LGBTQ+ Community Programming

COVID-19 Update

We’re conducting most LGBTQ+ Programs virtually via Zoom. Our team has worked to ensure that your virtual program experience is as smooth and meaningful as possible.

Visit our Calendar for program descriptions and dates, then register to attend. Attendance information for virtual meetings will be made available via email, text, and/or our private social Facebook groups.  

Metro Inclusive Health Community Programming

LGBTQ+ Programs 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! To make an offline donation, click here.

Youth (ages 13-17)

Affirming spaces and role models are SO important for the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth. That’s why our Youth Nights and Youth Peer Support weekly programs are designed for teens of all gender identities, expressions, and romantic/sexual orientations, including allies! In 2019, 100% of participating youth reported an increase in confidence. 

By going virtual, METRO has extended its reach to communities without resources with new attendees joining from across Florida, other states and even Canada! 

Additionally, participants can follow a peer-led Instagram account: @metroyouthfl. Contact Youth@MetroTampaBay.org for more information. 

Young Adult Socials: YAS! (ages 18+)

Sometimes, finding an accepting and understanding social group can be tough. It’s time to connect with new faces and friends! Whether bonding over memes, JackBox games, or similar identities/orientations, connecting is easy at Young Adult Socials… YAS!

Join our Facebook Group! Contact LGBT@MetroTampaBay.org for more information.

SAGE (ages 50 & better)

New to the area and looking for friends? As a SAGE affiliate, we offer discussion spaces and social outings to a traditionally underserved population for whom the challenges of aging  compounded by marginalization and discrimination. SAGE has been the leading force of support and advocacy in the LGBT aging field since 1978.

View our calendar of events, then join the Facebook Group. Contact SAGE@MetroTampaBay.org to find out how to get involved.

Trans Community
(Inter-generational)

Trans community programs promote solidarity, community resource sharing, and peer support. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate: feminine, masculine, and non-binary identities alike.

We even have a peer support group for trans parents and parents of trans children (and a junior edition for trans youth)!

View our full event calendar, then join the conversation on Facebook. Email TransCommunity@MetroTampaBay.org to learn about trans programs and health services

Upcoming Events

Volunteer!

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 email LGBT@MetroTampaBay.org.