Survivors Helping Survivors: Support for LBT Women Diagnosed with Cancer

Rainbow Survivor Network Fundraiser, June 2014

Nan Van Den Bergh is the founder of ARROW and a professor at Florida International University’s School of Social Work. Also a breast cancer survivor and lesbian, Van Den Bergh states that the Rainbow Survivor Network provides a way for LBT women to speak “with someone who not only ‘has been there…’ but who would be ‘safe’ in terms of acceptance.”

ARROW trains current LBT cancer survivors to be mentors (or Rainbow Buddies) who are aware of confidentiality, handling risks, active listening, and boundaries.

For complete article, see South Florida Gay News.

SFGN Best of 2014: Palm Beach County

Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County
Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County

Best non-profit
Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County

“More than twenty-six years ago, a small group of dedicated volunteers founded Compass in an effort to educate, connect, and serve the LGBT community. The commitment to Compass’ mission, not only by the staff and Board of Trustees, but by our volunteers, motivates Compass to better serve our community, year after year.”

– Ryanmarie Rice, Chief of Staff, Compass

 

Lake Worth Playhouse
Lake Worth Playhouse

Best Live Theater
Lake Worth Playhouse

“Our theater aims to have something for everyone. Our goal is to provide a sense of belonging and to be a place where ‘the community comes to play,’ ” says Nicole Laing, Director of Marketing, PR & Advertising.

 

For complete profiles, see South Florida Gay News.