Community Directory

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Organizations in California

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

1663 Mission

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 621-2493

Ally Action

106 San Pablo Towne Center, PMB #319

San Pablo, CA 94806

(925) 685-5480

AQUA (Asian Queer and Under 25)

Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Cente

730 Polk St., 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 292-3420 ext. 315

There are retreats, workshops, a peer education program, and a drop-in support social group for young queer Asian/Pacific Islanders.

Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center

938 The Alameda

San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 293-3040

Support groups, activities, and resources for youth and adults.

Center for Human Development

Empowerment Leadership Group and Queer Youth Action Team

391 Taylor Blvd., Suite 120

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(925) 687-8844 ext. 304

Join other gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth, ages 23 or under, for:

discussion, friendship, and support. Confidential groups meet weekly. QYAT is working to get AB537 implemented in Contra Costa County school districts.


120 Wall Street, Suite 1500

New York, NY 10005

646-546-5126 phone

646-546-5372 fax

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Centers exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.

Charles R. Williams Project on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy

The Williams Project is the nation's first think tank dedicated to the field of sexual orientation law and public policy. The Project supports legal scholarship, legal research, policy analysis, and education regarding sexual orientation discrimination and other legal issues that affect lesbian and gay people. The Williams Project originated with the recognition that issues central to sexual orientation law have profound implications for the development of the law and public policy in general. Drawing on the intellectual and material resources of UCLA, one of the world's leading research universities, the Williams Project provides a national center for the interdisciplinary exploration of these issues by scholars, judges, practitioners, advocates, and students.

COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere)

3543 18th St., #1

San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 861-5437

Fosters growth of often isolated children of LGBTQ people through an intergenerational network of local groups providing support, advocacy and community.

CUAV (Community United Against Violence)

170A Capp Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 777-5500 (business line)

(415) 333-HELP (crisis line-24 hours)

In person counseling, restraining orders, support groups, queer youth training collaborative, employment and job training.


3850 17th Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 487-7589

Comprehensive health services for LGBTQ youth. Drop-in or make an appointment, open from Thursdays 5:00-8:00 p.m., Saturdays 12-3 p.m.

East Bay Front Runners

Oakland CA, 94612

510 499-8260

East Bay Front Runners is a group of LGBT and friends who get together to run and walk every Saturday morning at 9:00, followed by brunch at one of several great local restaurants.  Runners generally do 3-7 miles and walkers do 2-4 miles.

Girlz Alliance

Girls Inc. of Alameda

13666 East 14th St.

San Leandro, CA 94578

(510) 357-5515 ext. 37

Teenage lesbian, bisexual, and questioning female support group meets Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30.

GLSEN/Los Angeles

1125 McCadden Place, Suite 150

Los Angeles, CA 90038-1212

(323) 460-4573

Fax: (323) 480-7491

GLSEN/Orange County

PO Box 3687

Tustin, CA 92781

(714) 534-0262

Fax: (714) 534-5491

GLSEN/Santa Cruz

1803 Mission Street PMB#522

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 460-1142

GLSEN/San Diego County

4070 Centre Street

San Diego, CA 92103

GLSEN/Sonoma County

1088 Ferguson Road

Sebastapol, CA 95472

Health Initiatives For Youth

1242 Market St., 3rd floor

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 487-5777

Provides resources and training for young people about health and wellness, including zines which discuss and challenge common notions about HIV, queerness, health, and gender.

Lambda Legal

6030 Wilshire, Suite 200

LA, CA 90036-3617

(323) 937-2728

Help stop anti-gay abuse of students in public schools, defend GSAs and other gay related clubs on campus, and educate schools about teachers and students rights regarding gay issues.

Legal Services for Children

1254 Market St., 3rd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 863-3762

Conducts outreach to LGBTQ youth including free "know-your-rights" trainings. Also provides free legal services for all youth under 18 regarding needs for shelter, education, and support.

Lighthouse Community Center

1217 A Street

Hayward, CA 94541

(510) 881-8167

The Lighthouse Community Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community of southern Alameda County.

LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center)

123 Collingwood

San Francisco, CA 94114

800-246-PRIDE (hotline)

(415) 703-6150 (business)

Offers social, recreational and support activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, 23 and under. Also provides youth activism opportuniities through the Queer Youth Leadership Project.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

870 Market St., Suite 570

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 392-6257

Offer free legal information and support for youth who suffer abuse at home, school, or psychiatric institution.

Outlet Program

711 Church Street

Mountain View, CA 94041

650-965-2020 ext. 22

Fax: 650-965-7286

Group mentoring, counseling, leadership training, teacher, counselor and other youth provider trainings, speakers bureau, community education and outreach, Friday Outlet HIV discussion groups.

Pacific Center

2712 Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94705

(510) 548-8283 (general information)

(510) 548-2192 (counseling request line)

pm- last fiday social activities on drop of month

Low income counseling for LGBTQ persons, information switchboard and referrals, peer support groups, HIV services, outreach, speakers bureau, support for transgender community. Queer youth social group.

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Danville/San Ramon/Pleasanton: (925) 831-8172

Diablo Valley/Walnut Creek/Concord: (925) 283-8928

Fremont: (510) 226-6816

Greater Placer County: (916) 863-9622

Hayward: (510) 782-5462

Menlo Park/Palo Alto: (650) 857-1058

Oakland: (510) 562-7692

Rossmoor: (925) 944-9020

Sacramento: (916) 978-0410

San Francisco: (415) 921-8850

San Jose: (408) 270-8182

Santa Cruz: 831-662-4780

Santa Rosa/North Bay: 707-762-0107

Vacaville/North Solano County: 707-448-1010

Positive Images

1023 Fourth Street, Suite C

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 579-4947

Support program and activities for LGBTQ youth in Santa Rosa

Project Eden

Lambda Project

22646 2nd Street

Hayward, CA 94541

(510) 247-8217

Lambda youth, LGBTQ ages 16-25, meet weekly for support, give presentations to schools through the Speakers Bureau, and coordinate the Gay Prom and other events.

Q Action

2128 15th St.

San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 575-0150 ext. 277

Young Men's Program of the Stop AIDS Project.

Marin AIDS Project

1660 2nd Street

San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 457-2487 ext. 430

Queer Youth Training Collaborative

c/o CUAV

973 Market St., Suite 500

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 777-5500

Provides paid job training, placement in community organizations, job search classes and


Rainbow Community Center

2118 Willow Pass Road, # 500

Concord, CA 94520

(925) 692-0090

LGBTQ youth group starting up. Contact Tina for more information.

Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance Inland Empire

Gabrielle Mulvane Community Center

860 E. Gilbert Complex (Gilbert at Paseo)

San Bernardino, CA 92404

(909) 725-0417

Activities & social support for LGBTQI youth, family & friends ages 13-20 years.  Activities include: Friday night youth drop-in center (7-10pm), theater group, OUTside the Box young adult group (ages 18-24 years),  Q*Camp GSA Leadership Summit (co-sponsored by GSA Network), community education and outreach, referrals to community resources.

Youth Program @ the Center

San Francisco LGBT Community Center

1800 Market Street

San Francisco, Ca 94102

(415) 865-5664

The Youth Program @ the Center engages LGBTQ youth 24 years old and younger through educational and arts programs that emphasize community building, advocacy and leadership. Provides weekly meal nights, arts activities, workshops and the annual SF Queer Prom.

San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau

PO Box 22095

San Francisco, CA 94122


Provides speakers to elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as adult groups to speak about LGBTQ issues to dispel stereotypes, to personalize the LGBTQ experience for students, and to prevent violence and harassment. Mostly Q&A. No cost. Sponsored by the SF LGBT Community Center.

Sexual Identity Forum

Redwood City Youth Health Center

560 Arguello Street

Redwood City, CA 94063

(650) 366-8401 ext. 718

Support group for youth ages 12-23 on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Solano Pride Center

1125 Missouri Steeet, Suite 101

Fairfield, CA 94533


SMAAC (Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County) Youth Center

408 13th, Box 263

Oakland, CA 94612-26061

(510) 834-9578

Provides support groups, weekly Life Skills Training, Peer Counseling Training, Mentoring Program, Game Nights, and other resources for LGBTQ youth. Youth groups and drop-in hours 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tues-Sat.

Spectrum Center

1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 10

San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 457-1115

Provide social support group, Rainbows End (Thursday 7-9pm), social night (last Friday of the month 7-9 pm), Marin County GSA meeting (first Monday of the month, 5-6:30 pm)and train young people for speakers bureau. Starting group for youth in their 20's- contact Liz Kalmanson for more information.

Tri-Hi Health Center

1335 Park Avenue

Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 522-8363

Drop in LGBTQ teen rap group on Thursdays, 3:30-4:30. Adolescent drug and alcohol outpatient services, Wednesday 3:30-5:00. Counseling for families around youth and school issues.



Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council

332 Hudson Ave

Albany NY 12210


Fax: 518-462-2101

Works extensively with youth to educate, empower and support LGBTQA youth and advocate for youth in schools, training administrators and teachers and starting and supporting GSA's. Weekly youth group and many social opportunities throughout the year.

It Takes a Team!

Women's Sports Foundation

Eisenhower Park

East Meadow, NY 11554

(800) 227-3988

It Takes A Team! is an education project focused on eliminating homophobia as a barrier to all women and men participating in sport.

SMYAL - Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League

410 7th Street SE

Washington, DC 20003

(202) 546-5940

(202) 330-5839

Provides support, education, and resources to DC-area LGBTQ youth.

(866) 666-3711

Treatment4Addiction (T4A) is an online nationwide directory and informational resource for individuals with a common goal of living a healthy addiction-free lifestyle.


CUAV (Community United Against Violence)

(415) 333-HELP

GLBT Hate Crimes Hotline

(800) 686-HATE

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline

(888) THE-GLNH

LYRIC Youth Talk Line

(800) 246-PRIDE

A peer talk line for LGBTQ youth 23 and under. Monday-Saturday, 6:30-9pm.

National Runaway Hotline

(800) 231-6946

National Child Abuse Hotline

(800) 422-4453

San Francisco AIDS Hotline

(800) FOR-AIDS

San Francisco Sex Information

(415) 989-SFSI (7374)

Free, confidential, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex. 3-9 PM Monday through Thursday, 3-6 PM Friday, 2-5 PM Sunday.

Youth Legal Information Line (NCLR)

(800) 528-NCLR

Confidential and free legal and practical support, information, and assistance regarding safety in school, psychiatric abuse or forced commitment to a mental hospital or treatment center, homelessness, discrimination in the foster care system or juvenile justice system, and medical and legal issues for transsexual youth.


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