LGBT

Yoga For Healing | Oct. 7

Yoga for Healing: A FREE Class for Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, CIS & Queer Women of Color

 

Sunday, Oct. 7th 1-2:30pm

Haymarket People's Fund

42 Seaverns Ave., Jamaica Plain

 

"This beginners level yoga class for LBQ/T-identified women of color offers simple techniques and practices to connect mind, body, and spirit and transform trauma."

 

For more info: http://hbgc-boston.org/events/yoga-healing-0

Popular Opinion Leaders (POL) Training #1 | Oct. 11

"In collaboration with the Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC) and Fenway Health, HBGC implements a community intervention aimed at challenging social norms around HIV and HIV testing.  The program trains individuals how to have relaxed and accurate conversations with their peers about HIV and HIV testing.

Undergoing the training empowers participants to communicate to their peers about the importance of practicing safe sex and getting tested regularly.  As a result of the program, individuals are able to create lasting change by helping to increase awareness of HIV while supporting the people they care most about in lowering their risk.

Program participants receive a $50 gift card after completing the two trainings associated with the program and reporting back on how 10 of the conversations went. >> Read More

HBGC 3rd Annual Cocktail Reception | Nov. 17

Celebrate with the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition at their 3rd Annual Cocktail Reception and Fundraiser. Join as they reflect on 2012 and look towards 2013 with larger ambitions for uniting and uplifting Latin@ and Black LGBTQ communities! All ages and identities welcome.

This year's theme: We Wear the Mask Masquerade! GRAND PRIZE for BEST MASK!!

Featuring a keynote address by Josiane Martinez, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI), the state agency that oversees the resettlement of refugees and asylees in the Commonwealth and that coordinates state policies and programs that serve immigrant communities.

GLAD Spirit of Justice Community Event | Oct. 27

"Reverend Irene Monroe (a nationally renowned African American lesbian activist, scholar and public theologian) will examine the role religion plays in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and how such religious intolerance not only shatters the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism and anti-Semitism."

After Reverend Monroe's discussion, there will be a performance from Letta Neely, an award-winning black lesbian poet, playwright, and activist. >> Read More

October Community Circle: When Love Hurts | Oct. 9

HBGC October Community Circle:

When Love Hurts: Domestic Violence and Partner Abuse in Hispanic/Latin@ Communities

"Domestic violence and partner abuse has been happening in Black and Brown communities for years, but abusive relationships are rarely talked about in our communities.  As media coverage of abusive relationships increase (think Rihanna & Chris Brown or Evelyn Lozada & Chad Johnson), it's time to ask: What does this generation think, feel and know about abusive relationships?"

6:30 PM at 25 West Street, Downtown Boston

For more info: http://www.hbgc-boston.org/events/community-circle-discussion-group

Queer Wave: A Benefit Show for The Theater Offensive | Sept 26

Weds, Sept 26, 8pm @ Midway Cafe
Connect with LGBTQ & allied community members in a fun setting, enjoy fabulous music and poetry by local artists, and support the amazing mission of The Theater Offensive: to form and present the diverse realities of queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation and political orthodoxy to help build an honest, progressive community.

The show is 21+, $10, with all proceeds to benefit TTO. Invite all your allies & music lovers!

:: FEATURING MUSIC BY :: >> Read More

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

PO Box 51243
Boston, MA 02205

Phone: 

(617) 684-5736

Email: 

massachusetts@chapters.glsen.org

Website: 

http://glsen.org/chapters/massachusetts

Mission: 

 

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is a national organization making schools safer for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students, and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.

We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities, and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.

GLSEN Massachusetts (formerly GLSEN Boston) has been serving Eastern Massachusetts for over 15 years. In the past three years alone, we have trained 1100 youth, 1200 teachers, and 45 schools whose classrooms include more than 13,000 students. Our work focuses on three overarching goals: programming, advocacy, and community organizing.

Youth On Fire

Phone: 

(617) 661-2508

Website: 

http://www.ccaa.org/youth_on_fire.html

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

DROP-IN HOURS
Monday: 11:00 AM to 8 PM

Tuesday: 1:00 PM to 6 PM

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 11:00 AM to 6 PM

(hot meals are served between 2:30 and 5:30 PM)

Mission: 

The Youth On Fire drop-in center was established in the fall of 2000 to provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment for homeless and street-involved youth. YOF is open five days a week and serves young people between the ages of 14 and 24. Often the behaviors necessary to survive on the streets put these youth at a higher risk for contracting HIV. YOF serves the physical and mental needs of these youth.

The center offers basic necessities, as well as prevention information on HIV, STDs, Hepatitis C and other diseases associated with high-risk behavior. YOF has onsite hot meals, clothing, showers, and laundry facilities, as well as weekly medical care, mental health counseling, and referrals to community resources. The ultimate goal of YOF is to help as many youth as possible to have a healthy lifestyle, remain HIV-negative, and seek greater stability through permanent housing, employment, or school.

Location

1555 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge
United States

The 2012 History Maker Awards | Sept. 20

The History Project invites you to celebrate Boston's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) history and to join us in honoring the community members and organizations who make history every day.

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served.
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Goethe-Institut Boston | 170 Beacon Street | Boston

 

For more info: http://www.historyproject.org/historymakers2012.html

Latin@ Pride’s Family Day 2012! | Sept. 29th

Come enjoy the fun fill day will lots of fun activities for the kids including a pool, popcorn machine, cotton candy, music and some light food.
Also get a chance to meet new friends and learn about some local nonprofits.

Location: BCYF-Blackstone Community Center
50 West Brookline Street, Boston, MA 02118
(between Washington St. & Shawmut Ave.)

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost: Free

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