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Materials Available through the Office of LGBTQ Affairs

To request materials, please contact us at lgbtq@ceo.sccgov.org or (408) 678-2900. ​​

  • We Stand With Community Placards (8.5" x 11") - These placards are great to hang up in cubicles, windows, walls, and doors to show support for the community. We currently carry these placards for the Inclusive Rainbow Flag, Transgender Flag, Bisexual Flag, and Pansexual Flag; all of the placards also display text reading "We Stand With Community" across the center and are branded with the rainbow County seal.
  • We Stand With Community Stickers (3" x 2") - These stickers have the same designs as our placards and are great to put on notebooks, laptops, and more! Designs include the Inclusive Rainbow Flag, Transgender Flag, Bisexual Flag, and Pansexual Flag.
  • Office Info Cards  (4.5" x 5.5")- Our office cards carry general information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs. We currently carry these cards in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
  • Healthy Community Resource Cards (5.5" x 8.5") - Our Healthy Community resource cards feature organizations within the County of Santa Clara that serve the LGBTQ community. Services include: youth/young adult, public health, wellness, community, family, transgender, and more!
  • Office of LGBTQ Affairs Kids Activity Book (5.5" x 8.5"; 10 pages) - This booklet was created by and is based on the art, books, and work of Maya Gonzalez. This booklet allows children and their families/chosen families to color and read shorts stories that will help them explore and celebrate the unique LGBTQ presence in nature, community, and more!
  • Rainbow Fidget Cubes - Anti-stress and anxiety relief fidget toy.​
  • Stress Unicorns  - Anti-stress and anxiety relief toy shaped as a squishy unicorn!
  • Domestic Violence Resource Magnets 
  • Futures without Violence Healthy Relationships (LGBT) (Trans/GNC)  
  • as well as multicolored pens, sticky notes, and 5-in-1 highlighters

 
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Resources by Category

Click on the + and - signs to expand and collapse resource sections and information below. ​


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Bay Area
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TGI Justice Project (Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project)
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Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant, and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.​​​​​
San Mateo County Pride Center
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The San Mateo County Pride Center provides a broad range of services to LGBTQ+ individuals, partners, and families of all ages, with specialized programming for youth and older adults. The Pride Center is unique in that it combines direct mental health services with social and educational programming both at the Pride Center and in the community.​​
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
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The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, our families and allies, by providing educational, social, health and wellness related activities, programs and services.​​​​​
Somos Familia
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Somos Familia was founded by two moms from the East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) with Latino gay and bisexual sons in 2007 to reach out to other families. Somos Familia builds leadership in our Latinx families and communities to create a culture where people of diverse genders and sexual orientations can thrive.​​​
Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community (APIQWTC)
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APIQWTC provides opportunities for Asian & Pacific Islander queer women and transgender people to socialize, network, build community, engage in inter-generational organizing, and increase community visibility.​​​
Transgender Law Center
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Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, we employ a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.​​​​​
NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights)
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The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) was the first national LGBTQ legal organization founded by women and brings a fierce, longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and the most vulnerable within our community.​​​​​
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
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Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive. The 24-hour Safety Line: (415) 333-HELP (4357) ​​​​
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Behavioral Health Resources
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The LGBTQ Youth Space
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For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning as well as ally youth and young adults ages 13 to 25 who live in Santa Clara County. The LGBTQ Youth Space offers counseling services, social and leadership opportunities, community outreach and education and a safe and welcoming drop-in center.​​​​
LGBTQ Wellness
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LGBTQ Wellness supports the mental health of LGBTQ community members and allies by providing outreach, education, and advocacy services. LGBTQ wellness serves diverse, multigenerational LGBTQ communities throughout Santa Clara County with a vision to build an affirmative culture.​​​​
Bill Wilson Drop-in Center
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​The Bill Wilson Drop-in Center in downtown San Jose helps homeless at-risk youth, ages 12 – 22, by providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. The program also provides more comprehensive services including counseling, living skills training, job readiness training, housing assistance, health education (including HIV prevention) and links to other services, such as access to legal services and health care.​​​​
Outlet
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Outlet empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13-18 living in the Peninsula and South Bay through support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy.​​​
Valley Homeless Healthcare Program - Gender Clinic
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Valley Homeless Healthcare Program - Gender Clinic is a safe place for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County. The Gender Clinic respects all aspects of people and are dedicated to providing warm, compassionate care to everyone. You can be seen in the clinic if you are experiencing homelessness and identify as transgender/ gender non-binary/ gender diverse.

Services Include
  • Primary care
  • Hormones and referrals, as needed and desired
  • Trans-affirmative gynecological care as needed and desired
  • Sexually transmitted infection and HIV testing and treatment
  • PrEP and PEP (the medicines that prevent HIV)
  • Mental health support and evaluation, as needed and desired
  • Substance use support and treatment, as needed and desired
  • Social support and housing services, as needed and desired

Location/ Hours:
2102 Alexian Drive, Suite D, San Jose, CA 95116-1901
VTA Bus #23 ,#70, #64, #52
For walk-ins: Drop-in on Mondays 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact Information:
1 (408) 272-6050
1 (408) 971-4068
​​​
The Gender Health Center
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The Gender Health Center is a safe place for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people of all ages for people and their families to recieve information and care in their gender experience with compassion.

Location: 777 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95112; (408) 977-4550

Walk-ins welcome:
Medical Social Services and Nursing Visits: M-F 8AM-4:30PM; 408-977-8763
Medical and Mental Health Services: T-Th 8AM-4:30PM

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San Mateo County Pride Center
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The San Mateo County Pride Center provides a broad range of services to LGBTQ+ individuals, partners, and families of all ages, with specialized programming for youth and older adults. The Pride Center is unique in that it combines direct mental health services with social and educational programming both at the Pride Center and in the community.​​​
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
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The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, our families and allies, by providing educational, social, health and wellness related activities, programs and services.​​​​​
Gaylesta - LGBTQ Competent Therapist Network
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Gaylesta - LGBTQ Competent Therapist Network​​​ provides mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. Our members offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both to the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers.​​
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
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Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive. The 24-hour Safety Line: (415) 333-HELP (4357) ​​​​
The Trevor Project
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The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. Phone line, chat and text access available.


The Trevor Project
  • Chat 7 days a week between 3pm - 10pm ET/12pm - 7pm PT​
Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
  • 24/7/365​
Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200     
  • Monday-Friday between 3pm - 10pm EST/12pm - 7pm PT

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Continuing Education
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Building a More Inclusive Workplace: LGBTQ
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Created by the O​ffice of LGBTQ Affairs and Kognito, this is the first LGBTQ Workplace interactive digital training module for local government. This unique conversation simulator educates employees about LGBTQ cultural competency and asissts in creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for LGBTQ employees and community members.

If you are a County employee and would like to access: contact us at lgbtq@ceo.sccgov.org for more information


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The GLSEN 2017 National School Climate Survey
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The GLSEN 2017 National School Climate Survey is our flagship report on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth in our nation’s schools. Our report includes information on LGBTQ middle and high school students’ experiences with discrimination, biased language, and availability and utility of supportive school resources. ​​​
GLSEN Safe Space Toolkit
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GLSEN Safe Space Toolkit ​is designed to help you create a safe space for LGBTQ youth in schools, the Safe Space Kit is GLSEN’s Guide to Being an Ally to LGBTQ Students. The guide provides concrete strategies that will help you support LGBTQ students, educate about anti-LGBTQ bias, and advocate for changes in your school. The kit not only guides you through making an assessment of your school's climate, policies, and practices but it also outlines strategies that you may use to advocate for change, including posting a Safe Space Sticker or Safe Space Poster in your classroom or office.​​​​​
Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools: A project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
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Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools: A project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is a comprehensive, LGBT-inclusive guide to improving school climate with tools and resources that help school communities embrace family diversity, create gender-inclusive environments, and prevent bias-based bullying and name-calling in K-5 environments.​​​
2018 LGBTQ Youth Report
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HRC Foundation and the University of Connecticut released the 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report largest-of-its-kind survey ever of more than 12,000 LGBTQ teenagers across the nation from ages 13 to 17, revealing in distressing detail the persistent challenges so many of them face going about their daily lives at home, at school and in their communities. It found that teenagers are experiencing heartbreaking levels of stress, anxiety and rejection, and overwhelmingly feel unsafe in their own school classrooms. LGBTQ young people who participated in the survey also made crystal clear that supportive families and inclusive schools are key to their success and well-being.​​​
Stop Bullying: LGBTQ Youth
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth and those perceived as LGBTQ are at an increased risk of being bullied. Bullying puts youth at increased risk for depression, suicidal ideation, misuse of drugs and alcohol, risky sexual behavior, and can affect academics as well. For LGBTQ youth, that risk is even higher. Stop Bullying: LGBTQ Youth is a resource provides statistics as well as more information about how to create a safe environment for LGBTQ Youth.​​​
Stop Bullying: Build a Safe Environment
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Stop Bullying: Build a Safe Environment states that a safe and supportive school climate that can help prevent bullying. Safety starts in the classroom. Students should also feel and be safe everywhere on campus—in the cafeteria, in the library, in the rest rooms, on the bus, and on the playground. Everyone at school can work together to create a climate where bullying is not acceptable. This resource provides information on how to build these safe environments for students.​​​
Gender Spectrum
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Gender Spectrum provides an array of services to help youth, families, organizations and institutions understand and address concepts of Gender identity and Gender expression, including how societal, cultural, organizational and community definitions of gender can be detrimental to any young person that does not fit neatly into these categories.​​​
RISE: Recognize, Intervene, Support, & Empower
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Developed by the Los Angeles LGBT Center, RISE is a training that aims to prepare participants to reduce the number of LGBTQ youth in long-term foster care and increase permanency by addressing heterosexism, anti-gay bias, and anti-transgender bias in care-giving settings.​​​
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
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The UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health has a longstanding commitment to community and provider education and capacity building activities.​​
The Williams Institute
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​The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.  A think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high-quality research with real-world relevance and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, the media and the public.​​​
APA Division 44: Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
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Div. 44 is committed to advancing social justice in all its activities. The Society celebrates the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming and queer people and recognizes the importance of multiple, intersectional dimensions of diversity including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, ability, age, citizenship, health status, language, nationality, religion and social class.​​​
SHE training (Sexual Health Educator Custom Training)
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The Sexual Health Educator (SHE) Custom Training program provided by the California Department of Public Health STD Control Branch, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, and Santa Clara County Office of Education is for educators in school, community, and clinic settings who want to build their knowledge and capacity in sexual health and sexuality education.​​​
Center Link
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CenterLink assists newly forming community centers and helps strengthen existing LGBT centers, through networking opportunities for center leaders, peer-based technical assistance and training, and a variety of capacity building services.​​​​​​
GLSEN (Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network)
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GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality. Our research and experience has shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all of their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.​​​​​​
Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER)
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Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.​​​​​
Teaching Tolerance
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Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.​​​​​
Matthew Shepard Foundation
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The Matthew Shepard Foundation empowers individuals to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy and resource programs. We strive to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance.​​​​​
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
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National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) ​works to leverage political capital and change laws encouraging discriminatory behavior. NCTE has a particularly helpful “Know Your Rights” section of their website with information on housing, healthcare, employment, and more.​​​​​​
NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights)
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The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) was the first national LGBTQ legal organization founded by women and brings a fierce, longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and the most vulnerable within our community.​​​​​
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
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PFLAG is an organization that works to achieve equality for all in schools.​​​​
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
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Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive. The 24-hour Safety Line: (415) 333-HELP (4357) ​​​​
Somos Familia
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Somos Familia was founded by two moms from the East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) with Latino gay and bisexual sons in 2007 to reach out to other families. Somos Familia builds leadership in our Latinx families and communities to create a culture where people of diverse genders and sexual orientations can thrive.​​​​
Transgender Law Center
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Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, we employ a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.​​​​​
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Housing & Homelessness
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Bill Wilson Drop-in Center
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​The Bill Wilson Drop-in Center in downtown San Jose helps homeless at-risk youth, ages 12 – 22, by providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. The program also provides more comprehensive services including counseling, living skills training, job readiness training, housing assistance, health education (including HIV prevention) and links to other services, such as access to legal services and health care.​​​​
San Mateo County Pride Center
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The San Mateo County Pride Center provides a broad range of services to LGBTQ+ individuals, partners, and families of all ages, with specialized programming for youth and older adults. The Pride Center is unique in that it combines direct mental health services with social and educational programming both at the Pride Center and in the community.​​
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Inter / National and Online
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Transgender Law Center
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Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, we employ a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.​​​​
Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement
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Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement seeks to build a national organization to address, organize, educate and advocate for the issues that are important to the LGBTQ Latinx community.​​​
Center Link
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CenterLink assists newly forming community centers and helps strengthen existing LGBT centers, through networking opportunities for center leaders, peer-based technical assistance and training, and a variety of capacity building services.​​​​​​​
Gaylesta - LGBTQ Competent Therapist Network
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Gaylesta - LGBTQ Competent Therapist Network​​​ provides mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. Our members offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both to the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers.​​
GLSEN (Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network)
+
GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality. Our research and experience has shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all of their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.​​​​​
GSA Network (Genders & Sexualities Alliance)
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GSA Network (Genders and Sexualities Alliance) support LGBTQ+ youth organizers across the country to take action and create change at all levels, from school-based campaigns that impact individual school districts to national days of action that unite GSAs for racial and gender justice.​​​
Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER)
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Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.​​​​​
Lambda Legal Defense Fund
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​Lambda Legal Defense is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.​​​
Teaching Tolerance
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Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.​​​​​
Matthew Shepard Foundation
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The Matthew Shepard Foundation empowers individuals to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy and resource programs. We strive to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance.​​​​​
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
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National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) ​works to leverage political capital and change laws encouraging discriminatory behavior. NCTE has a particularly helpful “Know Your Rights” section of their website with information on housing, healthcare, employment, and more.​​​​​​
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
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PFLAG is an organization that works to achieve equality for all in schools.​​​​​​​
The Trevor Project
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The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. Phone line, chat and text access available.


The Trevor Project
  • Chat 7 days a week between 3pm - 10pm ET/12pm - 7pm PT​
Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
  • 24/7/365​
Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200     
  • Monday-Friday between 3pm - 10pm EST/12pm - 7pm PT

​​​​​​​
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Legal Resources
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San Mateo County Pride Center
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The San Mateo County Pride Center provides a broad range of services to LGBTQ+ individuals, partners, and families of all ages, with specialized programming for youth and older adults. The Pride Center is unique in that it combines direct mental health services with social and educational programming both at the Pride Center and in the community.​​
Transgender Law Center
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Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, we employ a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.​​​​
Lambda Legal Defense Fund
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​Lambda Legal Defense is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.​​​
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
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National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) ​works to leverage political capital and change laws encouraging discriminatory behavior. NCTE has a particularly helpful “Know Your Rights” section of their website with information on housing, healthcare, employment, and more.​​​​​​
NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights)
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​​The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) was the first national LGBTQ legal organization founded by women and brings a fierce, longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and the most vulnerable within our community.​​​​​​
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Local (Santa Clara County)
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The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center
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Through collaboration and unity, the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center strives to provide a diverse platform for our community to meet, learn, be challenged and grow. It offers many support groups, community events, and other helpful information about LGBTQ resources.​​​
The LGBTQ Youth Space
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For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning as well as ally youth and young adults ages 13 to 25 who live in Santa Clara County. The LGBTQ Youth Space offers counseling services, social and leadership opportunities, community outreach and education and a safe and welcoming drop-in center.​​​
LGBTQ Wellness
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LGBTQ Wellness supports the mental health of LGBTQ community members and allies by providing outreach, education, and advocacy services. LGBTQ wellness serves diverse, multigenerational LGBTQ communities throughout Santa Clara County with a vision to build an affirmative culture.​​​
Avenidas
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Avenidas is a community-based nonprofit in Palo Alto, whose mission is to help older adults in our community be as active, engaged, and healthy as possible throughout their lives by providing relevant services and programs. Avenidas launched their LGBTQ Seniors Initiative which includes an expansion of services and new services, particularly within the areas of socialization and health education/cultural competency. Visit their site to learn more about the services and upcoming events.​​​​​
Bill Wilson Drop-in Center
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The Bill Wilson Drop-in Center in downtown San Jose helps homeless at-risk youth, ages 12 – 22, by providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. The program also provides more comprehensive services including counseling, living skills training, job readiness training, housing assistance, health education (including HIV prevention) and links to other services, such as access to legal services and health care.​​​
Outlet
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Outlet empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13-18 living in the Peninsula and South Bay through support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy.​​​
Santa Clara Trans Family Support Network
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Santa Clara Trans Family Support Network is a peer-led group which provides support for the parents of trans youth and adults. It is a safe and respectful environment. Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 3-5PM. If you are interested in attending and need location details or have questions please reach out via email: santaclaratransfam@gmail.com​​
TransFamilies of Silicon Valley
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TransFamilies of Silicon Valley is a welcoming community of families with transgender and gender-creative children up and down the San Francisco Peninsula and throughout the South Bay. They hold monthly playgroups for families with young children, social events for family members of all ages, and an active online group for 24/7 parent and guardian support. Some other offerings include resources and referrals, advocacy, education consulting and public speakers.​​​
TGI Justice Project (Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project)
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Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant, and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.​​​​​
Silicon Valley Pride
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Silicon Valley Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. It all started back in 1975 as a gay rights rally and evolved into San Jose Pride Festival in 1976. The following year, 1977 San Jose added its first parade to the celebration. In 2014 San Jose Pride was changed to Silicon Valley Pride to include neighboring cities to encourage unity. It is now the largest Pride celebration of the South Bay and is a family friendly event. That is 44 years of honoring and celebrating our rights to choose whom we love and spend our lives with! The LGBTQ+ movement has been built on the backs of people who have fought hard for equality and progression. We choose to honor those individuals and those whom we’ve lost. It is important, now more than ever, to make our voices heard and to celebrate our diversity! We will not be pushed aside and we will not be erased!​​​
Project MORE
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Project MORE strives to improve the quality of life of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community by empowering inclusion within a compassionate and safe environment through cultural activities, outreach, education, and advocacy.​​​
PFLAG San Jose (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
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PFLAG San Jose (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays) is the local chapter of the family and ally organization PLAG. PLAG is made up of 400 chapters and 200,000 members are committed to providing peer support, education, and advocacy.​​​​​​
Valley Homeless Healthcare Program - Gender Clinic
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Valley Homeless Healthcare Program - Gender Clinic is a safe place for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County. The Gender Clinic respects all aspects of people and are dedicated to providing warm, compassionate care to everyone. You can be seen in the clinic if you are experiencing homelessness and identify as transgender/ gender non-binary/ gender diverse.

Services Include
  • Primary care
  • Hormones and referrals, as needed and desired
  • Trans-affirmative gynecological care as needed and desired
  • Sexually transmitted infection and HIV testing and treatment
  • PrEP and PEP (the medicines that prevent HIV)
  • Mental health support and evaluation, as needed and desired
  • Substance use support and treatment, as needed and desired
  • Social support and housing services, as needed and desired

Location/ Hours:
2102 Alexian Drive, Suite D, San Jose, CA 95116-1901
VTA Bus #23 ,#70, #64, #52
For walk-ins: Drop-in on Mondays 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact Information:
1 (408) 272-6050
1 (408) 971-4068
​​​
The Gender Health Center
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The Gender Health Center​ is a safe place for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people of all ages for people and their families to recieve information and care in their gender experience with compassion.

Location: 777 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95112  (408) 977-4550

Walk-ins welcome:
Medical Social Services and Nursing Visits: M-F 8AM-4:30PM; 408-977-8763
Medical and Mental Health Services: T-Th 8AM-4:30PM

​​
GLSEN (Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network)
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GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality. Our research and experience has shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all of their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.​​​​​
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
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PFLAG is an organization that works to achieve equality for all in schools.​​​​​​
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Medical Resources
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Bill Wilson Drop-in Center
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​The Bill Wilson Drop-in Center in downtown San Jose helps homeless at-risk youth, ages 12 – 22, by providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. The program also provides more comprehensive services including counseling, living skills training, job readiness training, housing assistance, health education (including HIV prevention) and links to other services, such as access to legal services and health care.​​​​
Valley Homeless Healthcare Program - Gender Clinic
+
Valley Homeless Healthcare Program - Gender Clinic is a safe place for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County. The Gender Clinic respects all aspects of people and are dedicated to providing warm, compassionate care to everyone. You can be seen in the clinic if you are experiencing homelessness and identify as transgender/ gender non-binary/ gender diverse.

Services Include
  • Primary care
  • Hormones and referrals, as needed and desired
  • Trans-affirmative gynecological care as needed and desired
  • Sexually transmitted infection and HIV testing and treatment
  • PrEP and PEP (the medicines that prevent HIV)
  • Mental health support and evaluation, as needed and desired
  • Substance use support and treatment, as needed and desired
  • Social support and housing services, as needed and desired

Location/ Hours:
2102 Alexian Drive, Suite D, San Jose, CA 95116-1901
VTA Bus #23 ,#70, #64, #52
For walk-ins: Drop-in on Mondays 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact Information:
1 (408) 272-6050
1 (408) 971-4068
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The Gender Health Center
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The Gender Health Center is a safe place for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people of all ages for people and their families to recieve information and care in their gender experience with compassion.

Location: 777 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95112; (408) 977-4550

Walk-ins welcome:
Medical Social Services and Nursing Visits: M-F 8AM-4:30PM; 408-977-8763
Medical and Mental Health Services: T-Th 8AM-4:30PM

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San Mateo County Pride Center
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The San Mateo County Pride Center provides a broad range of services to LGBTQ+ individuals, partners, and families of all ages, with specialized programming for youth and older adults. The Pride Center is unique in that it combines direct mental health services with social and educational programming both at the Pride Center and in the community.​​
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
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The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, our families and allies, by providing educational, social, health and wellness related activities, programs and services.​​​​
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Older Adults
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The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center
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Through collaboration and unity, the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center strives to provide a diverse platform for our community to meet, learn, be challenged and grow. It offers many support groups, community events, and other helpful information about LGBTQ resources.​​​
Avenidas
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Avenidas is a community-based nonprofit in Palo Alto, whose mission is to help older adults in our community be as active, engaged, and healthy as possible throughout their lives by providing relevant services and programs. Avenidas launched their LGBTQ Seniors Initiative which includes an expansion of services and new services, particularly within the areas of socialization and health education/cultural competency. Visit their site to learn more about the services and upcoming events.​​​​​
The Gender Health Center
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​​The Gender Health Center is a safe place for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people of all ages for people and their families to recieve information and care in their gender experience with compassion.

Location: 777 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95112; (408) 977-4550

Walk-ins welcome:
Medical Social Services and Nursing Visits: M-F 8AM-4:30PM; 408-977-8763
Medical and Mental Health Services: T-Th 8AM-4:30PM

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San Mateo County Pride Center
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The San Mateo County Pride Center provides a broad range of services to LGBTQ+ individuals, partners, and families of all ages, with specialized programming for youth and older adults. The Pride Center is unique in that it combines direct mental health services with social and educational programming both at the Pride Center and in the community.​​
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
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The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, our families and allies, by providing educational, social, health and wellness related activities, programs and services.​​​​​
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Schools
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Teaching Tolerance
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Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.​​​​​​
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
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PFLAG is an organization that works to achieve equality for all in schools.​​​​​​
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Transgender Resources
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The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center
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Through collaboration and unity, the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center strives to provide a diverse platform for our community to meet, learn, be challenged and grow. It offers many support groups, community events, and other helpful information about LGBTQ resources.​​​
The LGBTQ Youth Space
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For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning as well as ally youth and young adults ages 13 to 25 who live in Santa Clara County. The LGBTQ Youth Space offers counseling services, social and leadership opportunities, community outreach and education and a safe and welcoming drop-in center.​​​​
Bill Wilson Drop-in Center
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​The Bill Wilson Drop-in Center in downtown San Jose helps homeless at-risk youth, ages 12 – 22, by providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. The program also provides more comprehensive services including counseling, living skills training, job readiness training, housing assistance, health education (including HIV prevention) and links to other services, such as access to legal services and health care.​​​​
Outlet
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Outlet empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13-18 living in the Peninsula and South Bay through support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy.​​​
Santa Clara Trans Family Support Network
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The Santa Clara Trans Family Support Network peer-led group that provides support for the parents of trans youth and adults. It is a safe and respectful environment. Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 3-5PM. If you are interested in attending and need location details or have questions please reach out via email: santaclaratransfam@gmail.com​​
TGI Justice Project (Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project)
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Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant, and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.​​​​​
PFLAG San Jose (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
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PFLAG San Jose (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays) is the local chapter of the family and ally organization PLAG. PLAG is made up of 400 chapters and 200,000 members are committed to providing peer support, education, and advocacy.​​​​​​
Valley Homeless Healthcare Program - Gender Clinic
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Valley Homeless Healthcare Program - Gender Clinic is a safe place for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County. The Gender Clinic respects all aspects of people and are dedicated to providing warm, compassionate care to everyone. You can be seen in the clinic if you are experiencing homelessness and identify as transgender/ gender non-binary/ gender diverse.

Services Include
  • Primary care
  • Hormones and referrals, as needed and desired
  • Trans-affirmative gynecological care as needed and desired
  • Sexually transmitted infection and HIV testing and treatment
  • PrEP and PEP (the medicines that prevent HIV)
  • Mental health support and evaluation, as needed and desired
  • Substance use support and treatment, as needed and desired
  • Social support and housing services, as needed and desired

Location/ Hours:
2102 Alexian Drive, Suite D, San Jose, CA 95116-1901
VTA Bus #23 ,#70, #64, #52
For walk-ins: Drop-in on Mondays 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact Information:
1 (408) 272-6050
1 (408) 971-4068
​​​
The Gender Health Center
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The Gender Health Center is a safe place for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people of all ages for people and their families to recieve information and care in their gender experience with compassion.

Location: 777 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95112; (408) 977-4550

Walk-ins welcome:
Medical Social Services and Nursing Visits: M-F 8AM-4:30PM; 408-977-8763
Medical and Mental Health Services: T-Th 8AM-4:30PM

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