nAGLY Celebrates 20 Years of GLBTQ Youth Support

SALEM, Mass. — On September 27, at 7-11 p.m., the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, nAGLY, will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary as an organization that supports the GLBTQ youth of the North Shore.

nAGLY’s Gala and Fundraising event, hosted by Fast Freddy, will showcase entertainment, a silent auction, fun and inspiration all from the Historic Hawthorne Hotel’s Grand Ballroom at 18 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970.

To assist nAGLY, you can participate this year in one of its following events:

  • September 5th, 7 p.m. by attending a Film Screening of “For the Bible Tells me so” (a documentary film directed by Daniel G. Karslake about homosexuality and its perceived conflict with religion, as well as various interpretations of what the Bible says about same-sex sexuality). This is a free event. To RSVP visit:
  • September 20th; 6:30 p.m. by attending a Dinner with Bishop Gene Robinson, at Finz Restaurant, in Salem. Robinson is widely known for being the first priest in a blessed and openly gay relationship to be ordained a bishop in a major Christian denomination. This event is Proudly Sponsored by Balboni Communications Group, LLC Artist Management/Public Relations/BCG Records/BIBN. President/CEO Fred Balboni Peabody, Massachusetts. To RSVP and for tickets visit:
  • September 27th; 7 p.m.; by attending the Gala and Fundraising events to be held at Hawthorne Hotel Grand Ballroom, Salem. Hosted by Fast Freddy and Music by DJ Mark Anthony with special guests and performances, also there an honoring of nAGLY’s founders will take place. The night will be filled with food, a silent auction, entertainment, awards, etc. To RSVP and buy tickets visit:

Over a third (37.8%) of students has experienced physical harassment at school on the basis of their gender expression. Nearly one-fifth (17.6%) of students had been physically assaulted because of their sexual orientation and over one tenth (11.8) because of their gender expression.

It makes a difference to have a place to ask your questions. It matters when you need to discuss coming out. It is critical to have a place to talk when you are dating. nAGLY offers all of this to GLBTQ youth in the region.

Donating to nAGLY will help strengthen the organization’s mission and programs. To become a sponsor, or donate to nAGLY’s event/s or programs visit: Donations are tax deductible. Please visit nAGLY’s website, for more information, at, or its Facebook page at
nAGLY was founded in December 1992 to provide a safe place on the North Shore for LGBTQ teens. nAGLY is part of a state wide effort to assist our young people in being healthy and safe and to grow to their fullest potential. 

nAGLY is a 503c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to create, sustain and advocate for programs, policies, and services for the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender youth community, particularly including the establishment of regular support meetings, and to defend and enhance the human and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

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