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LGBTQ Resources

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Articles:

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:


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.

Financial Assistance:

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.​

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.

Food Resources:

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

General Information:

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

Housing Resources:

City Life Vida Urbana: Housing hotline for Metro Boston residents worried about eviction (617)934-5006 (English) (617)397-3773 (Español)

LGBTQ Elder Resources:

AGE Strong

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:

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.

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: navigator@jri.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

Recreation:

LGBTQ+ Movies Streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu

Best LGBTQ+ Books of 2019 & Upcoming in 2020

Volunteer Opportunities:

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.

Youth Resources:

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)

Addiction Campuses
Online database and support to locate drug and alcohol addiction treatment services.

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.

Fenway Health
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

Impact Boston
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.

Outcare Health
Information and education on LGBTQ+ healthcare.

PAWS New England
Foster network for dogs that supports Boston Pride.

Pilgrim Pride
Support group for elder LGBTQ+

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.

Samaritans
24/7 crisis support, grief support, and community education.

SpeakOUT Boston
Community of LGBTQ+ speakers who conduct educational programs about LGBTQ+ lives and issues.

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.

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.

GLAD
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.

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.

StartOut Boston
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
Bar

Boston Eagle – Boston
Bar
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

Cathedral Station
Sports Bar and Pub catering to the LGBTQ+ community (open for brunch on weekends)

Club Café
Lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch restaurant, cabaret, and dance club in Boston.

Dancing Queerly
Annual festival in Cambridge, MA by and for the LGBTQ+ community, friends, and allies.

Delux Café
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.

Improbable Players
Theatre performances and workshops to address addiction, alcoholism, and the opioid epidemic.

Jacques Cabaret
Drag Queen shows 7 nights/ week in Boston, MA

Illusions the Drag Queen Show Boston
Dinner and Brunch Drag Queen Shows

Machine Boston
Bar and dance nightclub with weekly Friday 18+ dance nights.

Maine Street
Bar and dance nightclub in Ogunquit, ME

Midway Café
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.

Rebel Rebel
Natural wine bar in Somerville, MA

Swingtime Boston
LGBTQ+ swing, ballroom, and salsa dance lesson and social.

The Alley
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 Mirabar
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

Trophy Room
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
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.

Equality Maine
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.

Hallowell Pride
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
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
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
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

Nashua Pride

New Haven Pride Center

Noho Pride

North Shore Pride

Nowoco Pride

outCT

Pride Center of Vermont

Pride Concord

Pride Lewiston-Auburn

Pride Portland!

Project Community Maine

Quincy Q Pride Day

Rhode Island Pride

Rural Outright

SeaCoast Outright

South Coast Pride

Springfield Mass Pride

The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda

Trans Club of New England

Triangle Community Center

Womxn of Color Weekend

Worcester Pride

All Souls New London
LGBTQ+ welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation in New London, CT

Arlington Street Church
LGBTQ+ welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation in Boston, MA

Bethany Church
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.

Dignity Boston
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

South Church
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

York Ogunquit
LGBTQ+ welcoming Methodist congregation in York, ME

BAGLY
Statewide and Boston based programs for LGBTQ+ youth

BrAGLY
Crisis counseling and advocacy services for LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and their families

Camp Lightbulb
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.

GLASS
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.
Mass Chapter
CT Chapter
NH Chapter
Southern ME

Greater Boston PFLAG
Support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ family member and friends

History UnErased
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

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

OUT MAINE
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

Out Now
Safer space for LGBTQ+ youth and allies that provides educational, performance art, and leadership development opportunities

OutrightVermont
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

Safe Homes
LGBTQ+ counseling, general resources and support, and peer leadership programs

Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students
Aid schools implement state laws impacting LGBTQ+ students

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

Youth Pride, Inc.
Advocates of LGBTQ+ youth policy

Youth on Fire
Drop-in center for homeless and street involved youth, 14-24