Directory of LGBT Services and Resources
- Academic/Alumni Groups
- Staten Island
- Student Groups
- Asian Pacific Island
- Government/Elected Officials
- Religious Organizations
- 12 Step Groups
- Political Groups
- Mental Health
- Pride Committees
- Employee Groups
- People of Color
- Support Groups
ADODI New York
Same-sex loving men of African descent’s spiritual, emotional, social organization since 1985.
American Civil Liberties Union—LGBT& AIDS Project
Precedent-setting litigation and public policy advocacy on LGBT issues and issues affecting those with HIV/AIDS.
Amnesty International USA
Global mission is rooted in a fundamental commitment to the rights, dignity, and well-being of every person on earth.
Brooklyn Law School OUTLaws
Group for LGBT law students. Sponsors panels on LGBT issues, coordinates activities with other LGBT legal organizations.
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc.
Supports extending constitutional/human rights to LGBT community.
Helps victims of domestic violence navigate the legal system.
Legal activist for sexual civil rights and nontraditional families. Diana Adams.
HIV Law Project
Tracy L. Welsh, Esq, Executive Director; Shahmet Gordon, Administrative Director. Free civil legal services for HIV+ individuals living in Manhattan or Bronx or homeless in NYC.
HIV/AIDS Legal Service Project
Free legal services to fight discriminattion against/ protect privacy of people with HIV/AIDS, alcohol/ drug problems, criminal records.
Human Rights, New York State Division-Office of Sexual Discrimination Issues
Joyce Yearwood, Director
A national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for LGBT, and HIV-positive individuals. Provides free legal counsel to LGBT/HIV-positive immigrants and advocates for policy changes to end the discrimination their clients face. Focuses its legal services in three main areas: recognition for binational (American/foreign national) families, detention and asylum.
International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Advancing human rights to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Just Detention International
A nonprofit health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. The organization has three core goals: to hold government officials accountable for prisoner rape; to change ill-informed public attitudes about sexual violence behind bars; and to ensure that those who have survived such abuse get the help they need. Anyone who has experienced any form of sexual harm in custody-including sexual harassment, sex in exchange for protection, sexual assault, etc-is encourage to contact us for support and a packet of information and materials. Prisoners can write to JDI via confidential, legal mail by addressing their letter to Cynthia Totten, Attorney at Law, CA Attorney Reg# 199266 at the address above.
National organization committed to achieving full recognition of civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV, through impact litigation, education, public policy work.
Ongoing weekly support group for LGBT young people, 18-24, to explore/address questions about sexual orientation, gender identy/expression, coming out to family/friends, other issues relative to healthy development. Setting is welcoming and caring, all services free. Participants must register and be interviewed by group facilitator, an LCSW.
Lesbian & Gay Caucus-Rutgers Law School
Campus based group for Rugers law students
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Law Association of Greater New York (LeGal)
Professional association and foundation. Sponsors three walk in clinics and a lawyer referral service.
LGBT Law Project at NYLAG (NY Legal Assistance Group)
Provides legal assistance and referrals to low-income LGBT community of New York in varied areas: family law, discrimination, adoption, name and document changes, homeless shelter issues, public assistance, advance directives and wills.
LPSS, Inc. (Lambda Peer Support Services)
All volunteer, not for profit 501 (c)(3) organization, serving LGBTQ community of Westchester County/ surrounding areas since 1985. Workshops, on going/short-term support groups, "Holiday Connections" activities, other programs. All support groups are conducted by trained peer facilitators under the supervision of certified clinicians. Strives to foster sense of community, erase stereotypes and to address the affects of homophobia, discrimination, prejudice.
National Lawyers Guild-Queer Caucus
Caucus acts as network of LGBT Guild members and serves as a voice for LGBT issues within NLG, sponsors forums, engages in public education projects, supports legislation, produces Sexual Orientation and Law (published by WestGroup), co-sponsors Thomas Steel Summer Law Student Fellowship.
National LGBT Bar Association
National association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and afffiliated LGBT legal organizations. Promotes justice in and through legal profession for LGBT community in all of its diversity.