LGBTQ YOUTH RESOURCES IN NEW YORK CITY, THE USA AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

 
 

Please select the area below to find resources, organizations and groups.

New York City

Apicha Community Health Center

Apicha Community Health Center’s mission is to provide affordable healthcare for underserved and vulnerable people living in the New York City boroughs and on the lower east side of Manhattan.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center provides services and support to the borough’s LGBTQ+ community through original programming and partnerships with other organizations.

Calvary-St. George's Parish

Calvary-St.George's is an Episcopal church in New York City proclaiming the historic faith of Christ+Him crucified and enjoying His forgiveness. Please join us. You are welcome here.

Covenant House

C4venant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. With centers in New York City and 30 other cities in six countries, it helps young people transform their lives and put them on a path to independence.

Hetrick-Martin Institute

Hetrick-Martin creates safe environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families to reach their full potential. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin’s staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.

LGBT Concerns

Advocacy group promoting social witness for the experiences of LGBTQ persons, clergy and their friends within the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

New Alternatives

New Alternatives provides a range of services from basic needs, education, life skills training and case management to self-expression writing and video groups.

All designed to help LGBTQ+ youth succeed in transitioning to stable adult lives and welcomes all youth as they are with no barriers to entry.

NYC Historic Sites Project

Since 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center has served as a vital support system for hundreds of thousands of people. The Center has witnessed the founding of ACT UP, GLAAD, Las Buenas Amigas, Queer Nation, and the Lesbian Avengers, and for many years was the meeting location for the Metropolitan Community Church of New York and SAGE. The Gender Identity Project, which was established here in 1989, is the longest running service provider for the transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community in the state.

Queens Pride House

Founded in 1997, Queens Pride House serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Queens by increasing access to LGBT-friendly health and social resources, heightening political awareness, building community, and advocating for more comprehensive services.

SAGE

SAGE offers innovative services and programs to LGBT older people throughout New York City and nationwide through our affiliate network, SAGENet. From arts and culture, to health and wellness, and much more, SAGE's innovative services and programs support thousands of LGBT older people in communities around the country.

The Ali Forney Center

The Ali Forney Center provides LGBTQ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for independent living.

The Door

The Door welcomes all young people, including those who identify as LGBTQ, from all over New York City with a wide range of services. You’ll find initiatives including reproductive health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, GED and ESOL classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation services, career development, job training and placement, supportive housing, sports and recreational activities, arts, and nutritious meals—all for free, completely confidentially, and under one roof.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center-NYC

Where everyone is celebrated for who they are. The Center is the heart and home of NYC’s LGBT community, providing programs for health, wellness and community connection.

The Staten Island LGBT Community Center

Welcome to the Pride Center of Staten Island, Staten Island’s LGBT Community Center. This is your Center and we are here to continue the good work in our community supporting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens of Staten Island. Thank you for helping to make the dream come true; we are now an independent LGBT Center incorporated in New York State and recognized as a 501c3 nonprofit. Your Pride Center is a safe and welcoming space with quality local services and activities that promote the overall physical, mental and emotional well-being for Staten Island’s LGBT people. This web site will introduce you to all the programs, services, special events, community activities, educational workshops and ways in which you can support your Center through volunteering and donations.

Trinity Place Shelter

Helping homeless LGBTQ youth and young adults in New York City to safely transition out of the shelter system and grow into independent, positive, and productive adults.

United States

ALABAMA

GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, inc. (GLBTAYS)

GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. is dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for LGBTQ people and to ensuring the well-being of youth and young adults struggling due to sexual orientation or gender identity issues.

Alabama LGBT Mentors

Alabama LGBT Mentors is a Facebook group that provides a forum in which LGBT youth in Alabama can connect with older, college-age LGBT students from Alabama as mentors.

ARIZONA

1n10

The mission of 1n10 is to serve LGBTQA youth and young adults. It works to enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self-acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices.

ARKANSAS

NWA Center for Equality

Youth Equality Services (YES) is an LGBTQ youth program providing a safe space for open dialogue, support and authentic self-expression.

CALIFORNIA

The Pacific Center

The Pacific Center offers extensive LGBTQ youth programming, including free drop-in groups, counseling and opportunities for activism. The Pacific Center also offers HIV counseling and information about testing sites.

Stonewall Alliance Center

The Stonewall Alliance Center has provided a drop-in group for LGBTQ youth since 1994. Currently, it has two discussion groups, SAY Twenties and SAY Teens.

The Jeff Griffith Youth Center

The Youth Center is a safe, welcoming place where youth can get free meals, clothing and emergency shelter, as well as housing and education support. With our Transitional Living Program, we offer LGBT youth 18-24 years old a safe, comfortable place to live for up to 18 months in dorm style rooms.

Latino Services Created by The Center provides a safe, welcoming and culturally and linguistically appropriate space that allows our community members to accept and embrace all of who they are, including their culture, traditions, language, spirituality and sexual and gender identities.

Lifeworks Mentoring

LifeWorks Mentoring offers two mentoring programs for LGBTQ youth ages 15-24. For youth ages 15 and older, LifeSupport is a weekly peer mentoring program where youth can come and talk with peers, make friends and take part in monthly workshops.

Sisters of Sakia

Sisters of Sakia is a collective that exists to empower and specifically address the needs of young queer women of African descent.

Zuna Institute

Zuna Institute is a National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians that was created to address the needs of black lesbians in the areas of Health, Public Policy, Economic Development, and Education.

The Center Long Beach

Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment (MYTE) is committed to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ youth by providing a safe, affirmative environment for peer interaction and by enlisting informed, productive and positive role models.

Stanislaus Pride Center

The GLBTQ Youth Group provides social opportunities and support to LGBTQ and allied youth ages 14 to 9. Youth can expect a safe, friendly and confidential environment, with food and music provided.

Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center

The Center provides a safe place for LGBT people to seek free legal assistance, referrals and information without judgment.

Walden Family Services

Walden Family Services’ LGBTQ Network is designed to meet the special needs of LGBTQ foster youth.

[Larkin Street Youth Services][30]

With 25 comprehensive youth service programs located throughout San Francisco in over 13 sites, Larkin Street Youth Services is now an internationally recognized model successfully integrating street outreach and emergency shelter, primary medical care, transitional housing and job training and scholarship assistance to get homeless and at risk kids off the streets.

Spectrum

Spectrum is currently hosting a monthly support group for LGBTQ youth ages 14-19. 30 N. San Pedro Road, Suite 160

COLORADO

The GLBT Community Center of Colorado

Rainbow Alley is a drop-in center for youth, including many in Out-of-Home care, that provides education, advocacy, support and fun.

The Two Spirit National Cultural Exchange

The Two Spirit Society of Denver provides community outreach to GBLT Two Spirit, Native, youth, elders, and the non-Native community.

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective offers HIV counseling, education and outreach programs and several support groups, including the Rainbow Room for LGBTQ youth ages 13-21.

True Colors, Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services

Components of the Safe Harbor Project include foster parent recruitment, an LGBTQ youth mentoring program and comprehensive training for those who work with LGBTQ youth.

FLORIDA

Compass (Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Palm Beaches)

The HOPE Program offers a safe, non-judgmental environment staffed by experienced counselors and trained professionals and offers weekly social and support groups.

Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. (Jasmyn)

JASMYN provides support and advocacy for LGBTQ youth under the age of 24 who are currently or were formerly in foster care.

Orlando Youth Alliance

The mission of OYA! Is to provide a non-exploitative, safe, drug and alcohol-free social outlet for youth ages 13-20 who are dealing with LGBTQ issues.

Pridelines Youth Services

Pridelines is dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering South Florida’s LGBTQ youth in a safe and diverse environment.

The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth

The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth offers care coordination, community-based group and individual counseling, prevention education and youth enrichment activities.

The Pride Center

The LGBTQS Youth Group includes two groups, one for teens ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-21 that provide a youth-led safe space.

GEORGIA

Atlanta Jewish LGBT Center

The Center offers a compassionate Jewish response to LGBT Jewish people and their families by delivering support, education and resources.

The Rainbow Program

The CHRIS Rainbow Program provides a safe and supportive residence for homeless LGBTQ youth.

Youthpride

Youth Pride offers Safe Zone, a daily after-school program, and regular support and discussion groups.

IDAHO

Boise GLBT Community Center

Youth Alliance for Diversity strives to provide youth with the opportunity to meet and receive the support of other youth who are LGBTQ and allied.

ILLINOIS

Affinity Community Services

Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth and allies.

Howard Brown Health Centerbroadway Youth Center

Howard Brown’s Broadway Youth Center (BYC) is a safe space in which young people can access compassionate support, life-saving healthcare, and a range of support services.

Project Vida

The CRU (Committed, Responsible, United) is Project Vida’s program for LGBTQ, curious, and down-low Latino & African American men 14-24 years old.

UP Center of Champaign County

Talk it UP is a peer-run LGBTQ support group for middle and high-school youth. LGBTQ youth can expect an atmosphere of acceptance and support while meeting other LGBTQ youth.

INDIANA

Indiana Youth Group

IYG provides a safe place, a confidential environment and services which foster self-esteem, resiliency and positive decision-making skills among LGBTQ young people.

MICHIGAN

Ozone House

Ozone House provides a crisis line, emergency youth shelter, transitional housing, drop-in center, counseling, case management, street outreach, community education and QueerZone, a social and support group for LGBTQ youth.

IOWA

Iowa Pride Network

The Iowa Pride Network is a state-wide non-profit organization that works directly with students, helping empower them to start and enhance gay-straight alliances in their high schools and colleges.

United Action for Youth

The GLBTQ & A Youth Group is a free, informal, dropin social and support group for LGBTQ and allied junior and senior high aged youth.

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

Louisville Youth Group

LYG provides a safe, fun space for LGBTQ youth.

LOUISIANA

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana

The LGBT and HIV/AIDS Project is dedicated to ensuring that LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system receive quality representation and secure care facilities and significantly reducing the number of incidents of violence and harassment experienced by this population in secure confinement.

Brotherhood Inc.

MyHOUSE is a program of Brotherhood, Inc. that targets youth at high risk for HIV, including men of color who have sex with men and young transgender persons of color.

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Glass Community Center

GLASS provides a drop-in center for LGBTQ youth aged 13-25. It is a safe space to relax and socialize with trained adults who are available to talk.

Justice Resource Initiative-Health

JRI-Health offers programs addressing the needs of persons at risk of or living with HIV/AIDS, for homeless, troubled, and GLBT youth, and for persons with a broad range of disabilities requiring supported housing.

Waltham House

Waltham House is a residential home that can house up to twelve LGBTQ youth ages 14-18.

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor’s Teen Center

Riot Youth is a space for youth to talk and find support about their struggles as LGBTQ youth.

Ruth Ellis Center

The Center provides residential and drop-in programs for LGBTQ youth. Ruth’s House provides youth 12-21 with two programs: semi-independent living for youth ages 12-17 and transitional living for those aged 16-21. Second Stories is a Monday-Friday drop-in center.

NATIONAL HOTLINES

1800Runaway

The National Runaway Switchboard provides crisis intervention, referrals to local resources, and education and prevention services to youth, families and community members throughout the country 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. NRS crisis hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY.

Safe Alternatives

This is a treatment program helps people end self-injurious behavior. A treatment team of experts uses therapy, education, and support to empower clients to identify healthier ways to cope with emotional distress. The treatment focuses on empowering clients to make healthy choices, including the choice to not self-injure. Call 800-DONT-CUT (800-366-8288).

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Call TevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386, 24/7/365 for suicide prevention support.

Europe, Australia & Asia

AUSTRALIA

The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL)

The Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby works towards equality, social justice and human rights for members of the LGBTIQ community. The VGLRL achieves its goals through representation, advocacy and working with the media.

We are not aligned with any political party. We are a community based lobby group. We work with, and for the community, along with non profit, health and representatives of government agencies to create positive change in the area of human rights and policy development.

We acknowledge the unique rights and status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the first owners and ongoing custodians of this land.

CHINA

Oii Chinese

The organization aims to end "normalizing" surgeries on intersex children, promote awareness of intersex issues, and improve government recognition of gender.

Chiu says that surgical "normalization" practices began in Taiwan in 1953. As part of this mission, Chiu started a "free hugs with intersex" campaign at Taipei's LGBT Pride Parade in 2010. The organization also gives lectures and lobbies government.

FRANCE

SOS Homophobie

LGBT support organization based in France that deals with homophobia. The organization currently consists of a 900 volunteer members as well as 17 regional offices, all of which are based in France.

The group is frequently mentioned on various media such as social media sites, television, and print. SOS Homophobie provides national support programs including an anonymous hotline, testimonials on websites and support offered through postal mail. The main objectives of the organization are to support those who have fallen victim to homophobia and to run homophobia prevention events.

Moreover, the organization aims to ultimately achieve equality between homosexual and heterosexual couples, and equal treatment for people despite sexual orientation.

GERMANY

Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD)

Lesben-und Schwulenverband in Deutschland, German for the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany, is the largest non-governmental LGBT rights organization in Germany. It was founded in 1990 and is part of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.

INDIA

Humsafar Trust

The Humsafar Trust (HST) was founded in April 1994 by reputed journalist Ashok Row Kavi, to reach out to LGBTQ communities in Mumbai Metro and surrounding areas.

After much networking and advocacy with the Mumbai Municipal Corporation it became the first openly Gay Community Based Organization to be allotted space in a Municipal building in Mumbai.

IRELAND

National LGBT Federation (NXF)

The National LGBT Federation is a non-governmental organization in Dublin, Ireland, which focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. The current board comprises the following: Chair Caroline Keane, Steve Jacques, Adam Long, Laura Harmon, Chris Noone, Bego Urain and Breandán O'Broin.

SCOTLAND

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland provides quality youth work to LGBTI young people and works in partnership for LGBTI equality and human rights.

UNITED KINGDOM

LGBT Jigsaw

LGBT Jigsaw is a partnership between Stonewall Housing, Galop, the Albert Kennedy Trust and PACE. We are four organizations that have specialisms in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people. We also work with young people who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity.

Mosaic LGBT Youth

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre in London supports, educates and inspires young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community of London age thirteen to nineteen. We do it through delivering outstanding, young person focused services that are designed in full co-operation with our members.