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!

Apr
2
Thu
First Thursdays Mixer @ Location Varies
Apr 2 @ 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#

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Connections (Youth Group)
Apr 2 @ 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.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________OutFront Kalamazoo provides a youth group, named Connections for youth ages 13-18 every Thursday at 6pm. Unless otherwise specified the group meets at OutFront Kalamazoo. (Activities vary)

Apr
3
Fri
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WMU: Connecting on the Continuum: LGBTQ group therapy
Apr 3 @ 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

Apr
5
Sun
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Sunday Hiker Series
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________3/22/20Chipman Preservehttps://swmlc.org/project/chipman-preserve/8395 E Main St, Galesburg, MI 49053

3/29/20Bow in the Clouds Preservehttps://swmlc.org/project/bow-in-the-clouds-preserve/3401 Nazareth Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

4/5/20Eliason Nature Reservehttp://www.portagemi.gov/facilities/facility/details/eliasonnaturereserve-111614 W Osterhout Ave, Portage, MI 49024

4/12/20Wolf Tree Nature Trailshttps://swmlc.org/project/wolf-tree-nature-trails/8829 W Kl Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

4/19/20Al Sabo Land Preservehttp://www.texastownship.org/about-texas-township/parks-facilities/6310 Texas Drive | Kalamazoo, MI 49009

4/26/20Portman Nature Preservehttps://swmlc.org/project/portman-nature-preserve/28779-27815 49th Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079

Apr
6
Mon
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Trans Youth Support Group: Middle & High School Ages
Apr 6 @ 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
Apr 6 @ 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.

Apr
7
Tue
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Empowerment Hour with the YWCA
Apr 7 @ 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

Apr
8
Wed
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Transcend Monthly Wednesday Meeting
Apr 8 @ 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.

Apr
9
Thu
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Connections (Youth Group)
Apr 9 @ 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.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________OutFront Kalamazoo provides a youth group, named Connections for youth ages 13-18 every Thursday at 6pm. Unless otherwise specified the group meets at OutFront Kalamazoo. (Activities vary)

Apr
10
Fri
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WMU: Connecting on the Continuum: LGBTQ group therapy
Apr 10 @ 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)
Apr 10 @ 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.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Apr
12
Sun
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. QWC Book Club
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. QWC Book Club
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Sunday Hiker Series
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________3/22/20Chipman Preservehttps://swmlc.org/project/chipman-preserve/8395 E Main St, Galesburg, MI 49053

3/29/20Bow in the Clouds Preservehttps://swmlc.org/project/bow-in-the-clouds-preserve/3401 Nazareth Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

4/5/20Eliason Nature Reservehttp://www.portagemi.gov/facilities/facility/details/eliasonnaturereserve-111614 W Osterhout Ave, Portage, MI 49024

4/12/20Wolf Tree Nature Trailshttps://swmlc.org/project/wolf-tree-nature-trails/8829 W Kl Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

4/19/20Al Sabo Land Preservehttp://www.texastownship.org/about-texas-township/parks-facilities/6310 Texas Drive | Kalamazoo, MI 49009

4/26/20Portman Nature Preservehttps://swmlc.org/project/portman-nature-preserve/28779-27815 49th Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079

Apr
14
Tue
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Empowerment Hour with the YWCA
Apr 14 @ 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

Apr
16
Thu
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Faith Alliance Meeting
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 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.  

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/rag-ryar-fsg
+1 234-755-2398 PIN: 371748734#