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 info@lgbtoutreach.org

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. Due to the COVID 19 virus, many of our groups have moved to ZOOM for online meetings. The information is below.

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OutReach and OutReach Affiliated Groups are currently by ZOOM, a Hybrid of Zoom and in person or just in person. If you would like to be involved, please contact the Group Facilitators at the emails listed or you can email us at info@lgbtoutreach.org or call 608.255.8582 if you have not been able to reach the facilitator of the meetings you wish to attend.

OutReach Groups:

B.O.P.P.+

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 

In March 2022, BOPP will resume meeting in person at OutReach: 2701 International Lane, Ste 104, Madison WI 53704

CONTACT INFO: Email Shannon at bopp.plus.madison@gmail.com

LGBTQ+ Al-Anon 12-Step Meeting (Tuesdays)

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. This is a recurring meeting via Zoom.

 

Email: Linda Lenzke, OutReach LGBTQ+ AODA Advocate for the Zoom meeting invite, lindal@lgbtoutreach.org. Call: 608-255-8582 for more information.

*LGBTQ+ Al-Anon 12-Step Meeting (Fridays)

Fridays at 5:30 pm. This is a recurring meeting via Zoom.

 

Email: Linda Lenzke, OutReach LGBTQ+ AODA Advocate for the Zoom meeting invite, lindal@lgbtoutreach.org. Call: 608-255-8582 for more information.

LGBTQ+ A.A. 12-Step Meeting

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. This is a recurring meeting via Zoom.

Email: Linda Lenzke, OutReach LGBTQ+ AODA Advocate for the Zoom meeting invite, lindal@lgbtoutreach.org. Call: 608-255-8582 for more information.

LGBTQ Parents and Allies via Zoom

The purpose of this group is safe conversation, connecting members of the LGBTQ+ and our allies. We hope to offer education, social interaction, community support through our monthly meetings and content. Madison Wi Area LGBTQ+ Parents and Allies is a fiscal group of OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center.

MEETING INFO: Third Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30PM

CONTACT INFO: Email Tim at lgbtqparentsoutreach@gmail.com

Madison Acespace (Zoom)

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 Noon-2pm via Zoom

CONTACT INFO: Email Tina at madison.acespace@gmail.com

Madison Area Transgender Association (MATA) Social/Support Group

(via Zoom)

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; Please contact us to receive Zoom information by email or the Facebook page.

MEETING INFO: The second and fourth Fridays of each month from 7:00-9:00pm; Please contact us to receive Zoom information by email or the Facebook page.

CONTACT INFO: Email: ajh@lgbtoutreach.org or Jilip at jillmnagler@gmail.com

Queers Survivors in Collaboration with RCC of Dane County

OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center and the Rape Crisis Center of Dane County have collaborated to provide the Madison Community a virtual Support Group that focuses on peer to peer support and trauma. The group will be geared towards LGBTQ+ community members that have experienced trauma (mental, physical, sexual, etc.) and are looking for a safe place to vent or meet others that have experienced similar adversity. This is a SAFE group. That means it is 100% confidential and affirming to every member of the community.

This group with be facilitated by both RCC and OutReach staff that are certified and skilled in facilitating tough conversations on trauma and mental health.

 

MEETING INFO: The 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. Confidential (Email for date, time, and location).

CONTACT INFO: Please contact us at queersurvivorgroup@gmail.com

Reading Anti-Racism: An OutReach Book Club

Books will be chosen based on an anti-racism theme, from various authors and intersectional topics! This book club is geared towards those who have a working knowledge of racism in the United States. We hope to have deeper discussions on how to be anti-racist, as well as how to identify and disrupt how racism shows up in our daily lives. We will not be spending time on educating folx on the basic history of racism.

MEETING INFO: The fourth Saturday of the month at 1:00pm via Zoom.

CONTACT INFO: Email readingantiracism@gmail.com

 

LGBT 50+ Alliance ZOOM Groups:

For the LGBTQ 50+ Alliance, contact: karenlkane13@gmail.com

LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Current Events Group

First Wednesday of the month. They meet at Madison Senior Center at 2pm. 330 W Mifflin St, Madison WI 53703

LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Gay, Gray and Beyond Group

Meets twice each month on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St, Madison WI 53703 from 2-4pm

LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Coffee Meet Up Group

This social group meets at various coffee shops and non-profit organizations around the City of Madison several times a month. Email Karen at karenlkane13@gmail.com for more times and places each month or go to the 50+ website: www.lgbtq50plusalliance.org.

LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Group

The LGBTQ 50+ Alliance supports and enriches the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people 50 years and older, with the goal of successfully aging. In this effort, we provide a broad array of social, educational, and support services to the LGBT Community 50+ and over, all of which are free or low-cost Meets the third Tuesday at 2pm (location OutReach or Madison Senior Center). www.lgbtq50plusalliance.org