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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.

Join us for our 2022 Come OUT & Celebrate Gay-la!

This year, OUT MetroWest’s Come OUT & Celebrate event won’t be a gala. It’s going to be a Gay-la!  After two years of virtual (and wonderful) Come OUT & Celebrate events, we are very excited to welcome the community back in person! Come OUT & Celebrate at our our re-invented, come-as-you-like affair on Thursday, October […]

OUT On the Block – Come Celebrate Pride!

We have been all over MetroWest this month, and we are excited to be hosting a Pride event in our very own backyard! OUT MetroWest invites you to our Pride Block Party at Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company in Framingham. Come hang with us on Saturday, June 18th from 2-6pm. We will have food from Art […]

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 […]

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