USF Resources

  • Use of pronouns on business cards and name badges has been included in the university's branding and identity standards. View the standards, when you are ready to order new cards or badges. 
  • The USF Gender & Sexuality Center supports student-led programs which focus on the exploration of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender-based violence. Through the use of workshops, presentations, and dialogue, the Gender and Sexuality Center provides both current and historical perspectives related to our communities of focus.
  • Gender & Sexual Diversity Group is a weekly support group for USF students. Contact CAPS for more information and to schedule an initial screening appointment (415) 422-6352.
  • LGBTQ Caucus is composed of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied USF faculty / staff to promote LGBTQ scholarship, community, and social justice.
  • Queer Alliance is a social and support network for all queer people and allies that brings awareness of queer issues to its members and the student body of USF. The events planned contribute to the relationships of Queer Alliance and its current / prospective students.

Local Resources

  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel ( assists individuals with AIDS/HIV and individuals with AIDS/HIV related legal problems.
  • Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network ( works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools and on campuses.
  • Gaylesta ( is a listing for LGBT psychotherapists in the greater San Francisco area.
  • LYRIC: Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center ( is a community center that offers information, career development, resources, services for youth age 23 and younger.
  • Oakland LGBTQ Center ( is the first and only LGBTQ Center in Oakland to offer a wide-range of services; from Transgender Advocacy to LGBTQ Mentorship to QTPOC Yoga.
  • Pacific Center in Berkeley ( offers mental health, peer support, HIV services, and social activities for LGBT individuals.
  • Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County ( offers peer support, social activities, and health and wellness programs for LGBT youth and adults.
  • Transgender SF ( provides safe settings for transgender people to meet, hold discussions, and attend educational seminars on transgender community issues.
  • 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.
  • UCSF Alliance Health Project ( assists with therapy, psychiatry, HIV testing and support groups for LGBTQ and HIV-affected adults. This is a program of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and SF General Hospital.

African American, Asian-Pacific Islander & Latino LGBTQ Organizations

  • Aguilas ( is a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay/bisexual Latinos.
  • API Family Pride ( is a nonprofit organization dedicated to end the isolation of API families with LGBT members through support, education, and dialog.
  • BBE - Black Brothers Esteem ( is a prevention and support program from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation to empower African American men who are gay, bisexual and same gender loving. BBE provides education, skills, and enhanced social connections to reduce sexual risk-taking.
  • DREAAM Project ( Determined to Respect and Encourage African American Men offers community support, advocacy and a weekly discussion group for African American gay, bisexual men and trans men/women aged 18-30.
  • Gay Asian Pacific Alliance ( is dedicated to furthering the interests of gay and bisexual Asian/Pacific Islanders by creating awareness, developing a positive collective identity, and by establishing a supportive community.
  • La Raza Community Resource Center ( is a gay-friendly, bilingual, multi-service, nonprofit organization designed to meet the needs of Latino families and individuals.
  • LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color ( San Francisco Bay Area grassroots, volunteer-led group providing support, networking, leadership, development, and community building opportunities for LGBTQs of color in the mental health, social work, and counseling fields.
  • Trans People of Color Coalition was created in response to people of color that felt unheard and underrepresented in the trans equality movement. 

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