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Resources — LGBTQ and Allied Organizations

Support Groups/Counseling
Social Groups
Religious Organizations
Businesses/LGBTQ Community Centers
Crisis Intervention/Hotlines
Trans Resources
Safe Schools/Youth Resources
National LGBTQ Organization


The Aliveness Project - Minneapolis
Meals, foodshelf, therapy, and care-advocacy for people with HIV/AIDS
(612) 824-LIFE (5433)

Park House @ Allina Medcal Clinic - Minneapolis
AIDS/HIV/Hepatitis outpatient clinic
(612) 871-1264

Support Groups/Counseling

The Aliveness Project - Minneapolis
Meals, foodshelf, therapy, and care-advocacy for people with AIDS.
(612) 824-LIFE (5433)

Bi Salon - Minneapolis
A community discussion group by and for bi/pan/fluid/queer/unlabeled and allied communities
(612) 822-0127, ext. 7656
Email Cheré Bergeron at cbergeron@outfront.org for more information

Center for Grief & Loss - St. Paul
Gay men's loss group
(651) 641-0177
Email cg@griefloss.org for more information

Center for Sexual Health - University of Minnesota
Counseling services on sexuality and gender identity, including gender confirmation surgery
(612) 625-1500

Children's Home Society and Family Services - Minneapolis
LGBTQ counseling and information about LGBTQ adoptions
(651) 635-0095 or (651) 646-7771

Clare Housing - Minneapolis
Shelter, services, and compassionate care to persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities
(612) 236-9515

CLEAR - Minneapolis
One-on-one counseling sessions for gay/bi/questioning men ages 18-24 struggling with substance use or wondering if it is an issue in their lives
(612) 373-2437

Coming Out/Lesbian Support - Minneapolis or Maplewood
(612) 870-2426 to register and request child care

Common Ground Meditation Center - Minneapolis
LGBTQQIA specific counseling, support groups, and presentations
(612) 722-8260

Element Mental Health Services - St. Cloud
LGBTQ specific counseling in Central Minnesota
(320) 257-6020

Family and Children's Service - Minneapolis
LGBTQ specific counseling, support groups and presentations
(612) 339-9101

GLBT in Recovery - Twin Cities
List of support groups and resources for GLBT people in recovery
Email for more information at chair@glbtinrecovery.com

GLBT National Help Center - Twin Cities
Peer counseling, information and local resources for LGBTQ callers
GLBT National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
GLBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) GLBT & Friends - Minneapolis
Resource group for LGBTQ & Allied employees of HCMC
(612) 873-3000
Email glbtandfriends@hcmed.org for more information

HIM Program of the Red Door Clinic - Minneapolis
Sexual health program for gay and bisexual men; offers individual counseling, discussion groups (general g/b men and married men); rapid HIV & syphilis testing
(612) 348-9100

Hope House – Stillwater
AIDS Hospice Care
(651) 351-0907

Indigenous Peoples Task Force - Minneapolis
HIV Counseling and rapid testing; injection drug user's program; programs accessible to Two Spirit individuals
(612) 870-1723

Justin's Gift - Anoka
A safe space for LGBTQ/Two-Spirit youth to be themselves in a bully-free zone, achieve self-confidence, and be proud of who they are
(763) 220-0153

Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) - Twin Cities
Statewide HIV/AIDS prevention and education
(612) 241-2060
Email info@mnaidsproject.org for more information

Minnesota LGBTA Mental Health Network - Twin Cities
LGBTQA therapist and counseling directory

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition - Minneapolis
Focusing upon Trans health issues in the local community
(612) 823-1152

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Twin Cities
Provides LGBTQ support groups and counseling
Hennepin County GLBTQ Support Group: (763) 267-5881

Northland Therapy Center - Saint Paul
Counseling agency with GLBT specialization
(651) 641-1009

PrideAlive - Minneapolis
Young gay and bi men's initiative at Minnesota AIDS Project
(612) 373-2474

Pride Institute - Twin Cities
Providing in- and out-patient treatment for LGBT individuals
(952) 934-7554
Toll Free: (800) 547-7433

Rainbow Health Initiative - Minneapolis
Improving the health of LGBTQ Minnesotans through education, clinical practice, and research
(612) 206-3180

Red Door Clinic - Minneapolis
STD & HIV testing and sexual health services
(612) 260-7843

RECLAIM - Minneapolis
Provides counseling services and support groups for LGBT-identified youth
(612) 235-6743

Rural AIDS Action Network - St. Cloud
Statewide Organization providing AIDS prevention, testing and care services for Minnesotans in rural areas
(320) 257-3036
Toll Free: (800) 966-9735

So What if I Am? - Minneapolis
Open support group for LGBTQ youth

Trans* Folks, Friends & Allies - Minneapolis 
A monthly gathering for people of all genders; a safe space to gather, network, share our resources and experiences, discuss local and national events in trans* activist communities, and celebrate all our fabulous gender identities and expressions
(612) 822-0127, ext. 7657
Email Cheré Bergeron at cbergeron@outfront.org for more information

The Twin Cities Men's Center - Twin Cities
Support groups for men including coming out, bisexual men, and gay dads
(612) 822-5892

Youth & AIDS Project - Minneapolis
Education, prevention, and care among youth at risk for HIV infection at the University of Minnesota
(612) 627-6820

Social Groups

Atons - Minneapolis
Men's Levi & leather group
(612) 562-8667

Calliope Women's Chorus - St. Paul
Inclusive women's choral group
Email callopewomenschorus@gmail.com for more information

East Central Minnesota Men's Circle - East Central MN
Gay and bisexual men's social group in east central Minnesota
Email info@menscircle.org for more information

Gay & Lesbian Amateur Sport Society - Twin Cities
Gay and bisexual men's social group in east central Minnesota
Email nelsoned@aol.com for more information

Gay & Lesbian Elders Active in MN (GLEAM) - Minneapolis
Social group for 50+ LGBT community members
(612) 201-6122

HOMOapolis - Minneapolis/St. Paul
Online blog listing LGBTQ social events in Minneapolis and St. Paul

J-Pride - Twin Cities
A local group serving the LGBTQ Jewish community
(952) 542-4815

Keshet Ga'avah - Nationwide
Serving the LGBTQ Jewish community
(612) 374-8638

Minnesota Asexuals - Twin Cities
Local Asexual social & advocacy group
Email mnasexuals@gmail.com for more information

Minnesota Freedom Band - Twin Cities
LGBTQ and Allied concert and marching band that presents several concerts and appears in many parades
(612) 374-8639

Minnesota Lavender Bar Association - Twin Cities
Group for LGBTQ legal professionals and law students
(612) 822-0127, ext. 530
Email marketing@mnlavbar.org for more information

Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra - Twin Cities
GLBT concert orchestra
(612) 656-5676

Naked Minnesota - Twin Cities
Gay and bisexual male nudists
Email AskUs@nakedmn.org for more information

North Country Bears - Twin Cities
Social organization for bears & admirers

North Star Gay Rodeo Assotiation - Twin Cities
Local group for LGBTQ rodeo fans and participants
(762) 786-7472
Email info@nsgra.org for more information

One Voice Mixed Chorus - Minneapolis
Local LGBTQ chorus group
(651) 298-1954

Out in the Valley - Stillwater
LGBTQ social group in the Saint Croix Valley (MN/WI)
(612) 822-0127, ext. 9502
Email info@oitv.org for more information

Outwoods - Twin Cities
LGBTQ outdoor activities social group
Email info@outwoods.org for more information or visit their MeetUp page

PFLAG - Twin Cities
Nationwide LGBTQ advocacy organization supporting LGBTQ folks and their families
(612) 825-1660
Click here to view a listing of Minnesota PFLAG chapters

Prime Timers - Twin Cities
Social group for gay and bisexual men over 50
(612) 371-9537

Quorum - Twin Cities
Networking group for LGBTQ + Ally business community
(612) 460-8153

TriessMN - St. Paul/Upper Midwest
A social and peer support group for dual gendered and heterosexual crossdressers
Contact Karen Peterson at TEM@triessmn.com or (612) 870-8536 for more information

Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus - Twin Cities
Inclusive choral group that provides several popular concerts throughout the year
(612) 339-7664

Two-Step MSP - Twin Cities
Sponsors GLBT country & swing dancing for all, including lessons and weekly events

Women's Sports Foundation - Nationwide
Providing LGBTQ student athletes with equal opportunities
(800) 227-3988

Religious Organizations

Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons - Anoka
Support, community, and advocacy for LGBTQ members, former members, and non-members
Email John Gustav-Wrathall at gustavwrathall@gmail.com for more information

Dignity - Twin Cities
Social group for LGBTQ Catholics
(651) 721-6341
Email dignitytwincities@hotmail.com for more information

LGBTQ Jewish Teens - St. Paul
Support of Jewish LGBTQ teens at Jewish Community Center of Saint Paul
For more information on GLBT programming, contact Penny Schumacher at (651) 255-4732

Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation - St. Paul
Church and advocacy organization for LGBTQ Lutherans
(651) 665-0861


Alexandra House - Blaine
Domestic violence shelter that welcomes lesbian and bi women
Crisis Line: (763) 780-2330

Avenues for Homeless Youth - Minneapolis
Provides safe and nurturing emergency shelter, short term housing, and support services for homeless youth; also coordinates an LGBTQ host home program (ext. 110)
(612) 522-1690

Clare Housing - Minneapolis
Shelter, services, and compassionate care to persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities
(612) 236-9515

Cornerstone Advocacy Services - Bloomington
Advocacy and shelter for victims of domestic violence; training and presentations addressing domestic and sexual violence in the LGBTQ community
Business phone: (952) 884-0376
Crisis line: (952) 884-0330

Open Arms Minnesota, Inc. - Twin Cities
Preparing & delivering meals for people living with HIV/AIDS
(612) 872-1152
Email info@openarms.org for more information

Businesses/LGBTQ Community Centers

Patrick's Cabaret - Minneapolis
Performance-art space of LGBTQ interest
Shows: (612) 721-3595
Admin: (612) 724-6237
Email info@PatricksCabaret.com for more information

Pride Collective & Community Center - Fargo-Moorhead
LGBTQ organization based in Fargo-Moorhead
(218) 287-8034
Email info@pridecollective.com for more information

Rainbow Brew - Stillwater
Gay-owned and operated coffee company
(763) 205-3071
Email queenbean@rainbowbrew.com for more information

Rainbow Road - Minneapolis
Offering gifts, apparel, and special event tickets
(612) 872-8448

Smitten Kitten - Minneapolis
Progressive adult store for everyone; provides community trainings and education
(612) 872-8448
Email info@smittenkittenonline.com for more information

The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection - La Crosse, WI
(608) 784-0452
Email info@7riverslgbt.org for more information

Crisis Intervention/Hotlines

The BRIDGE for Runaway Youth - Minneapolis
Crisis intervention and shelter for runaway youth, including LGBTQ sensitive services
24-hour crisis line: (612) 377-8800
Business line: (612) 230-6601

Canvas Health: Crisis Connection - Twin Cities
24-hour crisis counseling for the metropolitan area
Crisis line: (612) 379-6363
Toll-free crisis line: (866) 379-6363

Day One Services - Bloomington
LGBTQ friendly, statewide agency that offers crisis services, information on shelters, and resources for victims of domestic abuse
Crisis line: (952) 646-6523
Toll-free crisis line: (866) 223-1111
Email safety@dayoneservices.org for more information

OutFront Minnesota - Minneapolis
LGBTQ civil rights group and advocacy organization
Anti-violence crisis line: (612) 822-0127, option 3
Toll-free anti-violence crisis line: (800) 800-0350, option 3
Email Eva Wood at ewood@outfront.org for more information
Click here to report incidents after they occur

Sexual Violence Center - Minneapolis
Crisis counseling addressing sexual assault; LGBTQ sensitive services
24-hour crisis line (Minneapolis): (612) 871-5111
Email Christina Buscko at cbuscko@sexualviolencecenter.org for more information

The Trevor Project - Nationwide
Crisis line and counseling for LGBTQ youth
24-hour crisis line: (866) 488-7386
Text "Trevor" to (202) 304-1200 or chat online

Trans* Resources

Center for Sexual Health - University of Minnesota
Counseling services on sexuality and gender identity, including gender confirmation surgery
(612) 625-1500

City of Lakes Crossgendered Community (CLCC) - Minneapolis
Trans* support group and social organization
(651) 229-3613
Email clccmn@yahoo.com for more information

FORGE - Milwaukee, WI
List of over 600 trans* therapists; call or email to check their database for a therapist in your state/area
(414) 559-2123

Gender Education Center - Twin Cities
Providing trans* education, assistance, and counseling
Email Debra Davis at gec@debradavis.org for more information

Gender Justice - St. Paul
Supporting gender non-conforming and trans* legal issues
(651) 789-2090
Click here for more information

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition - Minneapolis
Supporting trans* health issues in local communities
(612) 823-1152
Email mntransdirector@gmail.com for more information

OutFront Minnesota - Minneapolis
Trans Justice Project
(612) 822-0127
Email Roxanne Anderson at randerson@outfront.org for more information

Program in Human Sexuality - University of Minnesota
Extensive research, education, and health services focused on human sexuality, including a large list of trans* resources
Call (612) 625-1500 for appointments
Email phs@umn.edu or csh@umphysicians@umn.edu for more information

Trans* Awareness Project - University of Minnesota
Digital media campaign showcasing empowering snapshots of local trans* communities and bringing attention to the challenges that many trans* people face in daily life
Click here for more information

Trans* Lifeline - Nationwide
For any trans* person in crisis of any kind, the Trans Lifeline runs a hotline staffed by trans* people for trans* people
Crisis line: (877) 565-8860
Contact Greta Martela at (415) 483-5361 for general information

Transforming Families - Minneapolis/St. Paul
A peer support group aimed towards trans* and gender non-conforming youth and their families in Minnesota
(612) 321-8416
Email transformingfamiliesmn@gmail.com for more information

Transgender Law and Policy Institute - Nationwide
Supporting law and policy initiatives to improve trans* equality
Email info@transgenderlaw.org for more information

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) - Nationwide
Nationwide list of LGBTQ-specific therapists and resources
Click here to find a local provider
Email wpath@wpath.org for more information


Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) - Minneapolis
Midwest organization empowering the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (Bi+) community
Email BOP@bisexualorganizingproject.org for more information

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund (LLDEF)
Midwest regional office in Chicago
National organization defending LGBTQ rights in the legal system
(312) 663-4413

Lavender Greens - Twin Cities
Official LGBTQ caucus of the Minnesota Green Party
(651) 288-2820

Log Cabin Republicans - Twin Cities
Local chapter of national Gay & Lesbian Republican organization.

OutFront Minnesota - Minneapolis
LGBTQ Civil Rights Organization
(612) 822-0127
(800) 800-0350

Service Members Legal Defense Network (SLDN) - Washington, D.C.
Legal services for victims of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy

Stonewall DFL Caucus
Group for involved LGBTQ Democrats

Transgender Law and Policy Institute
National organization working on law & policy initiatives to improve transgender equality


Updated September 2014

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