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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Several of our OutReach and OutReach Affiliated Groups are offering Live in person meetings as well as Hybrid meetings with Zoom  interested. Below is a list of groups who are currently using this format. 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 at OutReach, 2701 International Lane Ste 101, Madison, WI 53704 CONTACT INFO: Email Shannon at bopp.plus.madison@gmail.com

I Can See Queerly Now (Narcotics Anonymous Group)

Every Monday at OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Madison WI 53704! This is an OPEN Narcotics Anonymous meeting. While it is intended to be welcoming of those identifying as LGBTQIA+...ALL are welcome to attend.

CONTACT INFO: Email Ryan at rmueller@SaferCommunity.net

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

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. This is a recurring meeting. You can join the meeting in-person at OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101 Madison, WI 53704, or join us virtually 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 Hybrid Meeting (Fridays)

Fridays at 5:30 pm. This is a recurring meeting. You can join the meeting in-person at OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101 Madison, WI 53704, or join us virtually 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 Hybrid Meeting

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. This is a recurring meeting. You can join the meeting in-person at OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101 Madison, WI 53704, or join us virtually via Zoom.

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

Madison Acespace

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 at OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Madison WI 53704

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

Madison Area Transgender Association (MATA) Social/Support Group

(Hybrid meetings at the office and 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; OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Madison WI 53704

MEETING INFO: The second and fourth Fridays of each month from 7:00-9:00pm; OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Madison WI 53704

CONTACT INFO: Email: gingerb@lgbtoutreach.org

Madison Gaymers

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 at OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Madison WI 53704

CONTACT INFO: Email the facilitators at mail@davidreyperez.com

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 (Email for date, time, and location)

CONTACT INFO: Email Eric at menmovingforwardwi@gmail.com

Poly Out (Begins in October 2021)

A discussion group for people who self-identify as polyamorous.

MEETING INFO: The first Friday of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm at OutReach (2701 International Lane, Madison WI 53704)

CONTACT INFO: Email Don at dontraverso@gmail.com

Madison Wisconsin Area LGBTQ+ Parents and Allies (Returning Fall 2021) 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.

Parent Support Group Meeting: 3rd Mon of Every Month at 5:30pm currently on ZOOM.

Contact: Jaxon at bakerhenke19@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.

The first live session of the group will take place on September 3rd, 2021 at 6pm. Confidential (Email for date, time, and location)

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. If you are interested in learning more and prefer to meet 1:1, 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 At OutReach, 2701 International Lane Ste 101, Madison WI 53704

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 Exploring Spirituality: A Learning & Discussion Group

This group looks at how the world religions deal with issues related to LGBTQ people. We also examine spirituality outside or religious institutions.

Meetings take place the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 1pm at OutReach LGBT Community Center. 2701 International Lane, Madison, WI 53704

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