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Our Space: Where it is safe to be yourself.  Our Space, a program of Bay Area Youth Center, creates a safe and affirming space where LGBTQ youth can socialize, build community, develop leadership skills and access culturally relevant mental health services.  22245 Main Street, Suite 200, Hayward, CA 94541   www.baycyouth.org

Dimensions is an open and friendly clinic that offers low-cost health services for LGBTQ youth ages 12 to 25.  The staff is comprised of LGBTQ affirming medical and mental health professionals and services include general medical check-ups, sexual health services, transgender related health services, mental health services and regular youth support groups.  3850 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 415-934-7757  www.dimensionsclinic.org 

Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center(LYRIC) has a mission to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.  127 Collingwood Street, San Francisco, CA 94114  415-703-6150 www.lyric.org 

PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a large national organization with many local chapters. PFLAG provides support for LGBTQ people and their families. Local chapters’ information can be found on their website. www.pflag.org 

Pacific Center for Human Growth offers youth social and education activities plus peer groups and youth programs (13-23 years). Drop- in social activities, support, art, activism, education, food, friends, movies, video games, writing and fun. The Pacific Center offers involvement in Safer Schools Project, Youth Activist Trainings, Gay-Straight Alliance Club supports, Youth Speaker’s Bureau, mental health counseling, LOUD Youth Group Expressions, Loud Youth Group Voices (youth leadership) as well as Express 20’s, a discussion group for Gay, Bisexual, or Questioning Men in their 20’s. 2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 510-548-8283 www.pacificcenter.org

Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention, and education initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender youth. Results will be used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies, and to train providers to improve the quality of services and care they receive. Family support services available free of charge in English, Spanish, and Cantonese. San Francisco State University, 3004 16th St. #301, San Francisco, CA 94103 415-522-5558 www.familyproject.sfsu.edu

Gender Spectrum provides education, training, and support to create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. In a simple, straightforward manner, Gender Spectrum provides consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts based on research and expression. Their accessible, practical approach is based on research and experiene, enabling clients to gain a deeper understanding on gender all along the sprectrum. Gender Spectrum facilitates monthly support groups for families and caregivers of gender non-conforming children and youth.  510-567-3977  www.genderspectrum.org

Tri-City Health Center is an LGBTQ affirming health center that provider transgender specific healthcare services including hormone therapy. 39184 State Street  Fremont CA 94538  510-713-6690 www.tri-cityhealth.org

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Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believe it can be best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.  Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25, and envisions a society that views sexuality as normal and healthy and treats young people as a valuable resource. www.advocatesforyouth.org

National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. A list of valuable publications can be found on the NCLR’s youth page, including a Know Your Rights Guide: Queer and Trans Youth Have Rights   www.nclrights.org

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.  Services include advise, guidance, and referrals so that transgender people and their families can better understand navigating legal processes such as name and gender changes, and can access or address discriminpation in services such as housing, health care, and employment. 870 Market Street, Ste. 400 San Francisco, CA 94102 415-865-0176. www.transgenderlawcenter.org

Youth Resource is a website by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people, takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern. www.youthresource.com

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