NYC Resources for the LGBTQ Community

Welcome to our extensive list of NYC based resources for LGBTQ communities. This list includes sections for health and support, community outreach, legal, hotlines, as well as miscellaneous links.

Be sure to browse and see what the city can offer you!

And if you know of or represent an organization that you think should be include in this list, please email: bclgbtqstudies@gmail.com!

HEALTH AND SUPPORT

  • ACQC
    Weekly support group for LGBT youth at AIDS Center of Queens County
    97-45 Queens Blvd. Suite 1220
    718-896-2500
    www.acqc.homestead.com
  • Adolescent Clinic @ Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx
    Comprehensive medical services, HIV Testing, and HIV care and counseling (se hablan Espanol). M-F 8:30 – 5 pm. Ages 13 – 24.
    111 East 210 St.
    (718) 882-0023
  • Ali Forney Center
    321 W 125th St New York, NY 10027
    (212) 206-0574
    AFC is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth. Their goal is to provide homeless LGBT youths, aged 16-24, with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives.
  • EquAsian
    Group and activities for LGBT Asian Youth, at APICHA
    400 Broadway New York, NY 10013
    212-334-7940
    Carla Catuncan (ext. 222)
    http://www.apicha.org
    APICHA Community Health Center
    We deliver affordable health care and support services in a space that is welcoming to everyone, particularly people living with HIV/AIDS, individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), Asian & Pacific Islanders and other people of color.
  • The Audre Lorde Project
    85 South Oxford Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 596-0342
    www.alp.org
    The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, and Transgender (LGBTST) People of Color Communities. Call for program information and schedule.
  • The Bronx Pride Center Health Link Line
    1-866-4GAYCARE Call to find a gay-friendly doctor, an LGBT counselor or services through the Bronx.
  • Brooklyn Men (K)onnect [BMK]is a community outreach, intervention and health education program dedicated to expanding access to HIV/STD-related prevention resources and promoting sexual health education within the MSM (Men who have sex with Men) population. BMK collaborates with other community based organizations, events, activities, club promoters, social networking outlets, as well as develop strategic partnerships and collaborations, to build a strong connection within the MSM population where there is a high-risk of HIV/STD infections. Brooklyn Men (K)onnect is created under the auspices of the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force (BATF). www.facebook.com/brooklynmenkonnect
    Main Office: Brooklyn AIDS Task Force • 502 Bergen Street Brooklyn • NY 11217 • Phone: 347-505-5100 • Fax: 718-623-1158
    www.bac-ny.org
  • Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD)focusing on the well-being of black, gay men in New York City and fighting the threat of AIDS, homophobia, and racism through education, advocacy, health and wellness, and social support.
    44 Court Street, Suite 1000
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    Phone: 718.222.6300 Fax: 718.488.1872– fax
    gmad@gmad.org
  • Yo! GMAD
    (Young Gay Men of African Descent)
    Weekly discussion groups for young men of color, HIV education and testing
    103 East 125th Street, NYC 10035
    212-828-1697
    http://www.gmad.org
  • Callen Lorde Community Health Center
    356 West 18th Street (btwn. 8th & 9th Ave.)
    New York, NY 10011 (212) 271-7200
    www.callen-lorde.org
    General medical, dental, and mental health services; transgender and youth programs; STI and HIV Testing.
    HOTT: Health Outreach to Teens. Low- and/or no-cost medical and mental health services for LGBT and street youth, including comprehensive primary care, counseling, social services, HIV/STI prevention services and health education. Services are delivered both on-site at Callen-Lorde and on a fully-equipped medical van.
    Transgender Services: Comprehensive primary care, including hormone therapy, counseling, education and referrals to support services
  • Community Health Action of Staten Island
    Safe space for LGBT youth on Staten Island
    56 Bay Street, 6th Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301
    718-981-3366
    www.sihealthaction.org
  • Covenant House
    Emergency shelter for youth, crisis care, counseling, clothing and 24 hour hotline 1-800-999-9999. Ages 21 and under.
    460 West 41st Street at 10th Avenue
    (212) 613-0300 Contact: Bruce Henry
  • The Door
    555 Broome Street (Between Varick Street and 6th Avenue).
    212.941.9090
    The Door offers primary health care, prenatal care and health education, mental health counseling, legal services, GED, ESL, tutoring and homework help, college preparation and computer classes, career development services and training, job placement, daily meals, arts, sports and recreational activities.
  • Gay Men’s Health Crisis
    119 West 24th Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Ave)
    NY, NY 10011
    (212) 367-1000
    Hotline: (212) 807-6655 or (800) 243-7692
    www.gmhc.org
    GMHC provides HIV/AIDS-related services including education, print and video materials, women’s initiative, peer counseling services, support groups, financial advocacy, recreation and meal programs, legal services, and seminars.
  • Green Chimneys Children Services (Triangle Tribe)
    Support services and help for LGBT youth in the foster care system, through Green Chimneys Children’s Services.
    Bronx Office:
    79 Alexander Avenue, Suite 42A,
    Bronx, NY 10454
    Phone: (718) 732-1501
    Fax: (718) 732-1519
    Harlem Office: 456 W. 145th Street
    New York, NY 10031
    Phone: (212) 491-5911, ext. 13
    Fax: (212) 368-8975
  • Identity House
    39 W. 14th St, Suite 205 (btwn. 5th & 6th Ave.)
    NY, NY 10011
    (212) 243-8181
    www.identityhouse.org
    Identity House provides peer counseling and therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and all other adults who are struggling with issues of sexuality, alienation, relationships and family. They also sponsor groups, workshops, and other events.
  • It Gets Better Projectshowing how young people who are LGBT-identified can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future, where straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members, and where people can share their stories.
    http://www.itgetsbetter.org/
  • The Institute for Human Identity
    http://www.ihi-therapycenter.org
    Located in the heart of Chelsea, the institute for human identity is New York’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer affirmative psychotherapy and training center. We foster personal growth, free of traditional gender, sexual orientation and cultural biases.
  • Latino Youth in Action
    Programs and services for Latino LGBT youth and families, Hispanic AIDS Forum. Bilingual.
    Manhattan Office:
    213 West 35th Street
    New York, NY 10001
    212-563-4500
    Bronx Office:

    886 Westchester Avenue
    Bronx NY 10459.
    718-328-4188
    Queens Office:
    62-07 Woodside Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Woodside, NY 11377
    718-803-2766
    www.hafnyc.org
  • LIGALY
    Counseling, discussion groups, & activities for LGBT youth on Long Island
    34 Park Ave. Bayshore NY 11706
    631-665-2300
    http://www.ligaly.org
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &
    Transgender Community Center
    208 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    The Center is between 7th and 8th Aves
    Website:www.gaycenter.org
    Phone:212-620-7310
    Fax:212-924-2657
    Relay Service:Deaf and hearing-impaired callers can reach the Center through the New York State Relay Service: 800-662-1220 (TDD/TTY), 800-421-1220 (voice)
  • LGBT Foster Care Projecttraining foster care agencies so that they can provide safe, high-quality, and sensitive services to LGBT youth and LGBT parents in the foster care community. (See LGBT Community Center above)
  • Gender Identity Project
    Peer Counseling, advocacy and support groups for everyone on the transgender spectrum. A program of the LGBT Community Center.
    646-556-9300
  • Metropolitan Community Church of New York
    446 West 36th Street (btwn. 9th & 10th Avenues)
    NY, NY 10018
    (212) 629-7440
    www.mccny.org
    Church of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community; holds worship services and Sunday school, offers counseling, holy unions, a food pantry and other services
  • Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
    Confidential HIV/AIDS services, general medical care and counseling. (212) 423-3000 M-F for appointments. Open 8am-5pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, open 12:00-5 pm on Thurs. 8am-1pm on Saturdays. Young Men’s Clinic on Thursday 5-8pm.
    312 East 94th Street between 1st – 2nd Aves Ages 10 – 21
    (212) 423-3000 M-F for appointments. Emergencies call 212-423-2999
  • The Neutral Zone/the New Neutral Zone
    12 East 33rd Street
    New York, NY 10016
    The Neutral Zone is the first drop-in center designated specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) homeless and at-risk youth. Our mission is to create a network of support, safety and service provision for disenfranchised LGBTQ runaway and homeless adolescents and young adults by offering sanctuary, basic needs, positive alternatives, and programming designed to enhance the future of each youth member. The New Neutral Zone is a youth run center offering a continuum of services that include the following: meals, legal referrals, counseling referrals, domestic violence awareness workshops, entitlement assistance, on-site medical and psychiatric care, HIV/AIDS counseling, substance abuse prevention, educational and recreational activities.
    Ages served: 15 to 22 years
    Walk-in hours Tuesday through Friday 6pm and 10pm. By appointment call: 212.289.7121
  • NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
    240 West 35th Street, Suite 200
    (btwn. 7th & 8th Ave)
    NY, NY 10001 (212) 714-1184
    HOTLINE (24 hour) (212) 714-1141
    Fax: (212) 714-2627
    www.avp.org
    AVP serves lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and HIV-positive victims of violence and others affected by violence, by providing therapeutic counseling and advocacy within the criminal justice system and victim support agencies, information for self-help, referrals to practicing professionals, and other sources of assistance. Services are free and confidential.
  • Families of Color and Allies PFLAG
    (FOCA&A PLFAG, NYC), meets the first Sunday of every month from 1 – 3 PM at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Aves.), New York, NY 10011. 212-620-7310. All are welcome. For more information write or call: Nila Marrone, nilajoe@optonline.net, 914-787-8738
  • Planned Parenthood Health Center Services
    Birth control, pregnancy testing, GYN care, STD screening and HIV testing, counseling services. For people of all ages.
    212-965-7000, call Mon – Fri 8am – 8 pm or Saturdays 8 – 4pm to make an appointment at one of their three health centers in Manhattan (Bleecker St.), Brooklyn or the Bronx.
  • Positive Health Project
    Counseling, services & needle exchange for the trans* community.
    212-465-8304
  • Ryan Community Health Center
    Free and confidential clinic (and mobile SHOUT Van clinic). Offers physicals, pregnancy tests and birth control, STD screening and treatment, HIV testing and treatment, TB testing, check-ups, counseling, free condoms and referrals. Ages 13 – 24.
    110 West 97th Street, 212.316.8368
    For questions aboutHIV and AIDS: 1-800-AIDS-NYC(1-800-243-7692)
    For questions aboutSex and Sexual Healthcall the Facts of Life Line : 212-965-7015
  • Safe Homes Project
    HOTLINE: 718-499-2151
    fax: 718-369-6151
    www.safehomesproject.org
    Safe Homes Project is a Brooklyn-based domestic violence organization that provides services to the LGBTQ community. Safe Homes Project advocates assist in making safety plans, obtaining orders of protection, legal representation, relocating or entering shelter, as well as providing referrals for needed benefits and other services. Most importantly, counselors and advocates will listen and offer unconditional support. All services are available in both English and Spanish and arefree of charge.
  • Park Slope Safe Homes Project
    718-499-2151
    Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)– improving the lives of LGBT older adults by providing programs and services for the aging LGBT community, providing technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and providing a national voice on LGBT aging issues.
    http://www.sageusa.org/index.cfm
  • National Headquarters
    305 Seventh Ave
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    212-741-2247 tel
    212-366-1947 fax
    info@sageusa.org
  • SAGE Community Room
    (opened November 2012)

    (at the LGBT Community Center)
    208 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
  • The SAGE Center
    305 Seventh Avenue
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    212-741-2247
  • SAGE Harlem
    2090 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.
    Suite 201, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10027
    646-660-8953
  • Streetwork Project
    Gay friendly services for runaway and homeless youth, including food, clothing, showers, medical care, needle exchange and HIV support group. Ages 24 and under.
    165 West 131st Street (above the C-town market)
    (212) 695-2220, or 24 Hr line: 212-577-7777
  • Streetwork Project – Lower East Side Drop-In Center
    Emergency shelter.
    33 Essex St. between Grand St. and Forsyth St.
    646-602-6404
  • STEPS to End Family Violence – Youth CAP (Changing Abusive Patterns)
    Offers individual counseling, support groups, court/legal advocacy, resource and referral.
    1968 2nd Ave. NYC 10029
    212-410-4200
  • St. Vincent’s Youth Clinic
    Free confidential HIV counseling and testing, health care, social services. Open on Tuesdays from 1pm-5 pm. Ages 13-21.
    203 West 12th Street
    212-604-2125
  • West Side YMCA
    Support group for GLBTQ youth
    5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023
    212-875-4218
    www.ymcanyc.org/westside

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Alianza Domicana
    Support groups, peer education and safer sex workshops for LGBT youth. Bilingual
    2410 Amsterdam Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10033
    212-740-1960
    www.alianzadom.org
  • The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) LGBT Project
    ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004
    212-549-2500
    The LGBT Project’s Youth & Schools program has a ton of online information for students, but also for parents, teachers and school administrators.
  • FIERCE!
    Community organization for Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Queer, and Questioning (TLGBTSQQ) youth of color in New York City. FIERCE! is dedicated to exploring and building power in communities through a mix of leadership development, artistic and cultural activism, political education, and campaign development.
    147 West 24th Street, 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone:(646) 336-6789
    Fax:(646) 336-678
    Trains:
    F/1/E/R/C to 23rd Street
    The FIERCE office is open for drop-in hours for LGBTQ youth of color (ages 13-24) Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 8:00pm.
  • Globe
    Youth projects and after school drop-in group for LGBT youth in Bushwick
    301 Grove St. (btwn Myrtle & Knickerbocker)
    Brooklyn, NY 11237
    718-418-7690 ext 207
    www.maketheroad.org
  • The National Center for Transgender Equality
    1325 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: 202-903-0112
    Fax: 202-393-2241
  • National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs– dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.
    240 West 35th Street, Suite 200
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212.714.1184
    24 Hour Hotline: 212.714.1141
    http://www.avp.org/
  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Forcebuilding the grassroots power of the LGBT community by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and providing research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies.
    http://www.thetaskforce.org/
    New York, NY
    80 Maiden Lane
    Suite 1504
    New York, NY 10038
    Phone: 212.604.9830
    Fax: 212.604.9831
  • Transgender Aging Network (TAN)–improving the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders by enhancing the work of researchers, service providers, educators, and advocates; promoting awareness; and advocating for policy changes.
    http://forge-forward.org/aging/
  • Welcoming SchoolsLGBT-inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying and name-calling in K-5 learning environments by providing administrators, educators, and parents/guardians with the resources necessary to create learning environments in which all learners are welcomed and respected.
    http://www.welcomingschools.org/
  • Youth resources from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
    Information on “ex-gay” ministries, homelessness among LGBT youth, school safety and a variety of other issues. We bolster the strength of local LGBT activism in rural enclaves, small towns and cities nationwide. We build grassroots political muscle at every level by training activists, strengthening the infrastructure of local and state allies and organizing broad-based campaigns creating public support for full equality of LGBT people. Learn more about our Organizing & Training and Movement Building efforts.
    New York, NY
    80 Maiden Lane
    Suite 1504
    New York, NY 10038
    Phone: 212.604.9830
    Fax: 212.604.9831

HOTLINES

  • Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
    (M-F 4pm-12am, Sat 12-5pm) 1 (888) 843-4564 or (212) 989-0999
  • Lifenet(counseling) (800) LIFE-NET
  • Samaritans Suicide Hotline (212) 673-3000

Suicide:

Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253

Abortion:

  • Any type of abortion recovery services or emotional support: 1-866-4-EXHALE (1-866-439-4253)
  • National Abortion Federation: For unbiased information about abortion and about other resources, including financial assistance, call toll-free: 1-800-772-9100
  • National Abortion Federation Abortion Provider Finder: 1-877-257-0012
    Abortion Recovery Hotlines: 1-866-4-My-Recovery

Alcoholism:

Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline: 1-800-344-2666
Al-Anon & Alateen crisis line: 1-800-356-9996
Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP
National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center: 1-800-784-6776
National Institute on Drug Abuse & Alcoholism 1-888-644-6432 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): 1-800-223-6233

Child Abuse:

  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
  • Children In Immediate Risk or Danger: 1-800-THE-LOST
  • Child Abuse National Hotline: 1-800-252-2873 (1-800-25ABUSE)
  • Parenting Support: 1-800-CHILDREN
  • First Steps (East Valley Child Crisis Center) for child abuse prevention: 1-480-969-2308
  • Helpline for Children – Toll-Free in BC (no area code needed) 310-1234
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
  • Family Violence Prevention Fund: 1-415-252-8900
  • Day Care Complaint Line: 1-800-732-5207
  • CyberTipline for reporting the exploitation of children: 1-800-843-5678
  • Friends of Battered Women and Their Children: 1-800-603-HELP
    • Kid Help – Children and adolescents in crisis: 1-800-543-7283

Crisis:

  • Crisis Help Line –For Any Kind of Crisis: 1-800-233-4357

Eating Disorder:

  • National Eating Disorder Association: 1-800-931-2237
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders: 1-847-831-3438
  • National Mental Health Association: 1-800-969-6642

LGBT:

  • Gay & Lesbian National Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation: (212) 629-3322
  • GLBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
  • The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
  • Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (UK) 0121 622 6589
  • Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboard – Scotland 0131 556 4049

Self Injury:

  • National Self-Injury Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

Sexual Assault:

  • Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • Gay & Lesbian: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
  • National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape: 1-510-524-1582
  • Stop It Now: 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)

Sexual Harassment:

  • Sexual Harassment Hotline: 1-800-245-4580 Assists anyone, regardless of geographic location, with locating a service provider nearby.
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: 1-800-669-4000

LEGAL

  • HIV Law Project
    15 Maiden Lane 18th Fl.
    New York, NY 10038
    Phone: (212) 577-3001 www.hivlawproject.org
    The HIV Law Project provides free civil legal services to HIV-positive residents Manhattan and the Bronx, and homeless New Yorkers.
  • Immigration Equality
    40 Exchange Place, 17th Fl.
    New York, NY 10005
    (212) 714-2904 www.lgirtf.org
    Works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and helps obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, transgender identity or HIV-status. Meets at the Center, 3rd Monday of every month, 8:00PM
  • Lesbian & Gay Immigration Rights Task Force
    Organization that works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law, to reduce the negative impact of that law on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and to help obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, transgender identity or HIV-status
    Please make an appointment before coming to one of our offices.

    • National Headquarters
      40 Exchange Place Suite 1300
      New York, NY 10005 USA
      Tel: +1 888 403 9669
      Tel: +1 212 714-2904
      Fax: +1 212 714-2973
  • Lesbian & Gay Law Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
    799 Broadway #340
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 353-9118, (212) 459-4873 www.le-gal.org
    A Bar Association of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) legal community in the New York metropolitan area that provides a free, walk-in legal clinic at the Center every Tuesday at 6:00PM. For referrals to an attorney, leave a message stating the nature of the matter and your name and phone number.
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
    120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
    New York, NY 10005
    (212) 809-8585 www.lambdalegal.org
    A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project
    322 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor (212) 337-8550 New York, NY 10001 (212) 337-1972
    www.srlp.org
    The Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides free legal services to transgender, intersex and gender nonconforming low-income people and people of color.
  • Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund–ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing, and public policy efforts.
    http://www.transgenderlegal.org/
    151 West 19th Street, Suite 1103,
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 646.862.9396
    Fax: 914.920.4057
  • TransJusticeworking to mobilize its communities and allies into action on the pressing political issues they face, including gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; the need for Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, and job-training programs; resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.
    http://alp.org/tj
    Connected to Audre Lorde Project
    Manhattan: 147 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor,
    New York, New York 10011-1911
    • tel: 212.463.0342 • fax: 212.463.0344
    Brooklyn: 85 South Oxford Street,
    Brooklyn, NY, 11217-1607
    • tel: 718.596.0342 • fax: 718.596.1328
  • Urban Justice Center
    Offers free legal services to LGBT youth, including help with immigration, public benefits, discrimination and more.
    123 Williams Street. 16th Floor
    646-602-5600

MISCELLANEOUS

BOOKSTORES

  • Bluestockings
    172 Allen Street (Btwn. Stanton & Rivington)
    (212) 777-6028 http://www.bluestockings.com
    Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

EMPLOYMENT

  • Oliver Staffing (212) 634-1234
    350 Lexington Avenue, Suite 401 (Corner of 40th & Lexington) New York, NY 10016
    jobs@oliverstaffing.com
  • Rainbow Staffing (212) 685-9304
    295 Madison Avenue
  • www.idealist.org
    This site contains job listings for nonprofit and community organizations.

LIVING

  • Roommates.com
    A roommate finder and roommate search service which covers thousands of cities nationwide.
  • newyork.craigslist.org
    In addition to apartment and roommate listings, this website also contains personals, job listings, things for sale, gigs and services.

Summer Job Opportunity

SUMMER STAFF — Girls’ Leadership Worldwide

Job Description:
The Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center is looking for college juniors, seniors and graduates with great leadership skills to join our Girls’ Leadership Worldwide 2013 summer staff. Specifically we are looking for Group Leaders and a Dorm Director.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center’s (ERLC) Girls’ Leadership Worldwide (GLW) program holds two exciting and transformational nine-day programs each summer for high school girls who have a demonstrated commitment to making a difference in their communities and world. With Eleanor Roosevelt’s life and legacy as a model, participants bring their passion and leadership potential to life through a series of interactive workshops, field trips to the United Nations in New York City and other significant sites, and supportive relationships with inspiring female mentors and peers. The program is based at ERLC, which is located at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY.  Participants are housed at Vassar College for the duration of the program. For more information, please visit our website, www.erleadership.org.

GROUP LEADERS help with all aspects of each day’s workshop activities and field trips, facilitate nightly small group meetings, and supervise participants on campus each night.  Group Leaders reside at the dorm with the girls. They play a critical role in the success of the program because they have the most direct contact with the participants, and set the tone to create a supportive, healthy learning community.

The DORM DIRECTOR serves as the primary residential supervisor while on the college campus, and co-supervisor throughout the day. As the primary residential supervisor, the Dorm Director monitors and oversees all activities while on campus as well as supervising and supporting the Group Leaders. Serving in a co-supervisory role, this position supports the Program Director in the oversight of the day’s activities by keeping the Program Director and Program Assistant informed of relevant activities.

FOR MORE INFORIMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE — www.erleadership.org.

Resume Receipt via the following email preferred:
mgittelman@erleadership.org

Desired Start Date and Duration:
July 3 – July 28, 2013

Qualifications:
College Junior, Senior or Graduate. Previous experience as a Resident Assistant or Camp Counselor desired. Dorm Director must have First Aid and CPR certifications.

Salary Level:
Group Leaders – $1,500 / Dorm Director – $2,000

Girls’ Leadership Worldwide

A program of the Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center

PO Box 255, Hyde Park, NY 12538

845-229-5302 | glw@erleadership.org | www.erleadership.org

GLW Applications due March 15, 2013

2013 Program Dates – Session 1: July 6-14 | Session 2: July 20-28

Vist our website <http://www.erleadership.org/>  to download a brochure and application

Call For LGBTQ Artists in the NYC Area

Calling all LGBTQ artists in the New York City metropolitan area! Would you like the chance to showcase your work in a one week group art show at a prestigious gallery space in Manhattan during Pride Week 2013? Duh. Well you’re in luck because Rachel Wilkins wants you and your art!

Go here for more information.

Event Notice

Announcing a multimedia exhibit, LGBTQ performance and Conversation between Feminists and LGBTQ Human Rights Defenders at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Feb 16, 2013.

STORIES OF QUEER AFRICA & MOTHER TONGUE MONOLOGUES: FOR LESBIAN ANCESTRAL WIVES AND REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN SPEAKING THE UNSPEAKABLE. PDF ATTACHED FLYER & SEE FULL PROGRAM.www.mothertonguemonologues.org

Black Women’s Blueprint presents

One Night Only!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
6:00PM Reception | 7:30PM Performance
The Langston Hughes Theater
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York 10037
Reserve Your Seat | Purchase Your Tickets

Mother Tongue: MONOLOGUES
FOR LESBIAN ANCESTRAL WIVES & REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN SPEAKING THE UNSPEAKABLE

A Benefit Performance to Support Collaboration and Prevention Programs on Sexual Assault In Communities Of African Descendants.

RELATED EVENTS:

Opening Reception

Friday, February 15, 2013, 6:00 – 10:00PM

None On Record and Black Women’s Blueprint present, Stories of Queer Africa : Seeking Asylum

A multimedia exhibit featuring “Seeking Asylum, A None On Record Short Film Series Making its Debut on PBS Television in February.

Monday, February 18, 2013, 10:00 – 12:00PM

Local Stories, Global Voices: Organizing Across Sexualities and Foregrounding Sexual Rights as Human Rights with LGBTQ Africa
A Live Interactive Video Conversation With:

The Coalition of African Lesbians.

Selly Thiam, Founder, None On Record.

Victor Mukasa, Activist for Civil and Human Rights.

Ejim Dike, Executive Director, U.S. Human Rights Network.

GLARE Safe Zone Mixer

On February 26th, Gay and Lesbian Advocacy in Research and Education (GLARE) will be having a mixer! The mixer is working towards gathering together a large number of LGBTQ faculty, students, and allies together to form a greater, more cohesive community and support system on the campus.
The Safe Zone Mixer will be held in the penthouse of SUBO during common hours on Tuesday, the 26th. Music and food will be provided!
This event is cosponsored by GLARE, the Brooklyn College LGBTA, the Office of Student Affairs (Safe Zone Initiative), and the LGBTQ Studies minor! Guests will be able to receive more information on all of the aforementioned organizations at the resource table at the mixer.
Stop by on your way to the club fair and take part in the creation of a safe space for all LGBTQ students and allies on campus!

LGBTQ Minor Courses

Below, you’ll find a list of the course descriptions for all those courses currently offered that count towards the minor!

WMST 2100 Fundamental Concepts in LGBTQ Studies
3 hours; 3 credits 

Concepts, theories, and texts central to the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experience: definitions of sex, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation; queer theory; intersections of sexuality, race, gender, ethnicity, (dis)ability, and class; study of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) politics, communities, identities, and new social movements; representations of gender and sexuality in popular culture, religion, arts, literature, and visual culture; examination of different disciplinary and methodological approaches. 

Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the coordinator. 

WMST 3213 Anthropology of Language, Sex, and Gender
3 hours; 3 credits 

Language, as a human universal, is uniquely available for defining, maintaining, and enacting the cultural categories of gender and sexual orientation. This course offers a cross-cultural perspective on the relationships between language and gender, which helps us understand both how we use language in gender-specific ways and how gender is enacted through language practices. This course is the same as Anthropology 3310 [19.5]. 

Prerequisite: Anthropology *1001 [1] or Women Studies 1001 [12]. 

WMST 3405 Women’s Sexualities
3 hours; 3 credits

Interdisciplinary study of women’s sexualities, women’s lives and strategies of lesbian survival, bisexual and transgendered people’s survival, primarily in male dominated societies. Struggle for lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered self-expression in historical and cultural context. Past and present views of women’s sexualities. Interrelationship of feminist, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered movements. Materials drawn from history, psychology, sociology, literature, and the arts. 

Prerequisite: Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the program coordinator. 

WMST 3354 Politics and Sexuality
3 hours; 3 credits 

Examination of the theory and practice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender politics in the US including: the many ways the state regulates sexuality and gender through law and policy; the emergence of modern civil rights movements of sexual minorities, and brings in several theoretical approaches including queer theory, Black queer studies, and transgender studies. This course is the same as Political Science 3442 [78.5]. 

Prerequisite: Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the program coordinator. 

WMST 3330 Queer Politics in Modern America
3 hours; 3 credits 

Concepts and theories of the political, social, and cultural construction of sexuality. Investigation of the intersection of gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and class as forms of power and identification in America. Diverse social movements that have been built around issues of sexualities in the 20th and 21st centuries. This course is the same as Political Science 3155 [35]. 

Prerequisite or core-requisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 12 or English 1010 [1] or English *1012 [2] or permission of the coordinator.

WMST 3353 The Politics of Masculinities
3 hours; 3 credits 

Concepts and theories of the political, social, and cultural construction of masculinity/masculinities and femininity/femininities. The investigation of the intersection of gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and class as forms of power and identification in the lives of American men. Exploration of the variations in men’s experiences across racial/ethnic, class, and sexual lines. This course is the same as Political Science 3153 [34]. 

Prerequisite or core-requisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or English 1010 [1] or English *1012 [2] or permission of the coordinator. 

WMST 3238 History of Sexuality in the Americas
3 hours; 3 credits 

Sexuality in practice and thought in North and South America since colonial times. Surveys continuities, commonalities and differences from cultural, geographic and temporal perspectives, looking at the effects of major social movements including nationalism, industrialization and globalization. Uses secondary sources and a wide variety of primary sources from Inquisition documents to Flapper films. Students explore the topic both through theory and careful historical contextualization. This course is the same as History 3328 [30.31]. 

Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the coordinator. 

WMST 3436 Global Perspectives on LGBTIQ Sexualities
3 hours; 3 credits 

Global perspectives on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) sexualities and genders; study of the LGBTIQ global movement for human rights; consideration of global sexualities and genders in relation to the Western sex/gender system; changing theoretical frameworks in the investigation of global LGBTIQ sexualities and genders. 

Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the coordinator. 

WMST 4404 Community Internship in LGBTQ Institutions
6 conferences and independent work; 3 credits 

In-depth experience in a working/learning supervised internship in an approved lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) community organization or organization with an LGBTQ or sexual rights project; conferences with instructor; report or term project; students are encouraged to meet with instructor one term prior to registration to discuss and arrange placement. 

Prerequisite: Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the program coordinator. 

CLAS 4032 Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome
3 classroom hours plus conference and independent research; 4 credits 

An exploration into the ways in which individual sexual experience was categorized and evaluated by society in the ancient world, with special attention to questions of gender role, sexual orientation, and the intersection of the personal and the political. Evidence from such literary and nonliterary sources as lyric poetry, epigram, drama, oratory, history, philosophy, epigraphy, and the visual arts. Emphasis on research methodologies. (Not open to students who have completed Classics [14] or [62.3].) 

Prerequisite: English 1012 [2] and at least sophomore standing; or permission of the chairperson. 

ENGL 4110 Queer Literary Studies
3 hours; 3 credits 

Introduction to the theory and practice of queer literary studies. Focused examination of relevant literary texts from one or more historical and/or national tradition, as well as other genres and media. 

Prerequisite: English 1012 [2] or 2.7; one advanced English elective, or permission of the chairperson. 

HNSC #2181 Human Sexuality
3 hours; 3 credits 

Development of awareness and understanding of one’s sexuality. Differences in sexual expression. Relationship between sexuality and health. Effect of sterility, infertility, contraception, and abortion on the individual and on sexual responsibility. 

Prerequisite: Health and Nutrition Sciences 1100 [6.1]. 

WMST 4401 Interdisciplinary Project
Minimum of 9 hours conference and independent work; 3 credits 

Independent or group project approved by a faculty committee. The project must involve more than one department in the college. Achievement evaluated by the participating faculty. Students may repeat the course once, but may not repeat topics. 

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing; and Women’s Studies 1001 [12]; and three electives from those listed under program requirements; and permission of the program coordinator and at least one sponsoring faculty member. 

WMST 4410W Senior Seminar
3 hours; 3 credits 

Required advanced seminar to study interdisciplinary theory and methodology applied to a selected theme. Colloquia and research and/or fieldwork. Senior thesis written individually or collectively. A student completing the course with distinction is recommended for honors. (Not open to students who have completed Humanities 83.1 or Social Science Interdisciplinary Studies 83.1.) Writing intensive course. 

Prerequisites: English *1012 [2]; and Women’s Studies 1001 [12]; and at least two courses in Women’s Studies approved by the program coordinator.