• Las Buenas Amigas
Las Buenas Amigas has provided a safe space for Latina Lesbians, and have helped mothers, daughters, sisters come together. LBA has become FAMILY for new immigrants who do not have anyone in the United States, and even for the ones that do.
• Colombian Lesbian and Gay Association (COLEGA)
COLEGA offers a Social, Cultural and Educational environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Colombian community and our allies in the metropolitan area of New York.
Mateando provides a cultural, social, and emotional atmosphere for the Argentinean/Uruguayan LGBT immigrant community and their allies. Mateando does so by developing leadership and empowering its members.
• Primer Movimiento Peruano
The Primer Movimiento Peruano provides services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Peruvian community living in the United States. Likewise, Primer Movimiento Peruano develop activities where participants can reconfirm their sexual identity and cultural background.
• Puerto Rican Initiative to Develop Empowerment (PRIDE)
PRIDE is an educational, cultural and social organization formed by LGBT people of Puerto Rican origin or descent. The mission of PRIDE is to promote our identities – both cultural and sexual – and to advocate for issues fundamental to the LGBT community, to increase our visibility, and to provide a safe haven for discussion and expression.
• Gay and Lesbian Dominican Empowerment Organization (GALDE)
The Gay and Lesbian Dominican Empowerment Organization (GALDE) was founded in November 2001. We seek to increase the political visibility of the Dominican LGBT community and to provide HIV/health awareness, educational and cultural activities. GALDE is well known for organizing a large, community-based health fair every year for the past 17 years! In recent years this health fair has been held at Ft. Washington Park and attracted thousands of Washington Heights residents.
• Venezuelan Gay United (VGA)
• Venezuelan and Latin-American Lesbian and Gay Organization (VALGO).
VALGO is a non for profit organization dedicated to help out Venezuelan and Latin-American LGBTST communities living in New York City to find all kinds of services and moreover to share with other Latin-Americans communities. We have immigration services, social services and recreational activities.
Mano a Mano
Empowering the Latino LGBT in New York
Mano a Mano is a network of Latino LGBT organizations and activists based in New York that was founded in 1997. Mano a Mano's mission is to increase the well-being, visibility and political power of the Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community as a means to defeat the inequalities that our communities face based on our ethnicity, race, immigration status, social status, gender expression and sexual identity.
Mano a Mano does its work by
- Sharing and disseminating information on activities and services available to the NY Latino LGBT community through a Communications Network;
- Addressing the issues that affect the NY Latino LGBT community (including but not limited to AIDS/HIV prevention and treatment, general health care, housing, immigration, language access, same sex violence, homophobia, coming out, visibility and cultural awareness) and
- Supporting the development of Latino LGBT organizations in NY by offering technical support, developing connections to funding sources and creating collaborative opportunities.