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Queer RI

This site has been created in collaboration with multiple community members in Rhode Island and nearby in hopes of gathering as many LGBTQ+ resources in one place as possible. Many of the resources listed are geared towards children, adolescents, young adults, and parents/families. The resources are for any and all gender diverse identities and individuals, including trans*, non binary, gender fluid, questioning, agender, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, and all other identities; as well as allies, family members, and friends of gender diverse individuals.

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HIV testing at MLK center

Aids Project RI is offering HIV testing by appointment at the MLK Center in Newport. They are also offering at-home testing kits for HIV and Covid-19.

To schedule a test contact



Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

They are the Rhode Island Chapter of the national organization, Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC). While they work for a future free of all oppressions, OLOC is specifically focused on the well-being of old lesbians (60+ years of age.)



At Channing Memorial Church

Interweave, Channing's group for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and allies focuses on education, support, and advocacy.


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LGBTQ Safe Zone Program

When you see a BCBSRI Safe Zone logo at a provider’s office, this identifies a healthcare practice that provides safe, affirming, and inclusive care to the LGBTQ community.


LGBTQ+ Support Group for domestic abuse survivors

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is offering an LGBTQ+ support group on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. The support group is specific to LGBTQ+ individuals who have experienced domestic abuse. They're currently in the phase of recruiting members, so spots are still open! Check them out.

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Picking Up The Pieces

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center‘s LGBTQ+ Advocacy program was created to provide services to fit the needs of the LGBTQ+ community, victims, and survivors in regards to their situation involving domestic violence or sexual assault.

For more info contact
Eunice David

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LGBTQ+ on Social Media

Newport Out Facebook Group

The Newport Out Facebook Group is the spot on social media where the LGTBQ+ can share resources, events, housing opps, ask questions, seek help, etc. Please join.



Services for LGBTQ+ Elders

The mission of SAGE /RI is to serve as a leader in identifying, addressing and bringing attention to issues related to aging among members of the LGBT community; to partner with constituents, allies and other stakeholders to create a culture in which older LGBT members of the community can enjoy a high quality of life; to support aging members of the community and advocate for their rights; to foster a greater understanding of LGBT aging; and to promote positive images of LGBT life in later years.

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Virtual Resource

At, our mission is to make personal health information accessible to everyone and empowering all of us to take control of our own health. By providing in-depth guides and comprehensive resources, we hope to help individuals and families make well-informed health decisions.


LGBTQ+ Groups for Youth

Check out our blog post for a list of different LGBTQ+ youth groups in Newport County. Including Rogers HS GSA, LEAD, GLOW, Thompson GSA, and St. Micheals GSA.



a Lesbian Archive/Library in Rhode Island

Currently, they focus primarily on archiving and sharing books, journals, and other materials from Lesbian and feminist independent presses, especially those from the early Women in Print movement (1965-2000). Wanderground supports learning from our past so Lesbians will continue to envision and create life-affirming and equitable communities.

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LGBTQ+ Support Meetings

Local LGBTQ+ Support Meetings

Hope Recovery Center of Newport is hosting a monthly peer support group for LGBTQ+ people on the second Tuesday of the month from 5-6 pm at Hope Recovery, 50 Washington Square, Newport, RI.   


For more information, call 401 619 1343



At Channing Memorial Church

Provides support, education, and advocacy for parents, families, friends and allies of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people across Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut.

If you are in need of additional information about Newport meeting you can reach Doreen at, or you can contact PFLAG Greater Providence at or call our Helpline at 401-307-1802 regarding our Providence meeting or for any other PFLAG information.

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