To support organizations and individuals serving local LGBTQ+ youth, OUT MetroWest offers community education on topics related to sexual orientation and gender. Our presentations are available in-person and online and can be adapted to youth and adult audiences. We enjoy working with local organizations ranging from schools and congregations to community agencies and large corporations.
Please note that due to our policy on engagement with law enforcement, we do not provide trainings for police departments and officers in their official capacity.
If your organization would like to schedule a presentation, our most popular training is LGBTQ+ Basics and Beyond. Participants leave the presentation with up-to-date vocabulary, answers to frequently asked questions, and improved tools for allying with queer and transgender people.
Our presentations work for organizations talking about LGBTQ+ topics for the first time and those prepared to take a deeper dive into the material. A typical training session is 90 minutes long, including time for Q&A.
The average cost for a workshop is $500, and trainings can be adapted to your organization’s unique requirements. We would be happy to schedule a free 15-minute phone conversation to discuss your needs and budget – you can schedule that conversation by contacting Lily Pearl (she/her), Program and Education Manager.
Please note that we also welcome opportunities to meet with school GSAs and similar youth groups; those visits are always free of charge and can be scheduled by emailing Lily. Additionally, several times throughout the year we offer free trainings that are open to the public. These LGBTQ+ 101 trainings are often more basic than our paid offerings but do include a helpful overview of LGBTQ+ topics. When we have LGBTQ+ 101 trainings scheduled, registration information will be included below.