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LGBTQ+ Resources: Region 11 – Los Angeles

Organizations and guidance for the support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) students, educators, and families in Los Angeles County.

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Los Angeles County Office of Education Resources:

  • Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act External link opens in new window or tab. was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown, July 14, 2011. According to cosponsors Equality California and the Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network, the purpose of the FAIR Act was to end the exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) history in education and to promote school safety.
  • Comprehensive Sexual Health Education External link opens in new window or tab.: In January 2016, California adopted the new law that requires comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education to be taught in public schools. California Education Code sections 51930–51939. Comprehensive sexual health education must be taught once in middle school and once in high school. All instruction in all grades must be age-appropriate and medically accurate. Comprehensive sexual health education must address the needs of students of all genders and sexual orientations.

Alhambra Unified School District External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
The Alhambra Unified School District is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+) inclusive environment that is committed to supporting the needs of all students and staff. Information is also available for students who request a Gender Support Plan and/or Communication Plan.

Antelope Valley Union High School District External link opens in new window or tab.
Community Resources, including LGBTQ+.

Burbank Unified School District External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides wellness programs and services. Burbank Unified Schools are all inclusive. Here you will find some resources for our LGBTQ+ youth and families.

Long Beach Unified School District External link opens in new window or tab.
We stand with the LGBTQ community.

AIDS Project Los Angeles External link opens in new window or tab.
The APLA Health AIDS Project Los Angeles’ mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.

APAIT External link opens in new window or tab.
APAIT was established in 1987 as a grassroots AIDS service organization (ASO) for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) who were dying alone from AIDS-related stigma and shame.

Barangay - Los Angeles External link opens in new window or tab.
Barangay Los Angeles is a community organization serving the LGBTQ Filipino & Filipino-American community for over twenty years in Los Angeles.

Bienestar External link opens in new window or tab.
Bienestar is a community-based health care and social services organization in the Greater Los Angeles area. Their expertise is in identifying and addressing emerging health issues faced by the Latino and LGBTQ populations.

Black AIDS Institute External link opens in new window or tab.
Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is dedicated to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community. With a foundation in advocacy and policy work, BAI works towards improving the health and wellness of Black people through research, community efforts, and clinical work.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles - Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine External link opens in new window or tab.
The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles promotes healthy futures by attending to the physical, emotional, and social needs of young people ages twelve to twenty-five.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles - The Center for TransYouth Health and Development External link opens in new window or tab.
The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is dedicated to providing affirming care for transgender and gender diverse children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

GLSEN - Los Angeles Chapter External link opens in new window or tab.
GLSEN Los Angeles is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education. GLSEN Los Angeles is a grassroots initiative, working locally in their community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

In The Meantime Men External link opens in new window or tab.
In The Meantime Men’s Group, Inc. is purposed to enrich, empower, and extend the lives of intergenerational black men, respectful of sexual orientation, through social, educational, health and wellness programs and services.

Latino Equality Alliance External link opens in new window or tab.
The mission of Latino Equality Alliance, a project of Community Partners, is to advocate for equity, safety, and wellness for the Latinx LGBTQ+ community in the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles LGBT Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Since 1969, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. The Center’s in-school programs focus on helping LGBTQ youth create supportive communities and relationships, feel safe at school, and develop leadership and other skills they need to build healthy and complete lives.

LGBTQ Center - Long Beach External link opens in new window or tab.
The LGBTQ Center Long Beach advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs, and services and to LGBTQ youth and their caregivers.

PFLAG External link opens in new window or tab.
PFLAG has over 400 chapters across the country and California. Provides support services and education especially for parents and families of LGBTQ+ youth. Find a chapter near you.

Planned Parenthood External link opens in new window or tab.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. See the local office in your county.

San Fernando Valley LGBT Community Center External link opens in new window or tab.
San Fernando Valley LGBT’s mission is to promote liberty, equality and justice for the LGBTQ community, especially among the Latino population.

San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center is a California Nonprofit Corporation, 501(c)(3), founded in 2011. Their mission is to promote a safe and inclusive San Gabriel Valley for people of all orientations and gender identities.

Satrang External link opens in new window or tab.
Satrang serves the South Asian LGBTQ community by promoting awareness, acceptance, and empowerment through social, educational, and advocacy-related events.

St. John’s Transgender Health Program External link opens in new window or tab.
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center is committed to protective and transparent healthcare regardless of gender identity,sexual orientation, and/or presentation. They provide comprehensive transgender health services in a safe and welcoming environment where you are free to be yourself.

The OUTReach Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Services and support for the LGBT community, LGBT youth and allies in the Antelope Valley area.

Questions:   Teacher and Leader Policy Office | 916-445-7331
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 3, 2021