LGBTQ Resource Directory
These resources are provided for your reference and are not to be construed as endorsements by the University.
General LGBT Resources Back to Top
Deaf Queer Resource Center: National nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf LGBTQI community (hereafter referred to as the "Deaf Queer community").
GAAMC (Gay Activist Alliance of Morris County): Provides social and educational outreach for the GLBTQI community in Morris County, NJ.
Garden State Equality: New Jersey’s largest marriage equality organization
Gay Wired: An online entertainment and editorial community
NJ Gay Life: New Jersey’s online resource for the GLBT community. Find information on LGBT organizations, friendly businesses, clubs and bars, meetings, etc.
Planet Out: News, resources, opinion, shopping, entertainment, and more for the LGBT community.
Queer Resource Directory: an electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, hyperlinks, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the GLBTQ community
Sex Etc. – LGBTQ - Comprehensive resources about LGBT youth including stories, links to discussion forums, blog posts, quizzes, Web sites, hotlines, and books—as well as a gallery of famous LGBTQ faces
MSU LGBT RESOURCEs Back to Top
GLFSA (Gay and Lesbian Faculty Staff Association): The mission of GLFSA is to serve LGBT persons by addressing those issues we deem to be within our schope as they are brought forward to us by our members. We will attempt to promote understanding of and respect for issues of orientation and gender diversity within the broader spectrum of the university community.
SPECTRUMS: Is a student organization dedicated to educating the community to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. We work to help end bigotry on the Montclair State University campus, to create a safe, supportive, and fun environment for GLBT students and allies, and to celebrate diversity.
GLBTQ Safe Space Program: The GLBTQ Safe Place Program identifies offices of MSU faculty and staff that are safe places for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Such offices are identified with a decal. The decal has a green circle with two triangles in the center, one pink and one in black. It reads GLBTQ Safe Space. Some of the people who display the decal are lesbian or gay, while others are supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.
GLBTQ Studies Minor: Montclair State University’s GLBTQ minor offers students to explore GLBTQ representations, cultures, and histories, think critically about identities, current issues, institutions, and activism and enhance educational and professional opportunities.
LGBTQ themed films: A list of LGBTQ themed films available in the Montclair State University Library. **Note: This list may not be comprehensive, as the library frequently adds to it's collection. Please verify availability of the film using the main library website.**
LGBT News Back to Top
365Gay.com: Online LGBT news.
After Ellen: News, Reviews, and Commentary on Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Entertainment and the Media
GayTimes: The website of the British Gay magazine
LesbianNews.com: News, humor, travel, arts, entertainment, & more
My Door Sign: All Gender Restroom Signs
National LGBT Organizations Back to Top
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): Promotes fair and accurate representation of LGBT people in the media.
Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Organization for students, parents, and teachers that tries to affect positive change in schools.
GSANetwork: The national Gay-Straight Alliance
Human Rights Campaign (HRC): The nation's largest LGBT political organization.
Immigration Equality: national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals.
Lambda Legal: Committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Log Cabin Republicans: LGBT political group
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF): Promotes civil rights for LGBT people.
National LGBT Bar Association: a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliates lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations.
National Stonewall Democrats: LGBT political group
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): Promotes the health and well-being of LGBT persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy.
Gay Back to Top
Adodi: New York group that provides a safe space to same-sex loving men of African Heritage to empower them to get a better understanding of their own spirituality, self-expression and sexual identity.
Gay Asian Pacific Support Network: International organization for gay and bisexual Asian Pacific men.
Gay Men of African Decent (GMAD)
National Association of Black and White Men Together: A gay, multi-racial, multi-cultural organization for all people committed to fostering respect, honesty, and communication among people of different races and cultural backgrounds.
Lesbian Back to Top
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Works for social, racial and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. Their grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights.
Bint el Nas: A community for LGBTQ Arab women
Lesbian.com: An international resource by, for, and about lesbians
Lesbian Herstory Archives: Historical archives of lesbians and lesbian culture
Lesbian.org: A collection of lesbian-related links and resources
QWave: An organization for people of Asian Pacific-Islander descent who identify as LGBTQ.
Sistas of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA): A New York-based group for lesbian, bisexual, two spirit and women loving women of Caribbean ancestry and allies. 718.443.6568
Women in the Life: social justice organization advancing the rights of lesbians of color through cultural affirmation, education and advocacy.
BISEXUAL Back to Top
BiMagazine: Online bisexual magazine
Binet USA: A network of groups maintaining a cohesive bisexual community
Bi.org: Bisexual news and resources
Bisexual.org: educates the general public, civic and professional organizations on bisexuality and the needs and concerns of bisexually oriented people
Bisexual Resource Center: provides support to the bisexual community and raises public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people
Bisexuals of Color: An online forum
Bisexual.com: a bisexual community site with forums, articles, chat, personals and more.
TRANSGENDER Back to Top
National Center for Transgender Equality: A national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people
International Foundation for Gender Equality: Promotes the self-definition and free expression of individual gender identity
FTM International: Resource for Female-to-Male individuals
GenderPac (The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition): National organization working to end discrimination and violence caused by gender stereotypes
National Transgender Guide: Postings of online transgender resources
HRC.org: Coming Out as Transgender
Transgender Care: Compilation of transgender resources including medical, surgical, mental health, and more.
Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI): A non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.
Kulia Na Mamo: Aa social justice organization with particular focus on Hawaii's transgender population.
Trans Lifeline: A US support hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Number: 877-565-8860
Advocacy and Legal Assistance
American Civil Liberties Union – LGBT Project
To report discrimination:
For High School and younger students:
Organizations Supporting Transgender Individuals
American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. AASECT
This association provides a stable nation-wide network of accredited professionals such as sex therapists, family counselors, lawyers, physicians, nurses, social workers and many others that can assist the transgender individual.
Jersey Shore PFLAG
(Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Also trans-folks)
Abby Maisonave, President
Face book: Jersey shore PFLAG
Gender Sensitivity Training
Presentations, Workshops and Trainings for groups of any size
Pride Center of New Jersey
85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100
Highland Park, NJ 08904-2701
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Institute for Personal Growth (Known as “IPG”)
Three Office Locations:
8 South Third Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
281 Payonia Ave. Jersey City, NJ 08732
90 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
GLSEN Central New Jersey
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
PO Box 261
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Sandards of Care for the health of Transsexual, Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People
WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)
This link will give you Version 7, the latest WPATH Standards of Care: http://www.wpath.org/documents/Standards%20of%20Care%20V7%20-%202011%20WPATH.pdf
The Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH-SOC) are the most widespread SOC used by professionals working with transsexual, transgender, or gender variant people. The WPATH-SOC are periodically updated and revised. The latest revision was released September 25th, 2011. This is the seventh version of the WPATH-SOC since the original 1979 document was drafted. Previous revisions were released in 1980, 1981, 1990, 1998, and 2001.
Regularly Meeting Transgender Support Groups
Transgender/Transfamilies Support Group in Shrewsbury
3rd Monday of every month from 7 to 9 PM (Organized by PFLAG)
Church House of the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury
352 Sycamore Ave. Shrewsbury, N.J. 07702
Use rear parking lot, enter rear door, go up the stairs and to the right to our meeting room
Get directions using Google Maps
Transgender Support Group in Highland Park, NJ
3rd Sunday of every month from 4 to 6 PM
Pride Center of New Jersey
58 Raritan Ave. (Suite 100 – Lower Level)
Use rear parking lot, enter side door, go down the stairs and to the left to our meeting room.
Transgender Religious Support
Metropolitan Community Church
85 Raritan Ave, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904
East Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Society
176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Plainfield
724 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
The Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury
352 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
INTERSEX Back to Top
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA): systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
The Intersex Initiative: Oregon based national activist and advocacy organization for people born with intersex conditions
STRAIGHT ALLIES Back to Top
GLSEN: What Are Straight Allies?
HRC.org: Straight Ally Resources
GLAAD: Straight Ally Resource Guide
Gay Straight Alliance Network: What Every Straight Ally Should Know
LGBTQ HEALTH Back to Top
General Health Resources
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: ensures equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center: New York City LGBT health center
Go Ask Alice!: a health question and answer Internet site produced by Columbia University's Health Education Program.
LGBT Health Resource Center: Provides education on LGBT Health Issues
MEDLINE: National Institute of Health online resource with LGBT information
The National LGBT Tobacco Control Network: The LGBTQ community smoke at rates 40%-almost 200% higher than the general population. We work to support the many local tobacco control advocates in helping to eliminate tobacco health disparities for all LGBT people.
ASIAC: Philadelphia-based organization providing HIV/AIDS services to Asian communities
Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS: New York-based organization providing HIV/AIDS related services, education, and research to Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
Buddies of NJ, Inc.: Service, Education, Resources, and Care to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Project LOL of the Hyacinth Foundation: Free HIV Testing
TheBody.com: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
GALAEI: Philadelphia-based HIV/AIDS education & prevention program for Latino/a sexual minorities
Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI)
La Casa De Don Pedro: Free HIV testing and programming. counseling and other support services also available.
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: Peer Counselors available, 1-888-843-456
Gay Men's Counseling: Online counseling website
Center for Identity Development
31 Trinity Place
Psychotherapy & counseling (individual, couple, group, family) serving gay/lesbian community since 1980.
Minority AIDS Project
NAMES Project AIDS Foundation: Organizations using the AIDS Memorial Quilt to help bring an end to AIDS
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center: Organization dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV in American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
People of Color in Crisis (POCC): Brooklyn-based HIV/AIDS organization serving African American and Caribbean Gay and Bisexual men.
Know Your Rights/Title IX
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 973-655-5222
Passaic County Rape Crisis Services: 973-881-1450
Rape Crisis Hotline: 877-733-2273
University Health Center: 973-655-4361
University Police: 973-655-5222
YWCA of Bergen County HealingSPACE: Free individual and group counseling services. Currently offering a men’s group and two women’s groups, establishing an all gender group specifically for LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence.
Triangle Treatment Program
c/o Arms Acres Manhattan
1841 Broadway, Suite 300
New York, NY 10023
RELIGION Back to Top
General and Local Resources
Soul Force: Advocating freedom for LGBT people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.
ReligiousTolerance.org: Religious Groups' Policies on Homosexuality
Union Congregational Church of Montclair: An open and affirming United Church of Christ Congregation in Montclair.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Montclair: The local Unitarian Church located in Montclair, NJ. Open and Affirming.
First Congregational Church of Montclair: An open and affirming United Church of Christ Congregation in Montclair, NJ.
St. Johns Episcopal Church Montclair: Local Episcipal Church welcoming to the LGBT Community located in Montclair, NJ
St. Lukes Episcopal Church Montclair: Local Episcipal Church welcoming to the LGBT Community located in Montclair, NJ
Bnai Keshet: friendly Reconstructionist Synagogue serving the greater Essex County area. At Bnai Keshet a diverse group of people come together to form a warm, spiritually invigorating and intellectually rigorous Jewish community. Located in Montclair, NJ
St. Francis of Assisi: A self governing Catholic community with a mission of service to all. St. Fransis is an open and affirming Catholic Community.
Reverend Ann Ralosky: Protestant Reverend located at Montclair State University
Office Number: 973-655-7033
Cell Number: 973-997-0370
Specific Faiths & Denominations (in alphabetical order)
The Alternative Atheist (Online Forum)
Unitarian Universalist: Unitarian Universalist Office of LGBT Concerns
United Church of Christ: Coalition for LGBT Concerns
Mosaic: National Jewish Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity
Nehirim: Spiritual community for LGBT Jews
CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCHES Back to Top
Job Search Engines & Networking Websites
DiversitySearch.com: A diversity career portal for minorities, women and other job seekers and diversity recruiters.
Idealist.org: Thousands of job listings, most in the non-profit sector. This website allows you to search by interest and includes "Gay, Lesbian, Bi, and Trans Issues" as an area of focus.
ProGayJobs.com: A recruiting portal that provides diversity-focused employers with opportunities to post jobs and advertise to the LGBT workforce, and provides resources to LGBT jobseekers to find jobs with companies that embrace diversity.
OutProfessionals.org: Job search and networking web site, including a directory of businesses, women’s network, LGBT events and links, and volunteer opportunities.
Transgender Job Bank: employment site designed specifically to bring employers and transgender candidates together.
Workplace Policies, Information, & Resources
Human Rights Campaign Workplace Information: The best source of information on workplace and corporate policies related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Includes information about non-discrimination policies, organizations with domestic partnership benefits, municipalities that have laws banning employment discrimination, and career articles.
Out & Equal: Provides workplace advocacy and programs to LGBT individuals. Each year they educate employers through their Diversity Training Program and their National Workplace Summit Conference.
Transgender at Work: Provides resources for innovative employers who want to set their company employment policies to help their transgendered employees to be at their most productive. Includes links to resources for transgendered wor
ATHLETICS Back to Top
Gay Games: An international competition for LGBT people.
GayOutdoors.org: The worldwide alliance of gay outdoor clubs, covering hiking, camping, swimming, and more.
OutSports.com: A place for gay athletes.
NCAA LGBT Resources: Policies, Articles, and organizations within the NCAA that support LGBT equality.