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

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Call for LGBTQ+ Artists Submissions

There will be a January 2023 LGBTQ+ Art Exhibit on the theme of Civil Lights held at the Essex County Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Building in Newark. The event is made possible by Essex County, NJPAC, and the Out Agency. Submissions from LGBTQ+ artists are being sought. Email the curator Rafeal Cuello for more information. The deadline for submissions is Jan 2nd.

News and Ongoing Groups & Services

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.

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

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

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!

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

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.

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.