LGBTQ Resource Guide

Below you will find a listing of LGBTQ Organizations for various services and programs:


Multi-Service

The LGBT Community Center

Founded 1983. Leading multi-service nonprofit operates more than 30 programs, including cultural, recreational, advocacy, youth, recovery, mental health services. More than 300 groups and all Center programs/services meet here. Call or visit for monthly calendar of events.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Our mission is to provide a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as being a hub of information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn. Through promotion of the empowerment, development, and general welfare of the LGBT community with emphasis on gender, racial, and ethnic parity, we are committed to affecting positive change within our Borough, and the community at large.

The Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Community Organizing Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color Communities. Office Hours are Tuesday thru Thursday 1pm-7pm


Homelessness

Ali Forney Center

The Ali Forney Center provides emergency housing and transitional housing options for homeless LGBTQ youth. They are the only LGBT homeless shelter to operate a 24 hour drop in center.

Streetwork Project

The Streetwork Project provides drop-in centers for LGBTQ homeless youth where they are provided services that includes: daily care (meals, clothing), counseling, legal help, and much more.

Housing Works, Inc.

Intake, assessment. housing, healthcare, support, case management, job training, advocacy for homeless or at risk people with AIDS/HIV.

Bailey House, INC

Housing/services for people with AIDS, Technical Assistance Program, community resources.


Health & HIV/AIDS Services

BOOM! Health

BOOM! Health, that now delivers a full range of prevention, syringe access, health coordination, behavioral health, housing, legal, advocacy and wellness services to over 8,000 of the hardest to reach communities in the Bronx, New York.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. GMHC’s mission is to fight to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Primary/preventive care, chronic disease management, HIV/AIDS treatment, STD testing/treatment, HIV rapid antibody testing, lesbian/transgender/senior health, adolescent/young adult health care (HOTT).

AIDS Service Center NYC

HIV/AIDS Services, support, counseling, peer education, housing, and entitlements assistance.


Social Justice / Advocacy

GLAAD

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT equality. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to positive change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

American Civil Liberties Union – LGBT / HIV

Advocates for LGBT issues and issues affecting those with HIV/AIDS.

FIERCE!

A membership-based organization building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC. We develop politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving ourselves and our communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media. We are dedicated to cultivating the next generation of social justice movement leaders who are dedicated to ending all forms of oppression.

Peter Cicchino Youth Project – Urban Justice Center

Founded in 1994, PCYP is an innovative legal services project focusing on the civil legal needs of the thousands of homeless and street-involved lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) young people in New York City. Free legal services for LGBT young people; drop in clinics at Ali Forney, Streetwork Project, and Hetrick Martin Institute.

Empire State Pride Agenda

LGBT civil rights and advocacy organization.


People of Color

GAPIMNY

Founded in 1990, the Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) is an all-volunteer, membership-based organization whose goal is to empower gay, bisexual, queer and questioning Asian and Pacific Islander (API) men and transgender folks through a range of social, educational, peer-support, cultural, and political activities. We work in coalition with other community organizations to help educate the API ethnic and LGBTQ communities on issues of race, sexuality, gender, and health.

Gay Men of African Descent

Education, social support, advocacy, health, wellness promotion, support, discussion groups, drop in center, HIV prevention, outreach. Capacity-building assistance.

South Asian Lesbian & Gay Association of New York City (SALGA)

A social, political and support group for LGBT people who trace their descent from countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet as well as people of South Asian descent from countries such as Guyana, Trinidad and Kenya.


Elders

GRIOT Circle Senior Program

Gathering of Elders, intergenerational/ culturally diverse community based organization responsive to lives of older LGBT persons of all colors. Social events, education, support, recreation, fitness program.

Queens Center for Gay Seniors

Serving LGBT Seniors and friends in the communities of Queens and the five boroughs.

SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders)

The country’s oldest and largest organization devoted to improving the lives of LGBT elders.


Youth

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network [GLSEN]

The leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, we envision a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Hetrick-Martin Institute (Home of the Harvey Milk School)

Oldest and largest multi-service non-profit agency for LGBTQ youth.

The Door – A Center for Alternatives

The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.

GLOBE of Make the Road New York

Promotes community acceptance/ understanding of LGBTQ issues through outreach, organizing.

Bi Writers Association

Promotes bi authors, bi books, bisexual writing, and bi themed art in America. Holds annual book award ceremonies.


Spirituality

The Church of the Village

A progressive Methodist church in the East Village that is very inclusive of the LGBTQ community.

Metropolitan Community Church of New York – Sylvia’s Place

A crisis shelter and drop-in services for LGBTQ runaway and homeless youth aged 16-24; Rev. Pat’s Finishing School for the Transgender community-offering community-building and skills training to persons of trans experience.

Jewish Queer Youth

A social/support group made up of frum / formerly frum* gay, lesbian, bi, and trans Jews ages 17-30. (*Frum includes: modern orthodox, yeshivish, chasidish and traditional-conservative)

Queer Dharma

An open community of meditation practitioners led by and for LGBTQIA [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual] people.


Outreach

The Trevor Project

The leading organization in providing LGBTQ youth with crisis intervention and suicide prevention services.

Streetwise and Safe

Streetwise and Safe (SAS) aims to educate LGBTQ youth of color about their rights when on the streets to help youth avoid altercations with police that escalate badly due to their gender identity, involvement with sex work, or race/ethnicity.

Project Reach

Project Reach is a youth and adult collaboration; a multiracial, multi-gender, grass-roots, anti-discrimination, youth organizing center with a clear mission and commitment to challenging the destruction among, of, and between New York City’s disparate youth communities. Project Reach provides workshops and trainings, teacher and staff development, technical assistance, and a train-the-trainer series for young people and adults.

Brooklyn Pride, Inc.

Organizes the annual Brooklyn Pride event and works year round to promote pride in Brooklyn neighborhoods.

God’s Love We Deliver

Free nutritious meals delivered to adults/children living with HIV/AIDS, other serious illnesses, in NYC and Hudson County NJ.


To get a service, program or organization listed on this resource page please email Communications / LGBT Liaison John Blasco at jblasco@council.nyc.gov with the title, a brief description, and website link.

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