LGBT+ Resources

For Families

  • Models of Pride is the world’s largest FREE virtual conference for LGBTQ youth & allies 12-24, as well as parents & professionals
  • PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies
  • The Gender Spectrum Lounge is a space for teens, parents, and professionals to connect with one another. Members can form their own groups and participate in our broader online community. Meet new people and connect with friends and colleagues online
  • If you are a parent whose child just came out, you may be struggling or wondering how to respond. This five-part guide series will give you the support, information, and resources you need during this time
  • The Family Acceptance Project® booklets and videos for families about how to support a child who has just come out
  • Almost every denomination or faith has groups that support LGBTQ. Find a link in this list that might help families reconcile faith concerns
  • FreedHearts helps change the human conversation on love and inclusion. They come alongside parents to help them understand their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender children, keep their kids safe and their family strong.
  • LGBT Community Member Centers in California

For Families – Bay Area

  • Our Family Coalition has provided LGBTQ+ families in the Bay Area and beyond unparalleled support, education, and advocacy
  • De Ambiente is a community space for bilingual Spanish-speaking LGBTQQ youth, ages 10-25 years old. De Ambiente is the only Spanish speaking support group for LGBT Latino youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. De Ambiente provides an opportunity for building community, health education, leadership development, and social events

For Families – Central Valley

For Families – Southern California

  • San Fernando Valley: Somos Familia’s mission is to support, train, empower, and mobilize LGBTQ+ people of color, immigrants, our families, and allies for racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice in the San Fernando Valley
  • Los Angeles: Latino Equity Alliance, has a strong focus on family acceptance, LGBT equality, and immigration reform
  • The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides services and programs that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services, and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership, and Advocacy


LGBTQ Students

Advocacy & Engagement

  • GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans, and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities
  • API Equity LA empowers Asian & Pacific Islander communities to achieve LGBTQ, racial, and social justice
  • GLSEN is an education organization creating safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression
  • The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. They work at the local, state, and federal levels to advance transgender equality