COMMUNITY Resources

There are many organizations in the Bay Area offering various types of support to LGBTQ clients. Selecting one of the categories immediately below will take you to more detailed links in each area.

GETTING HELP AND SUPPORT

RESOURCES

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HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH

The SF Bay Area has many agencies devoted to the physical and mental health of LGBTQ clients. The list below includes some of these.

Bay Area Open Minds
Website: bayareaopenminds.org
A group of San Francisco Bay Area psychotherapists and psychotherapy students who affirm that sexual and gender diversity are natural expressions of the human experience. The members of this organization have practices that welcome and serve clients who engage in consensual sexual behaviors, including but not limited to kink and polyamory; and clients who identify as gender variant.

Castro ASCA (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse)
Website: www.castroasca.net

A supportive and safe group meeting for adult survivors of child abuse. LGBT-inclusive, all adult survivors of abuse are welcome to participate. The group is co-facilitated by peers. No observers, please. We gather every Tuesday, from 6:30 PM to about 8:30 PM (501 Castro Street - Castro Community Room [upstairs]). Newcomers: please arrive early.

Chrysalis Community Counseling Services
Telephone: (707) 545-1670
Website: www.chrysaliscounseling.org

Since 1982, Chrysalis Community Counseling Services has provided high-quality, affordable feminist counseling to all members of our diverse community in Sonoma County. Founded on the feminist principle of inclusiveness, we welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions. We are honored to be a catalyst for individual healing and empowerment, as well as social change. In addition, we provide training, consultation and supervision in feminist therapy to licensed therapists and advanced counseling interns.

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
Telephone: (415) 777-5500
Website: www.cuav.org

Provides a number of services to help combat hate-crimes and violence in the LGBTQ community including (a) support for survivors of violence or abuse, (b) trainings focusing on developing resources to support LGBTQ safety, and (c) community coalition-building and mobilization.

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)
Telephone: (650) 652-0800
24-Hour Hotline: (800) 300-1080
Website: http://www.corasupport.org

CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County with the sole purpose of serving victims/survivors of domestic violence/abuse. It is a multicultural agency committed to serving victims/survivors, regardless of age, ethnicity/race, financial status, language, sexual orientation, immigration status, class, religion, gender, mental or physical ability. They offer free and confidential emergency, intervention and prevention services, including the county's only emergency shelter and transitional housing for victims/survivors and services in Spanish and English. 

Dimensions Clinic at Castro-Mission Health Center
Telephone: (415) 934-7757
Website: http://www.dimensionsclinic.org

The mission of Dimensions' Mental Health team is to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals lead healthy and connected lives, strengthening our diverse communities. By approaching health holistically and valuing the whole human experience, clients at Dimensions can have their mental health, as well as medical needs, supported all under one roof.
Dimensions also has a weekly transgender & gender-variant support group. This group is run by trans counselors and tg/gv young people 25 & under are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis. The group is held at Dimensions Clinic every Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm 

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association/Gay & Lesbian Physician Referral
Telephone: (415) 255-4547
Website: www.glma.org

GLMA works to maximize the quality of health and health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, to promote full civil rights, and to foster a professional climate in which our diverse members can achieve their full potential.

Lyon-Martin Health Services

Telephone: (415) 565-7667
Website: www.sfccc.org/clinics/lmwhs.htm
Provides excellent healthcare to women, lesbians, and transgender people in a safe and compassionate environment, with sensitivity to sexual orientation and gender identity; services are regardless of their ability to pay. Serves women and transgender people (MTF and FTM) 18 and older, especially those who are low-income, people of color, lesbian or bisexual, HIV-positive, and/or older.

Pacific Center for Human Growth, East Bay GBLT Community Center
Telephone: (510) 548-8283
Website: www.pacificcenter.org/
Dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of our LGBTQ community, Pacific Center offers affordable, dependable, and effective counseling when you need a listening ear and caring support. Also provides peer support groups.

Queer LifeSpace
Telephone: (415) 358-2000
Website: www.queerlifespace.org
A nonprofit counseling agency providing quality, low-cost mental health and substance abuse services to the LGBTQQI community of the Bay Area. Individual, couples and group therapy available.

Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic
Telephone: (415) 554-2950
Website: www.sfhealthnetwork.org/primary-care-3/tom-waddell-urban-health-clinic

Offers comprehensive primary care to transgendered people while addressing the unique needs of the population.

Woodleaf Eating Disorder Center 
Telephone: (415) 840-0670
Website: www.woodleafeatingdisordercenter.com

The most individualized intensive outpatient setting for eating disorder treatment in San Francisco. Day and evening programs available for adolescents and adults; many years' experience working with LGBTQ clients, including specialization in male eating disorders. Insurance accepted.

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FAMILIES

Our Families: Both of Birth & of Choice

Many LGBT individuals need support in coming out to the birth families, or dealing with the reactions they get when they do. For the families we create by choice (partners, children, friends) we sometimes also need support. These organizations are a good place to begin.

Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
Telephone: (206) 549-2054
Website: www.colage.org

COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be leaders in our collective communities.

Our Family Coalition
Telephone: (415) 665-8641
Website: www.ourfamily.org
Promotes the civil rights and well being of families and individuals whose civil rights are at risk through education, advocacy, and grassroots community organizing.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Telephone (National): (202) 467-8194
Telephone (San Francisco Chapter): (415) 921-8850
Website: www.pflag.org

Committed to help change negative attitudes and to create an environment of understanding so that all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people can live with dignity and respect. Visit the PGLAG website to learn about the chapter closest to you.

SFSU Psychology Department Training Clinic
Telephone: (415) 338-2856
Website: https://psychology.sfsu.edu/clinical/clinic.htm

The SFSU Psychology Department Training Clinic is a low-fee clinic available to the public. The clinic is currently seeking child clients (especially in the 4-to-11-year-old age range), and people interested in relationship/couples therapy (including those in plural/non-traditional relationship configurations). The clinic offers free child and relationship/couples therapy services.

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ALCOHOL / DRUG / SUBSTANCE USE

Alcoholics Anonymous - Intercounty Fellowship Serving San Francisco & Marin
Telephone: (415) 674-1821
Fax: (415) 674-1801
Website: www.aasf.org

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Those who feel that their alcohol consumption has become a problem can gain support here. Membership is based upon a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; it is non-profit and self-supporting through members' contributions.

Al-Anon and Alateen in Northern California
Website: www.ncwsa.org

Al-Anon meetings are for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else's drinking. Al-Ateen is for anyone who is legally a minor who believes their life has been affected by someone else's drinking or drug use. Members share their experiences, strengths and hopes in order to solve the issues in their lives that have emerged from close relationships with someone who is a problematic drinker/alcoholic.

Foundations San Francisco
Website: www.foundationsrecoverynetwork.com

Foundations San Francisco's track for LGBTQ individuals focuses on LGBTQ-sensitive care that includes weekly breakout groups, psychoeducational groups and a 12-week curriculum.  

The Last Drag
Website: http://www.lastdrag.org/
Email: info@lastdrag.org

The Last Drag is a free quit-smoking class for LGBT and HIV+ smokers in San Francisco. It is a 7-session class, held four times a year, and run by a staff member certified by the American Lung Association. The website also has a page devoted to CLASH (Coalition of Lavender Americans on Smoking & Health), an activist anti-smoking group.


Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Helpline: (415) 621-8600.
Website: sfna.org

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of those for whom drugs had become a major problem. In their own words "We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean." If you have a problem with drugs or have trouble staying clean, please call the NA hotline.

PRIDE Institute
Telephone: (952) 934-7554 (office)
Telephone: (800) 547-7433 (admissions)
Website: www.pride-institute.com/life

The PRIDE Institute is the nation's first and leading exclusively LGBTQ drug and alcohol treatment program.

Sober Recovery
Website: www.soberrecovery.com/links/gayandlesbianresources.html

Resources for LGBTQ treatment of addictions of all kinds.

tweaker.org
Telephone:(415) 487-3100
Email: info@tweaker.org
Website: www.tweaker.org

Tweaker.org exists "because we know that gay guys use crystal meth. We're not here to promote meth or glorify meth use. We're not here to condemn or criticize meth use. Instead, we're here to provide information, support, and resources for guys who've decided that they need to manage, change or stop their use of meth."

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HIV/AIDS

These resources are for those who are HIV-negative and those who are HIV+. Some organizations provide support and services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Others are dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV in the LGBTQ community. Several focus on the particular needs of members of specific cultures/ethnicities.

UCSF Alliance Health Project (UCSF/AHP)
Telephone: (415) 476-3902
Website: www.ucsf-ahp.org

(Formerly the UCSF AIDS Health Project.) Provides peer support groups and therapy for HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals, and for couples.

AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)
Telephone: (415) 701-1100
Telephone (East Bay): (510) 451-5353
Website: www.alrp.org

ALRP assists persons living with HIV or AIDS with legal matters. ALRP also does trainings for lawyers on specific issues facing persons living with HIV/AIDS. One day a week (Wednesdays), ALRP has office hours at the AIDS Project of the East Bay

Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Telephone: (415) 292-3400
TTY: (415) 292-3410
Website: www.apiwellness.org

Provides health and HIV/STD information targeting the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Bay Area Young Positives
Telephone: (415) 487-1616
Website: www.baypositives.org
E-mail: baypoz@aol.com

This project uses a staff of paid and volunteer youth to help support HIV positive youth 26 and under.

Black Coalition on AIDS, Inc.
Telephone: (415) 615-9945
Website: www.bcoa.org

Provides services through education and advocacy to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the black community.

Latino AIDS Services/Instituto Familiar de la Raza
Telephone: (415) 229-0500
Website: ifrsf.org
Email: ccabrera@ifrsf.org

Provides HIV/AIDS services primarily for the Latino community.

Native American AIDS Project
Telephone: (415) 431-6227
Website: www.naap-ca.org

Offers services to the Native American community living with HIV/AIDS.

Positive Resource Center
Telephone: (415) 777-0333
Website: www.positiveresource.org

Mission is to assist people affected by HIV/AIDS through culturally appropriate counseling, education and advocacy in making informed choices which maximize available benefits and employment opportunities.

Project Inform
Telephone: (800) 822-7422
Website: www.projectinform.org

Provides vital information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV disease and Hepatitis C. Advocates for enlightened regulatory, research, and funding policies. Inspires people to make informed choices and to choose hope over despair.

Project Open Hand
Telephone: (415) 447-2300
Website: www.openhand.org

Delivers meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, seniors and critically ill persons under 60 years old.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Telephone: (800) 367-AIDS
Website: www.sfaf.org

Provides various services for those living with HIV/AIDS.

The Shanti Project
Telephone: (415) 674-4700
Website: www.shanti.org

Offers various resources and counseling to those living with life-threatening or chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS or breast cancer, and their caregivers. They developed an important model of peer support, which pervades both their philosophy as an organization and their trainings.

Stop AIDS Project

See SF AIDS Foundation's website. STOP AIDS began at the height of the AIDS epidemic, dedicated to preventing HIV transmission among all gay, bisexual & transgendered men in San Francisco through multi-cultural, community-based organizing. Their HIV prevention programs and services became part of SFAF in 2011.

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RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS

Looking for a professional resource, and want to work with someone who will understand your needs? These LGBT professional organizations are a great place to start, whether you are looking to find a provider, or wanting to network with others.

Bay Area Career Women (BACW)
Telephone: (415) 865-5630

BACW is a 501C 3 not-for-profit organization where women who love women come to network, to socialize and to give back to the community.

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)
Telephone: (415) 956-5764
Website: www.balif.org

BALIF takes action on questions of law and justice that affect the LGBT community; strengthens professional and social ties among LGBT members of the legal profession; builds coalitions with other legal organizations to combat all forms of discrimination; promotes the appointment of LGBT attorneys to the judiciary, public agencies and commissions in the Bay Area; funds scholarships for LGBT laws students and fellowships for public interest lawyers working on LGBT issues, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information of concern to members of the LGBT legal community. Also submits amicus briefs in cases affecting the LGBT community, sponsors resolutions to the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations, provides LGBT-focused continuing legal education opportunities and endorses candidates for judicial offices and legal elected positions.

Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) - The Bar Association of San Francisco
Telephone: (415) 989-1616
Website: www.sfbar.org/lawyerreferrals

Provide various legal services and helps to achieve equality in the legal profession for minorities, women, gay men and lesbians.

National LGBT Tobacco Control Network
Website: http://www.lgbttobacco.org/
Email: lgbttobacco@gmail.com

This website, operated as part of The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health in Boston, is a valuable resource for professionals to learn more about tobacco use and cessation programs specific to the LGBTQ communities. It includes reports, papers, guidance in running groups, and links to programs for those seeking to quit.

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Organization for Women (SF NOW)
Telephone: (415) 861-8880
Website: www.sfnow.org

Founded in 1966, NOW has grown into the largest women's rights organization in this country. SF NOW is one of the largest chapters in NOW.

San Francisco Women's Center, The Women's Building
Telephone: (415) 431-1180
Website: www.womensbuilding.org

The Women's Building is the only place in San Francisco that offers both the physical and emotional space for women, regardless of age, sexuality, race, or class, to build their own community.

WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)
1300 South 2nd St., Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Website: www.wpath.org
Email: wpath@wpath.org

WPATH is an international, multidisciplinary professional association whose mission is to promote evidence-based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health. Its guidelines for standards of health care for transgender people are utilized as basic guidelines by a broad spectrum of professionals. Professionals can join through the website, learn about organizational events, and about publications. Its website also offers the ability for the general public to search for a provider with expertise in transgender concerns, and a list of resources (including various organizations and service centers).

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OUR COMMUNITIES

Within the LGBTQ family there are many distinct communities, made unique by culture, age, identity, or lifestyle. Some of these resources are listed here.

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance
Website: www.gapa.org

An organization dedicated to furthering the interests of gay & bisexual Asian/Pacific Islanders by creating awareness, by developing a positive collective identity and by establishing a supportive community.

Gay Buddhist Sangha
Website: www.gaybuddhistsangha.org

A group of LGBTQI people and their allies who come together to support one another's practice of various Buddhist traditions, and support one another as they cultivate the practice of these teachings. Offers meditation and mindfulness practice, classes, retreats and other activities.

Gay Middle Eastern Men's Support Group
Website: www.gmemsf.org

This peer-led group provides a safe, confidential setting for gay/queer men of direct Middle Eastern descent to discuss personal experiences and issues based being both gay and Middle Eastern. It is a place for belonging, healing, personal growth and friendship. Meets in San Francisco.

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC)
Telephone: (415) 703-6150
Website: www.lyric.org

LYRIC brings LGBTQQ youth togther to build a peer-based community that empowers them to end isoation; create a progressive queer youth voice; increase well-beng and self-esteem; and change the communities in which they live.

Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of San Francisco
Telephone: (415) 863-4434
Website: www.mccsf.org

Located in the heart of the Castro, MCCSF is a 35-year old community built on a foundation of being "A House of Prayer for All People". MCC defines itself as a progressive church, influenced by liberation, inclusive, feminist as well as traditional Christian theologies. We celebrate God's image as both feminine and masculine, and the embodied integration of sexuality and spirituality.

OpenHouse
Telephone: (415) 296-8995
Website: openhouse-sf.org

Founded in San Francisco in 1998, Openhouse is a community-based organization working to provide housing, services and community programs for LGBTQ seniors. They are (a) building housing welcoming to LGBTQ older adults; (b) providing housing and service clinics to provide LGBTQ seniors with resources and support to find affordable, stable housing & health and social services; (c) offering LGBTQ-affirming programs; and (d) providing weekly support/companionship to LGBTQ seniors through a volunteer program.

San Francisco Leather
Website: www.sanfranciscoleather.com

Listings of events, bars, gatherings, photos of the SF Leather Community.

TransGender San Francisco
Telephone: (415) 839-9448
Website: www.tgsf.org

Offers services and support to the transgender community.

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ADVOCACY AND SERVICES

These organizations either advocate for LGBTQ rights on local, state, and national issues; or work to provide information and services to the LGBTQ community. Each one has a specific focus, as indicated.

California Alliance for Pride and Equality (CAPE)
Telephone: (562) 439-7304
Website: www.calcape.org

CAPE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-based, statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure the dignity, safety, equality and civil rights of all LGBTQ Californians. They were on the forefront of the California marriage equality movement, and continue to do direct lobbying to the state government, educating the public about the communities' issues and concerns, and working with other communities to promote equality and understanding.

California LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership
Website: http://www.lgbtpartnership.org/

Funded by the California Dept. of Public Health/Tobacco Control Section, the LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership works to counteract, through education and advocacy, the impact tobacco use has had on the LGBTQ communities.

Equal Rights Advocates
Telephone: (415) 621-0672
Website: www.equalrights.org
Helps protect and secure legal rights and economic opportunities for women through litigation.

FORGE
Website: http://forge-forward.org/
Email: http://forge-forward.org/about/contact-us/

Begun in 1994 to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of trans individuals and their significant others, friends, family and allies, it is now a national, federally-funded transgender anti-violence organization that provides services to trans, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary victims of sexual assault; training and technical assistance to providers; and a variety of available training materials.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Telephone: (415) 861-2244
Website: www.glaad.org

Dedicated to ensuring fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community in the media and to eliminate homophobia.

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society of Northern California
Telephone: (415) 777-5455
Website: www.glbthistory.org

Preserves, collects and promotes an active knowledge of the arts, history, and culture of sexually diverse people.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Website: www.glsen.org

National organization working to ensure that every member of the school community is respected no matter what their sexual orientation or identity. Provides advocacy, information, a national conference, online resources, etc.

Out And Equal Workplace Advocates
Telephone: (415) 439-4272
Website: www.outandequal.org

Goal is to provide services and programs that promote equality for all individuals, especially the LGBTQ community, families, and allies, in the workplace.

TGI Justice Project
Website: www.tgijp.org

The TGI (Transgender, Gender-Variant & Intersex) Justice Project is a group of transgender people -- inside and outside of prison -- working in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience in the fight against imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty and societal pressures. They serve low income transgender women of color and their families who are in prison, formerly incarcerated, or targeted by the police. 

Transgender Law Center
Telephone: (415) 865-0176
Website: www.transgenderlawcenter.org

The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. TLC connects transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services; increases acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities; and works to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.

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COMMUNITY CENTERS

Usually in response to local events, LGBTQ communities throughout the Bay Area have united at various times to create centers. These organizations provide meeting spaces, a broad referral network, and a sense of community. Call or visit your local one today to find out how it can help meet your needs.

Billy DeFrank Center, San Jose GLBT Community Center 
Telephone: (408) 293-2429
Website: www.defrank.org

Provides a broad array of opportunities and programs, a dedicated and caring staff, a corps of volunteers, and a spirit of community that celebrates the many facets of our broad-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender constituency.

Pacific Center for Human Growth, East Bay GBLT Community Center
Telephone: (510) 548-8283
Website: www.pacificcenter.org

Rainbow Community Center – Contra Costa
Telephone: (925) 692-0090
Website: rainbowcc.org

The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County fosters a sense of community among LGBTQ persons and enhances their lives by providing social opportunities, health and wellness services, political and educational programs, and is guided by a commitment to acceptance and equality.

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Telephone: (415) 865-5555
Website: www.sfcenter.org

The Center provides San Francisco with a vast array of programs and services for LGBTQ people, their friends and families. Our programs are unique because The Center is unique! In addition to our own programs, we collaborate with many organizations serving youth, the elderly, parents and marginalized communities by providing legal, health, social, educational and cultural services that benefit the entire lifespan of LGBTQ people.

Spectrum, Marin GBLT Community Center
Phone: (415) 457-1115
Website: www.spectrummarin.org

Founded in 1982, Spectrum's mission is to strengthen, mobilize, and serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people, and promote acceptance, understanding, and full inclusion in Marin County and the North Bay.

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NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Organizations can be helpful in addressing legal concerns and human rights situations. Many also have local offices. These are also excellent resources for remaining up-to-date on current issues affecting LGBTQ communities.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Website: www.aclu.org

The mission of the ACLU is to preserve protections and guarantees regarding your First Amendment rights, your right to equal protection under the law, your right to due process, and your right to privacy.

Deaf Queer Resource Center
Website: www.deafqueer.org

A national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the "Deaf Queer community").

Human Rights Campaign
Telephone: (202) 628-4160
Website: www.hrc.org

Work for lesbian and gay equal rights.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Telephone: (415) 255-8680
Website: iglhrc.org

IGLHRC's mission is to protect and advance the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.

Intersex Society of North America
Telephone: (707) 283-0036
Website www.isna.org

Devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anomaly of the reproductive system.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Telephone: (323) 937-2728
Website: www.lambdalegal.org

The nation's oldest and largest legal organization dedicated to the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
Telephone: (415) 392-6257
Website: www.nclrights.org

National legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families.

National Gay Lesbian Task Force
Telephone: (202) 332-6483
Website: www.thetaskforce.org

A national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement.

The NAMES Project Foundation: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Website: www.aidsquilt.org
Founded in 1987, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for use in preventing new HIV infections, and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world.

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INTERNET, NEWS AND BOOKS

There are several sources of LGBTQ information online. Community newspapers produce online as well as print versions; other news sites have LGBTQ-specific sections. Various websites cater to LGBTQ searches.

Queer Resources Directory (QRD)
Website: www.qrd.org/qrd

An electronic library with hyperlinks to news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the GLBQ community. Information is stored for the use of casual network users and serious researchers alike.

Gaygull.com
Website: www.gaygull.com

A website dedicated to uniting the LGBT community across America by sharing information and resources specific to the interests and needs of our community. The website is regularly updated with stories on news, politics, entertainment, and community events. It offers lists of LGBT resources nationally and by state.

Bay Area Reporter
Telephone: (415) 861-5019
Website: www.ebar.com

Bay Area Reporter is San Francisco's oldest and largest local newspaper of record serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities

San Francisco Bay Times
Website: sfbaytimes.com

The Bay Times has been a biweekly local publication for years, providing news and a calendar of upcoming events. Its online description states that it is the only LGBTQ newspaper in San Francisco that is fully funded and owned by LGBTQ individuals. In 1978, it became the first LGBTQ newspaper in Northern California to be jointly and equally owned by gay men and lesbians working together.

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PROFESSIONAL AND REGULATORY

There are different kinds of licensed psychotherapy professionals: MFTs, LCSWs, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists. Each have unique areas of specialization and all are trained in providing therapy. Each has its own professional organizations and regulatory boards. Check the links here to research each license type, verify licenses, and find out more.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

East Bay Chapter (510) 848-8400 

San Francisco Chapter (415) 273-1954 

Marin Chapter  (415) 459-3484

Redwood Empire Chapter (707) 575-0596 

Santa Clara Valley Chapter 408 235-0210

Sacramento Valley Chapter  (916) 744-6112

Santa Cruz County Chapter  (831) 429-7786

Psychiatrist

Psychologist

Hotlines

GLBT National Help Center
Telephone: 1-888-843-4564
1-800-246-7743 (National Youth Talkline)
Website: http://www.glnh.org

Providing free and confidential telephone and email peer counseling. Information, and local resources for GLBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

Nightline Suicide Prevention
Telephone: 415-781-0500
24-hour crisis line. Feeling depressed and desperate? Call.

The Trevor Project: 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Lifeline: 866-488-7386
Website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.