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LGBT Switchboard of New York


Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, Pacific time
(Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, Eastern time)

Saturday from 9am to 2pm, Pacific time
(Saturday from noon to 5pm, Eastern time)
Since 1972, the LGBT Switchboard (Hotline) of New York has been providing a safe space for the community and continues to offer support, care, resources, and information.

On the LGBT Switchboard of New York, we provide a confidential safe space where callers of any age can speak about sexual orientation or gender identity/expression issues. This includes coming out issues, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more. 

Sometimes you just need to be heard. 

We’re here.  You deserve respect, support, affirmation, and acceptance.

We don't give advice, and we never tell you what you should do.  Ultimately, those choices are yours to make, but we are here to help you on your journey.  


version of one of the original posters for the Switchboard

  • Our highly trained & dedicated LGBTQIA+ volunteers are  here to provide free & confidential services.  

  • Everyone who offers support at the LGBT National Help Center identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

  • We offer support, information, and local resources throughout the United States and beyond.          

  • We will never report your calls to any outside organization or authority.        

       Calls are never outsourced or answered by any other organizations. 

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