Westchester County has assembled numerous resources to help connect you with the local LGBT community, to provide access to help you might need, and to keep you informed of current events and issues. Many organizations offer assistance such as information and referrals on many matters, outreach into the mainstream community, advocacy and support, policies and hotlines.

The LGBT liaison to the County Executive's office is Diane Balistreri. You may contact her by phone at (914) 995-7715.

LGBT Advisory Board
Since 2002, Westchester County has had a citizens’ advisory board to advise the County Executive on issues important to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Recommendations from the board may be in the areas of legislation, services, programs, funding, or anything else the advisors deem appropriate.

Please note:  New members sought
The LGBT Advisory Board is currently seeking new members, please contact:

Diane Balistreri
Phone: (914) 995-7715

Current board members
Members of the board include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and supportive straight people with a broad range of experiences. They are a diverse group of people who are businesspeople, non-profit managers, entrepreneurs, parents, educators and students.

The members are:

  • Nicholas Calabro
  • Noel D'Allacco
  • Nancy Dyer
  • Norman Friedman
  • Jim O’Hanlon
  • Chris Oldi
  • Joann Prinzivalli
  • Michael Sabatino
  • Danielle D. Shea
  • Jim Stenerson