RESOURCES

 

The Youth Pride Alliance has created this list of D.C. Metro area organizations, which provide a wide range of services for youth. Feel free to browse this list online, or print out a hardcopy to share with others.

 

Asian and Pacific Islander Queers United for Action

AQUA is an organization for queer APIs, by queer APIs, focusing on queer API issues and interests. We strive to promote the positive outlook and welfare of our members through advocacy, education, outreach, and social events.

PO Box 44136
Washington, DC 20026-4136 
aquadc@gmail.com

 

Brother Help Thy Self

Brother Help Thyself funds and nurtures nonprofit organizations serving the GLBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities in the Metro Baltimore / Washington areas. BHT is a community based foundation that accomplishes its mission by: Dispensing direct and matching grants to non-profit organizations, Acting as a clearinghouse for donated goods and services and Serving as an information resource to our community.

Dignity Center
721 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
202.347.2246

 

Burgundy Crescent

The purpose of Burgundy Crescent Volunteers (BCV) is twofold. First, they are a source of volunteers for local and national gay and gay-friendly community organizations in the Washington, DC area. Second, they bring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender singles and couples together for volunteer activities that are social in nature.

 

The Cherry Fund

Cherry began several years ago when a group of local residents got together and planned a charity fundraiser. Using modest financial resources, the all-volunteer organization known as Friends Being Friends banded together to put on a weekend of music, dance and celebration. Several other Cherry events would follow, each increasingly better attended than the last. The popularity of these fundraisers inspired the idea that Washington was ready for a yearly charity event on the level of those held annually on Fire Island or in Miami. After the third Cherry, which was produced by Moody Mustafa's Metropolis Fund, a new group formed to take over the reins of the event. The new organization, christened "The Cherry Fund," institutionalized the annual fundraising effort, evolving into a year-round grant making organization while building a brand name that people around the country could identify.

PO Box 53169
Washington, DC 20009

 

The DC Center for the LGBT Community

The Center is the local place to discuss local issues in a safe and welcoming environment. The Center is a broad-based agency that helps people find their way and their place in community. They are committed to working with other local and national organizations to enhance their missions and better meet the needs of local GLBT residents and visitors. The Center achieves this vision by functioning as a collaborator and convener, by bringing people and organizations together for the good of the whole while benefiting the individual. 
 

Different Avenues

Different Avenues is a non-profit agency located in northeastern Washington, DC. They provide services to youth and young adults, ages 12 to 30 years, who are homeless or living in insecure housing. Many of their clients are transgender, gay, lesbian or bisexual. They also help youth who themselves are parents, as well as parents of youth. They work with people who engage in street survival strategies. Their services also include, counseling, a drop in center, and outreach.

1419 V Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.829.2103

 

Dignity Washington

Dignity is organized to unite gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics, as well as their families, friends and loved ones in order to develop leadership, and be an instrument through which they may be heard by and promote reform in the Church.

721 8th Street
SE Washington, DC 20003
202.861.0017

 

Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC

Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC, is a local, all-volunteer, non-partisan, non-profit political organization, founded in 1971 to advance the equal rights of gay men and lesbians in Washington, DC. We are the nation's oldest continuously active gay and lesbian civil rights organization.

P.O. Box 75265
Washington, DC 20013
202.667.5139
equal@glaa.org

 

GLSEN

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

GLSEN Northern Virginia
9803 Barlow Road
Fairfax, VA 22031-3517
703-385-0527
mvakiener@aol.com

 

Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families. 

1050 17th St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
617.502.8700

 

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute

Since 1991, Victory has successfully helped elect hundreds of openly LGBT candidates to Congress, state legislatures, school boards, city councils and more. Through world-class programs and nonpartisan training, they also provide these new leaders with the skills and contacts they need to make the most of their influence and access.

1133 15th Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
202.842.8679 (202-VICTORY)

 

Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS)

HIPS' mission is to assist female, male, and transgender individuals engaging in sex work in Washington, DC in leading healthy lives. Utilizing a harm reduction model, HIPS' programs strive to address the impact that HIV/AIDS, STIs, discrimination, poverty, violence and drug use have on the lives of individuals engaging in sex work.

PO Box 21394
Washington, DC 20009
202.232.8150

 

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. The Human Rights Campaign lobbies Congress; mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities; invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress; and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies. HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

1640 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202.628.4160

 

Latin American Youth Center

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a multicultural community-based organization that supports youth and their families in their determination to live, work, and study with dignity, hope, and joy.

1419 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: 202.319.2225
Fax: 202.462-5696
info@layc-dc.org

 

Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization joined with Whitman-Walker Health as part of a collaboration announced in 2013. Together, Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health continue a 25-year legacy of supporting lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women’s health with programs focused on practical cancer support, health education, and wellness.

 

1701 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009

202.745.7000

 

National Association of LGBT Community Centers

The National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Centers exists to support and enhance lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community centers. The Centers are engines of community organizing and liberation, and are crucial to the health and strength of LGBT communities. To assist community centers in building a movement that honors and promotes full human rights and dignity for all LGBT people and that meets the social, cultural, health and political advocacy needs of LGBT people, the Association works to build capacity, strengthen linkages, and advocate empowerment, self-reliance, inclusion, and diversity among every community center in our national coalition. The National Association also acts as a voice for community centers in national grassroots organizing and coalition building.

1318 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.682.2245

 

National Black Justice Coalition

The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and our allies dedicated to fostering equality by fighting racism and homophobia. The Coalition advocates for social justice by educating and mobilizing opinion leaders, including elected officials, clergy, and media, with a focus on Black communities.

1638 R Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
202.319.7365

 

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc. ("NGLTF, Inc."), founded in 1974, works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT community in order to attain complete equality. We do so through direct and grassroots lobbying to either help defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and other measures or help push pro-LGBT legislation and other measures. We also analyze and report on the positions of candidates for public office on issues of importance to the LGBT community.

1325 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 600 
Washington, DC 20005
Phone 202.393.5177
Fax 202.393.2241
TTY 202.393.2284
thetaskforce@thetaskforce.org

 

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the equality and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered 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 secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Keeping families together is the mission of PFLAG. Their family values stress education, understanding, acceptance, and support, but most of all love, thereby empowering their children, straight and gay to lead happy and productive lives.

1701 14th St, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.638.3852

 

Planned Parenthood

PPMW's health educators are trained professionals who bring fun, interactive, culturally competent, comprehensive sex education to our communities. Our programs reach across generations to equip teens and adults with the information and tools they need to make healthy reproductive decisions.

Pride at Work

National Pride At Work is affiliated as the newest constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations). The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice. They see full equality for LGBT Workers in their workplaces and unions. They work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. They aim to educate the LBGT Community about the benefits of union membership for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community.

815 16th St, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202.637.5014

 

SMYAL

The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) is the only Washington, DC metro area service organization solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth. Our mission is to promote and support self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTIQ youth as they journey from adolescence into adulthood. To fulfill our mission, we focus our commitment and energy on five focus areas: (1) Counseling & Support, (2) Life Skills & Leadership Development, (3) Health & Wellness Education, (4) Safe Social Activities, and (5) Community Outreach and Education.

410 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003-2707
Phone: 202.546.5940
TTY: 202.464.4548
Fax: 202.544.1306

 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a nonprofit endeavor established to promote acceptance of gay and questioning teenagers, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group. The Trevor Project provides various resources and the only national, toll-free 24-hour, 365 day-a-year confidential suicide hotline for gay & questioning teens.

8704 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 200
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 310.271.8845
Fax: 310.271.8846
Support@TheTrevorProject.org

 

Us Helping Us

Us Helping Us specializes in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care services for black gay and bisexual men. This site contains information about HIV/AIDS including prevention messages that may not be suitable for all audiences. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.

3636 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202.446.1100

 

Whitman-Walker Health

Since 1973, Whitman-Walker Health has been a sanctuary for the underserved populations of the Greater Washington area including those living with or affected by HIV and the LGBT community.  Through multiple sites in Washington, DC, staff provide stigma-free, culturally competent and vital healthcare.  We offer comprehensive health and wellness services including, primary and specialty infectious disease care; behavioral, community, and sexual health; dental, legal, and complimentary wellness services; substance abuse treatment, youth prevention services, and more. For 40 years, we have been a healthcare home where patients are treated with the dignity, respect and love they deserve.

 

1342 Florida Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20009

202.745.7000

 

Whitman-Walker Youth Services

In February 2015, Metro TeenAIDS became part of Whitman-Walker Health to better serve the young people of greater Washington. We offer education, prevention, health and social programs tailored to young people ages 13 - 24. Our programs are designed to create a safe space where all youth feel respected, seen and welcome to be themselves. Services offerings include mental health, youth development programs, family support services, capacity training, and HIV, STI and pregnancy testing.

 

651 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

Washington, DC 20003

202.745.7000

 

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