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Women's & Gender Studies Program



Local Resources

  • iconBilly DeFrank LGBT Community Center

    The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center provides community, leadership, advocacy, support, and services to Silicon Valley’s LGBT people and allies. It is located down the street from SCU. (San Jose, CA)
  • iconThe Deaf Gay and Lesbian Center

    The Deaf Gay and Lesbian Center non-profit, community-based social service agency serving the Deaf community in the San Francisco Bay Area. (San Leandro, CA)
  • iconLYRIC

    LYRIC provides information and peer support for LBGTQ Youth under 24. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconThe San Francisco LGBT Community Center

    The San Francisco LGBT Community Center provides San Francisco with a vast array of programs and services for LGBT people, their friends and families. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconDiversity Center

    Diversity Center is dedicated to advancing causes and priorities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) individuals and their allies in Santa Cruz County. (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • iconFamily & Children’s Services

    Family & Children’s Services is a health and human services agency that has served children, teens, adults, and families in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties for nearly 60 years. The agency offers a wide variety of comprehensive and affordable counseling, education, and prevention programs. (San Jose/Campbell/Palo Alto, CA)
  • iconPacific Center

    Pacific Center is an award winning, LGBT community center serving the East Bay and Greater Bay Area through professional counseling, groups, community events, and advocacy. (Berkeley, CA)
  • iconNew Leaf: Services For Our Community

    New Leaf: Services For Our Community the only comprehensive mental health, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and social support organization in San Francisco specifically for the LGBT communities, which prioritizes middle to low-income individuals and families. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconOUTLET

    OUTLET supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13-20 living on the Peninsula and South Bay.
  • iconAsian Americans for Community Involvement

    Asian Americans for Community Involvement offers mental health counseling services for Asian Pacific Islanders, ages 15-39. (San Jose, CA)
  • iconHelpSCC

    HelpSCC is an online directory of health and human services for Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.
  • iconHealth Trust AIDS Services

    Health Trust AIDS Services is a community benefit foundation that focuses on healthy living, aging, and communities. (1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA)
  • iconAguilas

    Aguilas is committed to continue providing services for gay/bisexual Latinos in the San Francisco area. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconLesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco

    Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco is the world's first mixed lesbian and gay chorus, LGCSF is dedicated to building and enriching the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) community through song and a love of music. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconRainbow Women’s Chorus

    Rainbow Women’s Chorus performs publicly for the entertainment, education, and cultural enrichment of the Bay Area community, singing to enhance the esteem of all women, to celebrate diversity, and to promote peace and freedom. (San Jose, CA)
  • iconSan Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

    Named the "Official Band of San Francisco,” the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band is the first openly gay musical organization in the world, inspiring the formation of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/ intersex/questioning/queer bands, choruses and performing groups through the education and musical development of its members and the presentation of music-based programs for public benefit and charitable purposes.
  • iconBay Area Bi-Sexual Network

    Bay Area Bi-Sexual Network provides for a better understanding of bisexual lives and issues within the larger lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community and the public through informational and social events and support groups. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconCommunity United Against Violence

    Community United Against Violence is the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) anti-violence organization that prevents violence through peer-based counseling, direct assistance, education and outreach, grassroots organizing, and policy advocacy. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconEquality California

    Equality California works to achieve equality and secure legal protections for LGBT people. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconHarvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club

    Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is San Francisco’s largest Democratic Club and serves as a place for anyone who thinks there ought to be a place for queerness in the progressive struggle, and a place for progressive politics in the queer community. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconTransgender Law Center

    The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconDifferent Spokes San Francsico

    Different Spokes San Francsico is the San Francisco Bay Area's Lesbian and Gay bicycling club, open to all members of the Gay-Lesbian community and its friends. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconEarthquakes Ice Hockey Club

    Earthquakes Ice Hockey Club is home of the Bay Area’s only co-ed gay, lesbian, and gay-friendly ice hockey teams. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconEl Camino Reelers

    El Camino Reelers is a modern Western Square Dance club, formed by lesbians and gays for the purposes of meeting people, having fun, and learning to square dance. (Mountain View, CA)
  • iconSAGA North

    SAGA North is the San Francisco Bay Area's Gay and Lesbian ski, snowboard and recreation club. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconSan Francisco Gay Softball League

    The San Francisco Gay Softball League is a gay and lesbian softball league committed to providing an organization for both gay and non-gay participants to compete in an environment conducive to the gay community. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconYouth Trans & Intersex Education Services (Youth TIES)

    Youth Trans & Intersex Education Services (Youth TIES) is a youth-led organization advocating for, addressing the challenges of, and educating the trans, gender-variant, intersex and questioning (TGIQ) youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. (San Francisco, CA)
  • iconGSA Network

    The GSA Network, located in San Francisco, is a youth-led organization connecting school-based Gay-Straight Alliances to each other and community resources, focusing on peer support and leadership development to create safe schools. (San Francisco, CA) For more information about internship opportunities, visit the Internship webpage.
  • iconPoint Newspaper

    Point Newspaper: The Alternative Voice of Northern California. Point Newspaper is the only newspaper serving the South Bay’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities. (San Jose, CA)
  • iconOutNow Magazine

    OutNow Magazine: Connecting the Bay Area’s LGBT Community

National Resources


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