Community Resources

Ali Forney Center – protecting LGBTQ youth in New York City from the harm of homelessness, and supporting them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.

Audre Lorde Project (ALP) – focusing on community organizing in New York City for LGBT, Two Spirit, and Gender Non Conforming People of Color through mobilization, education and capacity-building, and working for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center - The mission of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center is to provide a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as being a hub of information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Men (K)onnect [BMK] - is a community outreach, intervention and health education program dedicated to expanding access to HIV/STD-related prevention resources and promoting sexual health education within the MSM (Men who have sex with Men) population. BMK collaborates with other community based organizations, events, activities, club promoters, social networking outlets, as well as develop strategic partnerships and collaborations, to build a strong connection within the MSM population where there is a high-risk of HIV/STD infections. Brooklyn Men (K)onnect is created under the auspices of the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force (BATF).

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center - providing sensitive, quality health care and related services primarily to New York’s LGBT communities regardless of ability to pay, and promoting health education and wellness and advocates for LGBT health issues. Youth Resources

Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) - focusing on the well-being of black, gay men in New York City and fighting the threat of AIDS, homophobia, and racism through education, advocacy, health and wellness, and social support.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - ensuring safe schools for all students.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) - GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. We provide prevention and care services to men, women and families that are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City. We advocate for scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide.

Hetrick-Martin Institute (Harvey Milk High School) - fostering healthy youth development through direct services and referrals, and providing a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.

Kitchen Table Giving Circle - Providing resources to Black/African Descent LBTQ Women led projects and organizations as we develop and strengthen our ability to give.

LGBT Community Center of NYC - providing a home for the birth, nurture, and celebration of LGBT organizations, institutions, and culture; caring for LGBT individuals and groups in need; educating the public and the community; and empowering LGBT individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.

The G Listed- The G-Listed is Waddie's celebration of Black pop and queer cultures #The GListed #MrBlack PopCulture #Team Melanin

Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) - creating opportunities and providing resources that will enable “holy conversations” within the denomination about various beliefs concerning the integration of sexuality and spirituality and GLBT people’s unique place on the margins of society.

New York City Council - New LGBT specific website:

New York City Gay Basketball League - the nation’s largest LGBT basketball league; women’s division plays in Brooklyn.

Fierce - building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - ensuring safe schools for all students.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - promoting the health and well-being of LGBT individuals, their families, and their 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; and providing opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acting to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Queens Pride House - Queens Pride House is a non-profit organization based in the borough of Queens in New York City. Founded in 1997, QPH serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans communities in Queens by increasing access to LGBT-friendly health and social resources, heightening political awareness, building community, and advocating for more comprehensive services.

Trevor Project - focusing on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth.

Youth Guardian Services - providing support through online services to LGBTQ and straight-supportive youth.

Youth Resource - website created by and for LGBTQ young people providing information and offering support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.

LGBT Aging Resources

Griot Circle Inc. - GRIOT (gre-o, gre'o, gre'ot) noun. GRIOT (Gay Reunion In Our Time) Circle is a grassroots organization which seeks to address the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual.

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) - improving the lives of LGBT older adults by providing programs and services for the aging LGBT community, providing technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and providing a national voice on LGBT aging issues.


Aging Resources

Political and Advocacy

Political and Advocacy Organizations

Brooklyn Pride - The mission of Brooklyn Pride, Inc. is to produce Pride and community events that commemorate, educate, promote and celebrate the spirit of the Stonewall Riots. This is a year round endeavor, culmination with an Annual 5K Run, Multicultural Festival and Parade.

CenterLink - supporting the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers.

Curve Magazine - Lesbian Dating & Personals, Gay-Friendly Travel... Curve, the nation's best-selling lesbian magazine, spotlights celebrity interviews, news, politics, shopping, pop culture, style, travel, social issues and ...

Empire State Pride Agenda - New York’s statewide LGBT civil rights and advocacy group utilizing education and organizing.

Elixher Magazine - ELIXHER is your go-to resource for all things empowering, thought-provoking, and pertinent to the Black female queer community and experience. You’ll find news, uplifting profiles, local events, political commentary, personal reflections, and more!

Fire Island Black Out - FIBO's mission is to bring unique, world-class experiences to a diverse LGBT community while raising awareness about and funds for non-profit organizations that provide life sustaining resources to the LGBT community. In addition, FIBO provides funding to non-profit groups that support the communities hosting FIBO events.

Freedom to Marry - working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) - amplifying 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.

GBMNews | News for the LGBT Community of Color

Global Network of Black Pride - Celebrating, Uplifting and Sharing images and stories of Black Culture & Black LGBT People around the globe. This is a platform to be seen, to be heard, to be proud 365 days of the year.

GO Magazine - the cultural roadmap for the city girl - GO MAGAZINE is the nation's most widely distributed free lesbian publication.

Harlem Pride - Our mission is to promote Same Gender Loving & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender pride in Harlem and to provide opportunities for networking and communication among its SGL & LGBT organizations and community members.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – improving the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law, and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs.

Ikons Magazine - The Groundbreaking Lesbian Magazine - IKONS Magazine was live and direct for the 2012 Gay Caribbean Pageant held in Brooklyn, NY. As Jay-Z opened at the Brooklyn's new stadium, The Barclay...

Immigration Equality - fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for LGBT and HIV-positive individuals.

Lambda Legal - achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

LGBT Law Project - New York Legal Assistance Group - The LGBT Law Project at NYLAG provides direct legal services to low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) - advancing the civil and human rights of LGBT people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

National Center for Transgender Equality - advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment.

National Coalition for LGBT Health - improving the health and well-being of LGBT individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs - dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - building the grassroots power of the LGBT community by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and providing research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies.

New York Black Pride - NYC Black Pride is an annual five day multicultural event targeting the Black and Latino Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

NYC Black Justice Alliance - NYC Black Justice Alliance is a New York City based civil rights alliance dedicated to empowering Black Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Pansexual communities and their allies.

NYC Pride Week - Founded in 1984, Heritage of Pride took over the planning New York City's Pride events from the disbanded Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee, former organizers of the March and Rally, and the Christopher Street Festival Committee, the former organizers of the Festival.

Queers for Economic Justice - promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation.

Social Work Policy Institute - focusing on LGBT social work research, providing an overview of an under-researched set of social concerns, and providing links to resources and a collection of publications by social work researchers.

Queens Pride - QUEENS PRIDE promotes awareness and education among and of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community of Queens, New York.

Restoration Temple Ministries - Restoration Temple Ministries is a safe haven that ministers to the whole man. It is our mission to follow the example of Jesus Christ as he began healing within.

Rivers @ Rehoboth - Rivers @ Rehoboth, one of the fastest growing church families of its kind in the nation. Our ministry has a two-fold vision, Evangelism and...

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

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) - Showcase, Honor and Celebrate the most beautiful people on the globe. We won't just tell the story, we will SHARE it.

Transgender Aging Network (TAN) - improving the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders by enhancing the work of researchers, service providers, educators, and advocates; promoting awareness; and advocating for policy changes.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute - engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people by bringing experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund - ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing, and public policy efforts.

Trans Justice - working to mobilize its communities and allies into action on the pressing political issues they face, including gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; the need for Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, and job-training programs; resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.

Urban Justice Center - serving New York City’s most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education, and political organizing.

Unity Fellowship Church Movement - Worship location: 2578 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11207. Worship times: 11am Sundays.

Welcoming Schools - LGBT-inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying and name-calling in K-5 learning environments by providing administrators, educators, and parents/guardians with the resources necessary to create learning environments in which all learners are welcomed and respected.

Sky Earth Fire - Veteran community organizers, leaders and entrepreneurs, Ifalade & Jacquelyn, are Master Level Event Producers, Logistics Directors and Co-Visioning Agents. Together they have birthed the Sky Earth Fire Organization with intentions to produce ecologically sound, spiritually healthy community gatherings that promote conscious living and facilitate Global Shift in small but profound ways. Wholistic Living, Global Healing, Resource Sharing, Cultural Education & Spiritual Inclusivity are the core values of the organization. Jacquelyn & Ifalade do what they do for the planet and the betterment of all humanity.