Greater Boston PFLAG Greater Boston PFLAG is a group of parents, families, friends, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. They help change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that LGBTQ family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. They accomplish this through support, education, and advocacy. Learn more on their website.
The HEDA Project Check out this fantastic blog by the Boston Area Homeschoolers' Queer-Straight Alliance, featuring stories by and for LGBT youth--all with happy endings! (HEDA stands for Happy Endings Deserved by All.)
Robbins Library The Robbins Library (700 Mass. Ave. in Arlington) supports the queer community by providing a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ people of all ages. The library collects fiction and nonfiction materials by and about queer people for all age groups, and creates displays that highlight these collections. The Robbins Library hosts library sponsored programs, including the monthly Queer Book Group & LGBTQIA+ Drop In & the bimonthly Reel Queer movie night. Additionally, they provide space for outside groups to meet, such as the homeschool QSA. They also provide gender neutral bathrooms for our patrons to use.
Diversity Task Group CheckArlington's Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group is composed of a variety of people who volunteer their time to promote and support diversity in Arlington. The group defines diversity as broadly and inclusively as possible, to include race, color, religious views, national origin, gender, age, citizenship, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, ability/disability, source of income, and military status. The group invites Arlington residents to join the conversation on their new website. The Year We Thought About Love Free Discussion Guide We love the movie The Year We Thought About Love. The film also comes with a free 59-page discussion guide to use in school & university settings, with community groups, or with your friends & family. The guide is chock-full of discussion questions, step-by-step activities, and resource sheets.
College Guide for LGBTQ Students This guide from AffordableColleges.com includes actionable strategies to assess a school on its inclusivity and programs to help make the transition to college easier for LGBTQ+ students. The guide also includes information about scholarships, LGBTQ+ clubs and initiatives, and other helpful resources.
LGBTQ+ Addiction Guide: Causes, Resources, and Treatment Drugrehab.com provides information about addiction and mental health issues. The site recently published an educational guide for the LGBTQ+ community about substance abuse. Read the guide here.