for Youth and Young Adults
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
2261 Market Street, PMB #296
San Francisco, CA 94114
a non-profit, social-services agency that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the GLBT community, as well as those questioning their sexuality. You can learn more about us at our website at www.glnh.org . Services are confidential and free.
294 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02108
If you have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or expression call GLAD.
Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP)
PMB 131, 955 Mass Avenue
Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts
1-800-870-5905 (English) & 1-800-223-5001 (Spanish – Monday through Friday, 11am-5pm)
Safelink – 1-877-785-2020 (Multilingual)
Statewide Substance Abuse Treatment Information
Support Groups and Organizations
New Horizons Trans* Group
Sundays, 5/2/2004 - 7/30/2006 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
AIDS Project Worcester Inc., 85 Green Street, Worcester, MA - Free
Open to trans-identified and questioning people of
Featuring: structured discussions, supportive social
space, and free coffee/tea.
The group meets weekly.
Sponsored by: GLBT Department- AIDS Project Worcester
For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 508-755-3773.
Alliance – A supportive Episcopal community of GLBTA, Alliance meets at 7:30pm on the second and last Thursday of each month. Reverend Alan Hesse (508) 752-3766
OMEGA – an ecumenical ministry of United Congregational Church for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals to worship, celebrate and socialize in a Christian environment. Meets second Friday of every month at 7:00 pm. United Congregational Church, 6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609 (508) 752-3785 (Mark Siefried)
Framingham Reg. Alliance Gay and Lesbian Youth (FRAGLY) P.O. Box 426, Framingham, MA 01704 (508) 655-7183.
SWAGLY – Supporters of Worcester Area Gay & Lesbian Youth. Meetings held Wednesday 6:30pm-8:00pm at Health Awareness, 405 Grove Street (second floor), Worcester, MA 01605 (508) 756-7123 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.swagly.org.
The GLBT Youth Group Network of Massachusetts - Managed by The Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth (BAGLY)
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Group Network of MA is a statewide support and development partnership of community-based direct service organizations which exist to ensure that queer and questioning youth from the Commonwealth have access to a broad array of supports, services and opportunities. These groups, located across Massachusetts, offer safe, non-exploitative environments where youth can make friends, discuss experiences, and get support, info and referrals about sexual and gender identity and other issues of concern.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Support Project- A program of Health Imperatives
An important 'program arm' of the Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth in conjunction with the MA Dept. of Public Health Safe Spaces Program, the GLBT Youth Support Project provides training, technical support and networking opportunities for educators, school administrators, and community-based health and human service providers who are working to support GLBT youth. The GLBT Youth Support Project distributes a monthly statewide electronic newsletter for providers and educators who support GLBT youth.
Sign up for the newsletter, request materials, or get information about resources, trainings, meetings, conferences and events at http://www.healthimperatives.org/glys.htm or 800-530-2770.
Offers a comprehensive selection of programs designed to support schools and individuals on a number of different levels, including teacher and staff training, student trainings, GSA support, a comprehensive professional development program, workshops focused on specific issues, retreats for educators, an annual conference which provides networking, skill building and curriculum training opportunities, and the National Day of Silence initiative.
Greater Boston PFLAG - Safe Schools and Communities Project
The Greater Boston Chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays, Bisexuals & Transgendered People) offers powerful speaking engagements on GLBT issues in schools and/or community settings.
JRI Health - Boston GLASS Community Center
A drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 25 - a safe space to hang out, make new friends, and just relax; with board games, discussion groups, a TV with DVD player and documentaries, computer stations, a resource library, living room, and a kitchen. A staff of full-time professionals is available to offer support with issues such as coming out, health, relationships, work, school, family and help with questions and finding resources.
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC)
Provides an online transgender resource guide; community, high school/college organizing e-lists; info on laws, public policies, and initiatives on trans civil rights and protections.
Offers educational speaking engagements on the lives and issues of LGBT people.
Young Trans Support Group (BATS)
Based in the Boston area, a peer-run support group for teen/high school/college age and twentysomething transgender people, and anyone questioning their gender, from MTF to FTM to genderqueer to whatever gender descriptor you prefer.
Youth on Fire
A drop-in center at Cambridge Cares About AIDS; provides support, referrals, health info and services in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment, for homeless and at-risk youth.
"That's SO gay!"
What are some responses to using gay as a derogatory term?:
“It’s not OK to say ‘That’s so gay.’”
“It’s not OK to use that phrase.”
“What did you mean by that?”
“You may not have meant to be hurtful, but
when you use the word ‘gay’ to mean
something is bad, it is hurtful.”
“You must have a really limited vocabulary if that's the only word you can come up with.”
If you have the time and opportunity to educate
on the spot, do it. If you don’t, make time later.
Saying “Josh doesn't really know what it means,”
or “Sarah was only joking,” excuses hurtful
behavior. Avoid doing this and do not just ignore the situation.