Community Organizations

We have identified the following GLBTQ organizations or GLBTQ-friendly organizations as resources within our community. These organizations partner with The Alliance to support GLBTQ youth, their families and communities; they participate on The Alliance Council monthly meetings; they offer GLBTQ programming and safe spaces for GLBTQ communities members; or they provide valuable resources and information to the community. If you have any questions about local organizations, feel free to contact us at The Alliance for more information. We are happy to link you directly! 


American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU of Florida, with headquarters in Miami, is the local affiliate of the national organization. Chartered in 1965, the ACLU of Florida operates with the help of 40 staff members and 18 volunteer-run chapters across the state. The organization’s oldest chapter — the Greater Miami Chapter of the ACLU of Florida — was founded in 1955. The newest chapters — in Collier and Bay Counties — were chartered in May 2007.

Aqua Foundation for Women

Aqua Foundation for Women is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to serve as the funding catalyst for the wellness and equality of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in South Florida through scholarships, mentors, grants and initiatives. Since 2004 Aqua has given over $500,000 in scholarships and grants including leading the LGBTQ Homeless Youth Initiative.

Care Resource

Care Resource is a 501[c](3) non-profit, multi-cultural, community based AIDS service organization, which “Through education, prevention, research, care & treatment, and support service, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.” Rooted in the 1998 merger of Health Crisis Network (1983) and Community Research Initiative (1989), Care Resource is now South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization and a true leader in the community.

CenterLink

CenterLink exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.

Citrus Health Network

Citrus Health Network cares about people and believes the best approach to wellness involves treating both the body and mind.

Equality Florida

Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBT community. Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, EQFL is changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Family Counseling Services

Family Counseling Services of provides specialized mental health services for families by focusing on the prevention and treatment of emotional trauma to foster resiliency in children from infancy through adolescence.

GLSEN

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.

Jewish Community Services

Jewish Community Services serves people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation/ gender identity expression, or ethnic background with a variety of need-based services.

Lambda Legal

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Lotus House

Lotus House’s mission is to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized.

Miami Beach Gay Pride

Miami Beach Gay Pride brings together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community. Established by former Miami Beach Mayor, Matti Bower, as an initiative of the Miami Beach Gay Business Development Council, Miami Beach Gay Pride is a not-for-profit organization that produces free, safe, quality mass-appeal events that are open to all, and that include the Parade, Festival, Expo, and adjunct, officially sanctioned Miami Beach Gay Pride events.

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services

For more than 20 years, The Miami Bridge has worked to keep kids off the streets. The Bridge is a not-for-profit organization that provides emergency shelter, food and, just as importantly, counseling for troubled youths and their families. The Bridge works to rescue kids from lives of victimization and crime, and in so doing, helps our community ensure that these kids have the opportunity to become productive members of our society.

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) is the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for gay and lesbian businesses. With membership on the rise, the Chamber’s mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly, business and professional community throughout Miami-Dade County. Our goals are to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community, to promote business opportunities for Chamber members, to promote Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination, to provide resources for our members, and to provide outreach from our community to other organizations.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force bolsters the strength of local LGBT activism in rural enclaves, small towns and cities nationwide. They build grassroots political muscle at every level by training activists, strengthening the infrastructure of local and state allies and organizing broad-based campaigns creating public support for full equality of LGBT people.

PFLAG

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Planned Parenthood

The mission of Planned Parenthood of South Florida and Treasure Coast, Inc. is to provide comprehensive sexual health care through the provision of clinical services, education and advocacy. We do so by understanding and responding to the needs of those seeking our services, and by protecting and respecting the essential privacy rights, dignity and culture of each individual.

Pride Center at Equality Park

The Pride Center at Equality Park (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South Florida) serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community. They provide information, education, advocacy, support, human services, cultural experiences, and social opportunities. The Center works to foster personal development and quality for life for the entire community.

Pridelines Youth Services

Pridelines Youth Services is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for LGBTQ youth.

Safe Schools South Florida

Safe Schools South Florida is committed to making schools safe for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/ expression.

SunServe

Recognizing that everyone has the right for quality services and care, SunServe’s mission is to reach out to those in need with an emphasis on the economically disadvantaged, and marginalized youth, senior adults, and people of differing abilities and life changing health conditions in the greater South Florida metropolitan area.

Switchboard of Miami

Switchboard of Miami, Inc. established in 1968, is a private, nonprofit organization that counsels, connects and empowers people in need. Through our suicide prevention programs, information and referral contact center, and crisis counseling and wellness services, Switchboard serves as both a first point of assistance and a last resource for people in need. Call 305-358-HELP for more information.

Trans-Miami

Trans-Miami is a newly emerging community organization serving Miami-Dade County's transgender community. Trans-Miami targets communities of the third gender (Transsexuals, Cross-dressers, Drag Performers, Androgynous persons, etc.) to offer community support such as: workshops, support groups, resources and referrals. The purpose of Trans-Miami is to provide a venue for socially-displaced trans-persons in Miami-Dade County in order to connect and consolidate the LGBT community for advocacy of rights, community needs and concerns.

Trevor Project

1-866-4-U-TREVOR The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.

Unity on the Bay

Unity on the Bay is a prosperous, expanding spiritual community of God’s light, love and peace radiating the Unity message globally. Their mission is to pray, educate, serve and celebrate to inspire and transform ourselves, our community and our world.

YES Institute

YES Institute prevents suicide and ensures the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation.