Russell Sage College is an inclusive community that takes proactive measures to ensure that all feel welcomed, accepted, valued and safe. With respect to admissions, Sage welcomes all academically qualified students to our campuses in pursuit of their chosen career paths, creative and intellectual development and to explore life’s curiosities.

Our policy for trans-* and gender-inclusive excellence stems from this vision, our anti-discrimination policy, and federal Title IX guidelines, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and gender expression.

LGBTQ Resources in the Capital District

The Albany Damien Center

728 Madison Avenue · Albany, NY 12208

The MPower Program, a status-neutral LGBT Program of the Albany Damien Center, is dedicated to advocacy and providing affirmative services to the LGBTQ communities. MPower works to address barriers to necessary community resources, including but not limited to: affirming healthcare, access to food and nutrition services, assistance navigating the shelter and housing systems, benefits and insurance navigation, HIV testing, linkage and referrals for HCV/STI testing and PrEP. Transgender and gender non-binary-specific services provided in the MPower program include employment services, assistance with name change and gender marker change including paperwork and system navigation, and referrals to LGBTQ-focused legal services.

Bedrock Recovery Center

12201 Meadowbrook Way Canton, MA 02021-2496
(855) 602-7555

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people have a higher risk of developing drug and alcohol use disorders. Here, you’ll find a guide for finding LGBTQ-friendly treatment and navigating life in addiction recovery.

Choices Counseling & Consulting

10 Colvin Avenue, Suite 102 · Albany, NY 12206


Choices Counseling and Consulting has been serving the Capital District community for more than 30 years. Choices, under the clinical directorship of Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC, CST provides individual, relational, family and group counseling.

Trans-health refers to both trans-medicine (hormones and surgery) as well as access to competent mental health services. Unfortunately, many therapists have had no training in trans-affirming health care, forcing trans people to educate their therapists when they are most in need of support. At Choices, we are trained and experienced in trans-health, and many of our providers are Certified through The World Professional Association for Transgender Health Global Health Initiative (WPATH GEI) and can provide counseling for gender dysphoria, coming out, accessing resources, medical referrals, or pursuing gender transition.

In Our Own Voices, Inc.

245 Lark Street · Albany, NY 12210

The In Our Own Voices organization serves the needs of lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people of color. Their mission is to ensure physical, mental, spiritual, political, cultural and economic survival and growth of LGBTQ communities of color.

Pride Center of the Capital Region

332 Hudson Avenue · Albany NY 12210

Trans Pride Zoom Group (Age 18+) every Tuesday 6–8 p.m. Zoom ID: 152 913 529
Promoting the well-being of the transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender nonconforming, non-binary and questioning community in a safe, empowering space. Trans Pride is dedicated to empowering transgender and gender-nonconforming people and their allies through social opportunities, community building, resource sharing and advocacy.

The Recovery Village 

633 Umatilla Boulevard · Umatilla, FL 32784

The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab delivers comprehensive treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. With locations across the country, The Recovery Village offers patients a full continuum of care, including medical detoxresidential services, and outpatient programs.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects Trans people to the community, support and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Resources for Allies


Tip for allies of transgender people.