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

Please ask us a question or leave a comment - We welcome you to Contact Us!

Go straight to our list of Upcoming Events!  Find out more about What We Do

Here on our home page you will find a list of our Ongoing Groups and Service

Scroll down to see  News & Information of note to our LGBTQ+ community in Bergen County

Ongoing Groups & Services

Womxn United is a weekly, online, inclusive group open to all queer-identifying women. For questions or more information, email: womxnsgroup@bergencountylgbtq.org

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

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

Click here for Event Calendar

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

Rainbow Haven is a weekly virtual meeting that provides a safe space for conversation, advice, and connection for anyone in the LGBTQ+ community.

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.

Equality Mental Health is offering a variety of support and therapy groups dedicated to members of the LGBGQ+ community. Click on the links to learn more.

News and Information 

The Future Perfect Project works to amplify queer young voices with workshops, media projects, and live performances. Join them for their free online bi-monthly writing workshop to help develop writing skills and tools for all.  The workshop meets 8pm-9pm every other Tuesday from Jan 30th, 2024 through June. REGISTER HERE

You can also listen or subscribe to their Queer Today Podcast!

Transgender and Gender-Affirming Resources

Click above to see some of the new listed transgender and gender-affirming resources that BCLA has posted on our website.

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.

STI and HIV testing and access to PrEP

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.

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.

Bergen County Ride Connect

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.