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The New York State Capital Region has a large number of resources for LGBT people, their family, friends, and allies. Listed below are links to those resources.

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  • John Allegretti- Freeman, LCSW-R
    Private Practitioner
    747 Madison Avenue
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 427-5004, an addiction help resource. has created “What to Look for When Seeking LGBT-Friendly Addiction Treatment”, a guide to seeking drug or alcohol rehab specifically designed to help members of the gay and lesbian community.

In Our Own Voices serves the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People of Color, their friends and their families.
Phone: (518) 432-4123

The Pride Center of the Capital Region is the oldest gay and lesbian community center in the country and has grown to be the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) multi-service agency in Upstate N.Y. serving over 9 counties (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Warren and Washington). The Pride Center’s mission is to promote the well being of all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression.
Phone: (518) 462-6138

The Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center provides a confidential suicide/crisis hotline, suicide prevention education programs, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, and a monthly community newsletter.
Phone: (518) 689-4673


The Trevor Project operates a crisis and suicide prevention helpline and provides online support to young people through their Web site. In addition, lifesaving guidance and vital resources are provided to educators and parents.
Phone: (518) 689-4673


The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Phone: (518) 448-7777


The Skidmore Pride Alliance offers a fair and safe forum for discussion and aids the queer community at Skidmore College by raising awareness, outreach, and understanding of issues pertaining to sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression at Skidmore and in the community at large .


The University at Albany Pride Alliance web site is your window to LGBT resources at U of Albany; email or check out their FaceBook page.


HVCC PRIDE ALLIANCEThe Hudson Valley Community College Pride Alliance site is currently inactive; contact for information

Campus Pride is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students.


The RPI Pride Alliance is a resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) students, alumni, faculty, staff, and their allies at Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute.


The GLBT Student Pride Network is a listing with links to GLBT student organizations in New York State.


PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) includes mothers and fathers of gay children as well as other family members and friends. Gay men, lesbians and bisexuals are encouraged to participate in the group's meetings which usually occur on the 4th Monday of each Month.


The Albany County Crime Victim and sexual Violence Center provides crisis counseling to rape victims over a 24 hour hotline and advocacy and support for victims in area emergency rooms and police stations. All services are offered free of charge.
24 Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: (518) 447-7716
Office Phone: (518) 447-5500


The Church Within A Church Movement (CWAC) is a progressive Christian movement in the Methodist tradition that is dedicated to being the fully inclusive church. Email Rev Jenna Zirbel and/or Rev Andy Little at for more information.