Community & Personal Support

Adoption Support

Infertility and Adoption Counseling Center LGBT Support Groups
in Montclair & Pennington (Near Princeton) NJ
Phone: 609-737-8750
Pennington Point West
2 Tree Farm Road, Suite A200
Pennington, NJ  08534

Counseling and Groups for gay and lesbian couples and singles who are parents or seeking to become parents through adoption or third party reproductive options. Parents-to-be discuss the emotional and practical issues related to initiating, waiting and succeeding with family building. These groups offer a time to think about parenting, something that oddly is often avoided during the waiting-to-adopt or medical treatment phase when so much emphasis is placed on getting the baby. Parents groups address general parenting and issues specifically related to parenting for gay and lesbian parents and their children. These professionally led groups typically meet one evening per month. Groups are closed once there a 5 members (a member may be a single or a couple) and new groups are always forming. 

Cultural Support

Long Yang Club of Philadelphia

We are a global partner of the Long Yang Club International, the world’s largest network of gay Asian/non-Asian groups with chapters in most major cities in the US and International. The Philadelphia Chapter of the Long Yang Club promotes mutual friendship and understanding, and provides social activities and support for gay Asians, their partners and friends.

South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA)

SALGA Philadelphia is a group for LGBT people who are from or trace their descent from such countries as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet. We act to bring the people of South Asian heritages together in a friendly, supportive and non-judgmental environment. We promote awareness, visibility and acceptance of alternative sexualities in society, while affirming our South Asian identity.


Phone: 267-457-3912
149 W. Susquehanna Ave.
North Philadelphia, PA  19122

GALAEI is a queer Latin@ social justice organization. Queer acknowledges and represents the mosaic of sexual and gender identities within our communities. Latin@ represents the multiracial, multicultural experience of Latinidad.  GALAEI embodies the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people. We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia through  leadership and economic development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots organizing.

Elderly Support

LGBT Elderly Initiative 
Phone: 215-720-9415
1315 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA  19107

The LGBT Elder Initiative (LGBTEI) is committed to assuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have rights and opportunities to live vibrant, creative and mutually supportive lives. To achieve this vision, the mission of the LGBTEI is to foster and advocate for services and resources that are competent, culturally sensitive, inclusive and responsive to the needs of LGBT elders in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

Connecting Generations at the William Way Center

Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA  19107

This program fosters connections between LGBT people across generations and provides opportunities for meaningful, mentoring interactions for younger and older LGBT people. Participants get together at least twice a month for friendly conversation, trips to local attractions, or any number of activities that may interest both participants. 

Mornings OUT at the William Way Center
Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107

This is a free weekly get-together for senior gay men. The program offers social and educational opportunities every Tuesday morning at the Center from 10:30 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served and no need for a reservation. There are informal discussion groups, guest speakers and field trips to local restaurants and points of interests around the city.

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

Phone: 212-741-2247
Fax: 212-366-1947
305 7th Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY  10001

SAGE is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit agency dedicated to serving LGBT older people. SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues.

Silver Foxes at the William Way Community Center

Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA  19107

A monthly get-together for gay men and lesbians age fifty and over that meets the 4th Sunday of the month from 3pm-5pm at the Center. Activities for Silver Foxes include guest speakers, films, and casual discussions in the relaxed social atmosphere of the Philadelphia Room at the Center. Silver Foxes is free and includes refreshments.

General Support

AVEN (The Asexual Visibility and Education Network)

Welcome to the Asexual Visibility and Education Network. AVEN hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.


Phone: 800-585-9368
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 110-311
Arlington, VA  22203

BiNet USA is the oldest national bisexual entity in the U.S. It is a network of groups, projects and individuals, encouraging dialogue and participation as a way of creating and maintaining a cohesive bisexual community and empowering individuals to feel proud of their bisexuality.

Evolutions – Trans Support Group

Phone: 215-563-0652 x509
21 S. 12th Street, 
Philadelphia, PA  19107

A drop-in support group for anyone identifying along the transgender spectrum. Please join us for support and psycho-education surrounding issues of gender, such as gender identity, gender presentation, and coming out to friends and family.  This group provides a positive and supportive environment for people to explore their own evolution, as well as offer their support to others. Evolutions meets every Thursday from 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Mazzoni Center


Phone: 856-869-0193
P.O. Box 1
Oaklyn, NJ  08107

“Ladies 2000” is a great way for women to meet up, socialize, dance and have a great deal of fun at one of our many “roving” events. We’re in  the Philadelphia, New Hope, Asbury Park and Rehoboth Beach and Pocono Mountain areas. We represent an outlet for our unique clientele to express themselves in a comfortable and safe environment wherever we go. We bring in the finest  DJ’s for your dancing pleasure. “Ladies 2000” has been conducting the most exciting and consistent parties for women of all ages for over 30 years now. We urge you to go to our web site Check out our upcoming events, see the photos from parties over the past years and make suggestions and comments regarding our efforts. Nothing’s out of the question as far as venues…we’ve been at the Franklin Institute, The Philadelphia Zoo, Riverboats, Bowling Alleys…you name it!

Peer Counseling Program at the William Way Center

Phone: 215.732.8255
1315 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA  19107  or

The Peer Counseling Program of the William Way LGBT Community Center offers one-to-one counseling that is confidential and free of charge. We offer short-term, goal-oriented counseling.  Counselors are available by phone, walk-in, or appointment, Monday-Friday evenings 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian & Gays (PFLAG) Philadelphia

Phone: 215-572-1833
P.O. Box 15711
Philadelphia, PA  19103

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.  Our meetings are open to all and are usually held on the third Sunday of the month except for June, October and December. We meet at the Penn LGBT Center from 2 to 5 P.M.


Renaissance Transgender Education Association 
Phone: 610-975-9119
987 Old Eagle School Rd.
Suite 719
Wayne, PA  19087

A support and educational organization for transvestites, transsexuals, crossdressers, their families and friends. Holds meetings for transgender people, and those interested in these issues, at 7pm on the third Saturday of every month. Directions available on the website listed above.

Sisterspace of the Delaware Valley
Phone: 888-294-1110
P.O. Box 22476
Philadelphia, PA  19110

A lesbian community organization sponsoring a women’s weekend each September with music, speakers and workshops. Also organizes sports and other year-round events.

TransYouth Family Allies
Phone: 888-IMA-TYFA (462-8932)

TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.

William Way Community Center

Phone: 215-732-2220
Fax: 215-732-0770
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107

The William Way Community Center seeks to encourage, support, and advocate for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities through service, recreational, educational and cultural programming. Over 70 groups meet at the Community Center on a regular basis, and many more use the facility for special events. 

Women In Transition

Phone: 215-751-1111
21 S. 12th St.
Sixth Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Women In Transition (WIT) provides empowerment counseling, referrals and advocacy to women in Philadelphia who are endangered by domestic violence and/or substance abuse. 


Health Support

Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues (BEBASHI)
Phone: 215-769-3561
Fax: 215-769-3860
1217 Spring Garden St.
1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19123

With services that can be utilized by all, we are an organization working with anyone in need. Thriving daily to diligently provide assistance to those most threatened by the HIV and AIDS epidemic, we were founded in 1985 in response to a increasing incidence of HIV/AIDS in the African American community, at a time when there were no HIV/AIDS educational programs or services targeting communities of color. We offer HIV, STI, and pregnancy testing. Our mission is to provide culturally sensitive health related information, direct service, research, and technical assistance to the urban community.


Phone: 267-457-3912
149 W. Susquehanna Ave.
North Philadelphia, PA  19122

GALAEI is a queer Latin@ social justice organization. Queer acknowledges and represents the mosaic of sexual and gender identities within our communities. Latin@ represents the multiracial, multicultural experience of Latinidad.  GALAEI embodies the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people. We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia through  leadership and economic development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots organizing.

Mazzoni Center (LGBT Health and Wellness Services)

Phone: 215-563-0652
Fax: 215-563-0664
Legal Services: 215-563-0657
Toll Free: 866-LGBT-LAW (542-8529)
Legal Fax: 215-563-0748
21 S. 12th Street, 
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Mazzoni Center is the only health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Founded in 1979, it is the oldest AIDS service organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth-oldest in the nation. As the organization grew and evolved to meet the needs of our constituents, Mazzoni Center has combined HIV/AIDS-related services and health services.

Office of Health Promotion and Education

Phone: 215-573-3525
Fax: 215-573-7944
3611 Locust Walk
Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6222

The Office of Health Promotion and Education (formerly OHE) provides harm reduction and public health promotion services to the campus which include data collection and analysis, educational workshops, health awareness events and campaigns, academic courses, trainings and consultations. In addition, we provide training and consultation to the peer health groups Active Minds, CogWell, RAP-Line and the Student Health Advisory Board.

Open Door Counseling at Mazzoni Center

Phone: 215-563-0652
21 S. 12th Street, 
Philadelphia, PA  19107

We are a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment provider, offering quality professional, accessible and culturally-affirming psychotherapy and psychiatric services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, couples and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.

Philadelphia FIGHT
Phone: 215-985-4448
Fax: 215-985-4952
1233 Locust St.
Fifth Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19107 

Philadelphia FIGHT (FIGHT) is a comprehensive AIDS service organization providing primary care, consumer education, advocacy and research on potential treatments and vaccines. FIGHT was formed as a partnership of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and clinicians, who joined together to improve the lives of people living with the disease. Our programs offer a full complement of services efficiently to a community facing the many challenges of HIV and AIDS into the next millennium.

Pink & Blues
Phone (Voice and Text): 267-968-9822
330 South 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107

The Pink and Blues, a peer-run support group for sexual and gender minorities living with mental illness, meets on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

SafeGuards LGBT Health Resource Center
Phone: 215-985-6873
1700 Market Street, 18th Floor
Philadlephia, PA 19103

SafeGuards promotes LGBTQ health and wellness through collaborative programs, research and advocacy. Services include: HIV Prevention programs including free HIV and STD testing, Monthly peer-facilitated groups for: HIV+ LGBTQ individuals, womyn’s group, relationships group, “sex talk” groups.  We also provide LGBTQ sensitivity training to social service, health care providers, and other organizations. LGBTQ youth programs include a collaboration with Educational Justice Coalition and includes youth scholarships, youth tutoring, mentoring, and community service projects (Philly Queer Corps).


Philly Black Gay Pride
Phone: 1-877-497-PBGP
P.O Box 22515
Philadelphia, PA  19110 

Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, Inc. (PBGP) was organized in August of 1999 to promote unity among African Americans and people of African Decent who are sexual and gender minorities. The organization is committed to producing an annual celebration of “Black Pride,” as well as organizing a variety of activities throughout the year in Philadelphia that promote and advocate for the spiritual, emotional and intellectual health and well being of all related communities.

Philly Pride Presents, Inc.

Phone: 215-875-9288
Fax: 215-545-6484
252 S. 12th St. #1
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Philly Pride Presents, Inc. is the volunteer organization that organizes “PrideDay” parade and festival in June and “OutFest” in October. These are the only two events during which the Philadelphia Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community joins together and celebrates as a whole. They are the largest networking days for the entire community.

Relationship Support

Council for Relationships
Phone: 215-382-6680
4025 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104

Council for Relationships, a preeminent non-profit counseling, education and research center, was founded in 1932 as Marriage Council of Philadelphia, and remains the oldest relationship counseling and training center in the country. We provide services for individuals, couples, children and families. (couples/marital therapy; anger management; anxiety; depression; separation/divorce; blended families; parenting; co-parenting after divorce; issues related
to gender roles; LGBT concerns; sex therapy)


Phone: 215-242-2235
Fax: 215-242-3974
7500 Germantown Avenue
New Covenant Campus
Elders Hall, Suite 5
Philadelphia, PA  19119

A counseling program in Philadelphia for people who have been abusive to their intimate partners.

Straight Spouse Network

Phone: 773-413-8213
PO Box 4985
Chicago, IL  60080

Straight Spouse Network is an international organization that provides personal, confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses/partners, current or former, of LGBT mates and mixed-orientation couples for constructively resolving coming-out problems. Straight Spouse Network also offers research-based information about spouse, couple, and family issues and resources to other family members, professionals, community organizations, and the public.

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