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PROUD Family Health Center (Somerset County) 
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community at Babs Siperstein Proud Family Health Center. Committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can get the medical care you need at all stages of your life.  

Health services and group support resources for people ages 13 to 26. They developed two support groups called “First & Third” and “PFLAG” for LGBTQ youth and their loved ones.

Hetrick Martin Institute 
Counseling and crisis management, health and wellness programming, academic enrichment, job readiness, and arts and cultural programming.

The Pride Center of New Jersey 
Offers numerous social, supportive, educational, entertaining, and fun events and groups for the LGBTQI community.

Garden State Equality 
Dedicated to bringing same-sex marriage equality to New Jersey. It is the organizer of campaigns, primarily to get the legislature to pass a marriage equality bill and to accumulate enough votes in the legislature to override a gubernatorial veto.

NJ Gay Life 
Lists events throughout New Jersey to connect the LGBTQ community. Online directory of New Jersey businesses and a support group calendar organized by issues and geographic locations.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) 
The National non-profit organization is located in Washington, DC. The non-profit group provides support for health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends. There are many local chapters throughout NJ which can be found by visiting and clicking on “find a chapter”.

PFLAG - Monmouth and Ocean County   
Offers local information, virtual meetings, and local resources. PFLAG Jersey Shore is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide support for the families and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and LGBT individuals themselves; education for everyone about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBT. Advocating in local communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for LGBT people. PFLAG Jersey Shore is a local chapter of PFLAG National, their parent organization, which envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) 
Ensures school students are treated with respect without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression. Strives to create school settings that value differences for a powerful and diverse community.  
GLSEN - Central Chapter  
GLSEN - Southern Chapter  

Equality Federation 
National alliance of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organizations.

Human Rights Campaign 
Advocates for LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots action, and educates the public about LGBT issues.

NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies 
Membership organization dedicated to prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer communities.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
Resources for the LGBT population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources. 

The Trevor Project (NYC based) 
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under age 25. 

Edge New Jersey   
The mission of EDGE New Jersey is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV+ and LGBTQ+ communities by providing supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and education to enhance the community we serve. The vision of EDGE is to empower those we serve to achieve a healthy, safe and self-sufficient life, providing the resources to positively influence their community.

The Anti-Violence Project (NYC based)   
Through community organizing, education, policy and research, the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) Department works towards shifting policy, building power of community members and responding to incidents of anti-LGBTQ violence in order to create systemic change in people’s lives.