Umbrella – Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth

How You Can Help  

OUT MetroWest - UmbrellaUmbrella is a trans-facilitated program for transgender and gender non-conforming high school youth. Umbrella is a supportive, social, and educational group facilitated by trans adults. It is an ever-expanding space that encompasses a full spectrum of identities: transgender, genderqueer, gender-bending, gender-expansive, and questioning. A clinician from Wayside Youth & Family Support Network is present on-site at Umbrella meetings.

First Location

The first Wednesday of every month (except holidays) 6:45-8:30 p.m. Parish Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Society 309 Washington Street Wellesley Hills, MA Directions We put signs on the doors so you know where to go.

Second Location

The third Wednesday of every month (except holidays) 6:45-8:30p.m. First Parish Framingham 24 Vernon Street Framingham, MA Directions We put signs on the doors so you know where to go.  
Umbrella News and Upcoming Events
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    Ice Cream and a Movie

    Next Wednesday is looking extra-delicious. All LGBTQ youth from ages 11 to 18 are invited to an ice cream party from 1:30-4 at The Morse Institute Library in downtown Natick! We’ll be showing a movie, playing games, applying temporary tattoos, and making buttons and ice cream sundaes. We’re so grateful to the Morse Institute teen librarian for making this event possible! All …

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    OUT MetroWest Summer Programs

    OUT MetroWest’s youth programs run year-round, and we’re excited to let you know what we have planned for July and August. As usual, WAGLY and Umbrella will welcome high school youth. Over the summer, this includes those who’ll enter 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in the fall—as well as those who’ll enter their first year of college/gap year/employment. On June 26, …

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    The Fund for Wellesley Supports Umbrella

    This month, we will receive a grant from The Foundation for MetroWest’s Fund for Wellesley. The $7,525 grant will support Umbrella’s Wellesley meetings for transgender and gender non-conforming high school youth. Our Umbrella program provides youth opportunities to meet adult trans role models and to develop relationships with other trans peers. Meetings are educational, social, and supportive and emphasize the …

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