Gender Identity


  • Gender Spectrum “Works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.” They have online groups for pre-teens, teens, grandparents, parents and others; as well as an annual family conference.
  • TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) is for those who “will enthusiastically nurture, support, respect and validate a trans, gender variant or gender questioning youth’s inherent right to self-identify and self-express, regardless of their age or where on the gender continuum that expression may fall, or more importantly, may lead.”  The website has resources and reading suggestions for parents, youth, and educators.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) provides introductory material as well as a review of issues, rights, and some self-help guides.
  • The Transgender Law Center, based in California, has guides to changing state and federal identity documents.

A book list and PFLAG publications can be found under Education.


  • The UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC) offers comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support, to transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and adolescents, age 3 to 17.  There is a clinic in San Mateo.
  • Stanford’s Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Clinic, located in Sunnyvale, serves children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • The UCSF Gender Affirming Health Program is a multi-disciplinary program  for transgender and non-binary adults.
  • Lyon-Martin Community Health Services in San Francisco provides gender affirming care using the informed consent model.



  • San Jose:  Billy de Frank  LGBTQ+ Community Center has many discussion groups.
  • San Mateo County Pride Center has many programs and resources for all ages.
  • San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties: Outlet has various facilitated peer support groups spanning ages 10-25 in San Mateo, Redwood City, and Mountain View.  It also offers therapy groups for youth and for parents.
  • Coast Pride in Half Moon Bay has drop-in groups for youth.
  • San Francisco: LYRIC Center for LGBTIQQ  Youth serves mostly low income youth.
  • San Francisco: SF LGBT CENTER
  • Bisexual Resource Center
  • Bay Area Bi+ & Pan Network (BABPN)

Queer Parents

  • Our Path (formerly known as Straight Spouse Network) for straight partners and partners of trans people.
  • COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) is for people with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer parent.
  • Our Family Coalition, based in San Francisco and Oakland, provides support for LGBTQ+ parents and prospective parents.



  • See  PFLAG Connects: Asian American & Pacific Islander Community for resources, and information on virtual meetings held by several organizations, geared to people of Japanese, Vietnamese, South Asian, and other Asian and Pacific Island descent.
  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance  (NQAPIA) has coming out and family acceptance resources in nearly a dozen languages.
  • And in the Bay Area see:
    • Trikone, for LBGTQ folks of South Asian descent.
    • Lavender Phoenix, for queer and trans Asians and Pacific Islanders.


See PFLAG Connects: Black / African American for a virtual meeting and list of other organizations and resources.


See PFLAG Connects: Latino Community for a virtual meeting and list of other organizations and resources.


  • ACLU of Northern CA on students legal rights
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) provides free and low cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Queer Life Space. Queer LifeSpace has a training program for queer therapists and provides affordable mental health and substance abuse services to the LGBTQ+ community, in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
  • Magnet provides sexual health care services in San Francisco. It is a service of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
  • The Shanti Project in the Tenderloin and in the Mission District of San Francisco, has an HIV program and also offers supportive services to LGBTQ older adults.
  • Maitri, in San Francisco, provides residential care for those with debilitating HIV/AIDS or are recovering from gender affirmation surgery.

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