Physical Self-Defense


  • Feminist Self-Defense- Self-Defense Workshops, with finance options for those who need
  • Gay Fight Club (@gayfightclubnyc on Insta)- offering queer/trans Muay Thai classes at Red Planet Muay Thai every week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in BedStuy
  • Spectrum Wrestling- Queer+ BJJ group, offering free intro classes every Monday (message for deets!)
  • Trans Boxing- Boxing classes and resources for Trans and NB folk
  • Wickwood Aikikai- Aikido classes in Ridgewood Queens


  • Brooklyn Community Pride Center- Offering a host of self-defense and health events every month
  • Brooklyn Goju- “Martial Arts for Peace Strength and Justice” in Park Slope. “Trans & cis women, non-binary folks, gender-nonconforming people, and/or trans men are encouraged to train in our safe and inclusive space.”
  • Center for Anti-Violence Education- Self-Defense and De-escalation classes for Femme, Queer and/or Trans folk
  • Chop & Chops MMA- MMA school in Brooklyn with some programming for Femme/NB folk
  • Devilfish- Muay Thai classes available in Red Hook at 17 Caroll St. Classes are open to all levels; beginners are welcome. 18 years and up.
  • Female Awareness- Constant self-defense classes in Midtown
  • Masterskya- Low cost BJJ in Bushwick
  • Muay Sabai- Midtown Muay Thai/BJJ gym with Queer friendly living planet
  • Overthrow- Boxing gym with locations in Brooklyn and the LES, somewhat affordable options available
  • Rev Fitness- Affordable and rad fitness in East Harlem
  • Traditional Okinawan Karate School- Affordable karate in East Williamsburg, with classes for Queer folk and/or Women
  • Westside TKD- Tae-Kwon-Do training in Harlem

Strength Training


Bystander Intervention

  • Arab American Association of NY- With a mission to support and empower the Arab Immigrant and Arab American community, including bystander intervention trainings, and the Accompany Project

Physical Health

  • Callen-Lorde LGBTQ Health Services (Mental Health as well)
  • Cindy Samantha LMT- Integrative Body Work and Massage Therapist in South Brooklyn
  • Club A Kitchen- Serving food and handing out resources/clothes every Saturday from 1-4 PM at 7 Belvidere Street! Plus, community movie nights on Wednesdays (@club_a_nyc)
  • Cookie’s Joint Providing basic needs for “sex workers, trans women, undocumented folks, folks who have aged out of the NYC youth-only LGBT shelter system, disabled folks, etc”
  • Dance Safe- Providing harm reduction resources, and creating Safe Spaces at parties.
  • Feed the People- Serving food to folks in Harlem and the Bronx, check the @nyc_shutitdown insta for more info
  • NightCAP (Cycling Against Patriarchy)- Offering free group rides for Femme/NB folk every Tuesday at 7 PM at Maria Hernandez park. For more info, check out their insta @nightcap_brooklyn
  • NYC Condoms- Where to get free condoms in NYC
  • Third Root Acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, yoga at a sliding scale cost in Brooklyn

Mental Health Resources

Food Resources

Sanctuary Support

  • Brooklyn Defense Committee- Do you have an emergency plan if ICE comes to your community. Building a network of sanctuary space, give em a call at 347-762-4499 (Email:
  • New Sanctuary Coalition- List of resources for sanctuary support