The City of New York

The City of New York

Teachers College is part of one of the most diverse cities in the world, New York. In all of its boroughs, our students can find a wide range of resources for members of the LGBTQ. The following list includes sites that are LGBTQ-owned and operated or LGBT-friendly.

Please note that these institutions are not affiliated to Teachers College in any way, and are being presented to you as suggestions from our team. If you find other resources you would like to share here for the community, please contact us.

National Hotline: 888-843-4564   NYC Local Hotline: 212-989-0999 

The Hotline offers free and anonymous counseling services via toll-free telephone number. Callers can speak directly with a trained volunteer who has access to a national database of referral specific to the LGBT community. The national Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 4:00pm –midnight and Saturday noon-5:00pm EST. The New York Hotline is open during the same hours. Local hotline counselors can refer callers to local resources.

The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBT communities of NYC health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, wellness, parenthood and family support services.


Phone: 212.620.7310

208 W 13 St New York, NY 10011

Destination Tomorrow is a grassroots agency located in the South Bronx that provides services to and for the LGBTQ community, with comprehensive programs and services for groups and institutions who wish to work with LGBTQ communities but lack the cultural competency and expertise.


Phone: 646-723-3325

574 East 147th Street Suite L 401 The Bronx, NY 10474

MEUSA is a national organization of grassroots organizers and partners committed to full marriage equality for all couples and their families through education and organizing.


Phone: 347-479-1700

P.O. Box 121 Old Chelsea Station New York, NY 10113

Peer counseling and psychotherapy for LGBT community. Walk-in at the Center. Sat-Sun, 6-8 pm. Groups, short term counseling. Drop in groups, therapy referrals.



829 Murray Hill Station New York NY 10156

Founded in 1980, as Black and White Men Together, MACTNY is a multiracial, multicultural organization of gay and bisexual men committed to addressing and combating racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination as well as providing a supportive environment for non-oppressive multiracial relating.


P.O. Box 237107 Ansonia Station New York, NY 10023

A group for LGBTQ young people ages 14-24. Offers case management, advocacy, support groups, and health education, as well as mentoring, internet, SRTS (Safe Routes to School) based activities and field trips. Provides monthly support groups to families with LGBTQ members.


Phone: 212-674-1740 x 272 

Grand Street Settlement 80 Pitt St. Room 230 New York, NY 10002

Counseling, case management, drop-in center, women's events, outreach, education, advocacy for LGBT seniors. Programs for women, HIV positive, homebound, and caregivers. SAGE offers employment assistance, Veteran’s benefits assistance and a social adult day program. SAGE has LGBT inclusive senior centers in Manhattan, Harlem, Staten Island, the Bronx and Brooklyn.



Phone: 212-337-0627

305 Seventh Avenue 15th Floor New York, NY 10001

New York’s center for lesbian, gays, bisexuals and transgender people of color

147 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor  NY, NY  10011-1911 

Phone: 212-463-0342


356 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10011

New York’s only medical facility dedicated to meeting the health care needs of the LGBT communities and people living with HIV/AIDS-regardless of the any patient’s ability to pay.


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People — is the founding chapter of PFLAG, the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. PFLAG NYC’s mission is to create a better future for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults through a partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people. PFLAG NYC provides services to New York City families, schools, corporations, and the larger community in order to increase understanding and acceptance of LGBT people. 

130 E. 25th Street, Suite M1, New York, NY 1001

Phone: 646-240-4288



PFLAG NYC Helpline

The confidential PFLAG NYC Helpline is available for persons who need information and support. Call 212-463-0629 and leave your name, phone number, and the best times to call, a PFLAG NYC support volunteer will call you back. The volunteer will not reveal the purpose of the call to anyone else who answers the phone.

JCC Manhattan empowers and connects the LGBTQ Jewish community through social and cultural events, lectures, museum and theater trips, and support services. We are committed to building a welcoming, inclusive environment that allows you to meet new people build and community. In addition to JCC programs, our relationships with multiple partner groups enable us to serve a diverse community of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.

334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street New York, New York

Phone: 646.505.4444


MCC is a global denomination that is a welcoming place for all of God’s people. Founded in 1968 as a church for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging, and global human rights. MCC’s ministry is provided primarily through 160 Affiliated Churches, 45 Emerging, 7 Oasis in 33 countries worldwide. 

Tarab NY is a non-profit, fosters an inclusive and safe community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and/or gender non-conforming Arab, Middle Eastern, and/or North African people in the greater New York City area.


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