The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Westchester is as diverse as the general population. We live in all parts of the county, have varied family structures, work at different types of jobs and come from myriad racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Some of us live as totally open lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people — others remain in the closet for fear of reprisal. What we all have in common is the desire to be treated as equal citizens in our daily lives.
Board seeking new members
The LGBT Advisory Board is seeking new members, either gay or those who are straight allies. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Diane G. Balistreri, Senior Manager
Westchester County Office for Women
112 E. Post Road, Room 110B
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 995-5976
In 2008, a New York State law amended the definition of “members of the same family or household.” This same law expanded access to family court to help all victims of domestic violence. See the Legal Help section for more information.
The Family Justice Center helps victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to find safety, protection from their abuser, legal help, counseling and other free services from the center’s professionals and volunteers. With all the services in one secure location -- the Westchester County Courthouse complex in White Plains -- victims no longer have to go from place to place, re-telling and re-living their stories of abuse with each agency or provider.