LGBT Allies Program: Support & Community Organizations

LGBT equality has come a long way, and still has a good distance to go. Mercifully, there are many organizations locally, regionally, and nationally that are doing tremendous work to get us there. Many of these organizations have volunteer opportunities as well – contact them to find out more.

    Allies Program

    The Allies Program is a network of UD employees who recognize the important role heterosexual allies can play in fostering inclusion and support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community at UD.

    LGBT Faculty/ Staff Caucus

    The LGBT Faculty/Staff Caucus serve as a resource for LGBT employees, advocate for a safe and inclusive environment and contribute to a culturally rich campus by community-building with other UD organizations, programs and students.
    http://sites.udel.edu/lgbt/

    Haven

    This student organization meets weekly and promotes education, support, and social activities for the UD LGBT student community.

    226 Trabant University Center
    302-831-8066
    http://www.udhaven.com

    Center for Counseling and Student Development

    Provides professional short-term personal and career counseling for UD students. Individual and group counseling available. Service is free and confidential.

    261 Perkins Student Center (above University Bookstore)
    302-831-2141
    http://www.udel.edu/Counseling/

    Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

    Provides professional short-term counseling, assessment, and referrals to UD faculty and staff. Service is free and confidential.

    412 Academy Street
    Newark DE 19711
    302-831-2414
    http://www.udel.edu/fsap/

AIDS Delaware

The main AIDS service and educational organization for the state of Delaware. Provides sexuality counseling and free HIV testing along with various social and support groups available.

Suit 315
Community Services Building
100 W. 10th St.,
Wilmington DE, 19801
302-652-6776
Delaware Hotline: 1.800.422.0429
contact@aidsdelaware.org
http://www.aidsdelaware.org/

CAMP Rehoboth

This LGBT group and publication serves the Southern Delaware region. 

CAMP Rehoboth, Inc.
37 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971 USA
Phone: (302) 227-5620
Fax: (302) 227-5604
editor@camprehoboth.com

Delaware Pride

Delaware Pride hosts the annual Delaware Pride Festival in Wilmington. 

Delaware Pride
PO Box 9834
Newark, DE 19714-4934
302-378-6524

Gay and Lesbian Hotline

Information on coming-out issues, local resources, and events sponsored by AIDS Delaware.

800-292-0429
http://www.glnh.org

AIDS Hotline

Information and referrals on AIDS-related issues, Sponsored by AIDS Delaware.

800-422-0492
http://www.aidsdelaware.org/

Youth Support Hotline

For ages 13-18, Sponsored by AIDS Delaware.

800-810-6776
http://www.youthresource.com/

Youth Drop-In Group

From ages 19 and under; available from 1-4 PM at AIDS Delaware.

302-652-6776

Men's Coming Out & Support Group

Meets at 6 PM, the second & forth Wednesday of the month at AIDS Delaware.

302-652-6776

Gay Delaware

Get information on local and national Qscene, personals, legislative watch, legal rights, bar guide, beach guide, business directory and more. “Caution: May contain adult content”

http://www.gaydelaware.com/

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-Flag)

Promotes health and well-being of LGBT persons, their families and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society, to enlighten an ill-informed public, to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights. Meets the second Sunday of each month.

302-654-2995
http://pflagwilmde.home.att.net/wsb/html/view.cgi-home.html

Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights Project

Part of the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware.

302-654-3966
http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/index.html

Renaissance (Transgender Support)

Meets the second Saturday of each month.

PO Box 5656,
Wilmington DE, 19808
302-376-1990
http://www.ren.org/rende.html

William Way Community Center

A nonprofit organization in Philadelphia which strives to promote a positive self-acceptance of LGBT individuals, provide health, social, cultural and educational services to the community and to educate the general public about issues of importance to those in our community. Provides a variety of services for the LGBT community and houses the largest LGBT library on the East Coast.

1315 Spruce St.,
Philadelphia, PA
215-732-2220
http://www.waygay.org/

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline

888-843-4544
http://www.glnh.org/hotline/index.html

Lavender Line

215-564-5712

Colors Organization

Services for lesbian and gay, bisexual, and transgender people of color.

215-496-0330

Pride Association

A support and social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Asians and Asian Americans.

215-629-1945 

BiUnity

BiUnity is Philadelphia's social and support network for bisexual people, their family and friends. They welcome people of all races, classes, ages, religions, genders, sexual orientations and abilities. They have a monthly discussion group as well as monthly events, including movie nights and our annual fundraiser Death Bi Chocolate.

215-7BI-PHONE
biunity@biunity.org
http://www.biunity.org/

Passages (Transgender Support Group)

Meet from 6-8 PM, Thursday

1201 Locust St.
Philadelphia. PA
215-981-3351

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Philadelphia

The largest national organization of teachers, parents, students and citizens working to end homophobia in school.

215-564-7030
glsenphi@critpath.org

Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force

215-772-2000
http://www.plgtf.org/

Philadelphia Gay News

Get area and national LGBT community news, information on area events and classifieds. Published weekly

The Philadelphia Gay News
505 S. Fourth St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-625-8501
http://www.epgn.com/

WXPN 88.5 FM

http://www.xpn.org/

"Amazon Country"
Weekly lesbian program
Sundays at 9 PM

http://xpn.org/xpn-programs/amazon-country

"Q'Zine"
Weekly gay and lesbian program
Sundays at 10 PM

http://xpn.org/xpn-programs/qzine

Gay.com

A commercial site that provides news and other LGBT information. 

http://www.gay.com/

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

A media watchdog group dedicated to fair representations of LGBT individuals. 

http://www.glaad.org/Page.aspx?pid=183

 Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network

Primarily a group centered on education at the elementary and secondary levels, GLSEN still provides a lot of resources pertinent to educating people on how to combat homophobia and how to support LGBT students. 

GLSEN National Headquarters
90 Broad Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
212-727-0135
glsen@glsen.org
http://www.glsen.org

Human Rights Campaign

A main political lobby group, the HRC has good information on legislation affecting the LGBT community

membership@hrc.org
http://www.hrc.org

 NAMES Project

This group is known for maintaining, publicizing, and showing the AIDS quilt to commemorate those who have died from the disease. 

The NAMES Project Foundation
AIDS Memorial Quilt
637 Hoke Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318-4315
404- 688-5500
info@aidsquilt.org
http://www.aidsquilt.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Primarily a political lobbying group, the NGLTF also presents "Creating Change," a national conference which brings together people from all walks of life to change the treatment and status of LGBT individuals. 

http://thetaskforce.org/

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PFLAG has great information pertaining to how allies can assist those who are close to them who are LGBT. 

PFLAG National Office
1726 M Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
202-467-8180
info@pflag.org
http://www.plag.org

Planet Out

Online news source with a wealth of information and news. Sections include entertainment, travel, "hot topics," and lifestyle. 

http://www.planetout.com/

Rainbow Query

An LGBT-specific search engine. 

http://www.rainbowquery.com/

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