LGBTQ Support Resources

This information describes support resources available to LGBTQ patients and their loved ones.

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Support Groups and Community Organizations

American Cancer Society (ACS) Survivors Network: Gay Men Talk About Cancer
www.csn.cancer.org/forum/180
This online forum offers a place for gay men and their loved ones to discuss issues related to cancer.

American Cancer Society (ACS) Survivors Network: Lesbians Talk About Cancer
www.csn.cancer.org/forum/181
This online forum offers a place for lesbians and their loved ones to discuss issues related to cancer.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
www.callen-lorde.org
212-271-7200
The Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, regardless of their ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBTQ health issues. They have many health centers across New York City, so visit their website or call for more information.

 

CancerCare
www.cancercare.org/publications/209-coping_with_cancer_as_an_lgbt_person
800-813-4673
275 7th Avenue (Between West 25th & 26th Streets)
New York, NY 10001
Provides counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications, and financial help for people with cancer.

Destination Tomorrow
www.destinationtomorrow.org
452 E 149th Street, 3rd Floor
Bronx, NY, 10455
Destination Tomorrow is an LGBTQ community center located in the Bronx borough of New York City. It provides many services for the LGBTQ community such as medical and mental health services, career services, and support programs.

Fenway Health
www.fenwayhealth.org
Fenway Health is a community health center located in Boston, Massachusetts. Their site also provides education, training, and resources for LGBTQ community members and healthcare providers.

LGBT Caring Community Online Support Group
www.caregiver.org/lgbt-caring-community-online-support-group
This email-based discussion group offers a place for LGBTQ caregivers of adults with chronic health problems to discuss the unique issues of caring for their loved ones.

Malecare
www.malecare.org
Malecare is a men’s cancer survivor support and advocacy organization. It provides personal stories and education for cancer survivors, including resources for gay and bisexual men.

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Virtual Program: Life after Cancer Support Group for LGBTQ Survivors
www.mskcc.org/vp
This free, online support group for LGBTQ cancer survivors addresses adjustment to life after cancer treatment, including issues such as emotional adjustments, changes in physical functioning, altered self-image, persistent fatigue, isolation, and other post–treatment-related concerns. If you’re interested in joining a Virtual Program, visit our website at www.mskcc.org/vp for more information.

National LGBT Cancer Network
www.cancer-network.org
Provides education and resources for LGBT community members and training for healthcare providers on LGBT health risks.

National LGBT Cancer Project
www.lgbtcancer.org
Provides resources such as a clinical trial finder and resource center, stories of support, and other informational resources for members of the LGBT community.

SAGE: Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders
www.sageusa.org
212-741-2247
SAGE is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of older LGBT adults. SAGE offers supportive services and resources for older LGBT adults and their caregivers.

The Ali Forney Center
www.aliforneycenter.org
212- 222-3427
224 West 35th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
The Ali Forney Center is an agency in New York City that provides services for LGBTQ homeless youths.

 

The Big Groups
www.findhealthclinics.com/US/New-York/159912964020164/The-Big-Groups
The Big Groups are in-person support groups across New York City. They’re for patients facing life-threatening illnesses and their caregivers. For more information and to see their current schedule, visit their website.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center (The Center)
gaycenter.org
212-620-7310
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
The Center provides a variety of programs for the LGBTQ community. These include health and wellness programs, arts and cultural events, recovery and family support services.

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Other Resources

National Center for Transgender Equality
www.transequality.org
A resource for transgender people to learn how they can legally change their name in their home state and update their identification (ID). It also provides other logistical resources for transgender people on getting healthcare coverage and other information about their legal rights.

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Educational Resources:

The following text resources present possible health issues and risks that LGBTQ people should be aware of:

For other patient education resources, visit our virtual library at www.mskcc.org/pe.

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