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EAST BAY RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & FAMILY MEMBERS

  • PFLAG National 
    1726 Main St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036
    Phone:  202/467-8180
    Website:  www.pflag.org
    Email:  info@pflag.org
    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is a large national organization with many local chapters. Provides support for LGBTQ people and their families.
  • PFLAG Local Chapters:
    • Concord (Rainbow Community Center)  - 925/692-0090
    • Danville/San Ramon  3rd Mon., 7:30 p.m. - 925/831-8172 
      Email:   paulshermanbrown@yahoo.com
    • Diablo Valley/Walnut Creek/Concord
      3rd Tues., 7:30 p.m.  - 925/283-8928
    • Fremont 2nd Tues., 7:30 p.m.   - 510/226-6816
      Email: pflagfremontinfo@aol.com
    • Hayward   - 510/782-5462
    • Oakland/East Bay 4th Tues. 7:30 p.m.  - 510/562-7692
      Email:  EBOakPFLAG@aol.com
    • Rossmoor  2nd Wed., 3:00pm - 925/945-1667
    • San Francisco    2nd Sun., 2:00 p.m.  - 415/921-8850
      Email:   PFLAGSF@aol.com
      Website:  www.pflagsf.org
    • Oakland - 510/562-7692
    • San Jose - 408/270-8182
  • Rainbow Community Center   
    3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
    Phone:  925/692-0090
    Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
    Email:  rcc@rainbowcc.org
  • Pacific Center for Human Growth    
    2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705           
    Phone:  510/548-8283
    Website:  www.pacificcenter.org
    Email:  info@pacificcenter.or
  • Parent Group for Gender Variant and Transgender Children
    Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA
    Stephanie Brill, facilitator
    family@genderodyssey.com
  • Somos Familia
    Phone: 510/685-2260 (Mirna) or 510/872-3683 (Laurin)
    Email: somosfamiliabay@hotmail.com
    Somos Familia is the only organization oriented to Latino families seeking support for their children who are LGBTQ. The group was started by two mothers to extend support to other families with similar experiences.
  • Rainbow Flag Health Services And Sperm Bank 
    933 Central Ave., Alameda, CA 94501-
    Ph: 510-521-7737
    Email: leland@gayspermbank.com
    Specialty: Health Sperm bank serving the g/l community in SF. Fresh inseminations with known donors.
  • Sperm Bank Of California     
    2115 Milvia, #201, Berkeley, CA 94704-1157
    Ph: 510-841-1858 Fax: 510-841-0332
    Email: info@thespermbankofca.org
    Full-service sperm bank serving mostly lesbians.
    Hours: Mon. thru Friday from 9am to 5pm.
    The first and only sperm bank in the United States to operate as a non-profit organization. The mission is to provide services, information and resources to all women and men who choose to create or expand their families through donor insemination and sperm storage. Serving lesbians and single women since 1982. Approximately 75% of clients are single or coupled lesbians. 

SF BAY AREA RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & FAMILY MEMBERS

  • Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center
    408.293.2429;
    www.defrank.org
    Provides community, leadership, advocacy, support and services to the Silicon Valley LGBT  community and their allies. Programs include social activities, youth leadership development, nutritious lunches for seniors, support groups, individual counseling and HIV testing.
  • Dimensions (Castro-Mission Health Center Office) 
    3850 17th St., (between Sanchez & Noe Sts.),
    San Francisco, CA
    Phone:  415/487-7589
    Comprehensive health services for Queer and Questioning Youth.  Drop-in or make an appointment.  Open on Thursday from 5-8:00.
  • The Diversity Center
    Santa Cruz, CA 
    831.425.5422;
    www.diversitycenter.org
    Offers a drop-in safe space, peer groups, potlucks, job and housing referrals, business and resource information, a lending library and more.
  • KidSpace at the Center 
    415.865.5555;
    www.sfcenter.org/kidspace.php
    KidSpace is the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center’s free, high-quality drop-in childcare service. In addition to childcare on evenings and weekends, KidSpace brings fun and educational programming to the bay area’s LGBT families
  • Our Family Coalition
    870 Market St., Suite 872,
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Phone:  415/981-1960
    Website:   www.ourfamily.org
    Email:  director@ourfamily.org
    Promotes the civil rights and well being of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through education, advocacy, social networking and grassroots community organizing.
  • Pacific Reproductive Services 
    44 DeHaro Street, #222
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Ph: 415-487-2288
    Hotline: 888-469-5800
    Email: info@pacrepro.com
    Lesbian and gay friendly insemination services.
  • Positive Images
    707.568.5830;
    www.posimages.org
    Provides advocacy, support and information to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth and young adults age 12 to 25. Its mission is to nurture a positive self image and foster clear understanding of diversity in sexual and gender identity.
  • The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community Center
    415.865.5555;
    www.sfcenter.org
    Home to a dynamic range of organizations and activities that support the needs of LGBT individuals of every race, gender, age, sexuality and socioeconomic status.
  • Spectrum Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns 
    4
    15.457.1115;
    www.spectrumlgbtcenter.org 
    Strengthens, mobilizes and serves LGBT and questioning people in Marin and Sonoma counties; promotes acceptance, understanding and full inclusion.
  • TransGender San Francisco
    415.839.9448;
    www.tgsf.org
    Provides a safe setting and support services for transgender people and educational materials for the transgender community and the general public.

 NATIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & FAMILY MEMBERS

  • COLAGE (Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere) 
    Phone:  415/861-5437
    Website:  www.colage.org
    Email:  colage@colage.org
    The only national and international organization in the world specifically supporting young people with LGBTQ parents.
  • Dottie's Magic Pockets
    www.dottiesmagicpockets.com
    Dottie's Magic Pockets is the first kids' show that features gay and lesbian families - and it is Super-riffic Fun for everyone!  Each zany episode is filled with catchy songs, cute cartoons - like purplish-pink Princess and her two dads - and Dottie's fabulous puppet friends. 
  • Family Equality Council
    PO Box 206, Boston, MA 02133Phone: 617/502-8700
    Website: www.familyequalitycouncil.org
    Email: info@familyequality.org
    The Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.  Website includes downloadable publications and support resources.
  • Family Pride Coalition
    PO Box 65327
    Washington, DC 20035-5327
    202-331-5015
    www.familypride.org
    National organization to provide advocacy and support for LGBT parents and their families.
  • Gender Spectrum Family    
    Phone: 1-877-809-4159 (toll free)
    Website: http://www.genderspectrumfamily.org/   
    Email: info@genderspectrumfamily.org
    Gender Spectrum Family is an organization dedicated to the education and support of families raising gender variant, gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, cross gender, and transgender children and adolescents.
  • HRC FamilyNet Human Rights Campaign
    1640 Rhode Island Avenue
    Washington, DC 20036
    202-628-4160  
    www.hrc.org
    A resource and online information base for LGBT families sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign.
  • TransYouth Family Advocates
    http://imatyfa.org/
    A coalition of parents, friends and caring adults dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the medical and cultural challenges faced by children with gender variant and gender questioning identities and the families who love them.