These places offer education and support to those individuals and families in the LGBTQIA+ community. Sorted by area of the metro. It may be good to check a couple of different areas, to find the closest location(s) to you. For rural area resources, click here.
Second Saturday of each month 10-11:30 am. Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN This is a donation-based peer-run support group for LGBTQIA families with little ones ages 0-3ish, as well as expectant and trying families looking to build community! Check out upcoming events and topics on facebook
The Queer Birth Project offers childbirth education and a support group for LGBTQ families, as well as no-cost referrals to queer and culturally aware birth professionals.The Queer Birth Project is a collection of LGBTQ-identified birth and postpartum professionals who work together to support LGBTQ families during family building and early parenting.For more information or for provider referrals contact us here, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect with others in the LGBTQ community who've lost someone due to death, in a supportive group environment, facilitated by a grief counselor. First Saturday of every month, 2-4 pm. No cost, no RSVP, this is an open drop-in group. Allina Health Home & Comm Services, 1055 Westgate Dr., Ste 100. For more information, contact Aaron Beaudry,612-262-7362 orAaron.Beaudry@Allina.com
North/Northwest Suburbs (Plymouth, more coming soon!)
Maybe Baby - Path to Parenthood is a 4 week interactive free workshop, designed for LGBTQIA folks who are considering parenthood and are interested in all our options for family building. During the four weeks we will cover a wide range of topics, including adoption, conception through insemination, surrogacy, foster care options, financial and legal issues, finding community and relationship readiness.Despite this workshop being completely free, each attendee needs to register through eventbrite so we can be prepared for everyone who will be joining us. This class is co-hosted by local Marriage and Family Therapist, Trisha Falvey, MA, LMFT and local midwife, Janine Stiles, CPM of Mandala Midwifery Care. Space is limited.
South/Southwest Suburbs (Edina, Shakopee, more coming soon!)
East/Northeast Suburbs (Roseville, White Bear Lake, more coming soon!)
The goal of this group is to keep informed of events around town, ask for and give helpful and thoughtful pregnancy/baby/parenting/kid advice, and to have an online community for all of us lesbian mamas or mamas to be.
Online space for Queer-identified parents, grandparents, and caregivers; also parents of queer identified children; a welcoming place to network, seek referrals, share about upcoming events, advocate, and build and strengthen our neighborhoods and overall community.