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LGBTQ+ Resources

General LGBTQ Resources
  • 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.
  • 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
Montclair State LGBTQ Resources
  • Daughta Speaks: Is a student organization dedicated to bring awareness to the Black LGBTQ community here at Montclair State University. Daughta Speaks would like to educate all Montclair State University students through various events, highlighting the political and social issues that the Black LGBTQ community endures. Daughta Speaks would also like to encourage all students on campus to embrace a sense of authenticity, eagerness to grow beyond their personal boundaries and start a unique path in their personal life.
  • LGBTQ Safe Space Program: The LGBTQ Safe Place Program identifies offices of Montclair State 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 LGBTQ 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.
  • LGBTQ Studies Minor: Montclair State University’s LGBTQ minor offers students to explore LGBTQ representations, cultures, and histories, think critically about identities, current issues, institutions, and activism and enhance educational and professional opportunities.
National LGBTQ Organizations
  • 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 Alliance: International organization for gay and bisexual Asian Pacific men.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • An international resource by, for, and about lesbians
  • Lesbian Herstory Archives: Historical archives of lesbians and lesbian culture
  • A collection of lesbian-related links and resources
  • QWave: An organization for people of Asian Pacific-Islander descent who identify as LGBTQ.
  • Binet USA: A network of groups maintaining a cohesive bisexual community
  • Bisexual Resource Center: Provides support to the bisexual community and raises public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people
  • A bisexual community site with forums, articles, chat, personals and more.
LGBTQ Youth Groups
  • Hetrick Martin Institute is the nation’s oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to reach their full potential.
  • HiTOPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fosters strong and healthy young people of all identities by providing inclusive and youth-informed sex education and LGBTQ+ support for young people throughout New Jersey.
  • Hudson Pride Center is a home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ community and our allies that advocates for our physical, mental, social, and political well­­­-being.
  • North Jersey Pride RAD Family is a program for transgender and gender-expansive youth and their families.
Organizations Supporting Transgender Individuals
Standards of Healthcare of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People
Regularly Meeting Transgender Support Groups
Transgender Religious Support
  • 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
LGBTQ Health

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
  • FindCenter: LGBTQIA+ well-being resources
  • 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.
  • PROUD Family Health (Somerville, NJ) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community at our PROUD Family Health at RWJ Somerset Family Practice. Services include primary medical care for children and adults, hormone therapy and monitoring, HIV care, referrals for specialty services, health education and counseling, and support groups, including a monthly support group for family members of transgender individuals.
  • Rutgers Center for Transgender Health: The Rutgers Center for Transgender Health (RCTH) is a collaborative center that will provide a full spectrum of medical, psychiatric and surgical care for the transgender person. Services include hormone therapy, psychiatric resources, and gender confirmation surgery.


Minority AIDS Project

Sexual Violence

Religion and Spirituality

General and Local Resources

Specific Faiths & Denominations






Career Planning and Job Searches

Job Search Engines & Networking Websites

  • A diversity career portal for minorities, women and other job seekers and diversity recruiters.
  • 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.
  • A recruiting portal that provides diversity-focused employers with opportunities to post jobs and advertise to the LGBT workforce, and provides resources to LGBT job seekers to find jobs with companies that embrace diversity.
  • Job search and networking website, 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.
Athletics and Outdoors
  • The worldwide alliance of gay outdoor clubs, covering hiking, camping, swimming and more.
  • A place for gay athletes.