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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.

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.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Franklin-Hampshire Chapter
413-625-6636; jcmalinski48@gmail.com; http://fhcpflag.weebly.com
Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-8 p.m., in the Community Room at Baystate Health Pioneer Valley Family Medicine, Northampton Crossing Plaza, 325B King Street, Northampton.

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

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

Rainbow Elders
c/o Franklin County Home Care: http://www.fchcc.org/lgbtiqa
A group for LGBTQIA elders and their straight and younger allies to build connections and find resources.

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.

TransformingParents
PVTransformingParents@yahoo.com
Support group for the parents of trans and gender-nonconforming offspring that meets the first Thursday of each month 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

GLAD (GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders)
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 LGBTQ 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

InterACT: A Group for Intersex Youth: http://interactyouth.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