Bergen County LGBTQ+ Alliance
Defend Love. Empower Minds. Save Lives.
BCLA's mission is to advocate for equality and resources for the LGBTQ+ community in Bergen County, NJ,
to celebrate our diversity, and to provide safe spaces to allow us to be our true selves.
Est. June 7, 2021
News and Information
The Bergen County Division of Senior Services is providing valuable 2023/24 Medicare Open Enrollment information. See these documents for more information:
BCLA is excited to be partnering with HUG (Healthcare Unity Group) - a nonprofit service providing low-cost testing for STIs and HIV, as well as access to PrEP. HUG provides in-person and online service that operates through a fully secure and confidential / HIPAA compliant arrangement. You can find more about HUG on their social media.
BCLA is providing walk-in and phone-based access to scheduling and receiving HUG services, which are provided online or with at-home kits. Walk-in scheduling is available Mondays from 10am to 2pm at our BCLA office at Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Avenue, Paramus NJ. Or use our office phone line at 201-375-3549.
CLICK HERE for Bergen County Vaccination Scheduling at New Bridge Medical Center
If you live in neighboring counties, like Hudson or Passaic, check out the New Jersey Department of Health website for more vaccine locations
Click above or on the image to get third-party information about Monkeypox that can help you make informed decisions and stay safe, including availability of vaccines in Bergen County.
The Bergen County Ride Connect service is for Bergen County resident seniors aged 60 and over who are in need of transportation from one location to another within Bergen County, such as senior centers, medical services, shopping, and more. This is a free service available Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm. Call 201-368-5955 to request service.
Ongoing Groups & Services
Rainbow Family Circle offers a welcoming space to explore questions, concerns, and hopes for all families with loved ones who identify as LGBTQ+. Participants will receive support from other families as well as from mental health professionals.
HiTOPS groups create a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to meet, socialize, offer and provide support, and participate in educational activities regarding healthy relationships, gender and sexuality, and more!