Page of Updated January 14th, 2018
Gender & Sexuality Pennsylvania Resource Book
Dr. Alex Redcay, LCSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, Millersville University
Executive Director at Serise
2148 Embassy Drive
Lancaster, PA 17603
Link for this Resource Book: http://bit.ly/2C7JYzy
This is a comprehensive book on Gender and Sexuality resources for individuals living in Pennsylvania. This book will provide Gender and Sexuality resources in the following topics: education, faith, health, intersectionality, and legal. In this resource book you will find local, state, and nationwide resources.
This resource book is dedicated to the following trans* individuals that lost their lives in 2017 due to violent acts.
For more information about the individuals see:
Table of Contents
Education pg. 5-26
Pennsylvania Colleges & Universities pg. 5-16
Gay Straight Alliances and Organizations pg. 16-22
Scholarships pg. 22-25
Research Archives and Libraries pg. 25-26
Faith pg. 27-28
Health pg. 29-54
Medical & HIV pg. 29-42
Intersectionality pg. 55-65
Appendix pg. 84
Pennsylvania Colleges & Universities
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville University is in Millersville, Pennsylvania is Lancaster County. A public university, Millersville is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). It offers majors embracing the liberal arts. As a part of campus life Millersville University offers clubs and organizations in a variety of areas including clubs that are welcoming to diverse gender and sexualities. Millersville University also offers gender and sexuality related resources and festivities.
Dr. John M. Anderson, President
Elizabethtown College is a small private college located in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They are dedicated to the education of students pursuing degrees in liberal arts, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and professional career studies. Gender and sexuality resources on this campus include gender neutral bathrooms, change of name process, designated safe zones, and the Queer Student Union club.
Carl J. Strikwerda, Ph.D., President
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a public university located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, west of Philadelphia. It is the largest of the 14 state universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). They offer many services and resources through The Office of LBGTQA Services. This office provides an advocacy committee, ally program with trainings provided, the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, a student organization, and scholarships among other services.
Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino, President
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Kutztown University or KU) is an American public university located in rural Kutztown, Pennsylvania and is one of fourteen schools that comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Kutztown University has many resources available to students through the GLBTQ Resource Center. They are holding the Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference on September 29, 2017. Kutztown also has a variety of gender and sexuality focused student group including ally groups, Lambda Delta Xi Diaternity, a LGBTQA focused Greek organization, and various discussion groups. They also provide library research on gender and sexuality topics.
Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, President
Gettysburg College is a private, four-year liberal arts college founded in 1832, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States, adjacent to the famous battlefield. Gettysburg College has many resources available to students in the gender and sexuality community. The Office of LGBTQA Advocacy and Education is committed to ensuring that all students, staff, and faculty feel welcomed and affirmed in our campus community regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Gettysburg College also offers a major in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for those interested.
Janet Morgan Riggs Ph.D., President
Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine
Penn State Brandywine is a satellite campus of the Pennsylvania State University located in Media, Pennsylvania. The gender and sexuality community has resources available at Penn State Brandywine through gender and sexuality student resources. They have a gay straight alliance, called the Rainbow Alliance, open to students, as well as a research library, opportunities to scholarships and awards, and the safe zone program with trainings provided.
Kristin R. Woolever, Ph.D., Chancellor
Bryn Mawr College
Kimberly Wright Cassidy Ph.D., President
Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Through the Office of Multicultural Life students have access to community and online resources, events, and multiple student organizations. Gender neutral housing is available to interested students through residential services.
John I. Williams Jr., President
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Through the Penn LGBT Center students, alumni, and faculty have access to a variety of resources. The Penn LGBT Center offers a research library, mentor program, student organizations, and location of facility resources such as restrooms. The University of Pennsylvania has been recognized as one of the most inclusive and LGBT-friendly universities in the United States.
Dr. Amy Gutmann, President
Lehigh University is an American private research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Gender and sexuality services are available to students, faculty, and alumni through the Pride Center. The Pride Center provides resources on campus through events, organizations for student, faculty, and alumni, gender inclusive bathrooms, and advocating for change on campus.
John D. Simon Ph.D., President
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg University is a public liberal-arts university located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Shippensburg University is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Shippensburg offers resources through their LGBTQ+ committee. They provide a safe zone program with trainings and the Silent Witness Peacekeepers Alliance, which provides a non-confrontational buffer between LGBT people and those that protest LGBT events. Shippensburg University also had a student organization dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ+ issues called Students Advocating for Equality (SAFE).
Laurie A Carter, J.D., President
Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Founded in 1864, Swarthmore was one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States. The Intercultural Center at Swarthmore College offers resources to gender and sexuality minority students. The Intercultural Center offers speaking events on various topics as well as student organizations and an alumni organization. Swarthmore College students have access to Gender and Sexuality courses. Gender inclusive bathrooms can be found around the campus ground.
Valerie Smith Ph.D., President
University of the Arts
The University of the Arts, also known as UArts, is a university of visual and performing arts based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its campus makes up part of the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia. LGBTQ+ @UArts provides information, resources, and support to members of the UArts community. UArts also had student organizations, parent resources, a safe zone program, and scholarships available.
Dr. David Yager, President
Widener University is a private, coeducational university located in Chester, Pennsylvania. Its main campus sits on 108 acres, just 14 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Through the Office Multicultural Affairs, gender and sexuality minority students have opportunities to join the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), LGBT Grad Style, a graduate student organization, or Widener OUTLaws, a gay-straight alliance group that serves students from the Delaware Law School. Gender and sexuality minority students attend these programs while at Widener University: Safe Space Ally Program, “We’re All Widener!” a campaign to address the complexity of diversity at the university, and the It Gets Better Project which aims to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.
Dr. Julie E. Wollman, President
Lafayette College is a private liberal arts college based in Easton, Pennsylvania. The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is home to the multiple LGBT and other related student organizations. They also organize discussion groups, guest speakers, and other events, do education and outreach, and are creating a history archive.
Dr. Alison Byerly, President
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as Bloomsburg, BU, or Bloom, is a comprehensive public university located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the fourteen schools in the Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education (PASSHE). Through Student Affairs and the Office of the Dean of Students, the LGBTQA Resource Center is committed to making Bloomsburg University a safe and welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied students. The LGBTQA Resource Center offers various educational programs, events, student organizations, gender inclusive bathrooms, and information on the university’s LGBTQA Commission.
Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D., President
Bucknell University is a private liberal arts college located alongside the West Branch Susquehanna River in the town of Lewisburg, in central Pennsylvania. Students can receive resources and information through the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer (LGBTQ) Resources. They provide programs, such as Safe Space Bucknell, and events like National Coming Out Day. Bucknell University also has two student organizations linked to LGBT awareness and acceptance, as well as an alumni organization.
Dr. John Bravman, President
Pennsylvania College of Technology
The Pennsylvania College of Technology, also known officially as Penn College, is a public college located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, affiliated with The Pennsylvania State University. GLBT services provides resources to students. They provide a LGBT friendly index of the campus, a newsletter, safe zone program, and a student organization.
Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President
Juniata College is a private liberal arts college in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Through the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, students have access to resources. They put on events for student and alumni. PRISM is student organization that serves as a social and activist student club for individuals who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA community.
Dr. James A. Troha, President
The Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University is a public, land-grant, research-intensive university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Resources for students can be found through the LGBTQ Student Resource Center. These resources include health services, scholarships, safe zone program, and student organizations. Penn State also offers a research library dedicated to LGBT topics.
Dr. Eric J. Barron, President
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, also known as IUP, is a public research university in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a state university that is a part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Through the Office of Social Equity and the Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues student have resources available to them. Resources available include the safe zone program, lavender graduation, preferred name policy, different campus events, as well as a minor in LGBT studies. IUP students are also able to join one of the two LGBT focused student organizations.
Dr. Michael Driscoll, President
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public university located in Clarion, Pennsylvania. It is one of fourteen universities who are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The Office of Social Equity provides students with information of preferred name policies and gender inclusive bathrooms. Students can find additional resources through the wellness center. Allies is the LGBT advocacy student group on campus.
Dr. Karen M. Whitney, President
University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. LGBTQIA+ Resources, a part of the Division of Student Affairs, offers resources to students ranging from housing options to inclusive bathrooms and to student organizations. The University of Pittsburgh also has health care options specific to students, faculty, and community members of the LGBT community. There is a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program for those that are interested.
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor
Point Park University
Point Park University is a liberal arts university in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Through Student Life and Health Services & Student Support students have access to the safe zone program, mental health, and health services, and the GSSA or Gender & Sexuality Spectrum Alliance.
Dr. Paul Hennigan, President
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, also known as Pitt-Bradford or UPB, is a four-year, baccalaureate degree-granting, state-related university institution that is a regional, residential campus of the University of Pittsburgh located in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Resources available include the safe zone program, Coming Out for Equality Convocation, and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Straight Alliance to name a few.
Dr. Livingston Alexander, President
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, known as SRU, is a public, bachelor’s and master's-level university that offers some doctoral programs. SRU is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Through the Pride Center students can find available resources. These resources include campus events, gender inclusive housing and restrooms, safe zone program, and student and alumni organizations. Slippery Rock also has a Gender Studies Minor for those that are interested.
Dr. Phillip Way, Interim President
Allegheny College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania in the town of Meadville, approximately 35 miles south of Erie. The office of Student Health Services offers a list of online resources for LGBT students. The Queers and Allies house offers a safe space for students to discuss topics or just spend time. Other campus services include gender inclusive housing, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.
Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr., President
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a comprehensive public university located in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and one of 14 schools associated with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Through the Center for Diversity and Inclusion students can gain access to resources. The center offers special events and celebrates LGBT Culture in the months or October and June. The University also offer a safe zone program and support to any student who chooses to come out and may face negative repercussions. Identity is the LGBT and ally group on campus.
Dr. H. Fred Walker, President
Gay Straight Alliances and Organizations
Millersville University Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Address: 1 S George St, Millersville, PA 17551 (Byerly Hall, Room 100)
Services Offered: Millersville University’s GSA provides a safe space of LGBT individuals and their allies to interact without discriminations. The Millersville University GSA strives to make their campus a safe and welcoming place for LGBT students and faculty. The GSA advocates for the LGBT community through events, education, and awareness efforts.
Shippensburg University LGBTQ+ Concerns Committee
Address: 1871 Old Main Dr. Shippensburg, PA 17257
Services Offered: The LGBTQ+ Concerns Committee at Shippensburg University is a student/faculty run community resource website that provides information and awareness regarding LGBTQ+ issues.
Advocates for Youth
Robin Brand, Chair of the Board of Directors
National & Statewide Headquarters:
Southern California Regional Office:
Central Valley Regional Office:
Southeastern US Regional Office:
Services Offered: The GSA Network empowers and trains queer, trans, and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize for safer schools and healthier communities.
Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director/Founder
Campus Pride Index
Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., Susan R. Rankin, Ph.D., and Shane L. Windmeyer, MS, Ed., Members of the advisory board
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
Dr. Adriana di Bartolo & Dr. Van Bailey, Co-Chairs
Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), pronounced as glisten, is a leading national education organization that is focused on securing safety and affirming schools for LGBTQ students. They offer various resources for educators, such as guides on creating inclusive lesson plans and building safe classrooms.
Eliza Byard, Ph.D., Executive Director
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program is one of the nation’s foremost professional development programs. They focus on providing training, resources, and lesson plans dedicated to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools.
COLAGE, Children of Lesbian and Gay Everywhere, is an organization created in 1990 by the children of several lesbian and gay male couples who felt a need for support. COLAGE is run and operated by people of all ages who have a LGBTQ parent or parents. COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. They offer a youth leadership program, family week event, regional chapters, and events, along with a list of resources including books, films, publications and articles, and websites.
Paul Perry, Executive Director
Delta Lambda Phi is a traditional Greek social organization founded by and for a decidedly nontraditional group: gay, bisexual, and progressive men. For over twenty-five years, Delta Lambda Phi has offered these men the opportunity to lead, to grow, and to form lifelong bonds of friendship with other likeminded men. There are 27 chapters and 3 colonies on college campuses across 19 states, Washington D.C., and Canada.
Cory Molner, Executive Director and CEO
Address: 2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, No. 355 Washington, DC 20006
Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority
Opal Clark, President
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional society focused on LGBTQ people in the STEM community. They have more than 75 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States and abroad. Their mission is to empower LGBTQ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy. They hold an annual conference, this year it occurs on November 16-19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois. The title is Finding Unity in Community.
Cortland Russell, President, and CEO
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkR4PLn-FFb2ps8pWIFOIOQ
Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)
Reaching Out Masters of Business Administration Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that educates, inspires, and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) MBA students & professionals/alumni, and their related graduates at business schools around the world. Reaching Out MBA provides year-round programming for LGBT students and professionals anchored by its annual ROMBA conference. Reaching Out MBA focuses on educating, inspiring and connecting the student and alumni LGBTQ MBA & graduate communities in an ongoing effort to create the next generation of our business leaders.
Matt Kidd, Executive Director
Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER)
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to their focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, their mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how
to be effective organizers. They believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism. Resources they offer include workshops, publications, conferences, scholarships, and camps.
The Safe Zone Project
The Safe Zone Project is a free-online resource for those doing LGBTQ-awareness and inclusion educational work. Co-created by Meg Bolger and Sam Killermann the Safe Zone Project offers curriculum, activities, resources, and train-the-trainer visits to support those doing gender and sexuality education.
The Point Foundation provides scholarships, mentorship, leadership training and hope for undergraduate and graduate students of merit who have been marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Their mission is to Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
Claudia Caine & James Williams, Co-Chairs
Deadline: January 30
Address: NY Office: 1357 Broadway, Ste 401 New York, NY 10018
Tele: (323) 933-1234
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/UTubePointFoundation
LEAGUE Foundation LGBT Scholarship
The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender high school seniors entering their first year of institutions of higher learning. The scholarship application opens annually in January and closes in April with awards distributed in the summer of each year. Currently the LEAGUE Foundation has 3 awards for consideration and each student application is automatically reviewed for each.
John Klenert, President & Founder
Jonathan Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men
The Lax Scholarship Fund, as part of Bread & Roses Community Fund, was established by the late entrepreneur and inventor Jonathan R. Lax to encouraging gay men to obtain additional education; aspiring to positions in which they contribute to society; being out about their sexual orientation; and acting as role models for other gay men with similar potential. Tuition scholarships are awarded in amounts $5,000 and $10,000 to men who live in the five-county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties) and Camden County, who are attending accredited colleges, graduate, or professional schools anywhere, or to men attending such schools within the Philadelphia region.
Casey Cook, Executive Director
Deadline: Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted until November 1, 2017
The Rainbow Scholarship
The Rainbow Scholarship, through the Rainbow Special Interest Group, awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.
Deadline: January 11, 2018
Amount: Awards up to $10,000
LGBTA Alumni Interest Group Outstanding Student Award
To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 5pm
Dr. Eric J. Barron, President
Address: 201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
Tele: (814) 865-4700
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/pennstate
Gamma Mu Foundation
J. Scott Kahle, President
Deadline: March 31
Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund
Deadline: January 10th
Address: P.O. Box 540229, Waltham, Ma 02454
Tele: (781) 899-2212
Research Archives and Libraries
I’m from Driftwood, the LGBTQ video story archive
I'm From Driftwood aims to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people learn more about their community, straight people learn more about their neighbors and everyone learn more about themselves through the power of storytelling and story sharing.
Nathan Manske is the founder and Executive Director.
Office: 126 South 8th St., #3 Brooklyn, NY 11211
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ImFromDriftwood/playlists
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries is the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses over two million archival items including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records, and personal papers. ONE Archives has been a part of the University of Southern California Libraries since 2010. The collections at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries are primarily national in scope, with special focus on LGBTQ histories in the Los Angeles region. The archives also include international materials, such as books, periodicals, and posters.
Joseph Hawkins, Director
Address: 909 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007
The PennLGBTC Library is part of the Penn LGBT Center at the University of Pennsylvania. They offer a catalogue of the Kaplan-Perry Collection. They have a searchable database with a collection of books, videos, and other publications.
Dr. Amy Gutmann, President
Address: 3907 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 (LGBT Center)
Tele: (215) 898-5044 (LGBT Center)
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/univpennsylvania
The Widener University Sexuality Archives
The Widener University Sexuality Archives was a happy accident. In 2007 Molly Wolf received a donation of sexuality related materials from Drs. William and Judith Seifer. Among the books and videos that would be added to the Wolfgram Library's regular Circulating collection were other items, such as, personal papers and pamphlets, that were outside of the scope of the Library's collection development policy but that were too interesting to discard. Molly Wolf held on to these items until they began to take over her office. As she surveyed the growing collection of materials, Molly realized that she had an archive of sexuality related materials... and the Widener University Sexuality Archive was born.
Address: One University Place Chester PA 19013
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is a protestant church located in Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Rev. Chris Nichols (pictured above) is the pastor of the church and the church welcomes everyone. There are two worship services on Sunday Mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 as well as small groups.
50 N. Main St. Manheim, PA 17545
Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit is a protestant church that has an intention of being a diverse church, regardless of age, race, sexuality, gender, and abilities. The church also offers resources and support to Christians in the LGBT population.
2973 Jefferson St. Harrisburg, PA 17110
Dignity USA is an organization nationwide with multiple chapters for Catholics that identify themselves in the LGBT population. Each chapter offers Mass at a designated location.
PO Box 53348 Philadelphia, PA 19105
PO Box 362 Pittsburgh, PA 15230
Community United Church is a non-denominational, Christian church located in Erie County, Pennsylvania. The church’s intention is to be open to a diverse population, including people of all ages, abilities, sexualities, genders, and races.
1011 38th St. Erie, PA 16508
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is a protestant church that is LGBT friendly located in Erie County, PA. At St. Mark’s worship services are traditional and connections are made through small groups.
4701 Old French Rd. Erie, PA 16509
Temple Anshe Hesed is a LGBT friendly Jewish Synagogue located in Erie County, PA. They make it a mission to welcome everyone and offer healing.
930 Liberty St. Erie, PA 16508
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie identifies as a LGBT welcoming church. They pledge to honor the lives of everyone, celebrate diversity, incorporate understanding of the LGBT population into their services, affirm same-sex marriages, and advocate for the LGBT population.
7180 Perry Highway Erie, PA 16508
Rainbow Buddhist of Pittsburgh
201 S. Craig St. Pittsburgh, PA
Phone number not available
Rainbow Buddhist of Pittsburgh is a group of those in the LGBT population wishing to practice the Buddhist faith and traditions. They meet the 2nd Sunday of each month at the address listed above.
Congregation B’nai Abraham
519 N. Butler St. Butler, PA
Congregation B’nai Abraham is a Jewish congregation that is LGBT friendly. The congregation has plenty of opportunities for worship and socialization for one to be involved.
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA
Rodef Shalom Congregation is a Jewish congregation located in Pittsburgh that is LGBT friendly. The congregation has plenty of opportunities for worship and socialization for one to be involved.
Medical & HIV
Alder Health Services serves individuals with HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ community, providing case management, wellness education, transgender services (i.e. hormone replacement therapy), primary care, as well as physical and mental health services.
The Curve at Planned Parenthood is a support program for LGBTQ youth and allies, between ages 14 and 21. Also offered are HIV services and hormone therapy for transgender patients.
Planned Parenthood Keystone
Planned Parenthood of Harrisburg provides LGBT friendly HIV/AIDS and other STD services to those speaking both English and Spanish.
Keystone Health provides a wide variety of services, including behavioral health, dental, pediatrics, cardiology, audiology and speech that are LGBT friendly. Also focused on the LGBT population, they have specific programs for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
22 St. Paul Dr. Chambersburg, PA 17201
Jill R Carre specializes in comprehensive dental care and is always accepting new patients. LGBTQ friendly.
3404 Derry Street
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is driven to help those in the LGBT population facing sexual violence. They can be contacted to provide a variety of services in multiple locations.
2101 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA
Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania provides LGBT friendly services ranging from services to treat HIV/AIDS to cancer support and education.
3461 Market St. Camp Hill, PA 17011
RMA of Philadelphia is a reproductive service located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. They specialize in fertility care and provide services specifically to LGBT family building.
625 Clark Ave #17b King of Prussia, PA 19406
Chester County Department of Health supports the LGBT population. They provide free HIV testing, immunizations to both children and adults, and flu shots.
601 Westtown Rd. West Chester, PA 19382
Christine Meyer, MD and associates is a LGBT friendly team of primary care providers located in Exton, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
750 W Lincoln Hwy Exton, PA 19341
Phoenixville Hospital is a LGBT friendly hospital located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. They offer a LGBT support group.
140 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460
Reshaping You is a health coach service provided by Rachel Stevenson, who is also a LGBT leader. She wanted to provide health services in a LGBT safe zone, so she started Reshaping You. She is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Main St. Phoenixville, PA 19460
La Communidad Hispana is a LGBT friendly healthcare provider located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. They provide health and dental services and AIDS testing to those speaking Spanish.
731 W. Cypress Rd. Kennett Square, PA 19348
ChesPenn Health Services is a LGBT friendly healthcare provider that provides free HIV testing as well as a variety of other services in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
744 E Lincoln Hwy Suite 110 Coatesville, PA 19320
Montgomery County Department of Health supports the LGBT population. They provide free HIV testing.
364 King St. Pottstown, PA 19464
Penn Medicine—LGBT Friendly Doctors
Dr. Holly Cumming is a Gynecologist/Obstetrician who specializes in LGBT reproductive health.
Dr. Ian Frank is a doctor who specializes in AIDS research and is a LGBT friendly medical care provider.
Dr. Oren Friedman is a facial plastic surgeon who is a LGBT friendly medical care provider.
Dr. Jacquelin Hudak is a psychiatrist that specializes in LGBT mental and behavioral health.
Dr. Carrie Kovarik is a dermatologist who is a LGBT friendly health care provider.
Dr. Ilona Lorincz is an endocrinologist who is a LGBT friendly health care provider.
Dr. Katherine Margo is a family doctor who provides LGBT friendly health care services.
Dr. Puneet Masson is a Urologist who specializes in men’s health and is a LGBT friendly health care provider.
Dr. Allison Myers is a family doctor who provides LGBT friendly health care services.
Dr. Ivona Percec is a plastic surgeon who provides LGBT friendly health care services.
Dr. Joseph Serletti is a plastic surgeon who provides LGBT friendly health care services.
Dr. William Short is a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases and provides LGBT friendly health care services to those who speak Spanish.
Dr. Peter Vasquez is a Gynocologist/Obstrician who provides LGBT friendly health care services to those who speak Spanish.
The Attic Youth Center centers around LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ youth allies, and questioning youth. This organization serves to create opportunities for LGBTQ youth, as well as reduce isolation among the LGBTQ youth community. The Attic Youth Center offers an array of services such as life coaching, mental health counseling, HIV prevention, and comprehensive risk counseling services. In addition to these services, The Attic Youth Center has multiple support groups which are as follows: young, trans, and unified transgender group, women’s group, relationship group, boys’ room, a safer sex support group, and an mpowerment group. Case management is also offered and helps youth access health care, dental care, housing, and emergency services.
255 South 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
Galaei is an organization with a focus on the latino LGBTQ community. This organization provides support groups for youth, in addition to their HIV prevention program which offers free condoms, free HIV and STI testing, sexual health counseling, access to same day medical care for those diagnosed with HIV, and also provides access to free pre-exposure prophylaxis (pill that helps prevent HIV). Galaei also offers transgender peer-based support and provides referrals for housing and food, mentorship with transitioning, and sexual health and HIV prevention counseling.
149 W. Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia Fight Community Health Centers is a comprehensive health services organization that renders primary care services, and a multitude of other services. Hepatitis C (HCV) testing and counseling is available, in addition to Clinica Bienestar, which is one of North Philadelphia’s first Spanish speaking HIV clinics. Dental services and HIV informed psychological and behavioral health services are accessible as well. Other services include: HIV testing, support for HIV treatment in Ghana, pediatric and adolescent health services, HIV prevention medication, outpatient recovery for those with HIV, and support for women with HIV.
1233 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The COLOURS Organization serves black LGBT communities. This organization offers sexual health services: HIV/STI testing and counseling, prevention navigation services: working to help HIV negative men stay HIV negative and case management, and social support services such as different support groups.
1211 Chestnut St- Suite 910
Walnut Psychotherapy Center provides a variety of therapies, such as individual, play, couples, family and group therapies. All staff are trained to serve a diverse population regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age and abilities. They also include specific services for trans children.
1500 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Mazzoni Center provides comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ focused environment. The Mazzoni centers has services for primary care, HIV/AIDS care, adolescent health, women's health, behavioral health consultations, Hepatitis C care, trans clinical care, medical case management, pediatric and adolescent comprehensive transgender care, support for trans women, peer support groups, individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, substance-abuse, drop in clinic for youth, and screening and preventative care.
1348 Bainbridge Street
The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery represents a team of more than thirty professionals who have expertise in servicing the surgical and non-surgical needs of transgender individuals. It is one of the few comprehensive centers of its type in the United States. Dr. Sherman Leis, the director, is a founding member and Past President of the ACOS Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. www.TheTransgenderCenter.com
The Philadelphia Center For Transgender Surgery
Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA is a LGBT friendly fitness facility and community center located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Gym use, classes and programs are targeted to all ages, from young children to seniors.
400 E. Pothouse Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460
AIDS Resource is a nonprofit organization that provides free programs such as: HIV prevention, HIV and STI testing, assistance to those with HIV, referrals to mental health and drug/alcohol counseling, doctors, dentists, support groups, in addition to house assistant programs and nutrition guidance.
Pittsburgh Aids Task Force (PATF) works to support individuals living with HIV and preventing the spread of infection. This organization provides HIV testing, emergency funding (given that certain criteria are met), medical and comprehensive case management, support groups, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, medical care, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness.
5913 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
The Shepherd Wellness Community is a nonprofit organization with the goal of improving the wellness of those diagnosed with HIV. This organization has a program that targets nutrition and provides emotional support, support groups for those with HIV, which aims to boost mental and physical health, and short-term special topic support groups. Moreover, they provide fitness and alternative therapy programs and provide peer counseling via telephone. *Loved ones may attend most programs*
Shepherd Wellness Community
The PERSAD CENTER is an organization that focuses on the well-being of LGBTQ and HIV/AID communities. The PERSAD CENTER offers counseling services, substance abuse treatment, street outreach services, which helps youth on the streets with no place to live, an after school program, and group sessions regarding safe practices and informed choices regarding alcohol, drugs, and sex.
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Building Better Lives is a wellness service that is LGBT friendly located in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Services that are offered include individual, couples, family and drug and alcohol counseling as well as yoga classes.
4320 Dexter Ave. Erie, PA 16504
Michelle Curtze is a LGBT friendly counselor who specializes in anxiety, depression and eating disorders. She is located in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
1373 W. 6th St. Erie, PA 16504
Penny Mechley-Porter is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She treats clients of all ages and cultures. She specializes in LGBT issues, anxiety and grief and loss.
1373 W. 6th St. Erie, PA 16504
Amy Miller is a LGBT friendly Licensed Professional Counselor in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She specializes in anxiety, specific phobias and panic disorders and treats clients of all ages.
1373 W. 6th St. Erie, PA 16504
Kimberly Morrow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides LGBT friendly counseling services in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She specializes in anxiety disorders and provides services to clients of all ages.
1373 W. 6 St. Erie, PA 16504
Becky Pomeroy is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides LGBT friendly counseling services in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She specializes in family counseling and treat adolescents and adults.
1373 W. 6th St. Erie, PA 16504
Life Balance Counseling and Wellness, located in Erie County, Pennsylvania, provides a wide variety of counseling services that are LGBT friendly to clients of all ages.
1353 W. 6th St. Erie, PA 16504
Stairways Behavioral Health provides LGBT friendly mental health services in Erie County, Pennsylvania. These services are available to clients of all ages.
2910 State St. Erie, PA 16509
Adagio Health is a LGBT friendly healthcare provider in Erie County, Pennsylvania. They serve adolescent and adult women by providing gynecology services, family planning and cancer screenings as well as access to WIC.
240 West 11th St. Erie, PA 16501
Community Health Net is a LGBT friendly healthcare service in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Services provided include primary care, pediatric medicine, dental and vision care and a specific program to serve those facing homelessness.
1202 State St. Erie, PA 16501
MCH Professional Arts provides acupuncture services in Erie County, Pennsylvania that are LGBT friendly.
2820 12th St. Erie, PA 16501
GMHC has a goal of ending HIV/AIDS. They offer meal and nutrition assistance, a buddy system, transgender services, mental health services, wellness services and HIV/AIDS services to men, women and transgender people.
443 West 33rd St. New York City, NY 10001
National LGBT Cancer Network’s goal is to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors in addition to those at risk. This organization’s services include: educating the LGBT community about cancer risks and early screenings, advocating for LGBT survivors in mainstream outlets, and offering support groups.
The National LGBT Cancer Network
Whitman-Walker Health is a health center with a special expertise in LGBTQ and HIV care. This organization offers dental and medical care, pharmacy, HIV/STI testing, youth services such as behavioral health services, peer support groups, group therapy, and addictions treatment.
1525 14th St, NW Health Center (Washington DC)
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, strives to provide equal healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and healthcare providers. Their services include: internal medicine, family practice, psychiatry, pediatrics, gynecology, emergency medicine, neurology, and infectious disease.
1100 H Street, NW, Suite 540, Washington, DC 20005
AIDS Project Rhode Island is a nonprofit organization serving those with HIV and at risk. This organization has condom distribution, HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis testing, and Ryan White Title II funded services to those with HIV whose income is at or below 400% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Fenway Health is an LGBTQ healthcare provider. The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. This organization offers a variety of services such as behavioral health services, dentistry, optometry, and primary care. http://fenwayhealth.org/
Fenway: South End
Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center
Howard Brown Health is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer nonprofit organization based in Chicago, United States. It was founded as a healthcare provider, and now provides health and social services in several locations in the Chicago area. Some of the services offered include primary care, HIV/AIDS services, and counseling.
4025 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60613
Rainbow Health Initiative is a community-based, nonprofit organization that focuses on the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities through research, education, and advocacy. It's programs include: youth and young adult healthy living program (with focus on tobacco use), substance-abuse recovery, policy, system, and environmental change strategies.
2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 220, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Toby R Meltzer specializes in plastic and reconstructive services. Dr. Meltzer performs approximately 200 Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) cases per year. He performs both MTF and FTM genital reconstruction surgery. In addition, Dr. Meltzer performs surgery to feminize the face and body, breast augmentation and chest reconstruction, body contouring and standard cosmetic procedures.
Gay City Health Project: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center is a multicultural nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington which promotes the welfare of gay men and other men who have sex with men, and more generally the LGBT community in Seattle. This organization provides HIV/STI testing, as well as links to different programs and resources.
517 E Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122
Dr. Douglas K. Ousterhout and Dr. Deschamps-Braly are San Francisco-based specialists in Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) and Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS). They specialize in a wide variety of surgical procedures including all aspects of Aesthetic Contouring of the Craniofacial Skeleton.
450 SUTTER STREET, #1520, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108
Dr. Joel Beck, board certified plastic surgeon at The Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery Center, brings the highest standards of medical excellence to procedures of breast, body, and face. His technical skill, artistic sense, and sound judgment have earned him a reputation for providing his clients with fresh, natural appearing results. Body feminization, facial feminization, and masculinization surgery procedures are offered.
1241 E.Hillsdale Blvd. Suite 190, Foster City , CA 94404
UCSF Alliance Health Project supports the mental health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and HIV affected communities. This organization has multiple services. The services include: crisis intervention, therapy, psychiatric care, support groups, substance-abuse programs, HIV counseling and testing.
1930 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Trevor Project has a hotline where LGBT teens and young adults ages 13-24 anywhere can call and have safe people to talk to in times of crisis.
PO Box 69232 West Hollywood, CA 90069
Lake Therapy LLC is a transgender friendly counseling agency. This agency works to help others confront their own gender identity, as well as honor their choices. Group, family, couples, and individual therapy are provided.
TransCentralPA is a nonprofit organization that provides support to the transgender community through hosting support groups and meetings. Their website offers many links to different organizations and resources that are local, national, and LGBTQ friendly.
Michele Angello, clinical sexologist, is a member of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association. She works with transgender adult and youth, as well as those who are genderqueer. Her office also hosts the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of Renaissance, a transgender support group.
987 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 719, Wayne, PA 19087
Papillion Gender Wellness Center concentrates on surgery and overall wellness care for the transgendered community. Other services are offered as well such as: electrolysis, mental health therapy, and contra-hormone therapy.
18 Village Row, Suite 43, New Hope, PA 18938
Support Groups & Therapy
Rosenberg Psychological Practice is an LGBTQ friendly environment. Kim Rosenberg is a psychologist that specializes in helping clients with the emotional journey and relationship issues. Psychotherapy, individual counseling, group counseling, and workshops are offered.
2677 Stagecoach Ln., Lancaster, PA 17601
PFLAG is an organization which provides support to those in the LGBTQ community in whatever stage they are with coming out and in life in general. It also provides support to family and friends who are struggling to accept that loved one identifies as LGBTQ.
Deb Henry: 717-880-1837
American Electrology Association specializes in electrology hair removal. Services are offered for clients identifying as transgender, teenagers, men, darker skin, hormone imbalance, curly or coarse hair, breasts/sensitive areas, and athletes. See website for full list of locations:
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Center for Cosmetic Dermatology is an LGBTQ friendly center that specializes in medical and cosmetic skin care needs such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, men services, and botox.
Bare Skin Care and Laser Center is an LGBTQ friendly business which has services such as: laser hair removal, face and body services, cosmetic tattooing, microblading, lash extensions, make up artistry, spray tanning, and micro needling. This business also has a wellness program which provides you with a nutrition coach.
Riegler, Shienvold & Associates is a counseling agency that provides adolescent and adult counseling regarding depression, anxiety, and relationships. This agency is sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ community. Male and female clinicians are available.
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Psychiatric Associates of Central Pennsylvania is a counseling agency sensitive to transgender issues. This agency also specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry. Clients seeking help regarding transgender issues are to ask for Dr. Roger Beardmore, specifying “TG issues.”
20 Erford Rd Ste 101, Lemoyne, PA 17043
Sanctuary Counseling LLC is an agency that serves LGBTQ clients, offering one on one therapy, affirming counseling, and support groups. Workshops are offered as well. email@example.com
Kathleen Coughlin & Associates is an LGBTQ friendly counseling agency that provides services to adults, children, and families. This agency offers in-home services to ensure confidentiality and accepts insurance, county funding, and private pay/sliding scale.
308 E. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Pride Institute provides sexual abuse, substance abuse, and mental health treatment to the LGBTQ community and has been for 30 years. Some of its programs include residential treatment, partial hospitalization program with lodging, sexual health program, and an intensive outpatient program.
The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. This organization has a support center online where youth can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Also available is the ability to talk on the phone, online chat, or text with a counselor.
PO Box 69232, West Hollywood, CA 90069
West Hollywood Office Phone: 310.271.8845
Queer Youth Network is an online youth network that has a chat option, in which you talk to peers, forums, and a blog. Advice and information is given on this website.
UrNotAlone provides free online services to the transgendered community. Services offered are a chat room, posting, browsing, and responding to others’ profiles, as well as articles regarding different LGBTQ topics. http://urnotalone.com/#home
PINKessence is an online social network that serves as a support group forum for the male-to-female gender variant. This network consists of trans identifying and gender expressive individuals, partners, and allies. To sign up go here:
Hair Removal & Skin Care
Electrolysis by Lydia Wagner is an LGBTQ friendly business that specializes in electrolysis hair removal. Consultations, before and after care, in addition to different treatment plans are offered.
Symphony Laser Center provides skin and hair removal services in Collegeville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and is LGBT friendly. In addition to hair removal and skin services, they offer massage services.
78 2nd Ave #1A Collegeville, PA 19426
Spring House Med Spa is an LGBTQ friendly business which provides nail services, spa services, skin care services, and hair removal services.
1008 N Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
Beautiful You By Christine is a trans friendly hair removal and skin care business. Services include: electrolysis hair removal, eyelash extensions, facial and body waxing, intense pulsed light treatment, micro needling, nail services, permanent makeup, scar and stretch mark treatment, skin care treatments, and dermaplaning.
Executive Clearance Electrolysis is a LGBTQ friendly business offering permanent and fast hair removal. Environment is fast, clean, and friendly.
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Absolute Electrology is a hair removal business that is always welcoming new transgender clients. This business uses telescopic loupes to make the hair removal process more precise and comfortable.
Hair & Nail Care
Chops Barbershop is a fairly new business encouraging those who identify as transgender to seek services here. The owner is sensitive to the needs of those in the early stages of transitioning, specifically those transitioning from female to male. This barbershop offers a safe and open environment. Appointments or walk-ins welcome.
1103 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Lee Nails is an LGBTQ friendly nail salon. According to TransCentralPA it is very popular among Keystone Conference attendees.
4637 High Point Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
236 S 3rd Street, Lemoyne, PA 17403
Tina Welch is a LGBTQ friendly Mary Kay Cosmetics consultant. Tina provides private consultations and specializes in skin care needs such as adult acne and skin discoloration.
True Colors TG is a makeup, makeover, and skin care service provider for trans clients, especially for individuals who are transitioning from male to female. Photo services and wig services are available too. Amanda Richards, the owner, is a trans woman herself.
2523 Willow Park Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Donna’s Hair Studio is an LGBTQ friendly business which provides haircuts for men, women, and children, different hair treatments, a variety of wigs, nail services, and bridal/formal services.
Le Femme Finishing School is New Jersey’s first and only charm school for transgender and crossdressing women. They offer a holistic approach and provide education, friendship, mentoring, counseling, and different lesson sessions. This school offers makeup lessons, private lessons, hair and wardrobe update planning among many other services.
Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel is a very trans-friendly business. The annual Keystone Conference “A Celebration of Gender Diversity” is held here as well.
4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Red Roof Inn Harrisburg-Hershey is another LGBTQ friendly hotel. There is a special deal negotiated by TransCentralPA for members and guests for the rate of $42.99. When calling, call the hotel directly and ask for the TCPA group rate.
950 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111
The Ali Forney Center is the largest LGBT community center helping LGBT homeless youth in the United States. The AFC both manages and develops transitional housing for its clients. The AFC offers a drop in service where youth can access food, medical care, and mental health services. Also offered is an outreach program, emergency housing, transitional living, programs and resources for trans clients, and health services.
DROP IN CENTER:
Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths up to age 25 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing. 24/7 crisis support is offered as well.
Administrative Offices: 678-856-7824
Global Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch is an LGBTQ friendly financial office that offers help with retirement planning, tax-smart investing, and legacy-protection.
Elder LGBTQ Health
The Central Pennsylvania LGBT Aging Network connects seniors in the LGBT community to resources to ensure that they are living a full and healthy life. There are also support groups that meet in Harrisburg, Lancaster and York every week.
1306 N. 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17102
The LGBT Elder Initiative provides support and education on HIV and other health issues that seniors in the LGBT community may be facing.
1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Alzheimer’s Association Deleware Valley Chapter provides LGBT friendly support groups and education programs to those affected by an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
399 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania provides LGBT friendly support groups and education programs to those affected by an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
57 N. Franklin St. Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
State Lifespan Respite Programs provides LGBT friendly respite and adult day care programs.
301 Camp Meeting Rd. Sewickly, PA 15143
SAGE is a national organization which provides supportive and consumer services for older LGBT adults and their caregivers. SAGECAP (program within SAGE) provides services such as group counseling, individual counseling, support groups, and respite care to caregivers of older LGBT adults. SAGE also offers an LGBT elder hotline that is available Mon-Fri 4pm - 12am, and Saturday 12pm-5pm.
SAGE COMMUNITY ROOM: LGBT Community Center
SAGE CENTER MIDTOWN:
SAGE CENTER HARLEM: Oberia D. Dempsey Multi-Service Center
SAGE CENTER BRONX: Union Community Health Center
LGBT ELDER HOTLINE:
Transline provides online, up to date, medical consultation to those that are transgender. Although based in San Francisco, this service can be accessed anywhere internet is available.
1748 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94115
Trans Lifeline is a crisis hotline for the well-being of trans people, run by trans people who are trained to handle crisis situations. Although the service is based in San Francisco, the service is available to anyone with a phone that is able to make calls to San Francisco, California, United States.
2443 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94115
Philadelphia Black Pride
The largest mobilization of LGBTQ people of color in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; The Annual Philly Black Pride/Penn Relays Celebration is the annual opportunity to celebrate, network, & build awareness. With a diverse array of events implemented citywide, the celebration brings together an average of 3,500-5,000 people worldwide-and counting!!! Our mission is to transform the living and social environments of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of color. We aim to create multicultural opportunities that educate, inspire, improve, and celebrate the experiences of LGBTQ individuals through programs, policy, advocacy, partnerships, and relationship building. Philly Black Pride is also a program under a national program Center for Black Equity
Le Thomas—President, Board of Directors
P.O Box 22515 Philadelphia, PA 19110
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
NQAPIA Board & Staff at the New Orleans
Tia Adams, Program Assistant
Linda Le, Bookkeeper
Janani Balasubramanian, Social Media Consultant
Mia Nakano, Website/Tech Consultant
233 Fifth Avenue Suite 4A, New York, NY 10016
Founded in 1990, GAPIMNY (Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York) is an all-volunteer, membership-based community organization with the mission to empower Queer & Trans API* people to create positive change. We provide a range of political, social, educational, and cultural programming and work in coalition with other community organizations to educate and promote dialogue on issues of race, sexuality, gender, and health.
Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community
Hotline: (708) API-QWTC
Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/y7ptzx97 via @APIQWTC
Yahoo Listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org
United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliances
U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle creates a safe space for Pacific Islander LGBTQI+ communities in advocating for social justice, education, and overall wellness. Our organization is a city-based charitable association of volunteer members who are working against the plight of discrimination towards people with different sexual preferences. To promote and enhance diversity appreciation within the Seattle/Tacoma community by providing educational opportunities, teach cultural appreciation, and provide guidance and counseling to the LGBTQ Pacific community in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.
Board Chair: Taffy Mae email@example.com
The Asian Pride Project
The Asian Pride Project is a two-phase media campaign using two means of outreach.
The Asian Pride Project aims to be inclusive of all people who can share personal experiences relating to a) Asian & Pacific Islander heritage, b) meaningful experiences pertaining to sexual orientation and gender expression.
Co-Director Aries Liao
Co-Director Elena Chang
Co-Director Leslie Kuo
Providence Youth Student Movement envisions a strong, healthy Southeast Asian community free from state, street, and interpersonal violence. PrYSM organizes at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation by centering youth, female, queer, and people of color leadership in our campaigns, our organization, and our communities. PrYSM mobilizes queer Southeast Asian youth, families, and allies to build grassroots power and organize collectively for social justice. As our communities continue to grow and develop, we have found resilience to be our greatest strength. However, we continue to face systemic oppression that keeps our communities disenfranchised.
Address: 669 Elmwood Ave. Box 16, Suite B-7, Providence, RI 02907
Fax: (888) 783-7302
League of United Latin American Citizens:
President: Alejandro "Lex" Treviño
Address: PO Box192336, Dallas, TX 75219
Latino Pride Center
Welcome to the Latino Pride Center (LPC), established in June 2013, as the first human services organization in the USA fully devoted to the needs presented by Latino gay people in the New York City metropolitan area. The mission of the LPC is to inspire, empower and support gay Latinos to build and pursue their lives to their full potential.
This mission will be pursued through the creation of health and human services programs that affirm individuality, sexual identity, and diversity; build family and community life; advocate for equality and justice; and support the pursuit of happiness free of oppression and violence for all people. Spanish speakers available.
Galaei is a queer Latin@ social justice organization. Queer acknowledges and represents the mosaic of sexual and gender identities within our communities. Latin@ represents the multiracial, multicultural experience of Latinidad. Galaei embodies the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people. We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia through leadership and economic development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots organizing.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NIKKI LÓPEZ
149 W. SUSQUEHANNA AVE., NORTH PHILADELPHIA, PA 19122
Phone: (267) 457-3912
GLADD promotes advocacy for the Latino LGBT community by hosting events which bring awareness to different ethnic backgrounds.
Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO
216 West Somerset Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133
Phone: (215) 763-8870
The Latino GLBT History Project
President: Cristina Calvillo-Rivera
2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105, Washington, DC 20009
Men of All Colors Together/New York (MACT/NY) is a multiracial, multicultural organization of gay and bisexual men committed to addressing and combating racial discrimination in the lesbian and gay male community, and to providing a supportive environment for non-oppressive relating among gay men. MACT was created to address concerns about the effects of racism in the lesbian and gay community, and the ways in which racism affects our personal lives. Our intent has been to open channels of communication among gay men of all races and cultures, and to provide a forum for discussing and confronting issues of racism, sexism, and homophobia in our community and in our lives.
P.O. Box 237107, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023-7107
The National Black Justice Coalition
Board Chair/Chief Executive Officer, Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks
Post Office Box 71395, Washington, DC 20024
LGBT Detroit's mission is "to increase awareness of and support to Detroit's dynamic LGBT community through education and advocacy with integrity and pride." Their aim is to implement LGBT affirming programs, services, projects, and special events; and to collaborate with other social justice organizations and allies with similar beliefs.
Antonio Johnson-Seals, President
20025 Greenfield Road, Detroit, MI, 48235
National Association of Black & White Men Together (NABWMT)
Address: PO Box 3793, Hollywood, CA 90078-3793
Board Members: Scott Duty and Gavin Morrow Hall (Co Chairs)
The Center for Black Equity
Earl D. Fowlkes Jr., President/Chief Executive Officer
Address: 1211 Chestnut St- Suite 910, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: (215) 832-0100
National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition
Address: 3636 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia
Telephone: (202) 455-8441
Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity
National Gay Pilots Association
Executive Director: DAVID J. PETTET
American Veterans for Equal Rights
AVER PRESIDENT: Steve Loomis
Address: 11012 Prospect Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
Address: 10940 Wilshire Blvd#1600, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Telephone: (310) 722-1806
The Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry (CALGM) is an association of diocesan, parish, and campus-based ministries and those involved in these ministries. CALGM reflects the Catholic Church's commitment to pastoral concern and support for lesbian and gay Catholics, their parents, families, and friends. These ministries, under the leadership of bishops, pastors, and other pastoral leaders, seek to apply Church teachings regarding the successful integration of sexuality and spirituality and the recognition of the dignity, respect, and inclusion of gay and lesbian persons in the life and mission of the Church.
President - Dino Entac
1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Media Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBT Legal and Advocacy Organizations
Central PA LGBT Center
Services Offered: The LGBT Center of Central PA is a non-profit organization that provides educational, cultural, and community activities to LGBT individuals. The LGBT Center seeks to create a “common ground” for the LGBT community and its allies.
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
Services Offered: ACLU of PA is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that defends, and protects individuals’ rights and personal freedoms. ACLU of PA advocates, educates, and litigates to preserve and promote civil liberties. The organization defends the rights of women, minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
PA Youth Congress
Phone Number: 717-743-1035
Services Offered: The PA Youth Congress is a youth-led organization that advances freedom and justice for LGBTQ youth living in Pennsylvania. PA Youth Congress advocates for responsible public policy, and is working toward safer schools, and thriving communities.
Address: 2973 Jefferson Street Harrisburg, PA 17110
Services Offered: TransCentralPA is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support to transgender individuals, their partners, families, friends, and allies. TransCentralPA offers gender education and information to businesses, organizations, educations institutions, and government agencies.
Services Offered: Equality PA seeks to make Pennsylvania an equal, and inclusive state for LGBT people. Equality PA advocates for policy change, educates the public about LGBT needs and experiences, and endorses candidates who are committed to equality.
Address: 1211 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
Address: 1348 Bainbridge Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
Services Offered: The Mazzoni Center’s legal services department provides direct no-cost or low-cost legal assistance to low-income and lower-income, LGBTQ individuals. They also provide advice/representation to LGBTQ people on discrimination issues, and referrals to pro bono attorneys, organizations, and private attorneys. In addition to legal services, the Mazzoni Center provides information, education, and training to members of the public, the legal profession, employers, and service providers
Greater Philly GOAL
Phone Number: (215) 783-4377
Services Offered: The Gay Officers Action League is a non-profit organization that addresses the needs, issues, and concerns of law enforcement personnel that identify as gay or lesbian. GOAL seeks to change homophobic attitudes in the workplace, and community.
Services Offered: PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization for the LGBT community. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality by providing support, education, and advocacy. PFLG has many chapters across the United States, and partners with many organizations.
Services Offered: PA Competes is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to growing the PA economy by that all citizens are provided equal protections in the workplace, housing, and business/government services. PA Competes supports and advocates for the PA Fairness Act.
Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Services Offered: CPGLCC is a non-profit organization committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBT owned and allied businesses. CPGLCC advances economic interests through advocacy, education, and partnership with local businesses.
Office of LGBT Affairs
Address: City Hall Room 115 Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services Offered: The Office of LGBT Affairs fosters equal working and living conditions for LGBTQ people, and advocates for LGBTQ issues. The Office of LGBT Affairs works to develop city policy for LGBTQ civil rights, coordinates city departments, agencies, and offices to improve access to services, provides education about LGBT needs to the community, and supports community growth and development for LGBT people.
The COLOURS Organization
Address: 1211 Chestnut St- Suite 910 Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services Offered: The Colours Organization provides community building services to black LGBT people in Philadelphia. The Colours Organization offers support groups, and preventative navigation services to assist with issues such as housing insecurity and unemployment.
Bread & Roses Community Fund
Address: 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1300 Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services Offered: Bread & Roses organizes donors for community based groups that build movements for equality and economic opportunity. Bread & Roses also provides training and capacity building to build leadership among people of color, LGBTQ people, poor people, women, and people with disabilities.
Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
Address: 1835 Market Street Suite 2410 Philadelphia, PA 19103
Services Offered: DVLF is the leading funder for emerging needs of the LGBTQ community in the Greater Philadelphia area. DVLF provides grants to organizations that serve LGBT people.
Address: 149 W. SUSQUEHANNA AVE. NORTH PHILADELPHIA, PA 19122
Services Offered: Galaei is a social justice organization that acknowledges and represents all sexual and gender identities, and races and cultures. Galaei is committed to advancement through leadership and economic development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots and organizing.
Garden State Equality
North Jersey office
Phone Number: (973) 473-5428
Services Offered: Garden State Equality is a statewide advocacy and education organization for the LGBT community. GSE collaborates with community partners to lead efforts that ensure nondiscrimination for LGBT people in NJ.
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Address: 522 West Maple Street Allentown, PA 18101
Services Offered: The Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center offers daily youth empowerment programs for LGBT youth, informational training institutes, and critical supportive services such as Emergency Services Pantry.
Address: 104 West 29th Street New York, New York, NY 10001
Services Offered: GLAAD is a non-profit media organization that promotes understanding, acceptance, and equality for the LGBT community. GLADD empowers LGBT people to share their stories, shapes media narratives, and helps grassroots organizations with communication.
Family Equality Council
Address: 475 Park Avenue South, Suite 21, New York, NY 10016
Address: 110 William Street, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Services Offered: GLSEN is a national education organization dedicated to ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students. GLSEN offers educational resources to educators, partners with decision makers and other educational organizations, and empowers students by supporting student-led efforts.
OutRight Action International
Address: 80 MAIDEN LANE, SUITE 1505 NEW YORK, NY 10038 U.S.A.
Services Offered: OutRight is a non-profit organization that supports human rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people. OutRight advocates by developing partnerships on a global, regional, and national level.
Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) – New York
Address: PO Box 1774 Old Chelsea Station New York, N.Y. 10113
Services Offered: The Gay Officers Action League is a non-profit organization that addresses the needs, issues, and concerns of law enforcement personnel that identify as gay or lesbian. GOAL seeks to change homophobic attitudes in the workplace, and community.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Address: 147 W 24th St, 5th Floor New York, NY 10011
Services Offered: The Sylvia Rivera Law Project fights against discrimination people in employment, education, health, social, and legal services regardless of their race, income status, and gender identity/expression. The Sylvia River Law Project seeks to improve access to services, and increase political participation.
The Audre Lorde Project
Services Offered: The Audre Lorde Project is a center for community organizing for LGBT people and people of color. The Audre Lorde Project works for community wellness, and social/economic justice through mobilization, education, and capacity-building.
Address: 2427 Morris Ave. Bronx, NY 10468
Services Offered: FIERCE is a youth led organization for LGBTQ, and colored youth. FIERCE seeks to improve leadership, political, and organizing skills of LGBTQ youth. FIERCE organizes grassroots campaigns to fight against police violence and harassment, and increase access to safe public spaces for LGBTQ youth.
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
Address: 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325-20 New York, NY 10001
Services Offered: LeGal is dedicated to ensuring equality to LGBT people, improving law administration, and promoting advancement of LGBT legal professionals. LeGal also educates the public, works to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in the justice system, a promoting solidarity among members of the LGBT legal community.
Address: 40 Exchange Pl, New York, NY 10005
Services Offered: Immigration Equality provides advice and legal services to LGBTQ and HIV positive immigrants in the United States. Immigration Equality works to ensure the safety and well-being of refugee community.
3003 West Touhy Avenue, Suite 107C, Chicago, IL 60645
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005
Services Offered: Sage is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of older LGBT adults. Sage offers support, education and resources, and advocates for public policy change that addresses the needs of older LGBT individuals.
Human Rights Campaign
Address: 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Services Offered: Human Rights Campaign is a political and non-profit organization that inspires and engages Americans to help end LGBTQ discrimination. HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ Americans by advocating for equal rights, and workplace benefits through education, and outreach programs.
Log Cabin Republicans
Services Offered: Log Cabin Republicans is a political organization that represents the nations’s conservatives that are LGBT or allies. Log Cabin Republicans advocate for fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans.
Address: 729 15th St. NW, 9th Floor Washington D.C. 20005
Services Offered: NGLCC is a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for LGBT diversity and inclusion. NGLCC works toward implementation of pro-business, LGBT-inclusive policies at federal, state, and local levels. NGLCC partners with many different organizations to ensure LGBT inclusion in businesses.
OutServe - Service Members Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
Address: PO Box 65301 Washington DC 20035-5301
Services Offered: OutServe is a non-profit organization that represents the United States LGBT military community. OutServe educates, provides legal services, advocates, and provides developmental opportunities for LGBT members of the military.
National Center for Transgender Equality
Address: 1133 19th St NW Suite 302 Washington D.C. 20036
Services Offered: National Center for Transgender Equality is a social justice organization that advocates for transgender people. NCTW recognizes a need for policy change to advance transgender equality.
LGBT Bar Association
Address: 1200 18TH STREET, NW, SUITE 700 WASHINGTON, DC 20036
Services Offered: The LGBT Bar Association is a nation association of lawyers, judges and legal professionals that promote justice for the LGBT community. The LGBT Bar Association hosts networking events, works with attorney groups, and creates advocacy resources for the LGBT community.
Address: 1133 15th Street NW, Suite 350 Washington, DC 20005
Services Offered: The Victory Fund works to change American politics to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans. The Victory Fund seeks to increase the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government.
National LGBTQ Task Force
1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005
116 Nassau Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10038
1151 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
801 Arthur Godfrey Road, Suite 402, Miami Beach, FL 33140
122 W. Franklin Ave, Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Services Offered: The LGBTQ Task Force is an advocacy group that seeks freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people. LGBTQ Task Force trains and mobilizes activists across the country that help fight against barriers for LGBTQ people.
Address: 231 East Baltimore Street, Suite 1100 Baltimore, MD 21202
Services Offered: FreeState Justice is an advocacy organization that provides legal services to LGBT residents of Maryland that are considered low-income. FreeState offers legal protection, support against discrimination, and assistance with name changes, gender marker changes, and Family law issues.
Hampton Roads Pride
Address: P.O. Box 41082 Norfolk, Va. 23541-1082
Services Offered: Hampton Roads Pride is a non-profit organization that supports the LGBT community by promoting community partnerships, increasing public affirmation of LGBT individuals, and providing scholarships. Hampton Roads educates, advocates, and participates in outreach.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Washington D.C. Office
Services Offered: The NCLR is a non-profit organization that seeks to achieve equality for LGBTQ individuals through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education. NCLR advances the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and their families.
North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys (NC GALA)
Address: 5540 McNeely Dr. Suite 301, Raleigh, NC 27612
Services Offered: NC GALA is an organization made up of gay and straight attorneys who support the needs of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender community. NC GALA provides referrals to attorneys who are non-judgmental, enlightened, friendly, and knowledgeable. Our member attorneys have vast experience with LGBT issues in many legal areas, including criminal law, family law, corporate law, wills and estates, and many other areas.
Address: P.O. Box 24490 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307
Services Offered: CenterLink is a non-profit organization that helps develop LGBT community centers. CenterLink believes that community centers are “primary change agents” for LGBT civil rights.
Address: 30 Winter Street, STE 800 Boston, MA 02108
Services Offered: GLAD is a non-profit organization that seeks to end discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation, through litigation, public policy advocacy, and education. GLAD advocates for issues such as family, school, housing, employment, health care, and public accommodations.
Address: 818 SW 3rd Ave. #141 Portland, OR 97204-2405
Services Offered: The Equality Federation is a non-profit organization that empowers local leaders to build strong movements for equality. The Equality Federation works collaboratively on issues that affect LGBTQ experiences, such as workplace fairness, and anti-transgender bathroom bans.
Address: P.O. Box 1272 Milwaukee, WI 53201
Address: 2490 Black Rock Tpke, # 294 Fairfield, Connecticut, CT 06825-2400
Services Offered: B Stigma-Free is a non-profit organization that advocates gender identity awareness. B Stigma-Free seeks to reduce bias and discrimination by collaborating, and advocating on behalf of those who are stigmatized.
Pride Law Fund
Address: P.O. BOX 2602, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94126-2602
Services Offered: The Pride Law Fund is a non-profit organization that supports the legal rights of the LBGTQ community by funding legal services and projects. The Pride Law Fund also sponsors education and outreach related to LGBTQ issues.
Everyone Is Gay
Address: 556 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Ste 101 #490 Pasadena, CA 91105
Services Offered: Everyone Is Gay is a youth organization that provides advice, tours schools, and creates change for LGBTQ youth. Everyone Is Gay seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ youth by offering advice to parents and children, and helping to create safe and compassionate school environments.
Out and Equal
Address: 155 Sansome St, Ste 450 San Francisco, California, CA 94104
Services Offered: Out and Equal is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to achieving workplace equality for LGBT people. Out and Equal partners with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide leadership development, training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that help create inclusive work environments for LGBT people.
Transgender Law Center
Address: Transgender Law Center PO Box 70976 Oakland, CA 94612-0976
Services Offered: The Transgender Law Center seeks to change policy, law, and attitudes so transgender people can live safely, and free from discriminations regardless of their gender identity or expression.
Address: 8746 Holloway Dr., West Hollywood, California 90069
Services Offered: Pride Legal is a network of independent LGBT lawyers, LGBT-friendly lawyers, and law firms throughout California. Pride Legal matches people in need of legal help with lawyers experienced in their individual type of case.
Gay Family Law Center
Services Offered: The Gay Family Law Center offers legal services such as: LGBT divorce and dissolution, same-sex adoption, LGBT surrogacy, child custody, visitation, LGBT pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, LGBT wills, trusts, and estate planning, as well as Marvin Actions and LGBT co-habitation agreements.At Gay Family Law Center lawyers have deep expertise in LGBT family law and an unwavering commitment to achieve the best outcome for LGBT families.
Attorney Angelyn Gates
Attorney Chelsea M. Norris
Attorney Mark Lechter
LGBT+ Supportive Police Departments
Allentown Police Department
Address: 425 HAMILTON ST. ALLENTOWN PA 18101
NYPD LGBT Outreach Unit
Phone Number: (212) 614-6748
Services Offered: The LGBT Outreach Unit works to foster positive relationships between the New York police and the LGBT community. The Outreach Unit provides a LGBT liaison for community members. The Outreach Unit also provides police trainings regarding the LGBT community.
Metropolitan Police Department: LGBT Liaison Unit
Seattle Police Department – Safe Place
Address: 610 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98104-1900
LGBTQ Liaison Officer:
Allyship: The action of working to end oppression through support of, and as an advocate with and for, a group other than one’s own.
Asexual: A sexual orientation generally characterized by not feeling sexual attraction or a desire for partnered sexuality. Asexuality is distinct from celibacy, which is the deliberate abstention from sexual activity.
Bisexual: A person whose primary sexual and affectional orientation is toward people of the same and other genders, or towards people regardless of their gender.
LGBTQIA: an inclusive acronym that includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual
Lesbian: A woman whose primary sexual and affectional orientation is toward people of the same gender.
Gay: A sexual and affectional orientation toward people of the same gender
Transgender: Adjective used most often as an umbrella term, and frequently abbreviated to “trans.” This adjective describes a wide range of identities and experiences of people whose gender identity and/or expression differs from conventional expectations based on their assigned sex at birth.
Intersectionality: describes the way that multiple systems of oppression interact in the lives of those with multiple marginalized identities
Intersex: adjective used to describe the experience of a person who developed primary or secondary sex characteristics that do not fit neatly into society's definitions of male or female. Intersex is an umbrella term and there are around 20 variations of intersex that are included in this umbrella term
Sexual Orientation: Sexual Orientation is an enduring emotional, romantic, sexual, or affectional attraction or non-attraction to other people. Sexual orientation can be fluid and people use a variety of labels to describe their sexual orientation.
Gender Identity: A sense of one’s self as trans, genderqueer, woman, man, or some other identity, which may or may not correspond with the sex and gender one is assigned at birth.
Gender Expression: How one expresses oneself, in terms of dress and/or behaviors. Individuals may embody their gender in a multitude of ways and have terms beyond these to name their gender expression(s)
Queer: sexual orientation or gender identity that falls outside the heterosexual mainstream or the gender binary