What are Friendship Circles?

Friendship Circles are support groups that meet weekly. Friendship Circles are grouped by age and/or sexuality and gender identity. 

For LGBTQ+ Youth & Young Adults

For LGBTQ+ Youth & Young Adults

LGBTQ+ Folx ages 12-25


Blue Sky

Blue sky thinking refers to brainstorming with no limits. Through writing, THE BLUE SKY introduces individuals to a different way of expressing themselves and ways to find their voice.


Love Louder Art Series

Through this art series, we hope to enrich the lives of participants by allowing them to explore the creative arts and experience a variety of cultural events in order to enhance their personal expression and experiences.

For Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Folx

For Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Folx



BECOMING is an ongoing program to strengthen understanding and dialogue between gender variant persons and their family members, allies, and community. 

For Parents

For Parents of LGBTQ+ Folx



For parents and loved ones of LGBT individuals, a place where parents come to feel connected and supported by other parents, and leave feeling hope for their LGBT child's future, and theirs.


Lunch with Lisa

LUNCH WITH LISA is an opportunity for parents of LGBTQ+ children to gather to share sorrows & successes. Parents bring their own lunches and meet together to eat and to talk. 

For the Community

For the Whole Community


Beyond: A Night of Music

A night of music in which all members of the community are welcome to come sing, play/bring instruments, laugh, and jam together.



ELEVATE is a speaking series in which Encircle invites successful, thriving, inspirational LGBTQ+ individuals with diverse backgrounds and life journeys from the community to come and share their story.


Rainbow Mutual

Rainbow Mutual is an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ youth, siblings, and allies to come together for a fun monthly event ranging from game nights to petting zoos to talent shows.



SERVE is a service based program designed to foster connection between youth, their families, and the community at large.


Tools to Thrive

TOOLS TO THRIVE is a discussion-based program meant to facilitate growth and discovery in an intimate setting where community members can talk openly about the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people and their families and friends and share tools they’ve used to overcome these challenges.



See you soon!

Programs vary by location. Check out what’s happening at your local Encircle home.