The AGLY Network of Massachusetts

 
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History & Overview

In September of 1992, BAGLY convened a meeting of youth workers from community-based LGBTQ youth groups throughout Massachusetts to discuss the need to create a community of collaboration in support of their work. In 1993, after meeting regularly for a year, the group founded the GLBT Youth Group Network of Massachusetts so that they could reflect on their practices and identify competences fundamental to their work with GLBT youth. Today known simply as the "AGLY Network," this entity continues to exist as a statewide support and development partnership of community-based direct service organizations with the goal of ensuring that 1) LGBTQ youth from the Commonwealth have access to a broad array of supports, services, and opportunities and 2) LGBTQ youth workers are supported in becoming resources for youth and each other. 

The mainstay of the AGLY Network has been formal and informal approaches to social support provided by and for their youth memberships. Each LGBTQ youth group in the AGLY Network offers a variety of social support programming and development opportunities that build on the strengths and abilities of LGBTQ young people across the state.

The Network has grown to include groups from communities all over Massachusetts, and it collectively provides social support and direct services to more than 6,000 LGBTQ youth annually. BAGLY provides funding, technical assistance, capacity building, and professional development opportunities to members of the Network through mini grants that support low-threshold access to prevention, screening, and referral services for LGBTQ youth, as well as Health, Education and Risk Reduction Team (HEARRT) implementation. This unique statewide network ensures that high-risk LGBTQ adolescents and young adults from urban, suburban, and rural communities through out Massachusetts have access to comprehensive, culturally competent HIV/STI prevention. 

 

Find an AGLY Near You

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AGLY Locations

Boston:

  • BAGLY – 28 Court Square, Boston, MA 02108

Brockton:

  • BrAGLY – 111 Torrey St., Brockton MA 02301

Duxbury:

  • SShAGLY – 842 Tremont St., Duxbury, MA 02332

Greenfield:

Holyoke:

Hyannis Port:

Leominster:

New Bedford:

  • NB-AGLY – 105 William St. # 35, New Bedford, MA 02740

Northampton:

North Andover:

  • McVAGLY – 190 Academy Rd., North Andover, MA 01845

Pittsfield:

  • LOLYP – 480 West St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

Salem:

  • nAGLY – 2 East India Square, Suite 121, Salem, MA01970

Springfield:

  • Out Now – 1695 Main St # 2, Springfield, MA 01103

Wellesley:

  • WAGLY – 309 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02481

Worcester:

  • SWAGLY – 85 Green St., Worcester, MA 01604

 

BAGLY

BAGLY has a new space! We are located at 28 Court Square in Boston, MA 02108.

We have regularly scheduled programs every month featured on our calendar. Come check it out!

You can reach our new space from the T, from the commuter lines, as well as by driving in. For more detailed directions visit our Contact Us page.

 

BrAGLY

BrAGLY (Brockton Alliance of GLBT Youth) - A Program of Health Imperatives

Meeting Address

111 Torrey Street, Brockton (Brockton Family Planning)

Program Hours

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm

HIV Screening Hours

Walk-in or appointments available on-site at Brockton Family Planning Mondays 9:00am-5:00pm, Tuesdays 11:00am-5:00pm, Wednesdays 9:00am-3:30pm, Thursdays 11:00am-7:00pm, and Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm

Web & Contact

http://healthimperatives.org/lgbtq-support-bragly/

BrAGLY@healthimperatives.org

508.586.3800

 

Thrive! at CIGSYA

Thrive! at CIGSYA (Cape and Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance)

Meeting Address

56 Barnstable Road, Hyannis

Program Hours

Wednesdays 4:00-6:30pm

HIV Screening Hours

On-site testing event held bi-annually; contact for more information

Web & Contact

www.cigsya.org

www.facebook.com/CIGSYA22andunder

Office@wethrive.us

 

Generation Q

Generation Q North (Greenfield) - A Program of Community Action Youth Programs

Meeting Address

154 Federal Street, Greenfield

Program Hours

Tuesdays 4:00-7:00pm 

HIV Screening HoursEvery 3rd Tuesday (provided by Tapestry Health)

Web & Contact

http://www.communityaction.us/our-groups-programs.html

www.facebook.com/communityactionyouthprograms

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GenerationQ/

413.774.7028

 

Generation Q South (Northampton) - A Program of Community Action Youth Programs

Meeting Address

17 New South St., Northampton

Program Hours

Wednesdays 4:30-7:30pm

HIV Screening Hours

Every 3rd Wednesday 5:00-7:30pm (provided by Tapestry Health)

Web & Contact

http://www.communityaction.us/our-groups-programs.html

www.facebook.com/communityactionyouthprograms

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GenerationQ/

413.774.7028

 

House of Colors/Casa de Colores

House of Colors/Casa de Colores - A Program of Enlace de Familias

Meeting Address

301 Main Street, Holyoke

Program Hours

Mondays 5:00-8:30pm

HIV Screening HoursLast Monday of every month during program hours (provided by Tapestry Health)

Web & Contact

House of Colors Facebook Page

413.532.9300

 

LOLYP

Live Out Loud Youth Project - A Project of Berkshire Children and Families

Meeting Address

480 West St., Pittsfield

Program Hours

Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm

Web & Contact

http://berkshirechildren.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lolyp/

413.442.5333

 

McVAGLY

McVAGLY (Merrimack Valley Alliance of GLBT Youth)

Meeting Address

North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church - 190 Academy Road, North Andover

Program Hours

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

Web

www.facebook.com/mcvagly

 

nAGLY

nAGLY (North Shore Alliance of GLBT Youth)

Meeting Address

Museum Place Mall, 2 East India Square, Suite 121, Salem

Program Hours

Weekly meetings: Every Tuesday, 5:30PM-8:30PM

Drop-in hours: Fridays 2:00PM-8:00PM

Middle School youth group: Monday 6:30PM-8:30PM

EPiC (Parent and Educators): every other Monday 6:30PM-8:30PM

TRANS-cendence: Every Friday 6:00PM-8:00PM

Movie night (17+): Last Friday of the month 5:00-8:00pm

Rainbow Fish Family Day (pre-middle school): Monthly: See Calendar

HIV Screening Hours

Every Tuesday and Friday by appointment. (provided by Healthy Streets)

Web & Contact

www.nagly.org

www.facebook.com/NorthshoreAGLY

Instagram: @northshoreagly

www.twitter.com/NorthshoreAGLY

naglyleaders@gmail.com

978.224.2101

 

NB-AGLY

NB-AGLY (New Bedford Alliance of GLBT Youth)

Meeting Address

484 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

Program Hours

Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm

Web & Contact

aperfectplace.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NBAGLY/

508.977.8040

 

Out Now

Out Now

Meeting Address

1695 Main Street 2F, Springfield

Program Hours

Wednesdays 5:00-7:00pm (drop-in/support group)

HIV Screening Hours

Every 2nd Wednesday during program hours (provided by Tapestry Health)

Web & Contact

www.outnowyouth.org/

https://www.facebook.com/OutNowSpringfieldMA

413.736.4610

 

Safe Homes

Safe Homes - A Program of The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Meeting Address

4 Mann Street, Worcester

Program Hours

Contact for specific meeting days and times

Web & Contact

www.safehomesma.org/

508.755.0333

 

SShAGLY

SShAGLY (South Shore Alliance of GLBT Youth)

Meeting Address

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 842 Tremont St., Duxbury

Program Hours

2nd and 4th Monday from 7:00-9:00pm

Web & Contact

https://www.facebook.com/sshagly.southshore

sshagly@gmail.com

781.236.3087

 

SWAGLY

SWAGLY (Supporters of Worcester Area GLBT Youth) - A Program of AIDS Project Worcester

Meeting Address

85 Green Street, Worcester

Program Hours

Wednesdays 5:30-8:00pm

HIV Screening Hours

Every Wednesday during program hours (on-site at AIDS Project Worcester)

Web & Contact

aidsprojectworcester.org/swagly-supporters-of-worcester-area-gay-lesbian-youth/

swagly@aidsprojectworcester.org

508.755.3773, ext. 42

 

Out MetroWest, Inc.

WAGLY (West Suburban Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth) - A Program of Out MetroWest

Meeting Address

 309 Washington Street, Wellesley

Program Hours

Every non-holiday Monday 6:45-8:30pm

HIV Screening HoursOnce per quarter on-site during regular program hours (provided by RISE/JRI Health). Contact Out MetroWest for dates.

Web & Contact

www.outmetrowest.org/

facebook.com/outmetrowest

info@outmetrowest.org

508.875.2122