Community Resources

South Eastern PA

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Allentown, PA | 610-347-9988
“Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center creates a vibrant community for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community in the Lehigh Valley through life-enriching LGBT arts & culture programs, leading-edge LGBT health programs, daily LGBT youth programs, critical supportive services, an annual regional pride festival, and an informative Training Institute.”

The Mazzoni Center
Philadelphia, PA | 215-563-0652
“Our mission:
To provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals we serveMazzoni Center is dedicated to meeting the health and wellness of the LGBTQ communities.”

Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA | 267-426-5980
“The Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic (GSD Clinic) offers psychosocial and medical support for gender variant, gender expansive and transgender children and youth up to age 21 and their families. Our multidisciplinary team, led by Nadia L. Dowshen, MD, and Linda Hawkins, PhD, MSEd, LPC, includes specialists in gender identity development from Social Work and Family Services, Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, and Behavioral Health. We work with your family to best meet the needs of your child or youth who is transgender, gender-variant or gender-nonconforming. We also provide consultation and training for providers and organizations interested in learning how to better serve the needs of gender-variant youth.”

Covenant House Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA | 215-951-5411 | info@covenanthouse.org
“At Covenant House Pennsylvania, we help teenagers and adolescents turn the tragedy of homelessness into an opportunity for growth and transformation.
We are part of the Covenant House federation, led by Covenant House International in New York, which serves runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth in 30 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America.”

Philadelphia Family Pride
Philadelphia, PA | info@philadelphiafamilypride.org
“Philadelphia Family Pride’s mission is to build community for LGBTQ+ parents, prospective parents, grandparents and our kids of all ages – including adults, youth, kids, toddlers and infants. We support our families in the greater Philadelphia region through advocacy, education and family-centered events.”

The Attic Youth Center
Philadelphia, PA | 215-545-4331 | info@atticyouthcenter.org
“The Attic Youth Center creates opportunities for 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.”

LGBT Equality Alliance
Phoenixville, PA | info@lgbteachesco.org
“LGBT Equality Alliance envisions a safe, supportive environment for the youth and adult LGBTQ+ community in and around Chester County.
We facilitate programs for the LGBTQ+ community by collaborating with local organizations to host social, health, education, and outreach activities.”

Planned Parenthood – Youth Programs
The Rainbow Room – Doylestown, PA | 267-282-4117
The Spectrum – Reading, PA | 717-553-7414

“Our LGBTQ+ youth programs provide a safe, supportive and empowering environment for LGBTQ+ youth. In our programs, youth can be themselves and experience the freedom of knowing they are accepted totally and without reservation. Our weekly meetings facilitated by trained Planned Parenthood educators feature a blend of education, recreation and advocacy. Program topics include sexuality education, life skills, LGBTQ+ history, guest speakers, game nights and activities to promote health, wellness and a strong sense of belonging within LGBTQ+ communities and the world. Our programs are confidential, free and provide a space where LGBTQ+ youth can learn, build support networks and have fun.”

North Eastern PA

Main Line Youth Alliance
Wayne, PA | myayouthgroup@gmail.com
“The Main Line Youth Alliance (MYA) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender questioning youth and straight allies, with social educational and supportive activities in a confidential, respectful and safe environment. MYA programs, unique in the Philadelphia’s western suburbs, encourages healthy relationships with peers, family and community. MYA opened its doors to youth in 1998, by two local educators, Janice Pinto and Li da Ardao. Both teachers at area high school, they worked with those in the community to being a group specific to glbtq youth and their allies. Youth are welcome between 14-22 years of age.”

South Central PA

Pennsylvania Youth Congress
Harrisburg, PA | 717-743-1035 | info@payouthcongress.org
“Founded in April 2011 by Pennsylvania students, the Pennsylvania Youth Congress is Pennsylvania’s first and only statewide LGBTQ youth advocacy organization. As young Pennsylvania leaders, we work to empower ourselves through meaningful community engagement and effective advocacy.”

TransCentral PA – Youth
Harrisburg, PA | 717-831-8142 | Youth@TransCentralPA.org
“We know that young people struggle with issues unique to their being transgender–because we sure did.  We understand how overwhelming this can be, confusing and how isolated you may feel.  We understand you may be fearful of sharing how your feel with your friends & family because what they might think.
If you are questioning your gender, know that you are not alone and we can offer friendship, support and resources to help you communicate with your family, friends and school about your identity.  Education and socialization are two vital tools to help young people find personal satisfaction, gain acceptance and realize your goals of achievement. We want you to feel empowered.”

Planned Parenthood – Youth Programs
The Curve – York, PA | 717-553-7414

“Our LGBTQ+ youth programs provide a safe, supportive and empowering environment for LGBTQ+ youth. In our programs, youth can be themselves and experience the freedom of knowing they are accepted totally and without reservation. Our weekly meetings facilitated by trained Planned Parenthood educators feature a blend of education, recreation and advocacy. Program topics include sexuality education, life skills, LGBTQ+ history, guest speakers, game nights and activities to promote health, wellness and a strong sense of belonging within LGBTQ+ communities and the world. Our programs are confidential, free and provide a space where LGBTQ+ youth can learn, build support networks and have fun.”

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition
Journeys – Lancaster, PA | 717-715-6917

“A trans* and nonbinary friendship and support group.”
Youth Group – Lancaster, PA | 717-715-6917
“A safe space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-20 focused on support and education.”
QPOC Support – Lancaster, PA | 717-715-6917
“In cooperation with PAVAA Gallery, a space for QPOC to gather in solidarity.”

North Central PA

State College Area High School LGBTA+ Alliance
State College, PA | kmk13@scasd.org
“The State High LGBTA+ Alliance aims to promote full acceptance of all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our work involves a comprehensive range of public awareness activities, education, social action and advocacy. The goal of our group is to create and maintain a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment by cultivating mutual respect, open discussion and a common vision of social equality. We strive to respect all people with regard to race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, religion and ability.”

South Western PA

Washington County Gay Straight Alliance
Washington, PA | 724-835-4285 | info@wcgsa.org
“The Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) Organization that facilitates and provides resources for a peer group of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Questioning, Queer, Asexual, and Allied (LGBTQA) youth. The organization also hosts 2nd Friday Nights Potluck, a monthly social gathering for the LGBTQA community of all ages. It is an unfortunate reality that in small towns and rural areas like Washington County there are not as many social opportunities or healthy lifestyle resources available to our youth and the LGBTQA population in general. The WCGSA provides some of these opportunities and is evolving to meet the growing need to do more.”

North Western PA

Erie Sisters
Erie, PA | mail@eriesisters.ning.com
“We are a support group for transgenders, spouses and significant others in the Erie, PA area.”

Online Resources

Seven Cups LGBTQ Chat Room
“Talk to someone in a 1-1 chat, or join our LGBT chat room to chat with others who understand what you’re going through. You can get support with exploring your sexuality, gender identity or coming out. We have many people across the LGBTQ spectrum. Do you identify with any of the following labels? Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, pansexual, gender neutral, queer, asexual, or any others. We can offer you free, 24/7 support today.”

TrevorSpace
“TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Sign up and start a conversation now.”
“TrevorSpace is an affirming space where you can be you. Customize your profile to let your friends know how you identify.”
“Join active discussions on TrevorSpace to ask tough questions and get advice and support from other members in similar situations.”

Q Chat Space
“A Community for LGBTQ+ Teens
Find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care.”

Trans Teens Online Talk Group
Thursdays | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Ages 12-19

“A weekly moderated group for trans and gender-expansive teens to talk in a safe space and to be able to fully express themselves without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. To discuss concerns, issues and to talk about personal victories.”

If we’re missing anything, let us know! Email us at transminorsrights@gmail.com.

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