The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community .
We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10011
The Center offers dozens of cultural, recreational, political, and mental health events, activities, and services for the queer community .
The Audre Lorde Project
85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, and Transgender (LGBTST) People of Color Communities. Call for program information and schedule.
Gay Men’s Health Crisis
119 West 24th Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Ave), NY, NY 10011
Hotline: (212) 807-6655 or (800) 243-7692
GMHC provides HIV/AIDS-related services including education, print and video materials, women’s initiative, peer counseling services, support groups, financial advocacy, recreation and meal programs, legal services, and seminars.
39 W. 14th St, Suite 205 (btwn. 5th & 6th Ave.), NY, NY 10011
Identity House provides peer counseling and therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and all other adults who are struggling with issues of sexuality, alienation, relationships and family. They also sponsor groups, workshops, and other events.
Metropolitan Community Church of New York
446 West 36th Street (btwn. 9th & 10th Avenues), NY, NY 10018
Church of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community; holds worship services and Sunday school, offers counseling, holy unions, a food pantry and other services.
Michael Callen-Audre Lorde Community Health Center
356 West 18th Street (btwn. 8th & 9th Ave.), NY, NY 10011
General medical, dental, and mental health services; transgender and youth programs; STI and HIV Testing.
NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
240 West 35th Street, Suite 200 (btwn. 7th & 8th Ave), NY, NY 10001
HOTLINE (24 hour) (212) 714-1141
AVP serves lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and HIV-positive victims of violence and others affected by violence, by providing therapeutic counseling and advocacy within the criminal justice system and victim support agencies, information for self-help, referrals to practicing professionals, and other sources of assistance. Services are free and confidential.
Safe Homes Project
Safe Homes Project is a Brooklyn-based domestic violence organization that provides services to the LGBTQ community. Safe Homes Project advocates assist in making safety plans, obtaining orders of protection, legal representation, relocating or entering shelter, as well as providing referrals for needed benefits and other services. Most importantly, counselors and advocates will listen and offer unconditional support. All services are available in both English and Spanish and are free of charge.
SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders)
305 7th Ave., 16th floor (btwn. 27th & 28th St.), New York, NY 10001
Services and support for elders. Rap groups, language classes, exercise classes, and much more. The SAGE Group Services Office is located at the Center and the SAGE Drop-in and various groups are scheduled at the Center. Clinical Services are located at their main office.
Transgender Health Program
Below is a website that has MANY great selections for trans-folks, friends, family, practitioners, etc. It contains many excellent handouts:
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
(M-F 4pm-12am, Sat 12-5pm) (888) 843-4564 or (212) 989-0999
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All of our services are free and confidential. We speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more!
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth
HIV Law Project
15 Maiden Lane 18th Fl., New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 577-3001
The HIV Law Project provides free civil legal services to HIV-positive residents Manhattan and the Bronx, and homeless New Yorkers.
40 Exchange Place, 17th Fl., New York, NY 10005
Works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and helps obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, transgender identity or HIV-status. Meets at the Center, 3rd Monday of every month, 8:00PM
Lesbian & Gay Law Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
799 Broadway #340, New York, NY 10003
(212) 353-9118, (212) 459-4873
A Bar Association of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) legal community in the New York metropolitan area that provides a free, walk-in legal clinic at the Center every Tuesday at 6:00PM. For referrals to an attorney, leave a message stating the nature of the matter and your name and phone number.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10005
A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
322 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001
Fax: (212) 337-1972
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides free legal services to transgender, intersex and gender nonconforming low-income people and people of color.
124 West 60th Street #23E, New York, NY 10023
(212) 627-8612, (212) 757-2865
172 Allen Street (Btwn. Stanton & Rivington)
(212) 777-6028 www.bluestockings.com
Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
350 Lexington Avenue, Suite 401 (Corner of 40th & Lexington) New York, NY 10016
295 Madison Avenue
This site contains many job listings.
This site contains job listings for nonprofit and community organizations.
To find out more, see our list of Identity/Sexual Orientation Self-Help Guides and Books