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How to change your name in Erie County, NY

Local Organizations (external links):

Transgendered Couples of Western New York
This group provides support, education, and outreach focusing on the special needs of couples and families in transgender relationships. It offers a safe meeting place where concerns and issues may be shared with other couples that have undergone similar experiences. (Yahoo! ID required)

OUTspoken for Equality
Western New York's lobbying and advocacy non-profit organization that works toward educating the community at large on LGBT issues. The group aims to pass pertinent legislation in local and state government that would improve the lives of LGBT community members.

Men of Color Health Awareness Project
A local peer-driven initiative that provides HIV/AIDS education and outreach, case management, and community development for men of color who are identified as gay, bi, or men who have sex with men.

Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York
GLYS offers a variety of opportunities and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth and their friends ages 14~21.

Pride Center of Western New York
The mission of the Center is to work with the community to make Western New York a safe, healthy and satisfying place for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people to live, work and establish their families.

Pride Buffalo
Pride Buffalo works to raise awareness and to recognize, celebrate, and affirm the lives of GLBT people by sponsoring various events and celebrations such as the annual Dyke March and Pride Parade.

Imperial Court of Buffalo
Local affiliate of the International Court System, a network of charitable organizations.

University at Buffalo Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance
Campus based group for students of any sexual orientation, out or not, featuring weekly meetings, support groups, and a large collection of books, magazines, and multimedia.

Outcome Buffalo
Queer Buffalo's news and information periodical.

Stonewall Democrats of Western New York
The mission of the Stonewall Democrats is to advocate for the GLBT community within the Democratic Party and to encourage GLBT participation within the Democratic Party.

Madeline Davis GLBT Archives of Western New York
Organized in the Fall of 2001, the Madeline Davis Archives seeks to collect, preserve, and make available the rich and diverse history of our local GLBT communities.


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