Our “It Gets Better” group, launched in late 2015, creates safe space for older teens and young adults to talk with each other about LGBT+ identities. At “It Gets Better” young people can share with friends who know what it’s like to discover and declare their sexual orientation or gender identity.
We believe every person should have every chance to grow into the whole, healthy person they are intended to be. Galileo Church does not seek to change anyone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, and we do not recruit for our church from the group.
“It Gets Better” meets once a month in a private room in a Mansfield public space. You must be recommended by a school counselor, one of the group leaders, or another member of the group. If you’re 18+ we’ll do a background check after you’ve attended one meeting.
When you’re referred to the group, email us for time and place.
Each meeting starts with a topic, like “talking to parents” or “coming out at school.” But the conversation goes wherever the group needs it to go.
Two trained leaders facilitate conversation and maintain the group covenant. They’re not counselors; just guides so the group members can help each other. Ros Evans and Travis A. Weber are the best leaders we could have hoped for:
“It Gets Better” does not offer counseling or one-on-one help. We recommend resources for needs that come up in the group: for counseling, for emergency shelter, for crisis help, for future planning and more. Check out our Resource Guide here.
Email us for more information. Read this article about the C.D.C.'s report concerning the suffering LGBTQ+ kids endure in high school. And click here for a little more information about “It Gets Better.”