Below is a list of LGBTQQI RESOURCES on and off campus. This list does not include everything, but it is a good start. If you know of a resource that is not posted on this site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to add it to the site.
SF State Campus Resources
Counseling provides an opportunity for students to freely explore personal problems or concerns. Students come to the center for reasons as varied as the people themselves; personal problems involving relations with parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexuality and orientation, concerns about academic progress or direction, and other issues.
Rooted in the ancestral legacy of queer activists and visionaries and San Francisco State University's commitment to social justice and community engagement, the Queer & Trans Resource Center endeavors to offer LGBTQQIA-related events, services, and resources to students. The Queer & Trans Resource Center will also serve as an umbrella organization linking various student organizations such as Queer Alliance, Pride Committee, and CEASE/SAFE Place that work to create events and resources for the LGBTQQIA community on campus. With the awareness that all forms of oppression are inherently interconnected, the Queer & Trans Resource Center will additionally focus on building alliances with ethnic, political, religious, and arts communities at San Francisco State University and beyond. The Queer & Trans Resource Center is open to all students who wish to join in our efforts to promote awareness and understanding of LGBTQQIA-related identities, issues, and culture.
The SAFE Place at SF State is a resource center for sexual violence prevention and crisis intervention. We serve the campus community in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment and stalking. Student peer educators and professional staff work as a team to provide information about student rights, responsibilities and resources. Professional staff members are campus advocates and certified Crisis Intervention Counselors. Our Men's Program provides opportunities for young college men to develop a healthy masculine identity and serve as allies in preventing sexual violence. Only an aware, committed community can create a truly safe campus.
The CEASE Program is a campus-wide alcohol and other drug education program created to educate students about alcohol and other drugs, to provide support services for all students grappling with substance related problems through assessment, counseling and referrals. The CEASE Program sponsors workshops and seminars, participates in on-campus information fairs, and additionally, provides training to volunteers who work with other students, faculty, and staff to assist in creating a campus environment that reinforces healthy lifestyles. Services are confidential.
The San Francisco State University Student Health Services mission is to provide accessible and cost-effective quality health care, enhance lifelong health and wellness, facilitate retention and graduation, and to reduce systematic health disparities for all registered students. The Student Health Services provides basic care for acute and chronic problems, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care, disease management and therapeutic choices, and helps students develop the skills to manage their own health.
The Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention and education initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Results will be used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies, and to train providers to improve the quality of services and care they receive.
SF State Campus Resources For On-Campus Residents
Residential Life Counseling Program
The Residential Life Counseling Program provides SF State residents access to a clinical counselor for support around emotional and mental health issues. Residents seek support from the counselor on a range of topics, including personal problems involving relationships with roommates, parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexual and gender identity concerns, concerns about academic progress or direction, and other issues. To set a time to meet with the Res Life counselor, Rick Nizzardini, call 415/405-4415 and ask for an intake appointment. (If it’s an emergency, call the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at 415/338-2208 for a drop-in urgent appointment, or call University Police at 415/338-2222 after regular weekday business hours and on weekends). Services with the Res Life Counseling Program are free, confidential and are provided in a private office in the Housing Business Office located in Mary Ward Hall.
Let’s Talk is brief consultation that is available to all student residents within Residential Life at SF State. It’s informal, confidential, and completely free. Students go to Let’s Talk for a variety of reasons but mainly because talking can help. Whether it’s stress, sadness, relationship problems, adjusting to college, academic pressures, or anything else, sharing your concern with someone can make a positive difference. No appointment is necessary and no topic is off limits. Let’s Talk is held every Wednesday (5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Friday (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) during the academic year in a private office right off of the Mary Ward Hall lobby beyond the double doors to the right of the Community Desk window.
Off-Campus Medical and Mental Health Services
Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy that offers low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25, low fee, call for appointment.
3850 17th Street, San Francisco, CA, (between Noe and Sanchez)
415.487.7500 or 415.487.7589
Thursdays 5 pm to 8 pm., Saturdays 12 pm to 3 pm.
El-La is based in beautiful San Francisco and was developed to reach out to the TransLatina community in and around the Mission District Neighborhood. We provide services for HIV Prevention, counseling, and referrals to other transgender services. Feel free to call 415-864-7278 for an appointment or email email@example.com.
Gaylesta is the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender psychotherapists’ association of the greater San Francisco bay area. Founded in 1987, established as an unincorporated association in 1988, and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997.
Lyon Martin Health Clinic provides personalized healthcare and support services to women and transgender people who lack access to quality care because of their sexual or gender identity, regardless of their ability to pay.
2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94705
Sliding scale fee, accepts Medi-Cal
The St. James Infirmary provides compassionate and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for all sex workers while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services.
This Clinic has been in operation since November of 1993 and is committed to providing quality, integrated health care in an atmosphere of trust and respect. They offer medical, mental health, and social services.
50 Lech Walesa (50 Ivy) Street, San Francisco, CA (cross street Polk)
Tuesdays 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Intakes on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has many resources posted and available for the transgender community.
Trans Health is a volunteer-run website providing information on health and fitness for trans people.
Support groups available, HIV testing, and counseling. Look online for contact info related to the program you’re interested in.
2166 Hayes Street, Ste. 104, San Francisco, CA, (between Cole and Shrader)
415.379.7800 or TTY 415.386.8232
Free health exams and health-related counseling
- San Francisco Suicide Prevention - 415.781.0500
- California Youth Crisis Line - 800.843.5200
- SF Women Against Rape - 415.647.7273
- LGBT Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes Line - 415.333.HELP
- LGBT Youth Talkline (Support and Referral) - 800.246.PRIDE
- AIDS (STD) Hotline - 800.367.2437
- Drug Line - 415.362.3400
SF Bay Area LGBTQ Community Centers
The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center provides Community, Leadership, Advocacy, Support, and Services to Silicon Valley’s LGBT people and allies.
Male-To-Female Transgender Support Group Meets every 2nd Friday of the month at Billy DeFrank Center.
38 The Alameda, San Jose, CA, 95126
LYRIC's mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, 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.
127 Collingwood Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114
Lighthouse Community Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community of southern Alameda County. Their mission is to provide a safe and substance-free meeting place with social, informational and community awareness programs for the entire LGBTQ community regardless of age, race, socio-economic status, or religion.
2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94705
3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA, 94519
1800 Market Street (@Octavia), San Francisco, CA, 94102
Santa Cruz Diversity Center provides support and services to nurture, liberate and celebrate LGBTIQ individuals and organizations. Offers access to informational, educational, and social resources and activities designed to empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential.
1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., #10 San Anselmo, CA, 94960
Social Resources for the Trans Community
TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers.
SFTEAM is active in commemorating the heritage of transgender people, empowering and nurturing transgender and gender-variant individuals; and increasing visibility to promote positive social change.
TransGender San Francisco is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the educational, social, and recreational needs of the transgendered community. TGSF is also dedicated to educating the general public about transgenderism and promoting a positive image of transgendered persons among the general public.
Local and National Networks
IFGE is a clearing house for transgender educational materials. It works to promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Straight, Butch, Femme, Homosexual, Bisexual and Heterosexual people.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. PFLAG has over 200,000 members with both local and international chapters.
TEEIis a unique collaborative program designed to help transgender individuals find stable jobs that provide a living wage, benefits, and opportunities for advancement.
A civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities