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Groups and Activities from the
LGBTQ 50+ Alliance

The LGBTQ 50+ Alliance supports and enriches the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) people 50 years and older, with the goal of successfully aging. In this effort, we provide a broad array of social, educational, and support services to the LGBTQ Community 50+ and over, all of which are free or low-cost

Since so many LGBTQ older adults remain or are forced back into the closet, often feel isolated, depressed and lonely, having services specifically for seniors provides a safe and nurturing environment for this often and neglected part of our community.

In addition to helping the LGBTQ 50+ community we also help build community and support networks, we also provide information and referral services to existing LGBTQ-friendly senior service providers. Most often, LGBTQ seniors seek services and referrals related to affordable housing, benefits, home health assistance, bereavement, isolation, and loneliness, as well as mental health and legal issues or economic concerns.

Upcoming Special Events

Tuesday, October 3: LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Fall Social at the Madison Senior Center! Come learn about gentle movement to help with balance and fall prevention and enjoy a meal in good company. For more information, click here.

Saturday, November 4: OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Monona Terrace! For more information, check out our 50th Anniversary Celebration website!

LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Social and Discussion Groups

CQCQCQ (In-person)
“CQ” (curious queers) is a call for all to join in the conversation! Members decide topics and provide presentations. Visits to other LGBTQ+ Groups, free community concerts, museums, nature walks, etc. are encouraged. This group is open to people of all ages: We’ll learn where we are from you, and you can learn how we got there from us.

MEETING INFO: The first and third Thursdays of the month from 1:00 to 3:00pm at OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center. 2701 International Lane, Madison WI 53704

Gay, Gray, and Beyond Group (In-person)
Gay, Gray, and Beyond is a casual discussion group for LGBTQ+ elders. Gay, Gray, and Beyond is not a therapy or support group. If you are in need of therapy or support services, contact OutReach's Elder Advocate, Kristi Mason, at 608-255-8582.

MEETING INFO: The second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 2:00-4:00pm at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St, Madison WI 53703.

For a complete list of OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center's Social and Support groups, visit

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