OutFront Kalamazoo offers support groups and social programs for the LGBTQ and ally community of Southwest Michigan.

Unless otherwise noted, events occur at our office (except for First Thursdays). Check back often to stay up-to-date on our upcoming events!

Jun
1
Mon
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Trans Youth Support Group: Middle & High School Ages
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Transgender Youth Support Group.
1st & 3rd Wednesday
Middle & High school aged youth
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Alexander Fry
Limited Licensed Therapist and Family Therapist, CFTP
[email protected] • 517-677-0848

Since 2015, Stand with Trans has been dedicated to developing programs, Educational Events, and Support Groups to serve Transgender/GNC Youth.

Our mission is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported, and validated as they transition into their authentic lives.

A collaboration between OutFront Kalamazoo & Stand with Trans.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WMU Bi-Week Pan @ Trimpe 1321
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A space for WMU bi/pan/poly/multi-sexuality folk to come and hang out, create community, discuss struggles specific to our sexual orientations, make up puns, get recommendations for life, de-stress, and generate friendships! Stop on bi ❤️💜💙

This is a space that acknowledges privileges and will continually investigate them.

Jun
2
Tue
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Empowerment Hour with the YWCA
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All programs and activities are canceled until further notice (Connections Youth Group, Transcend, Intersections, QWC, OutGoing, etc), but are putting plans in place for alternative group sessions by utilizing technology. 

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

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Join YWCA Kalamazoo, in partnership with OutFront Kalamazoo, for our empowerment group geared toward victims/survivors of sexual assault who are also members of the LGBTQ+ community. This group will offer fun, hands-on activities and creative outlets to help alleviate traumatic stress, thoughts, and promote healing.

For more information Call 269-345-5595

LGBTQ Youth: Dungeons & Dragons (Discord)
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our LGBTQ youth group is hosting a Dungeons & Dragons group on Discord! Join us every Tuesday from 6pm – 8pm.

To join, copy and paste this link into your browser and fill out the form: https://buff.ly/2XCBGtr
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Connections provides an opportunity for youth to meet and share with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth. Join us for game and craft nights, discussions, and trips throughout the year.   

 If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

Jun
4
Thu
LGBTQ Youth Group (Connections)
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Thursday, 6p – 8p Connections provides an opportunity for youth to meet and share with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth. Join us for game and craft nights, discussions, and trips throughout the year.   

To join, copy and paste this link into your browser and fill out the form: https://buff.ly/2XCBGtr   

If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. First Thursdays Mixer @ Location Varies
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All programs and activities are canceled until further notice (Connections Youth Group, Transcend, Intersections, QWC, OutGoing, etc), but are putting plans in place for alternative group sessions by utilizing technology. 

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________Join us on the First Thursday of each month from 6 – 9pm. Locations will be posted in advance. Bring friends – meet new ones!
Ages 18+

2020 Schedule

February 6: Revel & Roll West – 4500 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo – This event is Alcohol-Free. Pool and food are free.
 
March 5: Martini’s – 832 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo – Upper Level

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/eex-yvys-ijk
+1 347-486-7063 PIN: 203539343#

Jun
5
Fri
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WMU: Connecting on the Continuum: LGBTQ group therapy
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For all enrolled WMU LBGTQA+ individuals to come as who they are and gain support on issues of personal relevance. Topics covered can include identity development, coming out, gender expression, relationships, family issues, as well as socio-political concerns like multiple oppressions and discrimination.
Facilitator: Sarah Good, LPC, LMFT, NCCD

https://wmich.edu/healthcenter/counseling/group

Jun
9
Tue
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Empowerment Hour with the YWCA
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All programs and activities are canceled until further notice (Connections Youth Group, Transcend, Intersections, QWC, OutGoing, etc), but are putting plans in place for alternative group sessions by utilizing technology. 

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Join YWCA Kalamazoo, in partnership with OutFront Kalamazoo, for our empowerment group geared toward victims/survivors of sexual assault who are also members of the LGBTQ+ community. This group will offer fun, hands-on activities and creative outlets to help alleviate traumatic stress, thoughts, and promote healing.

For more information Call 269-345-5595

LGBTQ Youth: Dungeons & Dragons (Discord)
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our LGBTQ youth group is hosting a Dungeons & Dragons group on Discord! Join us every Tuesday from 6pm – 8pm.

To join, copy and paste this link into your browser and fill out the form: https://buff.ly/2XCBGtr
______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Connections provides an opportunity for youth to meet and share with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth. Join us for game and craft nights, discussions, and trips throughout the year.   

 If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

Jun
10
Wed
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Transcend Monthly Wednesday Meeting
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All programs and activities are canceled until further notice (Connections Youth Group, Transcend, Intersections, QWC, OutGoing, etc), but are putting plans in place for alternative group sessions by utilizing technology. 

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________OutFront Kalamazoo offers a peer support group for transgender and gender nonconforming adults on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and the 4th Sunday of every month. All meetings are located at OutFront Kalamazoo and are open to anyone 18+ who identifies as transgender, gender-nonconforming or gender queer, or is questioning their gender.

Jun
11
Thu
LGBTQ Youth Group (Connections)
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Thursday, 6p – 8p Connections provides an opportunity for youth to meet and share with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth. Join us for game and craft nights, discussions, and trips throughout the year.   

To join, copy and paste this link into your browser and fill out the form: https://buff.ly/2XCBGtr   

If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

Jun
12
Fri
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WMU: Connecting on the Continuum: LGBTQ group therapy
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For all enrolled WMU LBGTQA+ individuals to come as who they are and gain support on issues of personal relevance. Topics covered can include identity development, coming out, gender expression, relationships, family issues, as well as socio-political concerns like multiple oppressions and discrimination.
Facilitator: Sarah Good, LPC, LMFT, NCCD

https://wmich.edu/healthcenter/counseling/group

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Intersections (QTPOC group)
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All programs and activities are canceled until further notice (Connections Youth Group, Transcend, Intersections, QWC, OutGoing, etc), but are putting plans in place for alternative group sessions by utilizing technology. 

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jun
14
Sun
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. QWC Book Club
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jun
15
Mon
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Trans Youth Support Group: Middle & High School Ages
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

All programs and activities are canceled until further notice (Connections Youth Group, Transcend, Intersections, QWC, OutGoing, etc), but are putting plans in place for alternative group sessions by utilizing technology. 

Please see our Coronavirus response and plan for more information https://www.outfrontkzoo.org/covid-19/    

If you have questions about a group you’re in, please contact us for details at [email protected]. Our internal functions will continue, as all staff will be working remotely, and we will still be able to provide referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources via email to those who need them.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Youth Support Group.
1st & 3rd Wednesday
Middle & High school aged youth
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Alexander Fry, MA, LLMFT
(517) 253 – 9922

Since 2015, Stand with Trans has been dedicated to developing programs, Educational Events, and Support Groups to serve Transgender/GNC Youth.

Our mission is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported, and validated as they transition into their authentic lives.

A collaboration between OutFront Kalamazoo & Stand with Trans.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WMU Bi-Week Pan @ Trimpe 1321
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A space for WMU bi/pan/poly/multi-sexuality folk to come and hang out, create community, discuss struggles specific to our sexual orientations, make up puns, get recommendations for life, de-stress, and generate friendships! Stop on bi ❤️💜💙

This is a space that acknowledges privileges and will continually investigate them.