This directory contains information about LGBTQ+ affirming and competent service providers, agencies, and resources, including counseling, support groups, medical providers, and much more. These resources are specific to the greater Los Angeles area. If you know of any other resources that should be included, please let us know! Please be advised – the agencies and resources on this document are listed for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the quality of services is intended by Extraordinary Families.

Contact info@extraordinaryfamilies for more information.


  • The Los Angeles LGBT Center works to build a world where LGBT people can thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. They are the largest provider of programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The organization is focused mainly on four key areas: health, social services and housing, culture and education, and leadership/advocacy. As a valuable addition to their services, our very own Rob Hennig serves as a volunteer attorney for the center’s legal referral program.

McDonald/Wright Building
1625 N. Schrader Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6213

 The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Youth Center on Highland
1220 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Los Angeles LGBT Center-WeHo
8745 Santa Monica Blvd., 2nd Floor
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Highland Annex
1220 N. Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Mi Centro
553 S. Clarence St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

  • Los Angeles Gender Center: Provides an environment of support, understanding, and safety while helping people explore issues of gender and sexuality. The center specializes in gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexuality, relationships, and intimacy, and offers counseling for individuals, couples, and families, among other things.

(310) 475-8880
[email protected]

  • The Long Beach LGBT Center has been providing a variety of service programs to the LGBTQ community in the Greater Long Beach area for three decades. The Center serves over 25,000 people a year through an array of services such as support groups, workshops and seminars, youth services, free HIV & STI testing, legal assistance, domestic violence services, employment referrals, mental health counseling, cultural and social activities including the QFilm Festival, educational forums, and a thriving volunteer program with an active database of over 300 volunteers. The Center engages, empowers, and advocates with the goal of achieving a more equitable society and fosters an ever-improving quality of life for the LGBTQ community.

2017 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 434-4455

  • San Fernando Valley LGBT Community Center is a broad-based coalition made up of organizations serving the LGBT population in the San Fernando Valley.  Special efforts are centralized around specifically outreaching to the Latino population in order to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance while diminishing stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. The Center offers youth and adult workshops, counseling, community events, an arts education program, and youth conference meetings.

1123 Glenoaks Boulevard, Suite 11
Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 890-5428

  • The South Bay LGBT Center’s mission is to provide a focal point for the members of the LGBT community in the South Bay for education, social interaction, personal growth, and political power, and to foster public understanding of the LGBT community.

16610 Crenshaw BLVD.
Torrance, CA 90504
[email protected]


  • The Village Family Services – Project Q offers LGBTQ support groups for LGBTQ youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness every Thursday from 4-6pm at its drop-in center; quarterly social events open to LGBTQ youth and allies; and caregiver workshops.

6736Laurel Canyon Boulevard
#200 North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 755-8786
[email protected]

  • Transforming Families: A Los Angeles based family support group creating a positive environment for children, adolescents, and their families to explore issues of gender identity. Parents have the opportunity to discuss the challenging issues, raise questions, seek and share resources, and listen to the experiences of others. They have groups for parents/caregivers (18 and over), youth (13-24), teens (10-13), and siblings (13-24). To ensure the privacy of the families attending, they do not publish the time, date, or location of support groups. If you’d like to attend a Transforming Family meeting, please contact them here:

 [email protected] and/or [email protected]
(818) 254-9654; (855) 543-7436

  • Southern California Transgender Counseling (SCTC) is a Los Angeles psychotherapy practice dedicated to the needs of all individuals with any gender concerns. SCTC provides a safe, non-judgmental space where appreciation for the uniqueness of each personal journey guides the therapeutic gender exploration. As acceptance of gender is central to acceptance of the self, SCTC’s goal is to engage in a supportive, sensitive and empathic process of discovery and resolution. SCTC also considers friends, families and significant others, for their lives become impacted by movement toward self and gender definition. Together with the individual we aim to create a holistic framework where optimism and hope for the future of the true self become reality.

Phone: 310-281-9658
Email: mailto:[email protected]

  • LifeWorks (LA Gay and Lesbian Center): A youth development and mentoring program that offers one on one peer and group mentoring opportunities for LGBTQ youth ages 12-24. Their goal is to help LGBTQ youth to realize their goals and dreams with a safe space, positive and affirming role models, and workshops and activities that are fun and educational.

The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. Mccadden Plan
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 860-7373
[email protected]

  • Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) Los Angeles Chapter: Unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

Meets at the Village
1125 N. McCadden Place,
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: 323-995-7430
mailto:[email protected]

  • PFLAG Los Angeles: Unites people who identify as LGBTQ with families, friends, and allies, and is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. The LA Chapter meetings offer tremendous acceptance, understanding, information, resources and support.
  • PopLuck Club: “A community of gay dads building families through fostering, adoption, co-parenting, and surrogacy.” Hosts a new member orientationon the second Sunday of each month at 11:00 am, a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Offers quarterly pot luck meals at noon, a perfect time for prospective dads to meet others who have traveled their path.
  • Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center: Provides free LGBTQ-affirmative counseling and healing psychotherapeutic services to youth under 25 and their families in the greater Los Angeles area.

Antioch University
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: 323-953-5130
Email: [email protected]


  • The Trevor Project is the first national crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. This organization provides suicide prevention services, plus crisis intervention to young people via in-person and online efforts through their hotline (Trevor Lifeline), a chat room service (TrevorChat), TrevorSpace and Trevor Education Workshops.

PO Box 69232
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 271-8845
[email protected]
Crisis hotline: 1-866-488-7386 

  • ­The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections, and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of LGBT volunteers, the help center operates an LGBT National Hotline and LGBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.LGBT National Youth Talkline:
    Phone: 1-800-246-PRIDE {7743}
    Email: [email protected]
    HOURS: M-F 1-9pm; Sat 9am-2pm

LGBT National Hotline: Provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. They speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and more. All of our services are free and confidential.

Phone: 1-888-843-4564
Email: [email protected]
HOURS: M-F 4pm-midnight; Sat 9am-2pm

Safe School Resources

24-Hour Crisis Line:

  • GSA Network (Gay-Straight Alliance Network): A next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trans-queer, transgender and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities. Its overall strategy for fighting for educational justice is to work with grassroots, youth-led groups and GSAs, empowering them to educate their schools and communities, advocate for just policies that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment and violence, and organize in coalition with other youth groups across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression.California Regional Office:
    (213) 529-4822
    [email protected]
  • Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs, and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
  • Athlete Ally is a nonprofit organization that provides public awareness campaigns, educational programming, and tools and resources to foster inclusive sports communities. The organization mobilizes Ambassadors in collegiate, professional and Olympic sports who work to foster “allyship” in their athletic environments. The programs include Ambassadors from over 80 colleges and over 100 professional athletes.

GLSEN Los Angeles
PO Box 641504
Los Angeles, CA 90064
[email protected]


  • Richard Horowitz, MD, F.A.C.P., is board certified in internal medicine and has been a clinical faculty member of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since 1991. Dr. Horowitz received his medical degree from Université François Rabelais in Tours, France in 1983. He completed a fellowship in reproductive immunology at Institute Louis Pasteur in Paris and was Chief Medical Resident of internal medicine at New York’s Mount Sinai City Hospital until 1986. He has been the Chairman and member of Executive Committees at several Los Angeles hospitals, in addition to his academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical Center. A private practitioner and specialist in the area of hormonal reassignment, Dr. Horowitz is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. He is the consulting physician for Southern California Transgender Counseling and Hormone Consultant for Gender Wellness of Los Angeles.

8635 W. 3rd. St.
Suite 885
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310-358-7200
Fax: 310-358-7211

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and advanced illnesses. It is listed under the Human Rights Campaign 2016 LGBT Healthcare Equality Index.

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310-423-3277

  • Mary’s Medical Center Long Beach was founded in August 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to serve the healthcare needs of Long Beach and the surrounding communities. Today, the hospital and clinics continue to deliver quality medical services and programs. Our commitment is to provide the best patient experience for everyone who needs our care. It is the policy of Dignity Health and St. Mary Medical Center not to: exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against, any participants, beneficiaries, applicants, and employees, including sensory-impaired persons; do so on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and do so in admission to, participation in, or in receipt of the services and benefits of any of its programs and activities or in employment therein. The medical center is listed under the Human Rights Campaign 2016 LGBT Healthcare Equality Index.

1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: 562-491-9000

  • LAC + USC Medical Center is one of the largest public hospitals in the country. Through its affiliations with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health, it is one of the premier academic teaching hospitals in the nation and one of the state’s leading hospitals for training health professionals. LAC+USC operates special units that serve patients from throughout Southern California, including a Burn Center, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a Level-One Trauma Center for the most severe injuries. LAC+USC is home to the Rand Schrader HIV/AIDS Clinic, the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) offering medical, mental health, protective, and social services to over 20,000 victims of family violence and sexual assault each year, and a renowned medical clinic for children at risk for or already in foster care. The medical center is listed under the Human Rights Campaign 2016 LGBT Healthcare Equality Index.

2051 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323-409-1000

  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments. GLMA provides an online directory where you can search for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists and other health professionals in your area.
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Center for Transyouth Health and Development: The Center for Transyouth Health and Development promotes healthy futures for transyouth by providing services, research, training and capacity building that is developmentally informed, affirmative, compassionate and holistic for gender non-conforming children and transyouth. The Center’s Medical services include a thorough evaluation of transgender patients including 1) gaining an understanding of the youth’s experience of gender non-conformity 2) and an assessment of medical readiness for hormones. Physicians determine, in collaboration with the youth, mental health therapists, ancillary support staff and families, the best treatment plan for each individual. It is listed under the Human Rights Campaign 2016 LGBT Healthcare Equality Index.

5000 Sunset Blvd., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-5372
Email[email protected]

Legal/Civil Rights

  • Lambda Legal: The oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve 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.

Western Regional Office
4221 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #280
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 382-7600

  • A. Gay and Lesbian Center Legal Clinic: Offers one-on-one attorney consultations on a no- or low-cost basis to those who need counsel regarding a wide-range of legal issues, including but not limited to business, civil rights, consumer criminal, employment, family, government benefits, immigration, insurance, landlord/tenant issues, personal injury, and wills and estates.

1625 Schrader Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 993-7670
[email protected]

  • Equality California is a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization with offices in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Sacramento and the Bay Area. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of LGBT Californians by working to achieve and maintain full and lasting equality, acceptance and social justice for LGBT communities in California and elsewhere. Their efforts include working towards advancements of LGBT Californians’ health and wellbeing through direct healthcare service advocacy and education. Equality California also sponsors legislation to achieve equality and legal protections for the LGBT community. Equality California works in partnership with California’s LGBT Legislative Caucus — monitoring thousands of bills and leading California’s efforts to defeat legislation that harms the California LGBT community and their family members.

202 W 1st Street
Suite 3-0130
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (323) 848-9801
Fax: (323) 848-9246

  • API Equality-LA is an advocate for the fair treatment of same-sex couples and marriage equality for same-sex couples in the Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander (API) LGBT community. Their mission is to “create a society that celebrates the loves and lives of all people — free from discrimination and injustice.” API Equality-LA volunteers participate in parades and protests and organize educational events geared toward social justice issues, and more. Over 50 organizations and Los Angeles community leaders have endorsed the organization.

1137 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 580-1800
[email protected]

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Project: The ACLU works to ensure that LGBTQ people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. If you’ve been mistreated or harassed based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status, the ACLU might be able to help.


  • Gays With Kids (GWK) is the world’s largest and only resource, website, and social network dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of gay, bi and trans dads and dads-to-be. GWK’s mission is to inspire, inform and guide gay, bi and trans men throughout their journey of family building, and then to support these dads to live their best authentic lives while navigating fatherhood.
  • HRC Parenting Resources: It’s in the best interest of every child to grow up in a loving environment with committed parents. The Human Rights Campaign believes that all qualified adults who have room in their hearts and homes to raise a family should be able to do so. HRC provides current resources that address the many potential paths to parenthood as well as tools for issues facing LGBTQ+ headed families or LGBTQ+ youth.
  • TransYouth Family Allies’ resources for parents: TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.
  • Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults.

    Groups for Adults

    • National Parent Support Group is a live online/call-in peer group where parents can support each other and find helpful information on their journey of raising transgender, non-binary or otherwise gender-expansive children and teens. It is facilitated by Gender Spectrum, and you can join occasionally or regularly. You can participate by phone, chat, or online video.
      Information & Registration
    • Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC) Parent & Caregiver Support Group is a peer support groups facilitated by a Gender Spectrum staff member or trained volunteers; they are not therapy groups. These groups are for parents/caregivers and other adults raising gender-expansive BIPOC youth. Children and youth do not attend or participate in these groups. There is no fee to participate.
      Information & Registration
    • Topic-based Discussion Groups for Parents and Other Adult Family Members connect you with other parents, caregivers and adult family members who share your specific concerns around gender, children, and teens. The groups are facilitated by Gender Spectrum and/or volunteer facilitators trained by our staff, and you can join occasionally or regularly. You can participate by phone, chat, or online video. Some of our past topics have included: Creating Trust with Your Teen; Self Care for Parents and Caregivers; Preparing for the Holidays; Gender and Race: A Group for Parents of Color Raising Gender-Diverse Children; Grandparents Group, and many more.
  • LGBTQ Youth & Family Resources
    In partnership with the Family Acceptance Project, the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Institute for Implementation and Innovationdeveloped this national resource that is geared toward parents, families and caregivers of LGBTQ children and teens. It includes a listing of crises lines and a searchable national map of resources. It also offers a variety of resource lists, including culture-based resources, faith-based resources and videos and webinars.


  • TransCanWork is dedicated to helping businesses, schools and the trans community achieve higher levels of success through various workshops, speaking engagements, educational outreach and Transgender-Inclusivity trainings. Its mission is building a culture nationwide for transgender people to thrive in the workplace.

1733 N. New Hampshire Ave
Hollywood, CA 90027
Mary Pokluda, Program Director: [email protected]
Director of Training & Employment Programs, Rex Wilde: [email protected]

  • The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce(LAGLCC) is an organization that promotes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gay-allied businesses. Their extensive network of members support and build trusting relationships with one another through networking breakfasts, happy hours, educational workshops, community activities and more. The organization’s goal is to provide their members and the entire Los Angeles LGBT community success in both their personal and business endeavors.

8424 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (323) 570-4697
Fax: (253 295-0517
[email protected]

  • Latino Equality Alliance/Alianza Latina Por La Igualdad (LEA) is a grassroots organization originally established to work on the No on Prop 8 campaign (the anti-marriage equality ballot initiative). Recognizing the continued need to coordinate efforts to increase support of LGBT people and issues in the Latino community, LEA continued community organizing and building support for LGBTQ rights throughout Los Angeles County through public education, community forums, organized actions, coalition building and leadership development. LEA’s mission is to promote liberty, equality, and justice for the Latina/o LGBTQ community, addressing key issues such as bullying, homophobia, xenophobia, family separation, violence against youth, homelessness, high health risk behaviors, and HIV/AIDs.

Phone: (323) 286-7224
[email protected]

  • BIENESTAR is a unique non-profit social service organization dedicated to positively impacting the health and wellbeing of the Latino community and other underserved communities in Southern California, targeting the Latino gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender segments of the community. Bienestar offers health education and awareness regarding HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and drug prevention advocates for human rights and social justice on a local, statewide and national level. There are locations in Long Beach, East and South Los Angeles, Hollywood, El Monte, San Fernando Valley, and Pomona.

Administrative Offices:
5326 E. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 727-7896
Fax: (323) 727-7985

  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC): The largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

  • Gay and Lesbian Association of Santa Clarita offers LGBTQ supportive and recreational services.

P.O. Box 800413
Santa Clarita, CA 91380