Additional resources outside of UCLA
Healthcare Equality Index
The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is one of the largest and most experienced providers of LGBT health and mental healthcare, supported by a research team working to advance the care and treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
CDC LGBT Health
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the United States. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. This site provides information and resources on some of the health issues and inequities affecting LGBT communities.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
World Professional Association for Transgender Health brings together diverse professionals dedicated to developing best practices and supportive policies worldwide that promote health, research, education, respect, dignity, and equality for transgender, transsexual, and gender-variant people in all cultural settings.
Transgender Law Center
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.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice advocacy organization for transgender people.
National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute and provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. If you are a youth who is feeling alone, confused or in crisis, please call The Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help.
An LA-based family support group creating a positive environment for children, adolescents and their families to explore issues of gender identity.
- Family/Caregiver support group (18 and older)
- Adolescent/Young Adult support group (13-24)
- Tween support group (10-13)
- Sibling Peer Group (13-24)
- Elementary Play Group (5-11)
Los Angeles LGBT Center Trans Lounge
An educational, empowerment, and social program serving the LA trans community. Anyone who identifies as trans is welcome to join the Trans Lounge. Membership is free of charge. Programs include an incredible breadth of workshops, labs, and support groups.
TransYouth Family Allies
An organization that empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. TYFA has resource materials as web pages and printable PDFs for parents.
PFLAG Los Angeles
Uniting people who are LGBTQ with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG’s Los Angeles aims to make a safe place for people to come and talk about their experiences relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
PFLAG Transgender Network
National website for PFLAG transgender communities and for family, friends, and allies of transgender persons. With commitment a threefold mission statement of support, education, and advocacy.
A non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people with a crisis hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. All ages.
California Safe School Coalition
Legal protection for students from discrimination and harassment based on actual and perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. Research briefs documenting issues of school safety for students in California schools.