LGBTQ Resources

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Asexual (affectionately known as Alphabet Soup) – The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health stands behind the right of individuals to love who they want to love and identify how they want to identify.

Be it through marriage, commitment, celibacy, domestic partnership, polyamorous configurations, open relationships, or something not named here, everyone (as adults) has the right to define how they want to consensually enter into a relationship or not enter into one. One format does not fit everyone. The CSPH is committed to creating a safe environment for adults to disclose their personal relationships or identities.

Featured Resources

 Featured Resources:


GLBT Youth and Sex Workers
Ages 12-29
The Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center
Great resource for ALL kids – and young folks

Boston GLASS: A Program affiliated with The Justice Resource Institute

From their website: “We are a drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 25. We’re a safe space to hang out , make new friends, and just relax. We have board games, a TV with DVD player and documentaries, the David Bonnet computer stations, the Wainwright Resource library, a living room, and a kitchen where you can grab a bite to eat. We’re also a staff of full-time professionals here to offer support with things going on in your life. From coming out issues to health and relationships, there’s nothing you can’t talk to us about. We can help you answer questions and find the resources you need.”

North Central Transgender Alliance<

From their website: “Monthly support group meeting.
Our group meets on the second Thursday of every month in the North Central Massachusetts. This group is for all people who are transgender, transsexual or questioning. If you would like to attend or get more information please contact us at”

Fenway Community Health Center

Great programs for trans folks, GLB folks and community folks. Fenway provides walk in HIV testing, GLBT trans friendly and way services, as well as an insemination program for lesbians and surrogacy for gay men trying to locate birth moms. Great resource!


Gender Specialists in the New England Area:


Randi Kaufman, PsyD

1218 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 441-2100

Katy Weber Tierney, APRN

Joslin Diabetes Center
Affiliate at The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
860-224-5672 (o)
860-224-5956 (f)

Michele D. Paliotta, LICSW

120 Wayland Avenue, Suite 6
Providence, RI 02906

Irwin Krieger, LCSW

357 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Michelle Forcier

Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Coro West Suite 3055
1 Hoppin St.
Providence, RI 02903

Clair Kaplan, MSN/APRN, MHS, MT(ASCP)

Director of Clinical Research
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
345 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mobile: 203-393-6454
Office: 203-752-2864

Providence Office
111 Point St.
Providence, RI 02903

Charles Strauss, LICSW

175 Elm Street, Suite C2
Somerville, MA 02144

Gender Management Program at Children’s Hospital in Boston
Norman Spack MD – the founder and director of the program – also provides androgen blocking drugs to prevent the onset of puberty for trans kids considering gender congruent surgery. The Gender Management Service (GeMS) Clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston is a multidisciplinary clinic designed to treat the medical and psychosocial issues of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with disorders of sexual differentiation (DSDs). Our expert physicians and clinical staff work closely with your child and your family to find the treatment that works best for everyone involved.

Trans Youth Equality Foundation

The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families.

Their mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children. The foundation holds a few weekend and week long retreats for youth and families come from all over New England and beyond. TYEF holds support groups for parents and youth and leads teacher training workshops in public and private schools.

Susan Maasch, Director
Trans Youth Equality Foundation
c/o SMFA
10 Sheridan Street
Portland, Maine 04101
On Facebook: Trans Youth Equality Foundation


Gender Specialists in the Mid-Atlantic Area:


Randi Kaufman, PsyD

80 E. 11 St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 979-1110

Arlene Istar Lev LCSW-R, CASAC

Choices Counseling and Consulting
523 Western Ave. Suite 2A
Albany, NY 12203-1617



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