Gathering Spaces

Q-Club

Q-Club is a social/educational group open to all LGBTQ teens and allies ages 13-18 in Anchorage. Most meetings provide education around a subject relevant to the lives of LGBTQ youth with topics from applying for college or jobs, to LGBTQ specific sexual health education. Q-Club is also a comfortable space for LGBTQ youth to play games and hangout. This group is facilitated by Identity, Inc. who works to ensure LGBTQ teens have the opportunity to access necessary resources to live happier and more productive lives. Come join us for fun and friendship!

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Gender Trauma Group

If you have experienced discrimination, or trauma, because of your gender identity, then you’re invited to join the Gender Trauma Group at Identity Health Clinic. Talk with your peers and with licensed providers about how gender-based trauma has affected your life. Find support and healing in your community and get your answers about gender from specialized clinicians in a safe space.

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SAGE

SAGE provides opportunities for older LGBT adults to form and strengthen meaningful relationships, identify and utilize trusted vendors and service providers, find support and encouragement when needed, and learn about available resources.

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*Note*

*Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all support groups are currently being held online.

*Before joining an upcoming online meeting, click here for Identity’s terms and conditions.

*If you would benefit from the creation of another space specific to your experience / identity – please reach out and we will work with you to create that space. 

Spaces Outside of Identity Inc.

Spaces  For  youth  

Little SMYALs – facilitated, virtual space for LGBTQ+ kids ages 6-12

Lambert House – offers various virtual spaces for youth 10-22.

Stand With Trans – virtual support space for youth 9-12.

  Gender  Pack 

Gender Pack virtual support & community for transgender and gender nonconforming folks in Fairbanks and Interior Alaska! Meets the first Thursday of every month.

Outcare’s  Support  Spaces

OutCare Health is a national nonprofit LGBTQ+ health equity organization. They offer free virtual sessions—including mindfulness, sound bowl healing, trans & nonbinary support groups, and yoga—to elevate voices and provide calming environments for the LGBTQ+ community.

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  KPC  LGBTQ+   Alliance 

A social group providing safe & confidential peer support, cultural awareness, community outreach, & community service. ANY sexual & gender orientation & age (under 16 with parental consent). Every other Thursday at 4:00pm via Zoom.

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QG Community Qnnections

Queen’s Guard hosts monthly coffee meet ups for youth and adults, where you can chat about supporting our community, creating events, and connecting with LGBTQ+ folks and Allies! 

Contact QG for more information

The  Unicorn  Union

A weekly LGBTQIA+ Group that meets here in Homer! Facilitated by Sierra Moskios (a queer adult/activist/youth program coordinator) and a local therapist who is also queer. Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 at Homer Rec Room afterschool space.

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Teen  council

Planned Parenthood‘s Teen Council is a youth leadership peer education program, focus on sex education, advocacy, and social justice.

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QueerDoc

Dr. Beal’s website, QueerDoc, contains lots of resources, including a Virtual Communities and Support Groups page.

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Dr. Beal also works as a telehealth provider with The Identity Health Clinic.

 

  Story  works Alaska 

StoryWorks supports youth voices through storytelling and writing workshops.

StoryWork’s Youth4Change – a space for BIPOC youth (12-24) interested in sharing ideas, taking action and connecting. Weekly zoom meetings on Wednesdays 7-8pm.

Community Platforms

LOCAL

Kodiak Pride – Facebook group

Loud and Queer! – Connecting LGBTQ+ people of Southeast Alaska to inform, inspire, and build community. Subscribe to their Zine

YWCA Alaska committed to supporting and fostering a community were all the peoples of this great land can live and thrive

Native Movement – dedicated to building people power, rooted in an Indigenized worldview, toward healthy, sustainable, & just communities for ALL.

RAIS is a resource to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community that is a refugee, asylee, or SIV within their first 5 years of arrival. More info 

Anchorage Public Library : Pride Booklists

National

Gender Justice Leadership Programs – a youth led program for trans and gender nonconforming young people to build public understanding, empathy, and a movement for liberation through storytelling and media organizing.

Trevor Project’s Trevor Space – an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Sign up and start a conversation

Gay and Sober – provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober LGBTQ community. They have a support group daily, 5pm AK

WeRNative 

Trans Women of Color Collective – uplifting the narratives, leadership, and lived experiences of trans people of color, while building towards the collective liberation of all oppressed people

iSpace – a peer support group and resource BY and FOR for intersex people under 30

Interconnect – a compassionate community of intersex individuals, family members, and trusted allies working together to promote a better quality of life through connection, support and education.

National Black Justice Coalition – chronicles the challenges and successes of Black LGBTQ+/SGL people


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