SERVICES

WHAT OUTRIGHT OFFERS

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21 & Under YOUTH GROUP

Fridays: 7-9PM

South Church (Downstairs)

292 State Street 

Portsmouth, NH 03801

(Downtown Portsmouth, near the fire station)

For more information contact Hershey at hershey@seacoastoutright.org.

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RESOURCE LIBRARY

Our office and meeting space includes an extensive library of books and contacts for youth to explore and learn about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Youth ages 21 and under are able to come together with other youth with common interests, beliefs, thoughts, ages and backgrounds to talk about issues they may not feel comfortable discussing with others in their day-to-day lives.

 

Support groups are always facilitated by trained adult facilitators who are positive adult role models. Facilitators help the youth establish guidelines to keep their conversations focused and their relationships positive. This group is open to any youth under the age of 22 who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual or allied (a person who supports all the others, but may identify as straight/heterosexual.) 

YOUTH GROUP

Fridays:

7:00PM-9:00PM

21 & Under

You Be You. FAQ

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

AND ADVOCACY

What do I need to do to come to a youth group meeting?

Youth group meetings at Outright are casual and fun. Anyone (under 22) can come any Friday night. Just show up. And be you. It is best if you can arrive at 7PM and stay until 9PM, but sometimes people have to leave early and that's okay.

Do I have to "join?"

There is no committment at Outright. Come whenever you can and we'll be happy you did! We might ask for your age and hometown, just to keep track of who is using our services. And if you want to, you can sign up for our mailing list to keep up with any special events we organize.

What should I expect at my first meeting?

There are typically 20 to 30 kids at meetings and 4 facilitators. The facilitators are trained and trustworthy adults (who have had full background checks.) We usually start by introducing ourselves. Then, we split into two smaller groups based on age (for instance, ages 12-15 and ages 16+) so that we can share anything from our week that we want to. You can always pass if you don't feel like sharing. Sometimes we end up talking about a specific challenge or highlight in somebody's life. Other times, we just choose some interesting topic to discuss.

I am not out yet. Is that okay? 

People come to Outright at all different points in their lives. We accept everyone where they are. Each person's experience is unique and we appreciate that. Come as you are, be who you are. We will be glad to see you. 

Outright strives to generate support among the greater community by advocating on behalf of LGBTQ youth. We also provide information and resources to schools and other organizations where youth will benefit from increased inclusivity and support.

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SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

Part of supporting LGBTQ+ youth is being informed yourself!

 

Opportunity for parents, supporters, and caregivers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth to connect in a supportive and casual setting.

 

For more information contact Christine at christine.s@seacoastoutright.org.

I am a private person. Will everyone at school find out what I say in the meetings?
 

At Outright, we have a code of confidence, where we respect each other and keep things that are said at meetings at the meetings. Facilitators keep all of your information confidential, as well. The only exception is that if facilitators believe that someone's personal safety is in jeopardy, they have a legal obligation to report that.

OFFICE HOURS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

HERSHEY HIRSCHKOP

hershey@seacoastoutright.org

 

OFFICE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AT THIS TIME

Please contact us by phone or email if you would like to schedule a meeting.

ADDRESS

Office: 25 Highland Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Mailing: PO Box 842

Portsmouth, NH 03802

mail@seacoastoutright.org

 

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Youth Group Meetings FRIDAYS (21 & Under)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

South Church (Basement)

292 State St.

Portsmouth, NH

SUICIDE HOTLINE (National)

1-800-273-8255