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Universal Fellowship of
Metropolitan Community Churches  
Global denomination headquarters

Since its founding in 1968, MCC has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing important issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and other forms of oppression.  MCC has been on the forefront in the struggle towards marriage equality in the US and other countries worldwide and continues to be a powerful voice in the LGBT equality movement. 


Orlando GayChorus

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Inspiring individuals, the community and the world 
through excellence in musical entertainment.

The Zebra Coalition
LGTBQ Youth Organization


The mission of the Zebra Coalition is to foster hope, dignity and self-respect in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth and to provide them an opportunity to grow-up in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

 Partners in the Zebra Coalition support youth in need of shelter, emotional or spiritual guidance, medical services, or education ~ regardless of their personal, economic or social circumstances. These fundamental services are financially supported by the Zebra Foundation for Youth 

 The Center Orlando
LGTBQ Community Center


The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida--The Center--has been in operation for over 32 years. GLBT individuals, as well as family and friends, in Central Florida have stood up to both institutional and individual injustice and discrimination by volunteering their time, money and talents at The Center. The Center has been an organizing force within the GLBT community serving as a source for information, education, advocacy and support. The Center has worked to foster the personal development and quality of life of the community it serves, as well as to increase understanding and acceptance within the greater Central Florida area. Today we offer a variety of support and social programs. We offer AA, AL-Anon, NA, CODA, CMA, HIV+ and Transgender support groups,  counseling for individuals and couples at a reduced cost, and over 20 various social/support groups. The Center serves more than 15,000 individuals a year through its doors and over 8,000 a month online. 

Hope and Help
HIV-Aides Services

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Our Mission: To save lives by treating and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Central Florida.

Our Vision: A world without HIV/AIDS.

Our History: Since 1988, the Hope and Help Center has proudly provided comprehensive and compassionate support in Central Florida for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. As the premier HIV/AIDS service organization in the region, Hope and Help Center offers a full range of care services, as well as education and prevention initiatives that save lives, refute the stigma, and offer hope to all those touched by this disease. Throughout the years we have grown with eight locations throughout Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola Counties. 

Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Trevor Project is the leading national
organization providing crisis intervention and
suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth

The Matthew Shepard Foundation seeks to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion and Acceptance" through a variety of programs including school assemblies on diversity, outreach to LGBT and allied workplace resource groups, and advocacy for legal equality, as well as by providing a resource directory, youth blogs, and motivational interviews with LGBT and allied professionals and celebrities through its youth-oriented website,

PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, and advocacy.

GLSEN is an education organization creating safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Metropolitan Business Association
MBA Orlando is Central Florida’s LGBT chamber of commerce. With many opportunities to get involved with the local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community, we’re proud to be an integral part of the Orlando area community. 

MBA Orlando is a 501(c)6 organization composed of businesses, organizations, and individuals involved in business, professional and social pursuits that welcome or promote the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied community.

PrimeTimers of Central Florida
Prime Timers is a social organization for mature gay and bi-sexual men, (50 and older), and those men, (21 and older), who enjoy their company. There are many Prime Timer Chapters worldwide. The local Chapter was organized in 1995.

3 Tips for Finding LGBTQ-Friendly Addiction Treatment

3 Tips for Finding LGBTQ Friendly Addiction Treatment

Many addiction treatment centers are ill prepared to address the specific issues that members of the LGBTQ community face.  This makes it all the more important for individuals in the LGBTQ community to really put in the effort and research necessary to find a treatment that does address their specific needs.



addictioncenter logo  is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. As you may know, an estimated 20-30% of the LGBTQ community abuses substances, compared to about 9% of the general population. Specific treatment plans for the LGBTQ community are suggested, as they show sensitivity to their specific needs, ultimately giving a better chance at success in recovery. Our goal is to provide families and communities with helpful information and resources on substance abuse, addiction, and recovery options.



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