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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) was established in 1983 at the height of the AIDS crisis to provide a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers to respond to the urgent threats facing the community. Over the past 40 years, The Center has grown to meet the changing needs of New York’s LGBTQ+ community, delivering services that empower people to lead healthy, successful lives.
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Unique mental health services provided
Direct services provided for youth
Substance use recovery services provided
Unique services provided to immigrants
Operating in-person and virtually, we provide recovery and wellness programs, economic advancement initiatives, family and youth support, advocacy, arts and cultural programming, and space for community organizing, connection, and celebration.
Our arts, culture, and entertainment programming is diverse, spanning Second Tuesday lecture series, book readings, film screenings, live performances, workshops, and exhibitions of visual art and historical ephemera.
The LGBT Community Center National History Archive
Keith Haring’s “Once Upon a Time” bathroom mural
A body of work by artists that have donated to or exhibited at The Center
The Pat Parker/Vito Russo Center Library
Coffee Project NYC
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
We provide a range of services for our community to improve and maintain their health. Health programs include substance use treatment, counseling, recovery groups, HIV/AIDS testing and education, health insurance enrollment assistance, and social support groups.
Our case management services for LGBTQ+ adults span connections to TGNCNB-affirming resources, referrals to immigration legal services, assistance navigating public benefits, support accessing affordable housing, and events providing free access to basic resources.
Connections to TGNCNB-affirming resources and care, such as name change referrals and navigation of TGNCNB-specific health procedures and providers in NYC.
Referrals to immigration legal services and connections to shelter, food, and medical care for immigrants.
Support for survivors of crime
Assistance with navigating public benefits such as cash assistance and SNAP
Support accessing or maintaining LGBTQ+ affirming, affordable housing
Ad hoc events to provide free access to basic resources, such as food and clothing.
Our services and programs for LGBTQ+ young people and their families cover key needs. LGBTQ+ youth and their families can access counseling, medical resources, and referrals.
Counseling for families with LGBTQ+ youth
Youth leadership programs, including paid internships, college and career prep, and more
A drug- and alcohol-free youth social space
Youth support groups, social activities, workshops, and performing arts programming
An LGBTQ+ specific family therapy certification program for clinicians
Our economic advancement programs are tailored to the unique needs of LGBTQ+ job-seekers and include paid internship opportunities.
The Center leads, organizes, and supports the coordination of a statewide coalition called RiseOut, representing more than 50+ LGBTQ and allied organizations from every region of New York State. The Center is committed to centering the needs of those who are most impacted by systemic oppression in all our advocacy work.