Meet open minds in an open space

The Door’s members are truly diverse – black, Asian, Latino, gay, straight, immigrant, in foster care, out-of-school or out-of-work, our young people represent a true slice of New York City life. We take pride in that diversity and we aim to reflect it in all of our programs.

In addition to health, legal, education, counseling and career services, The Door provides a wide range of programs and services geared towards our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning (LGBTQ) members, including:

Counseling Services

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Crisis counseling
  • Help if you are coming out, including tips for talking to your friends and family and how to find support
  • Creative arts therapy
  • Counseling groups that address the issues facing LGBTQ young people like sexual health, relationships and gender identity.

Learn more about The Door’s counseling programs.

Recreational and Leadership Development Activities

Learn more about The Door’s recreational activities.

Learn more about The Door’s leadership programs.

In addition, The Door conducts outreach work on Pier 45 (the Christopher Street Pier) for LGBTQ young people in-need.