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transgender_prideTransgender Awareness Week (Nov. 14-20, 2017)

Transgender Awareness Week is takes place the week before Transgender Day of Remembrance. For more information, click here.

496843931_1280x720Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at 6 p.m.
TLC Family Resource Center
109 Pleasant St., Claremont, NH

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. We will be holding a candlelight vigil for those lost in 2017. For more information about the day, click here.

Let’s Talk: Beyond the Keyhole: Rural LGBTQ Community Oral History and Andrew’s Inn

andrewsThursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Richards Free Library

58 N. Main St., Newport, NH

Andrew’s Inn was a gay disco, bar, restaurant, hotel, co-counseling site, and community space in Bellows Falls, Vermont from 1973-1984. Those involved were the state’s rural LGBTQ vanguard. Now, for the first time, the Green Mountain Crossroads’ (GMC) Andrew’s Inn Oral History Project is sharing the Andrew’s Inn story. GMC, Marlboro College and Vermont Performance Lab have collaborated on project. HB Lozito, executive director of GMC and creator of the Project, will discuss the history of Andrew’s Inn, share audio featured in the Project, and explain how this project fits into GMC’s broader work empowering rural LGBTQ community members. For more information, click here.

Ongoing Support Groups

All support groups sponsored by Rural Outright are free and open to anyone in the area in and around Sullivan and Lower Grafton counties.

Youth Drop-In
Meets every Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. at TLC Family Resource Center, 109 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH in the 2nd floor conference room. The Youth Drop-In is a place to connect with others and be yourself. For LGBTQ youth and allies 18 years and younger. Snacks provided.

Rural Outright Diversity Clubs
The transgender and gender non-conforming club meets the first and third Friday of each month at 6 p.m. at TLC Family Resource Center, 109 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH in the 2nd floor conference room. A safe, open and inviting social and support group for all transgender and gender non-conforming people. Ages 14 and older.

The LGBTQ+ club meets the second and fourth Friday of each month at 6 p.m. at TLC Family Resource Center, 109 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH in the 2nd floor conference room. A safe, open and inviting social and support group for all people who identify as LGBTQ+. Ages 14 and older. Begins on Nov. 10, 2017!

Caring Adults Peer Support
Meets the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at TLC Family Resource Center, 109 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH in the 2nd floor conference room. For parents, guardians, and other caring adults raising or supporting LGBTQIA+ children of any age. Join us for conversation, resource sharing, and peer-to-peer support. Join our closed support group page at facebook.com/groups/CAPSNH.


Events Archive

Open Mic Night

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at 6 p.m.
The Java Cup
37 Pleasant St., Claremont, NH

Sign up is at the door. Bring your poems, music, skits, or voice. The event is free and open to all. Refreshments from The Java Cup will be available for purchase.

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

Learn more at LGBT History Month.

Asexual Awareness Week (Oct. 22-28, 2017)

In the asexual flag, the black/dark grey represents asexuality, the grey represents the grey-area between sexual and asexual, the white stripe represents sexuality and the purple stripe represents community. The ace of spades and ace of hearts are also used as asexual symbols since the ace is phonetic shortening of asexual. Generally, romantic asexual people use the ace of hearts as their symbol and aromantic asexual people use the ace of spades. To learn more about Asexual Awareness Week, click here.

Let’s Talk: Coming Out Stories

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at 6 p.m.
TLC Family Resource Center, 2nd floor conference room
109 Pleasant St., Claremont

Coming out — whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied — matters. Coming out stories can be powerful. Sharing our stories can alleviate a sense of being “the only one,” foster community, and help people be more supportive of equality. Join us as we celebrate National Coming Out Day with conversation, education, and affirmation. Everyone will have a chance to listen — and share.

Spirit day (Oct. 19, 2017)

Go purple to stand against bullying and in support of LGBTQ youth. Learn more here.

National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11, 2017)

This year marks the 29th annual National Coming Out Day. Learn more here.

GLSEN NH presents Homecoming Out Loud!

2017 GSA Summit and Celebration
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Colby-Sawyer College
Ware Student Center
541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257

GLSEN New Hampshire invites students and educators from across the state to join us as we welcome everyone back to school with wonderful workshops presented by GLSEN-trained staff and members of partner organizations. Students will have an opportunity to join the youth-led SHINE program. After the workshops have finished, attendees can look forward to making new friends at the GSA* dinner then stay for the homecoming celebration. For more information, visit facebook.com/GLSENNewHampshire.

*Gay Straight Alliance

Ally Week (Sept. 25-29, 2017)

All week: Visit your GSTA advisor for your own Ally Week rainbow ribbon to show that you stand with your LGBTQ+ classmates.

Monday, Sept. 25, Fall Mountain High School: Check out the Rural Outright table Monday morning for swag and to learn more about what you can do as an ally.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, Newport Middle School: Check out the Rural Outright table Tuesday morning for swag and to learn more about what you can do as an ally.

Thursday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Sept. 29, Stevens High School: Check out the Rural Outright table on Thursday and Friday mornings for swag and to learn more about what you can do as an ally.

Friday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m.: Members of area GSTAs are invited to an end of Ally Week celebration at the TLC Family Resource Center, located at 109 Pleasant St. in Claremont. Join us for games, snacks and a chance to see what other GSTAs are doing. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook. There will be door prizes, too!

Check out our Allies Resources to find out more on how you can become an ally or become a better ally. Visit our Photo Gallery for more pictures of area GSTAs getting ready for and celebrating Ally Week.

Bisexual Awareness Week (Sept. 17-24, 2017)

Check out these Bisexual Resources to learn more about those who identify as bisexual and some of their struggles.

Let’s Talk: Transgender Health Needs
Dr. John H. Turco
Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Newport Health Center Community Room
Newport, NH

Dr. Turco, an endocrinologist from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, will discuss the medical needs of the transgender community and how they differ from cis patients. For more information, please visit our Let’s Talk page or on Facebook at facebook.com/ruralNHoutright.