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LGBTQ+ Resources: Region 4 – Bay

Organizations and guidance for the support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) students, educators, and families in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Solano Counties.

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For local physical and mental health providers with experience in treating and supporting LGBTQ+ students.

ALAMEDA

Alameda Unified LGBTQ Roundtable External link opens in new window or tab.
Resources to foster an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all students in the Alameda Unified School District.

Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride External link opens in new window or tab.
API-Family Pride is a nonprofit organization dedicated to end the isolation of API families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members though support, education, and dialogue.

Brown Boi Project External link opens in new window or tab.
A community of masculine of center women, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender.

Kaiser Permanente Transgender Care - East Bay External link opens in new window or tab.
The Multi-Specialty Transitions Department at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center is deeply committed to providing equitable, compassionate and high-quality medical care to transgender youth, adults, and families.

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals, our families and allies, by providing educational, social, and health related activities, programs and services.

Oakland Unified School District LGBTQ Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
Oakland Unified School District's Community Schools and Student Service Department provides comprehensive educational and community building programing to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our LGBTQ students.

Pacific Center for Human Growth External link opens in new window or tab.
This Center is the oldest LGBTQIA+ Center in the Bay Area. In addition to operating a sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQIA+ and Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color (QTBIPOC) and their families in Alameda County, it supports two programs, The LOUD After-School Youth Program and Youth Speaker's Bureau for youth ages twelve through seventeen.

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.

RYSE Youth Center (Richmond) External link opens in new window or tab.
RYSE is a safe and welcoming center for diverse (including LGBTQ+) youth that builds youth power and leadership towards personal and community health and transformation. Grounded in social justice, RYSE provides comprehensive and holistic programming and promotes multi-racial, cross-cultural relationships.

Side by Side Youth External link opens in new window or tab.
Operates across the Bay Area, providing young people ages five through twenty-six and family members with critical services that span behavioral and mental health, early intervention in schools, LGBTQIA+ support, transitional housing for foster youth, and special education. Service areas: Alameda, Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties.

Somos Familia External link opens in new window or tab.
Somos Familia builds leadership in our Latinx families and communities to create a culture where people of diverse genders and sexual orientations can thrive.

CONTRA COSTA

Contra Costa Health Center LGBT Pride Initiative External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides equal access and quality health care services, as well as awareness, acceptance and respect for our LGBT employees and service recipients.

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.

Rainbow Community Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Builds community and promotes well-being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning & Intersex (LGBTQI+) people, youth and allies.

MARIN

Domestic Violence | Help for LGBTQ Community | Marin County External link opens in new window or tab.
Individualized support for LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, including hotline counseling, Emergency Shelter Services, and legal aid.

Huckleberry Youth Programs External link opens in new window or tab.
Marin Health Care & Health Education: Marin’s Huckleberry Teen Health Program offers teen drop in clinics, health education, counseling, and support services.

The Marin Community Clinic Pediatrics Department External link opens in new window or tab.
Experience administering hormones and works with University of California, San Francisco’s gender clinic.

MarinHealth External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides gender affirming surgeries. Patients will receive care from a team of medical experts. Care includes an extensive pre-surgery consultation and guidance from a nurse navigator to support the patient throughout the procedure and post-op care.

Teen Mental Health - North Marin Community Services External link opens in new window or tab.
The Novato Teen Clinic offers access to free, confidential behavioral health services for teens, by LGBTQIA+ experienced staff.

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.

The Spahr Center—Youth Programs and Services External link opens in new window or tab.
The Spahr Center is Marin County’s only nonprofit community agency devoted to serving, supporting and empowering the LGBT community and everyone in the county living with and affected by HIV.

Side by Side Youth External link opens in new window or tab.
Operates across the Bay Area, providing young people ages five through twenty-six and family members with critical services that span behavioral and mental health, early intervention in schools, LGBTQIA+ support, transitional housing for foster youth, and special education. Service areas: Alameda, Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties.

Spectrum External link opens in new window or tab.
A Marin County community where LGBT people are welcomed, affirmed, supported and advocated for by all community members.

Youth Leadership Institute External link opens in new window or tab.
Opportunities for youth of Marin to participate in community engagement and advocacy.

NAPA

LGBTQ Connection External link opens in new window or tab.
LGBTQ Connection, an initiative fueled by youth and other emerging leaders, fosters a healthier, more vibrantly diverse and inclusive community. Free counseling, Youth Leadership Teams, Family Support (Acceptance), Older Adult groups, Teen Socials, and Community Events are among many of the program opportunities offered to participants, including one-on-one support and referrals. Training and technical assistance are offered to schools (staff, administrators, students), community organizations, local government, faith communities and more, and all services are available in Spanish or English.

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.

Side by Side Youth External link opens in new window or tab.
Operates across the Bay Area, providing young people ages five through twenty-six and family members with critical services that span behavioral and mental health, early intervention in schools, LGBTQIA+ support, transitional housing for foster youth, and special education. Service areas: Alameda, Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties.

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco Unified School District LGBTQ Student Services External link opens in new window or tab.
LGBTQ Student Services aims to provide San Francisco public schools the resources and district support to meet the needs of LGBTQ youth and families.

San Francisco Unified Pride Month Resource Landing Page External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides access for educators to literature and activities related to LGBTQ+ history and people.

Dimensions Health Clinic External link opens in new window or tab.
A welcoming, safe and open space for queer and transgender youth to get comprehensive medical and mental health services.

Family Acceptance Project External link opens in new window or tab.
The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV—in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. Based at San Francisco State University

Gaylesta External link opens in new window or tab.
LGBTQI practitioners in mental health in San Francisco area.

Health Initiatives for Youth External link opens in new window or tab.
The mission of this multicultural organization is to improve the health and well-being of underserved young people through innovative youth leadership, popular education and advocacy, in pursuit of multi-level social change.

Huckleberry Youth Program External link opens in new window or tab.
The organization educates, inspires, and supports underserved youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams.

LYRIC External link opens in new window or tab.
A community center for queer youth age twenty-three and under that offers support groups, recreation, events, educational services, health information and employment assistance.

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.

Queer Life Space External link opens in new window or tab.
Providing affordable mental health services for the LGBTQ+ community in San Francisco and beyond.

San Francisco Community Center Trans Thrive External link opens in new window or tab.
Createssafe spaces, events and services for the entire Transgender/Gender Nonconformity (GNC) community. From case management and medical services (including Primary Care, Hormone Replacement Therapy [HRT] and Needle Exchange), to mental health and substance use support, to social groups and special events, to a drop-in center.

San Francisco LGBT Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The Center’s Youth Services Program puts LGBTQ youth age sixteen through twenty-four and younger on a path to connection and stability. Their purpose is to build a strong queer youth community through education, creative and performing arts, fabulous community events and youth drop-in services weekly.

San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau External link opens in new window or tab.
They are a group of LGBTQ volunteers who speak and share their experiences with students in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as to adults in community colleges, and work settings such as hospitals and police departments.

Si a La Vida - Instituto Familiar de La Raza, Inc. External link opens in new window or tab.
Sí a la Vida is about harm reduction and empowerment. They provide integrated HIV services that are responsive to community needs and recognize the whole person.

UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Offers comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support, to transgender, nonbinary and gender-expansive kids.

SAN MATEO

San Mateo County Office of Education LGBTQ Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
Identifies programs and resources in support of LGBTQ students and families.

Adolescent Counseling Services, Outlet Program External link opens in new window or tab.
Outlet empowers LGBTQ youth (serves ages ten through twenty-five) and builds safe and accepting communities through counseling services, social and support groups, education, training and advocacy.

CoastPride External link opens in new window or tab.
CoastPride offers a safe space online and at community events to gather the diversity of our voices, raise awareness of LGBTQ issues, and address the needs of our LGBTQ youth, families, and adults. They work with existing local civic, governmental, for-profit and nonprofit organizations to enhance services so that they are inclusive of all who play, work, and live on the coastside.

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 Mateo County Pride Commission External link opens in new window or tab.
The Commission reports and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding policies, programs, procedures and legislation affecting LGBTQ individuals in San Mateo County.

San Mateo County PRIDE Initiative External link opens in new window or tab.
The San Mateo County (SMC) PRIDE Initiative is an inclusive environment based in equity and parity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and two-spirit (LGBTQQI) communities. We are made up of individuals who are concerned about the well-being of the LGBTQQI communities and the initiative is supported by SMC Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

San Mateo Pride Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides a broad range of services to LGBTQ+ individuals, partners, and families of all ages, with specialized programming for youth and older adults. The Pride Center is unique in that it combines direct mental health services with social and educational programming.

SOLANO

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.

Solano Pride Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The mission of the Solano Pride Center is to provide relevant, fun, and innovative programs, services and support that meet the needs of the LGBTQI community of Solano County.

Solano Serenity Center External link opens in new window or tab.
This organization is an education resource center and a safe haven for those who identify as LGBTQ in Solano, Napa, and surrounding counties.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 3, 2021
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