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Welcome to the Office of Children and Family Services’ (OCFS) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) website. The Office of Children and Family Services is dedicated to treating all New Yorkers, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, with respect and dignity. Here you can find information and resources for many different populations:

To learn more generally about the experiences of LGBTQ youth engaged in out-of-home placement based on recent research, please see the LGBTQ Research and Data page. Additional information about OCFS, New York State and Federal Policies can be found on the LGBTQ Policies and Laws page. Please choose from one of the options on the left sidebar to see more information and resources by category.


We hope your visit is helpful and informative. OCFS provides links to other governmental agencies in the State and federal government and other organizations to provide visitors with additional resources. If you click on these links, you will be leaving the OCFS website. The information and the links to these additional resources are provided in good faith; however, OCFS makes no representation, endorsement or warranty of the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any of these websites. These external websites operate under the auspices and at the direction of their respective owners. If you have a question or comment about any of these external sites, please contact them directly on their site.

Sometimes external page links provided are moved or removed creating a broken link. If you think you have discovered a broken link on our website please notify us at If you have an additional link to a non-profit service provider you wish to post on OCFS’ website please contact the Public Information Office at