Student Groups, Events and Programming

  • LGBTQIA2S+ and Allied students in Saint Paul Public Schools have access to a wide variety of safe and supportive groups, programs, and events. 

School Support Groups

  • School support groups are a network of peer support for LGBTQ+ youth facilitated by a social worker or counselor at a school. Groups can be open or closed. Youth have the ability to provide and receive advice from their peers or just socialize. If you are interested in joining one, please reach out to a counselor or social worker at your school. 



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Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

  • GSAs are school-sponsored clubs for students to build support systems, socialize with other youth, organize educational programs to raise awareness, participate in field trips, and promote inclusive school environments. If you want to get involved at your school, reach out to your school’s activity office or email Out for Equity. If your school doesn't have a GSA, contact us or talk to your school counselor to find out more about getting one started at your school!


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Annual LGBTQ SPPS & Partner Events

  • All Out for Equity events are substance free.

    Q-Quest, November
    MN School Outreach Coalition (MNSOC)
    Q-Quest is a two-day event for LGBTQIA+ and Allied youth to enjoy workshops, entertainment, discussion, and networking with hundreds of other LGBTQIA+ youth from all over Minnesota. Stay updated by visiting MNSOC's webpage.


    Youth Summit, April
    OutFront MN
    Youth Summit is a day-long event that brings hundreds of LGBTQIA+ middle and high school-aged youth and allies leadership development, networking, and the chance to speak directly with legislators about issues that matter. Participants also get to hear from community leaders, enjoy entertainment, and attend workshops, which focuses on gender, art, mental health, intersections of identity, environmental justice, healthy relationships, and more! 


    Queer Youth Prom  
    MN School Outreach Coalition (MNSOC)
    Queer Youth Prom (QYP) is a free evening event dedicated to making prom a special, safe, and affirming space for LGBTQIA+ high school students. There's always dancing, snacks, activities, professional photography, and so much more!


    Rainbow Dance, May 
    SPPS Out for Equity
    The Rainbow Dance is an afternoon event for Saint Paul Public Schools' middle school GSA members and their friends! It's a fun time for dancing, socializing, and eating yummy food! 


    LGBTQ+ Senior Pride and Recognitions, May
    SPPS Gender and Sexual Diversity PAC and Out for Equity
    The SPPS Gender and Sexual Diversity Parent Advisory Council and Out for Equity celebrates the accomplishments of all of our LGBTQ+ graduating seniors! Each year, seniors may receive their rainbow tassel through their Senior Class Coordinator at their school. 


    Youth Pride, June
    MN School Outreach Coalition (MNSOC)
    Youth Pride is a festival centering LGBTQIA+ middle and high school-aged youth.  Youth Pride offers youth an opportunity to celebrate their identities in community by participating in activities in the park, enjoying entertainment, learning about local resources, and connecting to leadership opportunities. 


    TC Family Fun Day, June
    TC Pride
    TC Pride Family Fun day is an event for all LGBTQIA+ families! Join SPPS’s Staff Rainbow Connection for free food, entertainment, stickers, and activities are available at Como Park. This is a substance free event.

Ongoing Programs Hosted By Community Organizations


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    LGBTQ+ Youth Library Hangout Space

    Mondays-Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 PM

     OutFront Minnesota

    38th Street, Suite 207

    Minneapolis, MN 55409 

    For info: Facebook | Website

    So What If I Am? Support Group for LGBTQI+ youth 

    Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM  

     The Bridge for Youth

    1111 West 22nd Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55405

    For info: 612-377-8800 | Facebook 


    Community Conversations

    Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM

    Hosted by MN Q Youth

    Quatrefoil Library

    1220 East Lake Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55407


    GLBTQ Support Group

    Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM

     Face to Face

    308 Prince Street

    Saint Paul, MN 55101

    For info: 651.387.2927 


    Gender Exploration Support Group

    Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 PM


    771 Raymond Avenue

    Saint Paul, MN 55114

    For info: Facebook | Website 

    Out Group

    Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM


    41 North 12th Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55403


    LGBTQA Youth Community & Social Gathering

    First Saturdays, 6:00-9:00 PM

     Hosted by The Family Partnership

    Salem Lutheran Church

    610 West 28th Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55408

    For info: Facebook | Website

    Peer-led Support Groups for Families of & for Trans Youth

    Second Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 PM

    Transforming Families

    Call for location

    For info: 612.321.8416 

    Little Rainbows: Gender fabulous folks 12 & under

    Sundays, 10:30-12:00 PM

     Hosted by MN Transgender Health Coalition

    The Exchange

    3405 Chicago Avenue South

    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    For info: Facebook 


    Gender Jam: Trans Teens Safe Space

    Sundays, 12:30-3:00 PM

     Hosted by MN Transgender Health Coalition

    The Exchange (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Sunday)

    3405 Chicago Avenue South

    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    Dreamers Vault Games (4th Sunday)

    4701 Hiawatha Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55406

    For info: Facebook 

    Peer Support for LGBTQIA Youth Aged 16-20

    First and Third Sundays, 2:00-3:00 PM

    Hosted by NAMI Minnesota

    Springhouse Ministry Center

    610 West 28th Street, Micah Room

    Minneapolis, MN 55408

    For info: 651.645.2948 | Website