LGBTQ+ Community Supports
- Philadelphia LGBTQ+ General Resources:
- Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Multicultural Supports:
- Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Supports
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.
The Attic creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. The Attic is proud to be Philadelphia 's only independent LGBTQ youth center.
The Bryson Institute of the Attic Youth Center helps organizations develop their culture into one of inclusion through innovative and engaging workshops, trainings and consulting arrangements focused on issues of difference, particularly around sexual orientation and gender identity. The Institute supports individuals, communities and organizations in effecting systemic and personal changes to build inclusive environments that recognize and promote the value of diversity.
A lesbian community organization sponsoring a women's weekend each September with music, speakers and workshops. Also organizes sports and other year-round events.
The Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition (PSEC) represents our statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth organization. PSEC is an entirely youth-led and youth-run organization dedicated to advocacy toward safe schools and communities for all.
The Main Line Youth Alliance (MYA) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight youth with social, educational and supportive activities in a confidential, respectful and safe environment. The group meets every Friday all year long in Wayne, PA and invites youth aged 14-22 to join them.
Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Multicultural Supports:
African American Resources:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Supports:
Bilingual Domestic Violence Project Hotline
The BDVP collaborates with other domestic violence programs and the City of Philadelphia to operate the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline which provides the following services for victims of domestic and dating abuse: Crisis intervention counseling, Safety planning, Referrals for domestic abuse services and other needs, including referrals for shelter and housing, emergency food services, legal assistance, youth services, elder programs, medical services, general counseling needs, sexual assault counseling, welfare assistance, services for gay and lesbian people, and services in multiple languages. The hotline is toll free and is answered by a trained counselor 24-hour a day.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.
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.
Women In Transition (WIT) provides empowerment counseling, referrals and advocacy to women in Philadelphia who are endangered by domestic violence and/or substance abuse.
Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
One Penn Center
1617 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Women Organized Against Rape is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault. We provide free counseling for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. Please explore our website to learn more about sexual violence and the array of services that WOAR can provide to survivors, family members and the community.