Our Denomination and Local Churches:
United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches - Our denomination's website. Find out what is happening worldwide and to learn more about the movement.
MCC South Gulf Coast Network of Churches (our network):
Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge - Our sister church located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Cornerstone Metropolitan Community Church - Our sister church located in Mobile, Alabama.
New Orleans is an incredible city, replete with a long and interesting history, a diverse culture, and a pervasive willingness among many of its citizens to give love and support wherever it is needed most. Check out the pages linked from this page to learn more about the organizations, charities, and agencies that support both the LGBTQ community and the community at large.
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Metropolitan Center for Women and Children - Metro offers free and confidential services and support for ALL, men and women, survivors of domestic or intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking regardless of sexual orientation, gender or gender identity. Counseling and support groups, emergency shelter, and medical and legal advocacy services are available.
Drugrehab.com: LGBTQ & Addiction - Substance Abuse in the LGBT Community: Causes, Challenges, and Resources.
Addictionresource.com - This article explains why as much as 30% of LGBTQ people abuse drugs.
Advancedrecoverysystems.com - An article on how to recognize the signs of addiction.
Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans - Commercial Sexual Exploitation / Domestic Sexual trafficking Program.
SafeHome.org - Keeping your community safe: A guide to being a vigilant citizen.
Local LGBTQ Organizations:
ACLU of Louisiana - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana has been operating since 1956, working to fulfill the promises of the Constitution for equal treatment to all Louisianians under the law. The ACLU advises individuals on their rights, investigates instances of discrimination, and offers legal advice.
Gay New Orleans - Gay New Orleans is a website operated by The Ambush, a local gay newspaper. The site offers information to visitors and residents about LGBTQ-themes events in the city, as well as LGBTQ-friendly accommodations, dining, entertainment, and businesses.
Human Rights Campaign - Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Louisiana alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in Louisiana and how you can get involved with the New Orleans community.
Lesbian & Gay Community Center of New Orleans - One of the most comprehensive organizations in the city for information and referrals to LGBTQ-related resources, the LGCCNO is located at 2114 Decatur Street in the French Quarter. The Center hosts events and provides information campaigns for locals and visitors. Their website appears to be under construction right now, but this link will take you to their Facebook page, which includes all their contact information.
New Orleans Pride - New Orleans Pride's objectives are to create an atmosphere in the Gulf Coast Region, where everyone can feel comfortable, safe and respected. It’s time to stop segregation. New Orleans Pride is trying to create unity in all communities, bringing together the straight and homosexual communities.
PFLAG New Orleans - For almost 30 years, the Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays organization has operated a thriving chapter in New Orleans, dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons throughout the area. The organization seeks to enlighten the public, support LGBTQ individuals and their families, to end discrimination, and provide opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity.
NOAGE (New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders) - New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders (NOAGE), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was created from a steering committee of concerned residents and older adult service providers to address the challenges facing LGBT older adults in the New Orleans area.
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Support:
NO/AIDS Task Force - The NO/AIDS Task Force seeks to reduce the spread of HIV infection, provide services, advocate empowerment, safeguard the rights and dignity of HIV-infected persons, and provide for an enlightened public.
Project Lazarus - Founded over 25 years ago, Project Lazarus provides services to people living with AIDS who can no longer live independently, or whose family can no longer take care of them.
New Orleans Gay Men's Chorus - One of the Crescent City's finest gay traditions, begun in 1982. This group is a founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, and performs regularly at its festivals. \
NOLA Softball League - The NOLA Softball league is affiliated with the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance and the Amateur Softball Association. All are welcome to play. Members must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of the spring season and must live within 225 miles of New Orleans.
Big Easy Stompers - Local Country Western Dance Group. Line dance lesson every Wednesday at 8:00p at Mag's 940 Elysian Fields. Monthly country dance every second Saturday of the month from 9:00p to 12:00a also at Mag's 940 Elysian Fields.