Health Information Sites
Lesbian Health Web Ring
The Lesbian Health Web Ring is dedicated to the health of lesbians.
Information and resources regarding STDs in women who have sex with women and research advancing our knowledge of lesbian health.
Search on lesbian and you will find a variety of information
on lesbian health issues. This site is leaded with online community
resources, references, message boards, open online forums and
The LGBT Health, Education and Research Trust
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health,
Education and Research Trust (LGBT HEART) distinguishes itself
from other LGBT-specific organizations by being the only organization
to offer support on a national level to cultivate future clinicians
and leaders in LGBT health care.
Issue Specific Sites
LGBT section of the site.
Family Builders By Adoption
Family Builders By Adoption provides a full range of services to families who wish to adopt a waiting child. In addition to an orientation and pre-adoption training, they offer ongoing support services, post-adoption training, groups, community building events, and an extensive library which is available to all their families.
Gay and Lesbian section of the site
National Center for Lesbian Rights Adoptive and Foster Parent Rights
Adoption information from NCLR
Breast Cancer Action
The Breast Cancer Action Organization has been on the move since 1990.
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF) provides short-term emergency
financial assistance to low-income San Franciscans battling
Breast Cancer Fund
The Fund’s mission is to end breast cancer and to ensure
the best medical care and support for all women. They also
sponsor backpacking trips and mountain expeditions for breast
Breast Cancer Network
Website designed to assist you in utilizing the web to find useful, up-to-date information, and answers to your questions about breast cancer.
Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
The Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic offers complementary alternative medicine treatments to women with cancer who are underserved.
Lesbian Community Cancer Project (LCCP)
With a focus on cancer-related issues, the LCCP provides support,
information, education, advocacy, and direct services to
women and their families of choice.
The Mautner Project.
The Mautner Project, founded in 1990, is the only national
organization dedicated to lesbians with cancer, their partners
National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
Formed in 1991, this grassroots advocacy organization is dedicated to fighting breast cancer through action and advocacy.
Women's Cancer Resource Center: Oakland California
Lesbian friendly, offers support groups, workshops, information
and referral, in-home assistance, peer referral network and
UCSF Reproductive Health Center (IVF)
Provides full range of fertility services for lesbians and
other women, including co-maternity.
Pacific Reproductive Services
Largest and diverse number of ID Release Donors (identity released when the child reaches 18). Lesbian owned and operated. Comprehensive insemination services offered. 20 years in business, national shipping.
Rainbow Flag Health Services
Located in Oakland, Rainbow Flag provides a KNOWN Donor sperm
bank for the Gay & Lesbian
Community of San Francisco (for in state use only, no mail
order). "We accept primarily Gay donors, unlike most/all
other sperm banks, and we release the identity of the donor
when the child is 3 months old (not 18 yrs.old)."
The Sperm Bank of California
Proudly serving the lesbian community for 22+ years; pioneering
Identity-Release Program; monthly resource groups; directed
donor services; family contact list; only bank in U.S. to conduct
research on the psycho-social impacts of donor insemination.
“The largest HIV/AIDS site in the world”, this
site is updated hourly and provides information on everything
from meds to vitamins to the latest government legislation.
AIDS Quilt On-line
Informational site on the history of the quilt, where and how to see the quilt, school programs and more.
Welcome to the AIDS Vaccine Clearinghouse, a gateway to
information and a link to other people and organizations
concerned about AIDS vaccine advocacy, research, and global
delivery. The Clearinghouse welcomes submissions of documents,
translations, announcements and events.
Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI)
GALAEI is designed to meet the HIV/AIDS education and
prevention needs of Latino/a sexual minorities by reaching
out from its
web site to network, link, and support the community.
Information, inspiration and advocacy for people livig
with HIV/AIDS. A busy site with information, networking
resources, directories, and links.
Los Angeles based site offering general and regional educational
information and support for women living with HIV/AIDS.
Offers a national hotline, directories of support groups,
resources, government info and more.
LGBT Family Organizations
Prospective Queer Parents
The purpose of the Prospective Queer Parents organization
is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and
gathering space for queer people who are interested in
Lesbian Mothers Support Society
Website of Lesbian Mothers Support Society (LMSS) which
no longer exists but still houses an informational site.
Family Pride Coalition
Family Pride Coalition works to advance the well-being
of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their
mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding.
COLAGE is the only national and international organization
specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian,
bisexual, and transgender parents.
Alternative Family Matters
Professional, Affordable, and Confidential Guidance, Counseling,
and Resource Referral for Alternative Family Planning.
Promoting the civil rights and well being of families
with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through
advocacy, social networking and grassroots community organizing.
The Gayby Boom
A network designed to help those in the gay and lesbian
community who want to have children connect with the professionals
necessary to make the dream a reality.
Cancer Early Detection Program
Free breast exams, mammograms, and follow-up for low income and under-insured
women over the age of forty.
Lyon Martin Women’s Health Services
is a clinic that serves the LBTQ community. Over
the years, Lyon-Martin has extended services to other groups
who also lack access to culturally sensitive, affordable
Call (415) 565-7667 or visit the clinic in San Francisco
Market St. Suite
Waddell Health Center
Includes Transgender clinic
Women's Cancer Resource Center
Lesbian friendly, offers support groups, workshops, information and referral,
in-home assistance, peer referral network and more. 5741 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
CA 94609. 1(888)421-7900
Women's Community Clinic
Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP) is a professional organization of psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, and medical students which serves as a voice for the concerns of lesbians and gay men within the psychiatric community.
Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights (BAPHR)
BAPHR is dedicated to improving the quality of health care
for lesbians and gay men, working to provide professional and
personal support to the local community of health care professionals
who work for the community at large.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is a tax-exempt
501(c)3 non-profit organization working to end homophobia in
healthcare. They offer referrals to GLBT doctors and heath
care providers. Call (415) 255-4547 or visit their website.
Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)
The International Lesbian and Gay Association is a world-wide
network of national and local groups dedicated to achieving
equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered
(LGBT) people everywhere.
A physician reviewed service offering medical professionals,
women, and industry a home for publishing, accessing
information and global interaction.
Women in Medicine (WIM)
Women in Medicine (WIM) is a medical education retreat
for lesbian physicians, their partners and their children.
LBTQ Academic Resources
Journal of Lesbian Studies
Haworth Press, Inc.
American Psychological Association: Public Interest Directorate
Lesbian and Gay Parenting: Summary of Research Findings with Annotated Bibliography
The Family Acceptance Project
is a community research and provider
training initiative to study the impact of family acceptance
and rejection on the health and development of lesbian, gay
and bisexual (LGB) and transgender youth who identify as LGB.
New York City Department of Health Bureau of HIV Prevention
Gay and Lesbian Health Report
This is a report on the health needs of the lesbian and gay community in New York City. While targeted towards the NY community, this article includes information that might be useful to those interested in urban lesbian and gay health in general.
Caring for Lesbian Health
A resource from Canada
and health care for Lesbians, bisexual and same-sex attracted
A resource from Australia
A Scholarship Lifeline for LGBT Students
Other LGBTI Health Related Sites
Complementary and Alternative Medicine:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Portal de informações e dicas promovendo a saúde,
a qualidade de vida e o bem-estar, respeitando as diversidades.
LGBT health and wellness site with some lesbian specific
information. Staffed by professionals within our community,
provides easy access to accurate, current and vital
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Information about Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hepatitis,
Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Cancer in LGBT Populations.
Sacramento Area Lesbian Health Resource Guide
Welcome to the website of the Sacramento Area Lesbian Health
Resource Guide, a directory of lesbian-friendly healthcare
providers and organizations in the greater Sacramento, California
area. Last updated in 2004.
Senior Community Living with Pride
Working to develop San Francisco housing that welcomes
and honors LGBT seniors and their friends and families.
vibrant communities for lesbians, bisexual & queer
women, and transgender individuals through health advocacy,
education, support & access to care.
Society of North America
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted
to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted
genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that
someone decided is not standard for male or female.
American Cancer Society's quit smoking page:
Lung Association's quit smoking page:
for Disease Control and Prevention's quit materials:
A Quit Site for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center's stop smoking services:
American Quitline Consortium, a nationwide network of telephone
a Web-based support for becoming tobacco free:
& International Community
Advocates for Youth
Affinity is a non profit organization in its tenth
year serving Chicago’s black lesbian and bisexual
women’s community. For ten years, Affinity has
served the black lesbian community through a combination
of educational, social and community collaborations.
One of the central elements of Affinity's mission has
been the creation of opportunities for visibility,
empowerment, and leadership for black lesbians locally,
while serving as a national organizing model.
ALLGO envisions a just and equitable society that celebrates
and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures.
a la comunidad gay, lesbiana, bisexual y transexual joven
latina en E.E.U.U. y Latino America; con la meta de proveer
informacion sobre salud sexual y mental, asi como informacion
sobre cultural general.
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Area Black United Fund
Women's Health Imperative
a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for community-based
agencies to ensure that the needs of African Americans
and other communities-of-color continue to be met.
Círculo de Vida's mission is to walk alongside Latinos
living with cancer and their families as they find their
way through the fear, confusion, and uncertainty of a cancer
diagnosis. A cancer diagnosis is terrifying and life-changing.
It catapults a patient into a complex medical system that
is difficult to understand, let alone navigate. We aim
to reduce the devastating effects of a cancer diagnosis
by helping Latinos identify coping skills that will support
their ability to meet the challenge of a frightening disease.
Community United Against Violence
CUAV is a multicultural organization working to end violence
against and within our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) communities. We believe that
in order for homophobia and heterosexism to end, we must
fight all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism,
ageism, classism, and ableism.
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
Initiatives for Youth (HIFY)
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of
young people by empowering them through education, advocacy
and leadership opportunities.
HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual
orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work
and in the community.
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
(IGLHRC) is the only human rights organization solely
devoted to improving the rights of people around
the world who are targeted for imprisonment, abuse or murder because of their
sexuality, gender identity or HIV status. IGLHRC addresses human rights violations
by partnering with and supporting activists on the ground in countries around
the world, by monitoring and documenting abuses, by engaging offending governments,
and by educating international human rights officials.
Casa de las Madres
La Casa de las Madres ofrece amparo a mujeres que han sido
víctimas de la violencia doméstica, y a sus
hijos e hijas. Nos esforzamos por ayudar tanto a las mujeres
como a los niños a descubrir su fortaleza personal,
manejar los riesgos que se les presentan y asumir más
control sobre sus propias vidas. Nuestro objetivo es restaurar
la dignidad de nuestras clientas, fomentar su esperanza,
evocar su valor y ayudarles a realizar su mayor potencial.
and Gay Aging Issues Network
A constituent group of the American Society on Aging, LGAIN
brings together professionals nationwide who work with LGBT
elders. The group's home page offers an array of resources
on LGBT aging, including anextensive directory of websites
with a section on health-related sites; a recommended resources
list; and selected articles.
LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center)
Marcha Lesbica de Mexico
MySistahs is a Web site created by and for young women of color
to provide information and offer support on sexual and reproductive
health issues through education and advocacy.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
NCLR is a national, lesbian, feminist, non-profit law firm whose mission is to
create a world in which every lesbian can live fully, free from discrimination.
Leaf Services for Our Community
New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
The NIA Collective
Nurture Your Nature
Looking OUT for the well-being of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender
OUT was started in 1994. It is one of the oldest gay and
lesbian organisations in South Africa.
& Equal Workplace Advocates
Out & Equal™ Workplace
Advocates is the pre-eminent national organization devoted
to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.
"Creating communities where LGBTQQ youth are whole and empowered
QPOC Liberation Project
The San Francisco LGBTCommunity Center
Francisco Women Against Rape
San Francisco Women Against Rape provides resources, support,
advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals,
and communities in San Francisco that are responding to,
healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence. At
SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization,
foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of
sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community,
we each bring our piece of the solution.
SMAAC Youth Center
SMAAC Youth Center provides a safe space for youth in
Tongues (QUE VIVA) is a non-profit organization working within
and among queer, feminist, and women of color communities to
increase cultural and community development, strengthen political
involvement, and contribute to social justice efforts across
diverse cultures, peoples, and geographic boundaries.
Transgender Law Center, founded in 2002, is one of less
than a handful of independent, staffed transgender civil
rights organizations in the country. Our agenda for winning
full civil rights for transgender people and our families
throughout California is ambitious.
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit endeavor established
to promote acceptance of gay and questioning teenagers,
and to aid in suicide prevention among that group.
The Trevor Toll-Free Helpline: 1-866-488-7386
The Women’s Building
of Color Resource Center