Community Resources

CRISIS & HOTLINES

Support Specific to LGBTQ+ People

*If you are in immediate danger, call 911*

LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund: Posts bail for LGBTQ+ people held in jail or immigrant detention and raises awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ+ overincarceration.

LGBT National Help Center: Trained volunteer counselors; M-F 4:00 pm to midnight, Sat noon to 5:00 pm Eastern time. Multiple hot lines:

  • LGBTQ Coming Out Support Hotline: 888-OUT-LGBT (888-688-5428)
  • LGBTQ National Hotline: Peer info, support, resources; 888-843-4564
  • LGBTQ National Youth Talkline: For callers ages 25 and younger; 800-246-7743
  • LGBTQ National Senior Hotline: For callers ages 50 and older; 888-234-7243
  • 1-on-1 Online Peer-Support Chat (web-based chat with a volunteer counselor): Click here, then click the Programs tab

LGBTQ Teen Chatroom (moderated)

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:00–10:00 pm Eastern time
  • For those ages 19 and younger
  • Click here, then click the Programs tab

Trans Teen Chatroom (moderated)

  • Thursdays and Fridays, 7:00–10:00 pm Eastern time
  • For those ages 19 and younger
  • Click here, then click the Programs tab

National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY; a compassionate person will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns. The website offers other resources to teens and concerned adults. For example, Home Free is a program that reunites you with your family or legal guardian when you are ready—or helps you get to an alternative living arrangement.

The Network/La Red: 800-832-1901 (24 hours)

Survivor-led organizing to end partner abuse

Dirigida por sobrevivientes * Movilizando para acabar con el abuso de pareja

Free, confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ folks, as well as folks in kink and polyamorous communities, who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. Also offers information and support to friends, family, or co-workers on the issue of domestic violence in LGBTQ+ communities. You don’t have to leave or want to leave your relationship to get support.

Trans Lifeline: Provides peer support to trans and trans-questioning people. 24-hour hotline: 877-565-8860

The Trevor Project: Focuses on preventing suicide and self-harm for people ages 13 to 24.

  • 24-hour crisis hotline: 866-488-7386
  • 24-hour text support: 678-678
  • Web-based chatroom: TrevorSpace
  • Also offers online educational resources

Local Resources

*If you are in immediate danger, call 911*

Alachua County Crisis Center

  • 218 SE 24th St., Gainesville, 32641
  • Crisis Line: 352-264-6789; offers support to anyone in any kind of emotional distress. Individuals may also contact the crisis line if they have concerns that someone they know is experiencing suicidal/homicidal ideation, acute mental health concerns, family distress, self-harm, grief reactions, etc.
  • Individual, Couples and Family Counseling available: Call 352-264-6785 to make an appointment. For those in need of immediate assistance, walk-ins are also available.  
  • Mobile Response Team services (MRT) are available 24/7 when face-to-face contact is essential. This includes community-wide interventions, debriefings, and group counseling. 
  • Critical Information/Rumor Control Line (352-264-6557): Provides information and comfort during times of community disaster, such as hurricanes; Community Training in Crisis and Suicide Intervention; and a Survivors of Suicide support group for people affected by the suicide death of a loved one. For program information and presentation requests, call the business line at 352-264-6785. 
  • All services provided by the Crisis Center are free of charge.

Domestic Violence Helpline of Florida Legal Services

  • 850-385-0611
  • 800-955-8771 (TYY access)
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. except holidays
  • English and Spanish
  • Free translation and interpretation services are available
  • Gratis sèvis tradiksyon ak entèpretasyon ki disponib
  • Están disponibles servicios de interpretación y/o traducción gratis

Eviction Prevention Helpline of Florida Legal Services: 888-780-0443 (toll-free)

Peaceful Paths

  • Crisis services and ongoing support for survivors of intimate partner violence and their children, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Call: 352-377-8255
  • Text: 352-727-0948
  • Administrative offices: 352-377-5690 (Alachua County), 352-318-4852 (Bradford & Union Counties)
  • Runs Queer Survivors of Partner Abuse, a support group for people of any gender. Meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Pride Center from 6:30-7:30 pm. Text any questions to 904-364-0683.

Dial 2-1-1

United Way’s Dial 2-1-1 hotline provides connections to many kinds of resources and services:

  • Crisis and emergency counseling for mental health concerns, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking
  • Disaster assistance
  • Food
  • Financial assistance, literacy, and coaching
  • Health care and insurance assistance
  • Stable housing and utilities payment assistance
  • Unemployment services
  • Veteran services
  • Child care and family services

211 does more than “patch people through” to agencies. The goal is that when someone has a crisis they can reach a caring expert who offers comfort, hope, and solutions — from the first hello to the final connections to help.

Other Suicide Prevention Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

  • Call 988 or start a web-based chat: https://988lifeline.org/chat/
  • TTY Users: You can also use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988

National Suicide Hotline

  • 1-800-SUICIDE
  • (1-800-784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-TALK
  • (1-800-273-8255)

Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio

  • 1-888-628-9454

CHILDREN, TEENS, AND FAMILIES

Especially for families

PFLAG – Gainesville

  • PO Box 358472, Gainesville 32635
  • 352-340-3770
  • info@pflaggainesville.org
  • Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Pride Center, 3850 NW 83rd St, second floor. National organization that advocates for LGBTQ+ people and supports and educates those who love them. Local chapters provide peer-to-peer support to families who are just realizing they have an LGBTQ+ member. The national website, pflag.org, has helpful resources for those who don’t live near a chapter, including a monthly online meeting.

Partnership for Strong Families

  • Multiple service centers in north central Florida
  • Provides designed to protect local children from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Helps establish safe and permanent homes for them with their own families, partner families or adoptive parents. Actively recruits LGBTQ+ individuals and couples to assist in this effort.
  • See also Transgender Resources

Socializing & Support for Teenagers

Columbia County has a Pride Student Group open to all LGBTQ+ middle & high school students. Contact ColumbiaCountyPride@gmail.com

Pride Student Meet-ups in Gainesville are for middle-school and high-school students to socialize and have a free dinner. They happen on the fourth Friday of each month from 6:00–8:00 pm at the Pride Center, 3850 NW 83rd St, second floor. Parents are welcome to stay, there is a separate room for you.

Theatre Connect runs Teen Troupe, a theater group for LGBTQ+ teens and allies ages 12 to 17, in partnership with Gainesville Community Counseling Center. Sessions are crafted and conducted by experienced theatre practitioners and licensed counselors, ensuring a supportive creative experience for all.

Camps

CampOUT Florida

  • Orange Springs, FL
  • 720-515-0792
  • admin@campoutflorida.com
  • Facebook and Instagram
  • For ages 10–17. Focuses on helping campers do the most courageous thing possible: being and loving their authentic selves. This week-long overnight camp welcomes youth from all aspects of the rainbow and LGBTQ+ community, including all genders and sexualities, allies, and children of queer families. All are welcome and will be respected.

Camp Silver: A safe haven nestled amidst the lush forests and lakes of North Central Florida, providing an experience designed specifically for transgender, nonbinary and gender-expansive youth and their families. Offers a diverse range of engaging experiences, activities, and workshops that promote personal growth, artistic expression, and leadership development. Founded by Dr. Janet Silverstein, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Florida.

Transcending Adolescence

  • 904-574-1180
  • info@transcendingadolescence.org
  • Hosts an annual one-week summer Resilience Retreat for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse youth ages 13–17. These include a trans-specific Outdoor Adventure Program and mental health support from licensed professionals. Partners with the Trans Mentor Project piloted by the Sam Devorah Foundation, which pairs trans and nonbinary teens and young adults with adult mentors (ages 23+) for meetups on a monitored online platform. Retreat attendees can also participate in online discussion groups, workshops, panel discussions, and guest presentations.

Gay-Straight Alliances (as of September 2023)

Internet Chatrooms

Q Chat Space (moderated): Live chats for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19 most weeknights. Some are specific to trans/nonbinary teens, teens of color, or other groups. Some are for Spanish speakers. Sponsored by CenterLink (a national network of Pride Centers), PFLAG, and Planned Parenthood.

LGBTQ Teen Chatroom (moderated): A project of the LGBT National Help Center. For teens ages 19 and younger. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:00–10:00 pm Eastern time. Click here and then on the Programs tab.

Trans Teen Chatroom (moderated): A project of the LGBT National Help Center. For trans, nonbinary and gender-expansive youth ages 19 and younger. Thursdays and Fridays, 7:00–10:00 pm Eastern time. Click here and then on the Programs tab.

Telephone Support

One-on-One Confidential Assistance

  • LGBTQ National Youth Talkline: For callers ages 25 and younger; 800-246-7743
  • LGBTQ Coming Out Support Hotline: For callers of any age; 888-OUT-LGBT (888-688-5428)

National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY; a compassionate person will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns. The website offers other resources to teens and concerned adults. For example, Home Free is a program that reunites you with your family or legal guardian when you are ready—or helps you get to an alternative living arrangement.

The Trevor Project: Focuses on preventing suicide and self-harm for people ages 13 to 24

  • 24-hour crisis hotline: 866-488-7386
  • 24-hour text support: 678-678
  • Web-based chatroom: TrevorSpace
  • Also offers online educational resources

National Resources

Accord Alliance: For people with disorders of sex development (also called intersex people)

GSA Network: Aims to build the network of middle school and high school GSA clubs and support trans and queer youth uniting for racial, gender and educational justice. Offers a Back to School Queer Survival Guide.

Gender Spectrum: Committed to the health and well-being of gender-diverse children and teens through education and support for families, and training and guidance for educators, medical and mental health providers, and other professionals

GLSEN: Helps students, teachers and parents create better schools for LGBTQ+ youth, including advice on how to create a Gender and Sexuality Alliance at your school

imi: A digital, science-backed mental health tool for queer teens to learn coping skills, hear stories from real LGBTQ+ teens, and explore resources that affirm their queer identities and boost mental health. A partnership between CenterLink, HopeLab, the It Gets Better Project, and others.

InterACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth: The world’s largest intersex advocacy group for members ages 13 to 29

It Gets Better Project: Education and support for LGBTQ+ teens that links to more than 1000 organizations

The Q Card: The Q Card is a communication tool designed to help LGBTQ+ youth take charge of their health and talk to their providers about their identities

TransYouth Family Allies: Has a good list of resources for parents, teachers and others who support trans, nonbinary and gender-expansive children and teenagers

End of Life Resources

These individuals and organizations have asked to be included as resources for the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride Center makes no representation as to their effectiveness or whether they are LGBTQ+ or LGBTQ+ friendly.

Final Friends of Gainesville: A group of community volunteers who provide free education, guidance, and support for a “home funeral” to any individual or family who wants to care for their own deceased loved ones prior to burial or cremation.

Milam Funeral and Cremation Services

  • Gainesville: 311 S Main St, 352-376-5361
  • Newberry: 22405 W Newberry Rd, 352-472-5361

My Trail Ends

  • Rev. Jane B. Roy, Licensed Funeral Director
  • Will Heath, Licensed Funeral Director and End of Life Doula
  • Also on Facebook

D. Williams Mortuary Services

  • 6120 SW 13th St, Gainesville 32608
  • 352-204-2381

Legal Resources

These individuals and organizations have asked to be included as resources for the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride Center makes no representation as to their effectiveness or whether they are LGBTQ+ or LGBTQ+ friendly.

Victim of discrimination?

Click here for information about filing a claim

The Human Rights Ordinance of Alachua County protects individuals from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in employment, housing and public accommodations, within the geographic boundaries of Alachua County.

Additional protections against housing discrimination include familial status, citizenship status, lawful source of income, veteran or service member status, victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

“Public accommodations” are businesses that serve the public, whether they are publicly or privately owned or run by a nonprofit organization. Examples are restaurants, hotels/motels, shops, movie theaters, private schools, doctors’ offices and hospitals, and gyms.

Nonprofit Legal Organizations

Florida Legal Services

Aims to advance economic, social, and racial justice. Addresses discrimination based on race, immigrant status, disability, criminal history, history of domestic violence, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Many other services.

  • 4260 W. Newberry Rd., Suite 412, Newberry 32669
  • Main Phone: 407-801-4350
  • Assistance for Immigrants: 877-853-4677
  • Eviction Prevention Line: 888-780-0443 (toll-free)
  • Domestic Violence Legal Helpline: 850-385-0611

Southern Legal Counsel, Inc

Primarily represents low-income people. Provides legal representation in civil legal matters such as education advocacy, disability issues, LGBTQ+ equality, rights of people experiencing homelessness, and other civil rights.

  • 1229 NW 12th Ave, Gainesville 32601
  • 352-271-8890

Three Rivers Legal Services

Nonprofit law firm; free help with selected non-criminal cases

  • 1000 NE 16th Ave, Building I, Gainesville 32601
  • 352-372-0519

UF Gender Justice Clinic serves low-income clients who face violence, discrimination or other oppression based on their actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The clinic also assists adults and guardians of minor children who would like to change their name or gender on their ID. Confidential emails can be sent to GJC@law.ufl.edu

Attorneys

Donnelly and Gross

  • Employment law, labor, and discrimination
  • 2421 NW 41st Street, Suite A-1, Gainesville 32606
  • 352-374-4001

Adriane M. Isenberg, PA

  • Family law, especially adoption, divorce, alimony, child custody/visitation, child support
  • 912 NW 56th Terrace, Suite A, Gainesville 32605
  • 352-331-4922

Knellinger & Associates

  • Family law, business law, probate, estate planning, civil appeals
  • 2815 NW 13th St, Suite 305, Gainesville 32609
  • 352-373-3334

Kathleen Lucas

  • Wills and estate planning
  • 352-371-4853

McNeal Legal, LLC

  • Kelly R. McNeal, Esq.
  • Family law including second-parent adoption and divorce, business law, Florida appeals
  • 2830 NW 41st Street, Suite L, Gainesville 32606
  • 352-283-8151

Ossi, Withers & Harrison, PA

  • Estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, landlord/tenant law, contract disputes, commercial and civil litigation
  • 5618 NW 43rd St, Ste A, Gainesville 32653
  • 352-692-4888

The Pye Law Firm

  • Wills and estate planning, probate, estate administration, business law, bankruptcy
  • 3909 W Newberry Rd, Suite C, Gainesville 32607
  • 352-381-9799

Howard M. Rosenblatt, PA

  • Estate planning, probate, guardianships, elder law
  • 2830 NW 41st St, Suite H, Gainesville 32606
  • 352-559-9156

Help with Name Changes:

Personal Care Services

These individuals and organizations have asked to be included as resources for the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride Center makes no representation as to their effectiveness or whether they are LGBTQ+ or LGBTQ+ friendly.

Erin Jester (tailoring, alterations, cosplay, costumes)

Goldenrod Parlor (hair salon)

  • 220 NW 8th Ave, Suite 50, Gainesville 32601
  • 352-448-8694

Lili’s Alterations (and custom sewing)

  • 2441 NW 43rd St, Suite 22, Gainesville, 32606 (Shoppes at Thornebrook)
  • (352) 377-6255

Studio Midnight Hair Salon

  • 490 NW 60th St, Suite 5, Gainesville 32607
  • 352-872-2890

The Tease

  • Hair styling, alterations, custom clothes, wardrobe consultation, cosplay, costumes, sewing lessons, personal shopping
  • 2813 NW 6th St, Gainesville 32609
  • 352-562-9384

Third Space Somatics

  • Zoë Poulette, LMT
  • Somatic bodywork, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, in-person and virtual groups
  • 1624 NW 6th St (House of Yin), Gainesville 32609

Political Groups

Civic Media Center: A resource for progressive grassroots organizing, activism, and public awareness in Gainesville. Hosts an alternative library, reading room, info shop, pop-up free store and occasional queer events.

433 S Main St, Gainesville 32601

Equality Florida: A statewide advocacy organization that works to protect LGBTQ+ and HIV+ people in Florida through legislation, organizing in schools, support for businesses that adopt non-discrimination policies, and much more.

Human Rights Council of North Central Florida: Promotes social welfare and civic betterment by disseminating information about discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Also opposes discrimination based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, age, religion, national origin, or physical or mental disability. Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Pride Center. Not affiliated with the national Human Rights Council.

Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County: Educates Democrats about LGBTQ+ issues and supports LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+-friendly Democratic candidates. Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm.

Realtors

These individuals and organizations have asked to be included as resources for the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride Center makes no representation as to their effectiveness or whether they are LGBTQ+ or LGBTQ+ friendly.

Nancy (Trey) Anderson

  • Rabell Realty Group
  • 5213 SW 91st Terrace, Suite A, Gainesville 32608
  • 352-339-0818

Mike Hastings

  • Arista Realty
  • 2385 NW 18th Pl, Gainesville 32605
  • 352-538-1092

Allison Ables Real Estate

  • Ruth Segal
  • 352-538-4927

Helen Warren

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • (352) 214-7755

Socializing and Support

ACEs and AROs of N Central Florida (Facebook group): For individuals in North Central Florida who identify as being on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrums. The goal is to provide a safe space where you can join a community of people like you, near you.

Beyond the Binary: “A dynamic grassroots organization dedicated to celebrating and uplifting folks across the gender spectrum. The core mission centers on the creation of safe, empowering spaces that amplify the voices of queer people of color. Through a unique fusion of Drag, Ballroom culture, and Climate Justice advocacy, we aspire to cultivate a vibrant community where queer individuals feel safe and recognized.” Follow on Instagram.

Columbia & Alachua County FL LGBT Safe Space (Facebook group)

Columbia County Pride (Facebook group): Monthly group for youth and a monthly group for all ages. Transgender and nonbinary friendly, neurodivergent friendly, family friendly. Also on Instagram

Gainesville Pride Book Club: A program of the Pride Center for LGBTQ+ people who want to “read across” our differences, such as in age, class, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. 2 discussions (same book) per month: Meets on Zoom on third Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 pm and meets at the Pride Center on third Sundays, 3:00–4:00 pm.

GatorBears: A social group of friends old and new who get together to have fun and enjoy the company of other gay men who share their interests. P.O. Box 358251, Gainesville 32635; email: gatorbears@gmail.com

LGBTQIA+ Gainesville Word of Mouth (Facebook group): For LGBTQ+ people and allies. Share the good or bad of anything in Gainesville. You can also promote your business or share upcoming events in our community.

Ocala Pride (Facebook group): Announcements of events in Ocala, including its annual Pride Festival.

Out & About: A social group run by the Pride Center for LGBTQ+ people and allies ages 18+. “Meeting and forming friendships in real life based on common experience and interests without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex drive or a lack thereof.”

Pride Community Center of North Central Florida (“the Pride Center”): You’re reading our website, but don’t forget to follow our e-newsletter, Facebook, and Instagram! Go here to join up. We bring you the annual Pride Festival & Parade, the Gainesville Area AIDS Project, social events, meeting space free for rental by LGBTQ+ people, an LGBTQ+ library and information hub, volunteer opportunities (great way to meet people!), and many of the social/support groups named here.

Pride Student Meet-ups: A program of the Pride Center, are for middle-school and high-school students to socialize and have a free dinner. The group usually meets on the fourth Friday of the month. Parents are welcome to stay, there is a separate room for you. For announcements, subscribe to the Pride Center e-newsletter or follow the group on Facebook or Instagram.

Queer Crafting Collective: A new program for queer adults to get together to craft, chat, and build community. Some supplies (yarn, fabric, beads, etc.) and patterns are provided, or bring your own. Meets in the large community room at the Library Partnership Branch, 912 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, on the last Saturday of each month, 2:00-3:00 pm. Sponsored by the Alachua County Library District.

Queer Exchange Gainesville FL (Facebook group): For LGBTQ+ people and parents of LGBTQ+ children. For discussions, announcements of events, business announcements, and sales/exchange of gently used items.

Queering Family GNV (Facebook group): For parents/caregivers who are queer and live in Gainesville and surrounding areas. Not for straight parents of queer kids: for that see PFLAG. The group seeks to be as anti-oppressive as possible and honors all family structures, no matter genders, configurations, histories, and paths to parenthood.”

Rainbow Resilience: A mental health discussion group for LGBTQ+ adults. It isn’t therapy, but it’s led by a therapist, Ezra Stone, LCSW. It meets at the Pride Center on the third Saturday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm.

The Seniors Group: A program of the Pride Center, is a social group for LGBTQ+ people who identify as seniors (generally age 50+). It meets various places, usually on the second Saturday of the month from 2:00–4:00 pm at the Pride Center. To be added to the email list, write to pccncf@gainesvillepride.org

TranQuility: TranQuility’s vision is to foster strong connections among transgender people in North Central Florida, provide education on how to be an ally to transgender and gender non-conforming people, and collaborate with other local organizations with similar goals. TranQuility aims to create a strong community of friends and allies.

University Club: Gainesville’s only LGBTQ+ club. Must be 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink. Dancing, pool tables, video games. Shows by drag performers. Follow on Instagram. 18 E University Ave (entrance in back off 1st Ave), Gainesville 32601; 352-378-6814.

Unspoken Treasure Society: Exists to inspire, empower, uplift, and create platforms to give a voice to voiceless transgender and gender non-conforming persons of marginalized communities.” It has chapters in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Atlanta. In Gainesville it meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Pride Center.

The Veterans Meet-up: A program of the Pride Center, is for LGBTQ+ military veterans of all eras to share, make new friends, and engage in fun activities together. First Sunday of each month, 2:00-4:00 pm at the Pride Center. Light refreshments.

Spiritual Groups

These organizations have asked to be included as resources for the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride Center makes no representation as to whether they are LGBTQ+ friendly.

Ocala

Center for Spiritual Living

  • 1009 NE 28th Ave, Ocala 34470
  • 352-629-3897

First Congregational United Church of Christ

  • 6140 SW 78th Avenue Rd, Ocala 34481
  • 352-329-2023

Temple Beth Shalom

  • 6140 SW 78th Avenue Rd, Ocala 34481
  • 352-329-2031

Gainesville

Community of Christ

  • 7231 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville 32605
  • 352-213-6902

First United Methodist Church

  • 419 NE 1st St, Gainesville 32601
  • 352-372-8523

Gainesville Friends Meeting (Quakers)

  • 702 NW 38th St, Gainesville 32607
  • 352-372-1070

Gainesville Humanistic Judaism Community

Grace Presbyterian Church

  • 3146 NW 13th St, Gainesville 32609
  • 352-376-5654

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

  • 100 NE 1st St, Gainesville 32601
  • 352-372-4721

Meizon Church

  • 3411 NW 83rd St, Gainesville 32606
  • 352-358-1782

Shambhala Gainesville Meditation Group

  • 1899 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville 32609
  • 352-214-1334
  • Queer & Trans Dharma on the 1st Wednesday (online) and 3rd Wednesday (hybrid) of each month. 7:00–9:00 pm. Meditation followed by book study/discussion. Newcomers, please arrive at 6:45 pm.

Shift Community Church

  • 735 NW 91st St, Gainesville 32607
  • 352-246-4872

Sunday Assembly

  • Chapter of a nationwide non-religious group that “endeavors to inspire others to Live Better, Help Often, & Wonder More.” Meets at the Pride Center on the third Sunday of each month at 11:00 am.

Temple Shir Shalom

  • 3855 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville 32605
  • 352-371-6399

Trinity Metropolitan Community Church

  • 11604 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville 32608
  • 352-317-5143

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville

  • 4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville 32605
  • 352-377-1669

United Church of Gainesville (UCC)

  • 1624 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville 32603
  • 352-378-3500

Unity of Gainesville

  • 8801 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville 32606
  • 352-373-1030

Sports and Recreation

Gainesville Queer Sports: For anyone LGBTQ+ who is looking for others to play sports with. Any fitness and experience level welcome! This group arranges pick-up games for all sports, bodies, identities, and abilities. Follow instagram.com/queersportsgnv/ to be added to the WhatsApp for game details.

Gainesville Roller Rebels: Gainesville’s team in a roller derby league that aims to empower members to realize their full potential both on and off the track, and to promote the sport of roller derby. Home bouts are played at the MLK Multi-Purpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St, Gainesville 32601.

Stonewall Sports Gainesville: A chapter of a national nonprofit organization. Supports all LGBTQ+ people and allies in feeling comfortable being themselves in organized sports. Email: info@stonewallsports.org