Local LGBTQA Resources
Build Our Center is a non-profit organization working to Build, Connect, and Strengthen community and its support for LGBTQA issues in Northern Nevada.

If you feel like your organization should be listed, please email us.

Community & Social Organizations for the LGBTQA
Our Center – Our long-term vision is to build a thriving, community-based organization to support the LGBTQA community in Northern Nevada. We dream of creating a safe and supportive space and environment where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together under one roof for cultural, educational, health, social, and wellness programs.
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3 Degrees  a business and professional organization for networking
LOL League of Lesbians(Lesbians in Reno)
Social Group for women that identify as Lesbians.  
Latino Pride New Generation
Doyles List  Community Event Listings
High Sierra Prime Timers-Reno
High Sierra Prime Timers-Reno was founded in early 2000. We are a chapter of Prime Timers Worldwide; a social group that provides opportunities for mature Gay/Bisexual men to meet and socialize. We hold dinner/business meetings at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and various social activities throughout the year. We also publish a monthly newsletter, the High Sierra Sidelines, and a confidential roster of members and their interests.
LGBT-Reno-Tahoe-Meetup-Group LGBT individuals who are interested in meeting new friends, enjoying new fun experiences in the Reno/Tahoe area.
LGBTFamilies – Meetup Group  This group is for LGBT parents, aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents who want to spend time with their littles and other LGBT families. We want to create the opportunity for LGBT families to get together, network, and have playdates. I want my children to meet families that are similar to theirs, and of course, have fun!!!
Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus We are a professional, not-for-profit, non-partisan, and multi-generational group with members from all walks of life in and around the Truckee Meadows.
Spectrum Northern Nevada  A social organization offering special interest groups to its members
Reno’s Biggest Little Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (RBLS)  a charitable and service organization.
PFLAG – Reno – Parents and Friends of Lesbians & Gays Support Group
Pflag Carson City  – Parents and Friends of Lesbians & Gays Support Groups
Silver Dollar Court (SDC) The local imperial court chapter of the International Court System
Tahoe Pride – Tahoe Pride is a place to build a strong community while forming lasting friendships in the Tahoe area.
Queer Bake – Monthly bake sales for the good of the community.

Youth Groups
Build Our Center – HOMIEs (Hands on Movement Including Everyone) – We will provide a safe space for LGBTQ youth and their friends. We will encourage participation by focusing on different aspects of community outreach. We actively assist youth in determining short term and long term goals while promoting unity within our community.

Middle and High Schools GSAs (Gay Straight Alliances) – We can find one nearby or help you start one!

General Health
Community Health Alliance
On a mission to provide quality health care to everyone. Our services include preventive medicine, dental services, behavioral health, women’s health, immunizations, WIC and nutrition counseling. 

Northern Nevada HOPES
Community  health center combines primary care, medical specialties, behavioral health and prevention with a team of experienced professionals who are committed to high-quality care.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
455 West Fifth St.
Reno, NV 89503
775-321-8711
Offering services to meet women’s health needs. Our mission is to ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a healthy family.

HIV/STD Testing Services
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Our Center
Free HIV/STD testing is on the first and third Friday of each month from 3pm-6pm at Our Center

 

Change Point
Free HIV and Hep C testing daily from 10am to 4:30

No appointment needed/All walk-in’s welcome.
Tests involve a simple finger stick that tests for antibodies in the blood and results are ready in 15-20 minutes.

Northern Nevada HOPES
HOPES offers rapid HIV testing as well as all STD testing. You will need to make an appointment to see one of their doctors or nurse practitioner.

 

 

Steve’s Bathhouse
Free rapid HIV and STD testing is available at Steve’s one Wednesday a month.
Testing Dates and Times

Washoe County Health Services
Washoe County offers HIV and STD testing at their downtown Reno clinic. Testing is not free but they do accept some insurance plans, Medicaid and based on income work on a sliding fee scale.
For appointments and more information: Click Here

 

Higher Education
QSU (Queer Student Union)
QSU is one of the largest and the longest standing active LGBTQIA organization in Northern Nevada. Our organization is composed of students and non-student youth, both gay and straight, from across the Northern Nevada Community.
UNR Center for Cultural Diversity
The Center provides a multitude of opportunities for student involvement, support, networking and social interaction. Open door policy- stop by to say “hi” on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union.
TMCC The Compass: Gay Straight….whatever
Our mission is to create safe place for GLBTQ students and their straight supporters to meet, to educate students and faculty, and to increase awareness and acceptance of all forms of diversity, but especially GLBTQ students.

Gender
TAG – Transgender Allies Group
TAG is a network of allies providing education, resources, counseling, advocacy and support of transgender individuals and families in order to ensure equality, integration, and an exceptional quality of life for all transgender people in Northern Nevada.
TRANS in Northern Nevada
This group is for Transgender people in Northern Nevada as well as their friends, family, and supporters. Through here we can all stay connected and up to date on upcoming events, meetings, medical information, and anything else that may pertain to the Trans community.

Pride Groups
Northern Nevada Pride Festival & CommUNITY Parade – (4th Saturday in July-Wingfield Park)
Northern Nevada Pride hosts an annual event that showcases the art, creativity, and diversity of our unique city and region. The proceeds from the event will go directly to the programs and nonprofit purposes of Build Our Center.
Tahoe Pride Tahoe Pride is a place to build a strong community while forming lasting friendships in the Tahoe area.

Media
The Reno Gay Page  The LGBTQA news and information Reno’s gay newspaper

Advocacy
PLAN (Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada)
A group working to make Nevada a better place for all.
Stonewall Northern Nevada
A social organization.
The ACLU of Nevada – Reno office
The ACLU is working for the full legal and social equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees, students, couples, and other individuals.
Freedom Nevada
Freedom Nevada is a grassroots campaign to win marriage in the Silver State.

Recovery
Cornerstone AA/RECOVERY
Biggest Little Fellowship
2850 Wrondel  Suite J
Reno, Nevada  89502
Meeting schedule available onsite.
Triangle Club
635 S. Wells Ave.
Reno, NV
Gamblers Anonymous
*Meetings all over town

Call Centers
Crisis Call Center (Reno) – 24-hour Crisis Lines at 775-784-8090 – “Provides compassionate assistance to people in crisis.”