BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQ youth community.
Throughout its history BAGLY has advocated and provided leadership for an LGBTQ community driven statewide and national systems approach to working with LGBTQ youth. As a founding organization of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition and the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and by establishing the GLBT Youth Group Network of Massachusetts, our vision and innovation has led the way in building a stable local and national infrastructure vital to today’s LGBTQ youth work.
Today, BAGLY provides community-based leadership development, health promotion and social support programs for Massachusetts LGBTQ youth communities, and is a leader in local and national LGBTQ youth advocacy work and workforce development.
AT BAGLY, WE BELIEVE...
In creating safe space… In BAGLY’s values: Respect, Diversity, Social Justice, Youth Leadership…In feeling safe… In having fun… In equal access to public accommodations, employment and credit for transgender and gender variant people… In building a strong, youth led, social justice community… In conflict resolution…In change… In healthy relationships… In being sex positive… In sexual freedom… In health education… In being yourself… In being fabulous… In girls with curves… In adult support… In condoms… In love… In educational freedom… In safer sex… In harm reduction… In peace… In feeling like you matter… and most importantly: In personal growth.
OUR IMPACT ON LGBTQ+ YOUTH
With your help, BAGLY’s Community Center is open more than 2,600 hours a year, which provides key food and shelter in a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth.