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Saint Paul
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Student Resources

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. 

FLYERS, BROCHURES AND INFOGRAPHICS

Click here for Out for Equity's catalog of flyers, brochures and infographics.

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!

Calendars

Click here to view and download Out for Equity's calendars.

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, March
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

Click here for the full calendar

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

 Reclaim

771 Raymond Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55114

For info: Facebook | Website 

Out Group

Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM

YouthLink

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