Ricky’s Pride takes Pride in our work of connecting members of the LGBTQIA+ community to the resources that they may need. Below is a list of medical, social, and election resources. Please reach out if you are in need of assistance or have any questions, comments, or concerns.
The Training Institute provides LGBT cultural competency training, training on barriers to care and health disparities, healthcare consumer panels, Art History from a Queer Perspective presentations, and policy development. Their trainers are nationally-recognized for their expertise.
They specialize in training human services and older adult agencies, government agencies, school districts and educators, and healthcare providers and administrators — however they have provided training for many other types of non-profit organizations, government agencies, and businesses.
Virtual trainings are available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact the Director of the Training Institute, Liz Bradbury at 610-347-9988 x103, [email protected] for details
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MAP’s mission is to provide independent and rigorous research, insight and communications that help speed equality and opportunity for all. MAP works to ensure that all people have a fair chance to pursue health and happiness, earn a living, take care of the ones they love, be safe in their communities, and participate in civic life.
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.
The New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) was founded in May 2021 to expand Pennsylvania’s electorate so it reflects the Commonwealth’s demographically changing population. In the next four years, NPP will engage and empower young residents and those living in underrepresented and often neglected communities of color and immigrant communities. We will register them to vote, provide education about the issues that matter in their neighborhoods, and mobilize people to vote in every election – twice a year.
QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
Dave’s Redistricting is a team of volunteers with a shared passion for technology and democracy. Our mission is to empower civic organizations and citizen activists to advocate for fair congressional and legislative districts and increased transparency in the redistricting process. It is a free web app to create, view, analyze and share redistricting maps for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It includes demographic data from the 2010 census and 2018 5-Year ACS estimates and extensive election data. Official congressional and legislative district maps are included and can be used to start new maps, or you can create maps from scratch. A comprehensive feature set makes it easy to create and modify maps while keeping them within the accepted parameters. It also includes a rich set of analytics, including measures of proportionality, competitiveness, minority representation, compactness and splitting.
In complete transparency, you can click here to view donations received, donations made, and other expenditures.
Out for America is the most comprehensive resource for identifying currently serving out LGBTQ elected officials in the United States at every level of government.
CLEAR’s mission is to empower LGBTQ households, organizations, and communities with fair and equal access to LGBTQ-affirming financial education and services to meet under-served LGBTQ financial needs and help LGBTQ communities achieve their unique economic goals.
Materials to promote inclusiveness within schools or other organizations are available on this website.
The Mission of the Montgomery County LGBT Business Council is to create networking, social and business opportunities for LGBT business professionals and allies in Montgomery County.
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is the nation’s largest family and ally organization uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
PYC unites young LGBTQ leaders from across the commonwealth within their schools and communities in order to create a responsive and organized statewide movement. Through connecting and empowering strong advocates, PYC helps ensure that the issues facing young LGBTQ Pennsylvanians are addressed in local and state government.
Jesse Frechette, LCSW is the founder and director of Center Mindful, a mindfulness studio (now virtual). He is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s in Social Work from University of Pennsylvania. Jesse is a mindfulness educator, mindfulness coach, facilitator, and mindfulness-based psychotherapist who completed a year-long Mindful Educator Certification Program through Mindful Schools, and has received additional mindfulness training in the following: Inner Strength Foundation’s “Mindfulness & Cultural Development,” “Learning to Breathe,” MindBodySpirit Corporate Wellness Program, and “Mindfulness for Student Athletes.”
Jesse’s Website: Biography • Jesse Frechette, LCSW
Center Mindful Website: Center for Mindfulness and Wellness
Pennsylvania Human Rights Campaign Director
“Ricky is an excellent connector of people and sits at the intersection of LGBTQ+ advocacy, state and municipal government, and political campaigns. If he doesn’t already know the right people to solve a problem at hand, you can be sure he knows how to meet them. Ricky also values and prioritizes inclusion and equity in his work in a genuine and heartfelt manner. “
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