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District, State and National Resources for Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

LGBTQ Resources

District Resources

Central Coast Coalition and Inclusive Schools
Supports the development of safe and affirming school communities.
Facebook or Instagram

Central Coast Hotline
A free and confidential mental health guidance, crisis and suicide prevention hotline available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
(800) 783-0607 or website

CSU Monterey Bay Pride Otter Raft
Offers a safe environment to learn and have fun as a family with events and information sessions.

Gala Pride & Diversity Center
Advocates the Central Coast's LGBTQ+ community while referring new residents and individuals to local connections, support services and economic opportunities.
(805) 541-4252 or Instagram

Lumina Alliance
Serves survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence in San Luis Obispo County through comprehensive programs and services.
(805) 545-8888 or Instagram

Monterey Peninsula Pride
Creates a celebratory and safe space for LGBTQ+ expression and allyship across the Monterey Peninsula.
Facebook or Instagram

Planned Parenthood – California Central Coast
Services patients across the Central Coast offering in-person care and telehealth visits.
(800) 230-7526 or website

Rainbow Speakers and Friends
Offers welcoming community events and information sessions both Website and in-person for individuals seeking guidance and support.

Salinas Valley Pride
Creates spaces for LGBTQ+ people through social events, community partnerships and a scholarship program.
Website or Instagram

The Epicenter
Youth-led hub and organization that provides services to at-risk youth, including housing, health/wellness, education and employment opportunities.
Instagram or Facebook

YMCA Monterey County
Dedicated to empowerment and promoting peace, justice and dignity for all; the YMCA offers vital support services across Monterey County and offers the county's only 24-hour crisis hotline.
Instagram or crisis line (831) 372-6300

Statewide Resources

California Civil Rights Department
Provides services to protect individuals from employment, housing, and public accommodations discrimination.
(800) 884-1684, website or

California Department of Public Health

  • Office of AIDS (OA)
    Collaborates with state agencies, universities, and organizations to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
    (916) 449-5900, website or​
  • OA: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy for eligible individuals. PrEP may be covered by private health insurance, Medicaid/Medicare and Medi-Cal. Financial assistance programs are available.
  • OA: Syringe Services Programs (SSP) & Harm Reduction
    Harm reduction programs help people who use drugs to protect themselves from injury and infections. The OA provides a directory of California SSPs near you.
    website or ​
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch
    Provides information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Learn more about the different types of tests for STIs and how to get tested.
  • Division of Communicable Disease Control: Mpox
    Monitors mpox transmission in California. Learn more about mpox, symptoms and prevention. Vaccination eligibility has expanded – find out if the JYNNEOS vaccine is right for you.
    website or

CA vs. Hate
A non-emergency hate incident reporting system to report hate incidents and hate crimes. Assistance is available in over 200 languages. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
(833) 8-NO-HATE (833-866-4283) or website

Equality California
Offers educational resources on HIV/PrEP and MPOX as well as other programs on leadership, training, mentorship and HIV education.
(323) 848-9801 or website

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Non-Emergency Treatment Referral Line
An automated non-emergency substance use disorder (SUD) treatment referral line for individuals seeking SUD treatment services in California. Offered in English and Spanish.
(800) 879-2772 or website

Statewide & National Sexual Health Resources
A list of statewide and national resources for students and teachers on clinical services, medically accurate sexuality information, and comprehensive sexual health education materials, including 24/7 emergency hotlines.

Nationwide Resources

The Trevor Project
Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ individuals under 25. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year via text, chat, or phone.
(866) 488-7386, text 678678 or website

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
America's largest civil rights organization works to achieve LGBTQ+ equality. It provides resources, advocacy, and educational initiatives.
(800) 777-4723 or website

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
Advocates for policy change to advance the equality of transgender people. Provides resources, advocacy, and support.
(202) 642-4542, website or

GLMA (Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality)
Committed to ensuring health equity for LGBTQ+ individuals and healthcare providers. Offers resources, education, and advocacy.
(833) 456-2202, website or

Lambda Legal
National legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and those living with HIV. Provides legal assistance, advocacy, and educational resources.

PFLAG National
Provides support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people, their parents, families, and allies. Offers local and virtual support groups.

Trans Lifeline
A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Provides support, resources, and crisis intervention.
(877) 565-8860 or website

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)
A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. Provides directories of therapists and mental health resources.
Website or

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
A national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families. Provides free legal assistance to LGBTQ people and their legal advocates.
(415) 392-8442, website or

Bisexual Resource Center
Provides resources, support, and education about bisexuality.