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Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community​

Hotline: (708) API-QWTC



A "fun, welcoming, multi-generational" volunteer-run, grassroots group of Asian & Pacific islander queer women and transgender people. 

Contra Costa Crisis Center
Phone:  925/939-1916
Suicide hotline:  800/SUICIDE
School Violence Tipline:  800/863-7600
Provides a school violence tip line. A safe place for students and parents to report weapons on campus, homicidal or suicidal threats, or other behavior possibly leading to violence

DreamCatcher Youth Support Center
422 Jefferson St. Oakland, CA 94607
Phone:  800/379-1114
Drop in center for teens 13-19 open Mon. - Fri. 3-8:30pm. Call for overnight shelter. Community supper 6-7:00, laundry 3-6:00. Also provides health services, education, counseling, academic support, recreation, movies and peer support groups.

The Edge
39160 State St. Fremont, CA 94538
Phone:  510/790-2887
Support group for Fremont youth. Drop-in hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-8:00pm. Youth group meets Mondays from 7-9pm.

Empowerment Program - Center for Human Development
Phone:  925/753-1004  
A youth development – support group serving LGBTQ youth (14-18 years) in East Contra Costa County (Antioch CHD site).

The Lambda Youth Project at Project Eden
22646 2nd St. Hayward, CA 94541
Phone:  510/247-8217
LGBTQ youth group providing both a speaker's bureau, support group and Gay Prom coordination and setup.


The Lambda Youth Annual Gay Prom
22646 2nd St. Hayward, CA 94541
Phone:  510/247-8217
Held yearly on the second Saturday in June for LGBTQ and Allies 20 yrs and under for the Bay Area and Beyond.


The Lighthouse Community Center
1217 A Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Phone:  510/881-8167
Tuesday evenings, 8:15pm-9:30pm - Clean and sober social space for LGBTQ youth and str8 ally friends, ages 25 and under. Come play board games, watch a movie, or just hang with friends.

Pacific Center for Human Growth    
2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705           
Phone:  510/548-8283
Youth social and education activities plus peer groups – youth programs (13-23 years):  Drop-in social activities, support, art, activism, education, food, friends, movies, video games, writing and fun; Queer Youth Movie Night; Safer Schools Project Youth Activist Trainings; Gay-Straight Alliance Club supports; Youth Speaker’s Bureau; Mental Health Counseling; LOUD Youth Group Expressions (arts/crafts/writing/music); LOUD Youth Group Voices (youth leadership).  Also – Express 20’s Discussion Group for Gay, Bisexual or Questioning Men in their 20’s.

PFLAG National & Local Chapters 
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is a large national organization with many local chapters. Provides support for LGBTQ people and their families.

  • Concord (Rainbow Community Center)  - 925/692-0090

  • Danville/San Ramon  3rd Mon., 7:30 p.m. - 925/831-8172 

  • Diablo Valley/Walnut Creek/Concord
    3rd Tues., 7:30 p.m.  - 925/283-8928

  • Fremont 2nd Tues., 7:30 p.m.   - 510/226-6816

  • Hayward   - 510/782-5462

  • Oakland/East Bay 4th Tues. 7:30 p.m.  - 510/562-7692

  • Rossmoor  2nd Wed., 3:00pm - 925/945-1667

  • San Francisco    2nd Sun., 2:00 p.m.  - 415/921-8850

  • Oakland - 510/562-7692

  • San Jose - 408/270-8182

Rainbow Community Center   
3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
Phone:  925/692-0090
Social and Support Groups for LGBTIQ Youth (activities & outings).  Also - young gay and bisexual men’s groups (ages 21-35 years):  skills development, social and per support group.

RYSE Youth Center
205 41st St, Richmond, CA 94805
Phone: 510/374-3401
RYSE is a safe and welcoming center for diverse (including LGBT) youth that builds youth power and leadership towards personal and community health and transformation.  Grounded in social justice, RYSE provides comprehensive and holistic programming and promotes multi-racial, cross-cultural relationships. Weekly LGBTQQI2-S Youth Support Group. Virtual Youth Center at: RYSE Portal.

SMAAC (Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County)
1608 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:  510/834-9578
Provides support groups, Early Intervention Café, case management, weekly Life Skills Training, Peer Counseling training, and other resources for LGBTQ youth.


2325 Clement, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone:  510/522-8363
Free Queer and Question group for youth 14-18, on Wednesdays from 4-5:00.

Out and Equal


Supporting Intersex Inclusion in the Workplace


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