This site has been created in collaboration with multiple community members in Rhode Island and nearby in hopes of gathering as many LGBTQ+ resources in one place as possible. Many of the resources listed are geared towards children, adolescents, young adults, and parents/families. The resources are for any and all gender diverse identities and individuals, including trans*, non binary, gender fluid, questioning, agender, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, and all other identities; as well as allies, family members, and friends of gender diverse individuals.
If you are looking for something specific, try using the “Search” bar at the top of the page. Or, feel free to explore any page that interests you! Questions, comments, feedback, and concerns are always welcome. You can use the “Feedback” button on the bottom left corner of the page or the “Questions” page.
The providers shared on this site are not guaranteed to be supportive or knowledgeable in all areas, rather they have been recommended by members of the community or community groups, or the provider has self-identified as LGBTQ+ inclusive. Please let us know if you have had a positive or negative experience with any of the providers listed using the Feedback button so we can update our site.
A note about language
This site is written in hopes of being inclusive to all identities, LGBTQ+ and others. We know that language is important, and the writers of this site have done their best to use the most up to date, inclusive terms. If you feel any words used need to be updated or changed, please let us know.
On the word “Queer”: Isn’t queer a bad word? & What does queer mean? & History of the word queer
For a glossary of LGBTQ+ related terms, check out PFLAG’s list.
Looking for Massachusetts resources? Check out https://ma-lgbtq.org.
Note: An updated Standards of Care for LGBTQ+ Healthcare (WPATH SOC8) has been released! The creators of this site are carefully reviewing these updated standards of care. Please note a majority of providers and insurance companies will continue to use the previous version, SOC7, in the interim.
News & Updates
June 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Community Training: Working with Trans & Gender Diverse Individuals
This training is specifically tailored to address the unique challenges faced by transgender victims, acknowledging the intersectional nature of their identities and the particular barriers they may encounter when seeking help or accessing resources. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence within transgender relationships and develop strategies to provide culturally sensitive and inclusive support.
- Understanding Gender Identity and Transgender Experiences: Participants will explore the diverse experiences of transgender individuals and gain insights into the unique challenges they face within the context of domestic violence.
- Dynamics of Domestic Violence in Transgender Relationships: This module will delve into the dynamics and patterns of abuse within transgender relationships, including power imbalances, control tactics, and the impact of societal biases and discrimination.
- Intersectionality and Addressing Disparities: This module will highlight the intersectionality of identities and the specific challenges faced by transgender individuals from marginalized communities, such as people of color, immigrants, or those with disabilities.
- Building Effective Allies: Participants will learn practical strategies to become effective allies for transgender victims, including active listening, promoting self-determination, and advocating for systemic change.
Evan Jones is the SOAR Works Disability Coordinator at Sojourner House and passionate in the community. As a proud and open transgender individual, Evan is dedicated to challenging the harmful misinformation and discrimination that often targets queer individuals. Through activism, education, and direct action, Evan works tirelessly to defend the rights and promote well-being of the LGBTQ+ and other oppressed communities.
Victoria Threshier (she/they) is the LGBTQ+ Advocate for Sojourner House. They earned a Bachelors of Arts from Rhode Island College in May of 2022 after majoring in Gender and Women’s Studies and minoring in Queer Studies. In their role, Victoria helps LGBTQ+
survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Her work includes
running the organizations LGBTQ+ shelter, being the co-chair of the HIV team, facilitating
LGBTQ+ trainings, and providing case management for community members.
Free – $100
June 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Community Training: Queer American History
The objectives of this presentation are to examine the history of queer communities, their struggles, and triumphs throughout history, and to gain a deeper understanding of the evolution of Queer Liberation and the development of the modern-day Gay Rights movement. This includes exploring pre-colonial queer history, the impact of colonialism, the criminalization and pathologizing of queer identities, the role of free love and radical ideas in promoting queer liberation, and examining the equal rights movements that influenced the development of the modern-day Gay Rights movement.
- Develop an awareness that queer individuals have existed throughout history.
- Explore the history of queer communities prior to colonization.
- Uncover the roots of queer identity during the colonial period.
- Recognize the historical barriers faced by the queer community.
- Understand the criminalization and pathologization of queer identities.
- Gain an appreciation for the triumphs and accomplishments of the queer community throughout the centuries.
- Study the role of free love and radical ideas in promoting queer liberation.
- Examine the equal rights movements that influenced the development of the modern-day Gay Rights movement.
Saturday, June 17th, 2023 – RI Pride Fest & Parade
Rhode Island’s Annual PrideFest Celebration & Illuminated Night Parade will be held in beautiful Downtown Providence on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Beginning at noon gates open at the new Providence Innovation District Park with access to over 250 nonprofit organizations, businesses, and food vendors. Venture down to our main stage, providing entertainment for festival-goers all day with a variety of local, regional, and national acts.
PrideFest is one of Rhode Island’s biggest festivals, and for one day you won’t find another event that attracts 100,000+ festival-goers. Most of our vendors and sponsors return year after year because of their great success vending at PrideFest. Want a chance to sell goods and/or services or to share your organization’s important work? You’ll want to be a PrideFest vendor.