In honor of Pride Month and keeping in step with today’s Supreme Court decision to make same sex marriage legal nationwide, the office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released the 2015 issue of the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Guide of Services & Resources.“
The 2015 LGBTQ Guide, which was launched with an accompanying website, includes contact and background information for nearly 600 programs and non-profits serving the city’s LGBTQ community, with more than 250 updated entries, 30 additions and includes dozens of legal, anti-violence and youth service providers.
“New York City, home of the gay rights movement and one of the most LGBTQ-friendly communities in the world, deserves a Guide that can connect people to the services they need,” Comptroller Stringer said. “Our LGBTQ Guide helps residents and visitors alike better understand what resources are available, from hundreds of community organizations and health care facilities to counseling and support groups, recreational clubs, and much more. I am honored to provide this important information to all New Yorkers.”
A recent survey found that 74 percent of transgender persons have experienced harassment on the job, and studies show that over 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. These facts emphasize the importance of having an accurate listing of services geared towards the LGBTQ community.
“This Guide offers a broad range of services to reflect the diversity of our thriving LGBTQ community. Given the constantly changing nature of our City, my team is dedicated to keeping up with the latest information to offer our LGBTQ constituents,” Stringer said. “I invite all New Yorkers to visit the Guide online, to find the services you need in your neighborhood.”
To view the complete guide and website, click here.