LGBTQ California Resources
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Boutique photojournalism and portraiture exclusively for the LGBT community.
The ACLU of Northern California is an enduring guardian of justice, fairness, equality, and freedom, working to protect and advance civil liberties for all Californians.
The mission of the ACLU of Southern California’s LGBT Rights Project is the creation of a society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people enjoy the basic rights of equality, privacy, personal autonomy, freedom of belief and expression, and freedom from harassment.
Asians and Pacific Islanders for LGBT Equality (API Equality-LA) is an LGBTQ rights and racial justice organization building grassroots community power and organizing for change in the API community.
APLA’s 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.
Founded in 1972 as the world’s first lesbian and gay synagogue, today BCC is an inclusive community of progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual Jews, our families and friends.
Our mission is to provide 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.
The California LGBT Arts Alliance promotes cultural diversity, artistic collaborations and financial partnerships that strengthen California’s LGBT arts organizations and individual artists.
California’s Legislative LGBT Caucus was formed in 2002 to create a forum for California Legislators to discuss issues that affect LGBT Californians and to further the goal of equality and justice for all Californians.
The California LGBT Health and Human Services Network is a statewide coalition of non-profit providers, community centers, and researchers working collectively to advocate for state level policies and resources that will advance LGBT health.
To counteract, through education and advocacy efforts, the negative impact tobacco use has had on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.
CRLA’s LGBT program is dedicated to advocating on behalf of low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families in rural California.
Caltech Center for Diversity
Caltech fosters an environment where various perspectives are valued because they serve to advance the Institute’s academic excellence and intellectual capacity.
CalVet is committed to ensuring all Veterans have access to and receive the benefits they have earned without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, or sexual orientation. The Minority Veterans Division advocates on behalf of LGBT Veterans.
Canvass for a Cause works through a lens of intersectionality to stop all oppression. Meaning that we cannot separate the struggle for queer rights from the struggle for indigenous rights, racial justice, or rights for the working class. Viewing these issues as separate would ignore a huge part of the queer community, and would only address a symptom of the problem, not the actual inequity of power.
Celebration Theatre is a community of artists dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative, and relevant work that examines the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and allied (lgbtqqia) experience. we challenge society’s perceptions of this community and give a vibrant voice to its evolving identity.
Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center provides free LGBTQ-Affirmative counseling and healing psychotherapeutic services to youth under 25 and their families in the greater Los Angeles area.
The Pride Center supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and questioning students, faculty and staff through programming and educational outreach to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ individuals as well as advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community.
The Desert Business Association promotes and supports LGBT and allied businesses and professionals who have joined together for business promotion, economic development, educational and humanitarian purposes.
Dignity/San Diego, a Chapter of DignityUSA, is a Catholic Eucharistic Community providing a safe and supportive faith community for LGBT Catholics who seek a healthy connection to our Catholic traditions through weekly liturgy, social, and service activities. We affirm the faith of all those who celebrate with us in a welcoming environment that supports our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community members.
L.A.’s sophisticated lifestyle, vibrant cultural scene and creative industries help make it the home to one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in the world.
Diversionary Theatre was founded to provide an inspiring and thought provoking theatrical platform to explore complex and diverse LGBT stories, which influence the larger cultural discussion. Our vision is to foster and amplify the next generation of LGBT voices providing live entertainment in a dynamic, inclusive and provocative environment that celebrates and preserves our unique culture.
Building a State of Equality
Equality California is California’s premier statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization focused on creating a fair and just society.
The Family Acceptance Project™ is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities.
Discrimination in adoption on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity is prohibited in the state of California. Family Builders welcomes LGBT families who wish to foster and adopt children who need loving, stable parents.
LGBT & Friends Retirement Community
Fountaingrove Lodge is the nation’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT), and Friends focused independent senior community with the option of continuing care services.
GAPSN is a brotherhood of gay and bisexual Asian Pacific Islander (API) men supporting and empowering each other. We come from every Asian Pacific Islander background and represent all ages, careers, and stages of coming out.
There’s something for everyone in this desert oasis. Located about two hours drive from Los Angeles and San Diego, Palm Springs has long been a popular getaway for Southern Californians.
“Sactown”–as it is often lovingly referred to–is a city of history and hot summers, college crowds, culture, and plenty more!
San Diego has a thriving gay community. The crowd is diverse, skews slightly younger, and is warm and friendly.
Gay Desert Guide is a mobile & online guide to discovering FUN in Palm Springs.
Gay For Good aims to energize and mobilize the LGBT community to interact with the greater community by volunteering our time to various social welfare and environmental service projects.
Gay San Diego includes local and national news; insightful social and political commentary; humor; art criticism; film, theater and dining reviews; travel stories; fitness and wellbeing tips; home improvement; gay parenting issues; LGBT history; fun and functional tech advice; regular business information and more.
Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender & Sexual Diversity. To our knowledge, we are the oldest and largest collection of individuals focused on LGBTQ mental health. We work to promote awareness of the special skills our members have to offer the LGBTQ communities and the general public. Visit our website to utilize our search engine to find a therapist near your location with your specific therapeutic preferences.
Gender Health Center is a non-profit organization meeting the counseling needs of the WHOLE community in Sacramento and the surrounding areas by making our services accessible to the most underserved communities, including the LGBTQQI community and focusing on the “T” or transgender.
The Gay & Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons, Inc. or usually called, GLARP® is a non-profit corporation formed to call attention to the aging issues in the GLBT community.
We are a gay owned company, providing an LGBT resource guide state by state showcasing LGBT friendly businesses from Travel, Wedding and Business Listings
The Greater Los Angeles Softball Association, or GLASA, is a gay and lesbian slowpitch softball league committed to providing an opportunity for both gay and non-gay participants to compete in an environment conducive to the gay community.
The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) promotes LGBT influence through business ownership and supportive consumerism, creating prosperity through equality, diversity and inclusion.
The Golden State Gay Rodeo Association (GSGRA) is a member organization of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). GSGRA was established to further the growth, education, and charitable enjoyment of rodeo and the western life-style within the Golden State, California.
Home of San Francisco’s Queer Progressive Left
San Francisco’s largest Democratic Club, is known for both its progressive politics and its independence. The Milk Club was founded to keep the gay community free itself of anointed gatekeepers and machine politics.
Fueling the LGBT Movement
Horizons Foundation is a community philanthropic institution that is by and for the LGBT community, both today and tomorrow, and for future generations.
The LGBT Alliance works to ensure that LGBT Jews are welcome throughout the Jewish community, particularly in those institutions that work to educate our youth and introduce them to Jewish life.
LA Frontrunners is a running and walking club for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) and their friends. We welcome runners and walkers of all levels, ethnic backgrounds, and sexual identities.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society.
The annual PRIDE celebration continues to draw over 500,000 people each year and remains a major focus for transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual pride in the greater Los Angeles area.
The Los Angeles Tennis Association (LATA) is a non-profit organization serving the LGBT community, and we welcome everyone.
Ladies Touch doesn’t just throw a party, we create an “experience to remember.” That’s why events by Ladies Touch Entertainment are the most sought after events for women who love women.
The mission of the Lambda Archives of San Diego is to collect, preserve, and teach the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the San Diego and Northern Baja California region.
Lambda Literary believes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published and read.
Lavender Seniors provides social support services and a vibrant caring community of LGBT older adults. We also participate in local, statewide, and national advocacy efforts for the betterment of the LGBT and mainstream older adult community.
The Leadership LAB organizes and empowers communities to defeat anti-LGBT prejudice both locally and on through hands-on mentorship on the ground with campaigns across the US.
Learning Curve is the world’s only adult education, adventure and empowerment program geared specifically toward serving the needs of today’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, our friends and allies.
The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles strives to provide a strong leadership presence of and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the legal profession and in the community at large, through education, legal advocacy, and participation in political and civic activities and social functions.
California’s Most Followed LGBTQ News Source
LGBTQ Nation is an online news magazine, reporting on issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community.
LifeWorks is the youth development and mentoring program of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We offer one on one, peer, and group mentoring opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 12-24. Our goal is to help LGBTQ youth to realize their goals and dreams with a safe space, positive and affirming role models, , workshops, and activities that are fun and educational.
The Center engages, empowers and advocates to achieve a more equitable society and fosters an ever-improving quality of life for the LGBTQ community.
To engage in and support bridge building activities that educate, encourage and celebrate LGBT inclusion and pride.
Los Angeles LBGT & Gay Friendly Businesses
LAGLCC is a non profit organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gay-allied businesses, professionals, and individuals, who have joined together to effect positive growth in ourselves, our work, our community and our future.
Our passion, vision and drive have made us an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world in which everyone can be healthy, equal and complete members of society.
Support Love – Honor Commitment – Cherish Freedom
Love Honor Cherish Foundation educates the public about LGBT equality and the impact that denying marriage equality has on society and its harm to LGBT families.
Meetup’s mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
The Rainbow Pages issn online directory of GLBT-owned and GLBT-friendly businesses in the Greater Sacramento Valley.
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
Supporting equity for all families and children.
Our Family Coalition brings a unique and progressive voice of families to the LGBTQ movement. We cultivate community-based leadership among LGBTQ families and strong partnerships with our allies in California, to advance social justice and make our nation a more respectful and inclusive place for all.
Outword Magazine is the long-time, proven leader in quality lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advertising and news for Central and Northern California. With an average press run of 10,000, Outword Magazine is the area’s largest, most respected and dependable LGBT publication for Sacramento and Northern California.
The mission of Pacific Pride Foundation is to advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community; care for people living with HIV; and prevent the transmission of HIV.
PSGSL is a slow pitch softball league, established primarily for GLBTQ persons in the Palm Springs area, but open to all interested players.
Greater Palm Springs Pride is a nonprofit community enhancement organization founded to promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and to promote the history, diversity and future prosperity of the Greater Palm Springs LGBT community.
We are parents and children, brothers and sisters, grandparents and friends. We are gay and lesbian, straight, bisexual, and transgender. We are Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and non-religious. We are united by a commitment to make a safe place for people to come and talk about their experiences relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Wherever you are on your journey, just know that it’s ok. It can be a process. We are a safe place to help you on your way.
PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
The Oakland/East Bay chapter of PFLAG is part of an international organization promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends.
PFLAG Sacramento provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Everyday PFLAG San Diego County offers Support, Education, and Advocacy to LGBTQ persons, their families, friends, and our straight allies.
PFLAG SF promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender expansivs persons, their families and friends, through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
The SGV API PFLAG is a support group for Asian-Pacific Islander (API) gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT), as well as for their parents, families, and friends.
PFLAG supports LGBT people, their families and friends by providing support group meetings and resources. PFLAG also educates families and communities on sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBT issues. PFLAG advocates for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on local, state, and national levels.
Pink Spots is a resource that helps you find LGBTQ friendly businesses & services in your neighborhood.
We are a community of gay dads building families through fostering, adoption, co-parenting, and surrogacy.
Queer LifeSpace is a nonprofit counseling agency that seeks to bring sustainable mental health and substance abuse services to the LGBTQQI community.
A list of some gay-related events in San Francisco that are about people creating local, live entertainment, especially as related to spoken word, rock, hip-hop, and electronic music, art events, and so on.
The Rainbow Community Center (RCC) is the only organization in Contra Costa County that is solely focused on serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community; our current priorities are to build services for LGBT youth, seniors, people living with HIV/AIDS and to develop community building efforts that will diminish the sense of isolation and promote greater acceptance of all LGBTQ people.
Formerly Californians Against Hate
Our opponents have every right to contribute vast sums of money to take away our equal rights, and we have every right to fight back, and we will. We do not want to spend our money at any business owned by individuals who supported California’s Prop 8 initiative. We want to make sure that our millions of friends and allies throughout the United States know exactly who contributed vast sums of money against us, so we have posted over 800 names of those who gave $5,000 and up to the Prop 8 Campaign.
SacLEGAL, Sacramento’s LGBT Bar Association, is an affiliate of the Sacramento County Bar Association. Our mission is to promote equality for members of the LGBT community through strong leadership, legislative advocacy, education, and participation in civic and social activities within the legal community and community at large.
The LGBTQIA community at Sacramento City College is made up of students, staff, faculty and managers. It is a reflection of the queer community that exists in Sacramento, and has a proud culture, history and heritage. LGBTQIA students are represented in every SCC major, club and classroom.
The Sacramento LGBT Community Center creates events, programs and pathways to services that help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people feel welcome, needed and safe. We envision a Sacramento region where sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression are recognized as a spectrum of valued personal characteristics, universally respected and affirmed.
Sacramento Pride is produced by and is the primary source of funds supporting the programs and services of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, such as services for LGBT and questioning youth, free weekly legal clinics, transgender support services, programs for HIV+ men, discussion groups, activities for gay and lesbian adults, and much more.
The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce serves gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business owners, professionals and allies in the six-county Greater Sacramento region by working to build a prosperous and inclusive business community and to support causes and public policies that foster business development and equal rights for all people.
The PRIDE Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members of communities. We exist to create and maintain a campus environment that is open, safe, and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Our work is accomplished through student-centered education, outreach, advocacy and support.
It is our mission is to provide the opportunity for LGBT individuals to play, and support the play of, organized softball. We strive to create a safe, healthy, and supportive environment, to develop skills, promote competition, and build fellowship within our community.
Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, locally, nationally, and globally.
The LGBTweekly.com is home of San Diego LGBT Weekly, the only news organization that provides you in-depth analysis about our lives as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people, our politics, our culture and our world. The organization’s mission is to inform and entertain the San Diego lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
San Diego State University offered a major in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Studies, beginning in January 2012. SDSU has also had a minor in LGBT Studies since fall 2009, and now has a Graduate-Level Certificate in LGBT Studies.
Weekly newspaper serving San Francisco’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community, with news, event listings, resources, and personal ads.
The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.
Solano Pride is working in Solano County to ensure that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex individuals have a network of resources and educational tools to meet their needs.
The mission of the SOUTH BAY LGBT CENTER:
The Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Transgender Community Organization is to provide a focal point for the members of our community in the South Bay for education, social interaction, personal growth, and political power, and to foster public understanding of our community.
Spectrum engages, empowers, and advocates for LGBT people.
OUR VISION: A Marin community where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people are welcomed, affirmed, supported and advocated for by all community members. A community where it takes no special act of courage to live openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person.
Stonewall Alliance is committed to cultivating a safe, open, inclusive environment for all members of the gender and sexual minority and ally community. Stonewall Alliance unites, strengthens, and affirms the community through support, resources, education, advocacy, and celebration.
Stonewall Gardens is a welcoming, supportive, and respectful environment, where a diverse group of LGBT seniors and friends can live, relax, and be well.
Empowering LGBT Orange County
At the LGBT Center OC all members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Orange County join together in a network of support and unity.
Mission: Creating Vibrant Community by Enhancing the Lives of LGBT people.
The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy wellness, educational, support and social programming. Our Vision is a thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living authentically in supportive, inclusive communities.
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
The mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. The Center is truly the heart, home and hands of the San Francisco LGBT community.
Trans Inclusivity in the Workplace
TransCanWork™ (TCW) is an organization providing resources for trans and gender-nonconforming jobseekers, as well as the training and certification of employers that hire them. TCW is also dedicated to working closely with the government, associations, chambers, workforce centers and businesses to connect transgender job seekers with jobs in trans-friendly environments.
The purpose and goal of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIARC) is to provide an open and inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging sexism, cis-sexism, genderism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism.
The LGBT Resource Center provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity for the UC Riverside campus community.
The LGBT Resource Center at UCSD is a diverse, open and public space for all members of the university community to explore issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices and politics.
The UCI Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center provides a wide range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster community, wellness, an open and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, ally, and questioning students, faculty, staff, and the larger campus community. We strive to develop an atmosphere of acceptance and wellbeing in support of the university’s academic mission.
The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center is the crossroads of the LGBTQ community at UCLA, providing a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster unity, wellness, and an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, questioning, and same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, alumni, their families, and the entire campus community.
VA Northern California Health Care System is proud and committed to serve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veterans. We thank you for your service.
Palm Springs is a favorite destination for the LGBT traveler. Visitor information, travel deals and special events online at www.visitgaypalmsprings.com