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List of Resources for LGBTQ Students

The following is a list of resources that can be helpful for students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning. 

On-campus Resources

  • Safe Zone

The Binghamton University Safe Zone was established to provide a visible institutional support network for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. Its mission is to create a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all LGBTQ people. The Safe Zone initiative is consistent with Binghamton University's anti-discrimination policy and its commitment to building an inclusive community.

Allies of the Safe Zone are committed to providing an environment in which every student and University employee can live and work in a community based on respect. Allies of the Safe Zone have undergone training and are supportive of LGBTQ individuals. Allies of the Safe Zone display the logo of the Safe Zone in offices and rooms to indicate safe spaces for LGBTQ people on campus.


  • Multicultural Resource Center

The Multicultural Resource Center provides programming support to all LGBTQ student groups on campus through its Culture Connects Grant application process. Additionally, the MRC also provides program planning assistance to groups interested in bringing larger programs to campus to provide educational and social support to the university community. Through its larger cultural Competency trainings, the MRC covers LGBTQ bias and awareness for students and professionals throughout the year.


  • Student Groups

The Equality Project of Binghamton University seeks to engage students in the civil rights movement of our generation: The fight for human, civil and equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Americans.


Rainbow Pride Union is founded in 1971, the organization has undergone many transformations over the years. Our mission is to provide a safe haven for the LGBTQ community on campus and in the surrounding areas. Through various events and activities, we provide social, political and creative outlets for our members to express themselves. We promote education and awareness concerning LGBT issues with an emphasis on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, culture, religion and identity. Our ultimate goal is to instill a sense of pride in the LGBT community.


SHADES is an organization created on campus for students who are a part of the LGBTQA community and of color to come together and create a safer atmosphere on campus. It is our intention to empower people of color who are LGBTQA by allowing them to express themselves by sharing their experiences with others. Our goal is to let students know that there is a safe haven for them and that they are not alone. Mission is to impact the campus.


Off-campus Resources

  • Community Support

Southern Tier AIDS Program
The Southern Tier AIDS Program provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Southern Tier of New York. Founded in 1984 as a local responsive to the HIV epidemic, Southern Tier AIDS program provides effective and innovative HIV and HCV prevention education and outreach services to individuals and communities and comprehensive and caring services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Serving eight counties from four office locations, all our services are free and confidential.
122 Baldwin Street, Johnson City, New York 13790
Hotline: (800) 333-0892
Phone: 607-798-1706


Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Monthly support group for parents, friends, and allies of the LGTBQ community.
Contact: Karen Erdman
Phone: (607) 748-3984

Identity (for youth ages 14-20) :
M4 (For people who identify as men interested in other men

Southern Tier Gender Alliance
Our group is very diversified. We are first and foremost a Transgender group, all members of the Transgender community are treated equally and with respect. Those of who have S/O's (Significant Others) value their support and involvement in the group. We respect and welcome as members supporters and allies, without regard to sexual orientation.

HIV Positive Support Group
For those who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Groups are the 1st Thursday of the month at 5pm.
Wilson Hospital
Picciano Building, 4th Floor, Room #2

Contact: Betty Pomeroy
Phone: (607) 763-6003
Office: (607) 798-1706

Family Planning of South Central New York, Inc.
117 Hawley StreetBinghamton, NY 13901
p: 607.723.8306
f: 607.231.5421
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays by appointment: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Bars and Entertainment

Lost Dog Café*
222 Water Street Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 771-6063

Merlin's Dance Club
Binghamton's hottest nightclub, catering primarily to the gay and lesbian community. Open 7 days a week.
73 Court Street, Binghamton, New York 13901
Phone: (607) 722-1022

Tranquil Bar/Bistro*
36 Pine St, Binghamton NY 13901
(607) 723-0495

  • Families

Pride and Joy Families
Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project. Dedicated to helping LGBT people build and strengthen their families.
Phone: (607) 724-4308

  • Religion and Spirituality

Metropolitan Community Church*
The mission of MCC Binghamton Congregation is to provide a welcoming and affirming spiritual home to all of God's Children across sexuality and gender identity through social justice activity, community building, and bible study so that we know our divine worth, deepen our relationship to serif, other, and God, and share our peace with the world.
83 Main Street, Binghamton, New York 13905-2810
Services: Sunday's 10:30am
Phone: (607) 232-0463

Unitarian Universalist Congregation*
LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation
182 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York 13905
Services: Sunday's 9:15am - 11:00am
Phone: (607) 729-1641
Fax: (607) 729-1899

Centenary-Chenango Street United Methodist Church*
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation. Reverend Gary E. Doupe
438 Chenango Street, Binghamton, New York 13901
Christian Education: Sundays 9:30am
Worship: Sundays 10:30am
Phone: (607) 724-3546

Christ the King Lutheran*
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation.
499 Laza Drive, Vestal, New York 13850
Services: Sunday 9:00am-11:15am
Phone: (607) 729-2688

First United Methodist Church of Endicott*
Pastor Susan Davis
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation.
53 McKinley Ave. Endicott, New York 13760
Services: Sundays 9:45am
Phone: (607) 748-7434

Tabernacle United Methodist Church*
Pastor Stephen Heiss, LGTBQ Welcoming congregations and offers LGTBQ Christian Worship on the first Sunday of each Month.
83 Mains Street, BInghamton, New York 13905
LGTBQ Christian Services: 1st Sunday of each month 7:00pm
Regular Services: Sundays 10:30am
Phone: (607) 723-8983

Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church*
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation.
Corner of Oak and Main Street, BInghamton, New York 13905
Services: Sundays 10:00am
Phone: (607) 723-3593

Temple Concord Reform*
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation.
9 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York 13905
Services: Fridays 8:15pm
Phone: (607) 723-7355

College Resources for LGBTQ Students

* Indicates business or agency is an LGBTQ friendly establishment but does not service the LGBTQ community exclusively. For religious establishments, please contact directly for special services offered for LGBTQ persons.

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Last Updated: 9/6/16