LGBTQ+ Resources in Austin

Accessibility to support and resources is paramount in the LGBTQ+ community; it's even more important for this accessibility to be local and active.


From counseling to testing to friendly meetups, Austin has many dedicated individuals working at organizations to provide the local community with a wide range of LGBTQ+ resources. Whether you're interested in utilizing these support systems or getting involved with the organizations, below you'll find a comprehensive list of LGBTQ+ Resources in Austin and what makes them wonderful, in their own words.


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Out Youth

909 E. 49 ½ St.


"Out Youth serves the Central Texas LGBTQ+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop in to happy, healthy, successful adults. Founded in 1990, Out Youth has grown and changed over the years, but we’ve always retained our most important facet - providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to come together, receive support, and make friends who understand who they are. We host a variety of programs and services for youth, and provide training and resources for parents, teachers, and community members." Learn more about volunteering for Out Youth.


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PFLAG Austin

Locations vary


"PFLAG Austin provides peer support to people who need answers to their questions and help with strengthening family and life relationships." These LGBTQiA+ free support group meetings happen at five locations around Austin and surrounding areas (Buda, Central Austin, South Austin, Cedar Park, and Georgetown). Learn more about volunteering for PFLAG Austin.


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allgo

701 Tillery St. Box 4


"Allgo celebrates and nurtures our vibrant queer people of color communities here in Texas and beyond through our cultural arts, wellness, and social justice programming. We support artists and artistic expression; promote health and wellness; and mobilize our community to make change. We work deeply and intentionally with our partners and allies to challenge marginalization and oppression in all their forms, and to build a just and equitable society." Learn more about volunteering for allgo.


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TGQ Social

2307 Manor Rd (The Vortex)


"The TGQ Social is for the trans spectrum: genderqueers, trans ladies, trans fellas, gender non-conforming types and all those who support and love us!" Happening once a month at The Vortex, this casual meetup for all gender diverse people and allies (of all ages!) begins around 6 PM and lasts until whenever.


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The Q Austin / AIDS Services of Austin

1023 Springdale Rd


"The Q Austin is dedicated to empowering young Gay, Bi, Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, and MSM (men who have sex with men) 18-29. We mobilize these individuals, community partners and volunteers to help create a space to organize events, outreach, and other programs to support The Q's mission of reducing HIV/STI transmissions." Get involved with The Q Austin.


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The Kind Clinic

1101 W 40th St #102


"The Kind Clinic is a full service sexual health and wellness clinic. A program of Texas Health Action, the Kind Clinic provides sexual health services including PrEP and PEP access, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, and gender affirming care to Central Texans in need. The Kind Clinic strives to provide sexual health services to all members of the LGBTQ community and allies, regardless of race, creed, gender expression, or sexual orientation." Learn more about volunteering at The Kind Clinic.


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Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

3007 N Lamar Blvd


"Formerly AGLCC, we are Central Texas' home for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender supportive businesses and organizations. The Chamber is the best resource for places to shop, things to do, arts and entertainment, organizations to support, and all manner of queer-friendly businesses."


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Gender and Sexuality Center

The University of Texas at Austin


"The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexualtiy. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the LGBTQ communities through education, outreach, and advocacy." Learn how you can get involved with the GSC.


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Waterloo Counseling Center

314 E Highland Mall Blvd Suite 301


"Waterloo Counseling Center is a nonprofit agency that provides affordable, high quality mental health counseling and therapy services to individuals, couples and families in Austin, TX. We welcome the entire Greater Austin community, and have specific expertise in serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community; Spanish speakers; and people living with HIV/AIDS." Learn how you can support the Waterloo Counseling Center.


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Lesbian & Gay Peace Officers Association


"The Austin Lesbian & Gay Peace Officers Association (LGPOA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports LGBTQ+ sworn, civilian, and retired employees of the Austin Police Department by providing a voice for equality. We strive to serve as role models and to strengthen relationships between the police department and Austin’s vibrant LGBTQ+ communities." Become a member here.


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Project Transitions

7101 Woodrow Ave #B


"Project Transitions serves people with HIV/AIDS by providing supportive living, housing, and hospice in compassionate and caring environments." You can make a difference by volunteering for Project Transitions.


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Stonewall Democrats of Austin


"Stonewall Democrats of Austin (SDA) is a group of LGBTQ and Allies. We participate in political activities that create a strong and effective voice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in local and state policy decisions." Learn more about the organization here.


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Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition


Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition is a program of Out Youth that has events around Austin. 'We envision a world where all transgender and non-binary persons are treated with dignity and respect, and receive quality and well-informed healthcare. We believe that the transgender and gender non-binary community should feel comfortable speaking to their healthcare providers. In turn, healthcare providers need training to serve these patients with compassion, understanding, and clinical expertise."


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Austin Gay & Lesbian Senior Services

1700 Rutherford Lane


"Family Eldercare is here for you and for those you love! For 35 years, Family Eldercare has taken pride in ensuring that ALL seniors and adults with disabilities, along with their families, are cared for. As experts in aging, Family Eldercare can provide additional resources for individuals and families in the LGBTQ+ community. Established in 2012, AGLSS has provided aging services and resources for our LGBTQ+ community, ensuring that no one has to age alone. Through the support and foundation of the Bettie Naylor fund, these services are extended to the economically challenged as well. AGLSS, incorporated throughout our entire mission, is here to help you find the best care solution for your family, including benefits and insurance processing." Volunteer with Family Eldercare, the parent company, here.


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Equality Texas

701 Brazos Street, Suite 150


"Equality Texas advocates and lobbies for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expressoin. Equality Texas Foundation educates and engages the public about policies and their effect on Texas of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions." Learn more about volunteer opportunities.


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Austin Galano Club

6809 Guadalupe St.


"The Austin Galano Club (AGC) is a non-profit corporation formed to serve the recovering community of Austin and surrounding areas, specifically for the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender community, their allies, and serving all 12-step based programs and related activities. The club is focused on providing a facility and operational support for the meeting spaces for such groups, as well as providing social, community education, and service opportunities to the group members served. The club will operate to further provide a place for the recovery community to have a safe, affordable, comfortable place to gather, whether for a meeting or for social purposes. Although focused on serving the LGBTQ Recovery Community, AGC welcomes all persons in recovery, or supporting those in recovery, without regard to race, color, creed, or sexual identity or orientation." Donate to the organization here.


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L Style G Style Headquarters

1412 Collier St. Bldg B


"L Style G Style is an Austin-based lifestyle media company that has profiled gay individuals and straight allies in Austin since 2007. We offer a forum for reaching highly discerning and affluent consumers who set the tastes and trends for our society as a whole."


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Austin LGBT Bar Association


"We are Austin’s organization for LGBT legal professionals and our allies. The Austin Bar offers a variety of member benefits, including networking with judges and other attorneys, discounted and free CLE, and community service opportunities." Learn about volunteering opportunities here.


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Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation


"The mission of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation is to educate, resource, and connect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Austin, Texas. Formed in 2010, the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF) is the 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to managing and organizing Austin’s annual PRIDE Celebration and Stonewall Rally." Volunteer with AGLPF here.


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Austin Prime Timers


"Incorporated in 1990, this non-profit social club continues to support mature gay and bisexual men in Central Texas. With over 170 members, there are a variety of activities to engage every week, most are no/low cost. New members are always welcome. More information here.


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