Group Hike

Unite Page Virginia was born because a group of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, queer) folks wanted to know each other and have some fun. But we quickly realized we could do more.

We collectively shared times when we could have used a kind word or path toward something better. We know our way around this county and we know there are people who care and want to be helpful. So we gathered our resources and are happy to share them with you.

Coming Out

Coming out is never easy, but if you talk with a member of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, queer) community you will find it’s often easier than you have guessed it to be. Family, friends, neighbors and your social network will all have to meet you again as you find your true self. Equality Virginia has a terrific resource to guide your process.
https://equalityvirginia.org/resources/im-coming-out/

Page County Assistance Resources

Choices (Emergency Housing /24/7 Hotline)
216 West Main Street
Luray, VA 22835
540.743.4414
24-hour a day hotline: 540.743.4414
https://choicesofpagecounty.org
supportline@choicesofpagecounty.org

Page Alliance for Community Action (Substance abuse, Counseling)
PO Box 723
Luray, VA 22835
540.742.9386
pageallianceforcommunityaction@gmail.com
https://pagecoalition.org/#
http://www.youthresourcealliance.org

Page County Counseling
Janet S. Bienen
127 W Main St, Luray, VA 22835
540.843.0505

Virginia State Resource Links

VDH Virginia Department of Health (Youth)
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/adolescent-health/resources-for-lgbtq-youth/

Gay Therapists in Virginia (Counseling)
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/gay/virginia

Equality Virginia
530 E. Main Street, Suite 600
Richmond, VA 23219
https://equalityvirginia.org
info@equalityvirginia.org

Virginia Pride
1407 Sherwood Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
804.643.4816
https://www.vapride.org
info@vapride.org

NOVA Pride
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
703.506.2893
https://www.novapride.org
info@novapride.org

Shenandoah Valley Equality
PO Box 1023
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
https://www.svgla.org
ShenandoahValleyEquality@gmail.com

 

Suicide is Not the Answer

No matter what you are experiencing it will get better. Know that you are not alone and there are people who are here to help.

Locally you can call the Choices of Page County Hotline.
540-743-4414

Specific to the LGBTQ community the Trevor Project has trained personnel available 24/7 to talk to the specific needs of our community. You can call, text or face time.
https://www.thetrevorproject.org
1-866-488-7386

A great national resource is the Pflag website with links for every imaginable organization and support hotlines.
https://pflag.org/hotlines

Nationally the Suicide Prevention Hotline has a great deal of information to help the LGBTQ community.
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/
1-800-273-8255

Finding a LGBTQ Friendly Church

Contrary to what many local churches preach, many national denominations do not preach that living LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, queer), identities is sinful. Follow the links below to read more about many denomination’s LGBTQ faith statements.

Human Right Campaign (Faith Positions)
https://www.hrc.org/resources/faith-positions

The Trevor Project (Religion)
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/trvr_support_center/lgbtq-religion/

Virginia Religious Resource Links
To find churches that are open and affirming to the LGBTQ community check out these links below.

Shenandoah Valley Equality
Affirming Religious Communities in the Shenandoah Valley
https://www.svgla.org/religious-communities.html

Equality Virginia
LGBTQ-welcoming faith communities in Virginia
https://equalityvirginia.org/resources/im-looking-for-a-faith-community/

 

Clergy Support

Join our Welcoming Congregation List

Currently there are no churches in Page County that are open and affirming, but some are welcoming. It’s a good first step.

Join our List of Churches

Just complete this form.