The Resource Center is proud to host and sponsor many social, discussion, and support groups for the youth and family. If you are looking to socialize, discuss various topics and issues, or seek support, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center has something for you.
Below is a list of the various youth and family groups offered at the Resource Center. All events and groups take place at the Resource Center and are free unless otherwise noted. Please contact us at 760-994-1690 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Round Table
The Round Table meets every Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.
Nicole Kent has been facilitating the Our Circle social support group for approximately 11 years. The group is a safe haven for all of North County’s young LGBTQI community. The group is free to attend and open to ages 14-24. Our Circle meets every Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Our Circle is not a therapy group. It is a friendly and casual gathering that allows members to share the highs and lows of their lives. Nicole is present to provide support, answer questions, and to assist members with connecting to other support services if necessary.
Nicole’s hope is to expand Our Circle to provide services to younger LGBTQI children and their families. She also hopes to raise money to fund more outings and activities for the group.
Nicole Kent has a PhD in clinical psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has a private practice in the village in Carlsbad. Her practice specializes in trauma, abuse, relationships, and, of course, LGBT concerns. Nicole lives with her wife of 12 years and their two daughters in Oceanside. She loves to do art, workout, play scrabble, and to play magic fairy princess with her daughters (she is usually cast as the witch).
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Our Vision. We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.
Our Mission. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Our Strategic Goals
One. Build the capacity of our organization at every level so that we may have all the resources, in the form of information, people and funding, necessary to move forward in our work with the greatest possible effect.
Two. Create a world in which our young people may grow up and be educated with freedom from fear of violence, bullying and other forms of discrimination, regardless of their real or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation or that of their families.
Three. Make our vision and our message accessible to the broadest range of ethnic and cultural communities, ending the isolation of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family members within those communities.
Four. Work toward full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their chosen communities of faith.
Five. Create a society in which all LGBT persons may openly and safely pursue the career path of their choice, and may be valued and encouraged to grow to their full potential in the workplace.
Six. Create a society in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons may enjoy, in every aspect of their lives, full civil and legal equality and may participate fully in all the rights, privileges and obligations of full citizenship in this country.
We welcome the participation and support of all who share in our Vision and Mission and who hope to realize our goals.
We meet on the first Monday of every month from 7:00-9:00 PM at the North County LGBTQ Resource Center. Please contact us at 760-994-1690 or email us at email@example.com for additional information.
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