LGBTQIA+ Support Groups

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UMass Students:

Five College Students:


  • Generation Q: Tuesdays, 4 – 7 p.m., in Greenfield; Wednesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Northampton
    • Social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their straight allies, ages 11 – 21
  • Transgender Rights, Education, and Empowerment (TREE): Tuesdays, 4 – 7 p.m. in Greenfield; Wednesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Northampton
    • Social and support group for trans-identified and gender non-conforming youth ages 11 – 21
  • Out Now: Drop-in hours Wednesdays, 5 – 7 p.m. 1695 Main St., 2nd floor, Springfield
    • Springfield-area LGBTQ and allied youth group, ages 22 and under


  • Transforming Parents: first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Northampton.  Information:
    • Support group for parents of trans and gender-nonconforming offspring
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) Franklin-Hampshire Chapter: Second Tuesday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m., Baystate Health Pioneer Valley Family Medicine community room, 325B King St., Northampton. Facebook: "PFLAG Franklin-Hampshire Chapter"


  • UniTy of the Pioneer Valley: Second Thursday of every month (except July and August), 7 p.m., Baystate Health, 3300 Main St., Springfield. Facebook:
    • Springfield-area trans support group


  • The Center for Women and Community at UMass offers a range of support groups each semester. Get the current schedule.


  • Gay, bisexual, and questioning men’s support group: Mondays, 7 – 9 p.m., Edwards Church, Main and State Streets, Northampton
  • Suicide Prevention: Amherst Safe Place Group: Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst

Alcoholics Anonymous:

  • GLBT Alcoholics Anonymous group: Fridays, 7:30 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 48 Elm  St., Northampton

Get a list of non-LGBTQ AA meetings in Western Massachusetts.