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, some of our groups have moved to ZOOM for online meetings or a hybrid of in-person and Zoom. The information is below.

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OutReach and OutReach Affiliated Groups are currently by ZOOM, a Hybrid (Zoom and in-person) meeting, 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 ajh@lgbtoutreach.org or call 608.255.8582 and ask to speak to the Program Director if you have not been able to reach the facilitator of the meetings you wish to attend.

B.O.P.P.+ (In-person)
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 
CONTACT INFO: Email Shannon at bopp.plus.madison@gmail.com

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


MEETING INFO: Tuesdays at 5:30 pm.

Meetings are currently hybrid, with the option to join in-person or via Zoom.
CONTACT INFO: 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) (Hybrid)


MEETING INFO: Fridays at 5:30 pm.

Meetings are currently hybrid, with the option to join in-person or via Zoom.
CONTACT INFO: 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 – On hiatus
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. This group is currently on hiatus while looking for new co-facilitators. If you are interested in co-facilitating this group, contact AJ at ajh@lgbtotreach.org


MEETING INFO: On hiatus.
CONTACT INFO: For more information about this group, contact OutReach staff.

LGBTQ 50+ Alliance
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. Find out more at www.lgbtq50plusalliance.org.

  • LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Spirituality Discussion Group (In-person)

      A group for people interested in learning about and discussing diverse spiritual and religious       

      traditions.


      MEETING INFO: The first and third Thursdays of the month from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the OutReach                                          LGBTQ+ Community Center. 

  • LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Gay, Gray and Beyond Group (In-person)

 

      MEETING INFO: The second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 2:00-4:00pm at the Madison 

      Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St, Madison WI 53703.

  • LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Coffee Meet Up Group (In-person)

 

      MEETING INFO: 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.

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 (Hybrid)
MATA and its Facebook group are only open to transgender, gender expansive, and questioning individuals ages 18 and over. Members of police, immigration authorities, or their supporters are not allowed at MATA group meetings or in the Facebook group. There is a private Facebook group where meeting reminders and zoom links are posted: https://www.facebook.com/groups/361652807337987


MEETING INFO: The first and third Saturdays of each month from 3:00-5:00pm and the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 7:00-9:00pm. Meetings are currently hybrid, with the option to join in-person or via Zoom.
CONTACT INFO: Email: AJ at ajh@lgbtoutreach.org or Jilip at jillmnagler@gmail.com

 

Our Faith/Queer Faith (formerly L.O.V.E.) (Hybrid)
Join us for our drop-in spiritual space welcoming to all across the spiritual spectrum. We will discuss the joy of Queering of faith/philosophy or other topics as they come forward. Vica-Etta, the convener of this space, is a woman, Queer, transgender who believes deeply that the most important truths of any faith or Philosophy is that we are already wonderful and loved. 


MEETING INFO: Join any time between 7:00 - 8:30pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
CONTACT INFO: Connect with Vica-Etta on social media or email AJ at ajh@lgbtoutreach.org 

Progress Not Perfection: LGBTQ+ Substance Use Harm Reduction Recovery Group
Harm reduction addresses alcohol and substance use disorders through prevention, treatment, and recovery. The objective is not always total abstinence, rather progress that focuses on steps to ensure recovery success, reduces harm, and encourages safe use. This is a peer-support group. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from the harm created by alcohol and substance use.


MEETING INFO: The first and third Wednesdays of the month from 5:30 – 6:30. This group will meet beginning Oct. 5th, 2022.
CONTACT INFO: Email: Linda Lenzke, OutReach LGBTQ+ AODA Advocate for the Zoom meeting invite, lindal@lgbtoutreach.org. Call: 608-255-8582 for more information.

Poly Out – On Hiatus
Poly Out is a discussion group for people who identify as polyamorous.


MEETING INFO: Currently on hiatus.
CONTACT INFO: If you have questions about this group, please contact OutReach.

Queer & Trans Survivor Support Group – Next cohort begins August 2022
This group is a confidential space for LGBTQ+ survivors to gather, build community, and navigate the effects of sexual violence together. It is facilitated by queer and/or trans RCC staff.


Over the course of 8 once-a-month virtual sessions, the group rotates through pre-agreed upon and collectively chosen topics such as coping skills, relationships & boundaries, and deconstructing stigma.
Each topic is focused on for two sessions: The first meeting focuses on skills-building and education, followed by a discussion-based session each of the following months.


Where: Virtual (Zoom)
Next Group Cohort Begins: August 2022

Q Cinema (In-person)
Q Cinema is a social film group created by OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center. Group members gather and watch LGBTQ+ films and mini-series, with snacks provided!


MEETING INFO: The second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:45pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email brianp@lgbtoutreach.org  

 

Reading Anti-Racism: An OutReach Book Club (Zoom)
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