Legal Referrals and Resources Helpful Organizations

Helpful Organizations

Below is a list of organizations, some of which are linked to on the resource pages and others that are not, which may still be helpful to you. Some organizations are specific to New York/New York City though many of the organizations have resources that are useful beyond these locations.

This list is necessarily incomplete - suggest additional organizations via e-mail to


ACLU Lesbian/ Gay Rights Project

AIDS Center of Queens County

Ali Forney Center

Audre Lorde Project

Center for HIV Law and Policy

Coalition for the Homeless

Day One

Empire State Pride Agenda


Freedom to Marry

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT)

HIV Law Project

Housing Court Answers (formerly Citywide Task Force on Housing Court)

Housing Works

Human Rights Campaign

Immigration Equality


Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

Legal Aid Society

Legal Action Center

Marriage Equality New York

MFY Legal Services

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Employment Law Project (NELP)

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Lawyers Guild

New York City Anti-Violence Project

New York Civil Liberties Union

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

NYLAG LGBT Law Project


Peter Cicchino Youth Project- Urban Justice Center


Queers for Economic Justice

Rainbow Heights Club

Safe Horizon



Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

South Brooklyn Legal Services

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Door

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)

Unemployment Action Center

Urban Justice Center

Workplace Fairness