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    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning or are in the process of coming out.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesCommunity Center for lesbian, gay. bi-sexual, transgender, and questioning people, and their friends and family. Community events and fundraisers throughout the year. Discussion groups offered. Special groups include, Asge and Oloc for older members, Voices of Diversity, Men's discussion group, Women's discussion group, Center Family for members and their families. Operates HIV testing site sponsored by Planned Parenthood once every 6 months.UlsterLESBIAN, GAY, BI-SEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUESTIONING SUPPORT, INFORMATION, AND SERVICESHUDSON VALLEY LGBTQ COMMUNITY CENTER
    Advocacy ServicesWorks to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and people with HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Pursues litigation in areas such as: housing, public accommodations, military, public policy, parenting and relationship issues, equal marriage rights, equal employment and domestic partnership benefits, and immigration issues.New YorkCIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCACYLAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
    Advocacy ServicesAdvocates and works to support Gay-Straight Alliances to end anti-gay bias in all schools.UlsterGAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCES (GSA)GAY, LESBIAN AND STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK (GLSEN)-HUDSON VALLEY CHAPTER-ULSTER SUB-CHAPTER
    Advocacy ServicesAdvocates and works to support Gay-Straight Alliances to end anti-gay bias in all schools. Scholarships are also given to students who want to begin a project to promote gay-straight alliance.WestchesterGAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCES (GSA)GAY, LESBIAN AND STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK (GLSEN) - HUDSON VALLEY CHAPTER-WESTCHESTER SUB-CHAPTER
    CENTER CAREProvides mental health and support services for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults ages 22-49 and their families and friends. Offers individual, couples, family and group counseling, a helpline to address issues, advocacy programs, referrals to health service providers and in service training for health care and human service providers. Call for informationSuffolkCENTER CARETHE LGBT NETWORK (THE NETWORK)
    Gay/Lesbian ServicesEvents, programs and training in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals and their families including assistance with Gay Pride Rockland.RocklandLGBT SERVICESVOLUNTEER COUNSELING SERVICES (VCS)
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information in various formats, an e-newsletter and a lending library. Also offers referrals to other community resources. Also advocates on local, state and federal levels to pass laws against discrimination, hate crimes, to marry, etc.WestchesterLGBT RESOURCE INFORMATION AND ADVOCACYLOFT: LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
    LAMBDA LEGALProtects civil rights and offers legal assistance to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV.LAMBDA LEGALLAMBDA LEGAL
    LONG ISLAND GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE NETWORKProvides training, education, support, and networking to students and staff at Long Island High Schools who wish to establish a gay-straight alliance (GSA). Alliances provide a safe place for gay and non-gay students and increase awareness of the various challenges facing gay and lesbian students. Call for information.SuffolkLONG ISLAND GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE NETWORKTHE LGBT NETWORK (THE NETWORK)
    PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS - LONG ISLAND CHAPTERProvides support for families and friends of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals through a speakers bureau, educational workshops, advocacy and support. Check hotline for exact time, date, and location of meetings.NassauPARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS - LONG ISLAND CHAPTERPARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS - LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    PEP HEALTH-NASSAUProvides GLBT youth and allies, ages 13-21, with the knowledge, motivation, and skills necessary to make proud and responsible decisions concerning their sexual health.SuffolkPEP HEALTH-NASSAUTHE LGBT NETWORK (THE NETWORK)
    PEP HEALTH-SUFFOLKProvides GLBT youth and allies, ages 13-21 with the knowledge, motivation, and skills necessary to make proud and responsible decisions concerning their sexual health.SuffolkPEP HEALTH-SUFFOLKTHE LGBT NETWORK (THE NETWORK)
    PRIDE FOR YOUTHProvides education, outreach and supportive services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning(LGBTQ) youth and their families. Offers weekly young adult and transgender support groups, individual and family counseling, free and confidential HIV/STD (up to age 45)screening and referrals to sexual health services. Also provides a Friday night drop-in-center for socializing with peers and drop-in short term counseling, as needed. Provides education, outreach counseling and supportive services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning(LGBTQ) youth up to age 30 and their families. Also provides a Friday night drop-in-center up to age 21 for socializing with peers and drop-in short term counseling, as needed. Provides social and educational groups for gay, bisexual and transgender young men (ages 17-26). Offers school based services to include outreach and individual counseling at targeted schools, gay straight alliance (GSA) coordination and workshops, and workshops on Homophobia, and Transphobia. Offers workshops to professionals on working with LGBTQ youth and creating safer schools.NassauPRIDE FOR YOUTHLONG ISLAND CRISIS CENTER
    SAFE SCHOOLS TEAMProvides a dynamic group of student activists from Nassau and Suffolk counties that evaluates, directs and implements programs and services to create safer and more supportive schools for GLBT students and their allies.SuffolkSAFE SCHOOLS TEAMTHE LGBT NETWORK (THE NETWORK)
    SOCIAL/SUPPORT DISCUSSION GROUPSOffers social support and discussion groups a program for teenagers and a program for young adults in their 20's.SuffolkSOCIAL/SUPPORT DISCUSSION GROUPSTHE LGBT NETWORK (THE NETWORK)
    Support Group ServicesAn annual weekend retreat for high school students that offers workshops on current adolescent issues in a safe and fun-filled atmosphere. Since 1998, Common Threads has empowered youth to create a sense of community and affect positive change in areas such as diversity, health, personal safety, political advocacy, and combating discrimination.RocklandCOMMON THREADS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT RETREATCOMMUNITY AWARENESS NETWORK FOR A DRUG-FREE LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT (CANDLE)
    Youth Enrichment ServicesOffers services for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender and questioning youth (13-21) in order to foster a positive sense of self, reduce isolation and address high risk behaviors. There are two after school drop in centers, weekly support groups, individual counseling and advocacy, family counseling, education workshops, social activities and networking meetings to help foster alliances with other gay/straight teens.WestchesterCENTER LANEWESTCHESTER JEWISH COMMUNITY SERVICES (WJCS)
    Youth Enrichment ServicesYouth program focusing on leadership training, community activism, volunteerism, and mentoring for middle and high school students in the Monroe-Woodbury school district.OrangeTEEN CONNECTJEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF ORANGE COUNTY

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