LGBT+ Resources in Massachusetts
BAGLY: The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, 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.
Looking for a BAGLY outside of Downtown Boston? There are 14 locations throughout Massachusetts.
28 Court Square
Boston, MA 02108
P.O. Box 960814 Boston, MA 02196
GLASS provides a continuum of services to LGBTQ+ youth 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.
Services are for ages 13-29 (Drop in and mentees 13-25)
Located at 55 Armory St., Suite 2, Boston, MA 02130 and 1 Grant St., Framingham, MA 01702
For general questions email: email@example.com
We are Safe Homes, a program supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) young people, and their straight allies, between the ages of 14 and 23. The group is led by youth peer leaders, professional staff, and volunteers who offer support, resources and opportunities for socialization in a safe and nurturing environment.
Safe Homes offers two locations, Safe Homes Worcester and Safe Homes North, located on the Fitchburg State University campus. During these uncertain times, we are hosting virtual Drop-ins to reach youth, no matter where they are located.
Greater Boston PFLAG’s mission is to advocate for and advance equity and societal affirmation of LGBTQ people by building and strengthening loving families, safe communities, and a diverse and inclusive society.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-1659
BATS is a support group for trans and non-binary people who are 18+ and living in and around 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.
LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc is a non-profit whose stated mission and purpose is to facilitate access to welcoming, safe and affordable housing for low-income LGBTQ seniors, including through a formal role in the development of such housing; to define onsite housing services and programming that addresses the needs of LGBTQ seniors; and to support community space to serve seniors in the Greater Boston community. We are an all volunteer board.
VP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
Our mission is to end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people.
For over 30 years, GLAAD has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community.
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.
Resources and articles for people who identify or are questioning bisexuality.
The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.
SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBTQ+ older people and their caregivers.
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
Resources for POC
Here is a list of organizations specifically serving Black queer communities throughout the United States. Please reach out to these organizations and use their services if you’re in need. You are not alone. Also, please check out our Moments of Power blog, featuring stories from leaders in the Black LGBTQ+ community.
Here is a list of resources serving AAPI queer communities throughout the United States. Please reach out to these organizations and use their services if you’re in need.
Here is list of resources serving LGBTQ+ people of color and their communities throughout the United States. Those organizations specifically dedicated to serving young people are highlighted in bold and in italics.
Selected culture-based resources included here focus on connecting LGBTQ youth and families with organizations, events and activities that affirm ethnic, racial, spiritual and LGBTQ & Two Spirit identities. Currently, most of the culture-based resources that are available in the community were developed for adults and few were specifically developed for youth. This list includes culture-based resources for youth, together with general resources to provide information for youth & families, as well as access to culture-based community events and activities, including Pride events.
Somos Familia builds leadership in our Latinx families and communities to create a culture where people of diverse genders and sexual orientations can thrive.
Welcome to PFLAG Connects: Latino Community! These virtual meetings are open to parents, family members, and members of the LGBTQ+ community who are Latino. Each meeting will be led by members of the Latino community who will guide you in receiving support, giving support, and finding resources to help you, your family, and your community.
Resources for Queer and Transgender Black, Indigenous, People of Color.
Resources for those of Latinx descendent.
If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free.
- Text Start to 678-678
- Call 1-866-488-7386
- Chat with a counselor via online
All hotlines run from Mondays-Fridays 4pm-12am and Saturdays 12pm-5pm
LGBT National Hotline 888-843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline 800-246-7743
LGBT National Senior Hotline 888-234-7243
LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline 888-688-5428 (888-OUT-LGBT)
Call or Text: 212-714-1141
AVP operates a free bilingual (English/Spanish), 24-hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline that is staffed by trained volunteers and our professional counselor/ advocates to offer support to LGBTQ & HIV-affected victims and survivors of any type of violence.
- LGBT Helpline (25+):
(617) 267-9001 or Toll-Free: (888) 340-4528
Hours: Monday-Saturday 6:00PM-11:00PM
- Peer Listening Line (25 & Under):
(617) 267-2535 or Toll-Free: (800) 399-PEER
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5:30PM-10:00PM
You can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make.. Talk to our trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone.
Help lines are anonymous and confidential.
You can call Trans Lifeline Hotline at 877-565-8860
Trans Lifeline Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people located all over the US and Canada, for trans and questioning callers.
Call Toll Free: 877-360-LGBT(5428)
Talk and be heard at the SAGE LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline. We connect LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBTQ+ elder or care for one, call the free SAGE Hotline, toll-free.
Resources for Youth and Families
The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s mission is to amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people. Through local, regional, and national outreach, we empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within our schools, neighborhoods, and homes.
Find resources in this section intended to help families support their LGBTQ+ youth, understand what to expect, and learn how to talk about issues that may be impacting their youth.
This website is a collaboration between the Family Acceptance Project® (FAP) and the Institute for Innovation & Implementation to increase family and community support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth to decrease health and mental health risks and to promote well-being.
UR Medicine: Golisano Children's Hospital: Resources for Parents and Families
It is important, for the wellbeing of children and teens who are dealing with gender identity issues, to build and maintain a successful support system. That system includes the families, educators and professionals in their lives. These resources offer insight and information about your role in that system.
Movement Advancement Project
Many people don’t understand what it means to be transgender or gender diverse, so some parents or family members struggle when their child comes out as transgender or gender diverse. These resources also help parents gain deeper understanding and learn how to best support their child in ways that can help them succeed and thrive. Parents and family members will learn why family rejection is so devastating and find practical steps for advancing acceptance.
Tips and information for parents of gender diverse and transgender children.
TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.