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CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies

CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies provides a platform for intellectual leadership in addressing issues that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer individuals and other sexual and gender minorities. As the first university-based LGBTQ research center in the United States, CLAGS nurtures cutting-edge scholarship, organizes events for examining and affirming LGBTQ lives, and fosters network-building among academics, artists, activists, policy makers, and community members. CLAGS stands committed to maintaining a broad program of public events, online projects, and fellowships that promote reflection on queer pasts, presents, and futures.

The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Email: info@clags.org
Phone: 212-817-1955
Website: www.clags.org

In the Bronx

Bronx Community Pride Center

The Bronx Community Pride Center is committed to nurturing and empowering members of our community to enjoy and realize their full potential. We provide direct social services, cultural sensitivity trainings, community education and a home to promote the health, education, social growth and well-being of the Bronx LGBT community. Programs include support for the transgender community and programs specifically for young people. 448 East 149th Street

Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: 718-292-4368
Hotline: 866-4-GAY-CARE
Fax: 718-292-4999

In New York City

A comprehensive and up-to-date directory of LGBT services and organizations in New York City can be accessed online at New York City Comptroller's Office.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center

The LGBT Center, or "The Center," provides over 27 different programs including free and low cost counseling, support groups, youth programming, family supports and cultural, recreational and political events. Over 300 groups meet at the Center each month.

208 West 13 Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-620-7310
Website: www.gaycenter.org

The Audre Lorde Project

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.

85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-596-0342
Website: www.alp.org

Gay Men's Health Crisis

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.

119 West 24 Street (between 6th & 7th Ave)
NY, NY 10011
Phone: 212-367-1000
Hotline: 212-807-6655 or 800-243-7692
Website: www.gmhc.org

Identity House

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.

39 W. 14 St., Suite 205 (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
NY, NY 10011
Phone: 212-243-8181
Website: www.identityhouse.org

Metropolitan Community Church of New York

Church of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community; holds worship services and Sunday school, offers counseling, holy unions, a food pantry and other services.

446 West 36 Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues)
NY, NY 10018
Phone: 212-629-7440
Website: www.mccny.org

Michael Callen-Audre Lorde Community Health Center

General medical, dental, and mental health services; transgender and youth programs; STI and HIV Testing.

356 West 18th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
NY, NY 10011
Phone: 212-271-7200
Website: www.callen-lorde.org

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

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.

240 West 35 St., Suite 200
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
NY, NY 10001
Phone: 212-714-1184
Hotline (24-hour): 212-714-1141
Fax: 212-714-2627
Website: www.avp.org

Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG)

P-FLAG is a national organization made up of local chapters offering peer-based support to families when a son or daughter or other family member is coming out as LGBT For information about meetings specifically for Families of Color, with support offered in Spanish, visit their website.

P-FLAG for Families of Color and Allies in New York City meets THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH (except July) from 1-3 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13 Street, (between 7th and 8th Aves.), New York, NY 10011 (Center: Tel. 212-620-7310). For more information and culturally specific help write to us at info@pflagfamiliesofcolor.org

Fierce NYC (LGBTQ Youth of Color organization)

FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City. We develop politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving ourselves and our communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media. FIERCE is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of social justice movement leaders who are dedicated to ending all forms of oppression. The FIERCE office is open for drop-in hours for LGBTQ youth of color (ages 13-24) Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 8:00pm.

147 West 24th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 646-336-6789
Fax: 646-336-6788
Website: www.fiercenyc.org
Carmen Robello: Phone: 646-637-4210

Latino LGBT Organizations in New York City
  • Hispanic AIDS Forum (HAF): H.A.F.'s mission is to improve health outcomes for Latinos in New York City who are affected by HIV and other chronic illnesses. HAF fulfills this mission by integrating prevention and education into a set of multi-faceted wellness programs.  
  • Las Buenas Amigas (LBA): Las Buenas Amigas es una organización Lésbica Latina educacional, social/cultural política, y recreativa, dedicada al ideal de crear una presencia Lésbica visible, positiva en nuestra sociedad y un espacio rico y seguro en el cual abogar, discutir, informar, y tomar acción, educarnos con respecto a los temas que aféctan a nuestra comunidad (tales como la homofóbia y toda otra forma de opresión). 
  • Latino Commission on AIDS (La Comision Latina sobre el SIDA): Free confidential HIV testing and referrals.   
  • MATEANDO: Comunidad de Materos (argentinos y uruguayos) Amigos en Internet.  
  • Pride New York: PRIDE is Puerto Rican Initiative to Develop Empowerment. Our mission is to promote awareness and pride in our cultural and sexual identities, to advocate for our community on important issues, to increase our community visibility, and to provide a safe space for discussion and expression. Our ultimate goal is to empower our community.
Latino LGBT Organizations Outside New York City
  • HonorPac: Empowering Latino/a LGBT Communities.
  • Puerto Rico Para Todos: Puerto Rico Para Todos es una organización que lucha por la justicia social para todos los seres humanos en nuestras Islas. Nace de nuestro deseo de aportar en la creación de una sociedad para tod@s. Como misión fundamental, luchamos por la inclusión de las comunidades lésbica, gay, bisexual y transgénero (LGBT) en el proyecto social de nuestro pueblo.
  • Unity Coalition/Coalición Unida is the leading Latino|Hispanic gay civil-rights initiative, offering leadership on issues that concern LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Latino|Hispanic and other minority groups across the U.S.
African-American/African/Caribbean Americans LGBT Organizations in New York City
  • Gay Men of African Descent, Inc. (GMAD): Mission is to empower gay men of African descent through education, advocacy, health and wellness promotion and social support.
    540 Atlantic Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Phone: 718-222-6300
  • Harlem United Black Male Initiative: The mission of Black Men’s Initiative (BMI) is to reduce the rate of HIV infection and transmission among New York City-based men of color who have sex with men. We strive to support HIV negative men in staying negative, and we work with HIV-positive individuals to make sure they have access to care.
    123 West 124th St
    New York, NY 10027
    Phone: 212-531-1300
  • Housing Works Youth Program
    2640 Pitkin Avenue
    Brooklyn, New York 11208
    Phone: 718-827-8700 ext. 4339
    Email: youthtesting@housingworks.org

Hotlines:

  • Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
    Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Saturdays, from 12-5 p.m. Phone numbers: 888-843-4564 or 212-989-0999.
  • Lifenet (counseling)
    Phone: 800-LIFE-NET
  • Samaritans Suicide Hotline
    Phone: 212-673-3000
  • The Trevor Project Hotline for LGBT Youth
    Phone: 866-4-U-TREVOR
    Website: www.thetrevorproject.org

Academic Resources

LGBTQ Student Resources 

College Financial Aid for LGBTQ

LGBTQ Student Resource: Within this guide, LGBTQ students can learn about the resources and support systems available to them to assist in navigating both high school and college environments.

LGBTQ Addiction Guide: A comprehensive, research-based awareness guide on a niche that is often overlooked - addiction in the LGBTQ community. Finding help with substance abuse is often more difficult for LGBTQ people, as many other obstacles are prevalent along with the fight with addiction - this awesome resource helps alleviate that stress by facilitating help in the form of useful information and support systems.