Groups and Organizations
American Civil Liberties Union, Gay Rights Chapter/Affiliate
Acts to ensure that gay rights issues remain in the forefront of the ACLU's civil liberties agenda.
Does civil rights counseling.
Phone: 415-621-2493, 415-621-2488
GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
National media advocacy group dedicated to countering stereotypes and misinformation and promoting a fair and diverse representation of lesbian, gay and bisexual lives in the media.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
A legal resource center providing a variety of legal advice and information via publications, workshops and telephone counseling.
Support Groups and Centers
Organization of Bay Area educators. Monthly meetings.
Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center
Information and referrals, social/recreational activities, support groups and youth services.
Working to create a community center for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community of San Francisco.
New Leaf: Services for Our Community
Provides multi-service outpatient mental health, HIV/AIDS service organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community with social and recreational programs.
Pacific Center for Human Growth
Peer support groups, counseling services, HIV counseling and referrals, training and educational outreach programs.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
pflagsf.org (San Francisco)
A grassroots organization designed to support gays, lesbians, transgenders, their families and friends.
Phone: 202-467-8180 (National), 415-921-8850 (San Francisco)
Queer Alliance and Resource Center
Library and archives offering programs of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community.
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
Supporting the healing of those impacted by abuse.
Phone: 415-777-5500 (office), 415-333-HELP (crisis line)
Lambda Youth Group
A service project of Horizon Services, Inc. serving East Bay youth and sponsors of the Gay Prom.
Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC)
Daily drop-in, dances, support groups, job training and other social, recreational and informational services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Phone: 415-703-6150 (general/administrative), 1-800-246-PRIDE (Youth Talkline)
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)
Support services for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth.
Lavender Seniors, East Bay
Provides social activities, support, and networking for LGBT seniors.
People of Color
Lesbian and gay Latina/o organization committed to advocacy.
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA)
A group by and for gay and bisexual men of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.
Serving those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.
KAIROS Support for Caregivers
Maintains support and resources for caregivers of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.
Services include support group sessions, counseling, a resource library and workshops.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Offers services and programs that address the HIV/AIDS epidemic through direct social services, education, advocacy and volunteer activities.
The Gay and Lesbian Historical Society & Archives
Volunteer organization that collects and preserves materials related to lesbian and gay history. Archive viewing by appointment only.
The Harvey Milk Institute
Fosters the development and examination of lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer culture and community.
The James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center
The San Francisco Main Public Library has a center devoted specifically to the documentation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered culture.