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"


 2018 Impact

  • Served 48 LGBTQ youth during 47 weekly group sessions 
  • Pride Prom was held in the spring and had 450 attendees
  • TLU youth also participated in the annual Pride Parade and a Homoween celebration

For more information contact the Group Facilitator 608.245.2550.