Resource Sheet

Addiction Support Groups

AA: Brothers in Sobriety, Community Church of Prov., Wayland & Lloyd Aves., Prov., 751-9328; Sat., 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Central Services, info on all groups, 438-8860; Lesbian and Gay, Park Place Cong. Church, Pawtucket. Tues. 7:30 p.m.; Suburban Gay & Lesbian, Fatima Shrine, Rt. 126, Holliston, MA, Thurs. 8-9:30 p.m.
Alcohol/Drug Helpline. RI Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 24-hr., (866) 252-3784.
Gay Al-Anon: Tues. 7:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 71 Park Place, Pawtucket, 726-2800.

AIDS/Health Resources

Afia Center for Health & Wholeness: socializing with other HIV+ individuals. Meals, food pantry, HIV support groups, recovery groups, recreational and social activities. Wed & Thurs, noon to 4 p.m., at Matthewson St. Church, 134 Matthewson St., Prov. Sponsored by AIDS Project RI; free to clients. Gordon Cooper, 331-1350 Ext. 3268 or
AIDS Action Hotline: (800) 235-2331, MA only.
AIDS Care Ocean State: case mgmt., emergency funds, mental health & nutrition support, FACTS Nursery, housing for PWAs, referrals, advocacy, ADa.m.S Clinic for adolescents, street outreach, ENCORE, education, HIV+ support groups. Sunrise Community Housing for people with HIV/AIDS. 18 Parkis Ave., Prov. 02907. 521-3603;
AIDS Project RI Division of Family Service of RI: Case mgmt., buddies, COBRA & dental services, emergency fund, mental health counseling, nutrition support, assessment & referral, wellness prog., advocacy, strength training. Prevention Ed. 404 Wickenden St., Providence: 831-5522.
AIDS Quilt RI: Displays local AIDS Memorial Quilt panels; panel-making programs, including Anna’s Workshop, HIV/AIDS education for young people; PO Box 2591, Newport, RI 02840; 434-4880;;;
Brown Univ. AIDS Program (BRUNAP): clinical trials, public policy, research; lectures/conferences,patient/community education. Bradford Briggs, 863-6790.;
Chiropractic Services: Free for unemployed HIV+ patients, Ronald P. Marsh, DC., 11 King Charles Dr., Portsmouth, RI; 683-1941.
Comprehensive Community Action Programs (CCAP) Medical, mental health, dental, social services. 311 Doric Ave., Cranston. 467-9610. Also Coventry and Warwick. Sarah Bowman, LGBT Outreach.
Crossroads RI Health Care Services: Free, confidential, anonymous HIV counseling & testing for homeless/at risk: Mon & Wed, 1-3 p.m., call Gloria, 521-2255, Ext. 325.
FACTS (Family AIDS Center for Treatment & Support): See AIDS Care Ocean State.
Gabriel Care, LLC: Nursing/social worker case mgmt. & financial compensation for assistance and supervision for those living with HIV. MA Health funded for MA residents. Michael (508) 678-1002.
HIV antibody testing, Anonymous: R.I. Dept. of Health, Prov., Newport and other locations, Free or sliding scale, call 222-2320.
Home and Hospice Care of RI: Medical care mgmt. for HIV/AIDS. 24-hr. nursing staff for treatment. 782-0725. Bereavement Groups: John Charette, 727-7079.
House of Compassion: HIV/AIDS housing. 2510 Mendon Rd., Cumberland. 658-3992.
Jewish AIDS Task Force: Programs for HIV/AIDS and Jewish communities. 421-4111, ext. 172.
LGBT Caregiver Online Support Group for LGBTs caring for someone with chronic health problems, visit and click on groups.
Luis E. Martinez House CHS, Inc.: Supportive, permanent housing for 10 adults living with HIV/AIDS and/or substance abuse. New Bedford, MA. Contact Joe Taylor (508) 984-7514.
Matthew 25: HIV/AIDS Ministry: Groceries, personal care products, counseling, referrals. Network with other ASO’s. Mon., Wed., Thurs. 9:30-12, 1-2:30; Tues. 1-3. 781-9451. Sister Clara or Patty.
Partners in Learning About AIDS (PL-AIDS) Outreach to minorities, women of color, and LGBT community at clubs and other locations, and our No. Providence office, providing free condoms and information about STIs and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. or Email 305-3993.
Project ACT: Free Anonymous HIV Counseling and Testing. Walk-in Hours: Mondays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Other hours by appointment only. 1 Washington St., Taunton, MA (508) 977-8146
Project Empower: Wellness prog. for gay, bi, questioning men in So. Coast MA. Info on HIV/STD test sites & safe sex; social/support groups, therapists & health care referrals; & more. Community Counseling of Bristol Co., MA. (508) 828-6692 or
SSTAR (Stanley St. Treatment & Resources): counseling, drug treatment, detox, domestic violence programs; Free, confidential HIV, HEP C (HCV) & STD testing, education, case mgmt. and support. 386 Stanley St., Fall River, MA 02720. (508) 679-5222. Project Aware (HIV/HCV) (800) 937-3610, Family Healthcare center (508) 675-1054;
Tranquil Mind & Wellness: Counseling, alternative healing, yoga, Pilates, meditation and more. 105 Charles Eldridge Dr, Lakeville, MA. (508) 947-1683.
Thundermist Health Assoc.: 450 Clinton St. Woonsocket, provides HIV/AIDS services including: medical care & treatment by an HIV specialist, dental care, behavioral health counseling, nutritional assessment & counseling, pharmacy consultation, free, confidential HIV testing. Philip Kane 767-4100 Ext. 3516.

Be There and Be Queer!

The Alley Cat: 17 Snow St. Prov. 273-0951 Downtown neighborhood bar. Sun.-Thur. 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri.-Sat. 3 p.m.-2 a.m.
Bobby’s Place, 62 Weir St., Taunton, MA (508) 824-9997. Dancing, pool, video lounge, karaoke. Mon.-Thurs. 5 p.m.- 1 a.m.; Fri. 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.-1 a.m.
Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House: 209 Douglas Ave., Prov. 575-2284. Special events space, open evenings. Open mike Wed. night, live music Friday night, short film screenings. See Web site for upcoming events.
Club Body Center: 257 Weybosset St., Prov. 274-0298 Gay men’s sauna. Membership required. One-day pass available. Open 24 hours daily.
Club Gallery: 150 Point St., Prov. 751-7166 Disco, karaoke, dancing, outdoor patio. Open daily, noon-1 a.m. (Fri & Sat till 2 a.m.) Girl-Spot Sat. eve.
Chris Harris Presents Fuel @ Diesel: 79 Washington St., Prov. 751-2700 Dancing; house and guest DJs. Sun nights. Late night theme events holiday weekends.
Girl Spot, 681 Valley St., Providence, at Club X on Sat. nights.
The Homestead, 124 Snow St., Providence.
Mirabar: 35 Richmond St., Prov. 331-6761 Dancing, third floor lounge, ages 18+ Sun-Thurs 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri, Sat 3 p.m.-2 a.m.
Providence Eagle: 198 Union St., Prov. 421-1447. Leather, Levi, bear cruise bar. Sun-Thurs 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri, Sat 3 p.m.-2 a.m.
Mixx: 93 Clemence St., Prov. 421-4744. Video lounge, bar, dancing, pool table., Daily Sun-Thurs 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri, Sat 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays: Lucky Lesbian Nite
Mega-Plex: 257 Allens Ave., Prov. Gay men’s bathhouse. Open 24 hours daily. Membership required. One day pass available.
The Stable: 125 Washington St., Prov. 272-6950. Newly renovated downtown bar. Pool table. Sun – Thurs noon – 1 a.m.; Fri – Sat noon – 2 a.m.
Touch Providence: All-Male Review 257 Allens Ave., Prov. All nude male strippers, bar, 18+ Sun, Wed, Thurs 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri, Sat. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 732-7740.
T.W.I.S.T. Program Coffee Night: Coffee, light snacks served every Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m. 1287 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. 508-672-0378.
Union: 200 Union St. Prov. 831-5366. Video lounge, live entertainment. Sun. 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mon.-Thur. 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri.-Sat. 6 p.m.-2 a.m.


Feminist Voices: women’s chorus.
Fenway Gay and Lesbian Helpline: support, info & referrals for GLBT community from Fenway Community Health Ctr., Boston; (617) 267-9001 or 888-340-4528, 6-11 p.m. seven days a week.
GayLab: outreach & education for healthy relationships. James at 781-762-6629, or or
GLBT Helpline of RI: Info and referrals to physicians, therapists, businesses, agencies, social support groups, links to call-in helplines and more. LGBT Web site for Newport, RI.
RILGBT-NEWS: Low-volume email distribution list for LGBT & AIDS news from RI. Not a discussion list. To subscribe:
United Way of RI Referral Line: 211
WomanSpiritRising: feminist chorus. Linda Pietras 421-8222.
Youth Pride, Inc. HIV Peer Educators: HIV education discussion, games, thought-provoking activities. Led by trained youth educators. Free. 421-5626.

Political & Legal Groups

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): 831-7171; 128 Dorrance St., Suite 220, Prov., RI 02903.
Amnesty International OUTfront: Program to campaign globally for LGBTIQ human rights. or 212-807-8400. Visit Issues/LGBT Human Rights.
BIGFLAG (Boston Immigration Group for Lesbians And Gays): social/support for LGBTs affected by immigration discrimination. (617) 499-9433.
Brown University Queer Alliance: student advocacy and support organization. 683-3062. Email:
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD): LGBT/HIV legal info hotline, 1:30-4:30 p.m. weekdays, (800) 455-GLAD.; 30 Winter St., Ste 800, Boston, MA 02108.
Green Party of RI: PO Box 1151, Prov., RI 02901; 490-7602.
Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund: 120 Wall St., Suite 1500, NY, NY 10005; (212) 809-8585, Fax: (212) 809-0055.
Lawyers for Equality and Diversity (LEAD): Advocates for lgbt causes.
Marriage Equality RI (MERI): Works for equal access to marriage for all. or call 941-2727. 17 Gordon Ave. #205, Providence RI 02905.
The Next Thing (TNT): political and support group for queer people of color located at Brown University. Contact the Brown Queer Alliance, 863-3062.
Providence Equality Action Committee (PEAC): Uniting Rhode Islanders at the grass roots level in the struggle for LGBT rights and equality under the law. Tuesdays at Bell Street Chapel.
RI Commission on Prejudice and Bias: hate crime awareness training program
RI Human Rights Commission: Anti-discrimination law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit, 180 Westminster St., 3rd floor Prov. Phone: 222-2662. Fax: 222-2616, TDD: 222-2664.
RI Patient Advocacy Coalition: legalization of marijuana use for medical purposes. or
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network: Assisting active duty service members affected by the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. PO Box 65301,Wash., DC, 20035; (202) 328-3244, ext. 100,,
Straight But Not Narrow Coalition: Straight support for LGBT, PO Box 2591, Newport, RI 02840; 333-6991 or (800) 843-8383.

Religious Resources

Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, email:
Barrington Congregational Church (UCC) “the white church”, 461 Old County Rd., Barrington.
Bell Street Chapel (Unitarian Universalist), A Welcoming congregation: Rev. Jose Ballester, Minister. 5 Bell St., Prov., 273-5678,
Beneficent Congregational Church (UCC), in the heart of Providence at 300 Weybosset St. An Open & Affirming congregation since 2001. Visit us Sundays at 10 a.m. or on the Web at Co-Pastors Todd & Nicole Yonkman, 331-9844.
Calvary Episcopal Church, Open and welcoming. 158 Broad St., Burrilville, RI. 568-3888.,
Central Congregational Church (UCC), where we believe God is still speaking. Services Sunday, 10:30 a.m. We welcome all. 296 Angell St., East Side of Providence. 331-1960.
Channing Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist, A Welcoming Congregation, 135 Pelham St., Newport.. Call 846-0643 or visit
Christ Church in Lonsdale (Episcopal), 1643 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln. Services 8 and 10:30 a.m. 725-1920.
Church of the Epiphany, 1336 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford. 434-5012. A diverse Open & Affirming Episcopal congregation.
Church of the Holy Paraclete, Independent Old Catholic; Mass every Sunday at 6 p.m. 155 Douglas Ave., Providence.; Fr. Jakob Lazarus (774) 888-8576.
Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John. 271 N. Main St., Prov. 02903. Please call 331-4622.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church. 120 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland RI 02864. 658-1506.
First Congregational Church in Bristol, an Open and Affirming Congregation. 281 High Street, Bristol. Pastor Dan Randall, 253-7288.
First Unitarian Church. A Welcoming congregation at One Benevolent St., Prov.; 421-7970. Services Sunday 10:30 a.m.
First Unitarian Church. 71 8th St., New Bedford, MA 02740. (508) 994-9686.
First Universalist Society, Franklin, MA: UUA Welcoming congregation. Same-gender weddings.. 262 Chestnut St. (508) 528-5348. Email
Foxboro Universalist Church, Unitarian Universalist Association. 6 Bird St., Foxboro, MA 02035. Pastor Katie Lawson, 508-543-4002. Welcoming congregation, marriage ceremonies.
Grace Episcopal Church in Providence, 175 Mathewson Street, Providence. 331-3225.
Immanuel Lutheran Church: A Reconciling in Christ congregation, 647 N. Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703. (508) 222-2898,
Interweave at Channing UU Church in Newport (135 Pelham St.) A membership organization for the spiritual, political and social well-being of LGBTQ persons — and their allies — confronting oppression. 846-0643.
Mathewson St. Church (United Methodist), 134 Mathewson St., Prov., 331-8900.
Mercy of God Community: Christian, inclusive religious order. If you feel called, please visit our Web site:
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N. Main St., Attleboro, MA, 02702 Rev. Sandra D. Fitz-Henry. Marriage & commitment ceremonies for all. (508) 222-0505
Newman Congregational Church, Open & Affirming. 100 Newman Ave., Rumford, RI. 4311-4742.
Newport Congregational Church: UCC. Rev. Hayes & Rev. Baker. Open & Affirming. 73 Pelham St., Newport. 849-2238 or
Park Place Congregational Church, 71 Park Pl., Pawtucket, 726-2800.
The Pub Church: A church that meets in a pub! Saturdays, 5 p.m. at The Dugout, 722 Commonwealth Ave. Boston. Open & Affirming. Affiliated with Protestant Disciples of Christ. Email Location may change, so check blog:
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, an inclusive congregation: 1817 Warwick Ave., Warwick. 739-2937
Pilgrim United Church of Christ. Open and affirming. 635 Purchase St., New Bedford. 508-997-5684.
Riverside Church (U.C.C.) 15 Oak Ave., Riverside, RI. 433-2039.
St. Augustine’s Church and Episcopal Center at URI: 35 Lower College Rd., Kingston. 783-2153
St. Francis City Ministry at the Church of St. Mary, 535 Broadway, Prov., Fr. Frank Sevola; Rene Perreault, Dir. of Pastoral Ministry, 353-1422
St. James Church: Episcopal, 474 Fruit Hill Ave., No. Prov. 353-2079.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard St. East side of Prov., 751-2141
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church: County & River Sts., New Bedford, MA. (508) 994-8972,
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket. 728-4300.
St. Paul’s Church, a Welcoming Episcopal church. 2679 E. Main St., Portsmouth. 862-1466.
St. Peter & St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church: 25 Pomona Ave., Prov.; 272-9649..
Saint Therese Old Catholic Church, Open & Affirming, Sunday Mass at 12:30 p.m. at 134 Mathewson St., Providence. Fr. David Martins, 263-4296.
Seekonk Congregational Church: 600 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA. 02771, (508) 336-9355, Rev. Joy Utter,
Temple Agudas Achim: GLBT-friendly, Reconstructionist cong. Rabbi Elyse Wechterman. 901 No. Main St., Attleboro, MA. (508) 222-2243 or
Temple Beth-El: GLBT-welcoming. Rabbi Sarah E. Mack. 70 Orchard Ave., Prov., RI 02906. 331-6070
Temple Emanu-El, Sessions St. & Morris Ave., Providence. A welcoming Conservative congregation. Rabbi Wayne Franklin, 331-1616.
Temple Habonim (Reform): Rabbi Andrew Klein, 165 New Meadow Rd., Barrington, 245-6536.
Temple Sinai: A Welcoming Reform Temple. Rabbi Peter Stein, 30 Hagen Ave., Cranston, RI. 942-8350.
Unitarian Society of Fairhaven (MA): 102 Green St., Fairhaven, MA 02719; (508) 992-7081.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of So. County: 27 North Rd., Peace Dale, RI; 783-4170 or Val 789-7282.
United Church of Christ: Coalition for LGBT Concerns. 13 Steven Circle, S. Kingstown, RI 02883, Ray Bradley at 782-3871.
Westminster Unitarian/Universalist Church: 1395 Nooseneck Hill Rd., Coventry RI , 02818. 884-5933

Social Organizations

Atheists/Agnostics: RI Atheist Society – “Working to keep Church and State separate” Welcoming all. Meets 3rd Monday of the month at an area restaurant for lively discussions among like-minded people. For info:
Bisexual Resource Center: 29 Stanhope St., Boston, (617) 424-9595 or
Biversity Boston: Mixed-sex social network. Bi-monthly brunches and other social events.
Boston Bisexual Women’s Network: Social activities including monthly brunches, coming out groups, and quarterly newsletter Bi Woman. Subscribe at
Bears Ocean State (BOS): Informal e-group for gay & bisexual bear-identified and -affiliated men for friendly companionship. All welcome. or Age-restricted.
Bridgewater State College GLBT Alumni Group: email Kenneth Hayes (‘91) or visit
Cape and Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance (CIGYA): (508) 778-7744.
CORISMA: Gay and lesbian couples of RI and Southeast MA. Potluck get-togethers for couples only. For info or to be added to email list write:
Defenders/Providence: Leather/Levi club, c/o PO Box 41153, Prov., RI 02940. Third Sun at 6 p.m.
Fall River’s Rainbow Girls: private, moderated welcoming group for women in the Fall River Area. Fall_River_Rainbow_Grrls.
Gay Lesbian Alliance of Newport County Etc. (GLANCE): Social and entertainment events. E-mail
Gay Dads Group: Meets monthly for socializing and support. E-mail
Imperial Court of RI at Prov: Male, female, drag king & queen performers raise funds for local charities. Meetings 1st Mon of month, all welcome. PO Box 6583, Prov., RI 02904;
Men’s Card Group: New group in formation. E-mail or call John 261-9715.
Mixed Borders Gardening Group: Gardening and more! Monthly meetings, all welcome! For more information: or E-Mail
Opera Club: last Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy hearing and attending.Call Dave, 765-0209.
Pawtuxet Pride: GLBTQ folks & friends in Pawtuxet Village (Cranston and beyond). All welcome. Call Ed at 345-1264 or email
Providence Gay Men’s Chorus: Mon, 7-9:30 p.m., Beneficent Church, 300 Weybosset St, Prov.. New season rehearsals begin in January and August. Singers and nonsinging volunteers welcome. 484-7900 or
Queer Book Club. Meets 3rd Wednesday 7 p.m. at Books on the Square, 471 Angell St., Providence. Email
Raging Grannies: Women of “a certain age” working toward a more peaceful, equitable society with song, humor & passion. Will sing for rallies & events. Email
RI Association of Gay Professionals. Professional networking and philanthropy. 453-9276
RI Feminist Resources Network: Free, online e-community in which you are invited to share events or highlights in your organization or just find out what’s going on in our “like-minded” communities.
RI Lesbian Social Club: social gatherings for women; email: or call 272-2962.
RI Parents Pride: Gay parents socializing together with their children. Contact Melanie, 464-2288 or
RI Pride: Parade & Festival, year-round events; Box 1082, Prov. RI 02901,;
RI Prime Timers. Social and networking group for gay and bisexual men 40 and older. Meets 2nd Sundays.
RI Skeptics Society. Yearning to talk with someone rational? Meetings 4th Saturday at a Seekonk restaurant for refreshing discussion.
RI Women’s Association: Lesbian social group; age 21+; dances/events.
SAGE/RI (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Advocacy, education and social events for RI’s LGBTQ seniors.
SEMASSMEN: Social group for GBQ men of S.E. Mass and RI to foster strong friendships.Semassmen-subscribe@yahoo or email moderator rlevass
T.W.I.S.T. Project: Program for gay and bisexual men in Fall River/New Bedford area. Drop-in center, referrals, condom distribution, social groups. Coffee night Thursdays 7 – 9 p.m. (508) 672-0378;
UNISONG: For unity through song. Non-performance monthly singing session. or
VegOut Rhode Island: Social group for LGBT vegetarians, vegans and friends. Potlucks, VegOutings to restaurants, and other fun. Visit
Yankee Lambda Car Club: Regional club for glbt people interested in vintage & specialty cars.,


PRIDESPORTSBOSTON: Network of twenty+ gay sports leagues/teams in Boston area: 617-937-5858
Gay sports in Boston and beyond: Email
BASKETBALL: Boston Gay Basketball League: or (617) 937-5858 Ext. 2.
BOWLING: RI GALA: 6 p.m. Sun., East Prov. Lanes, Newport Ave., Bruce, 397-3803, or Bill, 828-5587 Monday Night Women’s Bowling League, Pat 451-2188. Royal Court Bowling League: 9 p.m. Wed., Woonsocket Hill Bowl; 767-2110.
Big Gay Al’s Duckpin bowling league: Tuesdays 6:30 p.m., Proceeds benefit AIDS causes. Town Hall Lanes, Johnston. Frank Ferri 831-6940.
BOWLING: BOSTON: Monday Night League, (617) 713-4832 or (617) 937-5858 Ext. 5; Beantown No. G&L Invitational, (617) 738-0708 or (617) 937-5858 Ext. 10; Beantown South G&L Invitational League, (617) 889-1552.
DARTS: Bean Town Soft Tips Darts League
FLAG FOOTBALL: FLAG (For Lesbians and Gays) Football, (617) 937-5858 Ext. 4.
FOOTBALL: Women’s professional team Northeastern Nitro. Members of the Women’s Football Alliance. Practices held in Bethel, CT. Contact Amy Manfred at or Carley Pesente at
RI/S.E. MA Flag Football: Sats. 10 a.m. All levels and genders.
GOLF: Golf4All (617) 450-8682.
HOCKEY: Boston Pride Hockey (617) 937-5858 Ext. 7.
ICE HOCKEY for WOMEN: Gail Wickstrom email
KICKBOXING or BOXING for WOMEN: Tues & Thurs evenings. Christina, 996-5425.
OUTDOORS: Chiltern Mountain Club: outdoor recreation for men & women; Call 617-869-7958 for newsletter; PO Box 390928, Cambridge, MA 02139;
ROWING: Boston Bay Blades (617) 937-5858 Ext. 11.
RUGBY: Boston Ironsides Rugby Football Club.
RUNNING: Frontrunners Rhode Island: Brian 751-7643,; Frontrunners Boston (617) 937-5858 Ext. 3.
SCUBA DIVING: Triangle Divers:
SNOWBOARDING: OutRyders, or email
SOCCER: Boston Strikers Soccer Club (617) 937-5858 Ext. 9.
SOFTBALL: Renaissance City Softball League. New players and boosters always welcome. 323-6642 or Visit
Beantown Softball League: (617) 937-5858, Ext. 1,
SQUASH: Boston Boasts
SWIMMING: LANES (Liquid Assets New England Swim-Team);; (617) 937-5858 Ext. 9.
VOLLEYBALL: Cambridge Boston Volleyball Assoc., (617) 633-2180
VOLLEYBALL: Ocean State Pride Volleyball League meets Sundays at Pawtucket YMCA. Two leagues for varying abilities (afternoons and evenings)
YOGA for gays & lesbians. 9 a.m. Saturdays. All welcome. www/ Fee applies.
WRESTLING: East Coast Wrestling Club, email, (401) 467-6737 or (617) 937-5858 Ext. 6

Students & Youth

Bristol Community College Gay/Straight Alliance (BCC/GSA); Steven Camara, Advisor (508)678-2811 Ext. 2391, BCC-H202, 777 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA 02720.
Brown University Queer Alliance: umbrella org. for groups. 863-3062.
Brown University Grad Student – Med Student – Staff LGBTQ Association:
Brown University Staff LGBTQ Assn.: call LGBT Resource Center: 863-3062
Brown University LGBTQ Resource Center: 863-3062, e-mail
Bryant Pride: Bryant College Gay/Lesbian/ Bisexual Student Association. 232-6389.
CCRI Triangle Alliance: Informal student GLBQT group, 400 East Ave., Warwick. Call 825-1125 or
COLAGE. Support for children of LGBT Parents:; 331-9844.
Fitchburg State College GLBT Alliance: social support group for students. One-in-Ten and Friends, 978-665-3164,
Peer Listening Line/Fenway Community Health Ctr.: Boston. Youth-staffed hotline for GLBT youth; support, info and referrals. (617) 267-2535 or (800)-399-PEER, 5-10 p.m. all week.
RIC Rainbow Alliance: GLBT students at RI College, Fridays 12:30 — 2 p.m, in Unity Center in lower Donovan. Office in StudentUnion 425. Phone 456–8121
Salve Regina University Gay Straight Lesbian Bisexual Alliance (GSLBA), 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport. Sister Johnelle,
SeaQuel: Southeast Asian Queers United for Empowerment and Leadership. Bi-weekly Sunday meetings. 383-7450.; Email
S.H.E.P.A.R.D. (Stopping Homophobia, Eliminating Prejudices and Restoring Dignity): Providence College, 1 Cunningham Sq., Prov., RI 02918, E-mail 865-1631
The Trevor Project: The only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lgbt youth. Also offers social networks. 866-4-U-TREVOR;
The Next Thing (TNT): political & support group for queer people of color at Brown Univ. Call Brown Queer Alliance, 863-3062.
University of RI: OutRI: GLBTQ Center: Education, Advocacy and Support. Open to campus and community. Adams Hall, 1st floor, Room 111. Andrew Winters, 874-2894 Web site: Email:
Youth Pride Inc./The Way Out: Support, education & advocacy for LGBTQQ young people ages 13-23.Drop-in center at 171 Chestnut St., Prov. 02903; M-F noon-8 p.m. The Way Out support group meets Thurs., 5 p.m. The Gender Spectrum support group meets Tues. 5:30 p.m. Call 421-5626 or email Web:

Support Groups & Social Services

Adoption Options: Non-sectarian help for LGBT and straight adoptions. Betsy Alper, Jewish Family Service, 959 No. Main St., Providence. 331-54337.
Foster parents needed: Stipend, assistance, training provided by Family Resources Community Action. 766-0900 X1213.
Foster parents needed, for newborn to age six. 276-4318
Foster parents sought: training, stipend, support provided for nurturing families. Gil Wright, Family Service of RI, 331-1350 Ext. 3305
Behavioral health outpatient services in Fall River area, inclusive of LGBT: S.T.E.P. (508-)235-1012; T.W.I.S.T. (508) 672-0378
Catholic Parents Outreach: Always Our Children, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, Sacred Heart Convent, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA. Call Ann, (413) 736-6803.
COLAGE (Children of Gays): A national movement of people with one or more LGBT parents. Social justice, education & advocacy. Meets 3rd Saturday of the month, Beneficent Church (331-9844), 300 Weybosset St., Providence. Jamie Pease,
Coming Out Support Group: Monthly meetings professionally facilitated. Fee applies
Compass: FTM trans info, support and social group, meets in Boston First Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m.,
Crossroads RI: Hotline (Travelers Aid): (800) 367-2700
Day One (Formerly Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center of RI): Counseling & legal aid for victims of sexual assault/abuse & incest. 24-hr hotline (800) 494-8100, collect calls accepted: 421-4100.
Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County: Support, court advocacy, counseling, safe home, info for women and men in abusive or controlling, LGBT or straight relationships. 24 hour free and confidential helpline. 782-3990.
Female-to-Male Support Group: Transgender peer support, information, social group. For those who identify somewhere on the trans-masculine spectrum. Regular meetings. Visit
Gay/Bi/Lesbian Coming Out support Group: Facilitated meetings, social events. Fee applies.
Gay Fathers of Greater Boston: support: E-Mail
Gay Fathers Support Group in RI. Tom Fronczak, LICSW, 431-2953. Fee applies.
GayLab for Healthy Relationships: Learning & practicing healthy ways to socialize in safe, non-judgmental environment in LGBT community. Email James, 781-762-6629
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project: support, info, shelter. (800) 832-1901,
Gay Men’s Meditation Group: Professionally led. No prior meditation practice required. Fee applies.
Gay Men’s Support Group. Professionally led monthly meetings. Fee applies.
Gay Officers Action League /New England (GOAL NE), gay/lesbian/bisexual law enforcement officers, sworn & civilian. Fire, rescue and publicly employed EMS. P.O. Box 587, Boston, MA 02117;;; (617) 376-3612. Confidential.
Gay Share. Coming Out? Gay men’s support group Wed., 7 p.m. No fee. Call Tom/Mike, 369-9448 or;
Helpline for LGBT Youth: Trevor Helpline, call 24/7 for crisis and suicide prevention. Also social networks. 866-4-U-Trevor
HIV+ Gay Men’s Support Group at AIDS Care Ocean State, 18 Parkis Ave., Prov., RI. 521-3603. Refreshments served. New members should call Scott: 640-3108
Kathy’s Group: free support group for lesbians with cancer or any life-threatening illness. Meets monthly in Providence. Partners and caregivers welcome. Call 888-5KATHYS.
Lesbian Moms of Southern NE: discussion, support and activity list for lesbian mothers. or
LifeLines RI: For transgender, genderqueer, intersex, etc. people. Advocacy, support, education. TGI Network of R.I.
Mantalk of S.E. Mass: social/discussions for gay/bi/curious men 18+. Taunton every Thursday, and New Bedford 1st Wed. of the month, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Confidential. Drug/alcohol-free. Email
Nat. Lesbian & Gay Journalists Assoc./New England: works for fair and accurate media coverage of LGBT issues,
PFLAG: Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays: Greater Providence: First Wednesdays, 6:45p.m. at Met School, 325 Public St., Providence. 751-7571;;; South/Central RI:, 219-0265,; Cape Cod/Falmouth: Last Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth, 840 Sandwich Rd., E. Falmouth.
RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence: info at 467-9940; 24 hr. helpline, (800) 494-8100.
Samaritans: 24-hour hotline for suicidal, lonely, despairing, depressed. (800) 365-4044 (RI only), 272-4044;
Sojourner House: Support, advocacy, info for people in abusive same-sex relationships. Call Jenn at 861-6191 M-F 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We DON’T use Caller ID; calls are blocked for safety.
Straight Spouse Support:
Straight Spouses Group: Visit for info on groups and online support.
Transgender Support Group: Cape Cod (508) 362-4435
Trans Partners New England: Professionally led group for loved ones of trans people., TGI Network of R.I.
TransYouth Family Allies: Support for gender-variant and transgender children ages 3-18.
Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA): Growing organization to address the concerns of fair treatment of transgender veterans and active duty service members.
WomenCARES: HIV/domestic violence risk reduction. Free, confidential. Call Patricia at 861-6191 (Sojourner House), M-F, 9-5. Calls blocked for safety.