The Reform Temple of Forest Hills

Local Resources for the LGBTQ Community

PFLAG NYC is the founding chapter of PFLAG, the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. PFLAG NYC’s mission is to create a better future for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults through a partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people. Support groups for people with gay & lesbian loved ones; transgender and gender non-conforming loved ones (TransFamilies Project); gender expansive and transgender school age children up to age 12 (Stepping Stones); LGBTQ loved ones of Asian descent (API Rainbow Parents). We also run a Safe Schools program in NYC public schools and are available to do corporate and non-profit staff trainings.

PFLAG Queens is the local chapter of PFLAG and meets here at RTFH. PFLAG Queens runs general LGBTQ support meetings.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBT health issues. or 212-271-7200.

Generation Q LGBT Center: Generation Q is an after school, drop-in center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth and allies, between the ages of 13 and 21. The program offers LGBTQ youth a friendly, safe environment with a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities as well as social support. Through the program, participants are connected with meaningful opportunities for advocacy and activism, event planning, peer education, community building, and leadership. Generation Q also has workshops, film screenings, support groups, writing classes, socials, arts activities, and more. Located in Rego Park @ Queens Community House:
110-01 62nd Drive, Forest Hills, NY
Director: Lindsey Duel:

Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project (GFP), founded in 2010, empowers youth, families and communities through gender affirming services, training and research. GFP provides support for transgender youth and gender expansive children and their families through our crucial and life-saving support groups, mental health services and trainings for schools, non-profit organizations and corporations. For information contact Deya Luna: / 212-879-4900 ext 370.
The LGBT Center: New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is a one-of-a-kind organization that empowers community members to lead healthy, successful lives. We proudly celebrate our community’s diversity and advocate for justice and opportunity. WE OFFER: • Health and wellness programs • Arts, entertainment and cultural events • Parenthood and family support services • Connection to community and resources 208 West 13th Street, NYC 212.620.7310

Queens Center for Gay Seniors: We are a LGBT Senior center for LGBT Older Adults in Queens, New York. We offer a hot and cold option senior lunch daily (Monday-Friday) from 12:30-1:30. We have a wide range of daily activities and classes. Our hours of operation are between 9:30 am-4:30 pm. A program of Queens Community House (718) 533-6459

The LGBT Network is an association of non-profit organizations working to serve the LGBT community of Long Island and Queens throughout the lifespan: Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Long Island LGBT Community Center (The Center), Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders – Long Island (SAGE-LI), and the Queens LGBT Community Center (Q Center).
Together, each organization works within The Network to end homophobia and transphobia, to provide a home and safe space for the LGBT community, and to advocate for equality. To see the large number of services available go to:

Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Keshet’s work is guided by a vision of a world where all Jewish organizations and communities are strengthened by LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programming, culture and leadership, and where Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live fully integrated Jewish lives. For more information visit:

Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) – One of the major concerns of the senior LGBT community is housing discrimination, both in terms of access to housing and the treatment they receive once there. Access to safe and equal-opportunity housing is a fundamental right, but in practice, LGBT members face larger obstacles in finding comfortable living situations. For more information, please visit the NHAC web site: