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Welcome to the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) webpage. The NYSCB is dedicated to treating everyone with respect and dignity, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Below are LGBTQ+ resources in your community:

Pride Centers of New York State

Pride Center of WNY
278 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 852-7743

Pride Center of the Capital Region
332 Hudson Ave, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 462-6138

Dutchess County Pride Center
710 South Dr Ste 200, East Fishkill, NY
(845) 380.6549 (Text)
(845) 440.3430 (Voice)

Rockland County Pride Center
28 S Franklin St, Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 353-6300

Brooklyn Community Pride Center Crown Heights
1561 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-1306
(347) 889-7719

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
1360 Fulton St, Brooklyn, Ny 11216
(347) 889-7719

Pride Center of Staten Island
66 Willow Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 808-1360

Community Centers

The Center
The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. It offers the LGBTQ communities of New York City advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; and recovery, parenthood and family support services. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (
Destination Tomorrow
This is a grassroots agency and LGBTQ+ center of the Bronx. It is the agency‘s belief that no individual should have to leave his, her or their neighborhood to access LGBTQ+ specific services.
Gay Men‘s Health Center (GMHC)
As the world‘s first HIV/AIDS service organization, GMHC is working to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.
307 W. 38th St.
New York, NY 10012
Harlem Pride, Inc.
A safe, supportive and empowering home for Long Island's LGBTQ+
P.O. Box 157
New York, NY 10037
This community organization‘s mission is to empower Harlem‘s SGL/LGBTQ community (which includes family, friends and allies) to improve its physical, mental and economic health and wellness.
2050 Bellmore Ave.
Bellmore NY 11710
Queens Community House
Provides individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities.
108-25 62nd Drive
Queens, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-592-5757
Fax: 718-592-2933

OCFS Resources

Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) LGBTQ+ resources

Policies and Laws Regarding the LGBTQ Community
Information about OCFS, state and federal policies can be found on the LGBTQ Policies and Laws webpage. Please choose from one of the options on the left sidebar to see more information and resources by category.

Other LGBTQ+ Resources

Center Link
Center Link is a clearing house of membership associated organizations. Center Link allows anyone to search LGBTQ+ community based organizations by location.
The Hetrick-Martin Institute
The Hetrick-Martin Institute provides community, basic needs, health, education, and career services to LGBTQ+ youth.
I Love NY site
As LGBTQ visitors travel across New York state, they will find LGBTQ community centers are a great resource for a wide range of local information, referrals and resources. Here is a regional sampling: LGBTQ Resources in New York | Community Centers (
Lambda Legal
Information about your speech rights at school. Express yourself. If you attend a public school, your right to express yourself is protected by the U.S. Constitution under the First Amendment.
The LGBT Network
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a home and a voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems in Long Island and Queens.
NYC Comptroller LGBTQ+ Directory
The LGBTQ+ Guide of Services and Resources is the most comprehensive directory of LGBTQ+ resources and services in New York City. This Guide is intended to help individuals better understand the resources available, from hundreds of community organizations and health care facilities to counseling and support groups, recreational clubs, and much more.
The NYSUT LGBTQ Member Resource Center
This resource is offered by the New York State United Teachers to educate peers and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer colleagues. LGBTQ Regional Support: LGBTQ Member Resources (
Pride Day – 2022 (Podcast)
Interviews with OCFS employees and partners, exploring identity, culture and diversity.
Pride Connection Blind LGBT Pride International (Podcast)
Pride Connection is a space where everyone is welcome, no matter how you identify or where your life is taking you. Each week, the podcast explores topics such as advocacy, education, sexuality, entertainment and more. The core mission is to learn and mingle while having fun. So join the Pride Connection party!