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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News and Information 

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.

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.

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.

Ongoing Groups & Services

This group is open to all queer-identifying womyn and meets monthly in a casual, private setting where we can share with and support the womyn of Bergen County. 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.

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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!

Support a Pride Flag in Oakland

Please sign this petition by Oakland Pride to help convince the town of Oakland to fly the Pride flag!

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.