State and Local Resources

ACLU of North Carolina is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving the guarantees of individual liberty found in the Constitution and laws of the U.S. and the state of North Carolina.

The Adam Foundation (Winston-Salem) promotes the identity, strength, and well-being of the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, and supports organizations serving persons living with HIV and AIDS.

AIDS Care Services of Winston-Salem is a nonprofit health and social services agency providing a broad range of programs and services for clients throughout Northwest North Carolina infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The service area includes Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties.

The AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) is an AIDS Service Organization committed to improve/maintain the health status of persons living with HIV in the nine-county service area: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.

Alternative Resources of the Triad (ART) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to be actively involved with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ) community of the Triad (Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, NC and surrounding communities).

Blue Ridge Pride educates, promotes, and celebrates the LGBTQ community in Asheville and Western North Carolina.

Campaign for Southern Equality, based in Asheville, is a national effort to assert full humanity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in American life and to increase support for LGBT rights with free Community Law Workshops, and support response services.

Cantaria is a Greensboro-based organization dedicated to supporting GSAFE youth. LGBTQIA provides an environment in which YouthSAFE youth (ages 14-18) come together to build community with one another, share resources, and build skills for responding creatively to the world around them. The group meets every third Thursday evening at Higher Ground House in Greensboro under the supervision of at least one approved adult facilitator.

Carolina Coverage is the private practice of Julie M. Austen, Ph.D., an ECU Alumna, which is dedicated to working with people who identify across the gender spectrum, along with their families and partners. The practice offers counseling, assessments, and various support letter services. In-person services are offered at the South Durham location, as well as video-conferencing sessions for North Carolina residents.

The Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group – The Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group (CTHCG) is a multi-disciplinary team of licensed medical and mental health providers who work with gender-diverse individuals of all ages in the Charlotte and surrounding area. CTHCG was founded with the intent to provide a forum for education and consultation for local healthcare professionals working with transgender individuals and their families.

Charlotteans Youth of OUTright Valley serves Catawba Valley with a unique, youth-centered, safe environment for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) youth ages 12-20, and their allies, to come together, receive unconditional support, and make friends who understand who they are as they struggle with sexual orientation, gender identity and other issues.

The Guilford Green Foundation (Greensboro) seeks to provide funding for qualified organizations or institutions serving Guilford County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Keelee Macphee MD – Based in Raleigh and working with the transgender and non-binary patient population since 2005, Dr. MacPhee has seen first-hand the positive and profound effects that surgical reconstruction can have on a person’s life. She describes her transgender work as the most rewarding aspect of her practice, and she is grateful for the ability to help patients transition to the bodies that align with who they truly are.

Kings and Queens Bowling is the longest-running LGBT bowling league in the Carolinas. The league bowls every Thursday evening in Raleigh.

LGBT Center of Raleigh – The LGBT Center of Raleigh was created to strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina.

LGBTQ Law Center: The Freedom Center for Social Justice provides legal representation and legal advocacy to LGBTQ people throughout North Carolina, regardless of income. Its vision is to educate, empower, and advocate for LGBTQ people throughout North Carolina.

LGBT Rights ToolKit – The LGBTQ Rights Toolkit website is brought to you by the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE). CSE is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and works across the South to promote full LGBTQ equality – both legal and lived.

NC Pride is the organization responsible for the LGBT Pride celebration celebrated in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and LGBTQIA for over 30 years.

The NC Pride Band, a nonprofit organization, is an inclusive organization uniting communities through a shared love of music. Formerly known as the NC Pride Marching Band, or Carrboro, the NC Pride Band now includes a marching band, a concert band, and a jazz ensemble. Founded in 1987, The North Carolina Pride Marching Band was formed as a lesbian drum corps using traditional Latin and African hand drums. In 1996, the band took a new direction and formed as a standard marching band with brass and woodwind instruments, and marching percussion.

NC Transgender Unity provides information and resources for transgender people, significant others, and friends of transgender people. All transgender support groups, political organizations, and other LGBT organizations in the state of North Carolina are promoted and encouraged.

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys (NCPMB), founded in 1995, is a statewide professional organization for North Carolina’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Through its members and activities, NCGALA provides attorney referrals, visibility, and support for the LGBT community.

The North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGALA) is the second largest gay, lesbian, and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. The NCGLFF celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay and lesbian life, helps bring the community together, and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

One Voice Chorus brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and LGBT-affirming people together to celebrate our lives in song. Since 1989, when five NCGLFF met to form the Chorus, One Voice has grown into an important source of strength for the Charlotte community. The 25 singers at our first rehearsal in January, 1990 have become a joyous and dedicated group of over 70 singers, support members, and paid musical staff.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Catawba & Craven Counties in NC is committed to the health and well-being of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in our families and communities.

PFLAG-Greensboro – PFLAG Greensboro, founded in 1993, is the Greensboro chapter of PFLAG National and provides support for those who seek it, education though outreach to other organizations, and advocates in the Triad, as well as state and federal legislatures.

PFLAG-Triangle is open to all people in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. If you are a parent or friend struggling to understand and accept a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender loved one, or if you are an LGBT individual seeking an affirming community within which to explore and grow, PFLAG Triangle is here to support you. If you are a friend or ally seeking to advocate on behalf of equal rights, you are welcome at PFLAG-Triangle.

PFLAG Winston-Salem Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights.

Pitt County Aids Service Organization (Carteret) works to prevent the transmission of HIV through educational outreach and testing in Pitt County and the surrounding counties of Eastern North Carolina. PiCASO provides assistance to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in our community.

PiCASO-Notes is the LGBT arts, entertainment, and news publication based in Charlotte. It is the largest and most trusted source of news, politics, opinion, entertainment, art, lifestyle, and community events for LGBT North Carolinians and South Carolinians.

Safe Schools NC is a statewide partnership of organizations and individuals dedicated to eliminating bullying, harassment, and discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity in North Carolina schools.

Salisbury Pride builds safe, inclusive communities in Rowan County and the surrounding areas with an emphasis on acceptance and valuing individuals of all sexual orientations or gender identities by providing opportunities for positive visibility in and around the community; providing a safe environment that permits the expression of diverse perspectives; and education for the purpose of cultivating harmony within the community.

Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South.

Triad Gender Association is a social support group for all transgender-identified individuals regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation in the Greensboro area.

Triad Health Project (Q) is one of the largest AIDS service organizations in North Carolina, with a culturally diverse staff of nearly 20 and a volunteer base that exceeds five hundred. As the primary community service provider in Guilford County, THP offers Case Management, the Higher Ground day center, a Client Food Pantry, Education and Prevention Outreach, and HIV testing.

Triad Pride Men’s Chorus, based in Greensboro, performs choral music to entertain, enlighten, and enrich while promoting equality and social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity-fostering pride, understanding and acceptance.

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus (THP) is a nonprofit performing arts organization that seeks to offer quality men’s choral music that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Youth TGMC is a youth advocacy and leadership organization dedicated to providing affirmation, information, support and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth of ages 14-23 in 18 counties in Western North Carolina. Youth OUTright wants LGBTQ youth to be self confident, compassionate about their neighbors, and to instill in them a passion for stewardship in their community and the world.