Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Local Support Groups:


First & Third:
 HiTOPS' educational and social support group for GLBTQ youth and their allies. It meets the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 2:30 – 4:30, at HiTOPS (21 Wiggins Street in downtown Princeton). WEBSITE

PFLAG: is a support and advocacy group for those with a loved one who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.  While PFLAG is independent of HiTOPS, our organizations work together closely because PFLAG provides an important support resource for parents of the GLBT youth with whom we work.  PFLAG Princeton meets at Trinity Church in Princeton on the second Monday evening of every month.WEBSITE

Rainbow Families of NJ: Provides support, advocacy and education for gay and lesbian parents, their families and prospective parents. 973-763-8511 WEBSITE

Resources:

Bisexual Resource Center: envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people. WEBSITE

COLAGE: National movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy. WEBSITE

Family Pride Coalition: Support, education and advocacy for gay, lesbian and transgendered parents, prospective parents and their families.  Information and referrals, phone support, family events and literature. 202-331-5015 WEBSITE

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): Amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. WEBSITE

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: Provides information and referrals for gays, lesbians, transgendered and persons with questions about their sexuality. 1-888-843-4564 WEBSITE

Gay and Lesbian Political Action and Support Group: Establishes support groups and opportunity for individuals to be politically active. 732-744-1370 WEBSITE

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.WEBSITE

International Foundation for Gender Education: Support and educational services for and about gender variant persons (including transsexuals, cross-dressers, intersex, androgynes, non-gendered and multi-gendered persons).  Services include referrals to local support groups and to medical and psychological professionals. 781-899-2212 WEBSITE

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Advocates and organizes for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.  WEBSITE

The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC): Social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well- being. WEBSITE

National Hotline for Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgendered Youth:  1-800-347-8336

P-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): Helps families understand and accept gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered family members.  Offers help in strengthening families, support groups for families and friends, educational outreach, advocacy and referrals. WEBSITE

The Trevor Project: Determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. 866-488-7386 WEBSITE

YouthResource: Created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy. Through monthly features, message boards, and online peer education, GLBTQ youth receive information on activism, culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them. WEBSITE