LGBTQ+ is an initialism that means, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning. People often use LGBTQ+ to mean all the communities included in the LGBTTQQIAA. This initialism and the various terms are always evolving. The most important thing is to be respectful and use the terms that people prefer. Below you will find links to websites that provide connection, resources, and information about the LGBTQ+ community.

You are protected under California law. Know your rights.

This nonprofit provides suicide prevention resources specifically for LGBTQ+ teens .

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.

UC Riversides LGBTQ Resource Center, explore off campus resources-- not just for those in college!

HRC advocates for LGBTQ equality and educates the public about LGBTQ issues,

The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.

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The Campus Pride Index has been the premier LGBTQ National Benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to create safer, more inclusive campus communities. The Free online tool allows prospective students, families/parents and those interested in higher education to search a database of LGBTQ-Friendly campuses who have come out to improve the academic experience and quality of campus life.

For Parents, Caregivers and Families

Information on health, resources, and health services.

A comprehensive collection of research, resources, and stories to help any parent, family member, or guardian learn more about gender diversity, medical, and legal tips.

***Disclaimer: If you or if someone you know is considering Suicide please dial 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. The links on our website are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as psychological interventions or as a substitute for psychological treatment. If you are in need of psychological help you should seek the consultation of a licensed mental health professional. We have provided links to resources throughout the website.***