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Local Community Resources


Canton United Methodist Church, Canton, NY

41 Court Street, Canton, NY 13617. A welcoming congregation. 315-386-4500.


Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ, Massena, NY

This Bible-believing church accepts ALL and is open and affirming. 39 West Orvis Street, Massena, NY 13662. Church Phone: 315-769-8523


St. Lawrence University GLBTQI

In keeping with the Universalist values that underpin St. Lawrence University, the Chaplain's Office is committed to working for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (GLBTQI) in faith communities and in the society at large. We seek to provide support, education, and advocacy for GLBTQI people and their families and friends.



Gay-Straight Alliance Facebook page.



LGBTA meets every Tuesday evening in Sisson 2nd Floor Lounge at 7pm. You can also contact us via email at Please stop by our office in Sisson Hall 205 for more information on times and meeting locations. (website is up, but information seems outdated) Office Telephone: 315-267-2757


Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Canton, NY

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton is a Welcoming Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Both the local church and the UUA fully support the rights and worth of GLBT people, and are active in the freedom to marry movement. The ministers perform services of union and child dedication ceremonies for same-sex couples. The church welcomes GLBT people into full participation in all programs and staffing, and the religious education program celebrates all families. With roots in liberal Protestantism, Unitarian Universalism now draws on wisdom from all the world’s religions, and from nature, science, art, and each person’s own experience.


Sunday worship services begin at 10:30 a. m. The church’s website has details about the Welcoming Congregation program and links to information on religion and homosexuality.

31⁄2 East Main Street, Canton, NY 13617; (315) 386-2498. Email:


Advocacy Resources


GLSEN- Teaching Respect for All

The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.


Human Rights Campaign

National advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights. They are a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.


Lambda Legal

A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Their website includes information on LGBTQ student rights.



Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The St. Lawrence County chapter of this national support and advocacy organization meets regularly in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 East Main Street. Call the church office (386-2498) or REACHOUT (265-2422) for meeting information.


Business Resources


Housing and Mortgages for Gay and Lesbian Couples - thank you to R. Davis for sharing.


1844 House - An American Bistro

Fine American regional cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, locally grown produce and meats. 6885 SR 11, Potsdam, NY 13676. General Information eMail Link = - Reservations eMail Link =


Note: This list is sure to have missed some crucial resources. If you know of any that are not on this list, please let us know. (use the Contact form)

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