San Francisco State University Related Programs

Marian Wright Edelman Institute

SF State University - 1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 257
San Francisco, CA 94132

The Marian Wright Edelman Institute promotes collaboration between departments and programs at SF State University (SFSU) related to research, community services and academic teamwork, and engages civic and community leaders, public administrators and policymakers in the service of children and families.  

LGBT Family-Related Organizations


(National Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays)
1726 M Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20036

National organization for education, advocacy and support for families and friends of LGBT persons. Chapters are available in all states – check website for local chapters and educational materials for families.

HRC FamilyNet

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Avenue
Washington, DC 20036

A resource and online information base for LGBT families sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign.

Children of Lesbian and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)

2300 Market Street, Box 165
San Francisco, CA 94114

National organization for children of LGBT parents.

Family Equality Council

PO Box 206 
Boston, MA 02133 

National organization to provide advocacy and support for LGBT parents and their families.

LGBT Youth Organizations

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

1638 R Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
Toll-free: 800-541-6922

National advocacy organization for LGBT youth. Youth conferences and education.


127 Collingwood
San Francisco, CA 94114

Services for LGBT and questioning youth, hotline, recreation program, activities.

Pacific Center for Human Growth

2712 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705

Support and recreation services for LGBT youth, after school and summer drop-in program.

Rainbow's End – Spectrum

1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. #10
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Social and support group for LGBTQ youth, classroom and community education.


1738 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

Support and recreation services for LGBT youth, health education and counseling.

School-Related Resources

GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

121 West 27 th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001

National organization for advocacy and information to promote safer schools.
National conference, online resources and bookstore.

GSA Network – Gay, Straight Alliance (GSA) Network

1550 Bryant Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94103

Youth-led organization to provide networking and support for GSAs.
Youth conferences, advocacy and training.

California Safe Schools Coalition

160 - 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Statewide coalition to promote safer schools and to implement the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act. Provides advocacy, training and research

Safe Schools Coalition

2124 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 632-0662 x49

Coalition to provide school advocacy, training, resources and research to promote safer schools.

Gender Spectrum Education and Training

Provides comprehensive training for schools and organizations working with children and teens. Training includes complete education on gender identity and gender expression for teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Guidance to help organizations develop inclusive policy.

Gender-Related Resources

Parent Group for Gender Variant and Transgender Children, Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA

Bay Area Support Group & National Phone-in Group 510-567-3977

National Conference for Families with Gender Variant and Transgender Children and Teens

Dimensions Clinic, San Francisco, CA

Drop-in groups, mental health, medical care, and hormonal treatment for transgender youth.

LGBT Legal Advocacy Organizations

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005-3904

National organization that focuses on civil rights for LGBT persons and people with HIV/AIDS, including school-based victimization of LGBT youth, through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

Lesbian and Gay Rights Project

AIDS/HIV Project
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

National organization to protect individual rights and liberties, including legal advocacy for the civil rights of LGBT persons and people with HIV/AIDS.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

870 Market Street, Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94102

National non-profit law firm focusing on lesbian civil rights and legal rights for LGBT persons, including school-based victimization of LGBT youth, through impact litigation, public policy advocacy, public education, and direct legal services.

Online Resources for LGBT Youth

Youth Resource

Advocates for Youth en Español

Online peer-based sexual health education by and for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24. Includes peer health educators, info for LGBT youth of color, young women, deaf, and rural youth. Information on HIV and sexually transmitted infections, substance use, self-injury, body image, depression, coming out, pride and coalition building, school issues, and healthy relationships.

Youth Guardian Services

On-line peer-supervised support groups for LGBT youth (ages 13-17, 17-21, and 21-25), and youth with an LGBT family member.


California Youth Crisis Line

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 800-843-5200.

Trevor Hotline

Crisis prevention and support helpline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 800-488-7386. 

Adolescent Health

Advocates for Youth

2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036

National organization that provides education, information and advocacy to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Child-parent communication initiative to help parents communicate effectively with children and teens about sexual health. Training and workshops, publications, and online resources. Materials for LGBT youth.

Health Initiatives for Youth (HIFY)

235 Montgomery Street, Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94104

Training and technical assistance on adolescent health concerns from a youth-centered perspective. HIFY works with youth, providers, teachers and parents, and government agencies. Range of health publications, including materials written and developed by youth.

National LGBT Organizations

Bisexual Resource Center

Bisexual Resource Center
P.O. Box 1026
Boston, MA 02117-1026

Resources and information on bisexuality and bisexuals. Access to local organizations and support.

Human Rights Campaign

1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-3278

National advocacy organization for LGBT civil rights. Advocacy, public awareness and political action.

NGLTF – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

National organization to promote LGBT civil rights. National conference, political action, local and state advocacy, policy and publications.

LGBT Health-Related Organizations

GLMA – Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

459 Fulton Street, Suite 107
San Francisco, California 94102

National organization for LGBT physicians. Annual conferences, advocacy, training, referrals to sensitive medical practitioners.

Lesbian Health & Research Center

University of California, San Francisco
Laurel Heights Campus
3333 California Street, Suite 340
San Francisco, CA 94118

Center to promote lesbian health research, education, training and policy. Sponsors conferences, and networking to focus community development and advocacy to inform clinical practice and to improve health services for lesbians, bisexual women, and transgendered individuals.

Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer

1707 L Street NW, Suite 230
Washington, DC 20036

National lesbian health organization. Provider training on lesbian health care delivery, smoking cessation programs. Addresses general health concerns and the needs of lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers. Annual conferences, research, education and training.

GLMA – Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

459 Fulton Street, Suite 107
San Francisco, California 94102

National organization for LGBT physicians. Annual conferences, advocacy, training, referrals to sensitive medical practitioners.

AIDS Project Los Angeles

611 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Community AIDS service organization that provides a range of services for people at risk for and living with HIV. Bilingual HIV treatment information, in print and online.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

995 Market St #200
San Francisco CA 94103

Community AIDS service organization that provides a range of services for people at risk for and living with HIV. Publications and online resources.