The Anti-Racist Reading List by Ibram X. Kendi
38 books for those open to changing themselves, and their world.
19 Black-Owned Banks and How to Support Them
Banking Black isn’t a new concept, but it’s gaining momentum amid the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Integration services to promote equal opportunity, dignity, and self-sufficiency of refugee and immigrant individuals and families in Vermont.
BECMA (Black Economic Council of Massachusetts)
Council that works to advance the economic well-being of Black businesses, organizations that serve the Black community, and Black residents of Massachusetts.
Directory of one thousand certified minority owned businesses, minority encourgaed job listings, affordable housing, and links to other helpful resources.
Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire
Nonprofit that promotes awareness and appreciation of African American history and life to build inclusivity.
Black Lives Matter Boston
Nonprofit that works against racist policing, police violence, mass incarceration, economic disparities, and other disparities that promote the school to prison pipeline.
Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington
Unofficial chapter of the #BlackLivesMatter movement that organizes Black folk and allies to transform the greater Burlington area into a place where Black people thrive bodily, socially, and economically.
Black Lives Matter New Hampshire
Community group that supports the eradication of racist violence in New Hampshire and across the United States.
Black Lives Matter New Haven
Nonprofit aimed to educate and empower the community with knowledge of of laws and their rights.
Community Change Inc.
Organization that spotlights the roots of racism in white culture through education, advocacy, and working in solidarity with others to organize change.
CSJ (Coalition for Social Justice)
Grassroots organization located in Boston, Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Falmouth, and Taunton to aid those affected by poverty and to advocate for their economic opportunity.
White Allyship 101: Resources to Get to Work
Justice as Healing
Roxbury, MA based organization led by incarcerated women, formerly incarcerated women, and women with incarcerated loved ones working to end incarceration of women and girls through participatory defense, transformative justice, and legislation.
Nonprofit that provides free, nonpartisan research for policymakers, civic leaders, and the engaged public.
Moral Monday CT
Statewide, Connecticut-based coalition both of individuals and organizations to create and support social justice and civil rights movement for Black and Brown people.
MPA (Maine People’s Alliance)
Community action organization that progresses social change and fights racial injustice.
NAAC (The Network for Art Administrators of Color) Boston
Network in the greater Boston area built to enhance the visibility of professionals of color in arts, culture, and as leaders in this sector. NAAC also highlights and provides opportunities for professional and personal growth.
New England Blacks in Philanthropy
Organization that unites Black philanthropists, trustees and staff of grant making institutions to enhance philanthropy’s ability to address the needs of Black communities nationally and globally.
Statewide, member-driven grassroots organization built from the ground up by organizers and activists from across Massachusetts to advocate for progressive policy.
Boston based foundation that supports people’s movements for justice and liberation and redistributes resources back to frontline communities.
The Massachusetts Bail Fund
Fund dedicated to pay up to $2,000 bail for low income individuals. This is so that they can maintain their freedom, productivity, and connections to their community and family while working on their case’s resolution.
Trans Resistance for Black Trans Lives
Massachusetts community of black and brown trans people and cis allies coming together to address injustice and demand change.
VIB (Violence In Boston)
Comprehensive violence survivorship services: education, parental support, street resource, referrals, legal, reentry, career, and healing for residents in Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester, Roxbury, Roslindale, and Jamaica Plain Massachusetts.
Nonprofit dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and advocating peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all through diversity, equity, and inclusion services, youth programming, and events.
Featured Article Facilitating Organizational Change: A report on enacting organizational change towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
COVID-19 Outbreak Support in Nursing Homes
United Nations Human Rights: COVID-19 and The Human Rights of LGBTI People
Article released by the HRC about LGBTQ people and COVID-19
Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People:
COVID-19 Active Research Experience (CARE Project)
An online research experience dedicated to finding answers to COVID-19
Child Care Resources:
Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs
Economic Relief for Small Businesses and Non- Profits:
Annuity: Free financial information for small businesses
Open Road Alliance COVID-19 Fund
Safe Harbors Webinar Instructional Series: technical training on understanding both the CARES and Family First Acts, data for day-to-day management, and tools for strategic decision-making in the wake of closures, programming suspensions, and mounting debt/significant liabilities.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response: Grants for nonprofit organizations located in Berkshire, Columbia, Dutchess, and Litchfield counties
Boston Artist Relief Fund: The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture is receiving many questions from arts and culture organizations seeking guidance on responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19.
Cambridge Community Foundation: COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Cambridge families, residents, workers, and nonprofits in need. The Cambridge Artist Relief Fund: Grants for Cambridge artists and arts organizations
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts: COVID-19 Response Fund: Nonprofits in Pioneer Valley
Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts: Critical Needs COVID-19 Fund: Nonprofits in North Central Massachusetts
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts: SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund: Organizations with priority populations
COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities
COVID-19 Fund Relief for Individuals (Artists): In partnership with New England Foundation for the the Arts, Mass Cultural Council’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals provides $1,000 grants to people who have lost income derived from their work as individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures in Massachusetts.
Emergency loans after unemployment runs out
If you’re unemployed and anticipate getting your federal unemployment benefits cut early, there are some lending options you can tap in to. For instance, an emergency loan can help cover a number of living expenses, such as bills, rent and groceries.
Essex County Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund: Nonprofits in Essex County
Greater Worcester Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund: Organizations who work with highly affected communities
List of lenders who will not report late payments to crediting agencies & provide payment plans
Lost income resources: Grants And Resources For Artists And Nonprofits
Massachusetts COVID-19 Unemployment Information: latest information related to Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and COVID-19
Restaurant Strong Fund: Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation are bringing the successful Restaurant Strong Fund to 20 total states to aid the restaurant workers impacted by the Covid-19 closures.
The Boston Foundation: Fund to help non-profits affected by COVID-19
Transportation Ticket Amnesty for Healthcare Workers
United Way of Mass. Bay and Merrimack Valley: COVID-19 Fund
Berkshire United Way: COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County
United Way of New Bedford: Greater New Bedford COVID-19 Response Fund
United Way of Central Massachusetts: Worcester Together Fund provides immediate assistance to vulnerable residents.
Greater Lowell Community Foundation: Fund to help vulnerable communities in Greater Lowell dealing with the COVID-19 virus.
3-1-1: is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects you with non-emergency City services.
Ethos: Grab and Go food available daily
Food Safety: How to Clean Up Your Act at Home
Map of COVID-19 Food Resources in Boston
PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in COVID-19 Pandemic
Boston’s Immigrants (regardless of immigration status) Resources: A comprehensive list of various resources provided by the City of Boston.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Updates on cases in U.S.
City of Boston: COVID-19 Information for Boston
City of Boston Resiliency Fund: Food for children and seniors, technology for remote students, and support to first responders and health care workers in the city of Boston.
Daily COVID-19 Strategy Updates: Text BOSCOVID to 888-777
Fenway Health Institute and AIDS Action Committee’s information on COVID-19
Human Rights Campaign: Research Brief outlining health and economic risks faced by the LGBTQ+ community during the COVID-19 public health crisis
LGBTQ National Help Center
Map of COVID-19 Testing Sites
Massachusetts Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Information
National Center for Trans Equality: What Trans People Need to Know about COVID-19
National LGBT Cancer Network: COVID-19 information for LGBTQ+ cancer individuals
Online COVID-19 Diagnostic Screen
Reopening Massachusetts Plan
City Life Vida Urbana: Housing hotline for Metro Boston residents worried about eviction (617)934-5006 (English) (617)397-3773 (Español)
LGBTQ Elder Resources:
Ethos: Ethos is a private, nonprofit organization that assists the elderly and disabled to live at home. We serve over 3,000 individuals and families, primarily in the Boston neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Mattapan.
National Resource Center for LGBT Aging: COVID-19 Resources from Aging Service Providers
Senior Guide to Mental Health During COVID-19
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES): SCES helps older people and people living with disabilities remain safe and independent in their own homes by providing a wide range of supportive services, as well as information and advice.
Mental Health & Self Care Resources:
JRI | COVID-19 Navigator: The Justice Resource Institute (JRI) with various health and human services designed to meet the needs of underserved individuals, families, and communities. To see what their adjustments are in their organization call due to COVID-19, call their Navigator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-468-6042
Samaritans: Suicide prevention organization that has a 24/7 (call or text) hot line (877)870-4673 as well as mental health screenings and virtual community education events
The Meeting Point: The Meeting Point is a collaboration of independent practitioners who know that oppression is pathology and that social justice heals.
The Network/La Red: The Network/La Red is a survivor-led organization to end partner abuse, their hotline is active during this time: 1-800-832-1901.
The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is a support group for LGBTQ & GNC youth with a 24/7 hotline: 1-866-488-7386
Trans Clippers Project Massachusetts
Trans Lifeline (877)565-8860: Emotional and financial support for trans people in crisis
Virtual Group Therapy: Trans and Gender Expansive Adolescents
LGBTQ+ Movies Streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu
Best LGBTQ+ Books of 2019 & Upcoming in 2020
City of Boston: The City of Boston under Mayor Walsh is coordinating volunteers who are looking to help and connecting them to future outreach and volunteer opportunities.
BAGLY: The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) was formed in 1980 and is a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.
LGBTQ+ Youth Summer Programs 2020
Resources for Massachusetts LGBTQIA+ Youth During COVID-19: created by the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. *This is a very comprehensive list that is updated frequently and includes community partners such as Boston GLASS, the-AGLYs, OUT MetroWest and more. Topics include information on Financial Relief, Healthcare, Mental Health & Support, Food, Housing, and many other resources.
BAGLY COVID-19 Direct Aid: Direct financial aid for LGBTQ+ youth (25 years old and younger)
45 Curated Disability Scholarships (Updated Yearly)
Regularly updated (listed by deadline) disability scholarships that you can apply for, to reduce your fees.
Providing higher function and fitness for people living with challenges and disabilities through high-challenge sports and training
Arc of Massachusetts
Arc Mass provides information and assistance with services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Architectural Access Board (AAB)
AAB develops and enforces regulations designed to make public buildings accessible to, functional for and safe for use by persons with disabilities.
Autism Resources for Families
From The National Autism Center is May Institute’s Center
Boston Center for Independent Living
BCIL is a civil rights organization led by people with disabilities that advocates to eliminate discrimination, isolation and segregation by providing advocacy, information and referral, peer support, skills training, PCA services, and transitional services in order to enhance the independence of people with disabilities.
College Resources for Students with Disabilities
Community Rowing, Inc. offers a broad range of programs for people with disabilities, from recreational and therapeutic to elite competition. CRI is a USOC Gold Level Paralympic Sports Club and the host training site for the US Paralympic PR3 Mixed 4+ crew.
Department of Early Education and Care
EEC mission is to support the healthy growth and development of all children by providing high quality programs and resources for families and communities.
Department of Transitional Assistance
DTA serves working families, children, elders and people with disabilities. Its services include food and nutritional assistance, cash assistance, employment supports and emergency shelter.
Disabled Persons Protection Commission
DPPC is an independent state agency who receives, screens and investigates reports of suspected physical, emotional and sexual abuse or neglect of a person with a disability
LGBTQ+ People with Disabilities
The LGBTQ+ community and the disability community intersect in significant ways. At Respectability, you can find articles, books, and other resources on the intersection of Disability and LGBTQ+ issues.
Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program
MATLP gives people with disabilities and their families access to low-interest cash loans so they can buy the assistive technology devices they need.
Mass Autism Insurance Resource Center
Resources for consumers, providers, clinicians, employers, and educators on issues related to medical insurance for autism treatment.
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
MCB provides rehabilitation and social services to blind individuals, leading to independence and full community participation. MCB works in partnership with legally blind consumers, families, community agencies, health care providers and employers.
Massachusetts Family Voices
MFV is a project of the Federation for Children with Special Needs. MFV collaborates with all projects at FCSN to help families receive comprehensive information about all systems for children and youth with special health needs.
Movement Advancement Project. July 2019. LGBT People With Disabilities.
Check out research about the experiences of LGBTQ+ people living with a disability in the US from the Movement Advancement Project
Queer Disability Project
Bringing queer disabled people together through storytelling, compiling and expanding resources, and empowering activists and leaders.
Rewarding Work currently operates in Connecticut, Kansas, and Massachusetts.
Sibling Support Project
Sibling Support Project is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.
Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA)
SPED Child and Teen
Listing Disability Camps, Services and Events in Greater Massachusetts
The Guide For Students With Disabilities To Succeed In College
This guide covers all aspects of college life for students with disabilities, including common challenges, tools for overcoming these obstacles, and perhaps most importantly, expert tips for achieving high academic performance.
uses quality experiential and adventure-based education programs to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities. We work with school groups, social service organizations, families, and individuals to offer custom designed adventures that meet the goals and objectives of that group or person.
9 Best LGBTQ+-Friendly Drug Rehabs
While many rehab centers advertise that they are LGBT- or gay-friendly, their programs may not be LGBT-focused. Because LGBT individuals face unique challenges, it’s important to find an LGBT-friendly inpatient rehab center when seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.
The Addiction Group
Online database and support to locate drug and alcohol addiction treatment services.
“Safezones” and the LGBTQ+ College Experience
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Free confidential support for survivors of sexual violence starting at age 12.
Boston Children’s Hospital: Center for Gender Surgery
Pediatric center that offers gender affirmation surgery to eligible adolescents and young adults.
Boston Medical Center: Transgender Medicine and Surgery
Transgender medical and surgical care.
Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. (BAMSI) Trans Community Outreach, Resources and Empowerment (TCORE) Program
Individualized support for transgender, gender-expansive, and questioning community members in the Brockton area.
Core Physicians: LGBTQ Health
Primary and specialty care services.
DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended), Inc.
Free and confidential services for survivors of partner and domestic violence of all ages on the South Shore of Massachusetts. 24/7 Hotline (617) 471-1234.
Multifaceted community health center that provides health care, research, education, and advocacy.
Healing Our Community Collaborative, Inc. (HOCC)
HIV health education and prevention programs for women infected with, affected by, or at risk for HIV/AIDS
How Hormone Replacement Therapy Affects Sleep in Transgender People
Hormone replacement therapy is essential for many transgender people, but it is also associated with some sleep problems. We’re here to help you navigate them.
LGBTQIA Alcohol and Drug Rehab Locator Directory
LGBTQ+ mental health resources
Online therapy resources for the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQ+ self defense classes
Jane Doe Inc.: The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Member organizations and public/private partners that create policies and explore innovative solutions to improve the lives of survivors.
LGBT Asylum Task Force
Provide housing and financial support for LGBTQ+ individuals who are seeking asylum in the United States
LGBTQ Book Discussion Group
Monthly book discussion on the third Monday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm
LGBTQ Book Group: Zami
Book group held on the second Thursday of each month
Maine Behavioral Healthcare: LGBTQ Counseling or Therapy Services
Sensitive and effective therapy services, as well as care that supports gender and identity exploration and transition
Maine Family Planning: LGBTQ+ Healthcare
Confidential transgender health services.
Massachusetts General Hospital: Transgender Health Program
Primary care, endocrine/hormone management, case management, and links to behavioral health and surgical services with a focus on gender-affirming care.
MPT Drop-In Services
STD Testing, transgender peer support, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) support, health navigation, naloxone.
Nursing Care for LGBTQ+ Patients: Tips and Resources
Providing care for LGBTQ+ patients requires an inclusive and educated approach from nursing professionals. This guide offers insight on how to offer competent and compassionate care to the LGBTQ+ community.
Information and education on LGBTQ+ healthcare.
PAWS New England
Foster network for dogs that supports Boston Pride.
Support group for elder LGBTQ+
(Proceeds benefitting the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) & LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund)
RESOLVE New England: LGBT Family Building Resources
Support for navigating family building as an LGBTQ+ couple.
SAGE Rhode Island
Services and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender elders.
24/7 crisis support, grief support, and community education.
Community of LGBTQ+ speakers who conduct educational programs about LGBTQ+ lives and issues.
Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ Community
The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital : Gender Clinic
Pediatric endocrinology, pediatric psychiatry, and social work to provide support to the health and well being of transgender, gender diverse, and questioning youth.
The History Project
Nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of LGBTQ+ history.
The LGBTQ+ Community & Alcoholism
Alcohol Rehab Help: Find Freedom From Alcohol Addiction
Trinity Health of New England: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Initiative
Policies and practices that makes Trinity Health a safer and more inclusive health space for the LGBTQ+ community.
Tufts Medical Center: LGBTQ Health Services
HIV/STD/STI testing and counseling, hormone therapy, gender confirming surgeries, LGBTQ+ focused mental health services.
Black and Pink
Nonprofit that works toward prison abolition through court support, pen pal matching, mail processing, political education, and organizing around decarceration and harm reduction in Massachusetts.
CenterLink: LGBT Jobs/Careers
Online map of current job openings at LGBTQ+ community centers and other organizations that serve the LGBTQ+ community.
Connecticut LGBT Law Project
Legal news and commentary for the Connecticut LGBTQ+ community, friends, and allies.
LGBTQ+ litigation, public policy advocacy, and education.
Human Rights Campaign : Local Issues
Search tool to locate local LGBTQ+ events and news.
Kevin M. Volz
Lawyer who practices LGBTQ+ same sex family law.
Mae Bright Group, LLC
LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion consulting through policy work, trainings, cultural competency, and interventions.
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
Legal services for housing, employment, public places, access to education, lending, and credit. MCAD also offers preventive training against discrimination.
MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Nonprofit that works to cultivate relationships between LGBTQ+ businesses and corporations to drive economic growth.
Miller Law Group, P.C. : LGBT Family Law
Lawyers who practice LGBTQ+ divorce law.
New Hampshire Surrogacy Law
Fertility law firm.
Pelletier Marshall & Clark
Lawyers who practice LGBTQ+ law.
PIOW (Pride in Our Workplace)
Nonprofit that provides events and initiatives to promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the work force.
Pullman & Comley
Lawyers who practice LGBTQ+ law.
LGBTQ+ entrepreneur community and events.
Susan T. Perkins Attorney at Law
Lawyer who practice LGBTQ+ law
The Employee Rights Group, LLC
Work place discrimination lawyers
Arts Connect International (ACI)
Partners with emerging art leaders of color to build inclusive arts programs and events
Blackstones – Maine
Boston Eagle – Boston
520 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116
Boston Ironsides FC
GBTQ+ and allies men’s Rugby team
Boston Meetup- Lesbian/Bi Mixers, Events, Activities
Online group for women interested in meeting new women in the lesbian and bisexual community
Sports Bar and Pub catering to the LGBTQ+ community (open for brunch on weekends)
Lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch restaurant, cabaret, and dance club in Boston.
Annual festival in Cambridge, MA by and for the LGBTQ+ community, friends, and allies.
Dinner restaurant & Bar in the South End, Boston, MA
Diva Royale – Upstairs at Hennessy’s
Weekend Drag Queen shows in Boston, MA
Doggie’s Bar and Grill
Dinner restaurant and bar, dance floor, and pool in Manchester, NH
Drag Me to Brunch
Brunch Drag Queen shows
Dr. Feel Good’s Yoga Play Day
Queer affirming yoga community in Boston.
Gays for Patsy Dance Club
Nonprofit LGBTQ+ country dance organization that hosts socials weekly, monthly, and yearly.
Lez Hang Out
Podcast covering lesbian experiences, representation, culture, life, and love.
Theatre performances and workshops to address addiction, alcoholism, and the opioid epidemic.
Drag Queen shows 7 nights/ week in Boston, MA
Illusions the Drag Queen Show Boston
Dinner and Brunch Drag Queen Shows
Bar and dance nightclub with weekly Friday 18+ dance nights.
Bar and dance nightclub in Ogunquit, ME
Event venue with Queer Karaoke on Thursdays at 10:00pm in Jamaica Plain, MA
OUT to Dance
Adult partner or unpartnered dance lessons offered in a private or group setting.
Queer Dance Workshops
Rotating dance workshops in all styles of dance.
Queer Soup Theater
New works by local artists to produce shows that push theatrical boundaries.
Natural wine bar in Somerville, MA
LGBTQ+ swing, ballroom, and salsa dance lesson and social.
Bar, pool hall, and dance club In Boston, MA
The Element Lounge
Alternative bar with Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday night karaoke in Manchester New Hampshire.
The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda
Free weekly email calendar of events, monthly housing wanted/to offer, and monthly job classifieds in and around the Boston area.
Bar and dance club in Rhode Island
The Theater Offensive
Nonprofit that produces art by, for, and about queer and trans people of color.
Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe
A book store and restaurant that hosts Queer Board Game Nights
Bar and restaurant in Boston.
Arlington Rainbow Commission
A volunteer group of Arlington residents, appointed by the Town government, to promote full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ individuals and groups through affirming policies and programs, resources, advocacy and community building.
Bangor Pride is a week-long series of events held on the third week of June help to support and celebrate our local LGBTQ+ community in Maine.
Bar Harbor Pride
Bar Harbor’s Annual Pride Festival! A weekend celebration of the queer community on Mount Desert Island!
Belfast Has Pride
Supporting LGBTQ+ folks in the MidCoast through organizing, advocacy, and community building, from organizing the annual Belfast Pride Parade and Festival to supporting area efforts to increase supports for LGBTQ+ Mainers impacted by homelessness to providing opportunities for gathering and fellowship between community members in the area.
Bethel CT Pride
The annual Bethel CT Pride Parade & Celebration provides a safe space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, ace, intersex, allies, and questioning individuals to celebrate their authentic selves. While some metropolitan events can cater to adults, Bethel CT Pride’s flagship event is especially welcoming to students and families.
Boston Dyke March
Since 1995, the Boston Dyke March has remained committed to offering a non-commercial, intersectional, and fundamentally grassroots alternative to Boston’s Pride celebration.
Cape Cod Pride
Connecting Cape Cod’s LGBTQIA community & sponsoring the annual Pride Festival event!
Central Maine Pride
Central Maine Pride is a program of the Health Equity Alliance (HEAL). Our mission is to provide a welcoming space for rural and small-town LGBTQ Mainers to celebrate diversity and build community.
LGBTQ+ student resources.
Equality Maine is the oldest and largest statewide organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Mainers.
Gay for Good (G4G):Boston Chapter
Gay For Good aims to energize and mobilize the LGBTQ community to interact with the greater community by volunteering time to various social welfare and environmental service projects. Each month, Gay For Good Boston selects a different non-profit to donate our time for a community service project.
The Hallowell Pride Alliance is a group of individuals dedicated to creating an environment that promotes equality and reverence for diverse sexual and gender identities in Hallowell Maine.
Hartford Pride brings events and news to New England’s GLBTQ+ community and celebrates achievements, fosters inclusion, educates, and creates awareness on issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community.
Hull Pride Incorporated is an LGBTQ + organization whose purpose is to strengthen local community connections through events and outreach that promote diversity, acceptance and inclusion. Illustrative activities include: Hull Gay Pride Celebration, scholarships for graduating Hull high school seniors, and seasonal celebrations.
Lesbian of Color Symposium (LCOS)
LexPride’s mission is to develop community and advance full equality for LGBTQIA+ people and their families and allies in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Mass Bears and Cubs
Mass Bears and Cubs is a social organization dedicated to Brotherhood, Community and Camaraderie.
Massachusetts Human Rights Coalition
The Massachusetts Human Right Coalition (MAHRC) is an organization of municipal and local agencies responsible for promoting human and civil rights and harmonious relationships among diverse groups at a local level.
Middletown Pride Festival
New Haven Pride Center
North Shore Pride
Pride Center of Vermont
Project Community Maine
Quincy Q Pride Day
Rhode Island Pride
South Coast Pride
Springfield Mass Pride
The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda
Trans Club of New England
Triangle Community Center
Womxn of Color Weekend
All Souls New London
LGBTQ+ welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation in New London, CT
Arlington Street Church
LGBTQ+ welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation in Boston, MA
LGBTQ+ welcoming Christian congregation in Montpelier, VT
Central Reform Temple
LGBTQ+ welcoming Jewish congregation in Boston, MA
Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society
LGBTQ+ welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation in Middlebury, VT
Christ Episcopal Church
LGBTQ+ welcoming Episcopal congregation in Norwich, CT
Congregation Bet Ha’am
LGBTQ+ welcoming Jewish congregation in South Portland, ME
Congregation Beth Shalom
LGBTQ+ welcoming Jewish congregation in Chester, CT.
Congregation Beth Israel
LGBTQ+ welcoming Jewish congregation in West Hartford, CT.
LGBTQ+ Catholic allies & Sunday liturgy/social at 5:00pm
Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston
LGBTQ+ welcoming Episcopal congregation.
First Church Congregational
LGBTQ+ welcoming Christian congregation in Rochester, NH
First Church of Christ Congregational
LGBTQ+ welcoming Christian congregation in Glastonbury, CT
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington
LGBTQ+ welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation on Burlington, VT
Hammond Street Congregational Church
LGBTQ+ welcoming Christian congregation in Bangor, ME
Lutheran Church of the Nativity
LGBTQ+ welcoming Lutheran congregation in North Conway, NH
Main Street United Methodist Church
LGBTQ+ welcoming Methodist congregation in Nashua, NH
Metropolitan Community Church of Boston
Queer-centric Christian worship Sundays at 6:00pm
Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
LGBTQ+ welcoming Jewish congregation in Burlington, VT
OutBreath: Boston’s LGBTQ Meditation Community
LGBTQ+ interested in meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism.
Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church
LGBTQ+ welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation in Sanford, ME
LGBTQ+ welcoming Baptist congregation in New Britain, CT
Temple Beth Zion
LGBTQ+ welcoming Jewish congregation (LGBT Committee opportunity) in Brookline, MA
Temple B’nai Israel
LGBTQ+ welcoming Jewish congregation in Laconia, NH
The Boston Synagogue
LGBTQ+ welcoming Jewish congregation
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
LGBTQ+ welcoming Episcopal congregation in Burlington, VT
The Watershed Project
Jewish ritual bath for renewal and transformation in Newton, MA
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick Maine
LGBTQ+ welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation
Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord NH
LGBTQ+ welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation
LGBTQ+ welcoming Methodist congregation in York, ME
2015 U.S. Trans Survey
Black Transmen Inc.
Black Transmen Inc is continuing to position itself to adequately meet the needs of its constituency creating and providing programs that will aid the black trans community.
Black Transwomen Inc.
BTWI, a national nonprofit organization committed to womens empowerment by addressing the urgent concerns facing black trans women and girls in our community.
Black Trans MX
Black Trans MX (BTXI) is created to advance equality for the gender non conforming and non-binary community.
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Increasing access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for transgender communities
Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
I AM: Trans People Speak
A project created by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition – MTPC to raise awareness about the diversity in the trans community.
Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition
Working towards lived equity for transgender, nonbinary, and all gender expansive people in Massachusetts.
MOTHA (The Musuem of Transgender History & Art)
The mission of MOTHA is to ask audiences to think critically about what a visual history of transgender life could and should look like, and if it’s even possible to compile a comprehensive history of an identity category for which the language is fairly new, sometimes contested, and still rapidly evolving.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
The Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people.
transathlete is a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans inclusion in athletics at various levels of play.
Members of the TransLatin@ Coalition (TLC) are transgender Latina leaders who come together from all across the country, donating their time to organize and advocate for the issues and needs of Trans Latin@ community living in the United States.
Transgender Lives: Your Stories
As part of a series of editorials about transgender experiences, we are featuring personal stories that reflect the strength, diversity and challenges of the community.
Trans People of Color Coalition
Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) exists to advance justice for all trans people of color.
Transgender American Veterans Association
The Transgender American Veterans Association advocates for equality for transgender veterans and active duty service members in healthcare, benefits, and open transgender military service.
Trans Club of New England
Trans Club of New England (TCNE) hosts the 40th annual First Event Conference on January 29 through February 2 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
Trans Lifeline (English and Spanish)
Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts
Transgender Emergency Fund assists with homelessness prevention, shelter assistance, nutrition assistance, prescription co-pay assistance, transportation and escort to medical appointments, etc.
Trans Resistance MA
Empowering Trans People of Color in Massachusetts
Trans Tech Social Enterprises
TransTech is an incubator for LGBTQ Talent with a focus on economically empowering the T, transgender people, in our community.
Trans Women of Color Collective
TWOCC seeks to shift the narrative of surviving to thriving in our communities. We strive to build economic empowerment and global networks that connect rural communities with suburban enclaves, inner city youth with elders, donors with Black trans entrepreneurs, healers with those seeking to be whole and collaborators with agitators.
Trans Youth Equality Foundation
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families.
Trans Youth Family Allies
A TransYouth Family Ally (TYFA) is any person or organization who is supportive of trans, gender variant and gender questioning children and their families and can uphold the mission of TYFA.
US Birth Certificates
Transgender Birth Certificates by State
25 Resources for LGBTQ Travelers:
If you’re a member of the LGBTQIA community, traveling to other parts of the world and even through your own country can present even more challenges. Individuals, partners, and groups face issues like finding safe and inclusive environments, discrimination, availability of gender-neutral bathrooms, presenting identification documents when you’re gender non-conforming, getting medical attention, and passing TSA screenings to name a few.
Statewide and Boston based programs for LGBTQ+ youth
BAGLY’s Virtual Community Center
Crisis counseling and advocacy services for LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and their families
Summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth
Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance
Community-based alliance for LGBTQ+ youth (14-22) and involve youth leadership in decision making, program design, and implementation.
GLAD: Know Your Rights for Youth
Information learning tool to understand LGBTQ+ Youth rights in each New England state.
Services for LGBTQ+ youth of color and their allies in Greater Boston and Greater Framingham
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)
State chapters working to end discrimination and bullying against LGBTQ+ youth in schools K-12.
Greater Boston PFLAG
Support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ family member and friends
Dedicated toward integrating LGBTQ+ history in school curriculum
Kids in Crisis
LGBTQ+ inclusive emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children and families facing crisis
LGBTQ Culture Fit in College
Finding a School that Fits
Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
Resources for LGBTQ+ youth
Massachusetts Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Leadership Council
Creates and informs policy, promote inclusive learning environments, and fosters statewide collaboration among LGBTQ+ students and allies
North Shore Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth
Multifaceted LGBTQ+ youth and parents/families services center including: self esteem and community skills building, creating safer spaces in schools, individual/regional/organization trainings, and consultation
Safer space for LGBTQ+ youth and allies that provides educational, performance art, and leadership development opportunities
Youth programs, groups, and queer youth space for LGBTQ+ and questioning youth (ages 22 and under)
Pride Youth Theater Alliance
Safer spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to explore creative expression
LGBTQ+ counseling, general resources and support, and peer leadership programs
Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students
Aid schools implement state laws impacting LGBTQ+ students
Scholarship Opportunities for LGBTQ Students
Diverse Resources that Support LGBTQ Students on Campus
Transgender Youth Equality Foundation
Education, advocacy, and support for transgender and non-gender conforming youth and their families
True Colors OUT Youth Theater
Out-of-school theatre program to train LGBTQ+ youth 12-25
Water Safety Guide for Children With Special Needs
Summertime is approaching and water fun is around the corner, but before parents of children with special needs take a dive with their kids, there are a few safety tips they need to keep in mind.
Youth Pride, Inc.
Advocates of LGBTQ+ youth policy
Youth on Fire
Drop-in center for homeless and street involved youth, 14-24