CNY Community Resources

ACR Health

Access Care and Resources for Health

Mary Doody, 315-475-2430
627 W. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
ACR works to prevent the incidence of HIV infections, enhance the quality of life for people infected/affected by HIV/AIDS, collaborate in communities to address HIV/AIDS related needs, and facilitate access to available resources.



Bob Forbes, 315-475-2430
627 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Connects men who have sex with men (MSM) to help build a stronger safer MSM community.Connect program is designed  and geared towards promoting self-esteem, healthier understanding of HIV/STDs, and a safer sex environment for MSM community; provides answers/support for adults; support groups for both HIV positive and negative. Connect works with men of color; offers HIV testing and STD screenings.

CNY Pride, Inc.

PO Box 6608, Syracuse, NY 13217
CNY PRIDE serves the Central New York lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and their allies through celebration, education, and advocacy.


Expressing Our Nature (EON)

Darlene Brown, 315-436-3983
A community service organization for the transgender community in Central New York, offering advocacy and support.


FACES/LGBT Community Liaison

Silky, 315-671-5844 or 315-558-8597 (cell)
401 South Ave Syracuse, New York 13204
FACES is an HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education Program of Southwest Community Center.

Friends of Dorothy House

Michael DeSalvo, 471-6853
212 Wayne St., Syracuse NY 13202
The Friends of Dorothy House provides hospice care for people with AIDS. Primary care givers Michael DeSalvo and Nick Orth work with Hospice of CNY to provide home care, medical care, and nurse visits for guests.


Central New York Chapter, New York Civil Liberties Union

Barrie Gewanter, 315-471-2821
753 James Street, Suite 8, Syracuse, New York 13203
The CNY Chapter of the NYCLU works to protect the rights guaranteed by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights through public education, advocacy, and litigation.


NYS Division of Human Rights

Akosua Valerie Y Woods, (315) 428-4641
333 East Washington Street, Room 543, Syracuse NY 13202 
Investigates discrimination complaints, bias related crimes, outreach and training on human rights issues.


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons (PFLAG) Syracuse

Teri Coon
PFLAG works to promote the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy.


Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region

Crystal Collette, 315-475-5540 x225
1120 East Genesee Street Syracuse, New York 13210
Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region (PPRSR) protects and supports every person¿s right to make voluntary, informed decisions about sexuality and reproduction in order to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. PPRSR strives to be the most trusted and reliable source for service and information regarding sexuality and reproductive health.


Pride and Joy Families

Vince Sgambati
Pride and Joy Families connects local LGBT families with a listserv for online discussions, family gatherings, and resources. It is a program of the Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, 124 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.  607.724.4308,


PEACE Inc ¿ Westside

Mary Smothers, 315-470-3352
200 Wyoming Street, Syracuse, NY
Provides a Safe Space Program monthly for LGBTA people who live on Syracuse¿s Westside.


Q Law: The LGBTQ Law Association of CNY

Mary Traynor, Esq., 315 263-0787                                        
Works to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in the justice system; promote LGBTQ legal professionals in central New York; educate the legal community and the public on LGBTQ-specific legal issues; and support judges who support equal civil rights for LGBTQ persons. We serve LGBTQ attorneys, paralegals, legal advocates, law students, court employees, and all others in the legal profession throughout Central New York.


Q Center @ ACR

627 W. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
The Q Center serves LGBTQ young people and their allies ages 13 through 22, offering educational and social events, HIV education, a Cyber Center, computer literacy classes, counseling, arts programs, and tutoring.


The Queering Education Research Institute (QuERI) and Reduction of Stigma in Schools (RSIS) Program

Elizabethe Payne, Ph.D., 315-443-3343
350 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244
QuERI bridges the gap between research and practice in the teaching of LGBTQ students and the creation of affirming schools and environments for LGBTQ young people. The Reduction of Stigma in Schools (RSIS) is a QuERI program that provides professional development and student programs to area schools in support of LGBTQ students and families. QuERI is an independent faculty program working in collaboration with the SU School of Education.


Sage Upstate

Kim Dill, 315-478-1923
PO Box 6271, Syracuse, NY 13217
Sage Upstate Center: 431 E. Fayette St. Syracuse, NY 13202
SAGE/Upstate works to address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors with health and wellness services, educational outreach, and social programs.

Syracuse Cultural Workers

Erin Davies, 315-476-1132
400 Lodi St., Syracuse NY 13203
An educational and cultural organization founded to help sustain a culture that honors diversity and celebrates community.


Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus

Justin Sawyers, 315-476-4329
PO Box 6796, Syracuse, NY 13217
A community choral ensemble of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, dedicated to providing and performing quality choral music which reflects the diverse nature of our community and serves to unite us with the wider community around us.


Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center

Chase Catalano, 315-443-3983
750 Ostrom Ave. Syracuse, NY 13244   
Provides education, advocacy, support, and safe space for LGBT and allied students, staff, faculty, parents, and alumni of Syracuse University.  


Syracuse University LGBT Studies Program

Margaret Himley, 315-443-4947
Andrew London, 315-443-5067
Offers courses to learn about the LGBT experience, history, and scholarship, and explore fundamental questions about sexualities, bodies, identities, communities, social movements, and liberation politics.


Syracuse University Senate LGBT Committee

Andrew London, 315-443-5067
Chase Catalno, 315-443-3983
Works to improve the campus climate for LGBT faculty, staff, and students.


The Center - Cortland LGBT Resource Ctr.

Pam Walker, 607-756-8970
29 Central Ave., Cortland, NY  13045
The first ever LGBT resource center in Cortand.  Provides support, safe space, education, advocacy & essential services linkage to the LGBT community, families and support systems. 

Transgender Health Services Network of Central New York transgender care group was birthed in recognition of the prominence of transgender people in the Syracuse area and surrounding central New York communities. Our team presently consists of an internist, pediatrician, pharmacist/FTM advisor, psychotherapists, and voice therapist. We subscribe to the WPATH (formerly, Harry Benjamin) Standards of Care as the framework for our protocol. Our purpose is to provide a network of professional resources in our geographic region, which would allow transgender persons options for care locally.


Unity Coalition of Oswego

Mary Gillen
Coalition of community members and organization representatives working to make Oswego County a positive place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, and questioning youth and their families and friends. For more information contact OCO Youth Services (315-342-7532) or BOCES/APPS (315-963-4360).


Roslyn Rasberry/Akosua Valerie Y Woods, 315-478-1923
PO Box 6271, Syracuse, NY 13217
Sage Upstate Center: 501 James St.
Monthly social/support/educational program of SAGE-Upstate for aging LGBTQ people of color. 


Vera House

24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Crisis & Support Line


Tiffany Braley, 315-425-0818
6181 Thompson Rd, Suite 100, Syracuse 13206
A comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, and counseling services for women, children & men, education and prevention programs, and community coordination.