LGBTQ+ is an abbreviation of initial letters pronounced differently. It stands for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning. The “+” includes all other communities.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California works to eradicate discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The ACLU SoCal is creating a state where LGBTQ people can live openly and with dignity, where their identities, relationships and families are respected, and where there is fair treatment on the job, in schools, in housing, in public places and in government programs.
APAIT provide free, high quality and culturally sensitive services such as: HIV Care Programs; Behavioral Health Services; Substance Abuse Programs; HIV Testing; HIV Education and Counseling Programs; Social Support Groups; and more.
APLA Health’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. APLA provides health care services (PrEP & PEP; HIV & STD testing; HIV Medical Care, etc.), prevention and health promotion, HIV support services, and more. For locations and hours, contact APLA Health.
Asexual Visibility & Eduation Network (AVEN) is an informational resource for people who are asexual and questioning, their friends and families, academic researchers and the press.
Asian/ Pacific Gays and Friends is an non-profit, social and educational group established for gay Asians and friends who share an interest in Asian cultures and experiences. A/PGF’s primary purpose is to provide a supportive environment where the interaction between members is enjoyable, safe and enriching.
Bienestar focus on identifying and addressing emerging health issues faced by the Latino and LGBTQ populations. Bienestar’s education and support programs encompass areas such as: HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, STIs, mental health services, substance use and harm reduction. All of the services are offered to the community for free.
Bi.org is an online resource to better understand your own sexuality, a loved one’s or simply to learn about bisexuality.
Black AIDS Institute, A Clinic for Us specializes in Black men’s health, HIV, Hepatitis, STD, prostate cancer, diabetes, family medicine, dental, and mental health. All services and referrals are conducted by certified medical providers. All health services are based on a sliding fee.
Brave Trails was formed to respond to the needs of the large and growing population of LGBTQ youth in the greater Los Angeles area. The camp uses workshops, adventure and artistic programming, service projects, peer connections, and positive role models to create a safe space where youth can thrive.
California LGBTQ 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. They strive to provide coordinated leadership about LGBT health policy in a proactive, responsive manner that promotes health and wellness as part of the movement for LGBT equality.
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. Services available: gender-affirming medical treatment and mental health services; family support services and linkage to outside resources; case management services, including assistance with legal name and gender marker changes; peer support groups; sexual health education (groups, 1:1 navigation services; HIV/STD screening and treatment); access to PEP and PrEP for HIV prevention; and more.
Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Services provides free LGBTQ-affirmative counseling and healing psychotherapeutic services to youth under 25 and their families in greater Los Angeles.
Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is an online national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.
Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. This means electing pro-equality leaders on the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.; fighting for LGBTQ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom; and reducing disparities in LGBTQ health and well-being through education and advocacy.
Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement works at local and national levels to achieve the collective liberation of trans, queer, and gender nonconforming Latinxs through building community, organizing, advocacy, and education.
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) [pronounced “glisten”] is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.
The Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. They provide professional development training, a national call-in support group, an online community group in English and Spanish called “Lounge” and resources (parenting, education, medical, mental health, legal, social services, faith-based).
The Genderbread Person is a teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.
Human Rights Campaign, as the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
In the Meantime Men supports, empowers and educates black, gay, same gender-loving and bi-sexual men in Los Angeles County. Provides: prevention programs; quarterly social events (Boi Revolution); condoms and safe sex kits free of charge; drop-in social discussion groups; resource linkage and referral services; HIV testings; STI screenigs; peer navigation; cultural events; and more.
InterACT is an organization that advocates for the rights of intersex youth. Offers an array of resources and informative brochures that cover topics such as: Intersex 101: A Beginner’s Guide; Medical Records; What We Wish People Knew; Know Your Rights; and more!
It Gets Better Project mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
It’s Pronounced Metrosexual is an online resource educating on issues of identity, sexuality, gender, privilege, and oppression, but in a fun, approachable way.
JQ celebrate the lives of LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies by transforming Jewish communities, and ensuring inclusion through education, support, and identity-enrichment. Services include: free and confidential JQ Helpline at (855) 574-4577; Teen Jewish Queer Straight Alliance (JQSA); Persian Pride Programming; and JQ’s Young Adult Programming.
Latino Equality Alliance promote liberty, equality, and justice for the Latinx lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Programs include: Leadership Development; College Access and Success Support for LGBTQA students; Youth Council; and more!
LGBTQ Center Long Beach advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs, and services. Services include: health (HIV testing, STI screening/testing); mental health counseling; legal and social services; education and resources; and more.
LGBT National Help Center serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people by providing free and confidential peer-support and local resources. All of the services are free and confidential.
Los Angeles Gender Center offer income-based, sliding scale, individual counseling services provided by volunteer, post-graduate, pre-licensed transgender, and non-binary therapists.
Los Angeles LGBT Center provides services for LGBT people, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.
National Center for Transgender Equality – Learn about the trans community and how to support them, understand their rights, and access helpful resources.
PFLAG Los Angeles – You may be a parent, family member or friend of someone who is gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or questioning. You may be an LGBTQ person in the process of coming out and dealing with family, workplace, or social issues related to your sexual identity. Whatever your situation, you’ll find support, information, acceptance, and friendship at PFLAG Los Angeles.
Planned Parenthood health centers provide education, support, and sexual and reproductive health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex patients. Services include: drop-in center; education; hormone therapy for transgender patients; resources; service referrals; support groups; and more.
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf work to establish and maintain a society of deaf gays and lesbians to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend their rights; and advance the interests as deaf gay and lesbian citizens concerning social justice.
The Safe Zone Project is a free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own.
Satrang serves the South Asian LGBTQ community by promoting awareness, acceptance, and empowerment through social, educational, and advocacy-related events.
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of their community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Their vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.
Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Their resources include publications, pamphlets, how-to-guides and other materials related to transgender law.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The Trevor Project offers programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.
We Exist offers peer-run support groups for LGBTQI2-S transition age youth and their family members/ caregivers. For more information, email WeExist@tarzanatc.org or call their Long Beach Office at (562) 428-4111.