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Local and State LGBTQIA Resources


National LGBTQIA Resources




AREA COLLEGE GROUPS

Amherst College

Queer Resource Center
Basement of Morrow Dormitory; (413) 542-2161
Angie Tissi, Coordinator
angie.tissi@gmail.com

Pride Alliance
pridealliance@amherst.edu; Facebook group


Hampshire College

Queer Community Alliance
www.hampshire.edu/studentlife/queercommunityalliancenter.htm

Queer Services
Emily Rimmer, Director
erSA@hampshire.edu; (413) 559-5320


Holyoke Community College

Queer/Straight Alliance
www.hcc.edu/campus-life/student-clubs/identity-clubs/spectrum-queer-straight-alliance


Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke Lyon's Pride
A group for Mount Holyoke LGBT alumnae/alumni and their partners.
www.mhlp.org


Smith College

Prism: LGBTQ People of Color
https://www.facebook.com/smithprism
prism@email.smith.edu

Resource Center for Sexuality and Gender
Basement of Wesley House. Open Monday-Thursday 8 p.m.-midnight.
http://www.smith.edu/ose/rcsg.php
rcsg@email.smith.edu; (413) 585-6014

Transcending Gender: The Trans Advocacy Group Focused on Community and Education
http://smithtg.tumblr.com/
transgend@email.smith.edu.


Springfield College

Pride Alliance
Contact: Student Activities, (413) 748-3141


Springfield Technical Community College

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance
https://www.facebook.com/STCC.GLBTA


UMass Amherst
See http://www.umass.edu/stonewall/groups


COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Advocacy for LGBT Elders in Western Massachusetts
J. M. Sorrell, Director
413-586-2000, extension 146
jmsorrell@highlandvalley.org; www.alewm.org
The group seeks to improve services and programs for aging LGBT community members and to encourage support from allies.

East Coast FTM Group
on Facebook; betpower@yahoo.com
Online support for female-to-male transgender and transsexual people.

Explore Gay Northampton
www.explorenorthampton.com/lgbt/
The Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce

Family Diversity Projects
413-256-0502; info@familydiv.org; www.familydiv.org
Organizes traveling diversity exhibits.

Franklin-Hampshire PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
413-625-6636; jcmalinski48@gmail.com
Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-8 p.m., in the conference room of Highland Valley Elder Services in the Cutlery Building, 320 Riverside Drive, Northampton.

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders)
30 Winter Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02108
617-426-1350
gladlaw@glad.org; www.glad.org
Provides LGBT legal advice and advocacy in New England.

GLBT Alcoholics Anonymous Group
Meetings are Fridays, 7:30 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 48 Elm Street, Northampton

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project
955 Mass Avenue, PMB 131, Cambridge, MA 02139
617-354-6056; hotline: 800-832-1901 (Voice/TTY)
www.glbtqdvp.org
Statewide program providing education and direct services for gay, bisexual, and trans male survivors of domestic violence.

Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Men's Support Group
Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Edward's Church, Main and State Sts., Northampton.
Sponsored by the Men's Resource Center. For more information: mrcdirectororofsupportgroups@mrc.org

Lavender Country and Folk Dancers
413-247-9604; http://www.lcfd.org
"A community for gender role free dancing."

Lesbian Empowerment Group
Northampton Council on Aging: 413-587-1228
A support group for lesbians aged 55+

LGBT Coalition of Western Massachusetts
http://www.lgbtcoalitionwma.org
A local advocacy and education organization

Longmeadow Support group for Parents, Family, and Friends of LGBTQIA People
413-539-0864
Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., First Church of Christ, 763 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow

Mass Equality
11 Beacon Street, Suite 1125, Boston, MA 02108-3011
617-878-2300; info@MassEquality.org; www.massequality.org
Group defending same-sex marriages in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
http://www.mass.gov/cgly

Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
PO Box 246, State House, Boston, MA 02133
617-248-0776; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Massachusetts-Gay-and-Lesbian-Political-Caucus/109860055723729

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
PO Box 301897, Jamaica Plains, MA 02130
617-983-0219; info@masstpc.org; www.masstpc.org
Statewide group fighting for transgender rights.

Men of Northampton (MoNoho)
www.monoho.com
A social and recreational group for gay men in the Northampton area.

The Network/La Red
PO Box 6011, Boston, MA 02114
Hotline: 617-423-SAFE; Office: 617-695-0877
info@thenetworklared.org; www.thenetworklared.org
Services for lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Noho Men’s Social
More information: ecs220@aol.com
Gathering are held on the third Friday of each month, 6-9 p.m., Fairfield Inn, 115A Conz Street, Northampton

Northampton Pride
413-586-5602; 877-743-3627 (toll-free)
info@northamptonpride.org; www.northamptonpride.org
Organizes Northampton's annual LGBT Pride march and rally.

Pioneer Valley Gay Men's Chorus
http://www.pvgmc.org

Pioneer Valley LGBTQ Women's Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/pioneervalleywomen

Safe Passage
43 Center Street, Suite G, Northampton
413-586-1125; 24-hr. crisis hotline: 413-586-5066, 888-345-5282 (toll-free)
www.safepass.org
Provides support to survivors of relationship violence in Hampshire County. Offers a support Groups for battered women, including lesbians, in abusive relationships.

Sexual Minorities Archives
413-584-7616; betpower@yahoo.com; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexual-Minorities-Archives/117351321685599?fref=ts
Local, regional, and national collection of LGBT literature, history, and art. Researchers and visitors welcome. Call or email for an appointment.

Straight Spouse Network
Jane: 413-625-6636; jcmalinski48@gmail.com
Confidential support and resources for heterosexual spouses and partners of LGBT people.

TransParent
pvtransparents1@gmail.com
Support group for the parents of trans and gender-nonconforming offspring that meets monthly in Holyoke.

UniTy of the Pioneer Valley
on Facebook
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/unity-of-the-pioneer-valley
Support group for transgender individuals that meets monthly in Springfield.

Valley Women's Martial Arts
1 Cottage Street (Route 141), Easthampton
413-527-0101; www.vwma.org
Introductory and ongoing instruction in self-defense and martial arts to women and girls, offered on a sliding scale.

RELIGIOUS GROUPS

See LGBT-Supportive Religious and Spiritual Groups


EATERIES AND NIGHTCLUBS

Diva's Nightclub
492 Pleasant Street, Northampton
413-586-8161; divasofnoho@aol.com
www.divasofnoho.com
Mixed nightclub for everyone over 21, with certain nights 18+ or 19+.

BOOKSTORES

Montague Book Mill
Rt. 47, Montague
413-367-9206; www.montaguebookmill.com

The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley
413-534-7307; odysseybks@aol.com
www.odysseybks.com


REAL ESTATE

Mark Carmien
Goggins Real Estate
8 Main Street, Florence, MA; 413-586-7000 ext. 35
markc@gogginsrealestate.com

Tami Gaylor
Five College Realtors
190 University Dr., Amherst, MA; 413-522-4461
Tami@RealtorGaylor.com



YOUTH RESOURCES

Generation Q
Community Action Youth Programs
413-774-7028; GenQ@communityaction.us
Generation Q is a confidential social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their straight allies. Youth ages 11-21 are welcome to join. Generation Q meets on Tuesdays in Greenfield and on Wednesdays in Northampton.

Out Now, Inc.
1695 Main St. (2nd floor), Springfield
413-348-8234; outnow@comcast.net; http://outnowyouth.org
A community-based youth group in Springfield. Drop in hours: Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m..

TREE (Transgender Rights, Education and Empowerment)
Community Action Youth Programs
413-774-7028; TREE@communityaction.us
TREE provides peer support, advocacy, education, and leadership development opportunities for trans-identified and gender non-conforming youth, 11-21. TREE meets on Tuesdays in Greenfield and on Wednesdays in Northampton.


HEALTH RESOURCES

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
www.aac.org
HIV/AIDS hotline: 800-235-2331; Hepatitis-C hotline: 888-443-4972
Both hotlines are staffed M-Th 9-9 and Fri 9-7:30.

AIDS CARE/Hampshire County
10 Main Street, Florence
413-586-8288; aidscarehamp@cooley-dickinson.org
www.cooley-dickinson.org/services/aids-care-hampshire-county
ACHC provides case management and comprehensive support services for people living with HIV infection and their families and friends.

Center for Counseling and Psychological Health
127 Hills North
413-545-2337 (8-5 weekdays); 413-577-5000 (emergency on-call situations after weekday hours and on weekends)
www.umass.edu/counseling/.
Offers LGBT-supportive counseling.

Center for Health Promotion
413-577-5181; www.umass.edu/uhs/services/healthpromotion
Provides LGBT-related education and outreach.

National Institutes of Health's AIDS Info
800-448-0440, M-F noon-5
contactus@aidsinfo.nih.gov; http://aidsinfo.nih.gov

Tapestry Health Systems
27 Pray Street, Amherst; 413-548-9992
16 Center Street, 4th Floor, Northampton; 413-586-2539
800-696-7752; www.tapestryhealth.org
Affordable, LGBT-friendly health care. Services include free breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured women, a needle exchange program, and free, anonymous HIV testing.

University Health Services, UMass Amherst
150 Infirmary Way, UMass Amherst
413-577-5000; www.umass.edu/uhs
Free, anonymous HIV testing available for UMass and Hampshire students, staff, and faculty. Call 577-5126 for an appointment and for information about support groups and counseling.


LEGAL RESOURCES

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
30 Winter Street, Suite 800, Boston
617-426-1350; gladlaw@glad.org
www.glad.org
Legal hotline for information and referrals related to HIV and LGBT legal issues:
800-455-GLAD, M-F 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
436 Dwight Street, Suite 220, Springfield
413-739-2145; www.mass.gov/mcad

Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association
http://www.masslgbtqbar.org
Statewide professional association of LGBT lawyers and allies.

UMass Student Legal Services Office
922 Campus Center, UMass Amherst
413-545-1995; www.umass.edu/rso/slso
Office hours: M-F 9-5
Free legal advice and services for UMass Amherst students who pay the Student Activities Fee.


PUBLICATIONS

Bay Windows
www.baywindows.com
New England's largest weekly LGBT newspaper.

The Rainbow Times
www.therainbowtimesmass.com
Bi-weekly newspaper serving Western MA, Southern VT, and Northern CT



NATIONAL LGBTQIA ORGANIZATIONS/SITES

Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN): www.asexuality.org

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere: www.colage.org

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals: www.lgbtcampus.org

GLBT National Help Center : www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org

glbtq (an encyclopedia of glbtq culture): www.glbtq.com

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation: www.glaad.org

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: www.glma.org

Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals: www.noglstp.org

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: www.glsen.org

Human Rights Campaign: www.hrc.org

Immigration Equality : http://immigrationequality.org

Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org

Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health (support for LBT women addressing serious illness) : www.whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject

National Center for Lesbian Rights: www.nclrights.org

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs : www.avp.org

National LGBTQ Task Force: www.thetaskforce.org

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates: www.outandequal.org

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: www.pflag.org

Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org

Pride at Work: www.prideatwork.org

The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org



KIDS

Accepting Dad: http://www.acceptingdad.com

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Slightly Effeminate, Possibly Gay, Totally Fabulous Son: http://raisingmyrainbow.com



YOUTH AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

Campus Pride: www.campuspride.org

A Coming Out Guide for LGB People: www.datehookup.com/content-a-guide-for-gays,-lesbians-and-bisexuals.htm

Fierce!: www.fiercenyc.org

Lambda 10 Project (GLBT fraternity and sorority issues): www.lambda10.org

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Student Resources: www.affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide

National Youth Advocacy Coalition: www.nyacyouth.org

Queer Attitude: www.queerattitude.com

Welcoming Schools: www.welcomingschools.org

Youth Resources: www.youthresource.com



ASEXUAL

Asexuality Archive: www.asexualityarchive.com

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network : www.asexuality.org

New England Asexuals: www.neaces.org



TRANSGENDER

Bklyn Boi Hood: www.bklynboihood.com

Black Trans Men: www.blacktransmen.org

Brown Boi Project: www.brownboiproject.org

Center for Gender Sanity: www.gendersanity.com

FTM International: www.ftmi.org

Gender Crash: www.gendercrash.com

Gender Education and Advocacy: www.gender.org

International Foundation for Gender Education: www.ifge.org

Kids of Transgender People (COLAGE): www.colage.org/programs/trans

National Center for Transgender Equality: http://transequality.org

PFLAG Transgender Net: http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=380

Remembering Our Dead: www.gender.org/remember/index.html

Renaissance Transgender Association: www.ren.org

Trans-Academics.org (archived site): www.Trans-Academics.org

Transfamily: www.transfamily.org

TransGenderCare: www.transgendercare.com

TransGriot: http://transgriot.blogspot.com

Trans-Health: www.trans-health.com

Trans Lifeline (Transgender Crisis Line): www.translifeline.org

Trans POC Blog: www.trans-poc.livejournal.com

Trans People of Color Coalition: www.transpoc.org

Transgender Law and Policy Institute: www.transgenderlaw.org

Transsexual Hormone Therapy FAQ: http://www.datehookup.com/content-transsexual-hormone-therapy-faq.htm

TransYouth Family Allies: http://imatyfa.org

INTERSEX

The Accord Alliance: www.accordalliance.org

Bodies Like Ours: www.bodieslikeours.org/forums

Intersex Initiative Portland (ipdx): www.ipdx.org

Intersex Resources from PBS's NOVA program: ww.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/intersex-spectrum.html

Intersex Society of North America [archived site]: www.isna.org

Survivor Project (Intersex and Trans Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence): www.survivorproject.org



BISEXUAL

BiNet USA: www.binetusa.org

Bisexual.org: www.bisexual.org

Bisexual Resource Center: www.biresource.org

Coming Out: Realizing Bisexuality in a Straight World: www.lunamorena.net/pride



LESBIANS AND GAY MEN

Advocate: www.advocate.com

Butch-Femme: www.butch-femme.com

Curve Magazine: www.curvemag.com

The History of Lesbians: www.datehookup.com/content-the-history-of-lesbianism.htm

Lesbian Herstory Archives: www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org

Techno-Dyke: www.technodyke.com

Washington Blade: www.washingtonblade.com



PEOPLE OF COLOR

Audre Lorde Project: http://alp.org

Colorlines: http://www.colorlines.com

The Pipeline Project: www.lgbtpipeline.org

Resources for GLBT Youth of Color : www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-glbt_youth_of_color.html

Trans POC Blog: www.trans-poc.livejournal.com

Trans People of Color Coalition: www.transpoc.org

xQsi Magazine: www.xqsimagazine.com



TWO-SPIRIT PEOPLE

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center: www.nnaapc.org

Native Youth Sexual Health Network: www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com

Two-Spirit.com: www.2spirits.com



ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS

Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride: www.apifamilypride.org

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Coalition: www.apiqwtc.org

Desi LGBTQ Helpline For South Asians: http://deqh.org

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance: www.gapa.org

Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York: www.gapimny.org

Q&A Space: Coming Out Stories from Asian Pacific Islanders: http://qaspace.apiequalityla.org

Queer Asian Pacific Alliance: www.qapa.org

Trikone (LGBT South Asians): www.trikone.org

Utopia: Asian Gay and Lesbian Resources: www.utopia-asia.com



LATINAS/LATINOS

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition: www.hbgc-boston.org

Latino/Latina Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (in Spanish) : www.ambientejoven.org



AFRICAN AMERICANS

Bklyn Boi Hood: www.bklynboihood.com

Black Trans Men: www.blacktransmen.org

Brown Boi Project: www.brownboiproject.org

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition: www.hbgc-boston.org

Keith Boykin
www.keithboykin.com

National Black Justice Coalition
www.nbjcoalition.org

Sistah Sinema: www.sistahsinema.com

United Lesbians of African Heritage: www.uloah.com

Zuna Institute: National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians
www.zunainstitute.org



MIDDLE EASTERN PEOPLE

Lesbian and Gay Arab Resources: www.al-bab.com/arab/background/gay.htm

POSE: Iranian-American LGBT Allies: https://www.facebook.com/poseadvocates



PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

BENT: A Journal of Cripgay Voices (archived site): www.bentvoices.org/Archives/archiveblank.htm

Blind Gay and Bisexual Men's Discussion Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/blind-gay

Blind Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Discussion Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BlindLesbians

Passing Twice: "A Proud Network of Queer Stutterers and Their Allies": http://www.passingtwice.com

Peggy Munson's Resources about Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome: www.peggymunson.com/index2.html

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf: www.deafrad.org



RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY

Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons: www.affirmation.org

Affirmation: United Methodists for LGBT Concerns: www.umaffirm.org

Axios: Eastern & Orthodox Gay & Lesbian Christians: www.axios.org

Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests: www.bmclgbt.org

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry: www.clgs.org

Christian Lesbians: www.christianlesbians.com

Dignity USA (GLBT Catholics): www.dignityusa.org

Emergence International (Christian Scientist): www.emergence-international.org

Evangelicals Concerned: www.ecwr.org

Friends (Quakers) for LGBTQ Concerns: www.quaker.org/flgbtqc/index.html

Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (Hindu): www.galva108.org

Integrity (GLBT Episcopalians): www.integrityusa.org

Interweave: Unitarian Universalists for LGBT Concerns: http://www.interweavecontinental.org

JQYouth (Jewish LGBT Youth): www.jqyouth.org

LGBT Religious Archives Network: www.lgbtran.org

LGBTQ Ministries (Unitarian Universalist): www.uua.org/obgltc

More Light Presbyterians: www.mlp.org

Muslims for Progressive Values Discussion Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimpv

New Ways Ministry (Roman Catholic): www.newwaysministry.org

Orthodox Jewish Gays: www.orthogays.com

Queer Muslim Revolution: www.queermuslimrevolution.blogspot.com

Rainbow Baptists: www.rainbowbaptists.org

Reconciling Ministries Network (Methodist): www.rmnetwork.org

Reconciling Works (Lutheran): www.reconcilingworks.org

Safra Project (LBT Muslim Women): www.safraproject.org

Seventh-Day Adventist Kinship International: www.sdakinship.org

Soulforce: www.soulforce.org

The United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns: www.ucccoalition.org

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches: http://mccchurch.org

Welcoming and Affirming Baptist Churches: www.awab.org

Whosoever: An Online Magazine for LGBT Christians: www.whosoever.org

World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations: http://glbtjews.org