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LGBTQ and Allied Organizations

Over 200 organizations in the local area offer diverse programs and services to LGBTQ Minnesotans, their friends and families. See also: Campus Groups / National & International Organizations


AIDS Emergency Fund/Every Penny Counts
Emergency assistance for people with AIDS
(612) 331-7733

AA Intergroup - Minneapolis
Access to all Alcoholics Anonymous groups including GLBT specific groups
(952) 922-0880

AA Intergroup - Saint Paul
Access to all Alcoholics Anonymous groups including GLBT specific groups
(651) 227-5502

Affirmation: United Methodists for GLBT Concerns - Minneapolis
Support for GLBT persons & issues
(612) 871-3585

Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons - Minneapolis
Support, community, and advocacy for GLBT members, former members, and non-members
(612) 822-6783

African American AIDS Task Force - Twin Cities
(612) 825-2052

Alexandra House - Blaine
Domestic violence shelter that welcomes lesbians and bi women
Crisis Line: (763) 780-2330

The Aliveness Project - Minneapolis
Meals, foodshelf, therapy, and care-advocacy for people with AIDS.
(612) 822-7946

Alliance of MN Gay & Lesbian Bowlers - Minneapolis
G & L Bowling group
(612) 722-9806

AMAZE - Minneapolis
Using children's literature to make schools safe and welcoming for all children and families.
(612) 724-4323

American Civil Liberties Union Get Equal Site

Provides information and resources for GLBT people and issues from a national perspective.

Arrowhead Transgender Group - Duluth
Transgender group which is part of the Northland Gay Men's Center
(218) 722-8585

Atons - Minneapolis
Men's Levi & leather group
(763) 443-0459

Aurora, A Northland Lesbian Center - Duluth
Drop-in center and grassroots organization which welcomes all LGBTQA friends.
(218) 722-4903

Avenues for Homeless Youth - Minneapolis
Provides safe and nurturing emergency shelter, short term housing and support services for homeless youth. Also coordinates the GLBT Host Home Program.
(612) 522-1690

Black Guard - Minneapolis
Men's Levi & leather group

Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP)
Build, serve and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (Bi*) community to promote social justice.

The BRIDGE for Runaway Youth - Minneapolis
Crisis intervention and shelter for runaway youth including GLBT sensitive services (answered 24-hours)
(612) 377-8800

Bryant Lake Bowl - Minneapolis
Theater/cabaret often featuring a variety of performances of GLBT interest
(612) 825-8949 (Theater)
(612) 825-3737 (Bowl)

Calliope Women's Chorus - Twin Cities
Inclusive women's choral group
(612) 285-5835

CareMinders Home Care - Twin Cities
Medical and non-medical care for people in need of help at home
(877) 264-6337

Casa de Esperanza - Saint Paul

Domestic abuse shelter that serves all women with special focus on Latinas
(651) 772-1611 (Crisis Line)
(651) 646-5553

Center for Homicide Research - Twin Cities
Non-profit studying and disseminating information on the nature of homicide, including LGBT homicide and the Minnesota gay homicide study.
(612) 331-4820

Center for Sexual Health, University of Minnesota
Counseling services on sexuality and gender identity, including gender reassignment
(612) 625-1500

Cheer, Dorothy, Cheer! - Twin Cities

Wizard of OZ, drag and cheer routines.

Children's Home Society and Family Services - Minneapolis
GLBT specific counseling, support groups and presentations
(612) 339-9101

Chippewa Valley LGBT Community Center - Eau Claire, WI
Local Wisconsin GLBT community center
(715) 552-5428

Chrysalis: see Tubman

City of Lakes Crossgendered Community (CLCC) - Minneapolis
Transgender support and social organization

Clare Housing - Minneapolis
Shelter, services, and compassionate care to persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities.
(612) 236-9515

CLEAR - Minneapolis
One-on-one counseling sessions for gay/bi/questioning men ages 18-24 struggling with substance use or wondering if it is an issue in their lives. Gift cards provided.

Community Resource Directory
24-hour telephone listings and connection to GLBT organizations and resources
(612) 822-0127 ext. 711

Cornerstone Advocacy Services - Bloomington
Advocacy and shelter for victims of domestice violence, including support groups for battered GLBT people
(952) 884-0376
Crisis Line: (952) 884-0330

Council of Religious AIDS Networks - National

Crisis Connection
24-hour crisis counseling for the metropolitan area
(612) 379-6363
(866) 379-6363
Men's Line (612) 379-6367 / toll free (866) 379-6367


Dignity - Twin Cities
Group for Gay & Lesbian Catholics
(612) 827-3103

District 202 - Minneapolis
LGBT youth community center
(612) 871-5559

Duluth/Superior Pride Committee
Group that plans the annual Labor Day weekend celebration
(218) 213-4120

East Central Minnesota Men's Circle - Hinkley
Men's social group in central Minnesota
(218) 591-9789

Element Mental Health Services - St. Cloud
GLBT specific counseling in Central Minnesota
(320) 492-4525

Equality Iowa - Des Moines, IA
Non-partisan grassroots organization educating Iowans about GLBT civil rights
(515) 537-3126

Fairmont GLBT
Group for GLBT people and allies
Meets every other month
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
102 North Park Street
Fairmont, MN 56031
FFI: Kat Parker 507-236-9785, or Episcopal Community Resources 1-507-235-9320

Family and Children's Service – Minneapolis
GLBT specific counseling, support groups and presentations
(612) 339-9101

Family Equality Council: Midwest Office
(previously Rainbow Families)
Organization for GLBT parents
(651) 644-4848

Family Service of St. Paul
GLBT sensitive counseling and support groups
(651) 222-0311

Feminist Eclectic Martial Arts Group - Minneapolis
Nonprofit organization working to empower women & girls
(612) 729-7233

Friends for Lesbian & Gay Concerns St. Paul
(651) 646-5456


GAMMA - Minneapolis
Social group for gay men
(612) 822-5002

Gay Fathers Support Group - Twin Cities
Support group for gay men with children

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) -
New York - Nation-wide media watch and anti-defamation group
(212) 629-3322

Gay & Lesbian Amateur Sport Society - Twin Cities
GLBT sports group, primary focus on tennis & volleyball

GLBTQ Jewish Teens - Saint Paul
Support of Jewish GLBTQ teens at Jewish Community Center of Saint Paul
Community Center (651) 698-0751
Teen Director (651) 255-4767

GLBT-Kids Abuse Intervention Network - Twin Cities
Providing resources, referrals, and counseling to youth, schools, service providers, parents and concerned adults
(877) 452-8543

Gay & Lesbian Community Services of Southeastern MN
Community organization in Rochester
(507) 281-3265

Gay & Lesbian Elders Active in MN (GLEAM) - Minneapolis
Social group for 50+ community members
(612) 201-6122

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association - San Francisco
National group for GLBT health care providers and patients in advocacy, education, referrals and research.
(415) 255-4547

GLBT National Help Center
Peer counseling, information and local resources for GLBTQ callers
GLBT National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
GLBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - New York
Organization working to create safe school
(212) 727-0135

Gay & Lesbian Youth Services - Rochester
Providing advocacy and social activities for GLBT youth
(507) 289-6329
(888) 880-6329 toll free in 507 area code

Gay Men's Relationship Group - Minneapolis
A gathering of gay men interested in pursuing a committed relationship embracing monogamy, emotional intimacy, honest communication, and respect.

Gender Education Center - Twin Cities
Providing transgender education, assistance and counseling
(763) 424-5445

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
Local council of this highly effective national organization for youth
(763) 535-4602
(800) 548-5250

GLBT Host Home Program of Avenues for Homeless Youth - Minneapolis
Provides GLBT-friendly homes to homeless queer youth.
612-522-1690, ext. 110

GlobalAge - Eastern Wisconsin
LGBT workplace issues

Hate Crime and Anti-GLBT Harassment Incident Reporting
24-hour official statewide reporting site
(612) 822-0127 ext. 214

Grindr for Equality - National
A nationwide broadcast service on topics related to LGBT equality.

Hennepin County GLBT & Friends Employee Workplace Group, Minneapolis
(952) 472-8223

Hennepin County Health Clinic (formerly Red Door Clinic) - Minneapolis
STD & HIV testing and sexual health service
(612) 543-5555 (HIV Testing)

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) GLBT & Friends
Resource group for GLBT & Allied employees of HCMC
(612) 873-3000 / glbtandfriends@hcmed.org

HIM Program of the Red Door Clinic - Minneapolis
Sexual health program for gay and bisexual men. Offers individual counseling, discussion groups (general g/b men and married men), Rapid HIV & Syphilis testing.
(612) 348-9100

Hope House - Stillwater
AIDS Hospice Care
(651) 351-0907

Indigenous Peoples Task Force - Minneapolis
HIV Counseling and rapid testing. Injection drug user's program. Programs accessible to Two Spirit individuals.
(612) 870-1723

The Infectious Disease Clinic - Minneapolis
AIDS/HIV/Hepatitis outpatient clinic
(612) 863-5336

Initiative for Violence Free Families - Minneapolis
Mobilizing people to prevent violence in the local community
Lois Gunderson: (612) 728-2094

Intersex Society of North America - Seattle, WA
Working to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital surgeries on intersex people.


Jewish Family Services - Saint Paul
Social Services agency in Saint Paul
(651) 698-0767

Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity - Denver, CO
(303) 691-3562

Kawashaway Sanctuary - Minneapolis
Sanctuary and home of the Northwoods Radical Faeries
(612) 327-3096, after 7 p.m. CDT

Keshet Ga'avah - Twin Cities
A local group serving the GLBT Jewish community
(612) 374-8638

KFAI-FM - Twin Cities
Community Radio, including the GLBT themed shows "Fresh Fruit", "Lesbian Power Authority" and "This Way Out"
(612) 341-3144

Knights of Leather - Twin Cities
Providing opportunities for men and women to learn and explore BDSM

Lake Calhoun Boys
Organizing events and adventures to build bonds between new and old friends, with zero barriers to age, race, sexuality, and gender.

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund (LLDEF)
Midwest regional office in Chicago
National organization defending GLBT rights in the legal system
(312) 663-4413

Latitude at Twin Town - Saint Paul
Residential and outpatient chemical dependency / mental illness treatment program serving LGBT individuals. Programs are designed to provide individual care and meet the needs of each person.

Lavender Bridge - Saint Paul
GLBT student organization at Metro State University

Lavender Greens - Twin Cities
Official GLBT caucus of the Minnesota Green Party

Bi-weekly Minnesota GLBT magazine
(612) 436-4660
(877) 515-9969

Leech Lake Health Division - Cass Lake
AIDS/HIV/STD Education
(218) 335-4500

LGBT Mental Health Provider's Network - Minneapolis

LGBT Resource Center of the 7 Rivers Area - La Crosse, WI
(608) 784-0452

Log Cabin Republicans - Twin Cities
Local chapter of national Gay & Lesbian Republican organization.
(612) 588-2044

Lutherans Concerned - Duluth
Group for GLBTA Lutherans
(218) 722-3381

Lutherans Concerned - Southern Minnesota
Group for GLBTA Lutherans
(763) 463-0057

Lutherans Concerned - St. Cloud
Group for GLBTA Lutherans
(320) 252-6183

Lutherans Concerned - Twin Cities
Group for GLBTA Lutherans, at Reformation Lutheran, Saint Paul
(651) 270-4960


Metropolitan Center for Independent Living
Offers a support group for GLBT persons with disabilities
(651) 646-8342
(651) 603-2001 TTY
If no TTY, please call via relay at 711

Statewide HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Minnesota AIDSLine and AIDSWalk.
(612) 373-AIDS AIDSLine
(612) 341-2060
(612) 373-2465 TTY metro
(888) 820-2437 TTY state

Minnesota Freedom Band - Twin Cities
GLBT and Allied concert and marching band that presents several concerts and appears in many parades
(612) 374-8639

Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Group for GLBT legal professionals and law students

Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra - Twin Cities
GLBT concert orchestra
(612) 656-5676

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
Focusing upon Trans health issues in the local community
(612) 823-1152

Minnkota Center - Moorhead
Safe, affordable counseling & support for GLBTQ individuals and services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
(218) 287-4636
(877) 871-4636

Minnesota Women's Press
Bi-weekly Minnesota women's newspaper
(651) 646-3968

Naked Minnesota - Twin Cities
Gay and Bisexual Nudists

Narcotics Anonymous - Minnesota
Providing listings of NA meetings including GLBT specific meetings
(952) 939-3939 Helpline
(877) 767-7676 outstate MN

National Center for Lesbian Rights - San Francisco
Legal center devoted to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families.
(415) 392-6257

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
Washington, DC - Nation-wide grass roots organization and think-tank
(202) 393-5177

National Transgender Advocacy Coalition - Washington, D.C.
National Advocacy organization promoting understanding, fighting discrimination and fighting for the full civil rights of all transgender, intersex and gender variant people.
(978) 373-8898

North Country Bears - Twin Cities
Social organization for bears & admirers

North Star Gay Rodeo Assn - Twin Cities
Local group for GLBT rodeo fans and participants
(612) 82RODEO

Northern Lights Country Dancers
Sponsors GLBT country dancing for all. With lessons.
(612) 741-7827

Northland Gay Men's Center - Duluth
Services and social group for men in the Twin Ports area
(218) 722-8585

Northland Therapy Center - Saint Paul
Counseling agency with GLBT specialization
(651) 641-1009

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) - Minneapolis
Local chapter of national group that confronts ageism
(612) 724-6541

One Voice Mixed Chorus - Minneapolis
Local GLBT chorus group
(612) 332-1302

Open Arms Minnesota, Inc. - Twin Cities
Preparing & Delivering Meals for people living with HIV/AIDS
(612) 872-1152

Out Magazine - New York
National monthly GLBT feature magazine
(800) 792-2760

Out & Beyond - Brainerd
GLBT group in the Brainerd lakes area
(612) 822-0127 ext. 508

Out to Brunch - Twin Cities
Local lesbian social group
(763) 391-3449

Out for Equity - Saint Paul
GLBT programs for students, educators and families in the Saint Paul Public Schools
(651) 523-6322

Out4Good - Minneapolis
GLBT programs for students, educators and families in the Minneapolis Public Schools
(612) 668-5482

Out in Minnesota
GLBT Community Website for Minnesota

Out in the Valley - Stillwater
GLBT social group in the Saint Croix Valley

OutFront Minnesota - Minneapolis
GLBT Civil Rights Organization
(612) 822-0127
(800) 800-0350

OUT Twin Cities Film Festival - Minnesota's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer film festival

Outwoods - Twin Cities
GLBT outdoor activities social group


Patrick's Cabaret - Minneapolis
Performance-art space of GLBT interest
(612) 721-3595

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, (PFLAG)
Washington, DC - National organization of allies of the GLBT community
(202) 467-8180

Park House, Inc. - Minneapolis
Adult day health facility for people living with HIV/AIDS
(612) 871-1264

PFLAG - Duluth/Superior
(218) 879-2798

PFLAG Mankato
PO Box 782, Mankato, MN 56002-0782

PFLAG Marshall/Buffalo Ridge
PO Box 324, Marshall, MN 56258

PFLAG Mora/East Central MN
2237 Forest Shores Rd., Ogilvie, MN 56358
(320) 272-0069

PFLAG Morris Area
2237 Forest Shores Rd., Ogilvie, MN 56358
(320) 272-0069

PFLAG New Prague Area
602 Bavaria Lane, New Prague, MN 56071
(952) 393-6143

PFLAG - Northfield
(507) 645-4609

PFLAG - Red Wing
1821 Bohmbach Dr. Red Wing, MN 55066-3568
(651) 388-9610

PFLAG -Rochester/Southern MN
(507) 282-8874

PFLAG - St. Cloud/Central MN
PO Box 7597, Saint Cloud, MN 56302-7597

PFLAG - Saint Paul & Minneapolis
Provides monthly informational and support meetings.
106 E Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1925
(612) 825-1660

PFLAG Thief River Falls
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

GLBT community foundation
(612) 870-1806

Young gay and bi men's initiative at Minnesota AIDS Project
(612) 373-9165

Pride Collective & Community Center
GLBT organization based in Fargo-Moorhead
(218) 287-8034

Pride Institute - Twin Cities
Providing in- and out-patient chemical dependency treatment for GLBT individuals
(952) 934-7554
(800) 547-7433

Twin Cities Pride
The group organizing Minneapolis-St Paul's annual festival held during the last weekend of June in Loring Park
Prideline: (612) 305-6900

The Pride Collective and Community Center - Moorhead
Fargo-Moorhead's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center

Prime Timers - Twin Cities
Social Group for GLBT people over 50
(612) 371-9537

Project Positive - Minneapolis
HIV & STD prevention service for people living with HIV or AIDS and their sexual partners. See also Clinic 42
(612) 863-5387

Q & A (Formerly Sexual Minorities Advocacy Council) - Austin
(507) 433-6601

GLBT in MN State employment and Allies
(612) 605-9708

Quatrefoil Library, Saint Paul
GLBT community library and archives
(651) 641-0969

GLBTA Chamber of Commerce
(612) 399-6827

Quorum Young Professionals
GLBTA networking for individuals under 35

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf - Twin Cities
Local chapter of national gay and lesbian organization
(800) 627-3529 Relay

Rainbow Cloggers - Twin Cities
(952) 925-0932

Rainbow Families: see Family Equality Council

Rainbow Health Initiative - Minneapolis
Improving the health of GLBT Minnesotans through education, clinical practice, and research
(612) 206-3180

Rainbow Road, downtown Minneapolis
Offering gifts, apparel and special event tickets
(612) 872-8448

Rape and Sexual Abuse Center (NIP) - Minneapolis
Offering counseling and support groups including GLBT specific; offers sliding fee
(612) 374-9077

Provides counseling services and support groups for LGBT-identified youth
(612) 235-6743

River City Clinic, St. Paul
General clinic with GLBT staff and support groups
(651) 646-8985

Rural AIDS Action Network
Statewide Organization providing AIDS prevention, testing and care services for Minnesotans in rural areas
(320) 631-0404
(800) 966-9735

Support & Education for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender domestic violence survivors.
(For information contact safespaceglbtdv@hotmail)

Service Members Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
Washington, DC - Legal services for victims of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy
(202) 328-3244

Sexual Orientation & Human Rights (SOHR)
Group of GLBTAQ individuals in the Detroit Lakes area
(800) 800-0350 ext. 9524

Sexual Violence Center
Crisis counseling about sexual assault; GLBT sensitive
Crisis: (612) 871-5111
(612) 871-1550 TTY
Business Line: (612) 871-5100

Shades of Yellow (SOY)
Advocacy organization providing support, education, cultural awareness, and social gatherings for Hmong GLBT, families, allies and the Hmong community in the Twin Cities
(651) 291-1811 x201

Smitten Kitten
Progressive adult store that also does community trainings and education.

Soulforce - Twin Cities
Local chapter of national group engaged in non-violent struggle within religious institutions to end spiritual violence against LGBT people.

South Central Minnesota Pride
Organizes the Pride festival for South Central MN and works to build community in the area
(507) 327-4569

Speak Up and Out Toastmasters
Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Twin Cities chapter, GLBT Toastmasters

St. Cloud OUT
Central Minnesota's GLBTA organization

Stonewall DFL Caucus
Group for involved GLBT Democrats


Tapestry LGBTQ Contra Dance
first Thursday of every month, 7:30-10pm

TEM - Twin Cities
Local chapter of Tri-Ess, a national organization supporting heterosexual transgender men and their families
(612) 870-8536

TMen - Twin Cities
Group for people assigned female at birth and no longer feels that is complete or accurate
(612) 264-4749

Together for Youth/LSS - Duluth
Group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens
(218) 722-5053

Trans Youth Support Network (TYSN) - Minneapolis
A partnership of youth and community members working together to support transgender youth in Minnesota
(612) 363-7574

Transgender Law and Policy Institute
National organization working on law & policy initiatives to improve transgender equality.

TransVoices - Saint Paul
A non-auditioned, transgender/genderqueer chorus in existence since 2004
(651) 428-6844

The Trevor Project
24-hour crisis line and counseling for GLBT youth
(800) 850-8078

TriState TG - Midwest
Transgender, cross-dresser, and transsexual support group serving North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba
(218) 287-8034

True Colors Bookstore - Minneapolis
Family-friendly, feminist and queer neighborhood bookstore.
(612) 821-9630

Tubman - Minneapolis
Helping women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health
(612) 825-3333
24 hour Hotline: 612-825-000 / 651-770-0777

Twin Cities Black Pride
Festival held every August
(612) 787-3642

Twin Cities LGBT Film Festival
Organized every fall by the U Film Society
(612) 627-4431

Twin Cities Gay Hockey Association
Affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Ice Hockey Association

Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Provides several popular concerts throughout the year
(612) 339-SONG

Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League - Twin Cities
Softball league friendly to LGBT players

The Twin Cities Men's Center - Twin Cities
Support Groups for men including coming out, bisexual men and gay-dads. Family Law Clinic.
(612) 822-5892

Twin Cities Polyamory Discussion Group
Talking about ethical non-monogamy
(612) 822-0127 ext. 505

Two Spirit Program at the Indigenous Peoples Task Force - Minneapolis
Assisting Two Spirit Natives, and Natives with HIV/AIDS
(612) 870-1723 x22

TYSN: see Trans Youth Support Network

U of M GLBTA Programs Office
Dedicated to improving campus climate for GLBT people at the U of M
(612) 625-0537

U of M Duluth GLBT Services - Duluth
Training, support, advocacy, information, social and academic programs at the Duluth Campus
(218) 726-7300

Unity Basketball League - Twin Cities
Co-recreational GLBT basketball league
(952) 261-6413


Washington County Human Services - Stillwater
GLBT specific counseling available
(651) 430-2720

Women's Drum Center - Saint Paul
Women's percussion groups
(651) 695-1941

The Women's Network of the Red River Valley
Feminist and Women's Resource Organization
(218) 233-2737

Womyn's Twilight Golf League - Twin Cities
(651) 645-7227

Womyn Unlimited Minnesota - Twin Cities
Non-profit organization providing & facilitating social & networking opportunities for women

Workplace Alliance Statewide GLBT employee's group

Youth & AIDS Project - Minneapolis
Education, prevention, and care among youth at risk for HIV infection at the U of M
(612) 627-6820

Youth Link (formerly Project Offstreets)
Youth services, including GLBT youth outreach, support, recreation, HIV/STD prevention
(612) 252-1200

Youth Resource - Washington, DC
Website created by and for GLBTQA youth.


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