General LGBTQ Issues and Support
Go Grad, San Francisco
LGBTQ Students: Scholarship and Financial Aid Guide provides a comprehensive list of scholarships for LGBTQ students planning for their graduate education. The guide is broken down by subject and includes pertinent information for applying for scholarships and securing financial aid. A more general guide to exploring funding options for graduate degrees is also available.
The Outlet Program, ACS, Palo Alto
Outlet , a program of Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS), supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth ages 13 to 25 living on the Peninsula. Through a range of support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy in English and Spanish, Outlet increases youth confidence, builds personal assets, and creates healthier communities.
The LGBTQ Youth Space, San Jose
The LGBTQ Youth Space is a program of Family and Children Services that provides a community drop-in center and mental health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25 who live in Santa Clara County. The Youth Space offers a safe and confidential space to access support groups, leadership opportunities, online chat forums, referrals and social activities. Free mental health care – including psychiatric services – is available and provided in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.
LYRIC, San Francisco
Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC) is a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth age 23 and younger. LYRIC's mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career training, health promotion and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, their families and allies of all races, classes, genders and abilities.
The Pacific Center, Berkeley
The Pacific Center is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community center serving the East Bay and Greater Bay Area that offers a broad array of human and health services for LGBT people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Lambda Youth Project, Hayward
The Lambda Project serves the needs of LGBTQ youth as well as their friends and families. It provides a safe place for young people to explore feelings and connect with other young people, and creates drug-free and alcohol-free activities and events.
The Diversity Center, Santa Cruz
The Diversity Center is a community center dedicated to advancing the causes and priorities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) individuals and their allies in Santa Cruz County.
Positive Images, Sonoma County
Positive Images provides a safe space for teens and young adults and provides community educational services for high schools, businesses, community-based organizations, colleges, hospitals, social service departments and other organizations interested in learning more about the issues facing GLBTQQI youth and young adults.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
The Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA), based in San Francisco and serving all of California, is a youth-led organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership development and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to:
- Create safe environments in schools for students to
support each other and learn about homophobia
and other oppressions.
- Educate the school community about homophobia,
gender identity and sexual orientation issues.
- Fight discrimination, harassment and violence in