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

Happening soon...

Monkey Pox Vaccines Available

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is scheduling Monkey Pox vaccinations online.
CLICK HERE for Bergen County Vaccination Scheduling.
You can also check out our
BCLA Monkey Pox information page, with links to the CDC and more. If you live in neighboring counties, like Hudson or Passaic, check out the New Jersey Department of Health website for more vaccine locations

Join us for the BCLA Thanksgiving Party on Thursday, Nov 24th!

All are welcome to join us at 3pm Thursday, Nov 24th for our BCLA Thanksgiving party at the Central Unitarian Church 156 Forest Ave #1, Paramus, NJ. Bring a dish for the potluck! And please RSVP through our Facebook page by Nov 21st. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the party.

Oakland Pride's First Annual LGBTQ+ & Allies Friendsgiving Celebration

All are welcome to join Oakland Pride for their Friendsgiving celebration on Saturday, Nov 30th from 12pm-3pm at Ponds Reformed Church 341 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ. Please RSVP by email to There will be a Coffee Talk hosted before the lunch, at 11am, on the topic of LGBTQ+ Living: Surviving the Holidays.

New ThreadZ Event on Dec 10th in Creskill

Rainbow Cafe is sponsoring another ThreadZ Clothing event from 12pm-3pm on Dec 10th at the Creskill Congregational Church at 85 Union Ave in Creskill. All teens and young adults are welcome to come down and get free clothing that fits!

Watch highlights from this Barney Frank video Don't Live in Fear

Barney Frank was the first openly gay congressperson in United States history and a long-time political advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. This video has excerpts from a talk that addresses the need to take on challenges of stigma and representation in the LGBTQ+ community.

News & Ongoing Groups

Stay Safe from Monkeypox

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.

BCLA Receives Youth Grant!

BCLA is grateful and happy to be one of the organizations chosen to receive funding for a LGBTQ+ Youth Summer Enrichment Program with a grant from Together Outdoors, a coalition dedicated to making the outdoors a more inclusive space and more accessible to under-represented individuals.

A Monthly Queer Seniors event offering both In-Person and Zoom Options.

Click here for Event Calendar

A free, weekly Zoom group offering a space for those experiencing loneliness, depression, PNP, drug-use, anxiety and more.

In collaboration with NJ Buddies and Bridges4Life we have established a closet for our queer and transgender community

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!

Seeking Women Participants for Sexuality Study

Are you a woman who experiences attraction to multiple genders? If so, the Women with Multi-Gender Attraction Study invites you to participate in an online research study. Participation will involve completing one online survey, and potentially a confidential in-depth virtual interview with a member of our research team. Click on the attached flyer for more information.

A monthly in-person social gathering with dancing and food, for trans and non-binary individuals and LGBTQ+ allies too.