Brooklyn and New York City have a rich history of providing resources to the community. Below are resources and partners of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Resources are compiled from LGBTetc.com and additional sources. Please go to LGBTetc.com, which also maintains additional and national resources, as well as policy documents pertaining to the LGBT community. If you would like to be listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brooklyn and New York City Based Resources and Organizations
Ali Forney Center – protecting LGBTQ youth in New York City from the harm of homelessness, and supporting them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.
Audre Lorde Project (ALP) – focusing on community organizing in New York City for LGBT, Two Spirit, and Gender Non Conforming People of Color through mobilization, education and capacity-building, and working for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.
Brooklyn Men (K)onnect [BMK] – is a community outreach, intervention and health education program dedicated to expanding access to HIV/STD-related prevention resources and promoting sexual health education within the MSM (Men who have sex with Men) population. BMK collaborates with other community based organizations, events, activities, club promoters, social networking outlets, as well as develop strategic partnerships and collaborations, to build a strong connection within the MSM population where there is a high-risk of HIV/STD infections. Brooklyn Men (K)onnect is created under the auspices of the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force (BATF). www.facebook.com/brooklynmenkonnect
Circle of Voices, Inc – providing opportunities to foster a collaborative and supportive environment where Womyn artists and friends of the community can have the opportunity to increase their appreciation of the arts through performances, seminars and workshops given by Womyn of African Descent and Womyn of Color.
Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) – focusing on the well-being of black, gay men in New York City and fighting the threat of AIDS, homophobia, and racism through education, advocacy, health and wellness, and social support.
The Institute for Human Identity – Located in the heart of Chelsea, the Institute for Human Identity is New York’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer affirmative psychotherapy and training center. We foster personal growth, free of traditional gender, sexual orientation and cultural biases.
LGBT Community Center of NYC – providing a home for the birth, nurture, and celebration of LGBT organizations, institutions, and culture; caring for LGBT individuals and groups in need; educating the public and the community; and empowering LGBT individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.
LGBT Foster Care Project – training foster care agencies so that they can provide safe, high-quality, and sensitive services to LGBT youth and LGBT parents in the foster care community.
Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) – creating opportunities and providing resources that will enable “holy conversations” within the denomination about various beliefs concerning the integration of sexuality and spirituality and GLBT people’s unique place on the margins of society.
Urban Justice Center – serving New York City’s most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education, and political organizing. Health Resources
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center – providing sensitive, quality health care and related services primarily to New York’s LGBT communities regardless of ability to pay, and promoting health education and wellness and advocates for LGBT health issues. Youth Resources
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Fierce – building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) – ensuring safe schools for all students.
Hetrick-Martin Institute (Harvey Milk High School) – fostering healthy youth development through direct services and referrals, and providing a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.
It Gets Better Project – showing how young people who are LGBT-identified can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future, where straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members, and where people can share their stories.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) – promoting the health and well-being of LGBT individuals, their families, and their friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights; and providing opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acting to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Youth Guardian Services – providing support through online services to LGBTQ and straight-supportive youth.
YouthResource – website created by and for LGBTQ young people providing information and offering support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.
Trevor Project – focusing on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth.
LGBT Aging Resources
LGBT Aging Project – ensuring that LGBT elders have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services, and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted.
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) – improving the lives of LGBT older adults by providing programs and services for the aging LGBT community, providing technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and providing a national voice on LGBT aging issues.
SAGEWorks — SAGEWorks is a national employment support program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people age 40 and older that expands participants’ job hunting skills and career options, and connects employers to diverse high-caliber candidates. Recognizing the importance of remaining employed and fulfilled in today’s competitive job market, SAGEWorks provides hands-on workshops, technology training and personal coaching at various sites nationwide.
Political and Advocacy Organizations
CenterLink – supporting the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers.
Empire State Pride Agenda – New York’s statewide LGBT civil rights and advocacy group utilizing education and organizing.
Freedom to Marry – working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) – amplifying the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – improving the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law, and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs.
Immigration Equality – fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for LGBT and HIV-positive individuals.
Lambda Legal – achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) – advancing the civil and human rights of LGBT people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
National Center for Transgender Equality – advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment.
National Coalition for LGBT Health – improving the health and well-being of LGBT individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs – dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – building the grassroots power of the LGBT community by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and providing research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies.
Queers for Economic Justice – promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation.
Social Work Policy Institute – focusing on LGBT social work research, providing an overview of an under-researched set of social concerns, and providing links to resources and a collection of publications by social work researchers.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project – working to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.
Transgender Aging Network (TAN) – improving the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders by enhancing the work of researchers, service providers, educators, and advocates; promoting awareness; and advocating for policy changes.
Transgender Law and Policy Institute – engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people by bringing experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund – ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing, and public policy efforts.
TransJustice – working to mobilize its communities and allies into action on the pressing political issues they face, including gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; the need for Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, and job-training programs; resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.
Welcoming Schools – LGBT-inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying and name-calling in K-5 learning environments by providing administrators, educators, and parents/guardians with the resources necessary to create learning environments in which all learners are welcomed and respected.
Williams Institute – advancing sexual orientation law and public policy through rigorous, independent research and scholarship, and disseminating it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media, and the public.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) – promoting evidence-based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect in transgender health.