Groups


Updated April 8th, 2015

Call 255-8582 or send e-mail to angier@lgbtoutreach.org for more information. Any group wanting to meet at OutReach should contact Angie Rehling at the above phone or e-mail.

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.

ALL MEETINGS HELD AT OUTREACH (600 WILLIAMSON STR.) UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED (# denotes OutReach sponsored/supported group).

Listed in alphabetical order:

Aces Wild

Do you identify as asexual, gray­ace, demi, or aromantic? 
Do you enjoy playing games and possibly eating snacks? 
Come to Aces Wild! 
We will play card games, word games,board games, etc! This is a social gathering so feel free to bring your friends! 
The group meets the third Saturday of the month from 3:00­5:00pm, starting March 21st.
CONTACT INFO: Email Tristin at aceswild.outreach@gmail.com

Al Anon LGBT (affected family & friends of alcoholics)

Every Tuesday night at 5:30 pm,
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach at 608.255.8582

Alcoholics Anonymous (LGBT friendly) – On hiatus

Every Saturday at 6:00pm (open group),
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach at 255-8582

Alianza Latina*

OutReach and Alianza Latina are working together to offer a safe meeting space for Latino youth and their Allies. Alianza Latina Youth is a group for young Latino people from 7th grade to 12th grade that are questioning, need help, or information about their sexuality. This group was established to help young Latinos educate themselves and have a safe place where they can feel free to be who they are. We know that as Latino people our culture is sometimes really close minded and finding a place where we can feel safe is really hard. In Alianza Latina Youth, we provide a place to be yourself without being discriminated. The group meets the second Thursday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm.
CONTACT INFO: Baltazar de Anda-Santana at baltazarveracourt@yahoo.com or alianzalatina1@gmail.com.
* Alianza Latina is a group of Vera Court Neighborhood Center.

#Coming Out to Your Partner

We are a peer-led, confidential support group for people who are somewhere along the journey of coming out to a heterosexual partner. This can mean they are currently considering coming out, came out to their partner years ago, or anywhere in between.
CONTACT INFO: Email Courtney at cotypgroup@gmail.com

#Folk Music Sing-A-Long Group

This group was formed for people who love to perform music. Come sing and play folk music at OutReach! The group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm..
CONTACT INFO: Email Fay at suticilef@gmail.com

#Friends To Be With

A social group for folks with developmental and/or physical disabilities and their allies. The group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm (noon).
CONTACT INFO: Email Angie at friendstobewith@gmail.com

FTM / Genderqueer Group

Peer-led, non-professional, social/support group for people who identify as FTM, genderqueer, transsexual men, drag kings, butch, intersex trans men, and anyone else assigned female at birth who identifies as masculine. Significant others, friends, families, and allies are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings. Diversity in gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, and anything else that makes up a person is welcomed. The group meets the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email MadisonFTMowner@yahoogroups.com

#Gray & Gay - Senior Discussion Group

The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm at the Madison Senior Center (330 West Mifflin St.)
CONTACT INFO: Email mail@LGBTseniors.org

#Have You Lost Faith in Faith?

Many LGBTQ people feel disconnected to faith or religion for many reasons. This group is a meeting space to discuss the question of lost faith. The group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at The Coffee Gallery (1865 Northport Dr., in the Sherman Plaza).
CONTACT INFO: Email Linda at lgbtcoexist@yahoo.com

LGBTQ Narratives

This is a queer activist-writers' group in which participants produce and share personal narratives and other creative works. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00pm. Please contact lgbtqnarratives@gmail.com for a brief screening interview before attending a meeting. Members of LGBTQ Narratives also host a monthly open mic for queers and allies (open to the public). For more information about the open mic, contact queerspeakmadison@gmail.com.
CONTACT INFO: Please contact lgbtqnarratives@gmail.com before attending a meeting.

#LGBT Survivors – on hiatus

This is a peer-led, 18+ group for LGBT people who are survivors of suicide. This group will offer a safe space for those who need to talk about their experiences and life.
CONTACT INFO: Email Libby or Austen at lgbtqsurvivors@gmail.com

LGBT Veterans Support Group

A peer-led support group offered in partnership of OutReach and the Madison Vet Center for veterans and active duty military members who identify as LGBTQ. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm at OutReach.
CONTACT INFO: Email Darla at lgbtqMadisonVeterans@yahoo.com

#Madison Cross-dressers Support Group

The group meets the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email Wayne at wayneg@lgbtoutreach.org or call 608.255.8582

Madison Area Transgender Association (MATA) Social/Support Group

The group meets second and fourth Fridays of each month from 7:00-9:00pm as well as the first and third Saturdays of each month from 3:00-5:00pm. Check out the group’s Facebook page by searching MATA: Madison Area Transgender Association.
CONTACT INFO: Wayne at wayneg@lgbtoutreach.org or 608.255.8582

#Men’s Coming Out Group

The purpose of the group is to offer support to men who are dealing with the realization they are not heterosexual and how that affects their everyday lives and to support those people. The group will identify and discuss the stages of coming out and explore topics such as how to deal with one’s own feelings about coming out, family members, physical and sexual safety, legal rights and discrimination, and more. Contact Roger at the email below for information on joining the group.
CONTACT INFO: Email Roger at rogerbagder@msn.com

#Men’s Domestic Violence Survivors Support Group

This group is a crisis-based peer-led confidential support group for male-identifying individuals dealing with the effects of emotional, verbal, and physical abuse by a partner or ex-partner. Date, time, and location are confidential. Please email or call for an initial screening process prior to group participation. The group is offered in conjunction with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).CONTACT INFO: Email Eric at men.dv.support@gmail.com

Narcotics Anonymous (LGBT-friendly) - Open group

The group meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email Julie at lgbtnamadison@gmail.com

#Out and About in Madison

Looking for a place to find other guys over 30 yrs old to just do stuff with? You found it.
“Guys Night Out” is a bi-weekly outing for the guys to hang out and meet others with similar interests. Dinners, movies, the theater/orchestra, bowling, etc. We also plan day trips to Six Flags, kayak outings and more. The first Saturday of the month is a dinner outing and the third Saturday of the month is a movie outing. Join the Group page on Facebook to see what we are all about!
CONTACT INFO: Email Michael at outandaboutinmadison@gmail.com OR
visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/outandaboutinmadison/

#OutReach of Columbia County

OutReach is very excited to expand north into Adams & Columbia County starting in January 2015! The objective of the group is to offer support, social activities, referrals and information to the residents of Adams & Columbia County. Email or call for meeting time and location.
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach at (608)255-8582 or email socialLGBTnorth@gmail.com

#OutReach of Rock County

OutReach expanded its support network into Rock County in November 2010. The objective of the group is to offer support, social activities, fundraising events, referral, and information to the residents of Rock County. The group meets the first and third Mondays of the month from 6:00-8:00pm at First Christian Church (an open and affirming church) located at 1909 Highland Ave, Janesville, WI, 53548.
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach at 608.255.8582 or email orock@lgbtoutreach.org

#OutThere (18-24 yr old social group)

Movie nights, trips, social gatherings, etc. Allies are more than welcome! The group meets the first and third Sunday of the month at 5:00pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email facilitators at outtheremadison@gmail.com

#Partners of People Who Are Transgender

This group is a source of support and connection for partners or spouses of people who have a partner or spouse who is transgender. This peer group is a way to connect with others who have had or currently are in relationships with people who are Trans*. The group meets the fourth Friday of the month at 7:00pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email Sarah or Jenny at partnersoftransgenderpeople@yahoo.com

Poly Out

A discussion group for people who self-identify as polyamorous. The group meets the first Friday of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email Lisa at l.griesel@yahoo.com

#Q-CINEMA International (LGBTQA multi-cultural film/social group)

Meets the second & fourth Wednesdays at 6:30pm at OutReach. During the summer from June-August, Q-Cinema meets on the second Wednesday of the month only.
CONTACT INFO: Email JJ at qcinemainternational@yahoo.com

#Rainbow Connections

A support group for LGBTQ People who have dealt or are dealing with mental health challenges. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 3:30pm at OutReach.
CONTACT INFO: Email Nancy at lgbtrainbowconnections@gmail.com

Wicca/Pagan 101

The class is a Wicca/Pagan 101 class. We will be discussing different basic practices in Wicca, including grounding and centering, the wheel of the year, colors, herbs, etc. If you choose to take all 12 classes in the series you can test to become a 1st degree clergy through Northern Lakes Temple/Gianist Free Church. We teach out of the book "A Dedicant's Guide to 1st Degree Clergy" by M.L. Rosenbland. It is not a required book for you to take the class. It is available for sale on Amazon.com if interested. The group meets the second Saturday of the month at 1pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email Jessica at rev.jessicalareau@gmail.com

#Women4Women Social Group

Women4Women is a social group for any person who self-identifies as female or feminine; whether the person is cisgender or trans*. Meets the second Saturdays of the month from 3:00pm-5:00pm at OutReach.
CONTACT INFO: Email Lalita at w4wmadison@gmail.com

#Womyn Cinema

For any womyn (lesbian, bi, trans, or straight allies) who is interested in seeing lesbian films of all varieties. The group meets the first Monday of the month at 7:30pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email Katie at womyncinema@gmail.com

#Womyn’s Coming Out Group

A peer-led, closed group for womyn who are questioning their sexuality or dealing with the realization they are not heterosexual. The group will help people understand and deal with how that affects their everyday lives and offer support through the coming out process. The group will identify and discuss the stages of coming out and explore topics such as how to deal with one’s own feelings about coming out, family members, physical and sexual safety, legal rights and discrimination, and more. Email the facilitators for more information about joining the group. CONTACT INFO: Email Angie or Petrovnia at womynscomingout@gmail.com