Our 10th Annual Come OUT & Celebrate Gay-la!

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 about the impact of those moments on their lives. One of our youth Peer Leaders said:

“I am so lucky to say that plenty of spaces in my life are safe for LGBTQ+ youth, but none of those places compare to OUT MetroWest and its community.” – Maggie, she/they, 17 years old

We also heard from Lindsey, an OUT MetroWest Alum and current Board Member, who spoke about meaningful moments with adult facilitators when she was a youth in OUT MetroWest programs, saying:

“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for OUT MetroWest.”

We raised more than ever to support LGBTQ+ youth in MetroWest, and build communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive. Couldn’t join us, but still want to help build life-changing community for LGBTQ+ youth? Help us fund more of these life-saving moments today!

We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Governor Maura Healey for sending a special video message just for our event and community, which you can watch below!

We are grateful to Jack’s Abby for their delicious food and remarkable hospitality and to DJ Mocha for getting the party started — and keeping it going!

And another HUGE thank you to all of our amazing sponsors!

$20,000 RED Sponsor

Jamie Pierce

$10,000 ORANGE Sponsor

Kathy Kaufmann

Red Crane Foundation

$5,000 YELLOW Sponsors

Erik Bailey & Liz Rover Bailey

Perry Cohen

Definitive Healthcare

HM Life Insurance New England Group

Needham Bank

Fred and Karen Reichheld

$2,500 GREEN Sponsors

Suzanne Abair & Kat MacDonald

Frank & Tracy McGrath

Bridget Belgiovine & Sandra Vivas

Kim Ritrievi

Mark Libenson & Lisa Muto

Anne Terhune & Bob Steingart

Suzie Winchester Miller

$1,000 BLUE Sponsors


Pam & Jeff Choney

Cambridge Savings Bank

Alice Friedman & Cameran Mason

Tatyana Goldwyn

Amy & Jack Haley

Ann M. Irons, CPA, LLC

Maltby & Co., Inc. / Natural Tree & Lawn Care

Elaine Mittell & Doug Poutasse

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

The Pabian Family

Frank & Kelly Panayotou

Janet & John Pattillo

Alan & Suzanne Posner

Amy & Ruth Ro

Daniel Saroff & Ineke Ceder

Kristina Gulick Schaefer & Lisa Chapnick


Jim Smith & Betsy Gardella

UU Wellesley Hills

Webster Five

$500 PURPLE Sponsors

Marlene Allen & Wayne Everett

Babson College Multicultural & Identity Programs

Peter Birnie, Private Wealth Advisor

Jeff Butts LICSW & Associates

BlueHub Capital

Lindsey Caliga, Alum and Board Member

Daisy Hill Farm

Dell Technologies

Octavio González & Brian Fuss

Cathy & Sue Gorman

Steve Kidder & Judy Malone

The Labb-Retallic Family

Jim Lillie & Maureen McCaffrey

Julie & Richard Miller

Representative Alice H. Peisch

The Silva Family

Allen & Margaret Steere

Donna Tambascio

TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation

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