Worcester Community Resources

Greater Worcester/Central Massachusetts Resources for LGBTQIAP+ Students
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME)
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-831-5796

LGBTQIAP+ Friendly Salons and Barbers

Fleet Street Barbering Company

Fleet Street Barbering Company

Heartland Barber

Heartland Barber

Motley Crew Barber Shop Worcester

Motley Crew Barber Shop

Rat's Nest

Rat's Nest

Recalde’s Barber Shop

Recalde’s Barber Shop

LGBTQIAP+ Affirming Houses of Worship

Congregation of B’nai Shalom (Reform)

Congregation of B’nai Shalom (Reform)

First Baptist Church (Baptist)

First Baptist Church (Baptist)

First Unitarian Church (Unitarian Universalist)

First Unitarian Church (Unitarian Universalist)

Trinity Lutheran Church (Lutheran)

Trinity Lutheran Church (Lutheran)

United Congregational Church

United Congregational Church

LGBTQIAP+ Events in Worcester

Pride Worcester

Pride Worcester recognizes, promotes, educates, and unifies the Central Massachusetts LGBTQ+ community, allies, and supporters.

Electric Haze

Electric Haze is a music lounge and hookah bar that frequently hosts events like Drag Karaoke.

  • 26 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA 01610
  • NOTE: 21+
Queer the Scene

Queer the Scene hosts creative events (e.g. music, art, performance).

LGBTQIAP+ Community Resources

AIDS Project Worcester, Inc.

AIDS Project Worcester, Inc. (APW) is the primary and most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Central Massachusetts. It is the second largest ASO in New England, providing services to persons living with HIV/AIDS since 1987. Over the decades, APW has adapted and expanded to meet emerging public health issues in Central Massachusetts, which is reflected in the multiple services we offer today to both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people.

PFLAG of Greater Worcester

PFLAG of Greater Worcester is a local chapter of the national organization PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends Lesbians and Gays.

Safe Homes

Safe Homes is a program supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) young people, and their straight allies, between the ages of 14 and 23. The group is led by youth peer leaders, professional staff, and volunteers who offer support, resources, and opportunities for socialization in a safe and nurturing environment.

Supporters of Worcester Area GLBTQ+ Youth (SWAGLY)

Supporters of Worcester Area GLBTQ+ Youth (SWAGLY) is a social support club for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies who are 18 years old and under. Since 1984 SWAGLY Programs have been a part of the lives of countless LGBTQ+ youth in the greater Worcester area.

LGBTQIAP+ Friendly Healthcare

Bedrock Recovery Center (BRC)

Bedrock Recovery Center (BRC) is a remodeled healthcare facility located in Canton, Massachusetts whose mission is to provide emotional and physical stabilization in early recovery, promote a trauma-informed environment of clinical and peer support, and coordinate aftercare resources for ongoing treatment and recovery.

They also provide: "LGBTQ: A Guide From Addiction To Recovery".

This guide can help LGBTQ+ individuals and their loved ones learn more about substance use in the LGBTQ community—and how to find the right treatment program for you.

Within this guide, you’ll find:

  • causes of drug and alcohol abuse in the LGBTQ community
  • barriers to care for LGBTQ individuals
  • how to find an inclusive/LGBTQ treatment facility
  • substance use trends in the LGBTQ community
  • recovery resources for LGBTQ individuals
  • a list of LGBTQ support hotlines

Content warning: This guide contains information that may be triggering for LGBTQ+ readers who are struggling with mental health or substance misuse.

Boston IVF Fertility Clinic (Egg Freezing and Sperm Banking)

Boston IVF offer world-renowned infertility treatment services (egg freezing and sperm banking).

Boston Medical Center (BMC) - GenderCare Center

Boston Medical Center (BMC) - GenderCare Center provides accessible, individualized, and comprehensive gender-affirming care for the communities we serve while also advancing education, research, and advocacy efforts across New England and beyond.

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader in Worcester, MA providing care to LGBTQ+ youth and adults, including providing gender affirming hormone therapy and trans health care.

Fenway Health

The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. They provide high quality, comprehensive health care, research, education and advocacy. Fenway Health is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center.

Pathways for Change, Inc.

Pathways for Change, Inc. is a rape crisis center with 24-hour crisis intervention, support groups, counseling, and advocacy for survivors

  • 588 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608
  • 24-Hour Hotline: 800-870-5905
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Video Phone: 508-502-7681
  • https://pathwaysforchange.help/
Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood offers affordable health care and LGBTQ services including HIV and STD testing and Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy. 

Tufts Medical Center Primary and Specialty Care - Framingham

Tufts Medical Center Primary and Specialty Care - Framingham

National Hotlines and Resources

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) offers resources and information for people on the asexual or aromantic spectrum.

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBTQ advocacy organization within the United States.

LGBT National Help Center

LGBT National Help Center support volunteers who identify as part of the LGBTQIAP+ family providing free & confidential peer-support, information, and local resources through national hotlines and online programs.


MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending oppression and discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free.

Looking for more? Click here.