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City of Somerville

Office of the LGBTQ Community Liaison: Connects, supports, and advocates for Somerville’s LGBTQ community.  Contact: Izzy Starr at 617-625-6600 x2404 or

LGBTQ Programs & Services Directory: Guide to resources for the LGBTQ community in Somerville and the Greater Somerville Area.

Somerville High School Gay/Straight and Gender/Sexuality Awareness Alliance (GSA): This is a group whose goals are to stop hatred, increase respect for diversity, and educate other students and the community about LGBTQ+ issues. They aren’t just about being gay; they are about meeting new people and making friends. They have interesting discussions, watch movies, play games, eat snacks, and more!  All are welcome.  Advisor: Julia Post, Room 337, Somerville High School, 81 Highland Avenue; Somerville, MA 02143, (617) 625-6600, ext. 6100

Book Recommendations

LGBTQ Reads Recommended Books for Young Adults: this site is dedicated to promoting curated LGBTQIAP+ literature for all ages.

Help Lines

Trevor Project (Text, Chat, Phone): The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

GLBT National Youth Hotline: 800-246-PRIDE (7743)  or 1-888-843-4564. Offers free, confidential, one-on-one peer support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741

Faith Based Organizations

First Church: Curious, fun-loving, warm, open. Progressive, justice-doing, questioning. We are Beloved.  So are you.

Havurat Shalom: The Havurah is a welcoming place for families of all kinds. We welcome singles, families of all configurations and interfaith families.

Keshet: Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life.

St. James Episcopal Church: To our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender brothers and sisters: “The Episcopal Church welcomes you!”

Unity Somerville: It is imperative that all our activities be free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, or sexual orientation. Our sincere desire is to ensure that all we do, say, and feel is nondiscriminatory and supports diversity.


It Gets Better: The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

How to Support Adolescents Questioning Their Sexuality: Resources, information, and suggestions for parents and allies, provided by 2U, Inc.

LGBT Youth Resources from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

LGBTQ Resource List from GLAAD - scroll down to see resources for youth's Guide to Mental Health for LGBTQ+ Students in College