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Selected Community Organizations
The Center: New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
A welcoming environment offering LGBT communities health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, wellness, parenthood and family support services. Open 365 days a year.
New York City Anti-Violence Project
Empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
New York City Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People.
Providing legal services, education and advocacy work for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV.
Audre Lorde Project
Community organizing center focusing on the New York City area for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.
Providing advocacy and a network of support for LGBT elders since 1978.
NYC Human Rights Commission
New York City Human Rights Law
NYC Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, prohibits discrimination in New York City. Individuals are protected from discrimination in many areas, based on a number of protected classes (including gender identity and sexual orientation).
Access to Healthcare
City of New York's LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights
In New York City, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in public accommodations, including in health care settings. The City’s LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights provides a list of current legal rights that can be used to assert health care rights.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Providing sensitive, quality healthcare and related services for New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
New York City-based program delivers comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 22.
NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
Documenting historic and cultural sites associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the five boroughs.
New York City Gay Scene Guide, 1968