Local and National Resources
Aids Action Committee: Formed in 1983, the Aids Action Committee is the largest AIDS preventions and advocacy organization in the New England Area. Based out of Boston, AIDS Action Committee provides support, outreach, and education for the New England area. For more information or ways you can become involved in the organization, visit their website at: aac.org.
Bisexual Resource Center (BRC): "The BRC is the oldest national bi organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities. The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people." biresource.net
Boston Bisexual Women’s Network: Boston Bisexual Women’s Network is a network of local who support and educate the LGBT community on Bisexual Women issues. The network puts out a quarterly newsletter and also holds monthly potluck brunches. For more information visit their website at: biwomenboston.org.
Boston Glass Center: The Boston GLASS Center is located at 93 Massachusetts Avenue and has a commitment to providing support for the LGBT individuals up to 25 years old. The center provides a place for Boston LGBT teens to relax, socialize, and receive support from professional staff. With ongoing support groups and coming out resources, the Boston GLASS is a great local resource for LGBT youth. For more information visit their website at: jri.org/glass/index.php.
Fenway Health Center: With four locations with in the Boston area, its main offices are located within a mile of the Northeastern Campus on 1340 Boylston Street. Fenway Health Center offers a multitude of services for the LGBT community for your physical and mental health. Some of these services include HIV and STD testing, primary care assistance, education outreach, violence prevention & recovery, and support groups. For more information on the center, visit their website at: fenwayhealth.org.
GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project: The GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GLBTQDVP) is a “grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the community. GLBTQDVP supports victims and survivors through education, advocacy and direct services.” For more information, visit their website at: gmdvp.org.
Hispanic Gay Black Coalition: "Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Hispanic and Latin@ LGBTQ community. Founded in 2009, we work to inspire and empower Latin@, Hispanic and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling." For more information, visit their website: hbgc-boston.org/
Keshet: Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. We began as a small, grassroots group working for change in the Greater Boston area, and we are now a national organization with offices in the Bay Area and Denver, in addition to our national office in Boston. For more information, visit: keshetonline.org.
The Male Center: The Male Center “promotes the well-being of gay and bisexual men through activities that focus on the whole person—spiritual, emotional and physical.” Through their outreach, the Male Center hope to educate gay and bi men on the coming out process, health and wellness, and community development. For more information on their services, visit their website at: aac.org/site/PageServer?pagename=malecenter_home.
Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association (MASALA): MASALA is a social group based in Boston, that provides a safe and supportive environment to New England based Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, and Questioning South Asians (people from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet; and from the global South Asian Diaspora). MASALA is an avenue where distinctions of social class, status, religious affiliations and regional identities dissolve while cultural richness, linguistic diversity and individuality are maintained to inform, enrich and empower. While MASALA only caters to New England GLBT South Asians, this group and most MASALA events are open to all unless otherwise specified. We aim to increase the awareness of our presence in the social spaces we inhabit and welcome alliances with like-minded individuals and groups regardless of their ethnic/cultural/sexual identities. For more information, please visit their website at: bostonmasala.com/
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC): MTCP is Massachusetts’s largest political organization fighting for the rights on the transgendered community in the state. Working with the local government, MTPC works toward equal right in the transgendered community. In addition to their political activity, MTPC also provides support, ongoing projects, internship opportunities, and education for the state. For more information, visit their website at: masstpc.org.
The Tiffany Club of New England: TCNE, Tiffany Club of New England, is a social and support organization for the transgender community. The organization provides social opportunities, a referral service to local therapists, support groups, and opportunities for education regarding transgenderism, Gender Dysphoria, transexuality, transvestism, and crossdressing. For more information, visit their website: tcne.org.
QWOC Boston: Queer Women of Color celebrates multicultural diversity amongst the lesbian population. Offering support and social initiatives, QWOC seeks to provide more connections amongst the lesbian community. The organization also plans QWOC Week to spread awareness. For more information, visit their website: qwocboston.org.
Brown Boi Project: "Launched in 2010, the Brown Boi Project works to build leadership, economic self sufficiency, and health of young masculine of center womyn, trans men, and queer/straight men of color--pipelining them into the social justice movement. We are a diverse and broad community, driven by a commitment to racial justice, gender justice, and transforming our privilege of masculinity into a tool for social change. We prioritize support that improves the lives of masculine of center womyn, queer, and trans people of people of color; work that transforms the lives of women and girls; and introduces new alliances and tools for challenging racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia across our communities." Find more information on their website: brownboiproject.org.
Financial Aid Opportunities: Follow the link below for a comprehensive list on all financial aide and scholarship opportunities for students identifying as LGBTQA. finaid.org/otheraid/gay.phtml
Study Abroad: Looking to study abroad in the future semesters? While living in other countries is an exciting opportunity and a great learning experience, being LGBTQA , there are additional concerns that should be thought about before going abroad. The Rainbow Special Interest Group (SIG) of the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors has great resources for students looking to study aboard as well as information to look for when securing a host country. For more information follow the below link: indiana.edu/%7Eoverseas/lesbigay/student.htm
LGBT Job Search: Sponsored by Out and Equal, LGBT Career Link is a national job listing site with a focus of LGBT working professionals. Along with the job listings, LGBT Career Link also includes resources for the job search such as resume & interviewing advice and LGBT concerns in the workforce. For more information: lgbtcareerlink.com/
The Trevor Project: Created out of a 1994 academy award nominated documentary on a 13 year old gay male who attempts to end his life due to his struggles with his sexuality, The Trevor Project is the nation’s leading organization on the prevention of suicide aiming the GLBT community. With experts on crisis preventions on hand, The Trevor Project provides a crisis hotline at 866-488-7386. For more information: thetrevorproject.org/
Campus Pride: Campus Pride is the lead organization on LGBT interests on college campuses. Wish a website filled with resources for students interested in LGBT issues on college campuses, Campus Pride has partnered with several other organizations on a wide variety of campaigns. For more information: campuspride.org
Lambda 10 Project: National Clearinghouse for gay, lesbian, bisexual fraternity issues. Offers educational resources, personal accounts, and chat discussions pertaining to sexual orientation issues in Greek life, a “Who’s Out” list of openly gay fraternity/sorority members, a bulletin board, and more. lambda10.org
LGBTQA Sport Leagues
Boston Ironside (Rugby)