SOCIAL & SUPPORT GROUPS
OutReach has a long history of support and social groups that cross many spectrums of the LGBT Community. Click on the list topics to find one that works for you!
NOTES ABOUT GROUPS
For more info on Groups
Contact us at 608.255.8582, or email email@example.com
Want to have your group meet at OutReach?
Any group wanting to meet at OutReach should contact our staff at the above phone or e-mail.
Do groups still meet in case of bad weather? Do they meet on holidays?
Please call to check about meeting status around holidays. During periods of severe or inclement weather, call 255-8582 to see if OutReach will be open or if the group will be meeting.
Do all groups meet at OutReach? Are all groups created by OutReach?
Groups meet at OutReach, unless otherwise noted in description. A star shape next to the group name ( * ) denotes a group created by OutReach LGBT Community Center.
*Al Anon LGBT (affected family & friends of alcoholics) – Closed group
MEETING INFO: Every Tuesday evening at 5:30pm
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach 608.255.8582
*Alcoholics Anonymous (LGBTQ-affirming)
MEETING INFO: On hiatus
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach 608.255.8582
Are you non-monosexual, fluid, or questing? Bisexual Omni Pan and Polysexuals plus (B.O.P.P.+) is a social group that provides a safe place to interact and enjoy activities with other non-monosexuals! B.O.P.P.+ (previous Bi-versity) meets once a month to enjoy various social events/activities. Email us with questions or more information
MEETING INFO: The group meets the First Thursday of every month from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at OutReach.
CONTACT INFO: Email Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
The LGBT Senior Alliance is hosting a new program. Join us for a coffee meetup at various locations around Madison. The meetup will rotate to different coffee shops throughout Madison. We are looking forward to meeting you and beginning this new chapter with the LGBT Senior Alliance. We are also hoping to get your feedback about other activities you would like to do with the group.
MEETING INFO: On May 6, the group will be meeting at Manna Café (611 N. Sherman Ave). On May 20th, the group will meet at Warner Park (2930 N. Sherman Ave). On June 3, the group will meet at Stone Creek Café (1216 E Washington Ave). All groups meet from 10am-12pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email Karen at email@example.com
Many LGBTQ people feel disconnected to faith or religion for many reasons. This group is a meeting space to discuss the question of lost faith.
MEETING INFO: The first and third Thursdays of the month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at OutReach.
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach at 608-255-8582
Peer-led, non-professional, social/support group for people who identify as FTM, genderqueer, transsexual men, drag kings, butch, intersex men, and anyone else assigned female at birth who identifies as masculine. Significant others, friends, families, and allies are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings. Diversity in gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, and anything else that makes up a person is welcomed.
MEETING INFO: The fourth Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm
CONTACT INFO: Email MadisonFTMfirstname.lastname@example.org
*Gay, Gray, and Beyond - Senior Discussion Group
A discussion group for those fortunate enough to have arrive, that is, we can now see where there have been obstacles, there has been joy as well. We can look beyond the closet. So, let’s get together to consider such things as who we are as individuals, what our unique strengths are, and what the nature is of the ever changing world.
MEETING INFO: The second and fourth Thursday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm at the Madison Senior Center (330 West Mifflin St.)
CONTACT INFO: Email mail@LGBTseniors.org
Do you identify as asexual, gray-ace, demi, aromantic, or on the asexual spectrum? Come to Madison Acespace! We are dedicated providing support and safe space to all aces in an inclusive and caring environment. Each meet up provides an opportunity for open discussion for members to share their thoughts and experiences. All are free to contribute as much or as little as they wish. Additional events occur each month, including social opportunities, board games, movie nights, and book club. Contact us for more information.
MEETING INFO: Third Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm
CONTACT INFO: Email Tina at email@example.com
Madison Area Transgender Association (MATA) Social/Support Group
Check out the group’s Facebook page by searching MATA: Madison Area Transgender Association.
MEETING INFO: The first and third Saturdays of each month from 3:00-5:00pm
MEETING INFO: The second and fourth Fridays of each month from 7:00-9:00pm
CONTACT INFO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.255.8582
Madison Cross-dressers Support Group
MEETING INFO: The second and fourth Fridays of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm
CONTACT INFO: Email Wayne at email@example.com or call 608.255.8582
Madison Gaymers is a group of LGBTQIA individuals who enjoy various types of games, including but not limited to video games, tabletop games, rpg’s, board games, and card games. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, hate free, safe space for everyone to enjoy themselves, play games, socialize, and generally support each other.
MEETING INFO: The second Saturday of the month from 1-5pm, starting March 10th
*Men’s Coming Out Group
The purpose of the group is to offer support to men who are dealing with the realization they are not heterosexual and how that affects their everyday lives and to support those people. The group will identify and discuss the stages of coming out and explore topics such as how to deal with one’s own feelings about coming out, family members, physical and sexual safety, legal rights and discrimination, and more. Contact Angie at the email below for information on joining the group.
CONTACT INFO: Email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Men Moving Forward
This group is a peer-led confidential support group for victims/survivors of physical, emotional, or sexual violence. The group meets twice a month in Madison and is intentionally LGBT-affirming. The group is offered in conjunction with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) and Rape Crisis Center.
MEETING INFO: Confidential (Contact Eric for date, time, and location)
CONTACT INFO: Email Eric at email@example.com
*OutReach of Rock County
OutReach expanded its support network into Rock County in November 2010. The objective of the group is to offer support, social activities, fundraising events, referral, and information to the residents of Rock County.
MEETING INFO: The first and third Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm in the community meeting room at Festival Foods, 2233 Humes Road in Janesville.
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach at 608.255.8582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Partners of People Who Are Transgender
This group is a source of support and connection for partners or spouses of people who have a partner or spouse who is transgender. This peer group is a way to connect with others who have had or currently are in relationships with people who are Trans.
MEETING INFO: The group is not currently meeting, but still available for support.
CONTACT INFO: Email email@example.com
A discussion group for people who self-identify as polyamorous.
MEETING INFO: The first Friday of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm
CONTACT INFO: Email Don at firstname.lastname@example.org
Positively Yours is a safe and supportive place for everyone living with HIV and/or AIDS.
Who is welcome? Men, women, LGBT, straight, everyone living with HIV and/or AIDS...
People of color, white, everyone. Spouses, partners, whether they are positive or not are also welcome.
MEETING INFO: The first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email email@example.com
*Q-CINEMA (LGBTQA multi-cultural film/social group)
MEETING INFO: The second & fourth Wednesdays at 6:30pm. The second Wednesday of the month only, June-August.
CONTACT INFO: Email the facilitators HERE
Women with Wings Singing Circle
A drop-in singing circle for women who like to sing healing songs and chants of positive affirmations in improvised a capella harmonies. Songs are learned by ear and with repetition (no need to read music). Group meets 8 times a year - at the beginning and in the middle of each season (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall). Day of the week varies.
MEETING INFO: 2019 Dates: Feb 23 (Sat), Mar 21 (Thurs), May 1 (Wed), Jun 21 (Fri), Aug 1 (Thurs), Sept 22 (Sun), Oct 30 (Wed), Dec 20 (Fri). All meeting times are from 6:30-8:30pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email Cris at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Your Space Meditation
Aside from the usual worries of life, being part of the LGBTQ community often puts us in stressful and anxious situations. To be able to cope with those circumstances more easily, we can use the power of meditation. This group offers guided group meditation classes, which can reduce feelings of stress through simple breathing meditation and by quieting our minds and connecting to a calming stillness within.
MEETING INFO: The first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6pm. The group is on hiatus for the months of June and July. It will resume on August 15. CONTACT: Email Susi at email@example.com