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#TellYourStoryTuesday: Love Wins

September 26, 2017 Words by Lashaurn and Elizabeth Compiled by Khyle Paylor, Safe Space NOVA Social Media Correspondent I honestly knew Liz was the one for me when we broke up for a few months to realize what we truly wanted. The moment she stepped out the door, my world went too. However, we know we [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|#TellYourStoryTuesday|0 Comments

#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Paul Raker

August 15, 2017 Words by Paul Raker Organizations like Safe Space, Inc. are integral to our growth and advancement as a community and in the broader sense as a movement. Every person in our community comes with a unique lens through which we have viewed our journey and have been treated-- Those lenses are colored [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|#TellYourStoryTuesday|0 Comments

#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Zekiah Coleman

August, 8, 2017 Words by Zekiah Coleman Since a young age, I’ve always felt DIFFERENT! It wasn’t until my teenage years that I realized that I was more than gay and began my trans journey. I closely watched other transgenders. I was terrified to tell my family, thinking they wouldn’t understand or accept me. Thank [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|#TellYourStoryTuesday|0 Comments

#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Michael Riggins

August 1, 2017 Words by Michael Riggins Growing up as a young gay male in the inner city of D.C., being gay was like a disease no one wanted to catch. It was just that looked down upon. Being the only "OUT" gay kid in school constantly caused you to be teased or even threatened. [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|#TellYourStoryTuesday|0 Comments

#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Omar Gardner

July 11, 2017 Compiled by Courtney Eiland, Website & Social Media Coordinator This edition of #TellYourStoryTuesday features Safe Space NOVA supporter, Omar Gardner. Gardner feels that an organization such as Safe Space is very important to the LGBT+ youth community and is excited to see how much of an impact the non-profit organization will have [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|#TellYourStoryTuesday|0 Comments

Introducing Safe Space NOVA!

June 8, 2017 Did you notice? Safe Space VA is now Safe Space NOVA! In an effort to better engage with our target audience in the Northern Virginia area, we have simply changed our name and logo to reflect that. You can still connect with us across our social media platforms at @safespacenova and learn [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Safe Space Inc. Team|0 Comments

#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Emerson Evans

June 6, 2017 This edition of #TellYourStoryTuesday takes a look at what the “Coming Out” experience was like for Emerson Evans. Evans is a strong supporter of Safe Space, Inc. and has volunteered with the non-profit whenever called upon. "My coming out experience wasn't on my own terms nor was it easy. I was confronted [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|#TellYourStoryTuesday|0 Comments

#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Cedric Pulliam

May 23, 2017 Compiled by Courtney Eiland, Website & Social Media Coordinator This edition of #TellYourStoryTuesday features a strong supporter of Safe Space, Inc., Cedric Pulliam. Pulliam is a PhD candidate in Psychology focusing on Gender and Diversity Studies at Northcentral University. He has worked in human rights, LGBTI issues, vulnerable populations, domestic/global HIV/AIDS, and [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|#TellYourStoryTuesday, Safe Space Inc. Team|0 Comments

Mental Health in Virginia & LGBT Youth

May 1, 2017 By Safe Space, Inc. Vice Chairman, Jerome R. Hunt, Ph.D. Earlier this year, an article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch revealed some disturbing facts when it comes to mental health and youth in Virginia. According to Mental Health America, Virginia was ranked 38th among states, down from the previous ranking of 27th. A major reason [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Social Issues|0 Comments

#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Board Member, Ambrose G. Sayles

April 18, 2017 By Courtney E. Eiland, Website & Social Media Coordinator Our newest board member, Ambrose G. Sayles, is featured in our latest installment of #TellYourStoryTuesday. Sayles previously served on the City of Alexandria’s Commission on HIV/AIDS from 2014 to 2016 prior to joining the Safe Space, Inc. Board of Directors. Sayles’ reasoning for [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|#TellYourStoryTuesday, Safe Space Inc. Team|0 Comments