Resources

San Francisco State University Related Programs

Marian Wright Edelman Institute

SF State University - 1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 257
San Francisco, CA 94132
415-338-6976
edelman.sfsu.edu

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.

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Family-Related Organizations

Family Acceptance Project® (FAP)

National research, education and training program that helps families to support their LGBT children. Provides training on using our research-based family support approach and educational materials for families, providers and religious leaders. This includes special film screenings and trainings for families, youth, community events, congregations and religious institutions. fap@sfsu.edu

Gender Odyssey 

Provides education and support for families with transgender and gender diverse children and youth, and an annual conference for children, youth and families. Comprehensive training for schools and organizations working with children and teens. Training includes education on gender identity and gender expression for teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Guidance to help organizations develop inclusive policy.

www.genderodyssey.org

Gender Spectrum 

Provides education and support for families with transgender and gender diverse children and youth, and an annual conference for children, youth and families. Comprehensive training for schools and organizations working with children and teens. Training includes education on gender identity and gender expression for teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Guidance to help organizations develop inclusive policy.

510-788-4412

www.genderspectrum.org

PFLAG

(National Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays)

1726 M Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20036
202-467-8180
www.pflag.org

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

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) FamilyNet

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Avenue
Washington, DC 20036
202-628-4160
www.hrc.org

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
415-861-5437
www.colage.org

National organization for children of LGBT parents.

Family Equality Council

PO Box 206
Boston, MA 02133
617-502-8700
www.familyequality.org

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

 

Local LGBT Youth Organizations

LYRIC

127 Collingwood
San Francisco, CA 94114
415-703-6150
www.lyric.org

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

Pacific Center for Human Growth

2712 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
510-548-8283
www.pacificcenter.org

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
415-457-1115
www.spectrummarin.org

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

SMAAC

1738 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
510-834-9578
members.aol.com/smaacyouth/

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

 

School-Related Resources

Family Acceptance Project® (FAP)

Provides training for school-based providers, educators, administrators and parents on helping educate and increase family support for LGBT students. Provides training on using our research-based family support approach and educational materials for public, private and religious schools. 

fap@sfsu.edu 

Gender Odyssey 

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

www.genderodyssey.org

Gender Spectrum

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

www.genderspectrum.org

California Safe Schools Coalition

160 - 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-626-1680
www.casafeschools.org

Statewide coalition to promote safer schools and to implement the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act.

GSA Network – Gay, Straight Alliance (GSA) Network

1550 Bryant Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-552-4229
www.gsanetwork.org

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

GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

121 West 27 th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
212-727-0135
www.glsen.org

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

Safe Schools Coalition

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

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

 

Gender-Related Resources

Gender Odyssey 

www.genderodyssey.org

Gender Spectrum 

510-788-4412

www.genderspectrum.org

National Conferences for Families with Gender Diverse and Transgender Children and Teens

www.genderodyssey.org/seattle/

www.genderodyssey.org/los-angeles/

www.genderspectrum.org/events/family-conference

Dimensions Clinic, San Francisco, CA

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

www.dimensionsclinic.org

 

LGBT Legal Advocacy Organizations

LGBT Youth Project - National Center for Lesbian Rights

870 Market Street, Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-392-6257

www.nclrights.org

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.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005-3904
212-809-8585

www.lambdalegal.org

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

HIV Project
American Civil Liberties Union

125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212-549-2623

www.aclu.org

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

Online Resources for LGBT Youth

Youth Resource

Advocates for Youth

www.youthresource.com

www.ambientejoven.org 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

www.youth-guard.org/youth/

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

 

Hotlines

California Youth Crisis Line

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Crisis prevention and emotional support helpline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 1-800-273-TALK.

Trevor Helpline

Crisis prevention and support helpline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 866-488-7386.

 

Adolescent Health

Advocates for Youth

2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036

202-419-3420

www.advocatesforyouth.org

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
415-274-1970
www.hify.org

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
617/424-9595
www.biresource.org

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
202-628-4160

www.hrc.org

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

202-393-5177

www.ngltf.org

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

415-255-4547

www.glma.org

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

415-502-5209

www.lesbianhealthinfo.org

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.

AIDS Project Los Angeles

611 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005

213-201-1600

www.apla.org

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

415-487-3061

www.sfaf.org

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