This resource list includes Greater Boston’s LGBTQ+ affirming health services (including mental health), phone helplines, peer support groups, and advocacy organizations, as well as online educational resources on LGTBQ+ issues.
BOSTON AREA TRANS SUPPORT
We are a peer-run support group for trans and non-binary adults in the Boston area. Working together for over twelve years, we strive to create an inclusive community, provide peer support, and ensure a safe space for trans and non-binary people. Weekly support meetings in wheelchair accessible venues in Dorchester and Cambridge.
transgender, non-binary, Greater Boston, support groups
METRO BOSTON RECOVERY LEARNING COMMUNITY: HOPE CENTER
The Hope Center hosts in-person and Zoom LGBT+ Affinity Groups from 3pm-3:45pm every Tuesday! These groups are for anyone on the LGBT+ spectrum and anyone questioning their identity or orientation.
The Hope Center is a Peer-Run Recovery Learning Center dedicated to providing a safe, private, and trauma-informed space where all are welcome to find support and build community. The Hope Center currently offers both in-person and online/call-in peer support, education, and activity groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
support groups, LGBTQ+, Greater Boston
SIDNEY BORUM, JR. HEALTH CENTER
The Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, affectionately known as the Borum, is a program of Fenway Health that provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. No one is turned away – we’ll do whatever it takes to help you.
LGBTQ+, youth, Greater Boston, healthcare
THE NETWORK LA RED: 24-HOUR LGBTQ HOTLINE
The Network/La Red’s free 24-hour hotline provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) folks, as well as folks in SM/kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. We also offer information and support to friends, family, or co-workers on the issue of domestic violence in LGBQ/T communities. All hotline staff are trained in domestic violence, peer counseling, crisis intervention, and safety planning. You don’t have to leave or want to leave your relationship to get support.
GLAD: TRANSGENDER ID PROJECT
LGBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)'s Transgender ID Project provides free resources for transgender people living in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont) seeking to update their legal name and gender on federal and state documents.
BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER
The Bisexual Resource Center works to connect the bi+ community and help its members thrive through resources, support, and celebration. We envision an empowered, visible, and inclusive global community for bi+ people. Online and print resources, as well as Boston area support groups and events.
bisexual, support groups, Greater Boston, resources
BOSTON ALLIANCE OF GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER YOUTH (BAGLY)
The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (BAGLY) is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization, committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.
LGBTQ+, Greater Boston, youth
GAY, LESBIAN, AND STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK (GLSEN): MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER
GLSEN Massachusetts is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education.
GLSEN Massachusetts is a grassroots initiative, working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are 43 Chapters around the country doing this important work. Join us today!
Our chapter supports students and educators locally, organizes around LGBTQ-affirming public policy, plans teacher trainings, and hosts events for students, educators, parents, and allies. Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN’s programs and visions to right where we live, work, and learn. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students.
LGBTQ+, allies, national, youth, Massachusetts
BOSTON GLASS COMMUNITY CENTER
GLASS (Gay & Lesbian Social Services) provides a continuum of services to LGBTQ+ youth (13-29) of color and their allies in the Greater Boston and Greater Framingham areas. As a leader in LGBTQ+ youth services, we also provide education and consultation to other providers and community organizations. GLASS is offering in-person HIV/STI testing, treatment, and PrEP for LGBTQ+ youth ages 18-29. By appointment ONLY, no drop ins.
Testing appointments available Monday-Friday from 9:30am-4pm. To schedule an appointment, please text or call 978-604-6937 (October 2021). For general questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQ+, youth, Greater Boston
NATIONAL QUEER ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER ALLIANCE (NQAPIA)
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge anti-LGBTQ bias and racism.
LGBTQ+, national, queer, Asian American Community
MASSACHUSETTS TRANSGENDER POLITICAL COALITION (MTPC)
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) began as an all-volunteer program in 2001 working for the transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive communities of Massachusetts. MTPC is the only statewide advocacy organization focused solely on our communities – led by trans people, for trans people. Resources include identity document information and assistance.
THE TREVOR PROJECT
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Education, community, and confidential phone (1-866-488-7386) and text chat (text "START" to 678-678) crisis hotlines.
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