Get Ready for our 2nd Annual OUT on the Block Pride Celebration!
Posted on May 30th, 2023
OUT on the Block is BACK!!😍🎉🌈 Join OUT MetroWest for a Pride Block Party at Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company on June 25th from 2-6pm! The event will feature our Lavender Graduation, Team Trivia, tie-dye, food & drinks available for purchase, lawn games, and MORE! All ages welcome! Come together with Pride🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co. […]
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 […]
Drop-In moves outdoors
Posted on July 3rd, 2021
After 16 months of meeting virtually, our Drop-In program will return to in-person meetings on Thursday, July 15. Here are the details you’ll need to know: For the summer, we will meet outdoors at our new location. The address is 160 Hollis Street, Framingham. Please go around the back of the ātac building, as we’ll […]
Posted on June 27th, 2021
As OUT MetroWest has grown, we’ve relied on local partners to share their spaces for much of our youth programming. Since 2015, we’ve also leased a small office space to manage our operations and host our drop-in hours. Our programs have continued to expand, however, and we now require a larger, central space to house the […]
Proudly Local: Indie Bookstores
Posted on May 25th, 2021
In 2020, The Silver Unicorn Bookstore approached us with an amazing offer: they were creating a list of books for Pride Month, and OUT MetroWest was going to receive a portion of proceeds when titles from the list sold during the month of June. We love books, shopping local, and all things LGBTQ+, so we […]
Posted on May 20th, 2021
On Friday, May 21, 2021, OUT MetroWest and Framingham GLASS are celebrating LGBTQ+ and ally members of the high school classes of 2020 and 2021. All students from MetroWest-area towns and cities are invited to this free virtual event, whether or not they’ve previously attended OUT MetroWest or Framingham GLASS programs. Students are welcome to […]
Spring Auction 2021
Posted on April 23rd, 2021
Thanks to the generosity of our community, OUT MetroWest is auctioning off dozens of amazing items from Saturday, April 24 at 8 a.m. through Saturday, May 8 at 10 p.m. EST. From art to gift cards to services and more, there’s something for everyone! Your auction purchases support OUT MetroWest’s programs for LGBTQ+ youth. Each year, […]