Regional Community Resources

Band Together
Band Together is a volunteer music organization in the greater St. Louis area, open to performers of all abilities, providing musical opportunities to members of the LGBTQ+ community in a safe and relaxed setting.

CHARIS: The St. Louis Women's Chorus
CHARIS is a diverse group of women united in their mission to perform music that celebrates and encourages women and the LGBTQ+ community.

Gateway Men's Chorus
Gateway Men's Chorus is an all-male chorus whose mission is to produce beautiful male choral music and present a positive image of gay men to the entire St. Louis community.

The LGBT Center of St. Louis

The goal of The LGBT Center of St. Louis is to to provide a safe and welcoming space, resources and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied community of The Gateway City and its surrounding areas through education, empowerment, outreach, and community building.

Prime Timers St. Louis
We are a fun and welcoming Social and Educational non-profit organization for mature (about 35 to 87+) Gay and Bi men throughout the Bi State region and beyond. Our members are a diverse group of over 180 men, both single and coupled, working and retired, coming from every race, class, profession and walk of life. We are also a local Chapter of Prime Timers Worldwide with over 7,000 members and 75+ Chapters.

PROMO: Promoting Equality for All Missourians
PROMO is Missouri's statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.

St. Louis Gender Foundation
The St. Louis Gender Foundation is a not-for-profit and non-sexual social/support and educational resource for gender non-conforming adults. We also welcome Significant Others, caring professionals, and all who support freedom of gender expression.

St. Louis Metro Rainbow of the Deaf
St. Louis Metro Rainbow of the Deaf (StL MRD): A social group for deaf gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as well as both interested hearing individuals and gay-friendly people in the Metro St. Louis area. The goal is to setup a social circle to meet and enjoy good times together for both deaf and hearing individuals.

Team St. Louis
TSL, Inc is organized to educate the Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Bisexual and Transgender (GLSBT) public in various methods of promoting general health and the benefits of participation in local, national and international competitive sports as a specific means of health promotion.


Affirming Restaurants and Bars

These businesses are known to be LGBTQ+ affirming, however please use your own instincts when in all spaces.

An interactive map of LGBTQ+ friendly spaces depending on your interests can be found here.

The St. Louis LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Gateway Business Guild) is the St. Louis chapter of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to strengthen the economic potential of the St. Louis metro area LGBTQ+ business communities through business certification, education, networking, and advocacy. Please browse the member directory for businesses that are LGBTQ+ owned/operated and businesses certified as Trans/LGBTQ+ friendly. 


Internet Resources

  • ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union
    ACLU resources and links for LGBT youth and schools including Know Your Rights: A Quick Guide for LGBT High School Students, information on the Equal Access Act/Gay-Straight Alliances, harassment, free speech/free expression/prom, privacy, equal protection, transgender/gender nonconforming student resources, school web filtering and more.
    A web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction. Studies have show that individuals in the LGBTQ+ community are likely to use and abuse alcohol and drugs while in college and tend to continue to abuse throughout their lives. We work to spread awareness of issues like this and to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence.
    Provides consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression.
  • Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network  (GLSEN)
    Working to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
    LGBTQ+ law, policy, and business activism. News and resources.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
    NCTE is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization pursuing life-saving change for transgender people. Find news, discussion and resources.
  • National Resource Center for LGBT Aging
  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
    With over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters, PFLAG unites people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) with families, friends, and allies.
  • Trans lifeline
    A lifeline staffed by transgender people for transgender people – volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
  • Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER)
    A youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to a focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, the mission of TSER is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers.
  • Transgender Law Center
    Working to change law, policy, and attitudes – provides information and assistance to individuals and families.
  • Transgender Resource Education and Enrichment Services 
    A resource aimed and dedicated to rural communities.
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
    An international multidisciplinary professional Association with the mission of promoting evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.