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LGBTQ+ Resources: Region 7 – Central Valley

Organizations and guidance for the support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) students, educators, and families in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare Counties.

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

FRESNO

Fresno LGBTQ Resource Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides supportive services, including peer support groups for youth, to enhance the health and well-being of individuals of all ages in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+) community.

Fresno Spectrum Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The center presents programs and activities that bring awareness for the prevention of bullying, discrimination, victimization and harassment towards the LGBTQ+ individuals.

Fresno Barrios Unidos External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides health and educational programs for youth, including LGBTQ youth.

Family Health Care Network External link opens in new window or tab.
Offers sensitive and culturally competent health and mental health care services and resources to address LGBTQ patient needs in Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties.

Fresno State Library Guide of LGBTQ+ Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides educational and literature resources for the Fresno area and beyond.

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.

KINGS

The Source LGBTQ+ Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides spaces within their communities for the LGBT+ population to learn, grow, belong, transform, question + support in Tulare and Kings Counties.

Family Health Care Network External link opens in new window or tab.
Offers sensitive and culturally competent health and mental health care services and resources to address LGBTQ patient needs in Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties.

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.

MARIPOSA

Mountain Crisis Services External link opens in new window or tab.
Mental health, hotline and housing for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

MERCED

Merced County Office of Education LGBTQ Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides educational and health resources for educators, students and families in Merced County.

Genderpeers External link opens in new window or tab.
Genderpeers provides LGBTQ+ cultural sensitivity training to private organizations, and facilitates a weekly, peer-led support group for transgender and all gender-diverse people. Genderpeers also advocates for transgender individuals, can assist in the legal name and gender change process, and maintains a list of LGBTQ+ competent healthcare providers in Merced and surrounding counties.

GLSEN Merced External link opens in new window or tab.
GLSEN Merced provides LGBTQ+ cultural sensitivity training to school staff, and social and educational opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth.

Merced LGBTQ+ Alliance External link opens in new window or tab.
The Merced LGBTQ+ Alliance organizes Merced’s annual Pride Celebration, and provides social events for LGBTQ+ people in Merced County.

TULARE

Family Health Care Network External link opens in new window or tab.
Offers sensitive and culturally competent health and mental health care services and resources to address LGBTQ patient needs in Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties.

The Source LGBTQ+ Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides spaces within our communities for the LGBT+ population to learn, grow, belong, transform, question + support in Tulare and Kings Counties.

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.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 3, 2021