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 Community-Based Organizations


Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list, and is normally only updated once a year. If you know of an organization or resource that should be added, please contact ogsd@tulane.edu.


Arts & Culture

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
504-569-9070
1712 Oretha C Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
Organization that creates and supports programs, activities, and creative works emphasizing the contributions of people of African descent. Provides opportunities for art presentations, community development, artist support, and the creation of partnerships that amplify outreach and support efforts. 

Last Call: New Orleans Dyke Bar History Project
504-507-0364
Contact Form
A multiracial and intergenerational collective of queer artists, activists, and archivists who are fascinated by the rich history of lesbian-centered spaces in New Orleans and deeply troubled by their slow and eventual extinction. Four interwoven components: a digital archive of full-length interviews, a podcast series culling these interviews into curated stories, a live performance that honors these stories, and community events that bring together queer people across lines of race, class, gender identity and generational difference.

LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana
1308 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116
Mission: To promote and encourage the protection and preservation of materials that chronicle the culture and history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community of Louisiana.

LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater
LOUD, formerly known as the New Orleans Queer Youth Theater, is an engaging space where LGBTQIA youth and their allies can cultivate tools for self-expression through the process of devising original theater. Guided by four core values: solidarity, undoing racism, devised theater and youth leadership. Produces one show a year that is developed through a rigorous, youth-led ensemble process, highlighting themes such as police violence, intersectional identity, combating injustice and building solidarity. 

FAB Books
504-947-3700
600 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Well-stocked LGBTIQA bookstore that also carries local titles and holds regular book signings and readings. Hours are 12PM-10PM every day.

Wildseeds: The New Orleans Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective
nolawildseeds@gmail.com
A feminist-of-color collective that uses speculative fiction and art as a resource for social change. Their work, steeped in Black feminist traditions of survival and healing, engages Octavia Butler and other speculative, sci-fi, and fantastical authors and artists of color. They use their creative outputs as tools to engage in social justice work, cultural arts programming, collaborative art-making, and community building.


Health, Wellness, & Mental Well-Being

Click HERE for a list of various types of care providers in the New Orleans area that are experienced in providing care to trans individuals.

Adolescent Drop-In Health Services
504-584-1112
611 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112
Provides primary, reproductive, mental, and urgent health care to adolescents ages 14-23, especially homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness. For check-ups, immunizations, and HIV/STD testing, stop by Monday-Friday 1PM-4PM. For birth control, STD testing and treatment, health education, and pregnancy testing, we are open Mondays and Wednesdays 5pm-8pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm.

Causeway Medical Clinic
504-837-1272
3044 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, LA 70002
This clinic provides abortions and abortion counseling. All clinic services are confidential.

A Counseling Cooperative
504-836-0000
3001 5th St. #300, Metairie, LA 70002
This coalition of licensed counselors offers counseling services to the LGBTIQA community, their families, and LGBTIQA couples. Experienced in dealing with couple issues, coming out, grief, identity issues, and other special topics.

Crescent Care
504-207-2273
3308 Tulane Ave. New Orleans, LA, 70119
Provides a "medical home" for underserved communities, including the LGBTQ community, from primary care and pediatrics to dentistry, behavioral health, and preventative services.

The Movement
2610 Esplanade Avenue, Suite 2B, New Orleans, LA
JOIN THE MOVEMENT! The Movement is a community center that provides HIV prevention activities for young black gay/bisexual men between the ages of 13 and 29.

NO/AIDS Task Force
504-821-2601
2601 Tulane Ave, Suite 500, New Orleans, LA 70119
Strives to reduce the spread of HIV infection and provides services to HIV-affected individuals. Offers over 35 programs including but not limited to housing, mental health, HIV and STI testing, pharmacy, and peer support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Also operates the Food for Friends program (2533 Columbus Street), which delivers meals to those affected by HIV/AIDS and runs the statewide HIV/AIDS Hotline (504-821-6050). 

New Orleans Lambda Center
info@nolambda.org
628 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117
LGBTIQA-friendly recovery meetings and various 12-step program meetings are held 7 days a week. Check our online calendar for our various meetings such as AA< Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, and others.

Planned Parenthood
504-897-9200
4018 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Walk-in services include pregnancy testing, pill refills, emergency contraception, and HIV testing. All other services require an appointment. Hours are Mondays 11AM-7PM, Tuesday-Friday 9AM-5PM, and Saturday 9AM-2PM. If you need emergency contraception (morning after pill), you can walk in any time the health center is open.

Women's Health Care Center
504-899-6010
2701 General Pershing Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
This clinic provides medical and surgical abortions and abortion counseling. Staff is all female.

 

Justice

BreakOUT!
504-252-9025
BreakOUT! seeks to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth ages 13-25 and directly impacted by the criminal justice system through youth organizing, healing justice, and leadership development programs to build a safer and more just New Orleans.

City of New Orleans Human Relations Commission
504-658-4020
1300 Perdido Street, Room 8E07, New Orleans, LA 70112
Municipal agency which enforces the City's Human Relations Rights Laws. Works to end discrimination and promote equal human rights. Has citywide authority and accepts complaints from all citizens and visitors to New Orleans who believe they have been discriminated against, including grounds of gender identification or sex and sexual orientation.

Equality Louisiana (EQLA)
"Equality Louisiana advocates for policy and legislative change to achieve full legal and lived equality for all LGBT people and to create a more fair and just Louisiana."

Forum for Equality
504-569-9156
4035 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70125
Advocates for LGBTIQA equality through the establishment of fair and equitable laws and the elimination of discriminatory laws and hate crimes, supporting families, and ensuring safe schools for all.

Human Rights Campaign New Orleans
Diverse volunteer group working for LGBTIQA equality in Louisiana.

New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice
504-309-5165
217 N. Prieur St., New Orleans, LA 70112
Dedicated to organizing workers across race and industry to build the power and participation of workers and communities. We organize day laborers, guest workers, and homeless residents to build movement for dignity and rights in the post-Katrina landscape.

NOAGE - New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders
504-517-2345
3502 South Carrollton Avenue, Suite C, New Orleans, LA 70117
New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders (NOAGE), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was created from a steering committee of concerned residents and older adult service providers to address the challenges facing LGBT older adults in the New Orleans Area.

PFLAG New Orleans
504-862-5912
PO Box 15515, New Orleans, LA 70175
Promotes the health and well-being of the LGBTIQA community and provides support to their friends and families.

Puentes New Orleans
504-821-7228
4205 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Promotes active civic engagement in the areas of education, criminal justice, open governance, economic asset building, and leadership development. Strives to make New Orleans and Louisiana more immigrant-friendly.

Women With a Vision
504-301-0428
1001 South Broad Street, Suite 206, New Orleans, LA 70125
Local community-based nonprofit, created for and by women of color in 1989, that has become New Orleans' premier women's health organization, combining service & advocacy, focusing on Sex Worker Rights, Drug Policy Reform, HIV+ Women's Advocacy, and Reproductive Justice Outreach.

 

Legal/Social Services & Housing

ACLU New Orleans
504-522-0617
The American Civil Liberties Union is a national organization that fights to protect the rights of all citizens. This organization works for LGBTIQA rights and is working to implement more anti-discrimination laws.

CrescentCare Legal Services
504-568-1631
2601 Tulane Avenue, Suite 500, New Orleans, LA 70119
Those living with HIV/AIDS in the New Orleans area can seek free legal help from CrescentCare Legal Services.

Belle Reve
504-945-9455
3017 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70117
Provides transitional and permanent housing and support services to families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

The Brotherhood
504-947-4100
2714 Canal St. #503, New Orleans, LA 70119
Operates Trinity House, which provides transitional and permanent housing for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
504-523-3755
1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 200, New Orleans, LA 70113
Provides HIV peer support for recovering substance abusers -- contact Fleta Garsaud at 504-835-5007, ext. 1. For AIDS Housing, contact Lois Falk at 504-523-3755, ext. 2623.

Covenant House
504-584-1111
611 North Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70012
The Crisis Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide housing for youth ages 16-21 in crisis. Other services include case management, health services, counseling, educational and employment services.

Crescent House Healing and Empowerment Center
504-866-7481
1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 200, New Orleans, LA 70113
Operated by the Catholic Charities Archdiocese, Crescent House provides free domestic violence and sexual assault services to the LGBTIQA community of Orleans Parish, including safe housing options and a 24-hour crisis hotline at 504-866-9554.

FACES
504-821-4611
200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
The Family Advocacy, Care, and Education Services Program is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS social services focused on women and their families in the Greater New Orleans area. Program operates out of the Children's Hospital.

Project Lazarus
504-949-3609
2824 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70117
Provides transitional housing and services to people living with AIDS who can no longer live independently.

 

Religious & Spiritual

First Unitarian Universalist Church
504-866-9010
5212 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
Provides Christian church services that welcome all people. "We are a welcoming congregation, a liberal religion, accepting of all, passionate about social justice, and the beautiful city we inhabit. Join us on our quest for truth." Dress code is casual, and worship services are held on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM.

Metropolitan Community Church of New Orleans
504-270-1622
6200 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
Christian church with a special mission to the LGBTIQA community, believing that all people should be celebrated. Worship services are held at 10 AM on Sundays.

Temple Sinai
504-861-3102
6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
Reform Jewish temple providing Shabbat services on Fridays at 6:15 PM and Saturdays at 10:15 AM.

 

Social

BreakOUT!
504-252-9025
BreakOUT! seeks to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth ages 13-25 and directly impacted by the criminal justice system through youth organizing, healing justice, and leadership development programs to build a safer and more just New Orleans.

Gay New Orleans
Gay New Orleans is a website operated by The Ambush, a local gay newspaper. The site offers information about LGBTQ-themed events in the city, as well as LGBTQ-friendly accommodations, dining, entertainment, and businesses.

GrrlSpot
GrrlSpot is a monthly pop-up lesbian & queer bar, open to all people over 21 regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Last Call: New Orleans Dyke Bar History Project
504-507-0364
Contact Form
A multiracial and intergenerational collective of queer artists, activists, and archivists who are fascinated by the rich history of lesbian-centered spaces in New Orleans and deeply troubled by their slow and eventual extinction. Four interwoven components: a digital archive of full-length interviews, a podcast series culling these interviews into curated stories, a live performance that honors these stories, and community events that bring together queer people across lines of race, class, gender identity and generational difference.

LGBT Community Center of New Orleans
Local LGBT center with a mission to provide resources and advocacy that foster community development and social and economic justice efforts. Aims to create a Greater New Orleans area where gender and sexuality minorities are equitable and empowered.

Louisiana Trans Advocates
225-366-7582
Louisiana Trans Advocates is the first statewide transgender advocacy and social support organization in Louisiana. At this point, there are two basic ways to get involved in LTA. LTA has social support meetings in Metairie every third Sunday of the month from 2-4pm at 4721 Loveland St. LTA also does advocacy work across the state at the institutional and governmental levels to make policies and legislation trans inclusive. They also have a trans-inclusive medical provider list HERE.

ME + U
504-267-4288
2610 Esplanade Avenue, Suite 2B, New Orleans, LA
ME + U is a social group for young gay and bisexual black men. Through regular meetings, the group seeks to build a greater sense of community for black gay and bi men while also promoting safe sex. We plan regular events and activities in the community and also have regular gatherings at our space on Esplanade Ave. Come hang out, meet new people, and get involved along the way!

New Orleans Gay Men's Chorus
504-322-7007
PO Box 19365, New Orleans, LA 70179
All gay men are welcome to join the NOGMC. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 PM. For more information, email nogmc@aol.com.
 


Sports

The Big Easy Roller Girls
One of the Greater NOLA derby teams, the Big Easy Roller Girls are a proud member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) as part of the South Central Region. Check their website for more information on how to participate with or watch them.

Crescent City Derby Devils
The newest derby league in NOLA, the Derby Devils are open to all genders in order to offer an opportunity for anyone to participate in roller derby. They follow regulations set by the WFTDA.

Greater New Orleans's Women's Soccer League
Any woman aged 17 and older may participate int he GNOWSL, which is queer-friendly. Any ladies interested in playing in the season should contact Rachel Riser, rmriser13@gmail.com.

Ladies, Trans, Sissy Plan B Bike Project
504-272-7266
1024 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, LA 70116
The New Orleans Community Bike Project provides a weekly night where women and others that don't fit under the traditional "dude" description can comfortably learn from each other about bikes and bike maintenance. "Ladies, Trans, & Sissies Only" nights held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, from 5-8PM.

New Orleans Women's Rugby Team -- The "Half-moons"
This ladies-only, extremely queer friendly rugby team is a Division II team in the Deep South Matrix and is always seeking new players, supporters, and matches. Check website for dates and details on how to get involved.

NOLA Softball League
NSL is a non-profit softball organization promoting and supporting the LGBT community in New Orleans.

Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188 studnaff@tulane.edu