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The Anti-Violence Project   
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-LGBTQIA+ violence in order to create systemic change in people’s lives.

Babs Siperstein PROUD Center (Somerset County)
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset offers specialized primary care services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community at our Babs Siperstein PROUD Center.

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice  
EDUCATE. ADVOCATE. COLLABRORATE. Center for Social Justice in Princeton, NJ

Edge New Jersey   
The mission of EDGE New Jersey is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV+ and LGBTQIA+ 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.

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

Family Acceptance Project 
The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative to prevent health and mental health risks and to promote well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV — in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities.

Garden State Equality  
Garden State Equality lifts up the diverse voices of LGBTQIA+ communities through education and advocacy to advance the movement for equality in New Jersey and nationally. We work tirelessly to ensure the communities we serve experience lived equality.

Garden State Equality is the largest LGBTQIA+ advocacy organization in New Jersey, with over 150,000 members. Established in 2004, we are now one of the most successful statewide LGBTQIA+ civil rights organizations in the nation.

Our services include advocacy, policy work, and training. We work to address safe environments for youth, improvement of health services that meet LGBTQIA+ community needs, and respectful treatment of seniors. Beyond that, Garden State Equality supports New Jersey’s activist community by bringing an LGBTQIA+ lens to the shared struggle for justice.

All our current work is informed by racial, economic, and disability justice concerns. We envision a vibrant and diverse Garden State with full equality in the law and LGBTQIA+ residents of all backgrounds experiencing equality in their lives.

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

GLSEN - The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network  
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  

GSA Network
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQIA+ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities. Register you GSA or learn how to start one in your school!

Hudson Pride Center 
Hudson Pride was established in the early 1990’s to serve as an advocate and social service provider for both the LGBTQIA+ and HIV/AIDS communities in Hudson County at a time when few organizations in our area were willing and able to do so, and more than 25 years later, we continue to deliver a wide array of services, programs, and events to meet their on-going health and social support needs.

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 LGBTQIA+ support for young people throughout New Jersey.

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

Kaleidoscope supports LGBTQIA+/Questioning youth, young adults and their families in building healthy relationships, strong social connections and critically needed life skills. Kaleidescope is located in Bordentown, NJ and offers individual coaching, support groups, parent supports, and mental health services. 

Lambda Legal  
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we do not charge our clients for legal representation or advocacy, and we receive no government funding. We depend on contributions from supporters around the country.

North Jersey Community research Initiative: LGBTQI Services Project WOW  
Offers a drop-in community center for LGBTQI+ youth ages 14-24 in Newark as well as other services. For more information call: (888) 688-9078

Out Montclair
Out Montclair is a nonprofit organization created to raise awareness and provide support and solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ community of Montclair. We offer educational and charitable activities and events to promote inclusivity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary and gender-fluid youth and adults. Additionally, we are a safe space where our community and our allies can come together and celebrate who we are.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
The PFLAG mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQIA+ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQIA+ people. To find a local chapter visit here: s. There are many local chapters throughout NJ which can be found by visiting and clicking on “find a chapter”.
PFLAG - Monmouth and Ocean County

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey (PPMNJ)
PPMNJ through the Gender Affirming Care program offers gender affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) using informed consent for patients 18 years of age and older, providing them with compassionate, validating, and thorough care. This includes medical transitioning as well as linking patients with additional resources to help them be their most authentic selves. In tandem with trained prescribing clinicians, Patient Navigator for Gender Affirming Care, Avery Heimann, (they/them pronouns) assists patients in accessing wraparound services, including a bimonthly virtual GAHT Support Group for patients in the program.  As the Navigator for GAHT, Avery also works with patients to make sure their care is as affordable as possible.

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

The PRIDE Center (Center for Family Services) 
Center for Family Services' The PRIDE Center is located in Mercer County for youth and families offering an array of services for LGBTQI+ youth and young adults: Kaleidoscope, The PRIDE Training Institute, NJ PRISM Hotline(844.NJPRISM), Mentoring, Individual, short-term counseling, Group counseling, Support groups for youth and families, Emergency shelter/safe housing, Access to LGBTQIA+ afffirming resources such as therapy, health care, housing and more

PROUD Gender Center of New Jersey 
At the Center, a multidisciplinary team of family medicine physicians, gynecologists, urologists, endocrinologists, plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists provides specialized care for LGBTQIA+ patients. Hormone therapy and surgical procedures are offered to support the transition of transgender patients.
Ph: 1-833-BH-PROUD (1-833-247-7683)

QSpot LGBT Community Center  
QSpot fosters the health, well-being and pride of NJ’s LGBT and allied community by providing resources, referrals, education, and outreach. QSpot works tirelessly to fulfill its mission while operating a safe and welcoming LGBT community center.

Rutgers Center for Transgender Health (RCTH)  
The Rutgers Center for Transgender Health is a multidisciplinary center that provides a full spectrum of medical and surgical care for people of the transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) experience. Our team of expert health professionals offer a compassionate, coordinated approach to gender affirmation.

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration 
Resources on the LGBTQIA+ population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

The Trevor Project 
Provides information & support to LGBTQIA+ young people 24/7, all year round. Visit The Trevor Project to get more info on how to call, chat, or text with a counselor. 

The PRIDE Center (Mercer County)
The PRIDE Center of Mercer County provides an array of services for youth identifying as LGBTQIA+ as well as support for families of LGBTQIA+ youth. Our experienced staff take referrals from schools and other social service providers working with youth who are struggling with mental health challenges, bullying, acceptance and in need of support.