Side By Side (formerly ROSMY)
Side by Side is dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.
Side by Side provides support to human service providers across Virginia in effectively working with out and questioning youth. Our trainings provide information about adolescent sexual and gender identity development. In addition, the trainings encourage adults to empower youth by helping them recognize their inherent value and steer them away from risks often faced by LGBTQ+ youth. Each training is tailored to the specific audience and features the most relevant and current research.