Office of Children and Family Services



Welcome to the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) resource page. On the left, you will find information for youth, parents, providers, and allies of LGBTQ New Yorkers.

In New York State, there are laws in place to protect the LGBTQ community. OCFS is offering the following resources in the hopes of fostering acceptance and equality for all New Yorkers.

To familiarize yourself with LGBTQ terms found on these pages, please visit the following sites.

External links are provided for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the Office of Children and Family Services. When users click an external link and leave the OCFS website, they should be aware that they are subject to the privacy and security policies of the external site.

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