Team WAF at Camp Gender Benders Yr 7
Extended Family Blog featuring Jacklyn Hill
On the morning of Friday August 2nd,
we departed for Camp Gender Benders, not knowing what to expect, but excited. After over four hours of driving filled with endless musical bops and strategic planning, we found Camp Mikell, the place where Camp Gender Benders year seven would take place.
The Charleston Queer Prom 2019
“What Should You Consider For Transitioning In Charleston”
The number of people medically transitioning has gone up fourfold in the last decade but typical surgeries still cost between $40,000 and $50,000. This does not mean you should despair as there are different options available, such as the Trans Love Fund, but it is important to keep in mind certain logistics to make sure you can fully live your identity. It is daunting to be faced with such a financial challenge so it’s important to know exactly where to go and who to rely on to reduce these costs as much as possible so that you get the care and respect you deserve.
Fabulous Nights are Back!
This past Saturday, May 11th, we had a record number of 186 youth attend our annual Prom event, a major growth from last year's event which had 109 youth in attendance.
Youth-Organized LGBTQ+ Art Party
Fabulous Nights, an open mic night event series, returned to the stage on May 1st at Closet Case Thrift Store.
Closet Case Teams Up with Green Zone!
On Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM, LGBTQ+ youth and other community members gathered at the Redux for a community art party with the purpose of creating art for We Are Family’s new space.
Closet Case Thrift Store Is Now Open!
Reduce, Rethink, ReSLAY!
We Are Family has teamed up with Green Zone to reduce waste!
We Are Family Finds a New Home!
We are now open in our new location close to Park Circle!
We can’t wait to build on this recent progress as we open our own stand-alone location in North Charleston at 1801 Reynolds Avenue in the new year. This will allow us to keep providing services to vulnerable youth, to grow the thrift store and to continue to look for creative and effective ways to make sure LGBTQ+ youth don’t slip through the cracks due to gaps in services.