About Us

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline of Rhode Island is an all-volunteer resource and referral service providing assistance to members, loved ones, and supporters of the LGBT community.

The helpline, originally known as the "Gay Helpline", was founded in 1976 by members of the Metropolitan Community Church. At first the helpline was a telephone number individuals could call to speak with someone regarding problems or concerns. As time passed, the line went from being a friendly ear to an information and referral source.

In 1987 the helpline changed its name to the "Gay and Lesbian Helpline" in an attempt to reflect the diversity of its membership and in 2000 the name was changed once more to the "GLBT Helpline" to further encompass the scope of the entire community.

As the oldest organization continuing to serve the Rhode Island community, we feel an obligation and responsibility to continue to offer resources and referrals to those individuals in need. Due to the increased use of the Internet, in 2007 the GLBT Helpline began offering its services solely through this website.

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RI GALA Bowling

Rhode Island/Southeastern Ma LGBT Basketball

Rainbow Bowling

Volleyball RI


URI GLBTQ Weekly Conversation Group

RI Gender Support Group

Teen Clinic at Planned Parenthood


Gay Al-Anon

Neponset Valley Lesbians Coming Out Rap

RI Gay & Lesbian AA

The Way Out

BGAL Bowling Ė Big Gay Al Ďs Bowling

Youth Pride, Inc. (YPI) Newport


Building Bridges

Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance Common Ground

Gay Share Coming Out

Kingston Lesbian & Gay AA

Lesbian & Gay Group of Narcotics Anonymous

Latino group for adults affected by HIV

Man Talk New Bedford

Plymouth Men's Group

Providence Gay Menís Chorus

RI Pride

Royal Court Bowling

Youth Pride, Inc. (YPI)


Frontrunners RI

Man Talk Taunton

OutRI, URI GLBTQ Student Group

Two-Step/Country/Western Dancing

URI GLBTQ Weekly Conversation Group


AA Newport Gay Group/Sobriety

Coffee Talk: gay menís social/support group

GAB (Gays Around Brockton)

Youth Pride, Inc. (YPI)


AA Brothers in Sobriety

AA Sisters in Sobriety

Rhode Island/Southern MA LGBT Flag Football.

Providence Lesbianís Yoga and Meditation Group





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