Free Workshops for LGBTQ+ Youth (Online)

The Future Perfect Project offers free workshops for LGBTQ+ youth, ages 13-19.  FPP believes that the self-expression of LGBTQ+ youth and allies is a declaration of a better future, and they provide a safe space and the encouragement for every young person to express themselves. 

Currently, the are offering workshops on a wide variety of topics.  Click "more info" below.

Take Part in the "No Evil" Project From Your Home

The "No Evil Projects" is a nonprofit community art program where people like you (and not like you) pick three labels that describe themselves, take photos posing as the Three Wise Monkeys: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil, and write a good thing they've done to show they're not evil. (Simple, right?) The goal?  To represent and show the world that anyone can do good, no matter who they are.  The project has just moved to Salem, so click "more info" to read more and to take part.

Work Opportunities for Youth at Q Chat Space

Q Chat Space is looking for youth, ages 13-19, for job opportunities.  All work is done remotely and is paid via a stipend.  The application deadline is Thursday, Nov. 19. Please read the description in the "more info" link.   The application deadline is November 19.

Free Covid Testing in Salem

Free COVID-19 testing will be offered in Salem at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, on weekdays October 8th through October 30th. Testing will take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. While these tests will be available for anyone, those who work in frontline jobs are strongly encouraged to avail themselves of this free testing opportunity. No proof of insurance or citizenship is necessary for this testing and you do not need to be symptomatic to receive this testing. This testing is in addition to the existing free Stop the Spread testing taking place at Salem High School six days a week.

We May Be Closed,

But Join Us Online


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 threat, the NAGLY Center has suspended all in-person activities until further notice.  Most of our meetings are now being held online.  Please check our programs and upcoming events sections and our calendar.  In addition, youth can speak directly with a NAGLY staff member by using our Rapid Response Chat, located in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

Apply to Be a Youth Ambassador

Getting to Zero MA is recruiting eight to ten youth from Massachusetts to learn about a range of social justice concepts and public health issues, and how these issues connect to HIV advocacy. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this program will take place primarily online. Youth Ambassadors will attend webinar style training once a week to grow their knowledge on HIV advocacy and develop their organizing skills. Together, Youth Ambassadors will collaborate on a project of their choosing to showcase what they have learned and engage the community.

Youth representing the populations most deeply impacted by the HIV epidemic are strongly encouraged to apply – namely, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and black, indigenous, people of color. No prior experience is necessary, only passion and a commitment to good work and service. The fellowship program will last from December 2020 to May 2021, and youth will be compensated with a stipend for program participation. Youth must be high school age and living in MA to be considered.  Click "more info" for details and to apply.

Apply for the Bezos Scholarship

Every year, 17 exceptional high school juniors and an educator from each school are selected as Bezos Scholars. Scholars are chosen from across the U.S.. After spending a week immersed in learning at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Scholars return home and develop a community change project to make a positive difference in their communities.

Once selected, Scholars join a global alumni network where they are offered opportunities to connect, collaborate, get inspired, and take action for the greater good.

Applications are due on January 11, 2021.  To find out more click "more info"


Online Youth Art Gallery

Browse through an online art gallery of pieces created by youth from the NAGLY Center.   To go to the gallery, please click the button below.

Consider purchasing one of the pieces.  All of the funds go directly to the youth artist.

NAGLY Supports

Black Lives Matter


NAGLY stands firmly with the rising movement to bring justice, equality, liberty, and respect to all people, especially the black and brown communities, which have experienced such horrific treatment for

generations. . . . We must demand better."  Read NAGLY's entire statement by clicking below.

Bored? Running Out of Ideas of What to Do?

Looking for things to do while staying at home?  We've put together a list of dozens and dozens of ways to pass the time.  Check out all of our ideas by clicking below.

Watch "Queer Youth Changing the World" Series on YouTube

“Out in Front: Queer Youth Changing the World” is the new "It Gets Better Project" docuseries that offers a look into the lives of five LGBTQ+ activists who are using their voices to champion a better tomorrow.  New episodes are released periodically.  Click the button below to watch. 

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth Looking for Applicants

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is currently accepting applicants of all ages to serve on the Commission for the 2021-2022 term. The Commission advises others in state government on effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth. Through annual policy recommendations, partnering with 18 state entities, and holding community events and listening sessions, the Commission works to help all youth thrive.  The deadline to apply is October 28.  For more information and to apply, click "more info".  

Survey on the Impact of Covid

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA-DPH) is conducting a community survey to understand the impact of Covid-19.  Communities they most want to reach include youth, older adults, essential workers, BIOPC, LGBTQ and more. Anyone who is 14 or older and resides in Massachusetts is asked to take the survey, which is available in multiple languages. It takes about 12 - 15 minutes to complete the survey. Community specific data will be shared if we get enough residents to complete the survey. 

For information and to take the survey, click "more info" below.

Covid 19

Please Give to NAGLY's

COVID-19 Relief Fund


Please consider making a donation to support NAGLY through this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Your funds will help pay for unplanned expenses such as the cost of online meeting software, the full cleanings of the NAGLY center, and the loss of revenue from canceled fundraisers.

Thank you for being there for the NAGLY Family!  Click below to donate.


Click on an icon for more details about the program.

All programs are free, and there's no need to register.

Please see Our Calendar and  Upcoming Events for exact days and times.

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Youth Meeting

Tuesdays    6:30-8:30

Meeting Online: Click Here

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Health Consultations

Tuesdays   3:30-7:30

Fridays    2:00-5:00

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Fridays    6:00-8:30

Meeting Online: The link changes weekly so check our calendar each week for where to go.


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Educators & Parents in Communication

Meetings on Hold - Stay Tuned for Updates

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Middle School Youth Group

Every other Monday   6:30-8:30

Check the calendar for dates.

Meeting Online: Click Here

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Clubs &

 Drop In Hours


Meeting Online: Click Here

To learn more about our various clubs and when they meet, please visit our Programs page or click the image above.



Meme Alert TikTok Queerdom Edition on Q Space
Sat, Oct 24
Oct 24, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
"Empowering Youth Voices" Virtual Retreat - Youth Homelessness
Sat, Oct 24
see "more info"
Oct 24, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
see "more info"
This youth-focused retreat offers youth (who have experienced homelessness) and those who support them the opportunity to connect and learn through guided sessions and discussions on topics including, the emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of yourself, and professional development.
Fil Am Queer Voices: Two Day Virtual Celebration
Sat, Oct 24
registration is required
Oct 24, 4:00 PM – Oct 25, 8:00 PM
registration is required
performances, presentations, and critical discussions that explore various facets of the queer Fil Am experience
Halloween Makeup Tutorial (Virtual) - a NAGLY Event
Mon, Oct 26
click "more info" for the link
Oct 26, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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All youth are welcome
Halloween Costume Party (Virtual) - a NAGLY Event
Tue, Oct 27
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Oct 27, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Join us for games, costumes, prizes, and pumpkin designs, and more!
Internet Safety on Q Chat
Wed, Oct 28
Oct 28, 4:30 PM
Scary Stories from Around the World: For Youth of Color on Q Chat
Wed, Oct 28
Oct 28, 8:30 PM
Halloween Netflix Watch Party (Virtual) - Sponsored by NAGLY's Film Club
Fri, Oct 30
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Oct 30, 7:00 PM
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All youth are welcome
Spooktober Films & Fashion on Q Chat
Sat, Oct 31
Oct 31, 1:00 PM
Healthy Relationships on Q Chat
Sat, Oct 31
Oct 31, 3:00 PM
LGBTQ+ Career Conference
Sun, Nov 01
Registration is required.
Nov 01, 6:00 PM – Nov 06, 5:00 PM
Registration is required.
"The 7th Annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference offers an opportunity for students to gain advice and career planning strategies in preparation for co-op, internships, and professional life beyond campus!"
Models of Pride Conference (Virtual)
Sat, Nov 14
visit to register
Nov 14, 12:00 AM – Nov 15, 12:00 PM
visit to register
Models of Pride is the world’s largest FREE conference for LGBTQ youth & allies 12-24, as well as parents & professionals. This year's virtual event will include an opening session, workshops, resources, and entertainment - all free!

Contact Us

North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ+ Youth

Witch City Mall

2 East India Square, Suite 121

Salem, MA  01970

Tel: 978-224-2102


Steve Harrington 

Executive Director

Tony Leone

Event & Volunteer Director


Peer Leaders


Todd Patton


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Witch City Mall 

2 East India Square Suite #121

Salem, MA  01970


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Tony Leone, Event & Volunteer Director -

Peer Leaders -

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