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The Official Web Site of the City and County of San Francisco
Website: www.sfgov.org

AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)
Telephone: (415) 701-1100
Website: www.alrp.org
ALRP assists persons living with HIV or AIDS with legal matters.

All Our Families Coalition
Telephone: (415) 665-8641
Website: www.allourfamilies.org
Promotes the civil rights and well being of families and individuals whose civil rights are at risk through education, advocacy, and grassroots community organizing.

Alternative Family Project
Telephone: (415) 431-6404
Website: http://mc01.equinox.net/users/a/afp/
Counseling and support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender families and their members and children.

American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
Telephone: (415) 621-2493
Website: www.aclunc.org
The ACLU is a national organization dedicated to defending the civil liberties of all people.

Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Telephone: (415) 292-3400
TTY: (415) 292-3410
Website: www.apiwellness.org
Provides health and HIV/STD information targeting the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

The Bar Association of San Francisco Lawyer Referral Service
Telephone: (415) 989-1616
Website: www.sfbar.org/lrs
Provide various legal services and helps to achieve equality in the legal profession for minorities, women, gay men and lesbians.

Bay Area Career Women
Telephone: (415) 865-5630
Website: www.bacw.org
BACW is a 501C 3 not-for-profit organization where women who love women come to network, to socialize and to give back to the community.

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Telephone: (415) 956-5764
Website: www.balif.org
Helps the LGBT community to get their voice heard in the justice system and helps to combat all forms of discrimination.

Bay Area Young Positives
Telephone: (415) 487-1616
E-mail: baypoz@aol.com
This project uses a staff of paid and volunteer youth to help support HIV positive youth 26 and under.

Black Coalition on AIDS, Inc.
Telephone: (415) 615-9945
Website: www.bcoa.org
Provides services through education and advocacy to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the black community.

California Association for Pride and Equality (CAPE)
Telephone: (562) 439-7304
Website: www.calcape.org
CAPE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-based, statewide advocacy organization representing the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Central City Hospitality House
Telephone: (415) 749-2113
Website:www.hospitalityhouse.org
Helps homeless and at risk youth and adults develop the self-expression skills necessary to maintain self-esteem.

Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere (COLAGE SF/Bay Area)
Telephone: (415) 861-5437
Website: www.colage.org
Colage's mission is to help foster the growth of daughters and sons of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents.

Community United Against Violence
Telephone: (415) 777-5500
Website: www.xq.com/cuav/index.html
Provides a number of services to help combat hate-crimes and violence in the LGBT community.

Deaf Gay and Lesbian Center
TTY: (415) 255-0700
Website: www.dcara.org/dglc
Serves the serve the needs of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.

 

Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Telephone: (415) 703-4175
  (510) 622-2941 (Oakland)
  (800) 884-1684 (within California)
TTY: (800) 700-2320
Website: www.dfeh.ca.gov
Helps protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation and hate violence.

Employment Law Center
Telephone: (415) 864-8848 (800) 864-4900
Website: www.employmentlawcenter.org
Promotes the stability of low income and disadvantaged workers by addressing the issues that affect their ability to be self-sufficient.

Equal Rights Advocates
Telephone: (415) 621-0672
Website: www.equalrights.org
Helps protect and secure legal rights and economic opportunities for women through litigation.

FilipinoTask Force on AIDS
Telephone: (415) 920-2630
Website: www.ftfa.org
Mission is to educate the Filipino community about HIV and the AIDS epidemic, and to provide support services to those affected by HIV.

FTM - International
Telephone: (415) 553-5987
Website: www.ftm-intl.org
Largest, longest-running educational organization serving FTM transgendered people and transsexual men. Holds support groups and publishes a newsletter.

G40+
Telephone: (415) 552-1997
E-mail: ptofsf@cs.com
A social group for gay/bi men 40 and over.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Telephone: (415) 861-2244
Website: www.glaad.org
Dedicated to ensuring fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBT community in the media and to eliminate homophobia.

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society of Northern California
Telephone: (415) 777-5455
Website: www.glbthistory.org
Preserves, collects and promotes an active knowledge of the arts, history, and culture of sexually diverse people.

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association/Gay & Lesbian Physician Referral
Telephone: (415) 255-4547
Website: www.glma.org
GLMA works to maximize the quality of health and health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, to promote full civil rights, and to foster a professional climate in which our diverse members can achieve their full potential.

Gay & Lesbian Outreach to Elders
Telephone: (415) 626-7000
Website: www.newleafservices.org
Serving approximately 400 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender participants age 60 and over from their 1874 Market Street location, New Leaf Outreach to Elders provides a range of free social services and activities promoting independent living.

Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN -San Francisco/East Bay)
Telephone: (510) 338-0880
Website: www.glsen-sfeb.org
Works to ensure that every member of the school community is respected no matter what their sexual orientation or identity.

Golden Gate Business Association
Telephone: (415) 441-3651
Website: www.ggba.com
For over 28 years, GGBA has been a dynamic and active voice for the Bay Area's gay, lesbian and supportive business and professional community.

Harvey Milk Institute
Telephone: (415) 552-7200
Website: www.harveymilk.org
The mission of the Harvey Milk Institute (HMI) is to foster the development and examination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer culture and community in the Bay Area and beyond.

Human Rights Campaign
Telephone: (202) 628-4160
Website: www.hrc.org
Work for lesbian and gay equal rights.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Telephone: (415) 255-8680
Website: www.iglhrc.org
IGLHRC's mission is to protect and advance the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.

Intersex Society of North America
Telephone: (707) 283-0036
Website www.isna.org
Devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anomaly of the reproductive system.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Telephone: (323) 937-2728
Website: www.lambdalegal.org
The nation's oldest and largest legal organization dedicated to the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

Latino AIDS Services/Instituto Familiar de la Raza
Telephone: (415) 647-5450
Provides HIV/AIDS services primarily for the Latino community.

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC)
Telephone: (415) 703-6150
Website: www.lyric.org
LYRIC brings LGBTQQ youth togther to build a peer-based community that empowers them to end isoation; create a progressive queer youth voice; increase well-beng and self-esteem; and change the communities in which they live.

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
Telephone: (415) 437-2257
Website: www.sfgaycenter.org
The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center will be home to a dynamic range of organizations and activities that support the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals of every race, gender, age, sexuality, and socio-economic status.

Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services
Telephone: (415) 565-7667
Website: www.sfccc.org/clinics/lmwhs.htm
Provide quality, affordable, nonjudgmental, comprehensive health care and health education for women, by women. We are committed to serving all women with a focus on lesbians and special outreach to women of color, low income women, older women and women with disabilities.

Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services
Telephone: (415) 554-7111
Website: sfgov.org/mons
Acts as a liaison between the City's neighborhoods and City government to assure the voice of the neighborhood is heard and neighborhood problems and concerns are effectively handled.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
Telephone: (415) 392-6257
Website: www.nclrights.org
National legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families.

National Gay Lesbian Task Force
Telephone: (202) 332-6483
Website: www.ngltf.org
A national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement.

Native American AIDS Project
Telephone: (415) 522-2460
Website:www.sfo.com/~denglish/naap
Offers services to the Native American community living with HIV/AIDS.

New Leaf Services
Telephone: (415) 626-7000
TDD: (415) 252-8376
Website: www.newleafservices.org
A multi-purpose out-patient counseling center. New Leaf is one of the nation's largest counseling centers for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Office of Citizen Complaints
Telephone: (415) 597-7711
TTY: (415) 597-6770
Website: sfgov.org/occ
City agency whose purpose is to investigate complaints against San Francisco Police officers. It is staffed by civilians who have never been police officers in San Francisco.

Openhouse fka Rainbow Adult Community Housing
Telephone: (415) 281-0800
Website: www.openhouse-sf.org
Mission is to create and sustain a residential community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors in San Francisco.

Out And Equal
Telephone: (415) 439-4272
Website: www.outandequal.org
Goal is to provide services and programs that promote equality for all individuals, especially the LGBT community, families, and allies, in the workplace.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Telephone: (415) 921-8850
Website: www.backdoor.com/pflagsf
Committed to help change negative attitudes and to create an environment of understanding so that all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people can live with dignity and respect.

Positive Resource Center
Telephone: (415) 777-0333
Website: www.positiveresource.org
Mission is to assist people affected by HIV/AIDS through culturally appropriate counseling, education and advocacy in making informed choices which maximize available benefits and employment opportunities.

Project Inform
Telephone: (800) 822-7422
Website: www.projinf.org
Provides vital information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV disease. Advocates for enlightened regulatory, research, and funding policies. Inspires people to make informed choices and to choose hope over despair.

Project Open Hand
Telephone: (415) 447-2300
Website: www.openhand.org
Delivers meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, seniors and critically ill persons under 60 years old.

Proyecto Contra SIDA por Vida
Telephone: (415) 864-7278
Website: www.pcpv.org
A sex positive, neighborhood-based, multigender Latina/o bisexual, lesbian, transgender and gay community building organization.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Telephone: (415) 541-8580
Website: www.rencenter.org
Founded in 1985 to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacity of socially and economically diverse people and thereby strengthen our communities through the creation of new and sustainable businesses, new jobs, and the promotion of financial self-sufficiency.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Telephone: (800) 367-AIDS
Website: www.sfaf.org
Provides various services for those living with HIV/AIDS.

San Francisco National Organization for Women (SF NOW)
Telephone: (415) 861-8880
Website: www.sfnow.org
Founded in 1966, NOW has grown into the largest women's rights organization in this country.

San Francisco Women's Center, The Women's Building
Telephone: (415) 431-1180
Website: www.womensbuilding.org
The Women's Building is the only place in San Francisco that offers both the physical and emotional space for women, regardless of age, sexuality, race, or class, to build their own community.

Shanti
Telephone: (415) 674-4700
Website: www.shanti.org
Offer various resources and counseling to those living with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and caregivers.

Stop AIDS Project
Telephone: (415) 575-0155
Website: www.stopaids.org
Nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing HIV transmission among all gay, bisexual, and transgendered men in San Francisco through multicultural, community-based organizing.

Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center
Telephone: (415) 431-7476
Website: www.tarcsf.org
Community Center that offers resources and counseling for HIV/AIDS and various other services.

Tom Waddell Health Center
Telephone: (415) 554-2950
Website: www.dph.sf.ca.us/chn/hlthctrs/tomwadell.htm
Offers comprehensive primary care to transgendered people while addressing the unique needs of the population.

Transgender San Francisco
Website: www.transgender.org/tgsf
Offers services and support to the transgender community.

University of California at San Francisco AIDS Health Project
Telephone: (415) 476-3902
Website: http://www.ucsf-ahp.org/
Does work, research, and trainings around the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Volunteer Legal Services Program of the San Francisco Bar Association
Telephone: (415) 989-1616
Website: www.sfbar.org/vlsp
Offers legal assistance to low-income people.

Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Disease
Telephone: (510) 986-0340
Website: www.womenhiv.org
WORLD is a diverse community of women living with HIV/AIDS and their supporters working together to: Provide support and information to women with HIV/AIDS and their friends, family & loved ones.