The Utah Pride Center and YWCA Utah are partnering to offer a new group for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 14-18 to work on building healthy intimacy skills. Rainbow Relationships focuses on strengths; promotes resilience and wellbeing; affirms the spectrum of queer, trans, gender nonconforming, and intersex identities; and works through what healthy consensual relationships look and feel like to you.
Sessions will cover topics such as identifying personal values and boundaries, the rights and responsibilities we all have in relationships, effective communication strategies, identifying unhealthy relationships and safety planning, and how to act in allyship with more minoritized LGBTQIA+ individuals. We will also explore stressors unique to LGBTQIA+ community and its intersections, including outright forms of discrimination and those harms that are more difficult to identify (microaggressions).
This group runs in 9-week cycles and is currently closed to new participants.