Houston LGBTQ Community

Houston's LGBTQ community strives to empower its neighbors through education, counseling and volunteerism – providing a network of support that promotes a healthy and happy lifestyle. Learn about getting involved with Houston's LGBTQ community with some of these organizations or take advantage of their services. Houston's LGBTQ community is strong. Be a part of the cause – or just have a good time.

Nonprofits and Social Organizations

AIDS Foundation Houston

AIDS Foundation Houston Inc. is a nonprofit founded in 1982 as Texas' first organization dedicated to HIV prevention education and services. The group's mission is to create positive social impact through the innovative management of HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.
3202 Weslayan St.
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-623-6796

Assist Hers

A volunteer organization that provides non-medical in-home support and care to lesbians with illnesses.
401 Branard St.
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-521-4628
Website: assisthers.org

Avenue 360

Bering Omega and Houston Area Community Services came together under the name Avenue 360 in 2016. They help provide compassionate health care and social services to residents, regardless of economic status.
Phone: 713-529-6071
Website: Avenue360.org

Classic Chassis Car Club of Houston

Classic Chassis Car Club is a gay and lesbian car club whose members own or have an interest in classic cars, models, literature or automobilia.
The Houston club meets monthly, sponsors road trips and every four years hosts the Golden Girls Car Show and Event, attracting participants and guests from across the state and country. The club is a member of the national org.LCCI, with more than 2200 members.
Website:  www.classicchassishouston.org  

The Diana Foundation

Recognized as the oldest continuously active gay organization in the United States, the Dianas were founded in 1953 with the mission of raising and distributing funds to organizations serving the gay community. 
Website: thedianafoundation.org

Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity

Delta Phi Upsilon is the first Black international Fraternity for gay men. Composed primarily of a diverse group of gay men of color,  Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity has, over the past 26 years, developed educated men who put their individual and collective talents and skills to work to promote human kindness, positive relationships among fellow gay men, and a moral standard of the highest ideal. 
Website: dphiu.org

Dignity Houston

Dignity Houston is an inclusive community of GLBT Catholics and their friends in Houston, Texas. Established in 1974, we have met for prayer and religious services every Saturday evening for three decades. All are invited to our gatherings. 
Website: dignityhouston.org 

Executive and Professional Association of Houston

The Executive and Professional Association of Houston (EPAH) was formed in April 1978 in Houston, Texas. It was established to provide a non-political forum for discussion of business and community affairs, to encourage and foster social and business relationships among the membership, and to support such educational and/or charitable causes as may be approved by the membership.
Website: EPAH.org

Empire of the Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Single Star 

ERSICSS aims to sponsor, support, and promote community charitable and educational programs and efforts through fundraisers and events. The organization was founded in 1983. 


Gay and Lesbian Parents

Social and support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parents, their partners and kids, and parents in planning.
PO Box 7462
The Woodlands, TX 77387
Website: hglp.org

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a network of LGBT and allied business owners and corporate partners committed to supporting business development and growth.
Website: houstonlgbtchamber.com

Gulf Coast Archive & Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender History

Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History, Inc. (GCAM) is a large collection of artifacts and stories, from the 1950's to the present, focusing on the Texas Gulf Coast area. GCAM facilitates education and research for all interested in learning about the GLBTQ community. GCAM will continue to tell the stories of the triumphs and struggles of this community for future generations.The organization makes collective histories available on line through a partnership with Special Collections oat the University of Houston Library by digitization to make them available for educational purposes online through our webpage and theirs. We also further education through the utilization of a museum or similar venue.

For more information on our collections, where we might have a current exhibit, or to fine out how to host an exhibit contact Judy Reeves at curator@gcam.org 

822 W 14th St
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 832 722-5785
Website:  gcam.org

Houston Equality Dental Network

The Houston Equality Dental Network is a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing awareness to LGBTQ+ related oral health issues, while also acting as a professional and social networking group for LGBTQ+ dental professionals. Our mission is to raise educate dentists on how to better care for the LGBTQ community while also empowering LGBTQ+ patients and ensuring equal access to care.
Email: equalitydentalnetwork@gmail.com
Website: https://www.houstonequalitydental.org/

Houston Pride Band

Serving as a community band in Houston's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community, the Houston Pride Band has several groups that perform at community events throughout the year as well as concerts and parades. We also provide a fun social experience for musicians.
Phone: 832-356-7476
Website: houstonprideband.org

Houston Prime Timers

Prime Timers are older gay or bisexual men who enrich their social lives, engage in diverse activities, and enjoy opportunities and friendships with other Prime Timers throughout the world. Our organization is emerging as a leading force in the gay and bisexual communities with over 75 chapters throughout North America and Australia.
Website: primetimersww.net/houston

Houston Transgender Unity Committee

The Unity Committee formed in 1998 to bridge the gap between the various groups and organizations that represent the transgender community in Greater Houston. The group also works to unite the various segments of the GLBT and promote education and advocacy.
Website: http://htuc.org/

Krewe of Olympus

One of the largest predominately gay Mardi Gras Krewes in the United States. Membership is open to all. The group's principal aims are to present theatrical and educational events that perpetuate and continue Mardi Gras traditions and to raise money for community charities such as the Lesbian Health Initiative and Art League Houston. 
Website: kreweofolympus.org/

Lambda NextGen

Lamda NextGen is a networking group for gay and lesbian young professionals in the Houston area. They host monthly happy hours as well as other regular social events. 
Website: facebook.com/LambdaNextgenHouston

Lambda Center Houston

Lamda Center Houston is an LGBT 12-step clubhouse hosting meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Crystal Meth Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous.
Phone: 713-521-1243
Website: lambdahouston.org/

Lesbian Health Initiative

Established in 1992, the Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc. (LHI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to eliminating barriers to healthcare and promoting health and wellness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-identified women and transgender men through collaborative and integrated education, access and advocacy programs.
401 Branard St.
Houston, TX 77006
Website: LHIHouston.org

Legacy Community Health Center

Legacy Community Health is a full-service health care facility providing comprehensive, primary care services to all Houstonians in a culturally sensitive, judgment-free and confidential environment. Legacy has specialized in HIV/AIDS testing, education, treatment and social services since the early 1980s. The center also provide care for other chronic health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Each year Legacy serves more than 20,000 men, women and children. 
215 Westheimer Blvd. 
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-830-3000
Website: legacycommunityhealth.org

Mayor Turner's LGBTQ Advisory Board

Established by Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016, this board of 49 members serves as a direct link between the mayor’s office and the LGBTQ community, providing advice and recommendations on issues.

Montrose Center

The Montrose Center provides culturally affirming and affordable behavioral health and prevention services to the LGBTQ community and their families. Need to talk to someone? Gay. Lesbian. Bisexual. Transgender. They're answering the call. For more information on their LGBTQ switchboard, click here.

401 Branard St., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-529-0037
Website: montrosecenter.org

Montrose Grace Place

2515 Waugh Dr.
Houston, Texas 77006
Phone: (832) 239-0824
Website: https://www.montrosegraceplace.org/

Grace Place provides a safe, welcoming environment for vulnerable homeless youth of all sexualities and genders, providing nourishment, healthy relationships, and hope for the future.

Open Gate

Open Gate is a nonprofit that provides a safe and welcoming place for homeless young adults ages 18-30. The program in particular caters to LGBTQ young adults who generally have a very difficult time at shelters and agencies.
Phone: 713-526-1017
Website: beringopengate.org

Out & Equal

Out & Equal provides educational and networking programs that empower companies to maintain inclusive work environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Join the Out & Equal Houston Chapter

Outreach United

Outreach United is a cultural organization that uses art, festivities, and social events to raise and distribute funds to organizations and individuals resulting in the creation of a conduit for social awareness, understanding and tolerance.

PFLAG Houston

The local chapter of this national organization is committed to helping families understand and accept their gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual family members.
Phone: (713) 46P-FLAG (467-3524) 

Pride Houston Inc.

For over 30 years, Pride Houston Inc. has worked at the heart of the local LGBT community to educate and celebrate the diversity within our city's large population. Every year, Pride Houston works hard with national sponsors and local volunteers to organize and produce a series of events that cater to and promote Houston's ever-growing LGBT community. The Houston Pride Festival and Pride Parade are at the center of the celebration and are attended by over 200,000 people annually from all over the world. To get involved or find out more visit the organization's website.
P.O. Box 66071
Houston, TX 77266-6071?
Phone: (713) 529-6979?
Website: pridehouston.org


The Houston Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the arts as a tool for communication and cooperation among diverse communities. The festival presents programs by, about, or of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
PO Box 1007
Houston, TX 77251

Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church

With over 500 attending Sunday Worship services at 9 & 11 am, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church is the largest Christian church in Houston with a primary outreach to the LGBTQ community and their allies. Since its founding in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches around the world have been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements as an international advocate for the most vulnerable in the community. 
2025 West 11th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-861-9149

Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years

Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years (SPRY) is an organization that helps LGBT seniors who may be experiencing some difficulty as they age. SPRY strives to shine a light on the lives of these seniors, enabling them to get the help they need. 
401 Branard St. 
Houston, TX 77006
Website: spryhouston.org/

Tony's Place

Tony’s Place is a drop-in center in Montrose for youth 13 - 24 who are unstably housed, couch surfing or experiencing homelessness. They offer a safe place where you can come, hang out and access services, free of charge, such as hot meals, showers, laundry etc.
Website: TonysPlace.org

LGBT Media

OutSmart magazine

Houston's largest LGBT publication, this monthly magazine has served the city for more than 20 years. Each issue includes feature stories, celebrity profiles, local/national news, insightful columns, pictures from recent events and more. 

Montrose Star

The Montrose Star is an entertainment and news publication published every other week covering the local LGBT community. 

Queer Voices

A weekly radio program bringing news, events and entertainment to listeners of KPFT.  

After Hours

Queer Radio with attitude. Saturdays at midnight on KPFT.
Website: Facebook.com/AfterHoursKPFT

Love Wins Texas Weddings

A bi-annual magazine for LGBT weddings with articles, resources and tips for the perfect wedding.
Website: LoveWinsTexas.com

LGBT Sports Groups

FrontRunners Houston

FrontRunners is an informal group of gay and lesbians bound together by their love for running. Participants meet up twice a week for a three-mile group run at Memorial Park. There are also weekly dinners, regular social events and group participation in local and out-of-town races.

Houston Hurricanes

The Houston Hurricanes are the city's gay flag football organization. The group holds regular games on a seasonal basis.  
Website: facebook.com/HoustonHurricanes/info

Houston Outdoor Group

The Houston Outdoor Group (HOG) is a social group for gay men, lesbians and gay friendly people who enjoy the outdoors. Activities are organized by HOG members and are reported in the monthly newsletter and website. Events include camping, hiking, beaches and much more. 
Website: houstonoutdoorgroup.org/

Houston Tennis Club 

The Houston Tennis Club is a member-based, nonprofit organization with a roster ranging from novice to advanced tournament players. HTC players meet weekly at the Memorial Park Tennis Center. 
Website: houstontennisclub.org/

International Gay Bowling Organization, Houston Chapter

IGBO has almost 200 Member Leagues across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand - one of the largest Gay and Lesbian Sporting Organizations in the world! Find the league closest to you!
Website: HoustonInvite.com

Lone Star Volleyball Association

Bump, Set & Spike your way into the Lone Star Volleyball Association (LSVA). Our focus is committed to promoting and developing the sport of volleyball in the Houston GLBT community. A proud member of the North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA), we provide year-round playing opportunities for all skill levels.
Website: lonestarvolleyball.org

Montrose Softball League

With over 30 teams, the MSL is the largest LGBT sports organization in Houston. Spring season play is from March – June with open recruitment starting in late January. Entry to advanced skill levels of play. Fall season play from September – November.
PO Box 541954
Houston, TX 77254-1954
Website: montrosesoftballleague.com