As of Monday, March 7, we are back IN PERSON! Note our COVID-19 policy requires proof of vaccination and masks to attend in-person programs. Please check our calendar for the most up-to-date information about program times and locations.

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Where LGBTQ+ Youth Thrive

OUT MetroWest builds communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive. Our free programs connect LGBTQ+ youth with supportive peers and LGBTQ+ adult role models.

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Our Youth Programs

Shine

Pre-K through Grade 5

Shine is our program for gender expansive young children (ages pre-K through Grade 5). Our past events have included outings like mini-golf and splash parks, a theater performance, story times, art activities, and an informational panel featuring transgender adults.

Nexus

Grade 6 through Grade 8

Nexus is our program for LGBTQ+ middle school youth. (Queer history fact: Nexus was the first community program specifically for LGBTQ+ middle school youth in Massachusetts!) Open to youth in grades 6 through 8, Nexus provides a social and supportive space to explore questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Prism

Grade 9 through Grade 12

Prism (previously known as WAGLY) is our program for LGBTQ+ youth in grades 9 through 12. Prism provides a social and supportive space for youth to explore questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Meetings are facilitated by LGBTQ+ adults and peer leaders.

Umbrella

Grade 9 through Grade 12

Umbrella is our program for transgender, non-binary, and gender questioning high school youth. Umbrella is a social and supportive space facilitated by trans adults and peer leaders. Non-binary, transgender, genderqueer, genderfluid, gender expansive, agender, and questioning are just some of the gender identities you’ll find among people at Umbrella.

Drop-In

Grade 6 through Grade 12

All LGBTQ+ youth in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to attend Drop-In at our Framingham location. Drop-In features free time for activities like arts and crafts, board games, homework help, music, reading, and time with friends. WiFi access is available, so feel free to bring your device. Meetings are facilitated by LGBTQ+ adults. The goal of the “Drop-In” program is to enable a less structured alternative to our other regularly scheduled programs, and young people are welcome to participate in both types of programming.

Ready? Set? Bid! The Spring Auction is now LIVE!

OUT MetroWest is having our annual Spring Auction! We have 98 amazing items that are just a click away. Your bid supports our FREE programs for LGBTQ+ youth across MetroWest. Bid on everything from Kung Fu and art classes to Tibetan Rugs or your own Drag Storytime! In our new home at 160 Hollis Street, we expect to […]

Welcome to (Y)Our New Home

“Because once you enter my house, it becomes our house” -Jeffrey Gibson We were beyond excited to welcome the community to OUT MetroWest’s new home at our Open House on Saturday, March 12th! We’ve been dreaming about and working towards this moment for almost three years. The Open House featured tie-dying, games, and remarks from […]

In Person COVID Protocols

We are so excited to welcome you into our new home and begin in-person programming again starting on March 7th! As we continue to be driven by community care, below are guidelines we are implementing to keep our community safe, and our programs running in person. We will continue to watch the data related to COVID-19 and […]

We Reached Our Goal!

WE DID IT!!Thanks to you and your community, we were able to reach our goal and raise $40k to open doors to support LGBTQ+ youth. Thank you to everyone who donated to make this dream a reality!

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