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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 …

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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 …

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    Our Next LGBTQ Family Event

    Get your pre-Pride dose of LGBTQ family bonding! We’ve reserved Jam Time‘s Maynard location from 4-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. All LGBTQ families are welcome. Wondering if you qualify as an LGBTQ family? We think you do! Single queer mom? Yup! Lesbian grandma babysitting? Sure! Transgender …

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    Two weeks ’til Youth Pride

    Boston’s Youth Pride celebration is just two weeks from tomorrow, on Saturday, May 20. If you’re interested in marching with OUT MetroWest, contact Courtney to reserve your free t-shirt. We’ll be traveling to and from City Hall Plaza via the Riverside train station in Newton. If you’d like …

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    Interim Executive Director Announced

    The OUT MetroWest Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sawyer Bethel, LICSW has been named Interim Executive Director of OUT MetroWest. A member of the Board since 2015 and a partner in the organization’s work since 2013, Sawyer is deeply committed to LGBTQ …

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    Additional block of tickets available

    Trivia Night is such a fantastic community-building event, and we don’t want to turn anyone away! With that in mind, we’ve opened up an additional block of tickets for guests who haven’t yet purchased theirs. Between April 1 and April 5, you can buy tickets …

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    Wise Words from Chris Mosier

    We were extremely fortunate to work with a generous donor and the folks at Framingham High School to bring world-class athlete Chris Mosier to town on March 15. The bleachers at the John F. Kennedy Athletic Complex were full of a diverse crowd of local …

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    Trivia Night Tickets On-Sale!

    Our third annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction is right around the corner! Framingham High School has once again kindly offered to host us for an evening of great fun and friendly competition. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. …

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    OUT MetroWest Response to Withdrawal of Federal Guidance

    “We’re disappointed by President Trump’s decision to rescind federal guidelines protecting transgender students. We’re fortunate that Massachusetts has long been at the forefront of driving equality and social justice for the LGBTQ community, and we’re grateful for all those who have ensured the safety of transgender students …

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    GSA Summit Application is Live

    Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Massachusetts GSA Student Leadership Summit, which will take place August 12-14 at UMass Amherst. Students who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2017/18 school year are eligible to apply. The program is free, and all individuals who are …