ADVOCACY, ACTIVISM AND RESOURCE CENTERS
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending oppression and discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. Rooted in social justice, they educate the public, advocate with state, local, and federal government, engage in activism, and encourage empowerment of community members through collective action.
Phone: (617) 778-0519
Trans Health Program Patient Advocate can help you find health information and resources, and assist you in figuring out your next steps for getting the care you need. Services are free and available on a walk-in basis for 20-minute sessions on Wednesdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Address: 1340 Boylston Street, Ansin Building, 2nd Floor
Phone: (857) 313-6589
Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (QAPA) is committed to providing a supportive social, political, and educational environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and questioning people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the Boston and New England area.
Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) is a national organization committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.
Address: 29 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 424-9595
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders They are New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.
Address: 30 Winter Street, STE 800, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 426-1350
GLSEN– Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is a national organization making schools safer for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, they work to educate teachers, students, and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.
Address: GLSEN MA PO Box 51243, Boston, MA 02205
Phone: (617) 684-5736
HELPLINE AND PEER LISTENING LINES
LGBT Helpline (25+):
Phone: (617) 267-9001
Toll-Free: (888) 340-4528
Peer Listening Line (25 & Under): Help lines are anonymous and confidential. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone.
Phone: (617) 267-2535
Toll-Free: (800) 399-7337
The Trevor Project crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
24/7 Trevor Lifeline: 1 (866) 488-7386
A Virtual Awakening: Closed online AA meeting for women, trans, and non-binary people
Recovery literature, speakers, open discussion; Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri at 8:30pm EST, Thurs 1:00pm EST; https://zoom.us/j/4822208285
Greater Boston PFLAG A group of parents, families, friends, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people offering support groups in different locations throughout Massachusetts.
Help line: 866-427-3524
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT
Drop in Centers
Boston GLASS Community Center A drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 25. You can get something to eat, use the computers to build a resume, or talk to a staff person and get help or support on everything from housing issues to health care. They offer group meetings titled: Gender Identity Group, Coming Out Group, Women’s Group, and Men’s Group.
Phone: (857) 399-1920
Youth on Fire (YOF): a program of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, is a drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, located in Harvard Square, Cambridge. The primary goals of YOF include responding to the basic and urgent needs of homeless and street-involved young adults at highest risk of communicable diseases and victimization, and connect homeless and street-involved youth to age-appropriate services including on-site behavioral health and medical care through strengths-based case management.
Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. They provide medical care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, STD testing and treatment, women’s health care, transgender care, and provide sensitive, respectful and appropriate care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBT) youth and young adults.
Address: 75 Kneeland Street Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 457-8140
Waltham House is a group home program is designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for up to 12 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth ages 14-18. Waltham House offers residents a safe environment to live while they prepare for family reunification, independent living and future self-sufficiency.
Phone: (781) 647-9976
Safe Homes is a program of The Bridge of Central Massachusetts. It is a program for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 14 and 23, and is led by youth, professional staff, and volunteer adult advisors. They offer support and resources in a safe and nurturing environment.
Address: 4 Mann Street Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: (508) 755-0333
Support Programs (Massachusetts Communities)
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Support Project Their mission is to ensure safe and supportive communities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth. The GLBT Youth Support Project provides training and on-going support for educators and health and human service providers to assist them in implementing welcoming and appropriate programs, policies, and services for these young people and their families.
Address: 942 West Chestnut Street Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 1 (800) 530-2770
The Cape and Islands Gay and Straight Youth Alliance is a community-based alliance of young people from 14 to 22 that exists to improve the lives of LGBTIQQS (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning and straight) youth on Cape Cod and the Islands by addressing key risk factors such as the self-hate, isolation and fear. CIGSYA works toward eliminating all forms of discrimination based on differences through education and training, and by providing a space where young people can come together free from judgment and harassment.
Address: 56 Barnstable Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: (508) 778-7744
Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & 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 GLBT youth 22 and under.
Phone: (617) 227-4313
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Boston Area Transgender Support is a peer-run support group for transgender young adults in and around Boston. They are inclusive of both female-to-male (FTM) spectrum and male-to-female (MTF) spectrum individuals, gender queer persons, intersexed folks, and of those questioning their gender identity. Meetings emphasize group participation and mutual respect, and all. Discussions are confidential between members.
Merrimack Valley Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (McVAGLY) aims to provide LGBT youth from the Merrimack Valley a safe environment to gather weekly to discuss issues that may not be adequately addressed elsewhere. These issues may include coming out, safe sex, the effectiveness of high school and middle school GSA’s, suicide, and GLBT rights in the community. All meetings are facilitated by high school and college students and chaperoned by adults 25+ yrs.
Supporters of Worcester Area Gay and Lesbian Youth (SWAGLY) provides a safe space for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth and their straight allies, ages 14-23 to socialize, learn and share. Their weekly meetings consist of social time, introductions, community announcements, and a structured conversation about issues facing GLBTQ youth today. These include coming out, coping with stress, working with relationships, and various discussions about drug abuse and safer sex
Phone: (508) 755-0005
North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (NAGLY) is a welcoming and safe place for youth ages 14 – 21 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. Their mission is to create, sustain and advocate for programs, policies, and services for the LGBT youth community, through regular support meetings, and by defending and enhancing the human and civil rights of LGBT youth on the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Phone: (617) 927-6088
Phone: (781) 913-3747
OUT Metrowest The mission of OUT MetroWest is to support the health and emotional well-being of LGBTQ teens in the Boston MetroWest area by offering youth-led and adult-supported social and educational programs. Umbrella is a peer group specifically intended to provide additional support for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth. Nexus is a program for middle school youth that meets monthly in a safe space to explore questions relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Phone: (508) 875 2122
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