The Attic Youth Center
The Attic Youth Center creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. The Attic is Philadelphia's only independent LGBTQ youth center.
COLOURS was established in 1991 as a magazine until becoming a nonprofit to respond to the lack of positive and progressive educational, advocacy, and support mechanisms for LGBTQ people of color in the greater Philadelphia area. The development of serious, responsible, and accountable HIV prevention efforts for LGBTQ people of color is their leading priority.
GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. GLSEN is a national network of educators, students, and local chapters working to ensure every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and inclusive K-12 education.
National Youth Pride Services
National Youth Pride Services is a non-profit organization located in Chicago, IL, that focuses on uplifting African American LGBTQ+ young people in the United States. NYPS works to empower black LGBTQ young adults through leadership development, networking, and collaborative events, in order to improve their quality of life.
OUTMemphis is a non-profit organization that works to provide a safe space for the LGBTQ community to gather in celebration and sorrow, to grow as individuals and as a movement, and to find sanctuary from an intolerant world.
The Pride Center of Maryland
The Pride Center of Maryland offers over 30 programs and services designed to ensuring Maryland’s LGBTQ community has equal access to care, services, and space where they can be their authentic selves. The center serves thousands of residents in order to fulfill its commitment to uniting, empowering, and advocating on behalf of LGBTQ people.
Valley Youth House
Valley Youth House’s Pride program is the longest-running housing program for LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia. Started in 2009, Pride gives youth the opportunity to embrace their identity and overcome the obstacles presented by housing insecurities and homelessness. Youth are provided a safe place to be themselves and gain support to make the typical transitions that occur during late adolescence and early adulthood.
YES Drop-in Center
YES Drop-In Center is a safe space for youth who are homeless and between the ages of 14-25, to get basic needs met and establish supportive relationships with peer staff and allies that they make and sustain connections to long-term resources and opportunities. Founded and run by formerly homeless youth and their allies, YES works to end youth homelessness in Baltimore.