Skip to Main Content

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Heritage Month and LGBTQ Resources: LGBTQ Resources — Campus, Local, National

A guide highlighting campus events and library resources - books, articles, websites, films, about the LGBTQ experience.

Campus Resources - LGBTQ Clubs


This club is an LGBTQ rights activist club. It is a safe space for students, staff and faculty who can feel free to be themselves as well as talk, teach and learn about LGBTQ history, rights and issues.

 Social Action for Gender
 Equality Club (SAGE)

This group is for Foothill College students, staff and faculty with a passion for Social Action towards Gender Equality.

Educational Resources for LGBTQ Students

Bay Area LGBTQ Resources & Organizations

Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center  (Santa Clara County)
South Bay center promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness for the LGBT community.

County of San Mateo Pride Initiative
Supports LGBT communities living and working in San Mateo County.

Diversity Center (Santa Cruz)
Dedicated to enhancing lives and promoting fairness for LGBTIQ in Santa Cruz County.

East Bay Network (EBN)
Provides social activities and information for the adult LGBT community in SF Bay Area.

Outlet (Mountain View - Community Health Awareness Council - CHAC)
Serves LGBT people, ages 13-25, through counseling, support services and community-building social activities.


CUAV (Community United Against Violence), SF
(415) 333-HELP  For LGBT people dealing with violence or abuse, leave a message on the HELP LINE.  Services require an intake assessment.

LGBTQIA Human Rights Coalition - Stop the Hate!
Gives suggestions of what to do if a person has been victimized in a hate crime or incident.
Hate Crime National Hot Line:  1-206-350-HATE
Hate Crimes Hot Line - U.S. Commission of Civil Rights:   1-800-552-6843

GLBT National Help Center
     GLBT National Help Line:  1-888-843-4564
     GLBT National Youth Hotline   1-800-246-7743
For young adults up to 25 years of age


National LGBTQ Organizations & Resources

ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union - LGBT Rights Project
The mission of this project is to fight discrimination against LGBT individuals and families.

American Library Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT)
Serves the information needs of the GLBT professional library community and the GLBT information and access needs of individuals at large.

Campus Pride
A nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups developing resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.  Includes link to Campus Pride National Scholarship Database.

COLAGE - Children of Gays and Lesbians Everywhere
Supports and advocates for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families.

GLAAD - Gay & Lesbians Allaince Against Defamation
Promotes fair and accurate representation of people and events in the media to eliminate homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
National education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

Human Rights Campaign
Civil rights lobbyiing organization that advocates for equality on behalf of all LGBT Americans.  

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
Focuses on international aspects of gay and lesbian human rights. Works with local activists to confront human rights violations at home.

Lambda Legal
National legal organization supporting the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV through litigation, education and public policy work.

PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
An organization committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through support, education and advocacy. PFLAG chapters located in Sunnyvale, San Cruz, San Francisco, Oakland/East Bay and Danville/San Ramon.