Bergen County LGBTQ+ Alliance

BCLA's many services to the LGBTQ+ community are provided free of charge so we can reach as many community members as possible. Because our organization is funded wholly by grants and donations, we rely on the support of benefactors to our mission.

Please make a donation today to help us keep helping our community.

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

Our home page has a list of our Ongoing Groups and Service; scroll down for News & Information

Ongoing Groups & Services

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

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.

Creating and uplifting LGBTQ+ related clubs (like GSAs) across Bergen County by providing peer support, information, and resources to make them functional.

News and Information 

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. 

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.

Sexual Health

Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey provides accessible, confidential, and affordable reproductive health care services, emphasizing sexual self-determination. They have produced an LGBTQ+ Health Resource and Support guide, with resources for LGBTQ+ specific health care issues and gender-affirming health care.

Anal Cancer Screening

Some members of the LGBTQ+ community are at higher risk for anal cancer, and simple screening tests can save lives. You can call Englewood Health at 201-608-2800 to schedule a screening and most major health insurances are accepted. Click above to see the flier with more information and a list of people who are at higher risk.

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.

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.