The Teens Like Us Program's (TLU) main goal is to provide support and education for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth ages 13-18. Founded over 20 years ago, TLU provides a safe place for youth to meet with their peers. The group also serves youth questioning their sexuality as well as youth from LGBT- headed families. 


TLU meets Tuesdays from 5pm-7pm and organizes periodic social activities. All activities are designed to promote healthy, self-respecting lifestyles. Group topics include HIV/AIDS prevention, self-esteem building and leadership skills development. TLU members can also receive individual counseling and case management from Briarpatch staff. 

 "TLU is a great place to be unapologetically queer and angry at oppression, while also remaining incredibly safe, inclusive, and respectful space"


 2014 Impact

  • Served 114 LGBTQ youth during 48 group sessions and special events

For more information contact Robin Sereno, Associate Program Director, at 608.245.2550 x1101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.