Organizations and Advocacy

The fact remains, homophobia is alive and well in health care settings around the world, leaving thousands of LGBT individuals either unable to unwilling to be completely open and honest with health care providers, often to the detriment of their health and wellness.

The purpose and goal for–owned and operated by Shout Out Health Media LLC– is to provide a safe haven for any LGBT people who are interested in access to essential, up to date, uplifting and informative health and wellness information in a safe, anonymous forum, from health care providers, writers and other professionals who care about promoting LGBT health.
GLBT Health Access Project
130 Boylston Street
GLMA (Gay and Lesbian Medical Association)

GLMA is the leading organization in North America working to ensure that LGBT people are treated competently and not discriminated against when they access health care. GLMA also works to ensure that LGBT healthcare providers do not experience discrimination in their training and at work. GLMA achieves its goals by using expertise in medicine and healthcare in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research.
459 Fulton Street, Suite 107
San Fransciso
GSA Consortium of the Gay Alliance

The GSA Consortium of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley offers resources, training, and opportunities to network for GSA advisers in the greater Rochester (and beyond!) area.  The Consortium meets 5-6 times during the course of the school year.  Meetings include programming of interest to GSA Advisers and well as providing time for Advisers to share questions and advice regarding starting, running, sustaining, and reviving Gay Straight Alliances.  The focus of the Consortium is to provide support for GSA Advisers in middle and high schools, but the group is open to anyone working with LGBTQ and allied youth in a club-like setting. For more information, contact
100 College Avenue, Suite 100
Jim Collins Foundation

The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery to achieve a healthy transition. But for those who do, gender-affirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves. he Jim Collins Foundation raises money to fund gender-affirming surgeries for those transgender people who need surgery to live a healthy life, but have no ability to pay for it themselves.  The Jim Collins Foundation is a community-based initiative promoting the self-determination and empowerment of all transgender people
New York
Lifetime Care Rochester

We exist to provide compassionate, personalized care for recovering and restoring of health, improving quality of life, and maintaining independence in the home and home-like settings of all adults and children who are ill, injured, dying or grieving.
3111 Winton Road South
(585) 214-1000 or (800) 724-1410
Monroe Plan for Medical Care

The mission of the Monroe Plan for Medical Care, as a health management organization serving low-income individuals and the working poor, is to improve the health status of our enrollees and their families. We dedicate our efforts to:

* Facilitating access to high quality health care services;

* Educating patients and providers in areas that foster an effective partnership in health care management;

* Supporting our network of caregivers in their efforts to deliver high quality services to their patients;

* Collaborating with others around issues that affect the health of our enrollees and their families.

The Monroe Plan for Medical Care is headquartered in Rochester New York with offices in: Rochester, Buffalo, Geneva and Binghamton.

585.256.8495 (TTY)

* Monroe Plan for Medical Care is a proud sponsor of the Gay Alliance.
2700 Elmwood Ave
National Coalition for LGBT Health

The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.

The LGBT community includes individuals of every sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and age; regardless of disability, income, education, and geography. Our members are dedicated to effecting change by uniting this rich diversity at the national level.
1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 705
New York City Anti-Violence Project

The New York City Anti-Violence Project’s hotline is available for anyone needing support after the horrific attack on LGBTQ people in Orlando: 212 714 1141. You can also report violence online and provide a safe way for a Counselor to reach out to you, usually within a day, at  AVP is here for you. All we have is each other.
116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor
New York
Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence..
322 8th Avenue 3rd Floor
New York