In celebration of Pride, we’re partnering with CenterLink – the world’s largest LGBTQ+ community-based association – to support its organization members based in states that have passed or have active legislation directly harming LGBTQ+ youth.
We want to share a few ways you can support these LGBTQ+ community-serving organizations and their youth. Learn more about these partners we’re proud to highlight and how you can amplify and contribute to their work below, and don’t forget to join us in donating to our Pride Fund benefiting these organizations!
All Rainbow and Allied Youth Inc. – (Port Charlotte, Florida)
Created by Charlotte County residents who came together to create a better community for their LGBTQ+ youth and allies, this organization brings youth together in a safe, supportive, and fun place.
You can donate or check out volunteer opportunities here! And if you can’t donate, follow their work (and share with friends) on Instagram @allrainbowandalliedyouth, Twitter @aray_cc, Facebook @AllRainbowandAlliedYouth
ALSO Youth Inc – (Sarasota, Florida)
Founded in 1992, this nonprofit provides peer support services, educational programs, advocacy, and referrals for LGBTQI youth ages 13 to 24, their families and friends, and the community. With community training, counseling, and youth centers, ALSO Youth Inc enhances self-esteem, promotes healthy dialogue, and increases awareness of sexual minority youth issues.
Borderland Rainbow Center – (El Paso, TX)
This community space for LGBTQI folks and their allies works to heal, grow, and empower themselves through physical and mental health, economic stability, legal rights, education, spiritual and cultural enrichment.
Capitol Area Reentry Program Inc. Out of the box center – (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
With the slogan “Linking the community to a World of Opportunities,” CARP works to change the narrative of reentry amongst health/wellness and economic justice.
Compass LGBTQ+ Community Center (Compass, Inc) – (Lake Worth Beach, FL)
With vibrant programs and essential education and resources, Compass, Inc works to create a safe, inclusive, equitable, community for all LGBTQ people and those impacted by HIV and AIDS.
You can donate, volunteer, join a host committee, and find other ways to support Compass, Inc here. And if you can’t donate, follow their work (and share with friends) on Instagram and Twitter @compasscenter
Diversity Center of Oklahoma Inc. – (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
This nonprofit provides complimentary and quality primary health care treatment and behavioral health treatment in the Gender Diverse & LGBTQ+ communities and their families, especially those of color.
You can donate here and check out volunteer opportunities! And if you can’t donate, follow their work (and share with friends) on Instagram @DiversityCenterOK and on Facebook @DiversityCenterofOklahoma.Inc
Fabulous Arts Foundation – (Sarasota, Florida)
Formerly known as the Harvey Milk Festival, the Fabulous Arts Foundation lifts up the LGBTQ+ community through live music, film, performing and visual artists, and speakers, fostering the arts as a catalyst for social change.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada Inc. – (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Through a variety of services such as a health center, HIV support, youth and family support, and senior support, and recovery support groups, the center “strive to empower all to live authentic lives.”
You can donate here and check out volunteer opportunities! And if you can’t donate, follow their work (and share with friends) on Instagram @thecenterlv and Facebook @The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada
Gulf Coast LGBTQ+ Center, Inc. – (Panama City, Florida)
An advocate for civil and human rights, this community center enhances and sustains the health and well-being of the LGBTQIA+ population of the Gulf Coast by provide essential resources and embraces, promoting, and supporting LGBTQ+ cultural diversity.
Henderson Equality Center – (Henderson, Nevada)
By providing job assistance classes, educational courses, skill building classes, among other resources, this safe space for at-risk, low-income LGBTQ youth and adults aims to engage, empower, and enrich the community.
HIGHT IMPACTO INC. – (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
With free services such as HIV testing, health insurance, and health support, this organization aims to provide education on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and comprehensive support services to Latinos and other minority communities affected by the condition.
JASMYN, Inc. – (Jacksonville, Florida)
This organization supports the empowerment of LGBTQIA+ youth via teen programming, youth adult programming, community events, among other resources.
You can donate here and check out volunteer opportunities and ways to advocate for LGBTQIA+ youth! And if you can’t donate, follow their work (and share with friends) on Instagram @jasmynjaxlgbtq and Facebook jasmynteen
Lexington Pride Center – (Lexington, Kentucky)
As the oldest LGBTQIA+ organization in Kentucky, this Pride Center manages safe and inclusive spaces, programming, and services, including the Lexington Pride Festival, at no cost to those they serve.
LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc. – (Orlando, Florida)
Founded in 1978, this organization was created in response to the need for safe spaces for the gay community to gather and have accessible, quality, non-judgmental information and services.
Since then, the Center’s team has provided a safe and non-judgmental space where the LGBT community can feel free to express themselves as they are.
With supportive online communities such as Discord and Twitch, this organization connects LGBT+ individuals in safe communities across the world where LGBT+ individuals can be open about themselves without fear of repercussions.
LGBTQ Center at UNF – (Jacksonville, Florida)
A beloved resource in Jacksonville, University of North Florida’s award-winning LGBTQ Center provides education and resources for the community with a commitment to advocacy, equity, respect and support for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff.
LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S – (Fort Worth, Texas)
After several publicized suicides of LGBTQ youth in 2010, Tarrant County resident Sharon Herrera founded LGBTQ SAVES (Students, Allies, Volunteers, Educators, Support), a network of passionate and caring individuals to help LGBTQ youth and their allies.
Louisville Pride Foundation – (Louisville, Kentucky)
In addition to producing the Louisville Pride festival and managing the Louisville Pride Center, this nonprofit aims to make Louisville a safe and affirming community where every person is empowered to thrive as their true, whole self.
Louisville Youth Group – (Louisville, Kentucky)
A community that empowers QTBIPoC/LGBTQIA+ youth to grow into healthy and resilient leaders, this nonprofit has four main goals: 1)Be a brave space, 2)Be youth-centered, 3)Be community minded, and 4)Be anti-racist.
Maven Youth – (San Antonio, Texas)
Through summer camps, a youth leadership council, apprenticeships, leadership retreats, hackathons, and consciousness raising talks, Maven Youth works to provide a safe space for LGBT+ youth ages 14-24 to network and organize through tech.
You can donate here and join a virtual workshop for LGBT youth if you’re looking for a safe space to network, create, and connect! And if you can’t donate, support their work on Instagram @mavenyouth, Facebook @mavenyouth, and Twitter @mavenyouth
North Las Vegas Equality Center – (North Las Vegas, Nevada)
This community supported organization provides LGBT individuals and their families in North Las Vegas with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBT communities and the community at large.
Open Arms Rape Crisis Center & LGBT+ Services – (San Angelo, Texas)
This nonprofit creates social change within the Concho Valley with LGBT+ support, victim services, and by fostering healing for survivors of sexual violence and gender discrimination.
Orlando Youth Alliance – (Orlando, Florida)
Reminding youth they’re never alone, this organization hosts weekly peer-to-peer support groups and monthly activities to provide a safe space for LGBT+ youth between the ages of 13 and 24.
Out Youth – (Austin, Texas)
For over 30 years, Out Youth has served Central Texas LGBTQIA+ children, adults, and community members with counseling, food + hygiene support, queer and trans wellness check-ins, and crisis support. As a safe space, youth come here for support and to make friends who understand who they are.
OUTMemphis – (Memphis, Tennessee)
Known for being The LGBTQ Center for the Mid-South, OUTMemphis works to empower, connect, educate and advocate for their vibrant community via health and wellness services, peer and social groups, and programming for youth, their families, and seniors.
Pride Center at the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation – (Corpus Christi, Texas)
As the first and only LGBTQIA+ community center south of San Antonio, the Pride center provides free programs for youth and their families, free counseling, free HIV/STD testing, a food pantry, and a clothing closet.
You can donate here and check out their volunteer opportunities! And if you can’t donate, follow their work (and share with friends) on Instagram @coastalbendpridecenter and on Facebook @coastalbendpridecenter
Pride Center San Antonio – (San Antonio, Texas)
What started over a decade ago with a small group of concerned citizens who discussed creating a center to serve the local LGBT community has turned into one of the premier LGBTQ+ resource centers in South Texas. With therapy, free STI testing, group peer-to-peer support, and youth programs, the Pride Center is for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.
You can donate here and check out their volunteer opportunities! And if you can’t donate, follow their work (and share with friends) on Instagram @pridecentersa, Twitter @pridecentersa, and Facebook @pridecentersa
Pride Center West Texas – (Odessa, Texas)
With a youth center, youth events, adult outings, education and training, and HIV prevention, this organization serves to improve the lives of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) minorities who identify as LGBTQN+.
Pride Community Center Inc – (College Station, Texas)
This grassroots organization was founded in 2010 in an attempt to increase the collectiveness of the LGBTQQIAAP community in central Texas. Since then the Pride Community Center has provided community engagements, peer-led support, and ultimately a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.
Pridelines – (Miami, Florida)
As one of the first community-based HIV testing sites in Miami-Dade County, Pridelines has a reputation of proudly providing a safe space, social support, skills building, health care and other social services for LGBTQ youth in South Florida.
PRISM FL Inc. – (Pompano Beach, Florida)
By empowering youth with educational resources, advocacy support, and an ambassador program, PRISM’s goal is to expand access to LGBT-inclusive education and sexual health resources for youth in South Florida.
QWELL Community Foundation – (fiscally sponsored by Austin Community Foundation – Austin, Texas)
QWELL works to improve LGBTQIA+ wellbeing – physical health, mental health, relationships and community connections, living environment, learning opportunities, and economic condition – in Greater Austin, Texas, including planting multiple Austin Outpost community centers.
Resource Center of Dallas, Inc – (Dallas, Texas)
Resource Center pursues societal equity by proudly offering LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, plus) affirming resources designed to improve health and wellness, strengthen families and communities, and provide transformative education and advocacy.
SQSH, St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline – (St. Louis, Missouri)
SQSH is a grassroots, community-based, queer-led collective dedicated to facilitating healing spaces and providing holistic support for queer St. Louisans to thrive. Our mission is to support and empower the LGBTQIA+ community in the St. Louis area through non-hierarchical, peer-based emotional support; fostering safe, reliable connections; building community power and systems of feedback & accountability.
Sunshine Social Services In. DBA SunServe – (Wilton Manors, Florida)
SunServe recognizes that the entire LGBTQ community has the right to quality care; our mission is to provide critical life assistance and professional mental health services. We are committed to provide quality affordable counseling, psychotherapy, education, and outreach to all regardless of their ability to pay.
The Center Project – (Columbia, Missouri)
Provides a safe, affirming space to learn, grow, build community, and access support and resources like a curated library, a gender affirming healthcare provider list, a closet with free clothing for LGBTQIA+ folks in need, and supportive programming and activities for LGBTQIA+ youth, parents, and transgender and non-binary adults.
The Equality Crew – (Rogers, Arkansas) – The Equality Crew exists to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth to gather and have fun being their true selves through community trainings, and raising their voices.
The Gay and Lesbian Center of the Ozarks – (Springfield, Missouri)
The GLO Center Serves the LGBTQIA community in the Ozarks through support, resources, education, and advocacy, to create a more inclusive and welcoming community where all can thrive. With the help of our allies, GLO strives to make a positive impact on the community at large.
the Montrose Center – (Houston, Texas)
The Montrose Center empowers the LGBTQ community to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. The Center offers one-stop access to behavioral health and support services, adult primary care and psychiatry, and free wellness programs that empower individuals to proactively participate in their own care.
Youth Oasis – (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Youth Oasis has the goal to support youth and young adults recovering from the trauma of homelessness and family separation through housing, healthcare, and advocacy. They provide programs and services for youth between the ages of 16-21 and also offer emergency shelter, and more.
Zebra Youth – (Orlando, Florida)
Zebra Youth is a network of organizations which provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth (LGBTQ+) ages 13 – 24. The Youth assists young people facing homelessness, bullying, isolation from their families, and physical, sexual and drug abuse with individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability.