Tagged: brooklyn

Welcome back to school everyone!

I know it’s been quite some time since you’ve heard from us here in LGBTQ Studies, but we’re back! Just in time for some fantastic events!

First off:

On September 26th, at 12:15pm, we will be hosting our first workshop of the year: Trans* 101. Location TBA.


We’re starting an online zine! In this, various members of the queer community on campus (queer identified or allies) can submit any art they have relating to their gender and sexuality: poetry, short stories, art – however you express yourself. We already have many people interested, and we’d love to hear from anyone else willing to participate!

I look forward to seeing you all around campus!


Skills to Change the World Boot Camp: Exploring Non-Profit & Social Impact Careers for Students at Brooklyn College

Are you passionate about the environment, your community, human rights or other social issues? Do you desire to make a difference in the world but are not sure where to start or how to get there?

The Magner Career Center is pleased to offer a leadership and skills-building boot camp on Tuesday, June 25 where students will explore non-profit and social impact career paths.

Boot Camp participants will:

· Increase awareness of exciting career paths within fields that have social impact including non-profit, social entrepreneurship, government, and philanthropy, among others.

· Participate in interactive and skills-building trainings with Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose <http://www.echoinggreen.org/our-programs/work-purpose> and Dale Carnegie Training <http://www.dalecarnegie.com/> .

· Hear from Keynote Speaker Tammy Tibbetts, founder of the organization She’s the First <http://www.shesthefirst.org/> .

· Better understand terminology, job functions, and skill sets valued by employers in non-profit and social impact areas.

· Expand networks with Brooklyn College alumni professionals and learn how to leverage these relationships.

· Learn how to become competitive for opportunities after graduation while also making a difference.

Skills to Change the World Boot Camp: An inside look at non-profit & social impact career paths

This exciting full day career exploration workshop includes leadership trainings facilitated by Brooklyn College external partners, job and career building activities, and networking opportunities with alumni and professionals.

Date and Location: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Brooklyn College Student Center

Time: 9am to 5pm (Full day participation is required)


Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/BC-STCTWBootCamp 
Priority registration deadline is May 20. When you register, please say you learned of the event from the LGBTQ Studies FB page. 

Space is limited to 50 students only! We will notify you within 3 to 4 business days if you are accepted into the program. Please do not register to attend if you are unable to commit to the full day. For students with classes, internships or jobs that may conflict, we are happy to write a letter of acceptance to the program to your supervisor or instructor for consideration. If you have any questions about eligibility or other aspects of the program, please email Suzanne Grossman at suzanneg@brooklyn.cuny.edu. When you contact Suzanne, please say you learned of the event from the LGBTQ Studies’s WP page.

Out on the Quad! May 7th, 2013

Out on the Quad! May 7th, 2013

Over the course of the past year, Brooklyn College has made huge strides towards making our campus a safe, affirming, welcoming home for LGBTQ identified students. While there is still much to be done, the enormous accomplishments of the LGBTQ community on campus this year deserved a celebration by the students and for the students!
Many thanks to Jen MacGregor in Brooklyn College Admissions for some of these pictures!

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!


  • ACQC
    Weekly support group for LGBT youth at AIDS Center of Queens County
    97-45 Queens Blvd. Suite 1220
  • 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
    Carla Catuncan (ext. 222)
    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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Callen Lorde Community Health Center
    356 West 18th Street (btwn. 8th & 9th Ave.)
    New York, NY 10011 (212) 271-7200
    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
  • 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).
    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
    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
    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.
  • The Institute for Human Identity
    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
    Bronx Office:

    886 Westchester Avenue
    Bronx NY 10459.
    Queens Office:
    62-07 Woodside Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Woodside, NY 11377
    Counseling, discussion groups, & activities for LGBT youth on Long Island
    34 Park Ave. Bayshore NY 11706
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &
    Transgender Community Center
    208 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    The Center is between 7th and 8th Aves
    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.
  • Metropolitan Community Church of New York
    446 West 36th Street (btwn. 9th & 10th Avenues)
    NY, NY 10018
    (212) 629-7440
    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
    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.
  • 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
    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
    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.
  • National Headquarters
    305 Seventh Ave
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    212-741-2247 tel
    212-366-1947 fax
  • 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
  • SAGE Harlem
    2090 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.
    Suite 201, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10027
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • West Side YMCA
    Support group for GLBTQ youth
    5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023


  • Alianza Domicana
    Support groups, peer education and safer sex workshops for LGBT youth. Bilingual
    2410 Amsterdam Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10033
  • The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) LGBT Project
    ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004
    The LGBT Project’s Youth & Schools program has a ton of online information for students, but also for parents, teachers and school administrators.
    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
    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
  • 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
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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 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


  • 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


  • 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
    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.
    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.
    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



  • 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.


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


  • 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.

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.

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.