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Cortland LGBT Resource Center – located at 73 Main Street, Cortland, NY, 13045
Fax: 607-756-0058
also on Facebook  at  Cortland LGBT Center

Cornell LGBT Resource Center  
Cornell University

Ithaca College LGBT Resources
Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services

Ithaca Equality Coalition, which brings together local LGBT groups to fight for federal legislation (started by Kim Knight).  For updates to what they are doing, go to Tompkins County Equality 

Camp Aranu’tiq, a weeklong, tuition-free, overnight summer camp for transgender and gender-variant youth ages 8-15.  The camp’s mission is to provide transgender and gender-variant youth with a safe, fun, and unique camp experience during which they are able to express gender however they are comfortable and connect with others in similar situations. 

Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project/Pride and Joy Families
Binghamton University-LN2408, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY, 13902-6000
Mission:  Dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people in Upstate NY achieve their goals of building and sustaining healthy families 

AIDS Community Resources
Mary Doody
627 W. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
ACR works to  prevent the incidence of HIV infections, enhance the quality of life for people infected/affected by HIV/AIDS, collaborate in communities to address HIV/AIDS related needs, and facilitate access to available resources.

Bob Forbes
627 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Connects men who have sex with men (MSM) to help build a stronger safer MSM community. Connect program is designed  and geared towards promoting self-esteem, healthier understanding of HIV/STDs, and a safer sex
environment for MSM community; provides answers/support for adults; conducts educational seminars; support groups for both HIV positive and negative. Connect works with men of color; African American ,Latino and Native American communities. Additionally offers HIV testing and STD screenings.

CNY Pride Committee
Michael Weinberg
PO Box 6608, Syracuse, NY 13217
(315) 378-8744
Plans the annual CNY Pride Parade and Festival to encourage members of the local LGBT community to celebrate and affirm their identities.

Expressing Our Nature (EON)
Darlene Brown 315-725-1658
A community service organization for the transgender community in Central New York, offering advocacy and support. 

FACES/LGBT Community Liaison
401 South Ave Syracuse, New York 13204
Cell: (315)558-8597 (cell) 
FACES is an HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education Program of Southwest Community Center. 

Central New York Chapter: New York Civil Liberties Union
Barrie Gewanter, 315-471-2821
753 James Street, Suite 8, 
Syracuse, New York 13203
The CNY Chapter of the NYCLU works to protect the rights guaranteed by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights through public education, advocacy, and litigation. 

NYS Division of Human Rights
333 East Washington Street, room 543, Syracuse NY 13202  
Investigates discrimination complaints, bias related crimes, outreach and training on human rights issues.

Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region
Crystal Collette
(315)475-5540 x225
1120 East Genesee Street Syracuse, New York 13210
Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region (PPRSR) protects and supports every person’s right to make voluntary, informed decisions about sexuality and reproduction in order to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. It is recognized as a leader in building strong families and ensuring that all people have the right to make choices based on their own moral standards. PPRSR strives to be the most trusted and reliable source for service and information
regarding sexuality and reproductive health.

Pride and Joy Families 
Jackie Kelly
Pride and Joy Families connects local LGBT families with a listserv for online discussions, family gatherings, and resources. It is a program of the Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, 124 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.  (607)724-4308

PEACE Inc – Westside
Mary Smothers
200 Wyoming Street, Syracuse, NY 
Provides a Safe Space Program monthly for LGBTA people who live on Syracuse’s Westside.

Q Law: The LGBTQ Law Association of CNY 
Mary Traynor, Esq.
Works  to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in the justice system; promote LGBTQ legal professionals in central New York; educate the legal community and the public on LGBTQ-specific legal issues; and support judges who support equal civil rights for LGBTQ persons. We serve LGBTQ attorneys, paralegals, legal advocates, law students, court employees, and all others in the legal profession throughout Central New York.

Q Center @ ACR
Elizabethe Payne, 315-701-2431
627 W. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204;
The Q Center serves LGBTQ young people and their allies ages 13 through 22, offering educational and social events, HIV education, a Cyber Center, computer literacy classes, counseling, arts programs, and tutoring.

Reduction of Stigma in Schools Program 
Elizabethe Payne
350 Huntington Hall,  Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
The Reduction of Stigma in Schools Program (RSIS) works with area schools to create more affirming learning environments for LGBTQ students and families. RSIS is an independent faculty program working in collaboration with the SU School of Education and The Q Center. 

Sage Upstate
Kim Dill,
Carrie Elliott,
PO Box 6271, Syracuse, NY 13217
Sage Upstate Center: 501 James St., Syracuse, NY 13217
SAGE/Upstate works to address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors with health and wellness services, educational outreach, and social programs. 

Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus
Cindie Murray
PO Box 6796, Syracuse, NY 13217
A community choral ensemble of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies,
dedicated to providing and performing quality choral music which reflects the diverse nature of our community and serves to unite us with the wider community around us.

Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center
750 Ostrom Ave. Syracuse, NY 13244
Provides education, advocacy, support, and safe space for LGBT and allied students, staff, faculty, parents, and alumni of Syracuse University. 

Syracuse University LGBT Studies Program
Roger Hallas
Offers courses to learn about the LGBT experience, history, and scholarship, and explore fundamental questions about sexualities, bodies, identities, communities, social movements, and liberation Politics.

Syracuse University Senate LGBT Committee
Rachel Fox van Swearingen
Francine D’Amico
Formed in the fall of 2002 with the purpose of improving the campus climate for LGBT faculty, staff, and students.

Roslyn Rasberry/Akosua Valerie Y Woods
PO Box 6271, Syracuse, NY 13217
Sage Upstate Center: 501 James St.
Monthly social/support/educational program of SAGE-Upstate for aging LGBTQ people of color. 

Vera House
24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Crisis & Support Line 
Amanda Baker
6181 Thompson Rd, Suite 100, Syracuse 13206  
Works to  end all domestic and sexual violence, to assist families in crisis, to support those affected by domestic and sexual violence to live safe, self-sufficient lives, to empower women and children, and to promote a culture of equality and respect in relationships. 

Straight for Equality
Straight for Equality is dedicated to fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people at work.

Articles of Interest:

Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Children
Excellent article by Caitlin Ryan, PhD, A.C.S.W Director, Family Acceptance Project – San Francisco State University

LGBTQ+ News Sites

On Top Magazine

LGBTQ Nation