Youth Programs from The LGBT Center of Raleigh

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Raleigh Team

Plans monthly events to engage youth 13-18 in the greater Raleigh area. Events take place at the LGBT Center of Raleigh or at a chosen location around the Raleigh area. Check the calendar for event postings. Email [email protected] for more information. 

Statewide Organizing

QueerNC is looking to expand beyond Raleigh with your help. Do you want to see QueerNC events happen in your area of the state? Help us help you jump stat efforts for youth organizing in your area. Email [email protected] for more information. 




A Safer Place for Youth to Reach for Excellence Leadership Camp

The mission of the ASPYRE Leadership Camp is to empower young members of the LGBTQ community and their allies to achieve personal growth through advocacy and activism while making a positive impact in their communities.

CAMP WEAVER, Greensboro, NC | Takes place one weekend a year in March 

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Youth Drop-In 

Youth Drop-In is a weekly event that occurs on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month 5-7pm and 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month 6-8pm. Youth Drop-in is a weekly opportunity for Jr. High and High school age LGBTQ identifying youth to engage with peers in an affirming space. Each week youth will participate in crafts, games, activities, and/or discussions relevant to the experiences of LGBTQ youth. Light snacks and drinks are provided each week with an occasional pizza night announced in advance. Youth also can get a free library card for our large collection of LGBTQ+ books and media. For drop-in and general questions contact [email protected]

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Youth Coffee House

Youth Coffee House is a monthly meet-up held at a coffee shop in Raleigh. Each meeting is run by a youth facilitator and adult volunteers. Our Youth Coffee House is for youth 12 to 18 and still in high school. It is a great place for those who are exploring their identity to get support, learn, and enjoy some games in a low pressure environment. Email [email protected] for more information and request reminders.

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TpartE is a discussion group and an affirming space for transgender and gender non-conforming youth (13-19) to share experiences and discuss issues that are specific to the community. Food and delicious tea is provided.

Normal Schedule: Second Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the LGBT Center of Raleigh.

Email the coordinator or call the center at 919-832-4484 for more information.


TransGens is a discussion group for parents and their adolescent transgender or gender non-conforming children. Program and discussion topics are geared toward youth in middle and high school (6th-12th grade) and their parents. We will get to know each other, provide support and have discussions about transition-related topics. Format will vary between open discussion and guided discussion topics. Contact [email protected] for more information. 


S.E.A.R.CH. Kids' Playgroup & Parent/Caregiver Discussion Group

Monthly Event | Check our events calendar for the next date and time.

What is SEARCH?
S.E.A.R.CH. stands for Safe Environment for the Acceptance of Rainbow Children.

This is a monthly event where Rainbow Children (gender-expansive, kindergarten-5th graders) can congregate for nonjudgmental, free play in a safe environment, and parents/caregivers can gather for support and educational dialogue about the gender spectrum, and the issues we face raising these children.

There is a Facebook group for S.E.A.R.CH. (Anyone who submits a Facebook group request will be asked to complete a brief screening questionnaire. If you refer a friend, please tell them to check their Facebook inbox under "filtered requests.")

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For a complete list of programs aimed at both youth and adults, please visit the LGBT Center of Raleigh website.