Local and National Resources

We have compiled a listing of local and national resources with special interests in LGBTQIA+ advocacy to help you with any challenges you may face.

Local Resources

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  • Pridelines

    Pridelines is a grassroots nonprofit organization founded in 1982 by gay and bisexual youth for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. They seek to improve the lives of the LGBTQ+ community in South Florida by providing resources and programming, as well as maintaining a commitment to the community's empowerment and health. Learn more about Pridelines here.


    6360 NE 4th Court
    Miami, FL 33138
    Phone: (305) 571-9601

    Email: info@pridelines.org
    Facebook: facebook.com/PridelinesCenter
    Twitter: twitter.com/pridelines

  • SAVE

    SAVE is an acronym that denotes "Safeguarding American Values for Everyone." SAVE commits itself to advocate for South Florida's LGBTQ+ community and its rights through political engagement and community outreach. Learn more about SAVE's efforts here.

    4500 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 340
    Miami, FL 33137
    Phone: (305) 751-SAVE (7283)

  • Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

    The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) is the largest not-for-profit corporation in Miami-Dade for LGBTQ+ businesses, and the 2nd largest LGBTQ+ U.S. Chamber. The Chamber promotes a unified LGBTQ-friendly business and professional community throughout the Miami-Dade County. Learn more about the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce here.

    1130 Washington Avenue
    1st Floor North
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Phone: (305) 673-4440
    Fax: (305) 673-8883

  • YES Institute

    The YES Institute is a community-based initiative that seeks to combat the high rates of teenage suicide within the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more about the YES Institute here.


    5275 Sunset Drive
    Miami. FL 33143
    Phone: (305) 663-7195
    Fax: (305) 663-7197

    Parent and Family Support for Gay and Transgender Youth:

    • Umut Durson, YES Institute Gender Education Specialist: (910) 382-1537 or umut@yesinstitute.org
    • Tori Gabriel, Mother, Fort Lauderdale Area: (954) 261-1479
    • Tom Logan, Father, Fort Lauderdale Area: (954) 579-9813
    • Lois Behr, Mother, Orlando/West Palm Beach Area: (772) 713-3787

  • Aqua Foundation for Women

    The mission of Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve and support the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives. They offer grants, scholarships, mentoring, different initiatives, and a sense of community.

  • LGBT Visitor Center

    Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the visitor center is your one-stop destination for information, publications, wireless internet access, LGBT curious and weekly community events. The LGBT Visitor Center can also assist with any last minute needs such as hotel and excursion reservations, dining and attraction recommendations as well as being a community resource. 


    1130 Washington Ave.
    1st Floor North
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Phone: (305) 397-8914

  • Equality Florida

    Equality Florida consists of two organizations - Equality Florida Institute, Inc., and Equality Florida Action, Inc. Together, these organizations form the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, they are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

    P.O. Box 13184
    St Petersburg, FL 33733
    Phone: (813) 870-3735

  • Care Resource

    Care Resource provides healthcare and support services for adult and adolescent populations. Comprehensive primary care, HIV/STI testing and counseling, psychosocial services and case management.


    3510 Biscayne Blvd.
    Miami, FL 33137
    • Phone: (305) 576-1234
    • Fax: (305) 571-2020
    1901 SW 1st Street - 3rd Floor
    Miami, FL 33135
    • Phone: (305) 203-5230
    • Fax: (305) 203-5231
    1701 Meridian Ave. - Suite 400
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    • Phone: (305) 673-3555
    • Fax: (305) 673-1960
    871 West Oakland Park Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
    • Phone: (954) 567-7141
    • Fax: (954) 565-1960

  • Therapists Specializing in Gender and Orientation

    • Brent Berman, LCSW, Jupiter: (561) 260-3617
    • Heather Cherry, LCSW, Aventura: (786) 457-6788
    • Dr. Carol Clark, Miami Shores/Fort Lauderdale: (305) 891-1827
    • Dr. Deborah E. Grayson, LMHC, Fort Lauderdale: (954) 937-6445
    • Dr. Shelley Green, Fort Lauderdale: (954) 296-7913
    • Dr. Jamie Joseph, Weston: (954) 684-6336
    • Amy Miller, Ph.D. (c), Fort Lauderdale: (305) 532-1313
    • Dr. Lorrie Mitchell, North Miami/South Broward: (305) 439-6957
    • Lauri Shannon, LCSW, Aventura: (786) 423-6787
    • Aimee Wolk, LMHC, CAP, West Palm/North Broward: (954) 993-0080 or inspirerecovery.com

  • Legal Assistance for Name and Gender Marker Changes

    • John "Jay" Rosenquest IV, Attorney at Law: (305) 607-5115

National Resources

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  • Bisexual Resource Center (BRC)

    The Bisexual Resource Center, founded in 1985, works to increase bisexual visibility and heightens awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBTQ+ and straight communities. Because bisexuality is marginalized both within the LGBTQ+ community and outside the community, the BRC provides support to the bisexual community while raising public consciousness about bisexuality.

  • Campus Pride

    Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.


    PO Box 240473
    Charlotte, NC 28224

    Phone: (704) 277-6710

  • Financial and Social Resources for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth

    LGBTQ+ youths are 120% more likely to become homeless than their cisgender or heterosexual peers, often because they have been forced to leave home or run away due to abuse and family conflict.

    While homelessness is terrifying and traumatic, it doesn’t have to be permanent. Many organizations throughout the country can provide support if you have nowhere to live or are worried about becoming homeless.

    In this guide, you’ll find state and national helplines, shelters, and other organizations that can help, along with tips for how to avoid homelessness. If you are among the LGBTQ+ homeless youth in America, these resources can help you find support and a safe home.

  • Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

    The Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network is the leading national organization aiming to ensure safe schools for all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. GLSEN was founded in 1990 by a small group of Massachusetts teachers who sought to combat the bullying and discrimination faced daily by LGBTQ+ students. Today, GLSEN does extensive work in LGBTQ+ empowerment and affirmation within K-12 schools.

  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

    The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ+ Americans. There are over a million members and supporters of HRC committed to ending discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and achieving a world with fundamental equity for all.

  • National LGBTQ Task Force

    As the United States' oldest national LGBTQ+ advocacy group, the National LGBTQ Task Force mobilizes activists across the nation to transform society into one where every person is free to be themselves. They seek to deconstruct the discrimination faced by the LGBTQ+ community by building strength in local and state activists and organizing campaigns to create public support for LGBTQ+ equality.

  • The Pipeline Project

    The Pipeline Project is a recruitment and leadership advancement initiative aiming to significantly increase diversity within the LGBTQ+ rights, advocacy, and service sector.

  • Transgender Foundation of America (TFA)

    Based in Houston, the Transgender Foundation of America is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of transgender people by providing services, removing barriers to accessing services, and advocating for Trans rights.

  • Trevor Project

    Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

    If you are thinking about suicide or are feeling alone and need someone to talk to, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7.


    The Trevor Project PO Box 69232
    West Hollywood, CA 90069 
    Phone: (212) 695-8650

  • Victory Institute

    Victory Institute is a national organization dedicated to elevating openly LGBTQ leaders who can further equality at all levels of government. Through their training and professional development programs, each year Victory Institute assists hundreds of individuals who go on to influential careers in politics, government, business and advocacy.  Many of their trainees join more than 1,000 openly LGBTQ elected and appointed officials now serving around the world.


    1225 I (Eye) Street NW, 
    Suite 525
    Washington, DC 20005

    Phone: 202.VICTORY