UMass Amherst Stonewall Center

The Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst
Photo - inside the Stonewall Center

Local and State LGBTQIA Resources

National LGBTQIA Resources


Amherst College

Queer Resource Center
Basement of Morrow Dormitory; (413) 542-2161
Angie Tissi, Coordinator

Pride Alliance; Facebook group

Hampshire College

Queer Community Alliance

Queer Services
Emily Rimmer, Director; (413) 559-5320

Holyoke Community College

Queer/Straight Alliance

Mount Holyoke College

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

Smith College

Prism: LGBTQ People of Color

Resource Center for Sexuality and Gender
Basement of Wesley House. Open Monday-Thursday 8 p.m.-midnight.; (413) 585-6014

Transcending Gender: The Trans Advocacy Group Focused on Community and Education

Springfield College

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

Springfield Technical Community College

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance

UMass Amherst


Advocacy for LGBT Elders in Western Massachusetts
J. M. Sorrell, Director
413-586-2000, extension 146;
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;
Online support for female-to-male transgender and transsexual people.

Explore Gay Northampton
The Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce

Family Diversity Projects
Organizes traveling diversity exhibits.

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders)
30 Winter Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02108
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)
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:

Lavender Country and Folk Dancers
"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
A local advocacy and education organization

Longmeadow Support group for Parents, Family, and Friends of LGBTQIA People
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
Group defending same-sex marriages in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
PO Box 246, State House, Boston, MA 02133

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
PO Box 301897, Jamaica Plains, MA 02130
Statewide group fighting for transgender rights.

Men of Northampton (MoNoho)
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;
Services for lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Noho Men’s Social
More information:
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);
Organizes Northampton's annual LGBT Pride march and rally.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Franklin-Hampshire Chapter
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

Pioneer Valley LGBTQ Women's Meetup Group

Rainbow Elders
c/o Franklin County Home Care:
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)
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
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;
Confidential support and resources for heterosexual spouses and partners of LGBT people.

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
Support group for transgender individuals that meets monthly in Springfield.

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


See LGBT-Supportive Religious and Spiritual Groups


Diva's Nightclub
492 Pleasant Street, Northampton
Mixed nightclub for everyone over 21, with certain nights 18+ or 19+.


Montague Book Mill
Rt. 47, Montague

The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley


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

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


Generation Q
Community Action Youth Programs
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
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
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.


AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
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
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)
Offers LGBT-supportive counseling.

Center for Health Promotion
Provides LGBT-related education and outreach.

National Institutes of Health's AIDS Info
800-448-0440, M-F noon-5;

Tapestry Health Systems
27 Pray Street, Amherst; 413-548-9992
16 Center Street, 4th Floor, Northampton; 413-586-2539
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
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.


GLAD (GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders)
30 Winter Street, Suite 800, Boston
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

Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association
Statewide professional association of LGBT lawyers and allies.

UMass Student Legal Services Office
922 Campus Center, UMass Amherst
Office hours: M-F 9-5
Free legal advice and services for UMass Amherst students who pay the Student Activities Fee.


Bay Windows
New England's largest weekly LGBT newspaper.

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


Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN):

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere:

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals:

GLBT National Help Center :

glbtq (an encyclopedia of glbtq culture):

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation:

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association:

Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals:

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network:

Human Rights Campaign:

Immigration Equality :

Lambda Legal:

Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health (support for LBT women addressing serious illness) :

National Center for Lesbian Rights:

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs :

National LGBTQ Task Force:

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates:

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays:

Point Foundation:

Pride at Work:

The Trevor Project:


Accepting Dad:

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Slightly Effeminate, Possibly Gay, Totally Fabulous Son:


Campus Pride:

A Coming Out Guide for LGB People:,-lesbians-and-bisexuals.htm


Lambda 10 Project (GLBT fraternity and sorority issues):

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Student Resources:

National Youth Advocacy Coalition:

Queer Attitude:

Welcoming Schools:

Youth Resources:


Asexuality Archive:

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network :

New England Asexuals:


Bklyn Boi Hood:

Black Trans Men:

Brown Boi Project:

Center for Gender Sanity:

FTM International:

Gender Crash:

Gender Education and Advocacy:

International Foundation for Gender Education:

Kids of Transgender People (COLAGE):

National Center for Transgender Equality:

PFLAG Transgender Net:

Remembering Our Dead:

Renaissance Transgender Association: (archived site):





Trans Lifeline (Transgender Crisis Line):

Trans POC Blog:

Trans People of Color Coalition:

Transgender Law and Policy Institute:

Transsexual Hormone Therapy FAQ:

TransYouth Family Allies:


The Accord Alliance:

Bodies Like Ours:

Intersex Initiative Portland (ipdx):

InterACT: A Group for Intersex Youth:

Intersex Resources from PBS's NOVA program:

Intersex Society of North America [archived site]:

Survivor Project (Intersex and Trans Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence):


BiNet USA:

Bisexual Resource Center:

Coming Out: Realizing Bisexuality in a Straight World:




Curve Magazine:

The History of Lesbians:

Lesbian Herstory Archives:


Washington Blade:


Audre Lorde Project:


The Pipeline Project:

Resources for GLBT Youth of Color :

Trans POC Blog:

Trans People of Color Coalition:

xQsi Magazine:


National Native American AIDS Prevention Center:

Native Youth Sexual Health Network:


Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride:

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Coalition:

Desi LGBTQ Helpline For South Asians:

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance:

Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York:

Q&A Space: Coming Out Stories from Asian Pacific Islanders:

Queer Asian Pacific Alliance:

Trikone (LGBT South Asians):

Utopia: Asian Gay and Lesbian Resources:


Hispanic Black Gay Coalition:

Latino/Latina Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (in Spanish) :


Bklyn Boi Hood:

Black Trans Men:

Brown Boi Project:

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition:

Keith Boykin

National Black Justice Coalition

Sistah Sinema:

United Lesbians of African Heritage:

Zuna Institute: National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians


Lesbian and Gay Arab Resources:

POSE: Iranian-American LGBT Allies:


BENT: A Journal of Cripgay Voices (archived site):

Blind Gay and Bisexual Men's Discussion Group:

Blind Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Discussion Group:

Passing Twice: "A Proud Network of Queer Stutterers and Their Allies":

Peggy Munson's Resources about Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome:

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf:


Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons:

Affirmation: United Methodists for LGBT Concerns:

Axios: Eastern & Orthodox Gay & Lesbian Christians:

Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests:

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry:

Christian Lesbians:

Dignity USA (GLBT Catholics):

Emergence International (Christian Scientist):

Evangelicals Concerned:

Friends (Quakers) for LGBTQ Concerns:

Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (Hindu):

Integrity (GLBT Episcopalians):

Interweave: Unitarian Universalists for LGBT Concerns:

JQYouth (Jewish LGBT Youth):

LGBT Religious Archives Network:

LGBTQ Ministries (Unitarian Universalist):

More Light Presbyterians:

Muslims for Progressive Values Discussion Group:

New Ways Ministry (Roman Catholic):

Orthodox Jewish Gays:

Queer Muslim Revolution:

Rainbow Baptists:

Reconciling Ministries Network (Methodist):

Reconciling Works (Lutheran):

Safra Project (LBT Muslim Women):

Seventh-Day Adventist Kinship International:


The United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns:

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches:

Welcoming and Affirming Baptist Churches:

Whosoever: An Online Magazine for LGBT Christians:

World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations: