Students and School Resources

California Safe Schools Coalition
CSSC works to eliminate discrimination and harassment on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity in California schools.

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network
Empowering youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in the schools

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

LGBTQQ Centers and Youth Organizations

Looking for a center near you? CenterLink’s directory of LGBT community centers in the US and internationally is online in a new and improved format.

National Center for Lesbian Rights provides a Legal Information Helpline as a service to all members of the LGBT community and allies. The Legal Information Helpline provides basic information about laws that affect LGBT people, including family law, and about resources available for people who are facing discrimination or other civil rights issues.

Santa Clara County Resources

Outlet empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13-18 living on the Peninsula and South Bay through support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy.

PFLAG San Jose
Local chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG).

Bill Wilson Center
Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter
The Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter offers short-term housing for runaway, homeless, and other troubled youth (ages 11-17). Individual, group, and family counseling is provided to restore family ties when possible, and to stabilize the lives of homeless youth to avoid victimization from street life.

Drop-in Center
The Drop-in Center in downtown San Jose helps homeless at-risk youth, ages 12 – 22, by providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. The program also provides more comprehensive services including counseling, living skills training, job readiness training, housing assistance, health education (including HIV prevention) and links to other services, such as access to legal services and health care.

LACY Legal Advocates for Children & Youth
LACY provides free legal representation, advocacy, and information to minors in Santa Clara County, and educates several minors, parents, service providers, and attorneys on legal issues relevant to minors.

Crisis Lines

24-7 Line for Youth
(888) 247-7717
A free hotline for youth ages 7-24, providing supportive listening, crisis intervention, and information and referrals. Youth may call the line ANYTIME FOR ANY REASON.

The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.

National Runaway Switchboard
The National Runaway Switchboard gives help and hope to youth and their families by providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals through a 24-hour hotline.

Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.
24-hour Safety Line: (415) 333-HELP (4357)

Health and Wellness

Apoyo para Jovenes GLBTQ (for Spanish-speaking GLBTQ youth).

Family Acceptance Project
Based at San Francisco State University, the Family Acceptance Project researches how to improve family wellness and offers support to families with LGBTQ members.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood health centers offer you the health care you need. Our caring and knowledgeable staff provide a wide range of services – including services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients.

Sex positive sexuality education for youth and young adults.

Sex Etc.
Website that offers answers about sex for teens.

YouthResource a Web site by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) young people, takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to LGBTQ youth.