With support from the CNY Community Foundation, an LGBTQIA Network was formed in 2017 in Madison County. Housed at BRiDGES, the Network will be a resource for LGBTQIA individuals and groups and their allies. The goal of the Network is to enhance the supports and resources that currently exist, to identify gaps and needs for services, and to bring together the community to raise awareness, increase support and reduce isolation.

From 2017-2018, local providers, parents, community members, and school faculty were trained in topics including: Safe Zone, Working with LGBTQ Youth and LGBTQ 101. LGBTQIA specific informational sheets were mailed to doctors' office and schools throughout the county. A youth group, for youth in Grades 7 - 12, was started, and is held every Thursday evening virtually via Zoom for LGBTQIA youth.

Call 315-697-3947 for more information about the ongoing initiatives under this focus area.

Local Outreach & Events


Next Meeting: 

To Be Scheduled

via ZOOM

112 Farrier Avenue, Suite 314,

Oneida, NY


All Are Welcome

Contact Cris at

if you would like to attend.

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Join us September 15th, from 6pm-7pm for the LGBTQIA ABCs training!

Please join us at the upcoming Parents and Caregivers meeting to learn the basics about how to be a more supportive ally to the LGBTQIA people in your life, or just to understand what all of those letters mean. We will be presenting information and then answering questions.

All are welcome!

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IHS is happy to now offer a Safe Space for primary care to the LGBTQ community, including transgender care, regardless of HIV status.

Call or Text 315-878-7554 to set up an appointment

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