Four Miami gay and lesbian resources, LGBT support

 

miami beach gay pride festival enriquesantosMiami has a great many gay and lesbian resources in the community. With goals related to advocacy, social networking, and medical support, Miami offers a number of locations and services  to help those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Here are a few of those resources.

The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce offers information on LGBT friendly events and businesses, dining, and a community center. Located on Miami Beach, they invite visitors and Miami residents alike to stop by for information on the gay and lesbian community in Miami. Visit their site here.

SAVE Dade is another group involved in a great deal of advocacy throughout Miami-Dade. They are an organization aimed at ridding the LGBT community of the discrimination and bullying. They work together to create campaigns aimed at helping individuals and families alike to rise above adversity. If you are interested in volunteering with them or need their help, visit SAVE Dade here.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a group that aims to offer social support, advocacy and education to the loved ones of gay and lesbian people in Miami.  Their mission, as described on their site is to foster acceptance and inclusion of diversity throughout the community. Visit the PFLAG website here for updated information. Here are the Miami Chapters information:

PFLAG Hialeah (Representative)
Miami, FL 33015
pflaghialeah@hotmail.com
Distance from 33165: 7.93 miles

PFLAG North Miami (Representative)
2159 Sans Souci Blvd #1401
North Miami, FL 33181
sandrapino12@comcast.net
Phone:  (954) 703-2960

The YES Institute is a group of advocates works to raise awareness on the impact of bullying on teens and adults in the LGBT community. With the rising number of suicides as a result of bullying, they aim to educate others on gender and sexual orientation. You can find out more about their work in the community and find personal resources on their website here.

Know of other good resources for the gay and lesbian community in Miami? Share them in the comments below.

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