Finding welcoming and non-judgmental healthcare and related services can be challenging for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. In addition to the Capital Region resources listed below, LGBTQ individuals and their loved ones can find help and support at Albany Behavioral Health Services.
Albany Damien Center
The Albany Damien Center is a community center for individuals and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs and activities offered are designed to improve health, reduce stress, and increase quality of life.
AIDS Council of Northeastern New York
The AIDS Council of Northeastern New York is a not-for-profit human service agency whose mission is to reduce the risk, fear, and incidence of HIV infection, encourage the independence of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, and promote understanding of their needs.
Choices Counseling & Consulting
Choices Counseling & Consulting offers therapeutic services for a variety of psychological and emotional needs for women, men, children and adolescents. Services include individual therapy, relationship counseling, family therapy, group counseling, and teletherapy. Clients will receive a thorough assessment, diagnosis as appropriate, and work with a therapist to develop an individualized treatment plan to address the issues that brought them to therapy.
In Our Own Voices
In Our Own Voices grew from the joint efforts of three social action groups: the Feminist Action Network (FAN), Sisters and Brothers in the Life (SABIL), and the Gay Men of Color Alliance (GMOCA). Later, they were joined by the Social Justice Center. These organizations came together initially to encourage other human and civil rights groups to broaden their agendas to include the issues that affect LGBT people of color. Today, In Our Own Voices is an autonomous organization dedicated to addressing the many needs of the LGBT community.
Pride Center of the Capital Region
Albany, NY-based organization promotes wellbeing of all LGBT and queer-identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression.