Community Resources

API Resources

  • Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends: AP/GF is an non-profit, social and educational group established for gay Asians and friends who share an interest in Asian cultures and experiences. A/PGF’s primary purpose is to provide a supportive environment where the interaction between members is enjoyable, safe and enriching.
  • Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team:  An organization whose mission is to positively impact the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate programs in Southern California.
  • Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.:  APHCV strives to provide quality medical and wellness services in a caring and considerate manner. We focus on our Los Angeles County communities and offer care in several different languages, including Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and others. We work to maximize your insurance plans and offer financial arrangements for patients who may require assistance with their medical health and wellness expenses.
  • Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community:  APIQWTC provides opportunities for Asian & Pacific Islander queer women and transgender people to socialize, network, build community, engage in inter-generational organizing, and increase community visibility.
  • Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center:  An LGBTQ and people of color health organization that transforms lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality.
  • Barangay Los Angeles:  For over 20 years this organization has brought together LGBTQ Filipinos throughout Los Angeles. This organization has not only been about bringing people together but also creating a safe space outside of their homes.
  • Dari Project:  A volunteer-led, grassroots organization that develops resources to increase awareness and acceptance in Korean American communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people of Korean descent.
  • GABRIELA Los Angeles:  Formerly known as SiGAw, GABRIELA LA strives to build a strong Filipina women’s mass movement, recognizing that the problems of the Filipina diaspora are linked to the root problems of the Philippines.
  • Gay Asian Support Network:  GAPSN’s mission is to provide safe and supportive environments for gay and bisexual Asian Pacific Islander (API) men to meet, network, voice
  • API Equality:  A statewide collaboration of API Equality – LA  and Northern California-two of the leading organizations advocating and organizing for fairness and equality in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) communities.
  • concerns, foster self-empowerment, and advocate on issues of significance to the gay API community.
  • The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association: A nonprofit religious organization offering positive information and support to LGBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus, their friends, and other interested persons. GALVA-108 is an international organization dedicated to the teachings of Lord Caitanya, the importance of all-inclusiveness within His mission, and the Vedic concept of a natural third gender.
  • Korean-Americans United for Equality (KUE):  An alliance of multigenerational straight and LGBTQI Korean-Americans committed to promoting sexual and gender equality.
  • Long Yang Club:  A nonprofit social support group for gay Asians and their friends in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our intention is to promote friendship between Asians and non-Asians through social events.
  • The Malaya Project: Photographer Deney Tuazon and filmmaker Gregory Pacificar, come together to create The Malaya (Free) Project. A photography project highlighting the lives of various proud gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Filipino/as.
  • Queer and Asian Conference:  With the theme “AMPLIFY,” this year’s Queer and Asian Conference aims to foster a better understanding of the issues affecting marginalized communities, find ways to amplify our efforts to mobilize against inequality, and create lasting change.
  • Queer Asian Spirit:  A welcoming forum to share queer wisdom, knowledges, experiences, communities, religiosities, theologies and spiritualities from men, women and transpeople of Asian and Pacific Islander descent of different faiths from around the globe!
  • Satrang: A cultural, social, and support organization providing a safe space to empower and advocate for the rights of the South Asian LGBTIQQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Intersex, Queer and Questioning) community in Southern California through education, networking, and outreach. Satrang works toward ending gender and sexuality based prejudice.
  • Shades of Yellow: The first and only Hmong Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) nonprofit organization in the world that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander (HAPI) LGBTQ and allies.
  • GABRIELA LA: addresses the rights and welfare of women through education, organizing, campaigns, and cultural work.

Asexual Resources

  • Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN): This organization hosts the world’s largest online asexual community and has a large archive with resources on asexuality. They seek to create an open and honest discussion about asexuality between asexual and sexual people alike. Good site if new to asexuality and want to learn more.
  • Ace Socal: An online group for asexuals living in Southern California
  • AsexualGroups: Asexual Facebook groups and websites for in-person meet-ups
  • Ace Los Angeles: A monthly meetup group for asexual, demisexual, and grey-A people. We are aromantic-friendly. Find them on Facebook,Tumblr, and MeetUp!
  • Asexual Awareness Week: An international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences and to create materials that are accessible to our community and our allies around the world.
  • Terminology: A tumblr post about words and concepts often used in asexual communities
  • The Asexual Agenda: A forum dedicated to giving resources and building (online) community
  • Asexuality Archive: Educational information on asexuality
  • Partnership for Asexual Visibility and Education: An advocacy group dedicated to distributing information about upcoming campaigns, events, and opportunities for engagement. They also focus on creating opportunities for aces and allies to get hands-on experience advocating for asexual issues and develop leadership to ensure the future of our movement.
  • Asexual Exploration: A website made to promote academic studies on asexuality. It helps people find scholarly articles on research conducted and lists sources.
  • Giant List of Asexuality and Aromantic Blogs: A tumblr page designed to provide a comprehensive list of asexual and aromantic blogs.

Bisexual Resources

  • amBi:  A diverse social group that hosts public and private events and activities for bisexuals, their partners, and allies across Los Angeles
  • BiNet USA: America’s oldest advocacy organization for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and unlabeled people, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distributes educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer (bi+) communities.
  • Bisexual.org: A project designed to introduce our community to the world. With this site, the goal is to give a voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions and provide resources for further learning.
  • The Bisexual Resource Center: The BRC is the oldest national bisexual organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities.
  • Campus Pride: An Introduction to Bisexual* and Non-Monosexual Identities and Resource Guide.
  • Los Angeles Bi Task Force (LABTF): A non-profit organization that promotes education, advocacy, and cultural enrichment for the bisexual/fluid/pansexual communities in the Los Angeles area, and aims to develop a future bisexual resource center.

Black/African American Resources

  • Coming Out For African Americans: HRC provides a guide to handling the challenges of coming out for African Americans.
  • National Advocacy Organization of Black Lesbians: Zuna Institute is a not a profit national advocacy organization for Black Lesbians. Its focus is the economic development, education public policy support, and improved health of its constituents.
  • ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging): ZAMI NOBLA is an off-shoot of ZAMI: Atlanta’s premiere organization for lesbians of African descent based in Atlanta, Georgia. ZAMI was in existence for over 25 years and was intentionally known for its advocacy work on behalf of Black lesbians, social justice organizing and it’s Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund.
  • Black Lesbians United Retreat: The BLU retreat is an opportunity for women of African Descent to celebrate, build community, and share good times with women who love women.
  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) LGBT lives and organizations:From http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/
  • Pride & Promote: Pride & Promote brings together members of the Black same-gender loving (GSL) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of being Black and gay.
  • RedBone Press:  RedBone Press publishes work celebrating the cultures of Black lesbians and gay men, and work that further promotes understanding between Black gays and lesbians and the Black mainstream.
  • National Black Justice Coalition: A civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • The Center for Black Equality: Our mission is to promote a multinational LGBT network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility and self-determination.
  • Unity Fellowship Church Movement:  A movement of churches across the U.S. whose primary work is to proclaim the sacredness of all life, focusing on empowering those who have been oppressed and made to feel excluded and ashamed.
  • New Beginnings Life Center: To connect people with God and to provide opportunities to build relationships while becoming followers of Christ.
  • The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry: The African American Roundtable at CLGS (AART) seeks the full inclusion of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in communities of faith and the mobilization of Black communities of faith in support of social justice for LGBT people
  • Operation: Rebirth:  The first website dedicated to ending the religious and spiritual abuse against Black gays and lesbians inflicted by Black churches. The website provides resources that assist Black gays and lesbians on reclaiming their religion and spirituality.

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Community Organizations

  • Equality Inland Empire: EQIE is an independent coalition of LGBTQI/allied individuals and organizations working together to achieve equality for LGBTQI individuals in the Inland Empire and beyond.
  • Long Beach LGBTQ Center: As the central core of the Greater Long Beach LGBTQ communities we offer assistance and provide education about emotional and physical health, housing, cultural and social activities, and legal and social justice. We advocate for the inclusion of all with no judgment or restrictions based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center: The Los Angeles LGBT Center traces its roots to 1969 when the founders of the organization first began providing client services. Today the Center’s more than 450 employees and 3,000 volunteers provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world focused on Health, Social Services & Housing, Culture & Education, and Leadership & Advocacy.
  • PFLAG – Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays: PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Intersex Resources

  • Intersex Society of North America: The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
  • InterAct: Inter/Act is a youth program for intersex youth (14-25), run by intersex youth, for sharing stories, raising intersex awareness, and changing the world.
  • AIS-DSD Support Group: A support group dedicated to helping people with AIS or other Differences of Sex Development, or who are intersex.  Support, education, and advocacy.
  • Actually Intersex:  A tumblr community blog aimed at creating an online safe space for intersex individuals.
  • Organization Intersex International:  OII is a decentralized global network of intersex organizations.
  • Intersex Initiative: A Portland, Oregon based national activist and advocacy organization for people born with intersex conditions.
  • Advocates for Informed Choice: a legal organization that advocates for intersex children.

Latinx Resources

  • HONOR Fund: A non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights and freedoms of the Latino LGBT community through leadership development, advocacy and public education.
  • Immigration Equality: Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been proud to support and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom.  As the only LGBT organization with a staff of immigration attorneys, Immigration Equality impacts both the individuals we serve and the immigration system as a whole.
  • The Network/La Red (Bilingual): The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, their work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. They strengthen communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.
  • Unid@s: The mission of Unid@s is to create a multi-issue approach for advocacy, education, and convening of and for our communities. Guided by economic justice, feminist, environmental, and pro-peace values, UNID@S joins a global effort to transform systems and policies to create a just and equitable world.
  • The Wall-Las Memorias Project: Serves low-income and hard to reach communities throughout Los Angeles-educating community members on the importance of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse prevention and community building in the LGBT community.

Native American Resources

  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK): IWOK released the second edition of the groundbreaking Tribal Equity Toolkit: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit and LGBT Justice in Indian Country. Many Indian tribal governing documents are patterned after the U.S. constitution, which means Indigneous traditions and cultures are not always reflected in governing resolutions. The Tribal Equity Toolkit creates ways for Tribal government to adjust their codes and policies to include and reflect the experiences of Two Spirit and LGBT tribal members.
  • City of Angels Two Spirit Society (CATSS): CATSS is a local and community based organization that connects Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Native Americans to culturally relevant social events and activities. We group in a safe alcohol and drug-free environment.
  • GLAAD’s Blog on Native American LGBT Community: GLAAD is leading the conversation for LGBT equality, and changing the culture. As the LGBT movement’s communications epicenter, GLAAD is the principal organization that works directly with news media, entertainment media, cultural institutions and social media.
  • The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center: Addresses the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians through culturally appropriate advocacy, research, education, and policy development in support of healthy indegenious people.
  • Red Circle Project (RCP):  RCP provides culturally competent HIV/AIDS resources, referrals; group level interventions for Native Gay/Two Spirit men and Native transgender individuals; and mobile HIV testing to urban Native community at outreach events such as powwows, cultural events, etc.

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