Social & Support Groups

Find Your People & Queer Joy

Your identity is a superpower - a source of inner strength - and will power you through life. You deserve to experience the joy of being your authentic self and to connect with the pride of being a part of a larger community full of artists, creators, makers, advocates, activists, leaders, and more.

For parents or caregivers, get answers to your questions, make connections with other families, find resources, and find belonging. Groups are FREE and facilitated by trained volunteers or staff who provide support, resources, and foster a welcoming environment and fun time.

When you attend a group, whether processing life challenges or playing board games, you can expect a safe and supportive environment where you’re seen and celebrated for who you are.

Groups are all scheduled on EST.

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If you have questions about any of our groups, contact: 

David Glidden
Statewide Supports Coordinator
programs@outrightvt.org


Friday Night Group (FNG)

A fun, social gathering for LGBTQ+ and questioning youth 13-19.

Friday Night Group (FNG) is a great way for you to find your people! It’s a social and support group for LGBTQ+ and questioning youth ages 13-19. Thanks to community partners and a local pizza place (or four), dinner is provided at in-person Friday Night Groups. (Ask us about vegan options.)

Themed Super Social FNGs add a little sparkle to the regular meetups, like Halloween costume extravaganzas and the occasional open mic night!

FNG has met every week since Outright began in 1989 - holidays and snow days included. FNG has since expanded to meet in multiple locations across the state and online. No matter where you are, you should have the opportunity to be among friends - and to be seen and celebrated for being your amazing self!

When and where

Check out our calendar and follow us on social media for up-to-date information on Friday Night Group, including schedule changes and upcoming Super Socials!

Drop In

For  LGBTQ+ youth 13-19, gather at Outright’s Burlington office for fun themed pop-up events with friends!

Facilitators will share their skills and interests - whether youth are into D&D, knitting, learning about space or practicing creative writing, there’s somebody here who shares your passion.

When and where

Check out our calendar and follow us on social media to find out when pop-up events happen.

Trans Group

Trans Group is an affinity space for youth 13-19 who identify as trans/transgender, nonbinary, gender expansive, or who are questioning their gender. It’s facilitated by a trans-identified, trained volunteer. Make friends, get support, and learn about resources from community partners.

When and where

Trans Group is held online on the second and fourth Thursdays from 6-7 pm. Youth can join Virtual Trans Group from anywhere, but should have privacy during group to help ensure everyone feels safe and secure. Check out our calendar and follow us on social media for updates on when we meet.

Get the link to join Trans Group!

Gender Creative Kids

Gender Creative Kids is a monthly meetup for youth 12 and under and their families and adult caregivers

Gender creative kids may be trans, nonbinary, gender expansive, fluid, or questioning - if you feel this space could be right for your family, you are welcome at this joyful monthly gathering! Whole families are invited - parents, caregivers, and siblings included - to build community and a sense of belonging.

When and where

Second Sunday of each month from 2-4pm. The location varies, so get in touch ahead of attending.

Check out our calendar and follow us on social media for details on when we meet.

Trans Parent Group

Trans Parent Group is where parents and caregivers of transgender, nonbinary, gender expansive, and gender-questioning youth ages 19 and under find a welcoming and supportive community of peers. (Note: this group is for parents and caregivers only. Youth can find support at the other groups on this page!)

Adults at all levels of familiarity and understanding of trans identities are welcome! Facilitated by a mental health professional, you will find support, learn from others’ experiences, and access resources to become the best source of support you can be for the young people in your life. 

When and where

Virtual: First Monday of each month from 6-8pm

In Person: Third Monday of each month from 6-8pm at Burlington Outright office

Check out our calendar and follow us on social media for details on when we meet.

QTBIPOC Group

QTBIPOC group is an affinity space for youth who, in addition to identifying as queer, trans, or questioning, also identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. This social group meets once a month for good company, games, and a gay ol’ time!


When and where

Meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 5-6pm at Outright's Burlington youth space.

Check out our calendar and follow us on social media for details!