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WESTERN NEW YORK

Pride at Work

www.prideatwork.org/about-us.html

  • We are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender labor and our allies. UNION YES!
  • Pride At Work is a nonprofit organization and an officially recognized constituency group of the   AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations.) We organize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community for social and economic justice. In addition to national Pride at Work, more than 20 Chapters organize at the state and local level around the country.
  • We seek full equality for LGBT Workers in our workplaces and unions. We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. We aim to educate the LGBT Community about the benefits of a union contract for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community.
  • We organize in the spirit of the union movement's historic motto, "An Injury to One is An Injury to All." We oppose all forms of discrimination on the job and in our unions based on sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or political views.

Evergreen Health Services

http://evergreenhs.org/

  • Founded as AIDS Community Services in 1983, the Evergreen Association historically addressed the crisis generated by HIV/AIDS and other sexually-related infections in WNY.  As many of these illnesses have responded successfully to medical therapy, the Association has developed a wide range of life-enhancing services to support the ability of our clients to lead healthy, secure and satisfying lives as members of the regional community.
  • Today, Evergreen has grown to support the entire community. Increasingly, we work with underserved and/or stigmatized individuals dealing with multiple chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes and heart disease, mental health challenges and substance abuse; as well as with a variety of sexual minorities, many whom are inadequately treated by mainstream providers.

Pride Center of WNY

http://www.pridecenterwny.org/

  • The Pride Center of Western New York, Inc. was founded in 1998 by a group of individuals and business owners concerned by challenges facing the LGBT communities in all eight counties of Western New York (WNY). The Center incorporated in 2001 and received its first funding for staff and programming from the New York State Department of Health in 2002. The first grant funded a Director, Program Coordinator, and a part-time Mental Health Counselor as well as office space. Initial Pride Center goals included; developing gay friendly referral lists for primary care, mental health and addiction services, to provide limited mental health support through individual and group work, and to develop a region - wide network of LGBT organizations. In 2008, the Pride Center joined the Evergreen Association, with partners Evergreen Health Services (formerly AIDS Community Services of WNY), Evergreen Medical Group, Community Access Services, the Pharmacy at Evergreen, Benedict House and the Evergreen Foundation. The Association provides fiscal, personnel, marketing and strategic planning to its members. Concurrently, the Pride Center moved into a 1,500 sq.ft. newly renovated space inside the Evergreen Center in downtown Buffalo, co-locating with Association partners.  In 2013, The Pride Center moved from the Evergeen Center to The Victorian right next door. This arrangement allows a comprehensive continuum of services to be provided onsite in a safe and secure physical environment.

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

http://www.gayalliance.org/

875 East Main Street, Suite 50
Rochester, NY 14618
585-244-8640

General Email: info@gayalliance

The Gay Alliance Of the Genesee Valley - The Gay Alliance is at the center of Western & Central New York's LGBT & Ally Community. With Advocacy, Education and Community programs that span the ages and interests of our community, there are always opportunities to participate. Please visit www.gayalliance.org to learn more about our activities and ways to contribute to our Community.

Gay-Friendly Christian Churches

http://www.gaychurch.org/

LGBT Professional Network (on Facebook)

  • Looking for a gay or gay-friendly attorney, Dr., handyman, financial planner, artist, or more? Have an idea and want to get feedback? Want to advertise your business to LGBTQA clients? This is the place to post!  Our goal is to spend "pink dollars" as a reward to those who support the LGBTQA community and accept us without discrimination. The LGBT Professional Networking Group is also dedicated to forming and solidifying professional relationships with other local LGBTQA individuals in the Buffalo Region.

Also, through the generous support of sponsors, we host monthly business mixers to meet and mingle with other professionals in a variety of fields.  The larger we grow this network the stronger our local Buffalo LGBTQA Community becomes.

Please note that this is a secret group, your privacy is respected and no one outside this group can see that you are a member. We will also not contact you outside of this group unless otherwise stated

The Center for Psychosexual Health (CPH)
 www.cphpsych.com

  • The Center for Psychosexual Health specializes in gender and sexuality counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families.  Utilizing the Standards of Care outlines by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), we have gained a unique appreciation for the complexity of sexuality and gender related concerns.  Whether you have already identified yourself as a member of the LBGTQ community or you have concerns regarding your sexuality we can help.

Gay & Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York (GLYS of WNY)

 www.glyswny.org

  • GLYS provides a safe and positive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (GLBTQ) youth to learn more about themselves through peer interaction and educational experiences. The organization creates opportunities for emotional growth and community awareness.
  • Geared toward gay & lesbian youth ages 14-21; Marvin H. may be good for resources

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SOUTHERN TIER

Southern Tier  – Gay Alliance

http://www.gayalliance.org

  • SafeZone: Workshops that create inclusive and safe environments in workplaces, schools, colleges and social service agencies
  • The Empty Closet  A free publication that includes LGBTA news, entertainment, columns, community calendars, and more. 
  • The Education Program & Speakers Bureau: Training and consultation services for schools, businesses, churches and service organizations that diminish stereotypes and promote dialog.
  • Library & Archives: One of the nation's only exclusively LGBTQ libraries, with a circulating collection of over 6,000 items, and an archive of LGBTA related items. 
  • The Gay Alliance Resource Directory- GARD: An on-line community tool providing local, statewide and national resources 24/7.
  • Shoulders To Stand On: A history project that captures the stories, struggles and achievements of LGBTQ pioneers.
  • Rainbow SAGE: Provides social and educational programs to enhance the lives of LGBTQ older adults. 
  • Adult Families of Trans* Youth: A support group for adults who have transgender family members under 20 years old. 
  • Families & Friends of Trans Adults: A support group for the family members and friends of transgender adults. 

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THE FINGER LAKES

THE LGBTQ CENTER OF THE FINGER LAKES

thecenterfl@gmail.com

671 S. Exchange Street
Geneva, NY 14456
315-398-2613 ext. 2126

Services and Programs
  • LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)
    Community Outreach/Education; Leadership Development & Life Skills; Recreational & Social Activities; Support.
  • LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)
    Education; Intergenerational Programs; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs.
  • Arts/Culture Programs
    Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Yoga/Meditation Classes.
  • Information/Education Services
    Business and Professional Networks; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses; Speakers Bureaus.
  • Physical Health Programs
    LGBT Friendly Referrals.
  • Anti-Violence Programs
    Literature/Materials/Resources; Techinical Assistance/Training/Support.

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NORTH COUNTRY

PrismNY

http://www.prismny.org/index.html

Canton: P.O Box 634

PrismNY is the Northern New York's LGBT Concerns Group. It is a member organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Prism meets monthly and provides LGBT people with a place to meet, communicate, and promote self-identity and awareness.

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CENTRAL NEW YORK

Cortland LGBT Resource Center
www.cortlandlgbtcenter.org

Cortland Prevention Resources
73 Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 756-8970 x 254

Representative: Leah Calzolaio
Representative Title: Project Coordinator
Representative Email: cortlandlgbtcenter@gmail.com
Work Plan Team/Committee: Cultural Competency

The mission of the Cortland LGBT Resource Center is to create a visible and empowered community through education, advocacy, resource enhancement and linkages to services for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified people.

Trainings Offered: LGBT 101
Areas of Expertise: Development of best practices for rural LGBT centers

SAGE/Upstate
www.sageupstate.org
501 James St., Syracuse
Kim Dill, Executive Director kdill@sageupstate.org
Carrie Elliott, Program Coordinator
PO Box 6271, Syracuse NY 13217
315.478.1923

SAGE/Upstate serves LGBT seniors citizens in Central New York with heath and wellness programming, support, advocacy, and educational services.

Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project
www.prideandjoyfamilies.org
www.lgbtservicesdirectory.org


Binghamton University LN 1105
PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY, 13902-6000
(607) 777-3717

Representative: Claudia E. Stallman
Representative Title: Project Director
Representative Email: cstallman@prideandjoyfamilies.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: Cultural Competency, Healthcare

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project is dedicated to helping LGBTQ people in Upstate New York achieve their goals of building and sustaining healthy families. We do this by providing support, advocacy, information, and access to community and sensitive health care and services. Our Pride and Joy network offers social and educational opportunities and a much-needed sense of community to the adults and children in more than 650 LGBTQ-led families throughout the Upstate region.

Trainings Offered: Educational programs for LGBTQ adults on parenting, family building, legal, financial, health issues for families; LGBT cultural competency trainings for professionals and university students (undergraduate and graduate) with an emphasis on same-sex couples and LGBTQ-led families

Areas of Expertise: How to welcome and provide services to LGBTQ prospective parents and families in your client base, including at Pride events. Our Directory of Services for LGBT People (www.lgbtservicesdirectory.org) is available for use by all Network organizations. It includes hundreds of welcoming providers throughout the state (with an emphasis on the Upstate region) in categories such as community resources, medical providers, therapists and counselors, adoption, sperm banks, attorneys, and faith communities.

Out For Health
www.outforhealth.org
lgbt@ppsfl.org

Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes
111 East Seneca Street Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 216-0021 ext. 134

Representative Title: Vice President for Programming & Communications Representative Email: Maureen.kelly@ppsfl.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: Transgender Issues

Out for Health provides outreach, education and information to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people, their health care providers and the community at-large about the importance of inclusive, welcoming and respectful care for LGBT people. Out for Health's parent organization, Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, is the only Planned Parenthood in New York state offering transgender health services, including hormones.

Trainings Offered: Cultural Competency, LGBT 101, LGBT Health, Safer Sex, School/GSA, Transgender 101, Creating welcoming and affirming health care environments and practices for queer people; Teacher trainings

Areas of Expertise: Offering professional development training; Foundation grant writing; Rural LGBT programming and support groups

The Q Center
www.acrhealth.org

ACR Health
627 West Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13204 (315) 701-2431

Representative: Tyler Sliker
Representative Title: Program Coordinator
Representative Email: tsliker@acrhealth.org

Work Plan Team/Committee: Transgender Issues, Youth Issues
The Q Center is a safe place for LGBT and questioning youth and their allies to gather, share, hang out, have fun and build healthy relationships with supportive adults and peers.

Trainings Offered: LGBTQ Cultural Competency, Trans* Cultural Competency Areas of Expertise: Youth Work

SAGE Upstate
www.sageupstate.org
431 East Fayette Street, Suite 050 Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 478-1923
Representative: Kim Dill
Representative Title: Executive Director Representative Email: kdill@sageupstate.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: Funding Advocacy Founding Date: 1997

SAGE Upstate is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the health and well being of LGBT and questioning people in Central New York as they age.

Trainings Offered: Aging as GLBT: What Makes a Difference
Areas of Expertise: Wellness programming for LGBT older adults.

FAIRNY- Focus on Awareness  And Information Resource of NY

http://www.fairny.org/

P. O. Box 151
Dewitt, NY 13214
315-460-6971

General Email: fairny@twcny.rr.com

We are a not for profit corporation, and we host the LGBT Booth at the New York State Fair, which is held annually in Syracuse, New York. 

We host the educational booth at the New York State Fair to provide information and resources on issues ranging from bullying of LGBT youth, discrimination facing members of the LGBT community in employment, housing and health issues, GENDA, marriage equality and protection of LGBT families.

The 2014 Booth was a great success, and we are organizing for the 2015 Fair, which will run from Thursday August 27 to Monday September 7, 2015. 

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CAPITAL REGION

The Pride Center of the Capital Region

http://www.capitalpridecenter.org/

332 Hudson Avenue
Albany, NY 1221
|518-462-6138 

General Email: info@capitalpridecenter.org

The CDGLCC offers social, health and human services, and educational programming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and their families in the Capital District of New York State. Ongoing programs include support groups for all ages, recovery groups, the Rainbow Café, movie night, Queer University, current events education and organizing, and the Capital District's annual pride celebration.

In Our Own Voices, Inc.
www.inourownvoices.org

245 Lark Street
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-4188

Representative: Gabby Santos
Representative Title: Director of LGBT Health Services
Representative Email: gsantos@inourownvoices.org

In Our Own Voices, Inc. promotes the physical, mental, spiritual, social, cultural, and economic growth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of color.
Work Plan Team/Committee: Cultural Competency, People of Color Issues, Youth Issues,
promotes the physical, mental, spiritual, social, cultural, and economic growth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of color.

Trainings Offered: LGBT Cultural Competency, HIV/STI/Hep C, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Youth Issues
Areas of Expertise: Technical Assistance and training on working with LGBT POC communities.

LGBTQ Education and Outreach Project
Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson
www.ppmhchoices.org

236 Washington St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-0041

1040 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
(518) 374-5353

Representative: Darren Cosgrove (primary), Audrie MacDuff (secondary) Representative Title: LGBTQ Program Coordinator, Community Educator Representative

Email: d.cosgrove@ppmhchoices.org, amacduff.ppmh@gmail.com

Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson’s mission is to provide quality health care, to educate individuals to make informed sexual and reproductive decisions, and to advocate for reproductive rights. The LGBTQ Project supports this work through organizing LGBTQ community education, outreach and social events. The program focuses on the LGBTQ health and advocacy with particular attention to youth issues and increasing social awareness of gender diversity.

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HUDSON VALLEY

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center

www.lgbtqcenter.org
PO Box 3994 Kingston, NY 12402
(845) 331-5300

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center provides education, outreach, advocacy and support to LGBTQ individuals, families and allies, and to the educators, health and human service providers who serve them.

Representative: Vanessa Shelmandine (primary), Katherine Fuerst (secondary) Representative Title: Project Director, Program Information & Referral Specialist Representative Email: v.shelmandine@lgbtqcenter.org, katherine@lgbtqcenter.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: Membership, Transgender Issues

Trainings Offered: Cultural Competency, LGBT 101, LGBT Health, School/GSA, Transgender
Areas of Expertise: Training and competency building

THE LGBTQ Center of the Warwick Valley

http://gaywarwick.com

11 Hamilton Avenue
Warwick, NY 10990
845-217-0738

General Email: info@gaywarwick.com

Services and Programs

  • LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)
    Community Outreach/Education; Recreational & Social Activities
  • LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)
    Social and Cultural Programs
  • Arts/Culture Programs
    Community Meeting Space; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations
  • Information/Education Services
    Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses
  • Training/Community Outreach Programs
  • Anti-Violence Programs

THE LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

http://loftgaycenter.org

White Plains, New York
252 Bryant Avenue
White Plains, NY 1060
914-948-2932

General Email: info@loftgaycenter.org

Trainings Offered: Cultural Competency, LGBT 101, Transgender 101, LGBT Aging: What Makes It Different

Areas of Expertise: Community center specific challenges

Services and Program

  • LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)
    LOFT Kids: Monthly open house and outings for LGBT families.
  • LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)
    Discussion Groups; Education; Friendly Visitor Program for Isolated Older Adults; Health and Wellness; Intergenerational Programs; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs; Senior Open House Luncheons (On-Site).
  • Arts/Culture Programs
    Art Gallery/Display Space; Book Clubs; Choral or Instrumental Groups; Community Meeting Space; Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations; Religious Services/Spiritual Counseling; Theatre/Dance Groups; Yoga/Meditation Classes; Gaymes Night, Movie Night, LOFT Benefit Bowling League, LOFT Artist Guild.
  • Legal Services
    LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals; Preparing Legal Documents; LOFT Legal Clinic: meets monthly offering a legal seminar followed by a clinic for one-on-one meeting with attorneys.
  • Information/Education Services
    Adult Education; Business and Professional Networks; Computer/Internet/Email Access; Computer/Internet/Email Training; Financial Planning/Literacy Training; In-House Library; Newspapers/Publications; Recreational Programs; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses; Speakers Bureaus; Rainbow Forum Monthly Speaker Series: Presenting speakers of interest to the LGBT community.
  • Policy/Civic Engagement Activities
    'Get Out The Vote' Drives; Mobilizing Clients to Contact Lawmakers; Online Actions to Contact Lawmakers; Organizing Group Visits with Lawmakers; Sponsoring or Hosting Candidate Debates; Voter Registration; Work closely with Empire State Pride Agenda, New York's key LGBT political organization.
  • Physical Health Programs
    Discussion or Support Groups; Health Promotion and Education; Health Screenings/Healthcare; LGBT Friendly Referrals; STD/HIV Testing.
  • Mental Health Programs
    Peer Led Services and Groups; Referral Services; Twelve Step Programs; We are providing space for a regional mental health provider to offer those services within our center..
  • Anti-Violence Programs
    Literature/Materials/Resources; Violence Hotline.

Center Lane
Westchester Jewish Community Services
www.centerlaneny.org

20 South Broadway, Suite 240 Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 423-0610

Westchester Jewish Community Services (Headquarters)
845 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 761-0600

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GREATER NEW YORK CITY AREA

LGBTQ COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER OF THE BRONX, INC.

P. O. Box 356
Bronx, NY 10463 

Main: 347-542-8291

Hotline: 347-542-8457

http://blog.bronxlgbtqcenter.org/

General Email: info@bronxlgbtqcenter.org

Services and Programs

NOTE: This organization offers programs and services in languages other than English.

  • LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)
    Community Outreach/Education; Recreational & Social Activities; Programs and services for LGBTQ youth are in development.
  • LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)
    Programs and services for LGBTQ Elders are in development
  • Arts/Culture Programs
    Programs for the arts and LGBTQ culture are in development
  • Legal Services
    Programs for legal matters are in development in cooperation with other agencies experienced in such matters
  • Information/Education Services
    Business and Professional Networks; Recreational Programs; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses; Educational and informational programs and services are in development
  • Policy/Civic Engagement Activities
    Not currently in development but hopefully we'll be offering such programs in the future
  • Training/Community Outreach Programs
    LGBTQ-friendly community outreach programs and services are currently in development
  • Physical Health Programs
    We will be partnering with other health services agencies to provide these services to the community and are actively engaging some agencies. We welcome and are open to working with all LGBTQ-friendly agencies in our service area
  • Mental Health Programs
    We will be partnering with other mental health services agencies to provide these services to the community and are actively engaging some agencies. We welcome and are open to working with all LGBTQ-friendly agencies in our service area
  • Other Programs
    We are a brand-new organization that has been in existence for only a very short period of time. We are in the process of developing all of our programs and services. We are open to working with other LGBTQ-friendly and supportive agencies to provide services to the community and welcome other agencies to contact us. We are currently in the process of raising the funds needed to open a safe operating space.

Destination Tomorrow

http://destinationtomorrow.org/

890 Garrison Ave
Suite L40
Bronx, NY 10474

General Email: info@destinationtomorrow.org

Services and Programs

  • LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)
    Community Outreach/Education; Drop-In Center; Health & Wellness Education; Housing; Leadership Development & Life Skills; Meals; Mental Health; Recreational & Social Activities; Support; Vocational.
  • LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)
    Discussion Groups; Exercise Programs; Health and Wellness; Intergenerational Programs; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs.
  • Arts/Culture Programs
    Art Gallery/Display Space; Community Meeting Space; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations; Religious Services/Spiritual Counseling; Theatre/Dance Groups.
  • Legal Services
    Immigration Processing; LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals; Preparing Legal Documents; Representing LGBT People Facing Discrimination.
  • Information/Education Services
    Adult Education; Computer/Internet/Email Access; Employment Counseling/Training; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses.
  • Policy/Civic Engagement Activities
    Organizing Group Visits with Lawmakers; Voter Registration.
  • Physical Health Programs
    Discussion or Support Groups; Domestic Abuse Counseling; Fitness Programs; Health Promotion and Education; Health Screenings/Healthcare; STD/HIV Counseling; STD/HIV Outreach and Education; STD/HIV Prevention; STD/HIV Testing; STD/HIV Treatment.
  • Mental Health Programs
    Couples Counseling; Family Counseling; Group Counseling; Individual Counseling; Peer Led Services and Groups; Referral Services.
  • Other Programs
    We provide programs and services for Bronx based LGBTQ members. Our programs range from job readiness for young adults 16-26, LGBTQ Counseling and Case Management.

BROOKLYN COMMUNITY PRIDE CENTER

http://www.lgbtbrooklyn.org/

4 Metrotech, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-889-7719

General Email: info@lgbtbrooklyn.org

Trainings Offered: Anti-Stigma Trainings, “Train the Trainer” for Many Men, Many Voices, Healthy Relationships and Seeking Safety,GBT 101, School/GSA, Class/Poverty, Allyship

Areas of Expertise: Capacity Building Assistance and Behavioral Determinant Interventions

Services and Programs

  • LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)
    Community Outreach/Education; Drop-In Center; Leadership Development & Life Skills; Recreational & Social Activities; Support.
  • LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)
    Discussion Groups; Education; Intergenerational Programs; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs.
  • Arts/Culture Programs
    Art Gallery/Display Space; Book Clubs; Community Meeting Space; Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Religious Services/Spiritual Counseling; Writing Group.
  • Legal Services
    LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals; Preparing Legal Documents; Representing LGBT People Facing Discrimination.
  • Information/Education Services
    Business and Professional Networks; Financial Planning/Literacy Training; In-House Library; Recreational Programs; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses.
  • Policy/Civic Engagement Activities
    Mobilizing Clients to Contact Lawmakers; Online Actions to Contact Lawmakers; Sponsoring or Hosting Candidate Debates; Voter Registration.
  • Physical Health Programs
    Discussion or Support Groups; Health Promotion and Education; LGBT Friendly Referrals; STD/HIV Testing.
  • Mental Health Programs
    Addiction/Recovery Counseling; Peer Led Services and Groups; Professionally Facilitated Support Groups; Twelve Step Programs.
  • Anti-Violence Programs
    Literature/Materials/Resources.

Rainbow Heights Club
www.rainbowheights.org

Heights Hill MHS, SBPC, Community Advisory Board
25 Flatbush Avenue, Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 852-2584

Representative: Christian Huygen
Representative Title: Executive Director
Representative Email: christianhuygen@rainbowheights.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: Capacity Building & Technical Assistance Founding Date: 2002

Rainbow Heights Club is a support and advocacy program for LGBT consumers who receive mental health services. They provide socialization, support, peer advocacy and a safe place to take the next step on the road to emotional recovery and wellness.

Trainings Offered: Welcoming LGBT people into recovery; Best practices with LGBT people living with serious mental illness.
Areas of Expertise: By request.

Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD)
www.gmad.org

44 Court Street, Suite 1000 Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222-6300

Representative: Vaughn Taylor-Akutagawa
Representative Title: Executive Director
Representative Email: vtaylor@gmad.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: People of Color Issues

GMAD’s mission is to empower gay men of African descent through education, outreach, health and wellness promotion and social support..

Trainings Offered: Anti-Stigma Trainings, “Train the Trainer” for Many Men, Many Voices, Healthy Relationships and Seeking Safety
Areas of Expertise: Capacity Building Assistance and Behavioral Determinant Intervention

Queens Pride House
www.queenspridehouse.org

 76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206, Suite 206
Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (718)
429-5309

Representative: Pauline Park
Representative Title: President of the Board of Directors & Acting Executive Director Representative Email: PPark@queenspridehouse.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: Cultural Competency, Transgender Issues

The mission of Queens Pride House is to serve the LGBT community of Queens by increasing access to LGBT-supportive health and social resources, heightening political awareness, building community and advocating for more comprehensive services.

Trainings Offered: Transgender & LGBT Sensitivity Training
Areas of Expertise: Diversity, Cultural Competency

The Staten Island LGBT Community Center

http://www.silgbtcenter.org/

25 Victory Blvd., 3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-808-1360

General Email: info@chasiny.org

Services and Programs

  • LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)
    Community Outreach/Education; Drop-In Center; Health & Wellness Education; Mental Health; Recreational & Social Activities; Support; Vocational; Cyber Center/Internet for Youth 3:30-8:30pm Mon.-Fri.
  • LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)
    Discussion Groups; Health and Wellness; Intergenerational Programs; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs; Cyber Center 3:30-8:30pm Mon-Fri.
  • Arts/Culture Programs
    Art Gallery/Display Space; Choral or Instrumental Groups; Community Meeting Space; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations; Theatre/Dance Groups.
  • Legal Services
    LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals; Preparing Legal Documents.
  • Information/Education Services
    Computer/Internet/Email Access; Computer/Internet/Email Training; Financial Planning/Literacy Training; In-House Library; Newspapers/Publications; Recreational Programs; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses.
  • Policy/Civic Engagement Activities
    Organizing Group Visits with Lawmakers.
  • Physical Health Programs
    Discussion or Support Groups; Domestic Abuse Counseling; Health Promotion and Education; Health Screenings/Healthcare; LGBT Friendly Referrals; STD/HIV Counseling; STD/HIV Outreach and Education; STD/HIV Prevention; STD/HIV Testing; Syringe Exchange for Transgender Clients.

    Note:
     This location operates a food pantry.
  • Mental Health Programs
    Addiction/Recovery Counseling; Couples Counseling; Family Counseling; Group Counseling; Individual Counseling; Peer Led Services and Groups; Professionally Facilitated Support Groups; Referral Services; Twelve Step Programs.
  • Anti-Violence Programs
    Literature/Materials/Resources; Techinical Assistance/Training/Support; Violence Hotline.

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NEW YORK CITY

Harlem Community Pride Center

http://www.harlempride.org/

42 Macombs Place
New York, NY 10039
347-846-0362

General Email: info@harlempride.org

Harlem Pride Provides Programming To Help Support The Needs Of The Community And Celebrate Its Accomplishments

  • Community Forums
    Forums are a place for us to address concerns that affect our community. It allows us to come together to discuss, plan and implement solutions to the many issues we face, as well as inform and educate ourselves. Topics are chosen based upon the needs and requests of our community.
  • Workshops
    Workshops build and strengthen the skills of Harlem’s SGL/LGBT to advocate for themselves and their community.
    - Entrepreneurship
    - Economic empowerment is essential to the longevity and well-being of SGL/LGBT communities. It helps solidify our collective foundation and promotes self-sufficiency.
  • ANNUAL Harlem Pride Celebrations
    Harlem Pride Day Celebration - Each year, during the last weekend in June, it serves as our greatest opportunity to disseminate information and provide services to our constituents, including referrals for health, legal and financial services, and on-the-spot testing for communicable diseases. It has also served as a ripe opportunity to welcome and educate the community-at-large about our SGL/LGBT community.
  • Community engagement
    Community building provides opportunities and spaces for Harlem’s SGL/LGBT community to connect with each other to advance a specific agenda or agendas. These are also opportunities for specific segments of our community (ie, trans*, youth, etc) to meet, communicate, and plan activities that directly address their specific needs.
  • Community Action Team
    The Harlem Pride Community Action Team is designed to give visual and vocal support as a response to hate crimes and other types of violence committed against members of the SGL/LGBT community.

THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER - NYC

http://www.gaycenter.org/

208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Main: 212-620-7310

Hotline: 212-620-7310

Helpline: 212-620-7310

General Email: info@gaycenter.org

https://www.facebook.com/lgbtcenternyc/info?tab=overview

Services and Programs

Groundbreaking social service, public policy, educational, cultural and recreational programs designed to nurture and empower LGBT people.

  • Affordable meeting space for LGBT organizations-currently
  • Mental Health and Social Services programs address public health issues by a combination of prevention, intervention, and support services. Our clients come to us with wide range pressing issues such as substance abuse, HIV-related concerns, bereavement, transgender issues, coming out matters, and various other mental health needs.
  • Gender Identity Project offers transgender people an opportunity to discover and acknowledge who they are while building community.
  • Youth Enrichment Services program is a dynamic community building program dedicated to helping young people develop self-esteem, reducing the isolation faced by many lesbian and gay teenagers, and supporting them in developing job-related skills.
  • Cultural Programs department strives to celebrate the richness, complexity, diversity of our communities while also supporting LGBT artists who might not be able to present their work through traditional, mainstream venues.

New York Association of Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)

http://www.nyagra.com/

Manhattan: 24 W. 25th St., 9th Floor

(212) 675-3288

NYAGRA advocates for freedom of gender identity and expression for all.

Audre Lorde Project
www.alp.org
147 West 24th York, NY 10011
(212) 463-0342

85 S Oxford Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(718) 596-0342

Representative: Cara Page
Representative Title: Executive Director
Representative Email: cpage@alp.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: Cultural Competency, People of Color Issues 

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non- Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, ALP works for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

Trainings Offered: LGBT Health, Safer Sex, Interpreter Training Areas of Expertise: By request

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
www.callen-lorde.org
356 West 18th Street
New York,NY 10011
(212) 271-7200

Representative: Michael McFadden
Representative Title: Director, Funded Programs
Representative Email: mmcfadden@callen-lorde.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: Membership

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services primarily to New York's LGBT communities -- in all their diversity -- regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness and advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health issues.

Trainings Offered: Cultural Competency, LGBT 101, LGBT Health, Safer Sex, School/GSA, Transgender 101
Areas of Expertise: Outreach and Education, Transgender Health Services, HIV/AIDS Prevention/Care

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
www.srlp.org

147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10011
(212) 337-8550

Representative: Daniel McGee
Representative Title: Director of Finance and Development
Representative Email: Daniel@srlp.org
Work Plan Team/Committee: Capacity Building & Technical Assistance

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

Trainings Offered: Transgender 101, Intersections of racial and economic justice with transgender rights, Other trans-specific trainings (re-entry, criminalization, immigration, etc.) Areas of Expertise: Transgender cultural competency trainings; Technical assistance on transgender legal issues.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)
www.transgenderlegal.org

151 West 19th Street, Suite 1103
 New York, NY 10011
(646) 862-9396

Representative: Michael Silverman
Representative Title: Executive Director
Representative Email: msilverman@transgenderlegal.org Work Plan Team/Committee: Transgender Issues
TLDEF is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community

Areas of Expertise: Trans specific; By request

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LONG ISLAND

LONG ISLAND GLBT COMMUNITY CENTERS

The Center at Woodbury
20 Crossways Park Dr. N.
Suite 110
Woodbury, NY 11797

Main: 631-665-2300

Main: 516-323-0011

Hotline: 631-665-2300

Helpline: 631-665-2300

Satellite Address-The Center at Bay Shore

34 Park Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706-7309 

Satellite Address-The Hamptons GLBT Center

Old Whaler's Church
44 Union Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Services and Programs

NOTE: This organization offers programs and services in languages other than English.

  • LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)
    Community Outreach/Education; Drop-In Center; Health & Wellness Education; Mental Health; Recreational & Social Activities; Support.
  • LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)
    Discussion Groups; Exercise Programs; Health and Wellness; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs.
  • Arts/Culture Programs
    Art Gallery/Display Space; Community Meeting Space; Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Long Island Pride, Living Out Newspaper.
  • Legal Service
    LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals.
  • Information/Education Services
    Business and Professional Networks; Computer/Internet/Email Access; Computer/Internet/Email Training; Employment Counseling/Training; Financial Planning/Literacy Training; In-House Library; Newspapers/Publications; Recreational Programs; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses.
  • Policy/Civic Engagement Activities
    'Get Out The Vote' Drives; Organizing Group Visits with Lawmakers; Health Insurance Enrollment in the New York State Marketplace.
  • Physical Health Programs
    Discussion or Support Groups; Domestic Abuse Counseling; Health Promotion and Education; Health Screenings/Healthcare; Nutrition Programs; STD/HIV Counseling; STD/HIV Outreach and Education; STD/HIV Prevention; STD/HIV Testing; STD/HIV Treatment.
  • Mental Health Programs
    Couples Counseling; Group Counseling; Individual Counseling; Peer Led Services and Groups; Referral Services; Twelve Step Programs.
  • Anti-Violence Programs
    Literature/Materials/Resources; Violence Hotline.

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