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BAGLY - Boston

Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth.
BAGLY meets WEDNESDAYS at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA The best way to arrive is by the MBTA, and the best stations are Copley Square (Green Lines B, C, D, and E) or Back Bay (Orange Line and Commuter Rail). The Community Church of Boston is across the street from the grassy/lawn area of Copley Square, between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets, on the same block as the CVS and Copley Flair. The entrance is next to the Globe Café (which has an outdoor café area and a large painting of a globe on the window). Meetings happen at the 2nd floor. There should be youth and/or signage outside when you arrive.
Every Wednesday BAGLY holds several meetings designed to provide an environment where people can socialize and discuss relevant issues. At six there is an orientation session called New Person's Meeting. At seven there are identity meetings, including Transgender Identities Meeting, Men's meeting, Women's meeting, Youth of Color, and Open Forum. At eight there is a large community meeting where there is either a game or a topic of interest is discussed.
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

Boston GLASS

GLASS is a social service and offering behavioral health services to 13-25 year olds starting then.
Boston GLASS (GLBTQ Adolescent Social Services) Community Center
New location: 25 West Street, 3rd Floor of the Justice Resource Institute building.
25 West Street, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02111
617.266.3349
www.jri.org/glass
www.facebook.com/bostonglass

GLASS is a safe and confidential drop-in center that is open to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) youth ages 13-25. We are always welcoming new young people into our space. The center provides a comfortable place to hang out with peers, as well as free use of the computers, a kitchen where food is provided, and plenty of movies to watch and games to be played. We also invite youth members to take full advantage of our free and confidential mental health, case management, HIV and STI testing and counseling services.
In addition, GLASS offers several groups throughout the week. We are currently seeking new and additional members for our groups. Please see our group schedule below:

Group dates and times, and facilitators are as follows:

• Drop in hours Monday-Thursday 11:30am-6pm, Fridays 2-4:30pm

• Every Monday: 6-7pm Women’s Group

• Every Tuesday: 6-7pm Gender Identity Group

• Every Wednesday: 4-5pm Coming out Group

•Every Thursday: 6-7pm Mens Group

WAGLY’s new Transgender/Gender Variant

Do you identify as transgender or gender variant?
Are you at odds with the gender binary restrictions?
All trans and gender variant youth (8th-12th grade) are welcome!

7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Parish Hall loft at the Unitarian Universalist
Society of Wellesley Hills on 309 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA.

Questions? Contact us at info@wagly.org or find us on online at www.wagly.org or www.facebook.com/WAGLY


BrAGLY Weekly Meeting

A weekly meeting for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning youth and allies ages 14- 21.

Youth will: Create a safe community open to all, Develop youth led programs, Have opportunities for leadership roles, Discuss healthy living and resilience.

Wednesday Nights at 6:30-8pm at 942 West Chestnut St. Brockton MA.

For more information contact Missy Sturtevant, MSW, Program Coordinator. Phone Number: 508-583-3005 x229
Email: glys@healthimeratives,org
Web Address: healthimperatives.org/glys

The Stonewall Center of U Mass Amherst

The Stonewall Center provides support, advocacy, and programming for LGBTQ and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the larger Pioneer Valley. We also seek to educate the campus and local community about heterosexism, genderism, and sexual and gender prejudice in order to create a more inclusive and welcoming climate for LGBTQ individuals and their allies. 256 Sunset Avenue Office Crampton House/SW Amherst, MA 01003-9324 413-545-4824 phone 413-545-6667 fax queer@stuaf.umass.edu
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

The Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth

The Commission works in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Education and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to create school based and community based programs focusing on suicide prevention, violence intervention, and the promotion of zero-tolerance policies regarding harassment and discrimination against gay and lesbian youth. (Link Checked 6.28.11)

Trans@MIT

Trans@MIT helps to centralize resources for Transsexual, Transgender, Genderqueer, and Gender Questioning people and Trans Allies who are students, faculty, staff or alumni of MIT. The website was launched in March 2005 and is maintained entirely by volunteers. At the trans@mit site, you can also sign up for the MIT trans news list and access other resources.
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

lgbt@MIT

lgbt@mit's mision is "to strive to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus community for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning and friendly individuals, with a primary focus on students. lbgt@MIT aims to achieve this mission through the achievement of four goals:

  • Ensure appropriate resources are readily available;
  • Foster campus-wide dialogue;
  • Enable opportunities to celebrate our community; and
  • Encourage participation and collaboration."

lgbt@MIT is associated with the Rainbow Lounge, MIT's on-campus LGBT resource center.
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

Harvard Trans Task Force

The Harvard Trans Task Force is a coalition of students, staff, faculty, and alumnae/i at Harvard and Radcliffe who are transgender, transsexual, or genderqueer, cross-dressers, otherwise gender non-conforming people, or trans allies. It works to improve the campus for everyone and can also help to answer questions that Harvard affiliates may have. TTF maintains an active email list and currently meets at 6 on Wednesdays in the Harvard College Women's Center. The co-coordinators of Harvard Trans Task Force can be contacted at harvardttf@gmail.com.
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

Harvard College Queer Students and Allies

The QSA, as it is most often known, is a group that functions as a community group, a political group, and a social group. In recent years, it has worked closely with the Harvard Trans Task Force. The QSA has a resource center full of books with a large trans section and is located in Thayer Hall Basement and open from 11 am to 5 pm (see http://www.map.harvard.edu to find Canaday).
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

Northeastern Law School Queer Caucus

The Northeastern Queer Caucus has a history of being a leading group on trans issues in the state of MA. The Queer Caucus has supported transgender people who were challenged in sex-segregated bathrooms, both individually, and through creation of long-term strategies for improvement.

Contact: sls-officers@weboard.slaw.neu.edu (Link Checked 6.28.11)

Trans Youth Family and Allies

info@imatyfa.org
1-(888)-462-8932
Many resources for youth, family, and allies (contact for more information)

Wellesley Spectrum

Spectrum, formerly called WBLTF is a Wellesley student group focused on LGBT issues.(Link Checked 6.28.11)

What is Gender? Gender Discussion Group

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 8-9 pm: The Cape and Islands Gay and Straight Youth Alliance is proud to announce the formation of a new Conversational Group for people who have questions about gender. This group is 18+

Is it natural? Biological? Un-changeable? Does it have to be the same as your sex? Have you ever questioned yours? Or others’? Have you ever questioned gender itself? Ever thought it might just be a construct of society? Want to find out? The group is open to persons in their mid-30s & under. Meetings are at CIGSYA House, 56 Barnstable Road in Hyannis. For more information call (508) 778-7744 or email cigsyahouse@aol.com.

Colage

COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s.

Has a resource section for children with trans parents

MA Chapter COLAGE Greater Boston boston@colage.org (617) 714-5327 (Link Checked 6.28.11)

Affirmative Counseling's LIVE OUT LOUD YOUTH GROUP

MEETING SCHEDULE

Pittsfield: The 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 3-5pm at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave, Pittsfield MA.

North Adams: The 2nd Thursday of each month from 4-5:30 at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition office, 61 Main Street, Suite 218, North Adams.

18-28 Year Old Support Group

A closed, short-term supportive group has begun recruiting at the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, a program of Fenway Health. The group will be facilitated by a licensed transgender-identified clinician, aimed at trans* identified people ages 18-28 who are exploring the intersection occurring between their gender identity/expression and their sexuality/sexual identity. This may include: The complexities of navigating sexuality, potential shifts in sexual attraction, sexual identities, relationships, sex, dating, disclosure, and cultural shifts/shock (losing one community and gaining another) as a member of the trans community, etc.

  • used as an umbrella term

Please contact Mick Rehrig LICSW for any inquiries at:
mrehrig@fenwayhealth.org or 617-927-6372

New Hampshire

Being Who You Are
Meetings: First Tuesday of each month 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Place: Nashua NH: The Exact location is disclosed only to members Contact us for more info. Children are welcome. To lend our support and commitment to Gender Variant Youth, their families and friends. To learn together to make this new world a better one. We provide monthly meetings events and get togethers for social interaction, support and guidance.

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