Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth during Covid-19

Virtual GSA Hangouts

With schools around the state closed for the rest of the school year, we know that students need some other way to connect with each other, and this is especially true of LGBTQ students. That’s why we are hosting weekly hangouts of a Virtual GSA (or Gender & Sexuality Alliance) for any middle or high school student from around the state. These video calls are peer-led with support from adult staff at the Commission on LGBTQ Youth, using the Zoom app on any device, or by calling in on your phone. Each week, we will have a group check-in, a short presentation, and then breakout groups on topics like Activism, LGBTQ books, or just hanging out!

Until further notice, meetings will be held each Thursday from 1:00-2:30pm; however, registration in advance is required!

Register in advance to join:

Thursday, June 11th from 1:00-2:30pm | Register Here | Pride Hangout

Previous Meetings:

Thursday, June 4th from 1:00 – 2:30pm | Breakout groups: Hangout and Discussion About Systemic Racism

Thursday, May 28th from 1:00-2:30pm| Breakout groups: Hangout Group and LGBTQ+ Media Representation Week 2

Thursday, May 21th from 1:00-2:30pm| Breakout groups: Hangout Group and LGBTQ+ Media Representation

Thursday, May 14th from 1:00-2:30pm| Breakout groups: Anime Watch Party (Carole & Tuesday) & One Day at a Time Watch Party (“To Zir, With Love”)

Thursday, May 7th from 1:00-2:30pm | Breakout groups: Game/Hangout Room & Queer Theory Deep Dive

Thursday, April 30th from 1:00-2:30pm|Breakout groups: Game/Hangout Room & YouTube/Pop Culture

Thursday, April 23rd from 1:00-2:30pm | Breakout groups: Game/Hangout Room and Queer Theory of Language

Thursday, April 16th from 1:00-2:30pm |
Breakout groups: Game Room (Kahoot), Art Room (How to draw an anime character), and Hangout Room

Thursday, April 9th |Topics: State Legislation in Progress related to LGBTQ Youth and COVID-19, GAYme Room, Apocalypse 101, and Just Hang Out

Thursday, April 2nd | Topics: Trans Day of Visibility, Queer Book Recommendations, Check-in and Hangout Room

Thursday, March 26th | Topics: Resources & Self-Care, How Massachusetts Makes Laws, History of LGBTQ Activism, Hangout Room

Friday, March 20th | Topics: Experiences & Feelings related to the pandemic, Coping strategies, Future directions for Virtual GSA Hangouts