs to make them LGBTQ inclusive

  • Grief counseling some trans experience that is the same as experiencing a death

  • Substance abuse some way of getting them help

  • Guilt from religion which leads to drugs which sometimes lead to suicide

  • Spirituality

  • Having groups of recovery different from AAA (traditional

    • Cognitive research

  • Groups for coming out

  • Building positive support groups

    • Educational sexual trauma

  • Vulnerable groups to assault

  • Support services about feelings connected to others through similar situations

  • Culturally sensitive recovery groups and resources

  • Actors - Educate kids and teachers about bullying

  • Feels comfortable in center - a place where one is not “othered.”

  • Social Workers on site

  • Education for allies and advocates

  • Al-Anon/AA meetings at the center (open to public)

  • Support for the support system (family, friends of those struggling with addiction

  • Sourcing out what people are seeking help for and bringing in resources

    1. Group therapy

    2. Yoga day

  • Community collaboration with JADAC or Seven Counties

  • My experience with AA is that it is very traditional in its male-female sexuality understanding. More unspoken, but real

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  • Onsite Counseling

  • Psycho-educational groups

  • Process groups

    • Building support networks

    • Coming out

    • Sexual issues

  • Trans community with resources help navigate the medical world

  • Trans issues not being covered by insurance to be the liaison

  • Inaccuracies as far as sex goes

  • Sane clinic for LGBT

  • Counseling for parents and families of LGBTQ children

  • OBGYN? Specialized

  • Partnering with mobile unit

  • Healthy coaching - mind body and spirit

  • Programming brought in to do health and wellness through pride

  • Diet resources

  • Couch to 5k training

  • LGBTQ healthcare provider system providing grading of providers

    • Safe, friendly healthcare promoters - “Angie’s List” for healthcare professional

  • Health care providers to be trained in specialized care

  • Safe sex education

  • LGBTQ gym/judgment free zone

  • Testing center and biometric screenings

  • Networking - transgender surgeons
  • Create a team of retired LGBTQ nurses, social workers to volunteer and move around to different groups in the community as a resource

  • Service directory - doctors, nurses, clinics

  • LGBTQ running group

  • Mental health training

  • List a network of medical professionals that are qualified to handle Trans medical needs

  • Better physician resource list