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"Alice in Rainbowland"
Alice in Wonderland gets a makeover this June with Queer Bodies in Motion's debut artistic endeavor — "Alice in Rainbowland!" This is dedicated to queer youth and community, for the courage to show up. Dance to Power has generously provided free tickets to NAGLY for the online shows on June 10 or June 30th shows, both at 8:00 pm. If you're interested, please fill out the form below.
Queer Bodies in Motion is a dance project aiming to build awareness of LGBTQ discrimination and celebrate queer identity. Its debut artistic endeavor, Alice in Rainbowland, is a re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland told through dance, music, and LGBTQ pride. This collaborative show is devised by and highlights queer artists and allies—including dancers, musicians, and the creative community from Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.
The trailer of the show can be found here.
Sponsored in part by The Boston Foundation’s Live Arts Boston Grant, Virtually OBERON, Cambridge Arts, Burju Shoes, Boston Dance Alliance, Snatched Entertainment, and Dance to Power.
Apply to Participate in a Poetry Deep Dive
FP POETRY DEEP DIVE
Facilitated by Celeste Lecesne
Four amazing poets, ALOK, Marie Howe, Matthew Burgess, and Alixa Garcia, will inspire the poet in you while passing along their word wisdom. Each hour-long session features an accomplished poet who leads with a prompt. Participants return the next day to share their poem or artwork. Then the following day the next poet joins, and so on. Practice your poetry and drawing skills, but also learn new techniques and approaches to your craft. Join for seven days of discovery and exploration. Don’t miss this FREE and rare opportunity. Beginners, we love you.
7 Meetings (no Tuesdays) - July 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, & 22
All @ 7pm ET via Zoom
This is an application-based program. Up to 10 applicants will be selected. Commitment to all 7 workshops is required. Click below to apply.
Note: NAGLY is not running this event.
North Shore Teen Mental Health Day
Free food from Flip the Bird and others
Raffles prizes including $100 Amazon gift cards
Custom personal mental health kits
Activities including plate smashing, water guns, photo booth, painting, airbrush tattoos, and create your own crystal ring
Cotton candy and popcorn
Free swag including bucket hats, t-shirts, and sunglasses,
This event is open to any high-school-aged youth from Beverly, Danvers, Ipswich, Rockport, Gloucester, Essex, and Manchester.
June 19, 12:00-3:00pm
145 Livingston Ave
This event is not being run by NAGLY.
Camp Lightbulb offers camps to LGBTQ+ youth. They've gone virtual to keep LGBTQ+ youth connected no matter where they call home.
Click below for more information and to find out what upcoming camps that they're offering.
Literary Website Looking for Submissions
The Witchery has a new literary website and is looking for poetry, art & experimental video submissions. The folks at the Witchery are friends of NAGLY. Please click below to check it out.
Self-Love Book Club
Are you an LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 16-24 interested in exploring topics like self-love, community care, student organizing, and coming together to create sustainable change? Using Adrienne Maree Brown’s Emergent Strategy as a resource, this weekly virtual reading group will examine our lived experiences with ourselves, our relationships, and larger social justice movements. Self-love means love ethics for ourselves, our communities, and our world. This book club is open to all LGBTQ+ youth (ages 16-24) who are available to meet and discuss with us on Tuesday’s from 3-4PM PST (4PM MT, 5PM CT, 6PM ET). Limited spots are available and all participants are able to receive the book free of cost.
Begins Tuesday, June 29.
This program is being run by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Watch "How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated"
Watch "How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated", a special 10-episode short film series to celebrate Pride Month 2021. The films cover the experiences that LGBTQIA+ youth navigate, such as coming out, blended families, relationships, peer acceptance, homophobia, parity, and more.
The first two episodes premiered on June 1st. New episodes will be released in pairs on Tuesdays throughout the month on June 8, 15, 22, and 29. Click below to watch.
Volunteer on a Community Farm in Peabody
Newhall Fields Community Farm is looking for volunteers to work on the farm. They grow, harvest, and distribute food of exceptional quality by practicing regenerative organic agriculture to serve the health of people, soil, nature, and the environment.
On any day activities might include seeding, watering, transplanting, weeding, thinning, mulching and harvesting. Instruction and educational opportunities will be provided on what to do on any particular session. A unique educational component will be part of this community farming activity. All volunteers must be entering high school or older or accompanied by an adult.
Many volunteer slots have already been taken, but they'll be posting a new signup for the summer. NAGLY will post it here as soon as we receive it.
Volunteers must be in high school or older and accompanied by an adult. Click below to sign up.
Q Chat Groups
Q Chat Space provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum. It is live and chat based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time.
Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country.
Learn more about Q Chat by clicking here.
First time users register by clicking here.
View upcoming Q Chat groups and topics by clicking here.
Q Chat is a collaboration of Center Link, PFLAG, and Planned Parenthood
Do You Know Someone Who Needs Help with Rent, Food, or Utilities?
If you know someone or you are someone in the NAGLY community that needs help with paying for food, utilities, or other daily needs, NAGLY has a number of gift cards to help out NAGLY community members. If you are reading this now, we consider you part of the NAGLY community. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance. Email .
Watch "Queer Youth Changing the World" Series on YouTube
“Out in Front: Queer Youth Changing the World” is the new "It Gets Better Project" docu-series that offers a look into the lives of five LGBTQ+ activists who are using their voices to champion a better tomorrow. Click the button below to watch.
Free, Online Summer Workshops and Art and Writing Opportunities for Youth
If you are an LGBTQIA+ youth or ally (ages 8-18) this is for you! Get ready for Translate Gender's Free LGBTQIA+ Youth Summer Workshop Series! They're offering some incredible and free workshops, creative collaborations, and virtual get-togethers. All of the workshops will be done online and are free. Check out all the info by clicking below.
Young Adult Skills Series
Are you a young adult between the ages of 16-26? Are you looking to learn important skills that will lead your life in the direction you want? If your answer is YES then YASS is for you! Join us for the Young Adult Skill Spotlights series coming soon to a zoom room near you. Upcoming topics are:
June 2, 2021: Enhance Communication
June 16, 2021: Learn the Process of Effectively Searching for and Applying to Volunteer, Internship or Job Positions
June 23, 2021: Enhancing your Communication Strategies in your School/Work
June 30, 2021: Preparing to Ace your Next Interview
For more information, click below.
Attention Storytellers! Share Your Story of Kindness
Calling all storytellers! If you have an aspirational + kind story you want to share, Channel Kindness would love to hear from you!
Channel Kindness is a digital platform launched by Born This Way Foundation with the purpose of empowering young people to create a kinder and braver world. Through the power of storytelling, they hope to inspire their audience to spread kindness, encourage acceptance, and elevate the stories of good that happen in our communities each day.
What type of content they’re looking for: Stories can be written or audio. They love first-person essays with an aspirational tone. Just think: What hopeful or uplifting story do you want to share with others? They're also looking for content that reports on the kind, compassionate, and brave individuals, organizations, and events that shape our communities!
Find out more information and how to submit your story by clicking below.
Blogs For and By LGBTQ+ Youth
Check out the Youth Voices Blog, an online blog for LGBTQ+ youth by LGBTQ+ youth. Youth Voices exists to share the perspective of the world from the eyes of today’s queer youth through various forms of media. Click below to head to their site.
Free Online Library of Audiobooks and Ebooks
OverDrive is an online library where you can check out audiobooks and ebooks for free. OverDRive has a wide variety of books, but Candid for OverDrive has a selection of books for "diversity, equality, and inclusion". To use OverDrive, you'll just need a free, public library account. If you don't have one contact, your local public library. To get started with OverDrive, click below.