Community & Services

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LGBTQ+ Community Organizations in Rhode Island

Youth Pride, Inc. serves over 700 Rhode Island LGBTQ youth and their straight allies a year through a variety of programs and services. All YPI Center services and activities are free to youth and include a leadership development program, several support groups, a Spanish speaking group, and various social groups such as virtual Dungeons& Dragons.

Our center is home to a Basic Needs Pantry, open to youth in need of food, clothing, toiletries, and school supplies. To pick up a pre-made bag of items, click here.

In addition to free one on one counseling with licensed clinicians. we also provide case management services for youth facing challenging times. For more information on either of these services, email

YPI also offers support to those who work with youth through policy and advocacy, and by providing professional development workshops and technical assistance to service providers and educators. Click here to request a training by YPI.

The Trans Health Access Team is a group of medical, behavioral health, and allied service professionals working to improve access to culturally and clinically competent healthcare for the trans community.

Trans individuals can access all of the same services that Thundermist has to offer to all of our patients including Primary Care, Quick Care and Dental Services. In addition, we offer:

• Informed consent based hormone therapy and monitoring
• One-on-one patient education to learn to inject hormones at home
• Case Management assistance with legal name/gender marker changes
• Monthly Health and Wellness activities

Incorporated in 2011, TGI Network of Rhode Island is the only statewide organization providing support and advocacy for the TGI community in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. Our mission is to serve the needs of the transgender, gender diverse, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education.

We are the Greater Providence area chapter of PFLAG, formerly known as Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. We provide support, education and advocacy for parents, families, friends and allies of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people across Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut.

Project Weber/RENEW provides peer-led harm reduction and recovery support services, builds relationships with the people we serve, and fights for systemic change. We empower people who engage in drug use and/or sex work to make healthier and safer choices in their own lives.

Our Beyond program, which was named by clients and is short for “Beyond the Understanding of Gender,” provides support to trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming clients and offers a space to be in community with others who share these identities.

The core of this program is our weekly support group, which meets Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. at our drop-in center at 640 Broad St. in Providence. Activities at the group range from arts and crafts to hairstyling events to presentations about safe recovery housing options for trans people.

The Beyond program also offers case management. We can help clients:

  • change their legal name and/or gender markers on official documentation, such as licenses and birth certificates,
  • purchase gender-affirming garments like binders,
  • access peer support and other services if they are currently engaged in sex work,
  • connect to gender-affirming medical care

To learn more about Beyond, contact Trans Program Manager Sidney Lane Smith at

At NewportOUT, we aim to make Newport, Rhode Island and the surrounding area an open and inviting place for travelers who identify under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. From same-sex couples looking to tie the knot in an incredible seaside town, to LGBTQ+ families looking to vacation, to international tourists looking to hit the New England hotspots, we want all of these people to feel welcome in Newport and have access to resources on the best experiences to include in their visit. We want to be on their radars because as locals we believe that Newport is an incredible destination for gay, lesbian, trans, queer people, their families, and allies. 

A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing culturally inclusive, medically accurate, and pleasure guided sexuality education, therapy, and professional training to adults.

Founded in 1995, Pride in Aging RI is an intergenerational and culturally diverse 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are dedicated to promoting, empowering, and contributing to the high quality of life for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender senior citizen community in Rhode Island through service, education, and advocacy.  In partnership with senior and LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations, allies, and our community, we:

  • Support and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights,
  • Foster a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and
  • Promote positive images of LGBTQ+ life in later years.

Building LGBTQIA+ worker power in Rhode Island! Join us to in our pursuit to end workplace discrimination, negotiate fair contracts, and fight for LGBTQ+ worker rights. Our mission is to create a labor movement that cherishes diversity, promotes inclusion, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. Interest form.

LGBTQ Action RI is an advocacy organization dedicated to securing equality and justice for LGBTQ Rhode Islanders through legislative and policy advocacy. Follow their page on Facebook for information on current policy in RI or to join their regular Zoom meetings.