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This picture is from Out Now's mural project.  It shows a beautiful and proud queer youth with flowers rising from her as she gazes at a rainbow.
The only queer youth organization in Springfield MA, Out Now provides a safe space for queer youth & allies
to learn about themselves, develop lasting friendships and leadership
skills, explore the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, and so much more.

 & delicious

Out Now has
since grown its  membership, added youth leaders, and evolved into an important voice for peace & justice.

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Queering up Springfield for 25 years

Out Now originated in 1995

as a weekly support group for LGTB youth from the greater Springfield area. There was one advisor and no more than five young people meeting in donated church space.


Our Programs & Campaigns

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Health & Harm Reduction 

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Peer Support & Pride

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Drop In Safe Space

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Sound Off

Tell us what you think about our new website! 
What else would you like to see here?

Send us your ideas.

Weigh In!

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Youth Leadership

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The QUEST Project

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Anti-racist agitation 

Self determination

Painting up

We partnered with Common Wealth Murals to create a bright & beautiful mural inspired by our Students Speak project ~ a radical re-imagining of

how school would look if the hopes

and dreams of queer youth were

welcomed and embraced!

Mimi Ditkoff, muralist

Activities Events Gatherings ● More


Coming Out celebrations

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