We offer Support, Education, and Advocacy to LGBTQ+ persons, their families, friends, and allies. PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) promotes LGBT influence through business ownership, workforce equality, and active consumerism, creating prosperity to support equality, diversity, and inclusion. The Association also takes care of all age and social groups by providing lawyer-approved legal PDF forms and templates.
Stepping Stone of San Diego welcomes all individuals for services related to alcohol and drug addiction, and those in need of life-enhancing recovery from co-occurring conditions. This is one of the nation’s only alcohol and drug treatment programs specializing in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.
- Comprehensive Services: Advocacy Services, Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Building Community & Support Network, Coming Out, Depression, Anxiety & Trauma, Family Relationships, Gender Identity, Individualized Support, Sexual Health, Safe Dating, School & Work Support, Transitioning
- Mental Health Clinic: Our Safe Place uses a whole person philosophy to restore power to the LGBTQ+ community by providing safe and affirming spaces of healing through authentic connections, resources for equitable opportunity and avenues for cultivating strengths
- Address: 3427 4th Avenue, Second Floor, San Diego, CA 92103
- Phone: 619-525-9903
- SDYS Drop in Center: Our Safe Place is a collaborative program with South Bay Community Servicesand the YMCA of San Diego County, with each partner providing a drop-in center and San Diego Youth Services also providing a mental health clinic.
- Address: 2220 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92102
- Phone: 619-525-9903
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc., (d.b.a., The Center) is one of the largest and most vibrant LGBTQ community centers in the nation. The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, nonbinary, immigrant, and HIV communities to the betterment of our entire San Diego region. Last year, The Center provided more than 80,000 direct service visits to San Diego community members, and, and through its events, activities, and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more.
San Diego LGBTQ Community Center Support Groups:
- Mi Familia (Spanish – 6:00-7:30 pm second Monday of the month) Meetings are in person, but must RSVP by email to Carolina Ramos, email@example.com.
- Brave Space, peer-led discussion group for LGBTQ+ people of the Black & African diaspora via Zoom, (11 am-12:30 pm, third Saturday of the month). RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aromantic & Asexual Discussion Group email@example.com (first and third Tuesday of the month)
- Transgender Coming out Group, firstname.lastname@example.org (every Monday)
- Trans Significant Other, Family, Friend, or Ally Support Group, email@example.com (second and fourth Wednesday)
- Non-Binary Gender Identity Exploration Group, firstname.lastname@example.org (every Friday)
- South Bay Youth Center: Open on Tuesdays for ages 14-18 and Thursday ages 18-24, both as a community space from 3-7:00 pm SBYC, 1180 Third Avenue, Suite C-1, Chula Vista 91911 For info: email@example.com
- Hillcrest Youth Center: Open on Mondays, Wednesdays for ages 14-18 and Fridays for ages 18-24, both as a community space from 3-7:00 pm. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org
- North County LGBTQ Resource Center Zoom Meetings Email email@example.com for links | phone: 760-994-1690
- Come As You Are: Trans nonbinary group, all ages. Every Monday at 6 pm.
- Round Table: All gender and sexual orientations, ages 18-29. Every Thursday at 6 pm.
- Queer Chat: Ages 13-18. Every Wednesday at 3 pm.
- Trans Game Day: Trans nonbinary games, all ages. Every Sunday from 3 to 6 pm.
San Diego Pride works year-round to advocate and empower our LGBTQIA+ youth. From coalition meetings, GSA meet-ups, and youth-led events, there are a number of ways you can get involved as an LGBTQ youth, faculty, or guardian.
In addition to our annual festivities, San Diego Pride has donated more than $3 million dollars to LGBTQ-serving nonprofits and runs multiple year-round education, advocacy, and community service programs. Pride festivities have grown from a small grassroots march for equal rights into the largest civic event in the region, with activities that span a full week of celebrating the LGBTQ community.
Trans Family Support Services offers: family support, training, speakers, and support groups. Family Engagement Sessions (FES) are held in the comfort, privacy and convenience of your home or via Zoom for clients not located in Southern California. Our focus is to provide the necessary education and resources so everyone is prepared to navigate this journey and most of all to understand and accept your child. We have open communication with the youth and family members as they progress through their transition.
GSA Network is working to strengthen the national movement-building capacity at the intersection of LGBTQ+ youth organizing and racial and gender justice in schools, and develop the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders, particularly low-income youth and youth of color in California and nationally. GSA network trains youth leaders, supports youth organizing, runs campaigns, and builds a GSA movement. We strengthen the ability of trans and queer youth of color to envision and create sustainable communities where they can live authentically, and we support community-based organizations across the country that are making a local impact.
HRC's All Children – All Families, a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, promotes LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and affirming practices among child welfare agencies and formally recognizes those agencies that are leading the field with innovative approaches to inclusion.
Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national 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.
With a commitment to racial and economic justice and our community’s most vulnerable, NCLR is a leader at the forefront of advancing civil and human rights for LGBTQ individuals and their families through impact litigation, public policy, and public education. In 1993, NCLR became the first LGBTQ legal organization in the country to launch a project dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ youth. Through public education, training, policy advocacy and litigation, NCLR works to ensure that all LGBTQ youth are safe and able to live openly with the supports they need to thrive and reach their full potential.
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.
Crisis/Suicide Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
Crisis counselors are trained to answer calls, chats, or texts from LGBTQ young people who reach out on our free, confidential and secure 24/7 service when they are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide.