The traditional Tuesday night meetings (ages 14-23) cover a wide range of topics, from safe sex and healthy relationships, to open mic and LGBTQ+ history, and everything in-between. Attendees are encouraged, though not required, to participate in the conversation, while learning various tools for maintaining happy, confident, healthy lives. Programming is presented by our Peer Leaders and/or Adult Advisors.
Transgender youth have specific questions and concerns over and above those we might address in our regular Tuesday meetings, and TRANS-cendence is there for them. Led by transgender adult advisors and peer leaders, this group allows those questions and concerns to be answered in a supportive, understanding environment. Check our event calendar for the next meeting.
NAGLY also offers free and confidential HIV, Hep C, and STI testing, with a one-week advance scheduling.
YWCA Rape Crisis Center Staff are also on site for any consultations regarding sexual abuse.
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Middle School Youth Group
Our Middle School Youth Group's primary function is to lessen the isolation, depression, and uncertainty many youth feel during their pre-teen years. The meetings are casual, talk is enthusiastic, and support is abundant! All meetings are supervised by adult advisors, who lead the conversations and activities. Check our event calendar for the next meeting.
The Educators & Parents in Communication Group ("EPiC") was started to provide a meeting place for the parents, educators, and caregivers of youth who identify within the LGBTQ+ community. These meetings are focused on providing valuable information regarding risk reduction, gender identity, LGBTQ+ culture, available resources for parents, and a host of other topics. It is our mission to assist parents, educators, and caregivers in becoming the best advocates and allies for their children/young people. Meetings are facilitated by adult advisors and parent volunteers. The meetings provide a safe space for parents to seek resources, information, peer-to-peer support, and a better understanding of the issues that affect our LGBTQ+ youth. Meetings are free from judgment and respectful of attendees' input and concerns. We welcome you to join us, as it is affirming to know that others are undertaking similar journeys with their children. You are definitely not alone. Check our event calendar for the next meeting.