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Supporting LGBTQ+ youth

What is BGLAD?

BGLAD is a weekly drop-in social support group for youth, established as a welcoming and affirming space for people exploring or seeking support for their identities.

BGLAD is co-facilitated by licensed mental health professionals who have experience working with LGBTQ+ youth. The facilitators help members feel welcome, maintain the rules of mutual respect and confidentiality and offer ideas and resources during group time.

If you’re looking to meet new people who also identify as LGBTQ+, want to learn more about local resources, or just generally want something structured to do with other teens, come check us out!

Join us online!

We are currently providing group services through confidential HIPAA-compliant Zoom online meetings.

There are two groups available, depending on your age or status as a student!

Please click on one of the registration links below and fill out the screening in order to get started!

Middle School Group

Age 13 and under

Open to middle school students in the Lake Washington School District
Parent consent is required for those under age 13

Join us on Tuesdays at 5 PM

FREE: No cost to students, services covered by LWSD

Click to register if you’re 13 and under

High School Group

Age 13-19

Open to anyone living in King County regardless of school status
No parent consent needed

Join us on Thursdays at 5 pm

FREE: No cost, services covered by Best Starts for Kids

Click to register if you’re over 13

Previous participant?

If you have previously attended group we would love for you to complete an exit survey and provide us any feedback that would be helpful to improving group for you or future members.

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