Groups


Updated June 27th, 2017

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 (2701 International Lane, Suites 101 & 104) UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
(# denotes OutReach sponsored/supported group).

Listed in alphabetical order:

Aces Wild

Do you identify as asexual, gray-ace, 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!
MEETING INFO: Third Saturday of the month from 3:00-5:00pm
CONTACT INFO: Email Tina at aceswild.outreach@gmail.com

Alcoholics Anonymous (LGBT friendly) - Open Group

MEETING INFO: Every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm,
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach at 608.255.8582

Al Anon LGBT (affected family & friends of alcoholics) - Closed Group

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

Bi-Versity

A social support group for those who identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, fluid, queer, or who do not use a label, or feel that they might be otherwise non-monosexual. Also open to friends, family, partners, and allies of bi/pan/etc. people. The group meets at OutReach but also goes out in the community for activities around Madison. Find the group on Facebook!
MEETING INFO: The third Mondays of the month from 7:00-9:00pm
CONTACT INFO: Email the facilitators at bi.versity.madison@gmail.com

Discussing Race, Privilege, and Racism in the Queer Community

Please join us for a deep and engaging conversation about race, privilege and racism within the queer community. This group will highlight how we, as queer people, can perpetuate racism and white supremacy with or without realizing it (in our dating, our workplaces, friendships, etc.). Learn how to recognize these instances and how to interrupt them within ourselves and within our spheres of influence. Attendees will be challenged to recognize their own privilege (race, gender identity, gender, ability, etc.) and will leave with action steps on how to move forward. The facilitators, Johanna Heineman-Pieper and Shawna Lutzow, will draw from personal experiences and share examples from their own lives and relationship as an interracial queer couple. This discussion is hosted and sponsored by OutReach LGBTQ Center and co-sponsored by Groundwork and Ethnic Studies Association – Edgewood College. This space is intended for people who identify as queer. Please respect this intentionally queer space.
MEETING INFO: The group meets the 4th Saturday of every month from 10:00am – 12:00pm at OutReach.
CONTACT INFO: Email Shawna and Johanna at shawnalutzow@gmail.com

#Exploring Faith and Spirituality

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.

MEETING INFO: The first and third Thursdays of the month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at OutReach.
CONTACT INFO: Call OutReach at 608.255.8582.

#Friends To Be With

A social group for folks with developmental and/or physical disabilities and their allies.
MEETING INFO: The first Wednesday of the month at 12noon
CONTACT INFO: Email angier@lgbtoutreach.org

FTM / Genderqueer Group

Peer-led, non-professional, social/support group for people who identify as FTM, genderqueer, transsexual men, drag kings, butch, intersex 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.
MEETING INFO: The fourth Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm
CONTACT INFO: Email MadisonFTM-owner@yahoogroups.com

#Gay and Gray - Senior Discussion Group

MEETING INFO: 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

LGBTQ Narratives

This is a queer activist-writers' group in which participants produce and share personal narratives and other creative works.
MEETING INFO: The first Wednesday of the month at 7pm
CONTACT INFO: Email lgbtqnarratives@gmail.com for more information.

Madison Cross-dressers Support Group

MEETING INFO: 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

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

Madison Women of Leather

We are a leather club, for persons who self-identify as female or were designated female at birth, based in Madison, WI. Our focus is on creating a supportive space that focuses on service to the greater community and promotes the values of leather culture. We offer a variety of discussions, learning opportunities, and service opportunities. You do not need to be a member of Madison Women of Leather to come to a meeting.
MEETING INFO: The first Thursdays of the month at 6:45pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email madisonwomenofleather@gmail.com

Meditation/Mindfulness

A social group for everyone who is looking for a quiet spot to sit and destress for an hour. It is a space to gather your thoughts and reflect. It is a safe space for everyone. Please join me for a little meditation and a little conversation. This group will be broken up into short meditation(s) and talking about mindfulness and our lives (should you feel up to it).
MEETING INFO: The third Thursday of the month from 7-8pm starting June 15th.
CONTACT INFO: Email LGBTQmindfulness@gmail.com

#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 rogerbadger@msn.com

#Men Moving Forward

This group is a peer-led confidential support group for people working together on issues of physical, emotional, or sexual violence. The group meets twice a month in Madison and is intentionally LGBT-affirming. The group is offered in conjunction with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) and Rape Crisis Center.
MEETING INFO: Confidential (Contact Eric for date, time, and location)
CONTACT INFO: Email Eric at menmovingforward.wi@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.
MEETING INFO: The first Monday 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!
MEETING INFO: 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.
MEETING INFO: The group is not currently meeting, but still available for support.
CONTACT INFO: mail partnersoftransgenderpeople@yahoo.com

Poly Out

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

Pozitively Yours

Positively Yours is a safe and supportive place for everyone living with HIV and/or AIDS.
Who is welcome? Men, women, LGBT, straight, everyone living with HIV and/or AIDS...
People of color, white, everyone. Spouses, partners, whether they are positive or not are also welcome.
MEETING INFO: The first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email positively.yours@gmail.com

#Q-CINEMA (LGBTQA film/social group)

MEETING INFO: The second & fourth Wednesdays at 6:30pm (The second Wednesday of the month only, June-August)
CONTACT INFO: Email Louis or Brian at brianp@lgbtoutreach.org

#Rainbow Connections

A support group for LGBTQ people who have dealt with or are dealing with mental illness. Group updates are sent through email. The group is offered in conjunction with NAMI of Dane County.
MEETING INFO: The second and fourth Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:00 pm at the United Way, 2059 Atwood Ave. in the Goodman Room on the 1st floor.
CONTACT INFO: Email Nancy at lgbtrainbowconnections@gmail.com

#Women with Wings Singing Circle

A drop-in singing circle for women who like to sing healing songs and chants of positive affirmations in improvised a capella harmonies. Songs are learned by ear and with repetition (no need to read music). Group meets 8 times a year - at the beginning and in the middle of each season (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall). Day of the week varies.
MEETING INFO: First meeting on the Eve of Winter Solstice: Dec. 20, 2016 (Tues). Dates in 2017: Feb 2 (Thurs), Mar 19 (Sun), Apr 30 (Sun), Jun 20 (Tues), Jul 31 (Mon), Sep 21 (Thurs), Nov 2 (Thurs), Dec 21 (Thurs). All meeting times are from 6:30-8:30pm.
CONTACT INFO: Email Cris at lunacris55@gmail.com