Regional Support Organizations
Enhance your LGBTQ parenting network of support. View our list from across the country. Meet others going through the same challenges you are, including parenting, mental health issues and the unique social and emotional needs of the LGBTQ parenting community. Our listing offers a range of organizations providing social activities, meeting groups, events, gatherings and forums for LGBTQ parents and their children and couples and individuals considering parenting.
National Support Organizations
Family Equality Council, 41 Winter St., 4th Flr., Boston, MA 02108
PO Box 206, Boston, MA 02133, 617-502-8700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.familyequality.org. Coalition of gay parenting groups across the country. Sponsors annual national conference of lesbian and gay parents and their children. Newsletter, bibliographies.
CALM, Inc. (Custody Action for Lesbian Mothers), PO Box 281, Narbeth, PA19072, 215-667-7508. Litigation support service for lesbian mothers.
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE), A national organization operated by and supporting children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents. Provides support, social events, education, and advocacy. COLAGE National Office, 1550 Bryant St., Ste. 830, San Francisco, CA 94103, 4415-861-5437, email@example.com, www.colage.org
Gay Fathers of Sacramento, PO Box 161951, Sacramento, CA 95816-1951, 916-484-5636
Gay and Lesbian Parents of Los Angeles, #109-346,7985 Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA 90046, (213) 654-0307
Lesbian Mothers & Our Children c/o GLCSC, 1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 213-993-7608
Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center of Santa Clara County's support/social group for Mothers and Fathers with younger children. Also, join their informal email list
Our Family Coalition
1385 Mission Street, Suite 340
San Francisco, CA 94103
Pacific Center for Human Growth
Stonewall Alliance Center of Chico
Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County
Solano Pride Center
The Gay & Lesbian Center of Greater Long Beach
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Billy DeFrank Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Gay & Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast - GALA - The Wayne McCaughan Community Pride Center
The Center Orange County
Pacific Pride Foundation
The Diversity Center
Pacific Pride Foundation - North County
The South Bay Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Organization
Golden Rainbow Senior Center
700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite F
Palm Springs, CA 92262
LGBT community Center-youth housing project (San Diego)
(619)260-3092 contact Dana Toppel
23 unit supportive housing for 19-24 lgbt youth currently transitioning from foster care or group homes.
Larkin street youth services (San Francisco)
(415) 673-0911 contact Ed Melendez ext.246
Emergency shelter to permanent housing. Also Education/employment training, healthcare, mental health, substance abuse and HIV services.
LA lesbian and gay center
24 bed dorm style. Offers meals, showers, clothes, counseling, and more to lgbt youth
Trans Law Center
Website with trans legal information
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance
5614 Connecticut Ave. NW, #309
Washington, DC 20015
Washington DC Center for GLBT People
1111 14th Street, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
SwFl Rainbow Families, contact Tara Gehring or Patti Bertrand, 407-252-3956, Email: FlRainbowFamily@aol.com. Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SwFl_Rainbow_Families/. The purpose of our group is to allow children to interact with other GBLT families, as well as giving parents an outlet to discuss issues that maybe inclusive to GLBT families. Monthly Gatherings.
The Family Tree
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Key West
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida
The Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Community Center of Central Florida
Ohana O Ke Anuenue (Family of the Rainbow)
Oahu, Paul 808-728-3140
Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation
Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
or just send us a letter at:
Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation
P.O. Box 23300
Honolulu, HI 96822
Aloha Pride Center (serving Hawaii's LGBTQIA communities)
call 545-2848 for info
Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation
Phone: 941-0424, ext. 18
PFLAG-Oahu (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays)
Gay and Lesbian Parenting Coalition of Metropolitan Washington
14908 Piney Grove Court
North Potomac, MD 20878
Families With Pride, Baltimore
Contact Jodi Kelber-Kaye by Email: email@example.com
The Rainbow Initiative- LGBTQ Families Group serving the Greater Boston area: Our mission is to create a safe and inclusive environment for parents and children of LGBTQ families by providing educational opportunities, creating social supports and sharing resources. To find out more information on our events please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check us our on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TRILGBTQ
GLBT Parenting In Greater Boston
This free Yahoo group addresses the unique social and emotional needs that GLBT people have who are actively parenting children. We are here to offer support, community, to be an extended family and a knowing friend. You are not alone. Connect with your community.
Lesbian/Gay Family and Parenting Services
Fenway Community Health Center
7 Haviland St., Boston, MA 02115
Gay Fathers of Greater Boston
PO Box 541166
Waltham, MA 02454-1166
Outreach Phone: 781-333-8429
To contact us about events or other resources that may be of interest to group members: email@example.com.
COLAGE: Greater Boston Chapter
PO Box 441942
Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: 617-267-0900 x 446
Greater Boston PFLAG
PO Box 440004
West Somerville, MA 02144-0001
You’re Not Alone-Straight Spouse Support
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, MA
Boston Center for Lesbians and Gay Men
80 Chandler St
Boston, MA 02116
Lesbian/Gay Family and Parenting Services
Fenway Community Health Center
7 Haviland St.
Boston, MA 02115
The Post Adoption Resource Center at Judson Center provides a support group every second Thursday of each month at our Washtenaw office in Ann Arbor. We invite families who have adopted the opportunity to share their challenges, ideas and support and in exchange be supported by others! We provide dinner and child care. After dinner we split into two separate discussion groups, one for parents and one for kids. We ask that families RSVP to Jennifer Pedley at 734-794-2894 or Jennifer_Pedley@judsoncenter.org.
About Our Program: The PARC program at Judson Center recognizes the unique challenges facing families who have adopted children from the foster care system in Michigan. It is their desire to work together with local community resources to provide assistance to families who are facing challenges after their adoptions have been finalized. It is their hope to build networks of resources and community support for adoptive families in their communities. The PARC program supports families through crisis intervention, short term case management, information, referrals, education and support groups.
Aurora: A Northland Lesbian Center
32 E. 1st Street, Suite 104
Duluth, MN 55802
4432 Chicago Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Gay and Lesbian Community Services of Southeast Minnesota
U of M Youth & AIDS Project (YAP)
GLBT of Hunterdon County, www.glbtofhunterdoncountyofnj.com, We are gay parents, gay couples and also open to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, teens, adults and their friends parents, family members. We have social time, outing, events and guest speakers. Check web site for meeting news, dates and times. This is a group for all come and check us out.
The Pride Center of New Jersey, Inc.
Jersey Shore Community Center Project
P.O. Box 855
Belmar, New Jersey 07719
GENERAL INFORMATION / REFERRALS: firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH INITIATIVE: email@example.com
YOU & the Q NEWSLETTER: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equality New Mexico
Albuquerque's Common Bond New Mexico Foundation's mission is to build and strengthen the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in New Mexico. Common Bond offers U21 to youth under 21, the Emergency Project, this web site, our information phone line (505-891-3647), the Center Without Walls, the monthly newsletter Community Voice, and Drops of Rain to you and anyone within our communities and their allies.
The Center Family Project is an initiative of LIGALY and The Long Island LGBT Community Center. Services provided include: parenthood, family & relationship support, Long Island LGBT Foster Care Project, and family resources. The Center has partnered with the organization, You Gotta Believe, to place teenagers in permanent adoptive homes and provides Adoptive Parent Preparation Classes every Monday at The Center at Bay Shore. For more information visit http://lgbtnetwork.org/family.
PFLAG Long Island
PFLAG Long Island is a part of a national organization of parents, families, friends and allies united with the LGBTQ community to move equality forward. Our meetings include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons, as well as parents, allies and friends who all share their experiences. We provide an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender orientation, in a friendly, confidential and supportive environment. Visit www.pflagli.org.
Long Island Adoption Support Group
Suffolk County, NY. Email Chemene for info at email@example.com. Free peer-led support group for members at any stage of the adoption and foster care process. We offer a friendly and confidential environment for all to share their journey with others who understand. Visit our website, www.LIadoptionsupport.com.
Center Families, The Family Program of the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St., 212-620-7310 ext. 228, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gaycenter.org. Founded in 1989, Center Families programs include support groups for LGBT parents and prospective parents; training for teachers and school administrators; advocacy and activist efforts; support around alternative insemination and other biological parenthood options; forums on custody issues when LGBT parents separate; financial planning for alternative families; and recreational programs for children 8 and under (Halloween Parties, Holiday Parties, Play Days, etc.). Center Kids offers the following groups: Wannabe Dads/Wannabe Moms, Parenting Partnerships (Co-ed group for couples and singles interested in the possibilities of creative family structures and who seek the presence and involvement of a father [for lesbians] or a mother [for gay men] in the lives of their children), Planning Biological Parenthood Group for Men (http://www.menhavingbabies.org), Planning Biological Parenthood Group for Women, TLC for Women TTC (women who have been trying to conceive through alternative insemination for 6 months or longer), Transgender/ Genderqueer Parenting Group, and Center Kids Family Play Days (play activities for 3-to-5-yearolds and 6-to-8-year-olds, and a chat room for parents)
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center's Families Group
300 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
A social and informational group for LGBTQ parents and their kids in the Kingston area. Members regularly organize events and gatherings where LGBTQ parents can connect and network with one another while their children have lots of fun befriending others from similar families. MISSION: To engage, connect, and empower people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender parents and families.
Loft Kids. A social support group for LGBT headed families in Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the Tri-State area. To find out about our events please email email@example.com.
Rainbow Families of Staten Island, A Play & Parenting Group. Co-sponsored by The Staten Island Children's Museum & The Staten Island LGBT Community Center. An opportunity for your children of all ages to interact with other children of gay and lesbian parents in addition to providing a forum for parents to meet and discuss parenting issues. Meets on the third Sunday of every month at The Staten Island Children's Museum located at Snug Harbor, 10 minutes from the Ferry Terminal. Take the S40 Bus or you can drive - there is plenty of free parking. Contact the Staten Island LGBT Center, 718-808-1360 or visit their web site, www.silgbtcenter.org.
The Audre Lorde Project
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Pride Center of Western New York
Central New York Pride
The Pride Center of the Capital Region
Long Island GLBT Community Center
34 Park Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Staten Island LGBT Community Center: Community Health Action of Staten Island
In Our Own Voices
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center - NYC
Queens Community House
The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
VCS Community Change Project
Center Lane (LGBT Youth)
Pride for Youth
Gay Fathers and Husbands of NE Ohio
Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland
1160 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
General Email: email@example.com
Public Contact: Karla Rothan, Executive Director
CANAPI / Akron Pride Center
Kaleidoscope Youth Center
The Greater Dayton LGBT Center
LGBT Families of Southeastern PA
Family 4 Families
PO Box 1104
Lansdale, PA 19446
This group supports LGBT families with children of all ages. We give families an opportunity to socialize and build a network of support from similar families.
Philadelphia Family Pride
Families Like Ours - West, Parent/Child support and activities for GLT's and adoptive and birth families, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBT Community Center of Central PA
William Way LGBT Community Center
Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh
Upper Delaware GLBT Center
Central Bucks School District Gay Straight Alliance
375 West Court St
LGBT Community Center Coalition of Central Pennsylvania
The LGBT Community Center Coalition of Central PA is a volunteer-led effort to create a regionally representative community center that is both a location and unifying point for Central Pennsylvania’s large, diverse and multi-county LGBT population. Common Roads, as the youth programming arm of the Center, serves LGBT youth in Central Pennsylvania through weekly group meetings in Harrisburg and Lancaster, support for area high school and college gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and community education and training on creating a safe space for LGBT youth.
GLBT Owned and Operated
PA Diversity VERIFIED GLBT Friendly
HAVEN Youth Group
GLBT youth group of the Lehigh Valley age range is 14-20. Meetings Wed.'s 7-9pm. Facilitators are trained with criminal and childline clearances.
PA Diversity VERIFIED GLBT Friendly
Nazareth Area High School GSAr
GLBT and Allies, everyone welcome
The Pennsylvania Youth Congress
Transgender Support Group
Young Trans and Unified at The Attic Youth Center
Contact: Damon M. Constantinides, LSW, M.Ed.
255 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
PA County: Philadelphia
Primary Clientele (please choose from menu) Transgender only Young, Trans, and Unified is a support group for gender-variant or questioning youth ages 13 - 23. We meet at The Attic Youth center weekly on Thursdays at 7:15. YTU is a place to talk about dating, school, work, family, transition, mones, and anything else that\'s going on in your life. It\'s also a place to meet other youth who identify as transgender, gender-variant or questioning! We have a facebook page - just look up Young, Trans, and Unified!
PA Diversity VERIFIED GLBT Friendly
We Are Family
PO Box 30734
North Charleston, SC 29417
Alliance For Full Acceptance (AFFA). AFFA's Parenting Group is a forum for GLBT families to gather and provide support, resources, services and activities for GLBT parents and their children, as well as GLBT couples considering parenting. Email email@example.com or call 843-883-0343.
South Carolina Pride Movement / Harriet Hancock Community Center
Nashville Gay Parents
We are a group of LGBT parents with infant to school-aged children. We meet monthly throughout the Greater Nashville area for kid-centered activities. Currently, more than 60 families are involved. Families vary from same gender male couples to same gender female couples to single parents. Many ethnicities and nationalities are represented. Families of children with exceptionalities are active.
We’ve done private and public MeetUps, from an Easter egg hunt at a home to a playday in a water park. While a monthly option is hosted, members are encouraged to use the on-line platform to create small cell groups for additional interest and geographic activities.
COLAGE-Memphis (Children Of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere)
Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center
Gay Fathers/Fathers First of Houston, PO Box 981053, Houston, TX 77098-1053, 713-782-5414
Houston Gay & Lesbian Parents HGLP, 10400 S. Post Oak Rd., Ste. E-263, Houston, TX 77035, 713-284-4939, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hglp.org. Social and support group for our kids in 6th through 12th grades called Just For Us
Resource Center Dallas
GLBT Cultural Center/Montrose Counseling Center
Tyler Area Gays
5701 Old Bullard Road #96
Tyler, TX 75703
Pride Center San Antonio
4007 McCullough, Ste 255
San Antonio, TX 78212
ALLGO - A Statewide Queer People of Color Organization
701 Tillery St.
Austin, TX 78702
Utah Pride Center
The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads
Kaleidoscope of Families
430 Broadway E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Michael Butler 206-461-4546
Free childcare for ages 3-12
South Puget Sound Lesbian & Gay Parents Support Group
c/o Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC)
PO Box 947
Tacoma, WA 98401
Lesbian Parents Network
PO Box 8423
Madison, WI 53708-8423
Wisconsin Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
located at the GLBT Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin
LGBT Community Center of The Chippewa Valley
Out Reach LGBT Community Center
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
252 E. Highland Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
General Email: email@example.com
Executive Director: Dr. Maggi Cage, Executive Director
LGBT Resource Center for the 7 Rivers Region
Outside of the USA
Gay Dads Australia
This Australian based website supports gay men who are planning on becoming parents and those gay men who are parents already. This site also supports state based ‘GayDads’ discussion groups provide social and support networks in Victorian, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
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