What We Do

What We Do

BCLA works to advocate for equality and to connect the Bergen County LGBTQ+ community with the resources it needs. We celebrate our community’s diversity and work to create safe spaces that allow us to be our true selves. 

Programs for the LGBTQ+ Community

BCLA hosts and coordinates essential programs dedicated to the people who need them most in our community. In describing our work and its impacts, we want to give thanks for the many contributions of our local LGBTQ+ community and allies, who help all of this work possible. 

Youth Services


We host monthly meetups for local LGBTQ+ seniors, both in-person and virtual events, helping isolated seniors get together with their peers to start forming a community together. We also hold regular outdoor and other social events throughout the year for this underserved group. 


We host a recurring meetup and safe space for our local transgender community through the Marsha P. Johnson Social in Paramus. This will soon be a twice-monthly event to help this underrepresented part of the LGBTQ+ community to find a voice for themselves and for seeking needed resources. 



Mental Health Support

Promote LGBTQ+ Businesses

We list businesses and professional services that are either LGBTQ+ owned, or affirming and welcoming, including restaurants, cafes, clubs, attorneys, realtors, and more. We do this so our community can use the services of an increasing range of local businesses with confidence that their needs will be properly and respectfully dealt with. 

Outreach & Advocacy