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Vermontville Youth Pride

Vermontville Youth Pride

I’ll Be Your Rock
Support Group for Rural LGBTQ+ Youth

Christine Terpening Or Stacey Filak
(517) 231-3740 (269) 615-3658
Christineterpening01@gmail.com srfilak@gmail.com
Facebook event page - https://fb.me/e/1DpuPZ1zS
GoFundMe Fundraiser - https://gofund.me/4f7297ea

Local Support Group for LGBTQ+ Youth to Host First Ever Pride Event in Vermontville
What: Vermontville Youth Pride
Where: Vermontville Community Center
When: Saturday, August 20th, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST
Details: Entry is FREE! Rainbows, sparkles, glitter, and joy are welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs!

Vermontville Youth Pride will be a FAMILY-FRIENDLY event, featuring musical guests Nikki Holland & the Dirty Elizabeths, opening act Ellie McIntosh, a writer’s workshop, Art & Words contest, educational resources for parents and youth, fun and fantastical vendors, Disney Singalong, food and more!

I’ll Be Your Rock Support Group for Rural LGBTQ+ Youth, Happy Suz & Co., First Dance DJs, Southside Pediatrics, The Gaming Cantina, Grand Rapids Pride, and many Private Donors.

I’ll Be Your Rock Support Group for Rural LGBTQ+ Youth was created by lifelong Vermontville resident, Christine Terpening, after she came out publicly in her 40s. She realized how important early support for LGBTQ+ kids can be - reducing instances of suicide attempts by as much as 60% - when youth have even one person that accepts their identity. I’ll Be Your Rock is a group of LGBTQ+ adults, other allies, and parents who meet monthly in a discreet setting to provide support, acceptance, and compassion to rural teens from all over the area. In the future, I’ll Be Your Rock hopes to be able to support the start-up similar groups in other rural areas.

Vermontville Community Center
12:00 PM - 07:00 PM on Sat, 20 Aug 2022

Event Supported By

I'll Be Your Rock Support Group for Rural LGBTQ+ Youth

Artist Group Info

Nikki Holland & the Dirty Elizabeths
Vermontville Community Center
108 N. Main St.
Vermontville, Michigan 49096