MAG is entirely operated by volunteers between the ages of 15 and 26. The activities of the association vary:
• Our building is a place of welcome, listening, and support
The volunteers are trained to ensure a welcoming environment on the weekends at our local premise situated at 106 rue de Montreuil in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris.
These weekend sessions are an opportunity for the members and visitors to meet other young gay, lesbian, bi, and trans individuals and exchange experiences in a friendly environment. This opportunity helps some to overcome the isolation that homosexuality and transsexuality can bring.
The sessions take place every Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm and every Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm.
• Friendship and leisure
A number of activities (picnics, parties, outings) and cultural events (the cinema, theater, museums, expositions) are organized for the young members of the association get together and attend LGBT-themed events.
These outings provide an opportunity for young individuals to be exposed to cultural experiences that they otherwise might not have had.
• School Interventions
Convinced of the importance of education in the fight against homophobia, MAG has organized school interventions since 2002 to educate students against homophobia and sexism.
In the space of eight years, the volunteers of MAG have given more than 500 interventions in middle and high schools, and educated more than 16,000 students. Brochures and posters are distributed to the schools, and MAG continues to develop a number of different projects. Since 2010, a partnership with a theater company has allowed access to new schools and the education of more than 500 students in a manner different than the weekly interventions of MAG. In 2012, we engaged in an initiative created by the “Mairie de Paris” and supported by the Director of the Academy of Paris that aims to educate all classes of the third arrondissement on the various forms of discrimination.
• La Magazette: A small journal
The Magazette is MAGʼs own journal that is published quarterly. Items are offered by the students who frequent the MAG.
• Participation in Public Events
MAG participates every year with floats and stands at different events:
- World AIDS Day (December 1st)
- International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17th) - Paris Gay Pride (June)
- Stands throughout they year in partnership with CRIPS Ile de France - Solidays - AIDS Solidarity Festival (June)
There are a number of other events at which MAG has a presence, such as the Equality Week organized by the region Ile-de-France, the Forum of LGBT Associations, and the march for the rights of transsexual and intersex individuals, etc...
• International Exchange
MAG organizes an exchange program with a gay and lesbian association in Berlin that allows members of MAG to go to Berlin and/or receive a student from Germany.
The members of MAG also have the opportunity to participate in seminars or courses with a European focus, that deal with LGBT themes.
Since the year 2010 MAG also participates in an international LGBT summer camp that takes place for eight days in July in Germany.