Rochester Area Resources:

Mayo GLBTI Diversity Networking Group For information about this group, send an e-mail to

Rochester Diversity Council promoting respect among the diverse communities of people who make up Rochester, MN

Olmsted County Human Rights Commission

Peace United Church of Christ An open and affirming church.

People of Hope Church All are welcome.

First Unitarian Universalist Church

Legal Services of Olmsted County provides meaningful access to the judicial system in civil, non-fee producing legal matters to those residents of Olmsted County who would otherwise be denied such access due to an inability to pay.

Rochester Marriage License Information

Southeast Minnesota Same-Sex Wedding Resources:

Click here to see our latest list of wedding resources for same-sex couples in Southeast Minnesota.

Rainbow Families Programs at the Library

q club
Social club for LGBTQ teens and allies in grades 7-12
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Rochester Library

Rainbow Family Fun
Fun & games for LGBTQIA+ families
1st Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room C, Rochester Library

Parents Empower Pride
Parents of LGBTQIA kids talking about how to support their children
3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Meeting Room A, Rochester Library

Transforming Families
Support group for transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families
3rd Saturdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Meeting Room C, Rochester Library

Statewide and Regional Resources:

OutFront Minnesota the largest statewide organization for the GLBT and allied community in Minnesota

Quatrefoil Library a library whose mission is to to collect, maintain, document and circulate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer materials and information in a safe and accessible space

Social Group for LGBTQA People in the Owatonna, Faribault, Austin and Albert Lea areas. This group is not associated with GLCS.

The Minnesota Aids Project providing education and support services around issues of HIV/AIDS

Real Estate Resources for MN

Pride Alive a queer men's initiative at the Minnesota AIDS Project

Rural Aids Action Network serving individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in rural Minnesota

Red Ribbon Ride "An annual fundraising bicycle ride for many MN AIDS service organizations"

Lavender Magazine Minnesota's queer news magazine

LGBT Resource Center of the 7 Rivers Area in La Crosse, WI

National Resources:

The Human Rights Campaign

The National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lebians and Gays)

GLBT History Month Information, pictures, and videos about GLBT history and its icons

Loan and mortgage information for GLBT people and links to other resources

General financial information and links to other resources

Social Security Disability, SSI, and HIV