LGBTQ+ Basics and Beyond

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SPARK Kindness presents this FREE program: LGBTQ+ Basics and Beyond with OUT MetroWest

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Curious about some part of the LGBTQ+ acronym? Want to support transgender people but not sure where to start? This presentation will equip participants with up-to-date vocabulary, answers to frequently asked (and frequently awkward!) questions, and basic tools for effective allyship.

ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.

About OUT MetroWest

The mission of OUT MetroWest is to build communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive.

They offer several programs for youth:

  • Nexus is the state’s first program for LGBTQ+ and allied middle school youth.
  • Prism is a youth-led, adult-supported program for all LGBTQ+ and allied high school youth.
  • Umbrella is a trans-facilitated program for transgender, non-binary, and gender questioning high school youth. Allies are welcome in this space that explicitly centers the needs of trans and gender expansive youth.
  • OUT MetroWest also offers weekly drop-in hours for LGBTQ+ and allied youth, hangouts for LGBTQ+ and allied youth of color, our Shine program for gender expansive young children, and a peer leadership program for high school youth. You can access a calendar that lists upcoming meetings and events here.

Learn more about OUT MetroWest at their website here:

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Every time we do something that helps a community grow more kind, resilient and welcoming, we SPARK Kindness. Together we can make sure no one feels alone, bullied, unsupported, or unconnected—every day and especially in the most challenging times.

Join us for proactive, strengths-based, community-based Ÿprograms that give you resources and tools to increase connection, resilience, and inclusion for yourself and others.

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