||BLISS CARES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing the spread of HIV, hepatitis, and STDs. We strive to serve everyone who walks through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. Through our programs, we provide underserved patients with access to STD treatment and prevention, with a focus on sexual health. Individuals eligible for financial assistance with BLISS CARES will receive complimentary or reduced-cost healthcare through a specialized clinic, called BLISS Health.
||Bisexual/Pansexual, Healthcare, Insurance, Transgender, Youth|
||Securing equality and justice for Florida's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community.
|LGBTQ Healthcare Directory
||Free, searchable database of all kinds of doctors, medical professionals and healthcare providers who are knowledgeable and sensitive to the unique health needs of LGBTQ+ people in the USA and Canada. LGBTQ+ patients deserve healthcare providers who they can be open and honest with —free from fear of stigma or bias. The simple act of connecting patients with care is a solution to this problem.
||Healthcare, Suicide Prevention, Transgender|
|Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA!)
||Provides a non-exploitative, safe, drug and alcohol free, social outlet for youth ages 13 to 24 who are grappling with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning issues. Parents are welcome to attend with their child.
||Education, Social, Youth|
|Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit
||The Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit (OYES) is an annual free event presented by the City of Orlando in collaboration with local governments and LGBTQ+ community organizations to empower Central Florida LGBTQ+ youth, community members and allies with the resources and education to bring about understanding, acceptance and inclusion.
||Coalitions, Community, Education, Parenting/Caregiving, Students, Youth|
|OUT Sports League
||Orlando United Together (OUT) | OUT Sports League is an LGBTQ+ recreational sports league that serves Orlando and Central Florida. The league was created in the years after Pulse, originally through Varsity Gay League, to provide a safe, social, and accepting in person alternative to bars and apps for members of the LGBTQ+ to meet and interact. We strive to develop a friendly, diverse community through organized sports leagues, social events and philanthropy. We value each player for who they are and what they bring to our community.
||Bisexual/Pansexual, Community, Social, Sports Leagues, Transgender|
|Q Chat Space
||A Community for LGBTQ+ Teens. Find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care.
||Our mission is to provide top quality comprehensive primary healthcare options for LGBTQA+ individuals.
||Healthcare, Insurance, Mental Health, Transgender|
||Healthcare, Insurance, Mental Health, Support, Transgender, Youth|
|American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – LGBT Rights
||The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.
|American Physiological Association – LBGT Resources
||APA has made a significant contribution to the understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people since first dedicating staff time to these populations in 1987.
||Education, Healthcare, Support, Transgender|
|Aspire Health Partners
||Community partner in comprehensive, cost-effective behavioral healthcare, we leverage our collective experience and knowledge to focus on individual recovery, while preserving and respecting the dignity of the people we serve.
|Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
||This Central Florida Chapter serves professional fundraisers in Lake, Osceola, Orange and Seminole counties.
|Campus Pride Index
||National Listing of LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities
|CDC – LGBT Youth Resources
||Resources for LGBT Youth and Their Friends. Resources for Educators and School Administrators.
||Education, Healthcare, Support, Transgender, Youth|
|Central Florida Community Arts
||Musical Arts organization that believes every artist of every age should have a cultural platform to connect, serve, & perform!
|Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association
||Integrated group to support, assist, and encourage gay and lesbian attorneys, legal professionals, and law students, and provide support and resources to the community at large on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues.
|Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band & Color Guard
||Central Florida's LBGTQ community concert band, marching band and color guard.
||Community, Fine Arts|
|Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
||COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.
||Community, Transgender, Youth|
|Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards
||The Colin Higgins Foundation is dedicated to supporting LQBTQ youth in underserved communities and the programs and organizations that foster and build their leadership and empowerment. In addition to its occasional grantmaking activities, the Foundation annually awards the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards for bravery in the face of discrimination, intolerance and bigotry based on sexual orientation and/or gender. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded over 660 grants totaling over $5.8 million dollars to further the humanitarian vision of its founder, Colin Higgins.
|Come Out with Pride
||Non-profit organization made up of an all volunteer board and production team inspired to make an impact in our LGBTQ+ community by sponsoring our annual Orlando Pride Parade.
||Largest provider of services to young people and adults facing homelessness and survivors of human trafficking in the Americas, is committed to ensuring that all of our houses across our movement are welcoming, affirming, and safe for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning.
||Homeless, Support, Youth|
|First United Methodist Church of Orlando
||Our gracious facility host, where our chapter has been meeting every month since 1994.
||Our gracious web hosting provider.
|Gender Identity in Florida Today (GIFT)
||Offers a safe network environment for the transgender community, their families, friends and supporters. We are committed to bringing awareness of transgender issues to the public and working for full human rights for all members of the LGBT community.
||GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.
||Advocacy, Bullying, Support, Transgender|
||Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.
||Advocacy, Bullying, Education, Support, Transgender, Youth|
||GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
||Education, Social, Youth|
|Hope & Help
||To inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action against HIV/AIDS.
|Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
||As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
||Safer Sex Resources -- Want more info about Truvada® as PrEP and where to get it? Need an easy way to #starttheconvo with your doctor?
|It Gets Better Project
||The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
||Bullying, Community, Support, Transgender, Youth|
||National organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
|Making Gay History Podcast (Archive)
||Bring the voices of LGBTQ history to life through intimate conversations with champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.
|MBA Orlando (Metropolitan Business Association)
||Central Florida’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce dedicated to the pursuit of equality through economics.
||Advocacy, Community, Social, Support|
|One Orlando Alliance
||One Orlando Alliance unifies and empowers LGBTQ+ organizations in Central Florida
|Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC)
||One of the largest mixed LGBT choirs in the country. In addition to the full chorus, OGC has four small ensembles that perform at the annual concerts and cabarets, as well as at community and private events.
||Community, Fine Arts|
|Out & Equal
||Out & Equal is the worlds' premier nonprofit dedicated to achieving global LGBT workplace equality.
||Learn about our chapter's national founding parent organization.
|PFLAG Broward / Ft. Lauderdale
|PFLAG Melbourne Space Coast
|PFLAG of Jacksonville
|PFLAG of Lakeland / Polk County
|PFLAG Palm Beach
|PFLAG Wesley Chapel / Pasco
|Rollins College – Spectrum
||Spectrum is the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Sexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Asexual, & Ally Alliance of Rollins College.
|STOMP Out Bullying
||The leading national anti-bullying and cyber-bullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S.
||Advocacy, Bullying, Support, Transgender, Youth|
||LGBT youth and those perceived as LGBT are at an increased risk of being bullied. There are important and unique considerations for strategies to prevent and address bullying of LGBT youth.
||Advocacy, Bullying, Transgender, Youth|
|Straight Spouse Network (SSN)
||SSN is an international organization that provides personal, confidential support and information for heterosexual spouses/partners, current or former, of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates.
|Suicide Prevention Lifeline
||The LGBTQ+ community is diverse and strong, but may be disproportionately at-risk for suicidal feelings and other mental health struggles because of the discrimination and prejudice they too often are up against. This section has information and resources for yourself and to help support loved ones who are LGBTQ+.
||Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Support|
||Orlando’s Transgender Professionals Resource Group. Chartered by MBA Orlando and Lockheed Martin PRIDE.
||Advocacy, Support, Transgender|
|TED Talks – Coming Out
||Powerful, personal stories of sharing one's true identity with the world.
||Education, Healthcare, Support|
||Central Florida's LGBTQ Community Center... transforming our community by inspiring and connecting people and organizations, promoting acceptance and inclusion, empowering them to achieve their potential.
||Advocacy, Community, Education, Healthcare, Social, Support, Transgender|
|TransFamily Support Services >> Transgender Insurance Assistance
||TransFamily Support Services is here to help you navigate your insurance questions and help guide you
|University of Central Florida – LBGTQ Services
||UCF LBGTQ Services connects our diverse student population to opportunities, resources, and each other to achieve the vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBTQ+ people and its allies.
|Valencia College Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
||Safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.
||Watermark LBGTQ Newspaper is printed every other Thursday, and distributed to more than 500 locations throughout Orlando, Tampa Bay, Sarasota and throughout the state.
||Advocacy, Community, Social, Support|
||A network of organizations which provide services to LGBTQ youth. These organizations assess & support youth in need of shelter if homeless, emotional or spiritual guidance, medical services, or education ~ regardless of their circumstances.
||Community, Healthcare, Homeless, Social, Support, Youth|