Rainbow Graduation

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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 […]

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The Top Three

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Posted on March 15th, 2021

We get asked a lot of questions about OUT MetroWest, and we’ve tried to answer a lot of them here but, we know, it’s a lot of words. So we made a quick video answering the top three most frequently asked questions. In this four-minute video, we talk about what needs to happen before you […]

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Online meetings

Posted on September 3rd, 2020

Even when we’re physically distant, there are people who will listen and understand! Our meetings are all online, free, and don’t require an RSVP. Join us whenever you are able! In addition to our free online meetings, here are a few resources for when you need extra support: Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 The Trevor Project 866-488-7386 or […]

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Schuyler Bailar Event

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Posted on July 13th, 2020

Trans and gender expansive high school youth are invited to join us for our virtual Umbrella meeting this Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Our featured guest will be Schuyler Bailar, the first transgender athlete to have competed on a Division 1 NCAA men’s athletic team. Schuyler swam for Harvard University. Umbrella alums are […]

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Virtual meetings

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Posted on April 17th, 2020

With schools closed, many LBGTQ+ youth need places to connect with supportive peers and adult role models. Since mid-March, we’ve been offering all of our regularly-scheduled meetings online. Youth can video chat, audio chat, chat by typing, or simply listen. Remember: allies are welcome at our drop-in, Nexus, and WAGLY programs! If you are not […]

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Coronavirus updates

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Posted on March 10th, 2020

OUT MetroWest will hold online youth meetings until in-person gatherings are deemed safe by public health officials. Online meeting times correspond to the scheduled times for our Drop-in, Nexus, Umbrella, and WAGLY meetings. Links to the online meeting locations are available on our website calendar. Please note that all meetings will be facilitated by trained […]

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Celebrating OUT MetroWest

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Posted on October 2nd, 2019

Each year, we serve hundreds of youth at our drop-in, Nexus, Umbrella, and WAGLY programs for LGBTQ+ youth. We also offer a peer leadership cohort, a series of events for gender expansive young children and their families, and community workshops on gender and sexual orientation. While we address some undeniably tough topics through our work, […]

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Camp OUT and more

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Posted on August 7th, 2019

We’re hosting our first ever Camp OUT! This event will be offered free of charge to participants in grades six through 12 on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. It will be held at the Hillside School farm in Marlborough. For this inaugural event, we’ve reserved the Hillside pool for a private party that […]

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Trail Work Day Recap

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Posted on August 7th, 2019

“It was 94 degrees, and we were all wearing long pants and boots. Amazingly, we all survived.” This is what one participant recalls when asked about OUT MetroWest’s July 29 service day with The Venture Out Project and the Appalachian Mountain Club. That this memory stands out is not surprising, given the weather our group […]

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Summer Party #1

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Posted on June 24th, 2019

It’s an OUT MetroWest tradition to host special gatherings on the fourth Monday evenings of June, July, and August. In addition to high school participants, these events are open to parents/caregivers and WAGLY and Umbrella alums. From 6:30 to 7, we provide dinner, and then parents and caregivers can attend an optional PFLAG meeting on-site […]

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Community Service Day with TVOP

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Posted on May 5th, 2019

On Monday, July 29, we’re working with The Venture Out Project to improve a section of Bay Circuit Trail here in MetroWest. This community service event is open to queer, trans, and LGBTQ+ young people ages 12-22. No experience is necessary. The Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) is a permanent recreation trail and greenway extending through 37 towns […]

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Free showing of “Love, Simon”

Posted on February 13th, 2019

We’re hosting a free showing of “Love, Simon” for youth in grades 6-12 on Friday, March 15, 2019. This 2018 film won both Teen Choice and MTV Movie awards and focuses on a high school senior who finds the confidence to come out as gay after corresponding with an anonymous friend online. The movie is rated PG-13; those […]

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LGBTQ+ History Month

Posted on October 2nd, 2018

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, but we celebrate queer and trans history year-round at OUT MetroWest. Connecting LGBTQ+ youth to their heritage and traditions helps to impart a sense of identity, pride, and community. At last month’s Come Out and Celebrate gala, youth participant Jasmin shared, “One of the most powerful things I’ve been taught […]

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Queer Ice Cream Social

Posted on July 16th, 2018

This Wednesday is our third annual Queer Ice Cream Social! We’re so glad to be co-hosting with Morse Institute Library in downtown Natick. Thanks to Morse’s teen librarian, we’ll have ice cream sundaes, a movie, tech and crafts projects, temporary hair makeovers, and access to the library’s awesome collection of queer media. This event is […]

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Chase Ross at OUT MetroWest

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Posted on February 23rd, 2018

Youth participants recently voted for their OUT MetroWest “celebrity dream guest,” and the voting was conclusive: they wanted trans activist and YouTube star Chase Ross. Chase is making dreams come true on Wednesday, March 14, when he’ll visit to give a talk on trans identity. The event will be held at 24 Vernon Street, Framingham […]

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Thinking about attending a meeting?

Posted on January 3rd, 2018

Curious about attending a meeting but don’t know where to start? You have options! If you’re in middle school, you are welcome at Nexus meetings and drop-in hours. These meetings are open to all queer, questioning, and allied youth. (If *you* think you belong, you do!) You can come whenever you’re free or you can […]

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Winter Break Pajama Brunch

Posted on December 6th, 2017

With many youth participants on school break between Christmas and New Year, we wanted to offer a fun daytime activity this year. On Tuesday, December 26, we’re hosting a pajama brunch for LGBTQ and allied youth in grades 6-12. From ten to noon, we’ll provide food and drinks at our drop-in space at 929 Worcester Road, […]

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Positions available

Posted on August 26th, 2017

We’re currently seeking facilitators for our Nexus and Umbrella programs.  These paid positions are a wonderful way to contribute to the lives of LGBTQ young people. For more information about the positions and how to apply, please check out our Job Openings page.

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Ice Cream and a Movie

Posted on July 7th, 2017

Wednesday, July 12 is looking extra-delicious. All LGBTQ youth from ages 11 to 18 are invited to an ice cream party from 1:30-4 at The Morse Institute Library in downtown Natick! We’ll be showing a movie, playing games, applying temporary tattoos, and making buttons and ice cream sundaes. We’re so grateful to the Morse Institute teen librarian […]

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OUT MetroWest Summer Programs

Posted on June 21st, 2017

OUT MetroWest’s youth programs run year-round, and we’re excited to let you know what we have planned for July and August. As usual, WAGLY and Umbrella will welcome high school youth. Over the summer, this includes those who’ll enter 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in the fall—as well as those who’ll enter their first year of […]

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