SoCal Schools With Pride Centers

SoCal Schools With Pride Centers

Public Schools

CSU Fullerton
The mission of the LGBT Queer Resource Center at Cal State Fullerton is to create an inclusive and affirming space and community for students, staff, faculty, and the broader community to explore issues related to sexual orientation, romantic orientation, and gender identity through an intersectional lens.

CSU Los Angeles
The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at Cal State LA is dedicated to creating safe and respectful learning spaces, catering specifically to the empowerment of Womyn, Men, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) community. We pride ourselves in challenging societal norms that have been used historically to oppress and marginalize, while raising awareness on contemporary issues we face. The GSCR is open and available to all. Please visit us…our doors are always open! The term “Womyn” has been adopted to reclaim a feminist identity that rejects patriarchal and sexist language.

CSU Northridge
The Pride Center supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and questioning students, faculty and staff through programming and educational outreach to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ individuals as well as advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community.

Cal Poly Pomona
The Pride Center provides education, advocacy, support and a safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning (LGBTIQQ) and ally community at Cal Poly Pomona. The Pride Center serves the campus community through promoting empowerment and social justice on topics of sexual orientation and gender identity.

UCLA
The UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center has proudly been serving the UCLA community for 20 years. We provide a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development as well as fostering unity, wellness, and an open, safe, and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community. The LGBTCRC affirms folks of all sexual and gender identities and serves the entire UCLA community – undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We welcome you to engage with us by stopping by the Center, attending our programming, utilizing our services, or becoming a UCLA Ally.

UC Riverside
Established in 1993, the LGBT Resource Center provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity/expression for the UC Riverside community and beyond.

Cal Tech
Caltech’s lesbian, gay and bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community is actively supported by allies throughout the staff and administration, including Deans’ offices, Housing, International Student Programs, the Caltech Center for Diversity, the Student Health Center, the Counseling Center, and the Caltech Y, among others. The LGBTQ working group and its chair are the official liaison between Caltech Student Affairs and LGBTQ Techers.

Chapman University
Queer Pages is an online resource for students who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. This webpage was created in collaboration between Cross-Cultural Engagement and The Advisory Group on the Status of LGBTQ Communities.

Claremont Colleges
The Queer Resource Center is a 7 College resource center serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, pansexual and allied communities at the Claremont Colleges; Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College,Harvey Mudd College, Keck Graduate Institute, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College.

Loyola Marymount University
LGBT Student Services provides educational and support services to students that identify as LGBT+ and allies. The LGBT Student Services Office at LMU focuses on promoting equality, visibility and inclusion of LGBT students within the LMU community. This is done by providing support for the LGBT student community and individual students. The LGBTSS office serves as the primary resource and support center for students of all orientations and gender identities by creating an inviting, safe, confidential, and inclusionary atmosphere and campus environment. The staff provides all members of the University community with resources, education, and information about sexual orientation and gender identity and works to engage the University community in regular dialogue about the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity with issues of faith, religion and culture.

Occidental College
The mission of the Center for Gender Equity is to address the needs of women, men, non-binary, agender, and transgender members on campus by providing support, advocacy and programming that promotes awareness, personal empowerment, mutual respect and equity. The CGE provides a gathering space for all students at Occidental College to study, relax, plan activities, and receive resources on issues regarding gender, sexuality, identity, and the diverse community of Occidental.

USC
The LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC)(est. 2005) provides support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California. We also provide resources and referrals, such as information about neighboring LGBTQ+ support services, to all campus members.

 

Non-Profits

    • Los Angeles LGBT Center
      Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s more than 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. Despite our size, scope, and determination to meet the growing demand for our services, we remain a lean, fiscally disciplined organization, earning a four-star Charity Navigator rating for six consecutive years. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

       

      • The Village at Ed Gould
        Galleries, LA LGBT Center Box Office, Davidson/Valentini Theatre, David Bohnett Cyber Center/Computer Lab, Renberg Theatre
      • Youth Center on Highland
        Addiction Recovery Services, Clothing, Counseling and Social Services, Computer Center, Emergency Overnight Beds, Employment Assistance, Food, GED Program, HIV and STD Testing, Showers
      • Center – WeHo
        HIV/STD Testing, STD Treatment, HIV Prevention Medication (PrEP and PEP), Condoms

 

  • LGBT Center OC                                                                                                    The LGBT Center OC was established as a volunteer organization in 1971 and incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization. We are one of the oldest gay and lesbian community centers in the United States.At the LGBT Center OC, all members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Orange County join together in a network of support and unity. Our life-affirming programs focus on empowerment, and our advocacy efforts focus on speaking out against hate and discrimination.We exist so that every segment of the LGBT population of Orange County has the resources needed to thrive in their own lives and communities. The LGBT Center Orange County provides services to more than 10,000 individuals annually across a broad spectrum of culture, ethnicity, age, and economic background.Programming is especially designed for gay men, lesbians, youth, the transgender community, the Spanish-speaking LGBT community, the bisexual community, and LGBT families.

 

  • The LGBTQ Center Long Beach                                                                                                             The Center began in 1977 as living room gatherings to discuss issues important to the LGBTQ community. The Center was officially incorporated in 1980 as One in Long Beach, Inc. and has been providing a variety of health, social, advocacy, legal, and service programs to the LGBTQ community in the Greater Long Beach area for three decades. As a result of the AIDS epidemic, in 1984, The Center established Project Ahead, the first case management service in Southern Los Angeles County exclusively for those affected by HIV and AIDS. One in Long Beach was, in many instances, the only safe haven where people of all sexual orientations, genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic levels could receive HIV information, testing and counseling, healthcare referrals and other support services.In 1985, through the bequests of several individuals who died of HIV and AIDS, The Center was able to purchase a 7500 square-foot building located near 4th and Cherry, in Central Long Beach. The building was renovated and opened in 1986 as a new home of the agency. In 1987, the agency held AIDS Walk Long Beach which continues today as a separate foundation. In 1997, One in Long Beach became the Gay and Lesbian Center of Greater Long Beach. In 2014 we became The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. Today, we serve over 25,000 people a year and include an array of services including support groups, workshops and seminars, youth services, free HIV & STI testing, legal assistance, domestic violence services, employment referrals, mental health counseling, cultural and social activities including the QFilm Festival, educational forums, and a thriving volunteer program with an active database of over 300 volunteers. The Center also provides meeting space for more than 20 community groups each month.

 

  • The South Bay LGBT Community Organization                                                                                The Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Transgender Community Organization’s mission is to provide a focal point for the members of our community in the South Bay for education, social interaction, personal growth, and political power, and to foster public understanding of our community.

 

  • Outfest                                                                                                                                                      Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the leading organization that promotes LGBT equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers and protected more than 20,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

  • GLAAD                                                                                                                                                 GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

 

Mental/Physical Health

  • The Trevor Project
    1-866-488-7386
    Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

 

  • Trans Lifeline                                                                                                                                           877-565-8860
    Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

 

  • Fenway Health Helpline
    25+: 888-340-4528
    25 and Under: 800-399-PEER
    You can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make. Across the country, Fenway’s help lines are a source of support. Talk to our trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone. Our help lines are anonymous and confidential phone lines that offer lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning adults and young people a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support. Our trained volunteers can help you with coming out as well as locating LGBT groups and services in your local area. Our volunteers can also offer support and guidance around common issues including safer sex and relationships and HIV/AIDS.

 

  • GLMA Provider Directory
    Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981, as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, with the mission of ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare professionals. Today, there is still considerable ignorance about LGBT health issues, with many assuming that LGBT health involves only HIV/AIDS. In fact, the full scope of the LGBT health agenda includes breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco use, depression, access to care for transgender persons and other concerns.

 

  • Gay and Lesbian AA
    GaL-AA (Gays and Lesbians in AA) was established to serve and have the involvement of lesbians, gay men, and others in Alcoholics Anonymous, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves. In selecting the name, careful consideration was given to a variety of combinations. While the name only directly reflects gays and lesbians, we embrace all LGBT+ members of the AA fellowship.

 

  • APLA
    APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.
  • The Recovery Village – California

Whether you’re a member of the queer community, or you’re the loved one of someone who is, this page can address many of your questions. Are you in search of a drug rehab center with treatment programs specifically designed for LGBTQ+ individuals? Do you want more information about substance abuse in this community? You can find answers here.

The reasons that LGBTQ+ individuals misuse drugs and alcohol are varied, and they stem from many different aspects of daily life. However, it’s important to remember that it’s not simply being LGBTQ+ that makes someone more likely to abuse drugs; it’s the pressures inherent in surrounding society that marginalize people who are different from the status quo. Evening out the disproportionately high rates of substance misuse in the LGBTQ+ community will take time, effort and understanding from treatment specialists, lawmakers and society at large. But most importantly, decreasing LGBT substance abuse requires a greater societal shift in perspective from apathy to empathy as America strides toward equality for all.

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