Our 10th Annual Come OUT & Celebrate Gay-la!
Posted on December 1st, 2023
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
Posted on December 1st, 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!
Posted on August 7th, 2023
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 […]
YOU make Pride Year Round!
Posted on June 16th, 2023
Join us in making LGBTQ+ youth feel PROUD to be exactly who they are – not just in June, but ALL year long! This month of pride, join the OUT MetroWest community in reaching our goal of raising $25,000 by June 30th to ensure that more LGBTQ+ youth feel the love and support, 365 days […]
2023 Spring Auction is LIVE!
Posted on June 14th, 2023
Thanks to the generosity of our community, OUT MetroWest is auctioning off dozens of amazing items. We have fun experiences, gift cards, self-care services, classes, and more. There’s truly something for everyone! And the best part? Your auction purchases support OUT MetroWest’s FREE programs for LGBTQ+ youth. Each year, hundreds of LGBTQ+ youth in the MetroWest Boston […]
Social Media & Benefits for LGBTQ+ Youth – Watch the Recording!
Posted on May 30th, 2023
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our special lunch event last month on May 11: Tweens, Teens & Social Media & Benefits for LGBTQ+ Youth with Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D. It was a joy to gather with 45 attendees for the presentation, a delicious lunch, and guided tours of our beautiful youth program space […]
Join us for our 2022 Come OUT & Celebrate Gay-la!
Posted on September 20th, 2022
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!
Posted on June 16th, 2022
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!
Posted on May 2nd, 2022
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
Posted on March 21st, 2022
“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 […]
Posted on February 28th, 2022
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 will make updates to the policy in this post (if it is in this post, it is our […]
We Reached Our Goal!
Posted on January 13th, 2022
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!
Thank you, sponsors!
Posted on October 27th, 2021
Our 2021 Come Out & Celebrate gala is around the corner and we are grateful to the generous sponsors who have joined us to invest in communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive! To show YOUR support for LGBTQ+ youth as a sponsor, visit tinyurl.com/OutSponsor21. $10,000 Sponsors Kathy Kaufmann Jamie Pierce $5,000 Sponsors Erik Bailey & Liz […]
LGBTQ+ Book Club for Teens and Young Adults
Posted on October 1st, 2021
OUT MetroWest and Ashland Public Library are partnering with local libraries to offer a free, virtual book club for LGBTQ+ young people ages 15-25 (or thereabouts). Facilitators will be members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our first three meetings will take place on Friday evenings at 6:30. Please mark your calendars for November 19, December 17, […]
Come Out & Celebrate Registration and Sponsorship
Posted on September 19th, 2021
Together we’ve been building communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive for ten years, and we’re looking forward to celebrating with you on Saturday, November 6 at 7 p.m. During our one-hour virtual program, guests will: Hear from youth participants about how OUT MetroWest has impacted their lives Connect with fellow supporters of LGBTQ+ youth Reminisce with […]
Fall 2021 Programming Update
Posted on August 29th, 2021
Updated 9/7/21 With a novel virus like COVID-19, we have to reconsider our plans as scientific information becomes available. What we know right now is that the delta variant of the virus is more infectious than its predecessor and is infecting young people at a higher rate than we’ve seen previously. Moreover, most youth have […]
August Shine Event
Posted on August 21st, 2021
Our next Shine event will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. This free event will be held virtually. To sign up and receive the link, go to tinyurl.com/ShineAugust28. This event is designed to provide children a chance to share their stories (and/or hear those of others!) through activities like Show […]
Save the Date: Come Out & Celebrate Our 10th Anniversary
Posted on July 27th, 2021
It’s our 10th anniversary, and we’re marking the occasion at our annual Come Out & Celebrate event! This year’s event will be held virtually on Saturday, November 6 at 7 p.m. The event will include opportunities to learn about our history and our exciting plans for the future. You’ll hear from the amazing youth we […]
WAGLY’s New Name
Posted on July 24th, 2021
WAGLY was founded in 2011 as a group for LGBTQ+ and allied high school youth. As a part of the statewide AGLY network, it adopted a name like many of its peers, including groups like BAGLY, BrAGLY, McVAGLY, NAGLY, SShAGLY, and SWAGLY. The AGLY acronym originally stood for “alliance of gay and lesbian youth,” though […]
Posted on July 7th, 2021
In late May, OUT MetroWest welcomed a new program manager, Joel Newsome (he/they). Joel’s clear commitment to LGBTQ+ youth empowerment made him a standout among candidates for the program manager role, and we were thrilled to welcome him on-board as the staff member responsible for overseeing our youth programs. For those eager to get to […]