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Region Nine: 
Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap Counties

Kitsap Safe Schools Network: a growing partnership of community groups, agencies, churches, youth groups, parents and individuals working together to protect every child from the torment of bullying, including bullying based on perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. Resources and information (curricula, videos, books, and posters that teach students and staff about GLBT issues in age-appropriate ways); training (if you or your staff want help making your school climate more respectful toward sexual minority students, if you want to organize a bullying workshop); counseling (to help fund counseling for students and their families with respected community therapists); community education (research findings and reports to share with colleagues and parents). Address: Kitsap Safe Schools Network, c/o KUUF, PO Box 2015, Bremerton WA 98310; Phone: 800-503-7615; Email: info@kitsapsafeschools.org; Website: http://www.kitsapsafeschools.org/

Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: a "welcoming" congregation, affirming of sexual minorities in the church community. Rev. Suzelle Lynch is "available to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender persons (including teens) who wish to talk confidentially with an understanding, heterosexual clergyperson about their lives or spirituality and to talk with school groups about these issues, too -- both secularly, and from a faith perspective." PO Box 2015, Bremerton, WA 98310, Email: minister@kuuf.org, Website:  http://www.kuuf.org (for additional faith communities, go to: http://www.gbgm-umc.org/ravenna/draftlist.html)

The Q Center: a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning group for people 14-19. It meets Fridays at 6 pm. Contact them for meeting location and this week's information. Come to the group for health education, support, meet new friends, movie nights and much more. Email kitsapqyouth@yahoo.com; Phone: 800-517-0232; Website: http://www.theqcenter.org

PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Kitsap County/Bremerton chapter: PFLAG promotes the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy. Meets the third Monday, 7:00 pm, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan, Bremerton; Help Line: 888-636-0652; email: kitsappflag@yahoo.com, Website: http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?&pid=224&srcid=229&chid=15  

Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood of Western Washington offers clinical, education, and advocacy services, including gynecological care, testing and treatment for STDs, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing. Most teens qualify for free services. They also have awesome gay-friendly Teen Councils, peer education programs where high school-aged people provide education for peers about teen pregnancy, AIDS, abusive relationships, and some GLBT issues. 2817 Wheaton Way, Suite 211, Bremerton. Phone: 360-373-6827

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: The “Welcoming Congregation Committee” (affirming of sexual minorities in the church community) meets first Monday, 7:00 p.m. in the “RE” building. 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend; Phone: 360-379-0609; Email: quuf@olympus.net; Web site: http://www.olympus.net/community/quuf/ (for additional faith communities, go to: http://www.gbgm-umc.org/ravenna/draftlist.html)

Suquamish United Church of Christ: an open and affirming congregation welcoming all people into full participation. 18732 Division Ave NE, Suquamish, WA; Mailing address: P.O. Box 318, Suquamish, WA 98392; Phone: (360) 598-4434; Fax: (360) 598-3974; Minister Email: pastor@suquamish.org; Church Office Email: office@suquamishucc.org; Website: http://www.suquamishucc.org 

Whatcom Human Rights Task Force: documents local hate crimes and provides advocacy, referral for targeted individuals; organizes and educates the community and the media; provides a networking avenue for members.  P.O. box 2191, Bellingham, WA 98227; Phone: 360-733-2233; Email: whrtf@whrtf.org; Website: http://www.whrtf.org 

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