Local Support, Social & Political Community Resources

Local Support, Social & Political Community Resources

Family Diversity Projects


413-256-0502; // info@familydiv.org
Organizes traveling diversity exhibits.

Mass Equality


11 Beacon Street, Suite 1125, Boston, MA 02108-3011
617-878-2300; // info@MassEquality.org
Group defending same-sex marriages in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition


PO Box 301897, Jamaica Plains, MA 02130 
617-983-0219; // info@masstpc.org
A statewide group fighting for transgender rights.

Hampshire Pride


An annual pride parade for Hampshire County, held in Northampton in early May.

PFLAG Amherst

413-586-2111 or 413-253-3354

Local chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the parish hall of Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst.

Safe Passage

43 Center Street, Suite G, Northampton
413-586-1125; 24-hr. crisis hotline: 413-586-5066, 888-345-5282 (toll-free)
Provides support to survivors of relationship violence in Hampshire County. Offers a support Groups for battered women, including lesbians, in abusive relationships.

Lambda Legal


Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst


121 No. Pleasant St. Amherst, MA 413-253-2848


Unitarian Universalist congregations extend a warm welcome to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, families, and communities. We work to promote acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for LGBTQ persons of all ages, abilities, colors, and genders, both within our denomination and in society at large. We are committed to protecting the civil and legal rights of LGBTQ people and families across the country.

Green Mountain Crossroads


AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts


GLSEN Massachusetts


National Conference for Community and Justice


TransParent Support Group

For the parents of trans and gender-nonconforming offspring that meets monthly in Holyoke. pvtransparents1@gmail.com

TREE (Transgender Rights, Education and Empowerment) 

413-774-7028; TREE@communityaction.us A community action youth program with peer support, advocacy, education, and leadership development opportunities for trans identified and gender non-conforming youth, 12-21. TREE meets on Tuesdays in Greenfield and on Wednesdays in Northampton.