Resources by State

Below are a list of resources that support the LGBTQ+ community. These resources cover everything from legal assistance to mental health.

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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
  • Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO) – provide wellness and medical care for the LGBTQ community in a safe, welcoming and affirming environment. MCWC offers primary care, counseling, and massage therapy.
  • Birmingham PFLAG – advocates full equality and civil rights for all people. Our monthly peer-to-peer support group meetings help families in crisis to dispel myths and stereotypes about sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Free2be – uniting Alabama to end violence through safe schools, safe families, & safe communities!
  • ACLU of Alabama – we work in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend the individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Alaska

Arizona

  • Southern Arizona Gender Alliance Tucson – A non-profit organization that supports and advocates for southern Arizona’s community of trans identities: transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, masculine of center, feminine of center, non-binary, two-spirit, butch, femme, gender fluid, intersex, and ALL who are gender fabulous.
  • Coalición de Derechos Humanos – A grassroots organization that promotes the human and civil rights of all migrants regardless of their immigration status.
  • Mariposas Sin Fronteras – A Tucson, AZ based group that seeks to end the systemic violence and abuse of LGBTQ people held in prison and immigration detention. We envision a society that no longer finds solutions in the system of immigration detention or the prison industrial complex. As we work toward that goal, we support LGBTQ people currently detained in Eloy and Florence, AZ through visits, letters, bond support, advocacy, and housing upon freedom from detention.

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition – Their mission is to advance equality, justice and inclusiveness for transgender and gender non-conforming Arkansans through a statewide trans-led organization. Ultimately, improving the lives of all transgender & gender non-binary Arkansans. Site also includes a list of Arkansas LGBTQI organizations.
  • GetEQUAL – GetEQUAL’s ‘Rural Out the South’ project supports LGBTQ leaders of color in the U.S. South through cultivating communities of care and grassroots mobilizations; foster collaboration among rural organizers through strategic direct-action campaigns; and develop a cohort of queer and trans leaders of color living in the rural South who can share best practices for organizing, specific to their rural QTPOC experiences.

California
  • The Brown Boi Project – Brown Boi Project works to build leadership, economic self sufficiency, and health of young masculine of center women, trans men, and queer/straight men of color―pipelining them into the social justice movement.
  • National Queer Trans Therapists of Color Network – The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a space for queer, gender non-conforming and trans therapists of color to build, resource, and support one another as clinicians and healers. NQTTCN provides a network of support for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC) seeking transformative mental health resources rooted in social justice and liberation.
  • El/La Para TransLatinas – This organization works to build a world where translatinas feel they deserve to protect, love, and develop themselves.
  • Center for Third World Organizing (Also in New York) – A racial justice organization dedicated to building a social justice movement led by people of color.
  • API Equality – API Equality is committed to working in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in California and nationally for equal marriage rights, fair treatment and overall acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy – HIP works to strengthen movement-building and leadership at the intersection of LGBT rights and racial justice in Latino communities and Latin America.
  • LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC) – San Francisco/Bay Area grassroots, volunteer-led group providing support, networking, leadership development, and community building opportunities for LGBTQs of color in Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling.
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network – a healing justice organization that works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color.
  • Gaylesta – work to promote awareness of the special skills our members have to offer the LGBTQ communities and the general public. We do this through an online referral service through which our members can market their practices, as well as through community outreach; advertising; and public speaking.

Colorado

  • One Colorado – As stated on their site, “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans come in all races, and One Colorado is committed to reflecting this diversity as we work to create a fair and just Colorado for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, economic class, or race.”

Connecticut

  • QPOC Affinity – QPOC Affinity seeks to provide safe spaces for queer people of color to hang out, enjoy each other’s excellence, learn from one another, and collectively build community. It is a work in progress that aims first to bring QPOC folk together within the Yale community and the greater New Haven area.
  • Lgbtq+ Youth Kickback – A youth-led, weekly inclusive space for queer, trans & gender nonconforming youth and advocates in Greater New Haven.
  • CT Papers Project – A Go Fund Me account created to help many members of CT’s trans community who are frantically trying to get their papers in order(birth certificate, social security cards, passports, marriage certificates, and so on)to reflect their correct name and gender as fast as they can

Florida
  • QLatinx – QLatinx seeks to center and empower the most marginalized members of our community, establish affirming and supportivehealing spaces, build a strong and united community, and work towards a society free of fear, violence, and hate. This group was created in response to the PULSE nightclub shootings in Orlando.

Georgia
  • SPARK! – SPARK’s mission is to build new leadership, change culture, and advance knowledge in Georgia and the South to ensure individuals and communities have resources and power to make sustainable and liberatory decisions about our bodies, gender, sexualities, and lives.
  • Southerners On New Ground (SONG) – Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South.

Hawaii


Idaho

  • TCC Idaho – 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.

Illinois

Indiana

  • Indiana Pride of Color – celebrate the diversity within the LBGT community through a series of events that educate, embrace, and empower the Black LGBT experience.

Iowa

  • POCQAT – A safe space for queer POC in Iowa.


Kansas

  • Camp Magazine – Kansas City’s voice for LGBT and allied communities. The monthly magazine brings you news, editorials, letters, and community resources.
  • Louisiana Trans Advocates – Their mission is to strengthen and support trans and allied communities across the state through social support, education, empowerment and advocacy. We work to advance the core human rights of self-determination and expression for all trans, gender non-conforming and gender variant people.
  • Equality Louisiana – EL advocates for policy and legislative change to achieve full legal and lived equality for all LGBT people and to create a more fair and just Louisiana.

Maine

  • Maine Transgender Network – Supporting and empowering trans people to create a world where they can thrive.
  • Bridge Alliance – strives to support, educate and promote advocacy of you LGBTA community in Northern and Eastern Maine by hosting social activities.
  • Downeast GLSEN – works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.
  • DownEast Pride Alliance (DEPA) – DEPA networking events have been free and open to the local LGBT business community & its allies. We meet in Portland, Maine
    regularly for casual cocktails & conversation.
  • Maine Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Out As I Want to Be – supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people, under the age of 22, and their allies in rural Maine.
  • Rainbow Business & Professional Association – promotes networking within the LGBTQIA business community.
  • Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE Maine) – improving quality of life for older GLBT adults living in Maine through advocacy, education, and social support.
  • Trans Youth Equality Foundation – provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families.

Massachusetts

  • Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Hispanic and Latin@ LGBTQ community.
  • Keshet – Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet cultivates the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community.
  • New England Professional Queer WoMen of Color (PQWOC) – This organization began as social group in November 2012 for queer women of color living in New England who were interested in meeting with other sisters to share laughs, tell stories and support one another.

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Shades of Yellow (SOY) – SOY is the first and only Hmong Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) nonprofit organization in the world that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander (HAPI) LGBTQ and allies.

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Rainbow Center – fosters a unified community that is both accepting and affirming of all the many diverse cultures that make up Mississippi.
  • LGBT Mississippi Calendar – calendar of activities for the LGBT community in the entire state of Mississippi.

Montana

  • Gender Expansion Project – promotes gender inclusive education and awareness surrounding transgender, transsexual, intersex and gender diverse people through evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public and private policy and respect in transgender health and wellbeing.
  • Western Montana Community Center -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.
  • Trans Lifeline – dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
  • Pride STL – fosters an understanding of and equality for the LGBT community in the general population by raising awareness through educational programs and events ultimately leading up to the annual PrideFest in St. Louis.


Nebraska

  • QPoC Nebraska – Facebook community providing links and information to local and national queer POC organizations, news, and events.
  • Nebraskans For Equality – Facebook community aligned with racial justice groups spreading positive and important info daily.

Nevada

  • Las Vegas Pride – educates the community by invoking, promoting, and celebrating lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender pride.
  • Nevada Gay Rodeo Association – an all-volunteer, non-profit social organization dedicated to preserving the western lifestyle and producing gay rodeos with a commitment to raise funds for charitable organizations within our community.
  • Las Vegas Prime Timers – provides an atmosphere for mature men and their admirers to come together for friendship, support and to enjoy social, educational and recreational activities.
  • Las Vegas Gay Athletics, Arts & Activities – creates new programming that inspires interest, promotes interaction and increases involvement through communication, cooperation and friendly competition; intended to meet the social, physical, mental and spiritual needs of our community.
  • Las Vegas Gay Softball League – a permanently organized, not-for-profit slow-pitch softball league dedicated to the promotion of amateur athletics for all persons in an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of negative attitudes based on differences in sexual orientation, race, age, creed, religion or national origin, or sexual orientation, a special emphasis shall be placed on the participation of members of the Gay and Lesbian community.
  • Las Vegas Tennis Club – a non-profit tennis club promoting a greater awareness of the gay and lesbian community in the greater Las Vegas Valley.
  • The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada – 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.
  • HOPES – support the LGBTQ community by providing culturally competent healthcare, social services, and community outreach and education. Together, we can create a strong, cohesive LGBTQ network that connects people, solves problems, and builds a healthier Reno community.
  • Aid for AIDS of Nevada – provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada.
  • Golden Rainbow – provides housing & direct financial assistance to men, women & childern living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
  • Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) Las Vegas – promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • 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.

New York

  • FIERCE! – FIERCE is an LGBTQ youth of color-led organization. They build the leadership, political consciousness, and organizing skills of LGBTQ youth. In New York City, they organize local grassroots campaigns to fight police harassment and violence and increased access to safe public space for LGBTQ youth.
  • Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) – In 1986, Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) was conceptualized in New York City, a result of the vision of founder, The Reverend Charles Angel who, together with a few of his closest friends, embarked on a mission to empower black gay men.
  • Princess Janae Place – A housing facility for people of Trans experience. Providing shelter, mental health, medical, legal, job placement, and general support services. As they transition from homeless to independent living.
  • Trans Women of Color Collective – Their mission is to uplift the narratives, lived experiences and leadership of trans and gender non-conforming people of color, our families and comrades as we build towards collective liberation for all oppressed people.

North Carolina

  • Queer People of Color Collective – QPOCC is committed to intergenerational community building and promoting conversations across the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Campaign for Southern Equality – The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and works across the South to promote full LGBT equality.
  • Southern Vision Alliance – SVA supports leadership development and base-building work for social, racial, and environmental justice, along with gender equity, LGBTQ rights, and education justice in the US South

North Dakota

  • Dakota OutRight – serves the LGBTQIA community of central and western North Dakota by increasing visibility, providing resources and information, advocating for equality, and creating safe spaces for connection, support, and celebration.

Ohio

Oklahoma

  • Oklahomans for Equality – seeks equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and families through advocacy, education, programs, alliances, and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. Serving LGBT Oklahomans and their allies since 1980, Oklahomans for Equality is home to a diverse, vibrant, and engaged community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, knowledgeable staff, and dedicated volunteers.

Oregon

  • Basic Rights Oregon – Basic Rights Oregon’s Racial Justice and Alliance Building program has three main goals: Centralize the experiences and leadership of LGBTQ people of color. Take action as an organizational ally to do racial justice work. Educate Basic Rights Oregon’s base on the intersection(s) of LGBTQ equality and racial justice issues.
  • Sankofa Collective Northwest – A home for Portland’s Black LGBTQ community. Their mission is to bring together our communities so that people living at the intersections of these important identities are free to be their full selves.
  • Portland Two Spirit Society – A social group for LGBTQI Indigenous and Native American/Alaska Natives and their families and allies to come together and share, connect, reclaim and restore culture, community and the traditional roles of Two Spirit people.

Pennsylvania
  • Trans Masculine Advocacy Network – A grassroots organization that dedicates itself to uplift people of color along the trans-masculine spectrum.
  • Elements – Their vision is to continue to build a group of empowered LGBTQ womyn of color who break the silence, become more consciously engaged in one another’s herstory and foster connections in order to become a network of resources and support.

Rhode Island

  • TGI Network of RI – serves the needs of the transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education.
  • Youth Pride RI – an affirming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning young people to build community, develop connections and be themselves.
  • The Rhode Island LGBT Center – serves as Rhode Island’s only LGBTQ community center, and provide operational support for LGBTQ organizations without offices. By providing a common space for diverse LGBTQ organizations, and social and educational opportunities, The Center will serve as a “hub” for community gatherings.
  • Gay Gull – your #1 source for the most comprehensive list of LGBTQ Rhode Island Resources.


South Carolina

  • South Carolina Equality – established in 2002 as a statewide non-partisan coalition of local and state social, religious and political GLBT organizations and allies with a mission to secure civil and human rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Carolinians.
  • We Are Family – provides direct support, leadership development opportunities, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex (LGBTQQI), and straight ally youth up to the age of 25.
  • Upstate Pride SC – only one of many organizations that serve people of various gender expressions and sexual identities in the Upstate of South Carolina.

South Dakota

  • The Center for Equality – leading LGBT focused non-profit organization that provided services, support and advocated for the LGBT community of Sioux Falls and surrounding areas.
  • Equality SD – statewide advocacy organization developed by people across South Dakota who are dedicated to achieving equality for all people with respect to their sexual orientation and gender identity.


Tennessee

Texas

  • Allgo – Allgo works to create and sustain queer people of color activists, groups, organizations, and allies through artistic expression, promoting wellness, and grassroots organizing.
  • Black Transmen – Their mission is to ensure that all transgender men and SLGBTQI individuals are acknowledged, provided equal access and protection under the law to contribute to a productive society. They accomplish this mission of equality, advocacy and empowerment for our greater social community, through education.

Utah

  • Equality Utah – working for a fair and just Utah!
  • Utah Pride Center – 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.
  • Affirmation — LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends – supports LGBTQ/SSA Mormons and their families, friends and Church leaders in seeking to live healthy and productive lives consistent with their faith or heritage. We provide a loving, inclusive community for all LGBTQ/SSA people, and those who love them, regardless of how they identify in their sexual orientation, gender identity, or faith.
  • Encircle: LGBT+ Family & Youth Resource Center – stands as a beacon of hope where LGBT+ individuals can find understanding, information, and support within their families and communities.
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah – a Utah-based, grassroots organization of licensed mental-health professionals and students-in-training. We share a collaborative commitment to make affirmative culturally competent therapy available for anyone.


Vermont

  • Homo Promo – Queer events in Brattleboro.
  • Outright Vermont – a queer youth advocacy, education, and youth space based out of Burlington, VT. We work lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ or queer) youth (ages 13-22).
  • Pride Center of Vermont – dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters.

Virginia

  • Equality Virginia – statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians (LGBT).
  • Diversity Richmond – envisions a community where LGBTQ+ citizens are treated with respect and dignity, and their unique gifts are championed and celebrated, thereby strengthening our community.
  • LGBT Life Center – a trusted leader that empowers the LGBTQ communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy.
  • Hampton Roads Pride – unites the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equality of all people.
  • Charlottesville Pride Community Network – creates a vibrant, visible, and inclusive LGBTQ community presence in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the surrounding region that promotes equality through events, education, outreach, and advocacy.
  • SoulForce – National organization working to stop religion-based bigotry against GLBT people.
  • Sojourners United Church of Christ – An “Open and Affirming Church” which in the United Church of Christ means that it is a congregation that has declared itself to be welcoming and affirming of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons in the full life and ministry of the church.
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church (USA)– Westminster affirms and accepts each person as created by God with unique qualities, talents, and diverse interests and abilities as well as cultural heritage, color, circumstances, and sexual orientation.
  • The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) – SARA recognizes that sexual violence occurs in the LGBTQ Community. SARA offers safety, support, and resources for survivors, their families, and friends.
  • Virginia Anti-Violence Project – A statewide organization working to address all forms of violence impacting LGBTQ communities, including hate violence, domestic and sexual violence, racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism and all other forms of discrimination. Our work is done through promoting respectful and equitable relationships, community accountability, access to survivor support, and affirming collaborations.
  • The Transgender Health Alliance of Central Virginia – works to ensure affordable, respectful, comprehensive healthcare for every member of the transgender community through education, advocacy, and outreach. Research shows that many transgender individuals lack access to quality medical care, and the medical community is eager for information on how to best serve this population. The Transgender Health Alliance of Central Virginia, based in Charlottesville, offers collaboration and education for providers in the region who serve transgender patients, and maintains a practitioner directory to make it easier to find affirming care.
  • Side by Side – dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.
  • Roanoke Diversity Center – supports, educates, empowers, and advocates for LGBT individuals and groups in the Roanoke region, and to encourage collaborative efforts with the greater community to improve the quality of life for all.


Washington

  • Seattle Young People’s Project – Seattle Young People’s Project is a 24-year-old grassroots community-based organization creating space for anti-racist youth-led community organizing with an emphasis on youth from historically oppressed communities. We are based in the Beacon Hill neighborhood out of the Black Power EPICenter Cooperative, a collective space ran by People of Color-led community groups. SYPP fosters opportunities for youth to meet each other and adult mentors, form friendships, develop community organizing campaigns, and work in our community garden, Nurturing Roots.

Washington, DC

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee LGBT Community Center – provides health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, financial and family support services. We are more than just a physical space. We’re a place of acceptance, support, and joy; a real place to just be yourself.
  • Fair Wisconsin – works to build a fair, safe, and inclusive Wisconsin for all LGBTQ people by advancing, achieving, and protecting LGBTQ civil rights through lobbying, legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition building and electoral involvement.
  • LGBTQ+ Community Center of the Chippewa Valley – mission for 2017 has focused directly on increasing the visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals and groups by participating in Downtown EC events including the International Fall Festival.
  • GSAFE – increases the capacity of LGBTQ+ students, educators, and families to create schools in Wisconsin where all youth thrive.
  • LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin – vision of the LGBT Center is to create a vibrant community. To combat the causes and consequences of LGBTQIA invisibility locally. The Center offers support groups, social programming, crisis help, service referrals and more for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents of Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties as well as Northern Illinois.
  • Cream City Foundation – mission has been to mobilize philanthropic resources by harnessing the pride, passion, and commitment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies to advance the human rights and respond to the human needs of LGBTQ+ people in Southeastern Wisconsin.
  • OutReach – serves Madison and south central Wisconsin. The center offers many programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. These include resource identification and referral, publications, a cybercenter, lending library, speaker’s bureau, social and support groups, events, health programs, and fiscal sponsorship to six smaller nonprofit projects.
  • The Center / La Crosse – provide a safe space where everyone is welcome. All who enter are expected to do their part to help create safe space.
  • Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce – an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin focused on being a strong pro-fairness business community.
  • PFLAG-Madison – a national organization since 1972, has the missions of education of the public about the LGBT community and their concerns, of advocacy for the civil rights of LGBT people and of supporting LGBT people and their families and friends.

Wyoming

  • Wyoming Equality – strives to achieve equity for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and queer Wyomingites by building broad and inclusive communities, shifting the hearts and minds of our neighbors, and achieving policy victories.

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