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’re including a list of web resources from both local and national organizations that may be of interest to LGBTQ+ youth and those who care about them.
The AGLY Network – Youth groups in the AGLY Network (including OUT MetroWest!) offer a variety of social support programming for LGBTQ+ young people in regions across Massachusetts.
Framingham GLASS – A drop-in community center for LGBTQ+ youth of color between the ages of 13–25.
Youth on Fire – A drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, located in Cambridge.
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.
Greater Boston PFLAG – Offers support for those with LGBTQ+ loved ones.
Health (including mental and sexual health)
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center – Offers LGBTQ informed comprehensive medical care, including mental and behavioral care, gender affirming care, HIV care, and more.
Fenway Health – Advocates for and delivers innovative, equitable, accessible health care, and supportive services for LGBTQIA+ people.
Scarleteen – An independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website.
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.
William James College INTERFACE Referral Service – INTERFACE connects callers from subscribing communities with counselors who can help them find LGBTQ+ competent mental health services.
And Still We Rise – Seeks to decolonize mental health care, promote culturally affirming practices, and create healing spaces for all.
SAYFTEE – A socially conscious group practice offering a range of services including family therapy, individual therapy, couple/relationship therapy, groups, workshops, training, consultation, and supervision. We are committed to serving gender expansive and LGBTQI+ people and those who love them.
Gender Specialist (Rebecca Minor) – One on one trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and client centered therapy. Specializing in the intersection of trauma, gender, and sexuality.
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.
GLSEN – Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Massachusetts Safe Schools Program – Helps schools implement state laws impacting LGBTQ students, including the state’s anti-bullying law, gender identity law, and student anti-discrimination law.
TSER – A youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender-nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.