OUT MetroWest has a large collection of materials available to lend to youth and those who care about them. We provide access to informational pamphlets, non-fiction and fiction books, and films. These materials are housed at our Framingham hub.

In addition to our own collection of materials, we are including a list of web resources that you may find helpful. We’re not responsible for the content of these websites, but we believe that you may find some of them of interest.

Community

Boston GLASS – Provides a continuum of services to LGBTQQ+ youth of color and their allies in the Greater Boston area.

Youth on Fire – A drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, located in Cambridge.

Domestic/Dating Violence

The Network/La Red – A survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities.

Family

Greater Boston PFLAG – Helps change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that LGBTQ+ family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive.

Health and Sexuality

Fenway Health – Enhances the wellbeing of the LGBT community through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

Scarleteen – An independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website.

Legal

GLAD – Works to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.

Mass TPC – Dedicated to ending oppression and discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.

Mental Health

Trans Lifeline – A crisis hotline staffed by transgender people, for transgender people.

Trevor Project – The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network – Empowers children, young adults, and families in Massachusetts to achieve greater independence and emotional well-being.

School

GLSEN – Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

TSER – A youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.

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