Resources

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama
In an effort to provide handy resources to the LGBT community in Alabama, ALGBTICAL seeks to create an ongoing list of various events, activities, services, and programs relevant to the needs, concerns and interests of LGBT people throughout the state.  ALGBTICAL invites its’ members and friends to contribute announcements and other information related to clubs, organizations, and support groups, and any activity that would be of interest to the LGBT community. www.algbtical.org.

Equality Alabama
Equality Alabama works on state and local levels to secure, protect, and defend the rights and welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in Alabama. We provide information to the community about important issues and connect individuals to useful resources in their area. http://www.equalityal.org

Birmingham Aids Outreach
The mission of BAO is to enhance the quality of life for people living with HIV / AIDS, at-risk, affected individuals, and the LGBTQ community through outreach, age-appropriate prevention education, and supportive services. http://www.birminghamaidsoutreach.org/

Identity Alaska
Identity is a statewide LGBT organization founded in 1977 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation and based in Anchorage, Alaska. Identity envisions a world where all people are free to express and be proud of their gender identity and sexual orientation. Identity’s mission is to advance Alaska’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community through advocacy, education and connectivity. http://identityalaska.org

The Pride Foundation
Pride Foundation is the only LGBTQ community foundation in Alaska. Building on the first Alaskan grant awarded in the 1990s to support the first annual Pride Conference in Anchorage, Pride Foundation has been growing support for local Alaskan organizations and scholars thanks to donors and volunteers.

As a donor-supported community foundation and a catalyst for change, we support transformative philanthropy, programs, and individuals in the Northwest that help people find joy and strength in who they are and where they are—in urban, rural, and remote communities. www.pridefoundation.org

Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce provides an inclusive business environment by fostering growth, visibility, outreach and professional development opportunities within our LGBT and allied communities. As the oldest, longest standing, LGBT Chamber of Commerce in the nation, GPGLCC boasts one of the nation’s few local business equality indices. http://phoenixgaychamber.org/

The Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) – Arizona Chapter
GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students. We face a pervasive problem with a set of new challenges. 8 out of 10 LGBT students are still harassed at school each year because of who they are. We are working to change that.  www.glsen.org

One.N.Ten
One.N.Ten is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. We provide youth with tools to improve self-esteem and self-acceptance. Our mission is to serve LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 14-24. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices. http://onenten.org

San Francisco

SF LGBT Center
The mission of the SF LGBT Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. When visitors arrive at the Center, they find free services like career counseling, job fairs, computer lab, social activities, mentorships, youth meals, daycare, various workshops and much more. Here they can connect with other LGBT people and organize to secure our equal rights. The Center is truly the heart, home and hands of the San Francisco LGBT community. www.sfcenter.org

Spectrum LGBT Center
Spectrum is dedicated to engaging, empowering and advocating for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. We envision a Marin community where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people are welcomed, affirmed, supported and advocated for by all community members.  A community where it takes no special act of courage to live openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person. www.spectrumlgbtcenter.org

Los Angeles

Equality California
Equality California is a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization with offices in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Sacramento and the Bay Area. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of LGBT Californians by working to achieve and maintain full and lasting equality, acceptance and social justice for LGBT communities in California and elsewhere. Their efforts include working towards advancements of LGBT Californians’ health and well-being through direct healthcare service advocacy and education. Equality California also sponsors legislation to achieve equality and legal protections for the LGBT community. Equality California works in partnership with California’s LGBT Legislative Caucus — monitoring thousands of bills and leading California’s efforts to defeat legislation that harms the California LGBT community and their family members. www.eqca.org

The Los Angeles LGBT Center
The LA LGBT Center works to build a world where LGBT people can thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. They are the largest provider of programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The organization is focused mainly on four key areas: health, social services and housing, culture and education, and leadership/advocacy. www.lalgbtcenter.org

San Diego

San Diego Community Center
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity. www.thecentersd.org

One Colorado
One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. We effectively advocate for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ health and human services. We also work to change the hearts and minds of everyday Coloradans on LGBTQ issues. Through our public education efforts where we tell the stories of the barriers LGBTQ Coloradans face every day, we have started to change public opinion about LGBTQ families in Colorado. www.one-colorado.org

The Center Advancing LGBT Colorado
The Center opened in 1976 and over the years has grown to become the largest community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado’s LGBT community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. Today, we are focused on fulfilling our mission – To engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of Colorado by ensuring that every member of the LGBT community has access to the programs and resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. http://glbtcolorado.org

Four Corners Alliance for Diversity
Through outreach initiatives, educational programs, and social events, Four Corners Alliance for Diversity serves community members, from youth to seniors. The organization’s collaborative grassroots efforts provide both support and advocacy to campaigns that strive to affect positive change.  In addition, Four Corners Alliance for Diversity’s community relations commitment works to give back to other local organizations, both those groups who offer much-needed support services to the LGBT community, as well as organizations that address broader issues and concerns of importance to the community-at-large. http://4callianceofdiversity.org

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective
The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective empowers individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education and advocacy. The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective currently provides medical services, dental services, support groups, and health education tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, but serves clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages and ethnicities. The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is especially proud of its services to people living with HIV/AIDS. We touch the lives of thousands of people every year. www.hglhc.com

Coming Out – Women
Contact: 202.797.3580 | e-mail 
Offered two-three times a year; Donations accepted.
10-week confidential discussion group for women exploring their interest in other women. Registration is required.

Coming Out of Marriage – Women
Contact: 202.797.3580 | e-mail
 Confidential support group for women who are, or have been, married to men and may be contemplating or are in relationships with women. Registration is required.

DC Bi Women
DCBiWomen is a social and support group for bisexual and bi-curious women in the DC metro area including northern VA and MD. Our goal is to create an accepting, encouraging environment for bisexual women regardless of the gender of their partner or what they are looking for, meet other cool bi women, and affirm the existence of the bi-identity. All women are welcome, regardless of relationship status or orientation. www.dcbiwomen.org

D.C. Bi and Lesbian Married Women
This group usually meets on a monthly basis, to socialize and share our experiences as married Bi women and Lesbians in a supportive environment. Please note: DCBLMW is not a swingers’ group or a group for couples looking to meet Bi women. All DCBLMW events are women-only unless otherwise noted. Website: http://www.dcblmw.org/; E-mail dcblmw@yahoo.com

DC Center Aging
Center Aging is a program of the DC Center made up of a broad spectrum of volunteers. Our mission is to provide support and advocacy for the aging LGBT populations of the DC metropolitan area and those who provide services to them. The mission is accomplished through identification of needs and concerns, and provision or facilitation of education and training. For more information call the center or e-mail centeraging@thedccenter.org.

Gay/Bi Men Working Through Experiences of Assault: This group will run the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, with the first group session scheduled on August 9th from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. This group will have a focus on working through the trauma of surviving a physical or sexual assault. Psycho-education about the deep impact that an assault can have on an individual’s life and coping mechanisms will be discussed, and new strategies for coping with physical and emotional reactions to participants’ assaults will be introduced. Feeling safe in the world and making sense of each individual trauma will also be a primary focus. Group members will evaluate the reality of emotions, behaviors and actions through various therapeutic activities aimed at increasing resilience and strength. The group will run for 10 sessions. samantha@thedccenter.org

GAYS AND LESBIANS OPPOSING VIOLENCE (GLOV) HOTLINE
A 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, LGBTQ Violence Response Hotline in collaboration with HIPS (Helping Individual People Survive) for LGBTQ individuals who are victims of violent crime, such as intimate partner violence, domestic abuse, bias or hate motivated violence, immigrant violence, police misconduct, sexual assault or hook-up/pick-up violence. Call 202-888-7222.

Human Rights Campaign
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. www.hrc.org

LAYC Foster Care Program Information Session
Monthly Meeting (2nd Wednesday each month, 6:00pm-7:30pm)
Whether you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, know someone who is or are just plain curious about foster care, this information session is right for you! Sessions are FREE, open to the public, delivered in both English and Spanish and conveniently located less than two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro station (the exact location will be given to those who pre-register). While no commitment to fostering is required, we do ask that folks pre-register so that we can properly prepare for the event (i.e. arrange for light refreshments and child care). For more information or to register for an upcoming information session, contact Vanessa León at (202) 413-7457 or vanessal@layc-dc.org. In the case that you can’t make it to a scheduled information session, give us a call anyways and we’d be happy to set up another time to provide you with more information!

Making Our Way
Contact: Lisa Zimmerman | 202.745.6185 
Thursday: 5:30 – 6:45 pm
 A psychotherapy group for lesbians and bisexual women struggling with depression and anxiety disorders. This group requires a three-month commitment. An initial screening appointment is necessary for admission.

OWLS of the Greater Capitol Area – Lesbians 35 and over
The OWLS is a community of women, ages 35 and over, who enjoy engaging in social, educational, recreational and service activities. We offer our members community building opportunities through exceptional events, lively discussions, monthly dinners, hikes, game nights, live theater, as well as holiday celebrations and so much more! If you are looking for a community of welcoming supportive women then this is the organization for you. Feel free to contact us at Info@metroowls.org with any questions or check out our web site http://www.metroowls.org/. We serve the Maryland, Virginia, DC, DE, Pennsylvania areas.

PFLAG of Metro DC
www.pflagdc.org Offers support groups and counseling for friends and families of GLBT residents.

Rainbow Families DC
Rainbow Families DC supports and connects LGBT parents and prospective parents by providing educational programs, social events, and discussion forums for LGBT parents and prospective parents in the DC Metropolitan area. Phone: (202) 747-0407
Website: http://www.rainbowfamiliesdc.org/

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League – SMYAL
The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) is the only Washington, DC metro area service organization solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. SMYAL’s mission is to promote and support self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTQ youth as they journey from adolescence into adulthood. Phone: 202/546-5940 | Web: www.smyal.org

Starting Over – Women
Contact: 202.797.3580 | e-mail
 Offered two-three times a year. Donations accepted. NEW 10-WEEK GROUP BEGINS OCT. 30! 
Ten-week confidential discussion group for women whose long-term relationship with a woman has ended. Group focus is on healing and moving forward in life. Registration is required.

The TAG – The Alliance Group
The LGBT Support Association at the University of the District of Columbia. TAG wants to show they are fully engaged in the community, and welcome the community to the campus, which continues to grow. All the activities are open to the public and the times and locations of events vary. If you need more information or have additional questions please contact Jay Morrow at jmorrow@udc.edu or 202.425.5379.

Trans Lives
Contact: Thomas Coughlin | 202.939.7698
 Wednesday: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
 Ongoing psychotherapy group designed to provide a safe environment for transgender persons to explore bio/psycho/social issues. An initial screening appointment is necessary for admission.

Trans Spectrum
Contact: Jane Gould | 202.797.3526 
Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm 
Ongoing psychotherapy group that involves psychosocial and education for genderqueers aged 18-25 who are experiencing some conflict/ambiguity around gender identity and sexual orientation. An initial screening appointment is necessary for admission.

Woman to Woman: A Support Group for HIV Positive Women Who Love Women
Are you ready to break the ice and isolation? Are you ready to build a community with women who are just like you? Join us at WOMAN to WOMAN: A Support Group for H.I.V. Positive Women Who Love Women at The Women’s Collecive Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at The Women’s Collective, 1331 Rhode Island Avenue N.E. Washington, D.C. 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Women in their Twenties
A social discussion group for lesbian, bisexual, transgendered & all women interested in women. They meet at 8:00 P.M. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at the offices of the DC Center, a community center for GLBT in Washington DC. Womenintheir20s.org.

Metro Health, Wellness & Community- Tampa Bay
With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, the centers provide premier comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services and free HIV testing.We strive to promote a healthy environment for all and to foster diversity within the community as a whole, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or economic status. www.metrotampabay.org

LGBT/JAX
LGBT / JAX is a regional community information hub and directory of local LGBT and LGBT Welcoming professionals, businesses and organizations from Ocala, Florida through Jacksonville to Southeast Georgia. http://lgbtjax.org

The Hub
The Hub at the LGBT Visitor Center in Miami Beach, at 1130 Washington Avenue, opens its door with Pride to thousands of tourists from around the globe each year. Situated in the historic Old City Hall building, we’re literally at the epicenter of LGBTQ activity in South Beach. Steps to Ocean Drive and the Beach, a few blocks from famed Lincoln Rd and right in the middle of bars, restaurants, shops and hotels.Our vibrant LGBTQ community helps make Miami and the beaches one of the top LGBTQ destinations in the world!  The Hub at the LGBT Visitor Center provides a place for you to feel welcomed and at home. A place of community, information and resources. We offer weekly support groups including Meth Anonymous and a Bereavement Support Group, Yoga and Dance classes, Educational Workshops, Panel Discussions and an array of Social Events. www.gogaymiami.com

The Center- Orlando
To promote and empower the GLBT Community and its allies through information, education, advocacy and support. We look to transform our community by inspiring and connecting people and organizations, promoting acceptance and inclusion, empowering them to achieve their potential. www.thecenterorlando.org

The Phillip Rush Center Atlanta
The Phillip Rush Center Atlanta is named for noted community advocate and philanthropist Phillip Rush in honor of his long-standing commitment to bring diverse people and organizations together in an effort to foster partnerships and understanding. With initial funding from the Lloyd Russell Foundation, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Fund and a host of individual donors, the Phillip Rush Center houses office space, meeting and training rooms to be used by organizations whose mission or activities advance LGBT rights and understanding. https://www.rushcenteratl.org/

The Triangle Connection
A social organization providing a safe environment for gays and lesbians to find their way into the gay community. Monthly meetings usually feature guest speakers. The organization’s aim is to foster a friendship environment outside of the bar scene. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Meets are held at the Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise. You can contact Alan at 208.336.7830 or e-mail: avirta2@yahoo.com for more info. https://tccidaho.org/social-stuff//

The Community Center Inc.
The Community Center (TCC) is committed to uniting the LGBTQA community through educational and developmental programs. As well as, providing resources for individuals new and old to the LGBTQA community for education and find much needed support. Founded in December 1983, The Community Center is the only facility in Idaho exclusively devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied population. The Community Center (TCC) provides a safe and welcoming location for group meetings and social activities for youth groups, LBGT support groups, women’s and transgender groups. http://tccidaho.org

Legal Voice
Working for Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People, Legal Voice has long been a leader in the region and the nation in the fight for equality for all women. To further that mission, we bring lawsuits and work to pass legislation opposing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We have worked on all fronts to put an end to discriminatory employment practices, family laws that fail to recognize and protect “non-traditional” families, and other forms of discrimination against LGBT people. http://legalvoice.org/focus/lgbt/

Trans Kentucky
TransKentucky is a support, social, and resource group serving Lexington and the state of Kentucky as a whole. It is the mission of this group to provide a safe place for transgender individuals and people who feel they do not fit into the standard gender norms to express their true selves. Within the group, such individuals can socialize with others without fear of judgment and/or ridicule. While the group is not therapeutic in nature, there are many resources and individuals that can provide help with advice and insights from their own unique experiences. Family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend meetings to gain understanding and be supportive of their loved ones. We also welcome supportive community members who have an interest in issues arising due to gender presentation, identity, and variance. http://www.transkentucky.com/site/resources/

Pride Community Services Organization
The Pride Community Services Organization works to improve the lives of people in the sexual minority and gender expansive community of Central and Eastern Kentucky by enhancing visibility, empowering community members, and educating the public about issues impacting said community. http://www.glso.org/site/

Company Q
Company Q is a unique performance/ social justice theatre troupe for young people focusing on queer issues based out of the GLSO in Lexington, KY. https://www.facebook.com/companyqlexington

Equality Maine
Equality Maine works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine through political action, community organizing, education, and collaboration. We envision the day when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of Maine people and in all areas of the law. www.equalitymaine.org

LGBTQ Massachusetts Vacations
Pristine beaches, cosmopolitan cities, hip art colonies. This is your place to plan the ultimate getaway. From the rolling hills of the Berkshires in Western Mass all the way to Provincetown, the “best gay resort town”, and also the number one destination for same sex weddings in America. In between, you’ll find Northampton, the hippest small town imaginable; the dizzying arts and culture and night life of Boston; and last but not least, the eclectic, postcard-perfect communities of the Cape and Islands. Off the beaten path, you’ll find hiking and biking to your heart’s content, small town charm and big city culture, and a collection of wonderful historic sites unrivalled by anywhere else in the country. Let’s go! http://www.massvacation.com/lgbtq/

Massachusetts Equality Organization
MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We do this by partnering across issues, identities and communities to build a broad, inclusive and politically powerful movement that changes hearts and minds and achieves policy and electoral victories. http://www.massequality.org

The Fenway Institute National LGBT Health and Education Center
National LGBT Health and Education Center The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

Unity Mississippi
Unity Mississippi is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and awareness purposes, more specifically: The purpose of Unity Mississippi is to establish and promote unity among the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) and Heterosexual communities by serving as the catalyst for statewide education, interaction, entertainment, community growth, visibility and awareness. Unity Mississippi is dedicated to promoting tolerance and acceptance of sexual minorities, increasing public awareness of minority-related concerns, health-related concerns (specifically HIV/AIDS and substance abuse), and bridging the gap between the heterosexual and GLBT communities in the State of Mississippi. http://unityms.org

Western Montana Community Center
The Western Montana Community Center is an open affirming environment for peoples of all sexual orientations and gender identity expressions. We empower our community through education, advocacy, and collaborative networking. We strive to be Western Montana’s voice for the LGBTIQ community and allies. www.gaymontana.org

The Western Montana Gay and Lesbian Community Center
The WMGLCC supports the work of all community members to create & sustain a healthy community in Western Montana. The WMGLCC strives to provide opportunities for both formal and informal interaction among members of the GLBTI community of Montana; offer safe and accessible facilities for educational, social and other community events; serve as a resource to provide information for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex members and visitors to Missoula and Western Montana; and support education, advocate for social justice and facilitate communication within the whole community of Western Montana. www.westernstatescenter.org

Equality New Mexico
Equality New Mexico aims to be a trusted partner, and to uplift the voices and leadership of our community in creating a reality of equity, full access, and sustainable wellness for LGBTQ New Mexicans. We believe that we are more than just our LGBTQ identities, and that the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ New Mexicans is crucial to creating a stronger, more balanced world. This belief compels us to challenge structural and individual barriers that limit our self-determination and ability to thrive. http://eqnm.org

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
TGRCNM is dedicated to serving the transgender communities in the state of New Mexico and strives to exist as a clearing house for resources which can support, assist, educate, and advocate for the transgender and gender non-conforming population of this state and their families and loved ones. We provide social, educational, emotional, and functional support for all facets of transgender living and promote mutual understanding, acceptance, and equality to achieve a more positive and healthy society. www.tgrcnm.com

Albuquerque Pride
Since 1976, Albuquerque Pride has worked at presenting a positive image of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) community. Albuquerque Pride provides a safe space to network, come out and explore what the New Mexico LGBTIQ community is all about. Our mission is to strengthen and affirm the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer/questioning community by offering education, outreach and advocacy through production of quality events. http://abqpride.com

The Center
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a community-based organization, supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada. www.thecenterlv.org

Our Center- Reno
The purpose of Our Center is for charitable and educational purposes, including, but not limited to, the support, education and advocacy of the LGBTQA community in Northern Nevada, including its members, allies, and those confronted with sexual orientation and gender identity issues. In addition, we seek to promote awareness and acceptance, provide a safe and accepting environment for members of the community and their allies, and advocate for equality of all individuals. www.ourcenterreno.org

The LGBT Network- Long Island

The LGBT Network is an association of non-profit organizations working to serve the LGBT community of Long Island and Queens throughout the lifespan: Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Long Island LGBT Community Center (The Center), Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders – Long Island (SAGE-LI), and the Queens LGBT Community Center (Q Center).

LIGALY is the original organization of The Network as it was founded in 1993 and is nationally known for its work with LGBT youth in the areas of education, advocacy, youth leadership and development and support. The Center and SAGE-LI along with the Network was founded in 2005 to unite these non-profits to help more LGBT people across the lifespan and create a cost efficient way of serving the Long Island LGBT Community. www.lgbtnetwork.org

The Center- Manhattan
The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBT communities of NYC health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, wellness, parenthood and family support services. https://gaycenter.org

Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center
The Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center strives to serve people with marginalized genders and sexualities by offering support, building community, and educating members of the Syracuse University community. We encourage thoughtful exploration of gender and sexuality, as well as the complex intersections of our multiple identities. The LGBT RC encourages community members to seek to understand the ways that privilege and oppression manifest in our society, to commit to ending oppression in our communities, and to actively engage in struggles to achieve liberation. www.lgbt.syr.edu

LGBT Center of Raleigh
To strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina. www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com

LGBT Center of Durham
The LGBT Center of Durham is committed to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people in and around Durham through programming, resources, and networks of support; by acting as a hub for Durham’s LGBTQ+ community; by sharing and affirming all LGBTQ+ lived experiences; and by educating our neighbors in order to enhance understanding of and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ issues. www.lgbtcenterofdurham.org

TIME OUT YOUTH
Time Out Youth’s mission is to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth by offering vital programs, fostering unconditional acceptance, and creating safe spaces for self-expression through leadership, community support and advocacy. www.timeoutyouth.org

Dykes on Bikes
Dykes on Bikes supports philanthropic endeavors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and women’s communities and beyond, and reaches out to empower a community of diverse women through rides, charity events, Pride events and education www.dykesonbikesportland.com

Q Center
Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. Q Center offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy. In addition to our programmatic offerings, Q Center 5,000 sq/ft facility is also a safe and friendly place to spend an afternoon. With our monthly art exhibits, extensive library collection, Resource Wall, and free WiFi access, there’s always something to see and learn here at Q Center. www.pdxqcenter.org

In Other Words
In Other Words is a non-profit, volunteer-run, feminist community center in Portland (and the inspiration behind Portlandia‘s “Women and Women First” feminist bookstore). In Other Words strives to inspire and cultivate feminist communities, nurturing social justice. The storefront serves as a bookstore, lending library and venue for feminist events. The center is open noon-7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. http://inotherwords.org/

SMYRC
SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more. With the goals of increasing academic success and access to jobs, reducing poverty and school drop-out, SMYRC honors, empowers, and supports LGBTQ youth to be their best selves and become leaders in their communities. Questions? Contact us at smyrcinfo@newavenues.org or 503.872.9664.

William Way LGBT Community Center
The William Way Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming. www.waygay40.org

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh
The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh (GLCC) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, their families and supporters in Western Pennsylvania with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBT communities and the community at large. The GLCC will work toward these goals through education, social support, networking, and advocacy. www.glccpgh.org

Healthy Minds Philly
Website that provides health information and resources for the LGBTQIA community in Philadelphia. www.healthymindsphilly.org

Rhode Island Women’s Association
RIWA is a non-profit supportive social, recreational, and educational network serving lesbian women of Rhode Island, southeast Massachusetts, and Connecticut. www.riwa.net

Gay and Lesbian Hotline
The mission of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender helpline of Rhode Island is to provide resources to the community and to provide information that will enrich, enlighten and educate the public. Whether you need a referral to a business or a professional, or you need to talk about “coming out” or any other issue of concern, the Helpline has resources for you. We provide information and referrals on a wide range of issues including social/support groups, health care, legal services, businesses, recreation, safe sex and more. http://www.glbthotline.org

GLBT Travel Club of New England
We take pride in supporting and partnering with the GLBT Community by the development of a “members only” travel club. The GLBT Travel Club of New England hopes to continually exceed your expectations by offering gay friendly travel groups and destinations, fair and affordable pricing, and hassle free vacations. We look forward to serving the travel needs and desires of this diverse community! http://www.danceacrosstheseas.com/GLBT_TRAVEL.html

Alliance for Full Acceptance
AFFA is a social justice organization achieving equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. We’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons and straight allies uniting to eliminate prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. We have over 1600 donor/members and friends of AFFA and are headquartered in Charleston, SC. http://affa-sc.org/

South Carolina Black Pride
The mission of the South Carolina Black Pride (SCBP), Inc. is to unify and celebrate the diversity, creativity, and beauty of the South Carolina Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) communities and our supporters, in order to empower and promote the human rights of all families and communities. http://www.southcarolinablackpride.com/

We Are Family
We Are Family provides direct support, leadership development opportunities, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex (LGBTQQI), and straight ally youth ages 0-25. We Are Family’s vision is that LGBTQQI and straight ally youth feel empowered to find their places in the world, in their families, and in their communities. http://www.waf.org/

North Texas Gay and Lesbian Alliance
At GALA we are committed to celebrating diversity and enhancing equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and transgender North Texans in our schools, workplaces and communities. We support individuals through various initiatives. Whether it is in our community, or one much farther away from home, we know that all in need deserve our help and support. www.galanorthtexas.org

Pride Center San Antonio
The mission of The Center – Pride Center San Antonio is to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy. The Center will respect the diversity of its members while promoting the well-being of the overall community through advocacy, education, and outreach. http://pridecentersa.org

The Montrose Center
The Montrose Center empowers our community, primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives. We envision a healthier society marked by permanent, positive changes in attitudes and behaviors toward the LGBT communities, and the ability of all LGBT individuals to realize their fullest potential. Our team of state-licensed clinicians, masters-level therapists, skilled educators, support staff and dedicated volunteers work together to create healthier futures for our community. Because LGBT persons face numerous health disparities compared to the general population, the Center has embraced an integrated care model with one-stop access to behavioral health and support services, adult primary care and psychiatry, and free wellness programs that empower individuals to proactively participate in their own care. As the cultural hub of Houston’s LGBT community, the Center is “home” to dozens of LGBT-affirming social and civic organizations, and offers affordable rental space for meetings and events. www.montrosecenter.org

Equality Utah
With a vision of a fair and just Utah, Unity Utah was founded in 2001 by a group of visionary members of the Utah lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community. Unity Utah’s initial goal was to increase the number of fair-minded elected officials holding office. In an effort to better support its mission of securing equal rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Utahns and their families. www.equalityutah.org

Utah Pride Center
Utah Pride unites, empowers and celebrates Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community by providing a safe and welcoming space for education, partnerships, services and events which advance our collective health, wellness and success. www.utahpridecenter.org

Pride Center of Vermont
Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is the New England’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters. The Pride Center’s programs and services strive to meet the distinct socio-economic, health, and safety needs of our LGBT community. Our drop-in resource center, community meeting spaces, 3000-volume lending library, David Bohnett Cyber Center, and social events are all helping to build community and create increased access to information and resources for all our members. PCVT also houses the Vermont Queer Archives to preserve LGBT! VT’s unique history. www.pridecentervt.org

Lesbian Resource Center
The Lesbian Resource Center is the oldest organization of its kind in King County and encompasses over 40 years of support and services for the lesbian community. Its mission statement reads, “We are a community-based organization committed to advancing the status of lesbians by combating oppression and by promoting empowerment, visibility and social change.” These goals have been accomplished by holding various events throughout the area as well as stressing the importance of education to its members. www.lrc.net

Gay City Health Project
The Gay City Health Project was founded by community activists in 1995 and is committed to promoting healthcare and other resources within the gay community. As the leader in HIV and STI testing in King County, it takes pride in providing various resources and services that range from fortifying the physical and mental health of individuals to providing spiritual support.www.gaycity.org

Seattle PFLAG – Parents, Lesbians and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
PFLAG is an organization that stands to keep families tight by fostering respect amongst all members and by encouraging them to embrace diversity. Comprised of all facets of the extended and immediate family, PFLAG tries to empower children and their family and friends, whether straight or gay, by stressing the importance of education and responsibility. The organization’s ultimate goal is to keep families together. PFLAG is a non-profit organization completely staffed by volunteers who are there to make a difference and change the community for the better. A wide range of counseling services are offered to promote family unity and awareness. www.seattle-pflag.org

Fairness West Virginia
Fairness West Virginia’s mission is to ensure LGBT people can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community in the Mountain State. www.fairnesswv.org

Wyoming Equality Wyoming Equality seeks to enhance the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the Equality State by providing: Education, Information, Activities, Support, a Networking System, and an Advocacy System for people impacted by gender and sexual orientation issues. http://wyomingequality.org