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

Elementary Age Programs

Shine is our program for gender expansive young children, Pre-K through Grade 5.

Glow is our program for LGBTQ+ young children, Pre-K through Grade 5.

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Middle School Age Programs

Nexus is our program for LGBTQ+ middle school youth in grades 6 through 8. (Queer history fact: Nexus was the first community program specifically for LGBTQ+ middle school youth in Massachusetts!). Schedule: Every Tuesday (except holidays), 6:30-8pm

Drop-in is our unstructured program for LGBTQ+ middle school and high school youth. Join us for board games, music, books, movies, and videos in our center. Come hang out with friends and mentors! Schedule: Every program night, 6pm until the start of programs.

We host Satellite events for middle and high school age youth around MetroWest, in rotating locations. Please check out our calendar and join our newsletter for the most up to date information.

High School Age Programs

Umbrella is our program for transgender, non-binary, and gender questioning high school youth. Schedule: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month (except holidays), 6:45-8:30pm

Prism is our program for LGBTQ+ youth in grades 9 through 12. Schedule: Every Monday (except holidays), 6:45-8:30pm

Drop-in is our unstructured program for LGBTQ+ middle school and high school youth. Join us for board games, music, books, movies, and videos in our center. Come hang out with friends and mentors! Schedule: Every program night, 6pm until the start of programs.

We host Satellite events for middle and high school age youth around MetroWest, in rotating locations. Please check out our calendar and join our newsletter for the most up to date information.

Young Adult Programs

Nova is our monthly program for LGBTQ+ young adults ages 19-29.

Youth who attended programs at the high school age or younger are considered “Alums” of OUT MetroWest after high school. The Alum Program offers periodic events, in-person and virtually, to stay connected with your OUT MetroWest community.

New Search Launched for our Next Executive Director

The OUT MetroWest Board of Directors is excited to announce that we are partnering with Boston-based search firm Positively Partners to find our next Executive Director! We announced in June 2023 that Whitney Retallic had shared with the Board her intention to step down as Executive Director, scaling down to part-time in August 2023, with […]

Our 10th Annual Come OUT & Celebrate Gay-la!

Thanks to all who joined us on Monday, October 23rd for an AMAZING Gay-la! We had a packed house — over 200 guests, including LGBTQ+ youth, family, supporters, and community partners who gathered together to celebrate the thousands of life-changing–and often life-saving–moments that happen all year long at OUT MetroWest. Youth, alums, and program staff shared […]

Year In Review: July 2022-June 2023

“Seeing queer people being happy for the first time, in a space that was made for queer people…I was like, ‘Oh, this is really worth it.” —Fin (he/they), 16, high school participant Joy. Resiliency. Growth. Pride. These are the themes that stand out as I reflect on OUT MetroWest’s 12th year of building communities where […]

Join us for our 10th Annual Come OUT & Celebrate Gay-la!

Get ready for a night of fun and inspiration! It’s time for OUT MetroWest’s 10th annual Come OUT & Celebrate Gay-la! There will be games and activities for all ages, food and drink, dancing, camaraderie with others who support LGBTQ+ youth, a photo booth, raffles, and more! Last year, over 300 people joined us to […]

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