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This guide offers resources on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health.
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This guide on LGBT health offers both consumer health resources and information for health professionals.

"LGBT" (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) is the most frequently used term in the health sciences for the many-acronymed world of diverse sexualities and gender identities, but "I" (Intersex) and "Q" (Queer and/or Questioning) also often appear.



LGBT Health News

This news feed on LGBT health is provided by the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association. See the General Resources page of this guide for more information on the GLMA.

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San Francisco General Hospital - It Gets Better (2012)

This video from nurses, doctors, psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals at San Francisco General Hospital offers support and encouragement for LGBT youth as part of the It Gets Better Project.

LGBT Health Events in the Bay Area

The UCSF LGBT Resource Center sponsors many of these LGBT health-related events. More details are available on the Center's Events page.


UCSF Chancellor's Awards for GLBT Leadership. Each year the UCSF Chancellor recognizes one member each from UCSF faculty, UCSF staff, and UCSF student, residency, or fellowship programs for leadership in promoting GLBT visibility, mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation of diversity, mentoring, and medical education. See an article on the 2012 award recipients, and see a video of the awards ceremony on the LGBT Populations page of this guide. 

LGBTQ Coffee Hour at Parnassus. Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm Courtyard (Nursing) Cafe. For more information or to make sure the coffee hour is happening in a given week, email

LGBTQ Meet & Greet at Mission Bay. Fridays at noon, Cafe 24, 2nd Floor, Genentech Hall. For more information contact or

Bent: An LGBTQ Student Social/Support Group. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Fall & Winter Quarters, Parnassus campus. Email for more info.

Prostate Cancer Support Group for Gay Men & Partners. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, Room B704, Mt. Zion Hospital, 1600 Divisadero. Interested participants should contact Vittorio Cornelli, PsyD, at 415-476-0468 or by email at


    LGBT Health Organizations in the Bay Area and California

    Bay Area and California statewide organizations for LGBT health are featured here, while national LGBT health organizations are found on the General Resources page. 

    • UCSF Center for LGBT Health & Equity
      Also known as the LGBT Resource Center. This is the only LGBT office in a health setting anywhere, working to promote diversity and a supportive work environment as well as high-quality LGBT patient care. The Center maintains an email listserv on LGBT health issues, an Out List of over 350 openly LGBT students, staff and faculty, and offers training in health, workplace and benefits issues. Many books featured in this guide were donated to the UCSF Library by the Center and BAPHR.
    • Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights (BAPHR)
      Founded in response to anti-gay campaigns in 1977, Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights seeks to improve the quality of health care for LGBT people, and to provide personal and professional support to the local community of health professionals. BAPHR also awards grants to non-profit agencies working for LGBT health and wellness.
    • Gaylesta: The GLBT Psychotherapists Association of the Greater SF Bay Area
      A non-profit organization of over 200 mental health professionals, Gaylesta provides referrals for many LGBTQ mental health services, promotes professional awareness of LGBT issues in the mental health field, and offers seminars, consultations, and speakers.
    • Equality California Institute LGBT Health and Human Services Network
      This statewide coalition of LGBT and allied organizations seeks to increase funding for LGBT health and human services and to improve LGBT access to health care. The coalition's LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project will seek to assess mental wellness needs of LGBT communities across California.

    UCSF LGBT Community Activism


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    No on Prop 8: Equality is Good Medicine Rally at UCSF - October 29, 2008 

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    LGBT Community Organizations in the Bay Area

    Here are some of the many LGBT community centers and other organizations in the Bay Area.

    • San Francisco LGBT Community Center
      The LGBT Community Center on Market Street offers queer community and arts events, political and community initiatives, and a wide range of services including child care and youth programs. Health and wellness programs include HIV/AIDS infection prevention through social networking, information services, and peer support for city newcomers. The Information and Referral program assists with mental health services, sexual and domestic abuse, HIV/AIDS, and health access.
    • GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco)
      Houses one of the largest collections of LGBT historical materials in the world. In addition to the archive and offices in the downtown area just South of Market, the society recently opened America's first full-scale stand-alone LGBT history museum in the Castro neighborhood.
    • Frameline - San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
      Producers of the largest and longest-running LGBT film festival in the world. Many festival films are screened at the Castro Theatre and other venues in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Frameline is also a non-profit LGBT media distributor.
    • Pacific Center for Human Growth (Berkeley)
      The Pacific Center is both a community center and a psychological counseling center, offering licensed individual, couples and family mental health services, HIV counseling, peer-support groups and a youth leadership program, along with sensitivity training for graduate-level therapists.
    • Billy DeFrank Silicon Valley LGBT Community Center (San Jose)
      This center in San Jose offers youth programs and resources, social and support groups, community referrals and HIV testing.
    • CenterLink - The Community of LGBT Centers
      CenterLink helps with the creation of LGBT community centers around the country and with the collaboration of LGBT centers on shared projects.

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