Here are some great resources that cover a variety of service areas.


Political Support

Gay & Lesbian Lawyers of Phila (GALLOP): Free referral service to LGBT & LGBT attorneys
215.627.9090 — Philadelphia, PA

Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG): A national non-profit organization promoting health and well-being of gays, lesbians, bisexuals & transgender persons and their families through support and education.
202.467.8180 — Washington, DC

Philadelphia Lesbian & GayTask Force (PLGTF): Civil and human rights advocacy organization nationally recognized for principal leadership, tenacity, vision, and results focusing on law, public policy, and the development of public education.
215.772-2000 — Philadelphia, PA

The Center for Lesbian & GayCivil Rights: A non-profit organization to advocate equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in PA through legal assistance, counseling, and education.
215.731.1447 — Philadelphia, PA

Women in Transition: Provideds empowerment counseling, referrals and advocacy to women in Phila who are endangered by domestic violence/substance abuse.
215.751.1111 — Philadelphia, PA


Divorce Resource Center: Persevering Through Divorce: Single Parent Resources

Awesome Adventure Women: offers outdoor events: An adventure group for women who want to try new activities, challenge themselves or simply get out and enjoy the outdoors with like minded women. 215.453.8056

BiUnity: Volunteer phila based social/support network for bisexual people, their families and friends.
215.732.2220 — Philadelphia, PA

Bucks County Lesbian Alliance: Lesbian support group
Bucks County, PA

Children of Lesbians and GaysEverywhere (COLAGE): Engages, connects, and empowers people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents and families.
415.861.5437 — San Francisco, CA

City of Brotherly Love Softball League: Largest gay sports organization.
1.800.GO.CBLSL — Philadelphia, PA

Fairmount Park Women’s SoftballLeague: Volunteer women’s softball league incorporating other women’s social events
215.508.3922 — Ardmore, PA

Family Pride Coalition: A non-profit organization dedicated to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their families.
202.331.5015 — Washington, DC

Ladies 2000: Lesbian party organization, parties for ladies by ladies.
856.869.0193 — Oaklyn, NJ

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at U. of Penn: Increase general Penn community’s understanding/acceptance of its sexual and gender minority members
215.898.5044 — Philadelphia, PA

OutRiders Philadelphia: Supports gay games and the federation of gay games.
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Family Pride: Family-centered social events, support groups, parenting workshops, info and resource referrals, and advocacy on behalf of LGBT families in Phila
215.833.4460 — Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Frontrunners: Center city running club welcoming people of all abilities, races, creeds, and orientation
Philadelphia, PA

SisterSpace of the Delaware Valley: Provideds women the opportunity to build personal, leadership, and organizational skills through education, cultural, athletic, and networking activities
215.546.4890 — Philadelphia, PA

The William Way Community Center: Community center providing and encouraging education within and beyond our communities about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
215.732.2220 — Philadelphia, PA

Women’s Center of Montgomery County: Community-based organization to empower women.
215.635.7340 — Elkins Park, PA

Wonder Women: a social/activities group:

Book Stores

Giovanni’s Room: Online bookstore for gays and lesbians
215.923.2960 — Philadelphia, PA

Bars, Dance & Resturants

Delaware Valley Area RainbowGrlz : A gathering and planning space for lesbians in the Delaware / Philadelphia / Southern NJ areas.

Sisters : largest lesbian nightclub/restaurant on east coast. 215.735.0735 — Philadelphia, PA

Gay & Lesbian Religious Organizations

Beth Ahavah: jewish community welcoming people of all genders and sexual identities. 215.923.2003, — Philadelphia, PA

Beth Ahavah Women’s Chavurah: jewish-womens community with montly meetings as a social and educational gathering to provide support, friendship, growth and fun to women. 215.923.2003 — Philadelphia, PA

Chestnut Hill UnitedMethodist Church: progressive community welcoming people of all sexual orientations. 215.242.9321 — Philadelphia, PA

Conference of Catholic Lesbians: lesbians whose Catholic faith/heritage seek to integrate Catholic & Lesbian identity in their lives. New York, NY

Dignity: gay catholic community. (202) 861.0017 Washington, DC

Integrity: gay and lesbian Episcopal community. 215.382.0794 — Philadelphia, PA

Metropolitan CommunityChurch (MCC): provides a safe, respectful diverse community of faith for gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered persons through worship, education, training, outreach and ministry. (717) 236.7387 Harrisburg, PA

St. Mary of Grace Independent Catholic Church: Augustinians of the Immaculate Heart of Mary St. Mary of Grace Independent Catholic Parish Philadelphia, PA We recognize the right of women to equality at all levels of society and the church, including ordained ministry, and we offer the Sacrament of Matrimony to all couples, regardless of gender. 215.801.5276 — Philadelphia, PA

The Unitarian Church of Harrisburg: Unitarian church certified “Welcoming Congregation.” (717) 564.4761 Harrisburg, PA

Unitarian Universalist Church: gay-welcoming church, with faith based in Jewish, Christian, Humanist, and spiritual traditions. (617) 742.2100 Boston, MA

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County (UUCDC): a “Welcoming Congregation” that seeks to celebrate and support the lives, the relationships, and contributions of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and heterosexual members and friends. UUCDC is a place where everyone’s spirituality and individual beliefs are held sacred.


Philadelphia Gay News: Newspaper/magazine catering to the gay & lesbian community. 215.625.8501 — Philadelphia, PA


And Then I Met this Woman: Previously Married Women’s Journeys into Lesbian Relationships: short, first person essays by women who were married when they discovered their lesbianisim or bisexuality. by Sally M. O’Neil

Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century: addresses a “world” created in response to lesbian-feminism, homophobia within the mainstream women’s movement, and sexism within the gay rights movement. by Dawn Atkins

Bisexuality in the United States : “A comprehensive discussion of the role of bisexuality in the history of sex research in the United States dating before 1970 through to 1999.” — Sexualities

Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith : “Reading Blessed Bi Spirit is a life-and-spirit affirming experience…. A highly recommended book for persons of all genders.”

Coming Out to Your Parents: to inform gay & lesbian young adults about the process most parents go through when their child’s homosexual orientation is disclosed. by Tom Sauerman

Coming Out: An Act of Love: guide to coming out privately and publicly. by Rob Eichberg

From Wedded Wife to Lesbian Life: personal stories of discovery/change by women who got married and came out as lesbians. by Deborah Abbott

Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World: This book has a huge variety of authors from around the world. I have never seen such an international anthology. It was really interesting to see what was going through the minds of people from such different places and cultures.

Lesbian & Bisexual Identities: examines the stories of lesbian & bisexual women in a Northeast community who share who they are, how they see themselves, and what those identities mean. by Kristin G.Esterberg

Lesbian Epiphanies; Women Coming Out Later in Life: firsthand info about the experiences/difficulties of women who discover/reveal their newfound sexuality in later life. by Karol L. Jensen

Lesbian Sex: discusses barriers to sexuality and homophobia, sex and disability, motherhood, sobriety, aging, youth and more. by JoAnn Loulan

Like Mine: Children of Gay ParentsTell It Like It Is: discusses the many aspects to gay parenting. by Abigail Garner

Living Two Lives: Married to a Man & In Love with a Woman: A self help guide for women who discover their love for women after marriage. by Joanne Fleisher

Married Women Who Love Women: describes one womans journey from denial to acceptance of her sexuality as well as the reactions of those around her. by Carren Strock

Outing Yourself: offeres structure, guidance, and straightforward advice to all those who are struggling with their sexual identity. by Michaelangelo Signorile

Rebuilding; When Your Relationship Ends: guide to divorce recovery with 19-stage system and recovering a breakup. by Bruce Fisher

Same Sex: Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality: discusses equal rights and the question “is homosexuality immoral?” by John Corvino

The Art of Meeting Women: A Guide for Gay Women: tools a women needs to easily meet a compatible gay women. by Rhona Sacks

The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families: coping strategies for spouses/children to resolve problems of sexual damage, family breakdown, deception, and homophobia. by Amity Buxton

Two Lives To Lead: Bisexuality inMen and Women: unbiased look/evaluation of bisexuality. by Fritz Klein & Timothy J. Wolf

What About the Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce: a guide for parents who are thinking about, in the process of, or who have allready divorced and are concerned about how their children are responding. by Sandra Blakeslee

Internet Sites

Ask Joanne: Lavender Visions Online Community.

Bisexual Resource Center

Bucks County Lesbian Alliance : The mission of the Bucks County Lesbian Alliance is to enrich the lives of our members and exhibit a positive lesbian community example.

CJLA · Central Jersey Lesbian Alliance : The mission of the Central Jersey Lesbian Alliance is to enrich the lives of our members and exhibit a positive lesbian community example.

Classic online resource and meeting place that connects lesbians to one another and to expert advice on body, mind & spirit.

COAMLB · coming out as a married lesbian or bi: this group is for married women who have already embraced or are currently embracing their own sexuality and wondering what to do now.

Divorce offers valuable/comprehensive divorce related info/advice. nationwide divorce lawyer listing, info on divorce related items, a law library and active forums.

Gayellow Pages: Offering resources of all kinds for the GLBT community.

Hanging Out With Lesbians-HOWL: We are Lesbians from Central Pennsylvania (Harrisburg-York-Lebanon-Lancaster) who enjoy activities in non-smoking environments. women’s online resource center for health/beauty, diet/fitness, love/sex, pregnancy/parenting, house/home, entertainment, & magazines. Dances and events for women of all ages in the Philadelphia area.

Lambda Legal: A national organization committed to civil right of lesbians, gays, transexuals, and people with HIV.

Lavender Visions: offers programs in the Phila area including sm. Focus groups, couples and individual therapy to address the obstacles that many women face both when exploring their sexuality and living in the lesbian community. — Philadelphia, PA

Lesbian Community of Delaware Valley: The Lesbian Community of Delaware Valley is a not-for-profit organization striving to build *Community* among Lesbians in our area.

Lesbian Social Network of South Jersey : LSN is a social group based in gay-friendly Collingswood for Lesbians in Southern New Jersey and the surrounding area. We enjoy gathering for monthly get-togethers at members’ homes, a monthly coffee night, sporting events, concerts, and more.

PlanetOut: an online search engine for the gay/lesbian community.

Rainbow Girlz: womens only email based community dedicated to broadening the lesbian community.

Rainbowimmin: Rainbowimmin’s mission is to create a safe & fun female-only space for wimmin of all colors in & around Greater Philadelphia, by way of this newsletter and regular social gatherings. This group consists of communication between folks in our wimmin’s community. 215.552.8710 — Philadelphia, PA

SisterSpace News : SisterSpace open disucssion and announcement list. Miss all of your friends that you made this year at SisterSpace? Keep in touch and get involved in the group discussion list!

SmartWomen The positive power of women.: This list is for intelligent and/or educated, professional and creative women who seek contact with other like-minded women in the Philadelphia area.

Straight Spouse Network: international support network of heterosexual spouses/partners, current or former of gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgender mates. (510) 525.0200

The Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory: The Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory is a listing of professionals who are sensitive to the unique needs of bisexual clientele.