LGBTQ Resources

AT WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY:

All-Gender Restrooms

LGBTQ Resources at Cheng Library
This resource is intended to serve primarily as an educational resource, and will continue to evolve. Each page contains information on topics, groups and issues affecting the LGBT community.

Dept. of Women's and Gender Studies
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies emphasizes the study of race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality, and a social justice approach for the analysis of diversity and multiculturalism, inequality and oppression in local and global contexts. Click here for a list of course offerings. 

Campus Victim Services
The Office of the Campus Victim Services Coordinator is committed to creating a campus that is free from all forms of violence. It is our responsibility that all members of the campus community have access to information and services related to interpersonal violence and other crimes. 

NEW JERSEY RESOURCES:

Garden State Equality 
Garden State Equality is dedicated to bringing lasting same-sex and marriage equality to New Jersey.  
Phone: 973-473-5428
http://www.gardenstateequality.org

GAAMC 
Gay Activist Alliance of Morris County: Provides social and educational outreach for the GLBTQI community in Morris County, NJ.
1-973-285-1595
http://www.gaamc.org

Hetrick Martin Institute: Newark 
The Hetrick-Martin Institute serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 13 and 24. After-school programs invite youth to explore the arts, culture, job skills, and health issues with an LGBTQ focus. In addition, staff is available to provide help in area such as housing, crisis management, and HIV counseling.
Phone: 973-722-5488
http://www.hmi.org/newark

HiTOPS
HiTOPS specializes in offering health services for people ages 13 to 26. Their “First & Third” support group for LGBT youth meets from 2:30 – 4:30 on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.  
Phone: 609-683-5155 
http://www.hitops.org/youth/lgbtq-support-group

Hyacinth Foundation
The Hyacinth Foundation is an AIDS service organization, which provides guidance to people living with HIV, helps slow the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and serves as a critical voice in the public debate surrounding AIDS in New Jersey.
Phone: 973-565-0300
https://www.hyacinth.org

Jersey Shore PFLAG
Support for parents, families and friends of lesbian, day, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals
Face book: Jersey shore PFLAG
908-814-2155 
http://www.jerseyshorepflag.org

NJ Gay Life
NJ Gay Life provides a listing of local events happening throughout New Jersey with the objective of connecting LGBTQ community members. This website provides an online directory of New Jersey businesses as well as a support group calendar organized by issues and geographic locations.  
Phone: 732-549-9054
http://www.njgaylife.com

NJ LGBT Chamber
The NJ LGBT Chamber provides a bridge to connect with New Jersey's LGBT-friendly, and allied business community. It is New Jersey's premier LGBT business organization dedicated to strengthening LGBT businesses in the New Jersey tri-state area.
Phone: 973-280-1649 
http://www.njlgbtchamber.org

Out In Jersey
Out In Jersey is the only statewide LGBT magazine in the Garden State and the #1 source for news and commentary relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of New Jersey. 
Phone: 609-213-9310 (Peter Frycki, publisher)
http://www.outinjersey.net

The Pride Center of New Jersey 
The mission of The Pride Center of New Jersey is to provide comprehensive programming which fosters the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ) community, and to increase public acceptance and champion social change through education and outreach.
Phone: 732-846-2232
http://www.pridecenter.org

NATIONAL RESOURCES:

Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals 
The mission of the Consortium is to achieve higher education environments in which LGBT students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect, and to support colleagues to enhance this work, seek climate improvement on campuses, and advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Offices/Centers.
http://www.lgbtcampus.org

Equality Federation
The Equality Federation is a national alliance of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organizations. 
http://equalityfederation.org

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN strives to create school settings that value differences for a more powerful and diverse community.  
http://www.glsen.org

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network)
The GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
http://www.gsanetwork.org/

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
HRC advocates on behalf of GLBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about GLBT issues. 
http://www.hrc.org

The LGBT Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU LGBT Project helps bring to light impact lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country; cases which have a significant effect on the lives of LGBT individuals and communities. 
http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights

NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies 
NALGAP is a membership organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer communities. 
http://www.nalgap.org

The National Center for Lesbian Rights
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national non-profit, public interest law firm that advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community.  
http://www.nclrights.org

The National LGBT Bar Association 
The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, and activists. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.  
http://lgbtbar.org

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) 
PFLAG is a national non-profit organization located in Washington, DC. The non-profit provides support for the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends. It offers support, online information, events and programs, as well as scholarships and advocacy opportunities.  
http://community.pflag.org

LGBTQ SUPPORT HOTLINES: 

Garden State Equality’s Anti-Bullying Helpline
1-877-NJBULLY (1-877-652-8559)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline
1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

GLBT Hate Crimes Hotline
1-800-686-HATE (1-800-686-4383)

The GLBT National Youth Talkline
1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)

LYRIC Youth Talkline
1-800-246-7743

HIV Health Info Line (By Project Inform)
1-866-HIV-INFO (1-866-448-4636) 

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Legal Helpline
1-800-528-6257

The National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2989)

National Suicide Prevention Helpline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Peer Listening Line for LGBT Youth
1-800-399-PEER (1-800-399-7337)

The Trevor Lifeline
1-866-4UTREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

LGBTQ NEWS AND MEDIA OUTLETS:

The Advocate
The Advocate is an American LGBT-interest magazine, printed bi-monthly and available by subscription. The Advocate brand also includes a website, both of which focus on news, politics, opinion, and arts and entertainment of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people. The magazine, established in 1967, is the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the United States and the only surviving one of its kind founded before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, an incident that is generally credited as the beginning of the LGBT rights movement.
http://www.advocate.com

The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide (The G&LR)
The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide (The G&LR) is a bimonthly magazine and web site targeting an educated readership of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) men and women. It has a print run of 11,000 copies, of which about two-thirds are sent to individual subscribers.  Its mission is to provide a forum for enlightened discussion of issues and ideas of importance to lesbians and gay men; to advance gay and lesbian culture by providing a quality vehicle for its best writers and thinkers; and to educate a broader public on gay and lesbian topics.
http://www.glreview.org

Gay City News
Gay City News is the LGBT newspaper for New York City, reporting on local, national, and international news, culture, and entertainment.
http://gaycitynews.nyc/