Youth Organizations | Massachusetts
- AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts.
- BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the GLBT youth community.
- BrAGLY is a weekly youth group open to LGBTQ and allied youth ages 14-18.
- Boston Area Transgender Support (BATS) is a peer-run support group for transgender young adults (teen, college-age, twenty-something) in and around Boston.
- Boston Mobilization develops and empowers teen leaders for social justice. Through popular education, community organizing and connecting across difference, our teen leaders move local communities toward justice.
- Cape and Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance (CIGSYA) is a community-based alliance of young people from 14-22 that exists to improve the lives of LGBTIQQS youth on Cape Cod and the Islands by addressing key risk factors such as the self hate, isolation and fear, which are often prevalent in their lives.
- Fenway Health ensures access to quality healthcare for the LGBT community in the Boston area.
- Generation Q is a confidential social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their straight allies.
- GLASS Boston community center serving young people in the LGBTQ community.
- GLSEN Massachusetts is a grassroots initiative, working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
- MAP for Health is a community-based, nonprofit organization that works to improve healthcare access, disease prevention and service delivery for the API community in Massachusetts.
- Massachusetts Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Leadership Council creates and informs policy, promotes inclusive learning environments for all students, supports the development of leadership skills, and fosters statewide collaboration among LGBTQ students and allies.
- Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth advocates for effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBT youth to thrive.
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) an advocacy, education, and community-building organization that works to end discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression.
- MassEquality works to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive each and every day without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
- OUT MetroWest builds communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive.
- Out Now is the only queer youth organization in Springfield Massachusetts and provides a safe space for queer youth and allies to learn about themselves, develop leadership skills, explore the history of the LGBTQ movement, and much, much more.
- Peer Listening Line offers anonymous and confidential phone lines that offer lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning adults and young people a ‘safe place’ to call for information, referrals, and support.
- PFLAG is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.
- Safe Homes is a program supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people, and their straight allies, between the ages of 14 and 23. The group is led by youth peer leaders, professional staff, and volunteers who offer support, resources, and opportunities for socialization in a safe and nurturing environment.
- SAYFTEE is a socially conscious group practice offering a range of services including family therapy, individual therapy, couple/relationship therapy, groups, workshops, training, consultation, and supervision for LGBTQI+ people and those who love them.
- True Colors: OUT Youth Theater provides year-round theater programming for LGBTQQA ages 14 to 22.
- Voices of Liberation is dedicated to empowering youth to change their lives and the conditions of their communities through education, coalition building, organizing and direct action.
- Youth on Fire safe and confidential space for homeless, runaway, and street involved youth ages 14-24.
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