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LBTQ Health Information Sites

Lesbian Health Web Ring
http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Spa/2466/webring.html
The Lesbian Health Web Ring is dedicated to the health of lesbians.

Lesbian STD
http://www.lesbianstd.com/
Information and resources regarding STDs in women who have sex with women and research advancing our knowledge of lesbian health.

WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/
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 much more!

The LGBT Health, Education and Research Trust
http://www.lgbtheart.org
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

Adoption

Adoptions.com
http://www.adoptions.com/gaylez.html
LGBT section of the site.

Family Builders By Adoption
http://www.familybuilders.org/
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.

Family Helper
http://www.familyhelper.net/ad/web/webus.html#usgay
Gay and Lesbian section of the site

National Center for Lesbian Rights Adoptive and Foster Parent Rights
http://www.nclrights.org/publications/adoptive-information.htm
Adoption information from NCLR

Cancer

Breast Cancer Action
http://www.bcaction.org/
The Breast Cancer Action Organization has been on the move since 1990.

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
http://www.bcef-sf.org/
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF) provides short-term emergency financial assistance to low-income San Franciscans battling breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Fund
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/
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 cancer survivors.

Breast Cancer Network
http://www.breastcancernetwork.org/
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
http://www.charlottemaxwell.org
The Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic offers complementary alternative medicine treatments to women with cancer who are underserved.

Lesbian Community Cancer Project (LCCP)
http://www.lccp.org/
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.
http://www.mautnerproject.org/
The Mautner Project, founded in 1990, is the only national organization dedicated to lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers.

National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
http://www.natlbcc.org/
Formed in 1991, this grassroots advocacy organization is dedicated to fighting breast cancer through action and advocacy.

Women's Cancer Resource Center: Oakland California
http://www.wcrc.org/
Lesbian friendly, offers support groups, workshops, information and referral, in-home assistance, peer referral network and more.

Fertility Clinics

UCSF Reproductive Health Center (IVF)
http://obgyn-nw.ucsf.edu/page.cfm?id=181
Provides full range of fertility services for lesbians and other women, including co-maternity.

Pacific Reproductive Services
http://www.PacRepro.com
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
http://www.gayspermbank.com
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
http://www.thespermbankofca.org
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.

HIV/AIDS

AEGIS
http://www.aegis.com/
“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
http://www.aidsquilt.org/
Informational site on the history of the quilt, where and how to see the quilt, school programs and more.

AIDS Vaccine Clearinghouse
http://www.aidsvaccineclearinghouse.org/
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)
http://www.critpath.org/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.

Project Inform
http://www.projinf.org/
Information, inspiration and advocacy for people livig with HIV/AIDS. A busy site with information, networking resources, directories, and links.

Women Alive
http://www.women-alive.org/
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
http://www.queerparents.org/
The purpose of the Prospective Queer Parents organization is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and a social gathering space for queer people who are interested in parenting.

Lesbian Mothers Support Society
http://www.lesbian.org/lesbian-moms/index.html
Website of Lesbian Mothers Support Society (LMSS) which no longer exists but still houses an informational site.

Family Pride Coalition
http://www.familypride.org/
Family Pride Coalition works to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their families through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding.

COLAGE
http://www.colage.org/
COLAGE is the only national and international organization specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents.

Alternative Family Matters
http://www.alternativefamilies.org/
Professional, Affordable, and Confidential Guidance, Counseling, and Resource Referral for Alternative Family Planning.

Our Family
http://www.ourfamily.org/
Promoting the civil rights and well being of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through education, advocacy, social networking and grassroots community organizing.

The Gayby Boom
http://www.thegaybyboom.com/index.asp
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.

LBTQ-Friendly
Service Providers

Breast Cancer Early Detection Program
(800)- 511-2300
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
http://www.lyon-martin.org/
is a clinic that serves the LBTQ community. Over the years, Lyon-Martin has extended services to other groups of women who also lack access to culturally sensitive, affordable healthcare. Call (415) 565-7667 or visit the clinic in San Francisco at 1748 Market St. Suite 201.

Tom Waddell Health Center
415-355-7400
http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/chn/HlthCtrs/TomWadell.htm
Includes Transgender clinic

Women's Cancer Resource Center
http://www.wcrc.org/
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
http://www.womenscommunityclinic.org

LGBTQ Associations

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
http://aglp.org/
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)
http://www.baphr.org/
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
http://www.glma.org/
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.

International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)
http://www.ilga.org/index.asp

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.

OBGYN.net
http://www.obgyn.net/
A physician reviewed service offering medical professionals, women, and industry a home for publishing, accessing information and global interaction.

Women in Medicine (WIM)
http://www.wimretreat.org
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.
http://www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=J155

American Psychological Association: Public Interest Directorate
http://www.apa.org/pi/parent.html
Lesbian and Gay Parenting: Summary of Research Findings with Annotated Bibliography

The Family Acceptance Project
http://familyproject.sfsu.edu
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
http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doh/html/ah/glreport.html
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
http://www.cwhn.ca/pdf/caring-lesbian-healthEN.pdf
A resource from Canada

Health and health care for Lesbians, bisexual and same-sex attracted women
http://www.dialog.unimelb.edu.au/
A resource from Australia

The Point Foundation
http://www.thepointfoundation.org/
A Scholarship Lifeline for LGBT Students

Other LGBTI Health Related Sites

Complementary and Alternative Medicine:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://www.nccam.nih.gov/

Doiseduas
http://www.doiseduas.com/
Portal de informações e dicas promovendo a saúde, a qualidade de vida e o bem-estar, respeitando as diversidades.

Gay Health
http://www.gayhealth.com/
LGBT health and wellness site with some lesbian specific information. Staffed by professionals within our community, this site provides easy access to accurate, current and vital health information.

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
http://www.health.org/features/lgbt/health.htm
Information about Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hepatitis, Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Cancer in LGBT Populations.

Sacramento Area Lesbian Health Resource Guide
http://www.saclesbianhealth.com/index.html
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
http://www.openhouse-sf.org/
Working to develop San Francisco housing that welcomes and honors LGBT seniors and their friends and families.

Verbena Health
http://www.verbenahealth.org
Building vibrant communities for lesbians, bisexual & queer women, and transgender individuals through health advocacy, education, support & access to care.

Intersex Society of North America
http://www.isna.org/
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.

Smoking Cessation Resources

American Cancer Society's quit smoking page:
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_10_13X_Guide_for_Quitting_Smoking.asp
800-227-2345

American Lung Association's quit smoking page:
www.lungusa.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's quit materials:
www.cdc.gov/tobacco/how2quit.htm

iQuit: A Quit Site for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Smokers
https://www.iquit.medschool.ucsf.edu/resources.asp

Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center's stop smoking services:
www.mayoclinic.org/stop-smoking/index.html
800-344-5984

North American Quitline Consortium, a nationwide network of telephone assistance:
www.naquitline.org/

Quitnet, a Web-based support for becoming tobacco free:
www.quitnet.com

The Last Drag
http://www.lastdrag.org/pages/747496/index.htm

Local & International Community Organizations

Advocates for Youth
www.advocatesforyouth.org

Affinity
http://www.affinity95.org/a/index.php
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
www.allgo.org
ALLGO envisions a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures.

Ambiente Joven
http://www.ambientejoven.org/
Dedicada 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
www.apiwellness.org

Bay Area Black United Fund
http://www.babuf.org/

Black Women's Health Imperative
www.blackwomenshealth.org
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.

Circulo de Vida
http://www.circulodevida.org/
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
www.cuav.org

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.

FTM International
www.ftmi.org

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
www.glnh.org

Health Initiatives for Youth (HIFY)
http://www.hify.org/
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of young people by empowering them through education, advocacy and leadership opportunities.

Human Rights Campaign
http://www.hrc.org
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.

American Indian Resources
http://www.indianhealthsanjose.org/AI%20Resources/american_indian_resources.htm

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
http://www.iglhrc.org
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.

La Casa de las Madres
www.lacasa.org
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.

Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network
www.asaging.org/lgain
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.

Les Voz
www.lesvoz.org.mx/

LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center)
www.lyric.org

Marcha Lesbica de Mexico
http://www.marchalesbica.org.mx/

MySistahs
http://www.mysistahs.org/
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)
http://www.nclrights.org/
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.

New Leaf Services for Our Community
www.newleafservices.org

The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
www.avp.org

The NIA Collective
www.niacollective.org

Nurture Your Nature
www.nurtureyournature.org

OUT: Looking OUT for the well-being of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender Community
http://www.out.org.za/
OUT was started in 1994. It is one of the oldest gay and lesbian organisations in South Africa.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
http://www.outandequal.org/
Out & Equal™ Workplace Advocates is the pre-eminent national organization devoted to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.

Project Outlet
www.projectoutlet.org

"Creating communities where LGBTQQ youth are whole and empowered individuals"

QPOC Liberation Project
http://www.qpocliberation.org/

The San Francisco LGBTCommunity Center
http://www.sfcenter.org/

San Francisco Women Against Rape
www.sfwar.org
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
www.smaacyouthcenter.org/
SMAAC Youth Center provides a safe space for youth in Oakland, California.

Tongues (QUE VIVA)
http://www.tonguesla.org/about.htm
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
http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org/
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
www.thetrevorproject.org
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
www.womensbuilding.org

Women of Color Resource Center
www.coloredgirls.org

 

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