Metro Inclusive Health Community Programming
When we say ALL are welcome, we mean it! LGBTQ+ Programs and Events are designed as safe spaces for individuals like you to make new friends, socialize, and find support through similarly-identified peers. By the way… Did you know that our programs are offered at no cost to the community and are made possible by donor support? Your contribution today could go towards feeding dinner to local LGBTQ+ youth, giving life-enriching programming to LGBTQ+ elders, or providing support to local trans community members. Please consider contributing today!
Youth (ages 13-17)
Coming out can be challenging but you don’t have to do it alone! LGBTQ+ Youth programs are open to youth of all gender identities, expressions, and romantic/sexual orientations (including allies!) In a 2018 survey, we found 90% of LGBTQ+ & Allied Youth that participated in Metro Inclusive Health’s youth programs reported an increase in confidence and 85% reported a better understanding of their personal health. Youth programs are held in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties and are led by staff members with a Level II background screening. Youth can stay updated by following a peer-led Instagram account @metroyouthfl.
Young Adults (ages 18+)
Finding an accepting and understanding social group is important. Whether you’re bonding over hilarious memes or similar gender identities/orientations, connecting comes easier at our young adult programs.
Join our Facebook Group to stay in touch and visit our calendar for upcoming METRO Young Adult Events. Email LGBT@MetroTampaBay.org with questions or for more information. Help make METRO’s Young Adult Programming possible by contributing today.
SAGE (LGBTQ+ adults age 50 and better)
New to the area and looking for your home away from home? We’re here with open arms! As a SAGE (hyperlink: https://www.sageusa.org/) affiliate, we are proud to offer discussion spaces and social outings to a traditionally underserved population for whom the challenges of aging are often compounded by marginalization and discrimination. SAGE is a national network and has been the leading force of support and advocacy in the LGBT aging field since its founding in 1978.
Join the Facebook Group to stay in touch and visit our online calendar for upcoming SAGE Events. Email SAGE@MetroTampaBay.org to find out how to get involved or for more information. Support those that led the way towards inclusivity by contributing today.
Trans Community (Multi-generational)
Trans community programs are designed to be safer social spaces that promote solidarity, community resource sharing, and peer support. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate, binary and non-binary identities alike.
Join the conversation on Facebook. Email TransCommunity@MetroTampaBay.org to learn about programs and services for transgender/gender non-conforming people or visit our online calendar for upcoming Trans Community events. Support METRO’s Trans Community Programming by contributing today.
Visit the METRO Community Calendar for ongoing and special programming options. Be sure to bookmark us and check back regularly!
METRO provides quality health and wellness services, that are inclusive, relevant, supporting, and represent the lifetime continuum of the people in our Tampa Bay community. We seek to bring together community in areas of activity, social, peer support, and overall wellness services. If you’re interested in becoming a group or program facilitator, please complete this application for consideration.