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Multi-Day Youth Event
with Drag Performers

 

Join two of Salem's famous drag performers and get ready for an interactive performance at the Peabody Essex Museum. In partnership with the queer film fest, love your labels and the PEM, NAGLY is thrilled to announce this multi-day event for LGBTQIA+ youth ages, middle school to 23.

 

On Friday, December 15th, join Maxine Harrison and Buster Pants at NAGLY Salem from 4-6 pm to learn makeup skills and performance 101.

 

On Friday, December 29th, show off the skills you learned, alongside Miz Diamond Wigfall, Maxine, and Buster, in a performance at the PEM (Morse Auditorium), along with the queer film fest, from 7:30-8:15 pm. 

 

Are you a NAGLY youth?   On Saturday 12/30 and Sunday 12/31, you will receive complimentary tickets to see the Queer Film Fest hosted at the PEM! 

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D&D Club 
Starts New Realm

 

Join to create your own characters and explore your imagination.  Open to ages 11-18.

Contact Cody at Cody@nagly.org to sign up.

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New Hours for
Drama Club:
"PRISM "

 

Every other Thursday, 4:30-5:30 PM

Check the calendar for exact dates

NAGLY Salem

Prism is a new, youth-led drama club at NAGLY.  The club will strive to give queer youth the opportunity to explore their own voices, bodies, emotions, and identities through theater arts.   By practicing character development, body movement, and text analysis, youth can develop a deeper sense of empathy, expand their sense of self, and improve body gender euphoria.

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Mental Health Counseling for Youth

NAGLY is proud to now offer mental health counseling.  Counseling services are provided for any NAGLY youth who are currently involved with groups, programs, or clubs at NAGLY Salem or at any of our satellites. 

Click below to find out more.

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World AIDS Day
Fundraiser Concert for NAGLY

 

December 1, 7:00 PM

Tabernacle Congregational Church

50 Washington St., Salem

Join us for a World AIDS Fundraising Concert featuring Salem High School's acapella group Witch Pitch and other special guests.  All proceeds benefit NAGLY with donations accepted at the door or you can donate to NAGLY by clicking below.

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NAGLY Welcomes
New Case Manager

 

Meet Reilly (They/Them), the Case Manager for the Younity Access Center in Gloucester!  They've been working with and for youth and young adults since 2017 when they began volunteering for Campus Health Services at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.  When they aren't working or studying for their Master's Degree, you're likely to find them reading (typically sci-fi, fantasy, or manga), crocheting, gaming on their PC/Switch, or watching anime on the couch with their cat, Derp.

For case management services, you can drop in on Mondays, from 5:00-6:00 PM,  or schedule an appointment with Reilly by clicking below.

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Holiday Closings

 

NAGLY will be closed on:

  • November 23

  • November 24

  • December 25 through January 1

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Can You Help Out with Our Wish List?

NAGLY has an Amazon Wish List of items needed at our center. 

If you're purchasing an item from the list, NAGLY's address may not pre-populate as the shipping destination.  Our address is:

 

NAGLY
2 E India Sq Mall #121

Salem, MA  01970

Thanks for your support!

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HoliGays Potluck Dinner

 

December 19, 6:00-8:00 PM

NAGLY Salem

Potluck extravaganza
Youth, family, and friends welcome

Sign up below.

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NAGLY Receives
Non-Profit Award

 

We are proud to share that NAGLY has been selected, again this year, as a 2023 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Nonprofit! Only 2,500 non-profits in the U.S. received the award. Thank you to the members of the community who graciously wrote a review to earn us this prestigious award.

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Diamond Painting at NAGLY Lynn

 

December 7, 5:30-8:00 PM

DeMakes Family YMCA, Lynn

All LGBTIA+ youth ages 13-23 are welcome.

 

Staff 
Spotlight

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Get to Know Us

As the holiday season approaches, we are reminded of the incredible power of giving, compassion, and togetherness. This Giving Tuesday, we're not just asking for your support; we're inviting you to be a part of the vibrant tapestry of personal stories, resilience, and love that defines our mission.

Over the coming weeks, we've decided to turn the spotlight on our incredible staff, sharing their personal stories and experiences within our organization. Each week, we'll feature a dedicated team member who plays a crucial role in bringing our mission to life. Join us every week as we celebrate the inspiring individuals behind the scenes who make our work possible. Together, we are writing a story of impact, empowerment, and unity.

This week, we're excited to shine a spotlight on a remarkable individual who is making a significant impact in the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth at NAGLY.   We are thrilled to introduce you to Tony, the heartbeat of NAGLY and our Director of Programming—one of the two indispensable individuals forming the backbone of our dedicated paid staff. As we near the culmination of this series, we reflect on the incredible stories and contributions that shape the fabric of NAGLY. Tony's narrative serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative impact that each of you makes in empowering LGBTQIA+ youth.

 

Tony's impact is profound and tangible. With over 100 youth gracing the space each week, he engages individually with them, addressing challenges and providing unwavering support. NAGLY, under Tony's guidance, is more than a safe haven; it's a place where vulnerability is embraced, and discomforts are met with understanding. Despite the daily challenges our youth face—from the broader political climate to local community dynamics—NAGLY stands as a beacon of resilience. In Massachusetts, we've made strides, but Tony reminds us that many parts of the country are still lacking in gender-affirming care

As we approach Giving Tuesday, consider becoming a part of this transformative mission. Your support ensures a future where acceptance, guidance, and empowerment flourish. Join us on Giving Tuesday as we continue to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Programs/Groups

Click on an icon for more details about each program/group.

All programs/groups are free, and there's no need to register or sign-up.

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 Youth Meeting

Tuesdays

5:30-6:30 PM  Social Time

6:30-8:30 PM  Meeting

NAGLY Salem

Ages 14-23

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

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 Educators & Parents in Communication (E.P.I.C.)

This group is for parents, guardians, caregivers, and teachers of LGBTQIA+ youth.

Third Monday of every month

6:30-8:30 PM

NAGLY Salem

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

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 Cape Ann NAGLY

Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM

Younity Center at 6 Elm St. in Gloucester.

Ages 14-23

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

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 Mental Health Counseling

Please see the counseling tab

Counseling services are provided for any NAGLY youth who are currently involved with groups, programs, or clubs at NAGLY Salem or at any of our satellites.  Counseling is provided for free with no insurance necessary.

Domino
 Clubs

Art Club

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:00 PM

Book Club: 

Last Friday of every month, 3:30 PM

Drama Club (PRISM):

Every other Thursday, 4:30-5:30 PM

Check the calendar for exact dates

Dungeons & Dragons: Mondays, 4:30-6:00 PM; for ages 11-14; contact Cody@nagly.org to sign up or with questions

Mindfulness & Yoga: Sundays,12:00 PM, no experience necessary, mats provided

Minecraft Club: Fridays, 5:00-8:00 PM

Ages middle school to 18

Roleplaying and lore are encouraged

Poetry Club: 

First Friday of every month, 3:30 PM

All clubs take place at NAGLY Salem.

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 Drop-In Hours

Tuesdays

5:30-6:30 PM

Wednesdays

3:00-5:00 PM

Fridays

3:00-8:30 PM inside

Stop in and hang out

For youth aged middle school to 23

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 H.E.A.R.R.T.

 

The Healthcare Education And Risk Reduction Team (HEARRT) promotes individual and community wellbeing by providing healthcare education and risk reduction intervention.

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

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Transcendence

Fridays, 6:30-8:30 PM

NAGLY Salem

Ages 14-23

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

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 Little Rainbows

Little Rainbows is a group designed for youth between kindergarten and elementary school age.

Every other Wednesday

5:00-7:00 PM

Check the calendar for specific dates

NAGLY Salem

Parents/guardians must accompany youth to this group

Join the Facebook group by clicking here.

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

Queer Adulting
 Queer Adulting

A group specifically for ages 18-23

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM.

NAGLY Salem

Join the Discord by clicking here.

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

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Voices: Empowerment-Centered Support Group 

Last Thursday of every month, 5:30-6:45 PM

See the calendar for specific dates

NAGLY Salem

Ages 13-18

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

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 Krav Maga & Self-Defense Classes

First and third Wednesdays of each month, 6:00-7:00 PM

NAGLY Salem

Krav Maga is a system of self-defense developed by the Israeli military, and first taught to the public by Mr. Imi Lichtenfeld, the system founder. Krav Maga is not a combat sport but rather a simple and effective fighting system designed for self-protection, and is intended to be practical and instinctive regardless of age, gender identity, or physical size. 

The program offered at NAGLY will teach students to avoid situations with preventative and de-escalation methods, and to respond to common attack scenarios while developing their self-defense capacity. 

Our instructor, Mike Leonard, began practicing Krav Maga in 1994.  Mike holds the rank of sixth degree black belt (M1) amd is a second generation student to the system founder. 

Open to Middle school aged youth to age 23, including staff/volunteers

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 N-Tale

N-TALE is NAGLY's Training & Leadership Education Program.  For more information, visit the

N-TALE page.

Contract
 Case Management

Mondays, 5:00-6:00 PM
or

By making an appointment by clicking here

NAGLY Salem

 

Get support with employment, mental health resources, housing insecurity, education, employment, applying to college, or other personal goals.  

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 Middle School Group

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM

NAGLY Salem
 

For youth in middle school

For more information or if you have questions, click here

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 NAGLY Lynn

 

Thursdays, 5:30-8:00 PM

Demakes Family YMCA

40 Neptune Blvd. in Lynn

Ages 13-23

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

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 NAGLY North

 

First and third Wednesdays of each month, 5:30-7:00 PM.

Newburyport Senior Center at 331 High St., 2nd Floor, in Newburyport

For students in grades 6-12 who identify as LGBTQIA+.  Youth can be from any city or town.

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

Heart & Hands
 Drop-In Counseling for Survivors of Sexual Assault

In cooperation with the YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts Rape Crisis Center

Ages 14 and up

Mondays, 4:00-6:00 PM with Hannah

Fridays, 3:00-5:00 PM with Hannah

NAGLY Salem

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 Tutoring Clinic

Sundays, 12:00-4:00 PM

NAGLY Salem

For help with homework or projects

For ages middle school to 23

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 Building Relationships Better

Building Relationships Better is a partnership between the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center and NAGLY.  For more information, visit our programs page.

For more information or if you have questions, click here.

Upcoming Events

  • Making an Ugly Sweater Night (Middle School Group)
    Making an Ugly Sweater Night (Middle School Group)
    Mon, Dec 04
    Dec 04, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 04, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    LGBTQIA+ youth in middle school are welcome
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  • Media Literacy at Queer Adulting
    Media Literacy at Queer Adulting
    Tue, Dec 05
    Dec 05, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 05, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    GBTQIA+ young adults, ages 18-23, are welcome
    Share
  • Sex Ed Jeopardy
    Sex Ed Jeopardy
    Tue, Dec 05
    Dec 05, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 05, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    LGBTQIA+ youth, ages 14-23, are welcome
    Share
  • Diamond Painting at NAGLY Lynn
    Diamond Painting at NAGLY Lynn
    Thu, Dec 07
    Dec 07, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    YMCA Lynn, 40 Neptune Blvd, Lynn, MA 01902, USA
    Dec 07, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    YMCA Lynn, 40 Neptune Blvd, Lynn, MA 01902, USA
    All LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-23 are welcome. Free
    Share
  • DIY Holiday Decorations at Middle School Group
    DIY Holiday Decorations at Middle School Group
    Mon, Dec 11
    Dec 11, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 11, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    GBTQIA+ youth, in middle school, are welcome
    Share
  • Guide to Dating (Queer Adulting)
    Guide to Dating (Queer Adulting)
    Tue, Dec 12
    Dec 12, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 12, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    GBTQIA+ young adults, ages 18-23 are welcome
    Share
  • Holiday Party at Little Rainbows
    Holiday Party at Little Rainbows
    Wed, Dec 13
    Dec 13, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 13, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    for youth between kindergarten and elementary school age. Parents/guardians must accompany youth to this group
    Share
  • Makeup Skills & Performance 101
    Makeup Skills & Performance 101
    Fri, Dec 15
    Dec 15, 2023, 4:00 PM – 4:05 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 15, 2023, 4:00 PM – 4:05 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Join Maxine Harrison and Buster Pants to learn makeup skills and performance 101. Open to LGBTQIA+ youth ages middle school to 23.
    Share
  • Holidays Around the World (Middle School Group)
    Holidays Around the World (Middle School Group)
    Mon, Dec 18
    Dec 18, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 18, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    All LGBTQIA+ youth, in middle school, are welcome.
    Share
  • HoliGays Potluck Dinner
    HoliGays Potluck Dinner
    Tue, Dec 19
    Dec 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Youth, friends, and family welcome. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/ZvYGw3Bdeihbko6i8
    Share
  • NAGLY is Closed  Dec 25-January 1
    NAGLY is Closed  Dec 25-January 1
    Mon, Dec 25
    Dec 25, 2023, 12:00 AM – Jan 01, 2024, 11:50 PM
    NAGLY, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 25, 2023, 12:00 AM – Jan 01, 2024, 11:50 PM
    NAGLY, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    We'll be closed from December 25 through January 1. All programs, clubs, meetings, and events are cancelled.
    Share
  • Youth Performance at the Queer Film Fest
    Youth Performance at the Queer Film Fest
    Fri, Dec 29
    Dec 29, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Morse Auditorium at Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Dec 29, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Morse Auditorium at Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Come to see our youth show off the skills that they learned, alongside Miz Diamond Wigfall, Maxine Harrison, and Buster Pants, in a performance at the PEM (Morse Auditorium), along with the queer film fest.
    Share
  • Mock Trial (Middle School Group)
    Mock Trial (Middle School Group)
    Mon, Jan 08
    Jan 08, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Jan 08, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    All LGBTQIA+ youth, in. middle school, are welcome.
    Share
  • Writing Lab
    Writing Lab
    Tue, Jan 09
    Jan 09, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Jan 09, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    All LGBTQIA+ youth, ages 14-23, are welcome.
    Share
  • Cooking at Middle School Group
    Cooking at Middle School Group
    Mon, Jan 15
    Jan 15, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Jan 15, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    All LGBTQIA+ youth, in middle school, are welcome.
    Share
  • Create a Self-Care Kit for Seasonal Depression
    Create a Self-Care Kit for Seasonal Depression
    Tue, Jan 23
    Jan 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Jan 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    NAGLY Salem, 2 East India Square Mall #121, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    All LGBTQIA+ youth, ages 14-23, are welcome.
    Share
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