A group for LGBTQ youth, teens, and young adults providing social support, activities, education, scholarships and a safe, accepting environment.”

Upcoming Event

Speaker James Shultis LGBTQ Education and Consultant

Date: June 12 2021 Sat

Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

See Link to Blue Jean Here to view live Speaker

Q & A 

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James Shultis

BEING YOU:  

AFFIRMING LGBTQ+ YOUTH

& SUPPORTING FAMILIES


VIRTUAL


Join our community for an interactive workshop to bolster
support for youth who identify as LGBTQ+.  

Learn about gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and
the resources available to ensure youth and their families
are well supported AND connected in their identities and experiences.


This workshop is for LGBTQ+ youth and their families.
Topics discussed will include mental health, experiences
of youth during COVID, and briefly touch on suicide and
self-harm.

 Resources will be shared for those needing or those needing additional support. 

FACILITATED BY:
James Shultis (they/them)

 James is an out and proud trans activist, educator, & writer living in Western Massachusetts. Combining their passion for education and advocacy, James creates innovative trainings & provides support related to LGBTQ+ inclusivity for K-12 schools, universities, & orgs. 

 To learn more, visit: www.jamesshultis.com

 

About

2019 shultis headshotJames Shultis (they/them pronounsis a community educator, advocate, & creative writer currently living in Western Massachusetts.

With a long history of working in community non-profits, & before that, as a youth advocate, James has combined their passion of education & advocacy together to create innovative trainings for K-12 schools, universities, & a wide array of agencies (from health providers to youth-serving ones).

You can check out their services page for additional info.

Aside from their work as a freelancer, James serves the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Children & Families as the Plans of Safe Care Coordinator for the Western Region. In this role, James provides support, training, and consultation to area office social workers & community based providers on issues related to substance exposed newborns & substance use.

Prior to that, James served the YWCA of Western Massachusetts as their Youth Project Director. In this role, James oversaw programming aimed at reducing instances of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, & stalking experienced by young people in Springfield, MA.

Before moving to Massachusetts, James served as Director of Programs at the Pride Center of the Capital Region, the country’s oldest, continuously running LGBTQIA+ community center located in Albany, NY. James also worked as the agency’s Youth Program Manager, where they provided oversight for all youth services including trainings for K-12 schools, leadership development, & supportive services aimed at improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth.

James is has served on a number of non-profit boards including but not limited to Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (Board Member, 2020-Present), GLSEN Massachusetts (Board Treasurer, 2017-Present), and GLSEN Upstate NY (Board Co-Chair, 2015-2017, & Board Member, 2013-2015).

In addition to this work, James also runs an LGBTQ+ seniors program through WestMass ElderCare; as well as facilitates groups for trans and nonbinary youth and their families/caregivers through Translate Gender.

James holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens College (2010) & a BA in English Literature & Gender Studies from Hunter College (2008). Their work has appeared in print & online journals. See their publications page for features.

To drop James a friendly line, email is best (james@jamesshultis.com).

Check James out on LinkedIn too. 

LGBTQ Virtual Meeting

All LGBTQ Virtual Meeting

All Board member had a Back Ground Check done

We meet the First Thursday of each month from 

3pm to 5pm EST  For Youth and Teen. Click here to join the meeting. 

Topic: come and meet other Youth and Teens.

We meet the First Thursday for each month from

6:00 pm to 8:00pm EST young adults 18 year and up Click here to join the meeting.

Topic: come and meet other lgbtq young adults. 

Our Main Chapter is in Clinton, NJ  

1st Thursday, Every Month

North County Branch Library
65 Halstead Street
Clinton, NJ 08809 

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

18+: Room A 
17 & Under: Room B

Please DONATE.

All donations go to making our group possible. And, make further LGBTQ out reach possible!

Question about LGBTQ Support and Social Group USA? 

E-Mail MatthewLoscialo@lgbtqsupportgroupusa.com

How We're Helping

  • Providing, A group for LGBTQ youth, teens, and young adults providing social support, activities, education, scholarships and a safe accepting environment.
  • Giving back to other LGBTQ communities and charitable foundations.

  • Providing safe, professional, and approved LGBTQ resources, not just for LGBTQ but all who are interested and with to support the LGBTQ communities.

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IMPORTANT LINKS

LGBTQ Support and Social Group USA Chapters:

Interested in opening a chapter. Please contact Matthew.

Enjoy Books? Here is a suggested and enjoyable list of books for LGBTQ Teens & Young Readers 

 

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