LGBTQ Alliance

Alliance is Response’s annual summer program for LGBTQ+ teens and allies.

It’s a great way to have fun with friends and meet other LGBTQ high schoolers in the area. Last year we hosted movies nights, theatre events, thrifting/shopping in Boystown and a Pride Party!  Please contact Sarah Casper with any questions about upcoming Summer events! 


For Parents:

Response helps adolescents in the Jewish and general community develop skills in communication, decision-making, and leadership necessary to deal with life's challenges.  Part of being a teen is exploring who you are and where you fit in the world.  It is very normal for children as young as 1st grade to begin to experiment with their gender identity.  You may see your child try on different clothing, talk about issues of gender or, when they older, express attraction to people of the same gender.  All studies have found that one way to ensure that children grow up happy and healthy is for parents to be open and accepting of their children.