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The Pride Center offers this listing as a service to the CSUN community. Inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement by the Pride Center, nor does it assume responsibility for the information contained in those sites.

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CSUN Student Organizations

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Local LGBTQIA+ Centers

Religious/Spiritual Resources

Asexual Resources

  • ACE Los Angeles
    ACE Los Angeles is a social meetup, educational and outreach group for asexuals (ACE for short) and aromantics in the Southern California area. We host social meetups twice a month. Additionally, we raise awareness through outreach and educational presentations and events.
  • Anagnori Ace Tumbler
  • Asexuality 101
    Transcending Boundaries’ Guide to Asexuality
  • The Asexual
    The Asexual is an independent platform elevating discourse on (a)sexuality, gender, and attraction.
  • The Asexual Agenda
    A forum dedicated to giving resources and building (online) community.
  • The Asexuality and Visibility 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.

Bisexual Resources

  • amBi
    A social/activity group for bisexual adults and friends across Greater Los Angeles.
  • American Institute of Bisexuality
    A project designed to introduce our community to the world.
  • BiNetUSA
    Facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities.
  • Bi/Pan/Fluid 101
    Transcending Boundaries' Introduction to Bisexuality, Pansexuality and Related Identities. 
  • Bisexual Resource Center
    Committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.
  • Los Angeles Bi Task Force
    Promotes education, advocacy, and cultural enrichment for the bisexual/fluid/pansexual communities in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Intersex Resources

Lesbian Resources

  • Lesbian Foundation for Justice
    An organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe.
  • Lesbian Herstory Archive
    The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities.
  • Los Angeles Women's Network (LAWN)
    The Los Angeles Women’s Network is a diverse membership organization that supports the Los Angeles LGBT Center's vital services for women and girls by providing opportunities for service, education and networking. 
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
    A national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
  • Vox Femina Los Angeles
    Vox Femina gives women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. Diverse in culture, age, race, belief and sexual identity, we are a chorus committed to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women. Through music, we aim to create a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person.
  • Women On A Roll
    A social organization that strives to enrich the lives of lesbians.

Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Resources

General Resources

  • The Audre Lorde Project
    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
    The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender.
  • Immigration Equality
    A national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive individuals.
  • Reach LA
    Our 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.

Asian and Pacific Islander Resources

  • API Equality
    A 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.
  • Asian Pacific Gays and Friends Los Angeles
    A support system for gay men and women of Asian/Pacific Islander descent.
  • GABRIELA Los Angeles
    An organization serving Filipinas in the Los Angeles community, GABRIELA Los Angeles addresses the rights and welfare of women through education, organizing, campaigns and cultural work.
  • Q&A Space
    The goal of Q&A Space is to provide 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.
  • Satrang: South Asian LGBTIQQ
    Satrang is a cultural, social, and support organization providing a safe space to empower and advocate for the rights of the south asian LGBTIQQ.

Black and African American Resources

  • Black Lesbians United
    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.
  • Center for Black Equity
    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.
  • Gay Men and African Descent
    Gay Men and African Descent is a group who mobilize to embark on a mission to empower black gay men.
  • In The Meantime Men
    In The Meantime Men’s Group was created to enrich and empower the lives of intergenerational black men.
  • LA Black Pride
    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.
  • The National Black Justice Coalition
  • NBJC is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • MUSED
  • National 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.
  • Red Bone Press
    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.
  • ZAMI NOBLA
    ZAMI provides a support base of discussion, information and programming for lesbians with African heritage.
  • Zuna Institute
    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.

Chicanx and Latinx Resources

  • BIENESTAR
    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.
  • Familias por la Diversidad
    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.
  • Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement
    Familia: TQLM seeks to build a national organization to address, organize, educate and advocate for the issues that are important to the LGBTQ Latin@ community.
  • The Latinx Roundtable
    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
    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.
  • Unity Coalition
    The first and only 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.
  • 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

  • National Native American Aids Prevention Center
  • National 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.
  • Red Circle Project
    HIV prevention program in Los Angeles county that specifically provides services to the Native American/Alaska native community.
  • Two-Spirit Society of Southern California
    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.

Middle Eastern Resources

  • Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society
    GALAS encourages acceptance and promote equality of its gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, pansexual, transgender and queer/questioning members.
  • Iranian Queer Organization
    IRQO mission is to defend human and civil rights of Iranian gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transsexual individuals living in Iran or as refugees in diaspora.

Deaf Queer Resources

  • Deafrad
  • Deaf Queer Resource Center
    The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.
  • Planet Deaf Queer
    A community website devoted to empowering the deaf queer community and our allies through information, knowledge, visibility, resources, support and activism.

HIV/AIDS Resources

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation
    A global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 200,000 patients in 28 countries.
  • AIDS Info
    Offers information on HIV/AIDS prevention, research, and treatment.
  • AIDS Project Los Angeles
    We serve more than 11,000 with first-rate HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs and fight for smart, effective HIV-related public policy.
  • AIDS Web Site
    Expand visibility of timely and relevant federal HIV policies, programs, and resources to the American public.
  • Black Women for Wellness
    Committed to healing, educating, inspiring, and supporting black women, so we may tap our personal power to enhance and improve our health and well-being.
  • The Body
    The complete HIV/AIDS resource page.
  • California HIV/AIDS Service Referrals
    Our services are designed to facilitate program collaboration in sharing information, resources, published materials, research, and trends among the four diseases.
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) — HIV
    Our mission consists of preventing HIV infection and reducing the incidence of HIV-related illness and death.
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles - Center for Transyouth Health and Development
    The center offers multiple services for transgender youth aimed at addressing HIV and supporting youth leadership development including HIV testing, trannyrockstar (an evidenced-based intervention designed to engage youth in influencing positive social norms) and partnerships with projects designed to engage youth in leadership development training opportunities.
  • Common Ground
    We’re unique. Small, effective and responsive to our community’s needs, we provide an evolving mix of services which help make the west side of Los Angeles a healthier place.
  • Free HIV Testing Sites & Care Services
    Find free HIV testing facilities near you.
  • In The Meantime Men
    Our 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.
  • LA County Commission on HIV
    The commission reflects the thoughts, views and actions of different Los Angeles county communities, people with HIV, providers serving them, public health interests and other perspectives impacted by this devastating epidemic.
  • LA County Office of AIDS Programs and Policy
    Respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Los Angeles County by preventing its spread, maximizing health and social outcomes, and coordinating effective and efficient targeted services.
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center
    HIV testing services at L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center.
  • Mpowerment Project
    The Mpowerment Project is a model HIV prevention program that has been specifically designed to address the needs of young gay and bisexual men.
  • Office of AIDS
    HIV/AIDS resources and information on HIV testing and prevention.
  • Project Inform
    Project Inform encourages the development of better treatments and cures for both HIV and hepatitis C.
  • Women Alive — Resources for and by women with HIV and AIDS
    Our goal is to advocate, collaborate, and educate to improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of women.
  • Young Men's Connection program
    Dedicated to reducing the spread of HIV and reduce/eliminate substance use among young men who have sex with men and who are African-American or Latino.

Advocacy Resources

  • American Civil Liberties Union — LGBT Project
    Our purpose is to create a society where all LGBT people enjoy the constitutional rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy and freedom of expression and association.
  • Equality California
    Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender civil rights organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society.
  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
    GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
  • Human Rights Campaign
    As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.
  • L.A. County LGBT Child Abuse Prevention Council
    Promote the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth and children in Los Angeles County, and facilitate their transition to early adulthood by educating communities, parents, families, caregivers and mandated reporters about sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Lambda Legal
    Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
  • National Association of LGBT Community Centers (CenterLink)
    CenterLink exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.
  • National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce
    We bolster the strength of local LGBT activism in rural enclaves, small towns and cities nationwide.
  • Outfest
    The leading organization that promotes LGBT equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on screen.
  • PFLAG
    Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer 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.
  • Transgender Law Center
    Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

Gay Resources

Health and Wellness Resources

  • BIENESTAR
    A social service organization dedicated to positively impacting the health and well-being of the Latino community and other underserved communities in Southern California.
  • Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center
    We provide LGBT-affirmative counseling to address bullying and oppression and to nurture a new generation of empowered LGBTQ persons and leaders.
  • LifeWorks
    LifeWorks is a youth development and mentoring program of the LA Gay and Lesbian Center.
  • Los Angeles Gender Center
    The Los Angeles Gender Center provides an environment of safety, support and understanding for exploring gender and sexuality.
  • National Coalition for LGBT Health (HealthHIV)
    HealthHIV is a national nonprofit working with organizations, communities, and health care providers to advance effective prevention, care, and support for people living with, or at risk for, HIV and HCV through education and training, technical assistance and capacity building, advocacy, and health services research and evaluation.
  • The Network/La Red
    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.
  • Methology
    Crystal methamphetamine is a dangerous and highly addictive drug. If it — or other any other substance — is becoming a problem in your life, or in the life of someone close to you, the Los Angeles LGBT Center offers affordable services to help.
  • Trans Lifeline
    Trans Lifeline is a 501(C)(3) non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
  • The Trevor Project
    Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Employment Resources

  • Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
    The LAGLCC promotes business networking among our members and within our community at large.
  • Out & Equal LGBT Equality in the Workplace
    Out & Equal are your go to workplace advocates. They have resources and events to give you support on being out in the workplace.
  • Out for Work
    Out for Work functions as a complimentary component in the total educational experience of LGBT students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation and implementation of career plans and opportunities.
  • Pride @ Work
    Pride @ Work is a nonprofit organization that represents LGBT union members and their allies.
  • Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP)
    Unfortunately, discrimination in the workplace against transgender people is still alarmingly common. That’s why the Los Angeles LGBT Center offers services to help transgender women and men develop professional skills, find employment with trans-friendly employers and thrive in the workplace.

Education/College Resources

  • oSTEM
    Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for the LGBTQA communities in the STEM fields.
  • Campus Pride
    Serves LGBT and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive campuses.
  • Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
    Our goal is to critically transform higher education environments so that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni/ae have equity in every respect.
  • Friends Of Project 10
    A youth-focused organization that supports programs, both in and out of school, which emphasize nondiscrimination and equality for LGBT youth.
  • Gay Lesbian Education Straight Network
    The leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.
  • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Network
    A national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources.
  • ONE Archives Foundation
    The oldest active lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) organization with the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world.
  • Out for Undergrad
    Our mission is to help high-achieving LGBTQ undergraduates reach their full potential. (Business, engineering, marketing and technology fields).

Disability Resources

  • AXIS Dance Company
    One of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Through the outreach programs AXIS brings physically integrated dance outside the studio and into schools, community centers, independent living centers, and to countless organizations seeking to learn more about dance, disability and collaboration.
  • Bent
    An online magazine ran by gay disabled men. They stopped writing in 2007, but all of their issues are online.
  • Blind LGBTQ Pride International
    The purpose of Blind LGBT Pride is to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are LGBT By providing a forum for the views and concerns of visually impaired persons interested in issues facing those who are LGBT.
  • Come As You Are
    Online store that sells sex toys and other things to make sex even better. They have done a lot of work on being inclusive to people with disabilities.
  • Eli Clare
    Eli Clare weaves hope, critical analysis, and compassionate storytelling together in his work on disability and queerness, insisting on the twine of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.
  • Queerability
    Queerability seeks to increase visibility of LGBTQ disabled people by honoring the intersection of the disability and LGBTQ experience.
  • Queer Disability Group
    This listserve is for the discussion of Queer/Disability (Q/D) issues, focused on the development of ideas, challenging existing norms, and providing much needed information for the Q/D community. 

Leather and Kink

  • Avatar Club Los Angeles
    Avatar Club Los Angeles, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing information and education about safe, and consensual bondage, discipline, kinky and sadomasochistic (BDSM) sex between adults.
  • BDSM Communities and the Intersection of Queerness
    Explaining the history of and connections between BDSM and the queer community.
  • FetLife
    FetLife is a free social network for the BDSM and fetish community.
  • Los Angeles Leather Coalition (LALC)
    LALC is a non-profit 501(c)4 organization which facilitates communications and mutual understanding among different segments of the leather-affiliated community, as well as promotes unity through cooperative endeavors that offer entertainment, education, social interaction, and community service.
  • So what is BDSM?
    Not safe for work. A detailed description of what BDSM is, what it consists of, and myths surrounding the lifestyle.
  • Threshold
    Threshold Society is a Los Angeles BDSM/Leather Club located in North Hollywood. It is a non-profit [501(c)] social organization concerned with exploring and enjoying the world of bondage, discipline, sado-masochism and related activities. They are active in the local community, and Threshold is considered the first place for those who are interested in the BDSM lifestyle to explore.
  • Two Knotty Boys
    Dan and JD aim to demystify rope bondage and to provide instruction for safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing ties for the bedroom and beyond.

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