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Upcoming Meeting Dates

First and Third (1-3 pm)
Trans Youth Group (3:30 – 5 pm)

 6/3, 6/17

First & Third

These groups are recommended for ages 12 to 20, but all adolescents/young people are welcome. If you wish to bring a supportive friend or ally, they’re welcome too! For more information, contact Daniel Fernandez at (609)683-5155 x234.


Trans Youth Group

An educational and social support group for transgender, non-conforming, fluid, genderqueer, and non-binary folk. This group is recommended for ages twelve through twenty, but all adolescents/young people are welcome. If you wish to bring a supportive friend, they are welcome too!

For more information, contact Daniel Fernandez (dfernandez@hitops.org 609.683.5155 x234)

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Information about First & Third

We believe that all young people have the right to be safe, affirmed, and supported. First & Third is HiTops’ educational and social support group for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies.

First & Third offers:

•A safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to meet, socialize, and learn;
•Educational activities regarding healthy relationships, gender and sexuality, STI/HIV prevention;
•Leadership training for GSA clubs;
•Adult and college student guest speakers who serve as role models and mentors for LGBTQ+ youth;
•Training for LGBTQ+ youth who want to become effective speakers and group facilitators for HiTops educational programs in the community.

First & Third discussion topics and events include:

•Feeling good about being LGBTQ+
•Navigating health care
•The Internet: What’s safe?
•Being an Ally
•Negotiation and communication skills
•STIs, HIV, and safer sex
•LGBTQ+ history
•LGBTQ+ youth of color
•Healthy Relationships
•Twice Blessed: Religion and Being LGBTQ+
•Coming out – how we identify ourselves
•LGBTQ+-Friendly colleges
•Gender Identity and Gender Expression
•LGBTQ+ June BBQ
•Starting a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) / Activities for GSA Meetings
•Planning Community Events (Princeton Idol, NJ GSA Forum, etc.)

First & Third encourages youth to get to know one another, socialize, and have fun, and welcomes all youth to our meetings. Please join us! 

First & Third is offered free-of-charge but donations are always welcome. If you are interested in supporting First & Third or other HiTops programs, please contact Development & Marketing at 609-683-5155 ext. 216.


“First & Third helps you stand up for yourself. A year ago, I couldn’t have said anything about being gay, but now I see people I care about dealing with the same stuff. It makes me proud to be gay.”

First & Third Youth

“We’re the community of tomorrow. How we are treated now, our experiences now, who we’re able to become will affect the world of tomorrow. Even though we’re young and gay, we’re people just like you.”

Anonymous Youth