Resources and community for the whole family:

Brooklyn Community Pride Center- A variety of programs and services for LGBTQ+people in Brooklyn.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)- GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.
Gender & Family Project (GFP)- GFP provides groups and family therapy to families with LGBT-identified children and adolescents.
National Network of LGBTQ Family Groups- Supports and coordinates groups, providing a platform to empower, educate, and support LGBTQ family groups and community leaders.
PFLAG- Uniting LGBTQ people with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.
The LGBT Center- NYC- Advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, parenthood and family support services for LGBTQ+ people.
The Family Acceptance Project- Uses a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.
The Trevor Project- National organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBT and questioning youth. Operates a free and confidential helpline.

Resources and community for LGBTQ+ youth:
NYC has tons of organizations that support LGBTQ+ youth. Here are a few you can check out (Scroll down for resources outside of NYC):

FIERCE! Fabulous Independent Educated Radicals for Community Empowerment- A membership-based organization building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC.
Ali Forney Center (Services for Homeless LGBTQ Youth)- New York City’s largest and most comprehensive shelter, housing, and service provider of homeless LGBTQ youth.
Audre Lorde Project (ALP)- A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.
Hetrick-Martin Institute (Home of the Harvey Milk School)- The oldest and largest multi-service non-profit agency for LGBTQ youth.
Peter Cicchino Youth Project- Urban Justice Center- Legal services project focusing on the needs of the thousands of homeless and street involved young people in New York City, with a focus on the needs of LGBTQ+ youth. Free legal services for homeless youth under age 25.
Project SOL (Speak Out Loud) at Grand Street Settlement- Drop-in-group for LGBTQ+ young people. Offers case management, advocacy, support groups, and health education, as well as mentoring, internet, Safe Routes to School. Monthly support groups to families with LGBTQ+ members.
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls- Summer Rock Camp (for ages 8-18) and yearlong rock music education (Instrumental, Ensemble, and Band) at the Willie Mae Music Lab in Brooklyn for people who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming. Adult “Ladies Rock Camp” for people 18+.
The Door- Offers health, legal, eduation, counseling, and career services for lgbtq+ youth, including creative arts therapy, workshops, and film screenings.


If you don’t live in NYC, you can look at this online database to find an LGBTQ+ center near you that can help you find local resources:

Or, you can look at the Trevor Projects’ database ( for an expansive list of resources.

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