23rd Annual Lesbians & Friends LGBTQ+ Dance

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is hosting its 23rd Annual LGBTQ+ Dance. This event will take place virtually on October 24th from 7-9 pm. The event will benefit MBCC’s unique focus on breast cancer prevention and we hope that people will support us locally and nationally. The event will feature Comedian, Karen Williams, Liz Nania from OUT to Dance teaching dance lessons with no partner needed (cha-cha, rhumba, salsa, and merengue), DJ Shelly Cullen, and special guests!

Healthy Youth Relationships

Join Timothy Doak and Emma Nevel for a youth workshop on cultivating and exploring healthy, nourishing and meaningful relationships. We will focus specifically on LGBTQ+ partnerships, friendships and communities.

Teen Night: Self Expression Cabaret

On July 17th from 3-5pm, Teen Night is all about self-expression in whatever form you find it and whatever way you want to share it.
Gender affirming clothes.
Cosplay.
Drag.
Make up.
Your style icon.
Sketches, drawings, art, and music.

LGBTQ+ teens between 12 and 19 years old should email programs@lgbtqcenter.org for details.
If you are new to center youth programs be prepared to get on a quick call to confirm your age ahead of the event.

Virtual Pride Month Storytime

June is National Pride Month! Celebrate and join us for this special read aloud as we celebrate all types of love and all kinds of families. We will be reading Mighty May Won’t Cry Today, a story about May, an imaginative and determined girl who tries not to shed a tear on her first day of school but with the help of her two moms, learns why it’s okay to cry.

Storytime will include:

  • Q&A with the authors and illustrator
  • A live drawing by the illustrator
  • A raffle to win a signed book, the live doodle, and a denim bag!

All attendees will receive a free e-book and free digital coloring pages.

Register for free here: https://bit.ly/mmstorytime

All ages and families welcome!

Teen Leadership Council

The Teen Leadership Council (TLC) at the Center is a program for teens, run by teens. The TLC is open to Middle and High School aged teens 12-19, and provides a safe an comfortable environment where teens can engage in:

  • Leadership, Advocacy, and Community Organizing Skills
  • Event Planning and Fundraising
  • Friendship and Peer Supports
  • Events, trips, and exercises to better themselves
TLC currently meets every Tuesday in the center’s discord server.
email us at programs@lgbtqcenter.org for more info.

Cultivating Gentleness & Compassion

Timothy Doak (MS, LCAT & MT-BC) from the Well-Being Institute at the HV LGBTQ Community Center and Emma Neval (LMSW) from Maverick Psychotherapy present a discussion of “Cultivating Gentleness & Compassion” during a pandemic. This presentation will focus on skills individuals can utilize to help combat the effects of social isolation and mitigate social media’s pressure to be productive.

We want to make sure this is a space for LGBTQ+ teens (12-19) only, so we’re just checking people coming in:

If you can tell your friends already going to youth events to give us your username, they’ll let us know and that’ll get you in right away.

or

You’ll be asked to just jump into a video chat for a sec and say hello.

Teen Night: Silent Movie Night

To raise awareness for the upcoming day of silence, teen ages 12-19 can come hang out at our first online Teen Night to watch silent movies, either the classic LGBTQ+ silent movie “Different from the Others” or the recent dialogue-less movie “The Red Turtle” Come by, relax with your friends and eat some popcorn!

 

We want to make sure this is a space for LGBTQ+ teens (12-19) only, so we’re just checking people coming in:

If you can tell your friends already going to youth events to give us your username, they’ll let us know and that’ll get you in right away.

or

You’ll be asked to just jump into a video chat for a sec and say hello.

The Chill Out

Weekly drop in for teens ages 12-19 to come hang out, play games, and chat.

 

Meetings take place in the center’s Discord server. You can join by contacting the center through our instagram ( @lgbtqcenter ), by emailing us at info@lgbtqcenter.org, or by contacting someone you know already coming to the Chill Out.

 

We want to make sure this is a space for LGBTQ+ teens only, so we’re just checking people coming in:

If you can tell your friends already going to Chill Outs to give us your username, they’ll let us know and that’ll get you in right away.

or

You’ll be asked to just jump into a video chat for a sec and say hello.