Celebrating 36 years in May, 2018

Options has been through many changes in its rich history. First published in 1982, people still speak emotionally of the paper’s first 15 years when it was a lone media voice, an oasis for people who felt alone, disconnected, disempowered, afraid, or confused.

Today, its importance as a unique and important voice, continually building and supporting our community, is as strong as ever. We are truly the publication of record for the LGBTQ+ community in Southeastern New England.

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Our Purpose:

Enrich the LGBTQ+ community.

Our Vision:

The LGBTQ community has access to the resources needed to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our Mission:

Provide advocacy and education for the LBGTQ+ community of New England by organizing inclusive events; publishing life-affirming resources; and promoting diversity, health, safety, and equality.

Our Top Priorities:

• Publish Options Magazine, Rhode Island’s premier LGBTQ+ community publication.
• Provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ community members to socialize and network.
• Maintain a comprehensive list of LGBTQ+ community resources made available to the public for free.

Check out our work

Looking to learn more about Options and the work we do? Visit our website to view our current issue of Options Magazine, the archives of past issues, the calendar of events, and our resources.