Resources

 

COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT

 

American Veterans for Equal Rights

LGBTQ group that supports LGBTQ veterans with resources to look for careers, PTSD resources/counseling, and support groups with fellow LGBTQ vets. Contact: 718.849.5665

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Audrey Lorde Project

Community-based project that brings together multiple different LGBTQ communities to mobilize LGBTQ issues and create educated resources on LGBTQ issues. Contact: 212.463.0342; 718.596.0342

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Brooklyn Pride

Brooklyn-based LGBTQ organization that organizes events, rallies, accepts volunteer work and supports other LGBTQ organizations. Contact: 718.928.3320; info@brooklynpride.org

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COLAGE

A young adult-oriented LGBTQ community that is based around support and organization groups for young LGBTQ individuals and couples to meet and help each other. Website also provides resources to assist LGBTQ individuals, such as memoirs, biographies, and books on LGBTQ individuals/issues. Contact: Kaley@colage.org

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Dance Together NYC

Dance club that teaches couples the proper moves of dancing and shows off all different kinds of dance types. Has classes and teachers specifically tailored to teach any kind of dances to LGBTQ individuals. Contact: 877.864.3353

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Dignity New York

To help LGBTQ groups coincide with the teachings of the bible and to further help bring together Christianity and LGBTQ groups/individuals. Provides Christian services that they encourage LGBTQ groups to attend, and also provide social programs, and marches. Contact: 646.418.7039; info@dignityny.org

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Family Equality Council

To further support and advocate for LGBTQ families in NYC and around the United States, and to assist LGBTQ families in keeping their family healthy. Organizes events, rallies, provides resources & mental health for families and council. Contact: 646.880.3005

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Gay Asian and Pacific Islander men of New York (GAPIMNY)

LGBTQ support group that aims at promoting and assisting LGBTQ individuals of an Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Has numerous programs and events for the Eastern Asian/ Pacific Islander LGBTQ members.

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Gayfest NYC

 LGBTQ theater group that hosts shows that are directed/written/acted by LGBTQ individuals throughout New York City, with plays that range from being comedies to focusing on serious issues in NYC. Contact: 212.868.5570

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GLAAD

Organization that works with media outlets to ensure fair and accurate representation of the LGBTQ community

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Lavender Light: The Black and People of All Colors Lesbian and Gay Gospel Choir

To bring members, specifically with a focus on black members, of the LGBTQ community together to join in gospel and prayer. The group is a full LGBTQ gospel that also hosts concerts and services to the LGBTQ community. Contact: 212.714.7072; Lavenderlight855@gmail.com

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LGBT CENTER

LGBT Center provides events, art festivals, health & wellness programs, and entertainment for the LGBTQ community. They also provide parenthood and family support services for people in the LGBTQ community. Contact: 212.620.7310

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PFLAG NYC

PFLAG is the United States' first and largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are LGBTQ. Contact: 646.240.4288; info@pflagnyc.org

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Pride Center of Staten Island

Staten Island-based LGBTQ community center. Organizes events, activities, educational workshops and volunteering opportunities to support the LGBTQ community. Also offers counseling and HIV/AIDS prevention services. Contact: 718.808.1360

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Sage

SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBTQ older people and their caregivers. Contact: 212.741.2247

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The Stonewall Chorale

First LGBTQ choir in New York City. Appears in three concerts every year around the city and also performs at rallies and LGBTQ events, with open auditions for choir spots. Contact: info@stonewallchorale.org

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Stonewall Community Development Corporation

Activist organization that seeks to help LGBTQ individuals with their housing needs across New York City and also seek to make sure that LGBTQ housing is nearby to adequate health needs to the LGBTQ community. Contact: 347.541.9407; info@stonewallcdc.org

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The Door

LGBTQ group that seeks to empower LGBTQ youths by giving them resources and community/ resource assistance to be successful in school and beyond. Contact: 212.941.9090; info@door.org

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World Pride Stonewall NYC 2019

The online portal for New York Pride and WorldPride 2019, which New York is also hosting. Contact: 212.807.7433

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HEALTH

 

Ackerman Institute For the Family

Provides gender affirming training, support and research to support LGBTQ inclusivity in families and communities. Contact: 212.879.4900; ackerman@ackerman.org

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Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

To provide healthcare-related services and healthcare-related advocacy to the LGBTQ community. Along with organizing events to promote LGBTQ healthcare abroad, the community center also provides health care, dental care, HIV-AIDS-related care, and mental health care. Contact: 212.271.7200; 718.215.1800

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GLBT Project

Queens-based LGBTQ organization that primarily helps with health-related issues within the LGBTQ community. Assist LGBTQ members with domestic abuse, mental illness, and homelessness. Contact: 917.328.6399; community@theglbtproject.org

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Hetrick-Martin Institute

An LGBTQ support-oriented organization aimed more at educating and supporting LGBTQ youth, allowing them to accept who they are. Provides family services, counseling, housing services for homeless LGBTQ youth, and job readiness programs. Contact: 212.674.2400

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Identity House

LGBTQ group that specializes in helping LGBTQ individuals with gender identification, family, and relationships. Offers mental health and group counseling. Also offers walk-in peer counseling and referrals to other mental health specialists. Contact: 212.243.8181

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National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

LGBTQ organization that provides mental health resources to the LGBTQ community, provides funding to LGBTQ organizations providing mental health to LGBTQ citizens, and also provides mental health references and council on their own to LGBTQ people. Contact: nqttcn@gmail.com

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Q Clinic

A clinical organization associated with Columbia University in New York City that offers free primary care services in the city, especially for LGBT individuals who don’t have insurance or are homeless. Contact: 347.565.5042; qclinic@columbia.edu

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Trevor Project

Suicide hotline for LGBTQ individuals (particularly young individuals) contemplating suicide. Also offers suicide prevention resources and assistance. Hotline: 866.488.7386

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LAW

 

ASTRAEA Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Organization focused on investing, supporting, and advocating for LGBTQ groups and individuals. Also hosts events supporting LGBTQ cases and also provides resources, stories, and cases supporting LGBTQ individuals. Contact: 212.529.8021; info@astraeafoundation.org

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GLAD (Gay, Lesbian Legal Advocates & Defenders) 

To provide advocacy for LGBTQ persons but also to provide legal council for LGBTQ individuals/families and also fights for LGBTQ legal cases. Conatct: 617.426.1350; gladlaw@glad.org

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Out and Equal; New York City Metro

Group that supports, advocates and rallies for the rights of LGBTQ individuals in the workplace in New York City. Also provide networking opportunities for businesses that do support LGBTQ rights. 415.694.6500. Concommunities@outandequal.org

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Lambda Legal

One of the largest LGBTQ activist organizations that advocates for LGBTQ rights and rights for HIV/AIDS infected LGBTQ individuals. Work for the advocacy of LGBTQ individuals through not just rallies but through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Contact: 212.809.8585

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Legal Services NYC LGBTQ/HIV Advocacy

Advocacy/legal organization that represents LGBTQ individuals and HIV/AIDS affected LGBTQ individuals. Offers legal counsel, legal advice, and representation. Contact: 917.661.4500

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Stonewall Democrats of NYC

LGBTQ democratic organization in NYC that advocates for legislation that ensures LGBTQ fairness in New York City and New York State. Organization actively supports candidates and bills that help advance LGBTQ rights. Contact: StonewallDemocraticClubNYC@gmail.com

 

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