LGBTQIA+ Community & National Resources
If you are unsafe or in danger, call 911.
For crisis needs, call the Crisis and Suicide Helpline at 215-686-4420 or the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.
Informational & General Support Resources
This website lists LGBTQIA+ resources in the state of Pennsylvania for all ages, including, but not limited to, community centers, advocacy organizations, healthcare centers, pride marches, arts organizations, athletic associations and governmental offices.
CenterLink: The Community of LGBTIA+ Centers
CenterLink was founded in 1994 as a member-based coalition to support the development of strong, sustainable, LGBTQIA+ community centers. This website connects users to local LGBTQIA+ community centers, jobs and community events.
The Trevor Project
While best known for providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults, the Trevor Project website also has extensive information for those in the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends, families and allies.
Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives and presents the largest annual national and international LGBTQA+ civil rights summit.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.
The NCTE website includes comprehensive information for trans individuals and their allies, including issues facing the trans community; understanding rights under the law; ways to take action to advocate for trans rights; and self-help guides on how to legally update names and gender markers, navigate healthcare coverage for trans-related care and find legal assistance.
Arcila-Adams Trans Resource Center (part of the WilliamWay LGBT Community Center)
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Located on the fourth floor of William Way LGBT Community Center, the Arcila-Adams Trans Resource Center was dedicated in November 2019. Its mission is to connect the trans and gender-nonconforming community to opportunities, services, resources and each other, to achieve their vision of a stronger, healthier, more equitable world for trans-identified people and their allies.
Services include assistance for enrolling in health insurance, accessing food assistance programs, and completing name change and other legal documents; referrals to healthcare and therapy providers; career and job services; and access to informational brochures from area organizations that provide services and programs for trans and gender-nonconforming individuals.
Philadelphia Family Pride’s mission is to build community for LGBTQIA+ parents; prospective parents; grandparents; and kids of all ages, including adults, youth, kids, toddlers and infants. The organization supports families in the greater Philadelphia region through advocacy, education and family-centered events.
Galaei is a queer and trans, Black, Indigenous and people of color (QTBIPOC) radical social justice organization. Galaei provides and facilitates queer educational services and community wellness, and is committed to healing historical harm. The organization is also dedicated to creating access, opportunities, sexual empowerment and economic development for all QTBIPOC individuals, while fighting systemic oppression, structural racism and discrimination, and white supremacy.
Philly Asian Queer
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia Asian & Queer is a volunteer social organization that strives to engage LGBTQIA+ and Asian Pacific Islander folx in the greater Philadelphia area through a range of advocacy, social and supportive programming.
AVEN (The Asexual Visibility & Education Network)
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) was founded in 2001 with two distinct goals: creating public acceptance and discussion of asexuality and facilitating the growth of an asexual community. Since that time, AVEN has grown to host the world’s largest asexual community and serves as an informational resource for people who are asexual and questioning, their friends and families, academic researchers and the press.
Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs
City Hall, Room 110
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Office of LGBT Affairs works to foster equitable working and living conditions for LGBTQIA+ people and to advocate for LGBTQIA+ issues in all areas of city government.
Health and Wellness
The Peer Counseling Program of the William Way LGBT Community Center offers one-to-one counseling that is confidential and free of charge. It offers short-term, goal-oriented counseling. Trained peer counselors are available by phone, walk-in or appointment, Monday–Friday evenings, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Counseling is free and confidential.
The Attic Youth Center
255 S. 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
The Attic Youth Center is a Philadelphia-based organization exclusively serving LGBTQIA+ youth. The Attic’s goal is to reduce the isolation felt by LGBTQIA+ youth by providing a sense of community and developing programs and services to counteract the prejudice and oppression they often face. All Attic programming is based on a youth development model and aims to build community, reduce isolation, combat homophobia, promote knowledge and life skills, and develop future leaders.
The Colours Organization’s mission is to impact, improve and empower the lives of LGBTQIA+ communities of color, especially those of the African diaspora, in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.
With an intentional focus on holistic wellness and safety, intersectionality, and community mobilization, Colours strives to support and uplift the experiences of those too often left in the margins.
1348 Bainbridge St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
The mission of the Mazzoni Center is to provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQIA+-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals it serves. The Mazzoni Center provides gender-affirming care, primary care services, testing and preventative care, and other supportive services.
The Mazzoni Center also organizes the annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, the largest free, trans-specific health conference in the world.
4700 Wissahickon Ave., Suite #126
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Morris Home supports trans- and gender-nonconforming individuals as they develop the knowledge, skills and support necessary to promote sobriety; manage emotional and behavioral difficulties; choose and maintain safe and healthy lifestyles; and develop healthy relationships with peers, family and the community. The only residential recovery program in the country to offer comprehensive services specifically for the transgender community, Morris Home provides a safe, recovery-oriented environment in which people are treated with respect and dignity.
Helplines and Hotlines
The Trevor Project
Phone: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQIA+ youth. If you or a friend is feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, and there is help.
The LGBT National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of LGBT volunteers, the center operates three national hotlines, the LGBT National Hotline, the LGBT National Youth Talkline and the LGBT National Senior Hotline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, which helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis—for the trans community, by the trans community.
General Sexual Health
AccessMatters Information Hotline
Outside Philadelphia: 800-848-3367
The AccessMatters Hotline helps thousands of callers each year make informed personal decisions about their sexual and reproductive healthcare needs. AccessMatters Counselors provide education, counseling and referrals to people who are often in crisis when they call and require immediate, accurate and unbiased healthcare information. In addition to providing education and information, hotline counselors solicit consumer feedback and work with healthcare providers to improve client services.
1235 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Bebashi’s mission is to empower Black and Brown people to enhance the quality of their health and overall well-being by providing access to culturally sensitive, high-quality healthcare; HIV/AIDS services; health education; and social services.
Health Information Hotline
Phone: 800-985-AIDS (2437)
The Health Information Hotline is the central point of intake, information and referral for medical case-management services for people living with HIV in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties.