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 and in-person!
We are currently providing group services through confidential in-person groups and HIPAA-compliant Zoom online meetings.
Please click on the registration links below and fill out the screening in order to get started!
High School Group
Open to anyone living in King County regardless of school status
No parent consent needed
FREE: No cost, services covered by Best Starts for Kids
Thursdays at 5 p.m. at our YES Bellevue location.
Register ahead by clicking below OR complete registration after you arrive!
In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 we are still observing Public Health guidelines for healthcare settings.
Wednesdays at 5 p.m. on ZOOM.
If you’d like to join us online, please register below.
Middle School Group
Will return in Fall 2021
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
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.