Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Resources

A national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for LGBT and HIV-positive individuals to have a secure safe haven by providing direct legal services, and impact litigation.


The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP) is committed to assisting folks in building lives outside of detention, to breaking down the barriers that prevent folks from building fulfilling and productive lives, and to keeping queer families intact by demanding an end to deportations/ detention/ policing.


REACH LA’s mission is to train youth of color in Los Angeles, and empower them with skills to develop innovative program initiatives that lead to social change in their own community. 


The Audre Lorde Project is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, trans and gender non-conforming people of color center for community organizing. 


The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender. 


API Equality is a leading organization advocating and organizing for fairness and equality in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and LGBTQ communities.  


The Asian Pacific Gays and Friends Los Angeles (A/PGF) is a support system for gay men and women of Asian/Pacific Islander descent, providing a supportive environment to connect in the community.  


GABRIELA is an organization serving Filipinas in the Los Angeles community, the General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership, and Action (GABRIELA) Los Angeles addresses the rights and welfare of women through education, organizing, campaigns and cultural work.  


The goal of Q&A Space is to provide Asian and Pacific Islander (API) LGBT youth who do wish to come out and are struggling with the process with linguistically appropriate and culturally confident tools and resources to come out to whomever they'd like at whatever time they're comfortable.  


Originally “The Gaysian Project”, the Queer Asian Social Club started in 2018 as a community-oriented Asian-American/Pacific Islander LGBTQIA+ organization dedicated to uplifting Queer & Trans Asian American, Pacific Islander, and South Asians/Desi-Americans in the Los Angeles Area. Queer Asian Social Club on Instagram. 


Satrang is a cultural, social, and support organization providing a safe space to empower and advocate for the rights of the south asian LGBTQ.  


The Black Lesbians United (BLU) retreat is an opportunity for women of African descent to celebrate, build community, and share good times with women who love women.  


The mission of the Center for Black Equity 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.  


Cuties Los Angeles is a Black-owned & operated community space offering in-person and virtual events for queer & trans family. 


Gay Men and African Descent is a group who mobilize to embark on a mission to empower black gay men.  


In The Meantime Men’s Group was created to enrich and empower the lives of intergenerational black men.  


LA Black Pride 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.  


Red Bone 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.  


The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  


Unique Woman’s Coalition (UWC) is dedicated to being a collective voice centering on the narratives and needs of Black Trans culture. 


National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging (ZAMI NOBLA) provides a support base of discussion, information and programming for lesbians with African heritage.  


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.  

BIENESTAR is a social service organization dedicated to positively impacting the health and well-being of the Latino community and other underserved communities in southern California.  


Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (TQLM) seeks to build a national organization to address, organize, educate and advocate for the issues that are important to the LGBTQ Latin@ community.  


Familias por la Diversidad (FDS) is an organization that aims to maintain family unity. They fight for the safety and well-beingof their gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members, giving them support in dealing with a hostile society.

FDS promotes information and education as tools to eradicate hatred, prejudice, homophobia, and all forms of related discrimination.  


The Latinx Roundtable works to promote understanding, acceptance and affirmation of Latino/a LGBTQ persons and their families by transforming Latino/a faith communities and the wider Latino/a community.  


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.  


The Queer Mercado is a Latino marketplace that focuses on LGBTQ+ businesses and brands. 


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.  


Unity Coalition is the first organization for the Latino/Hispanic/LGBTQ2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited) community - advancing equality and fairness- through education, leadership and awareness since 2002.  


Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) encourages acceptance and promotes equality of its gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender and queer/questioning members.

GALAS Instagram


National Native American Aids Prevention Center (NNAAPC) is a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS issues that impact native communities, such as stigma, discrimination, homophobia, complacency, incomplete or absent educational information and many other social issues.

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center Facebook page


The Red Circle Project is an HIV prevention program in Los Angeles County that specifically provides services to the Native American/Alaska native community.  


Two-Spirit Society of Southern California exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people. 

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