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Professional Resources

for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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EAST BAY PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

  • Ally Action
    925.685.5480;
    www.allyaction.org
    Educates teachers, students, administrators and the public at large, striving to ensure that safe, inclusive and effective for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
  • East Bay Voice
    510.271.1814;
    www.eastbayvoice.org
    Supports local LGBT business owners and professionals with a monthly open house, a monthly newsletter and professional development groups. Offers an East Bay LGBT business directory.
  • GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network, San Francisco/East Bay)
    925.685.5480
    www.glsen-sfeb.org
    Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Educates teachers, students, administrators and the public at large about the damaging effects of homophobia and heterosexism on youth and adults alike.

SF BAY PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)
    415.865.5620;
    www.balif.org
    Founded in 1980, BALIF is the nation’s oldest and largest bar association of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons, representing its members’ interests in the San Francisco Bay Area. Membership is open to anyone with a shared interest in LGBT issues.
  • Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
    459 Fulton Street, Suite 107,
    San Francisco, CA
    415.255.4547
    www.glma.org
    For twenty years, the Gay And Lesbian Medical Association has worked to maximize the quality of health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and to foster a professional climate in which our diverse members can reach their full potential.
  • GAYLESTA  (Gay and Lesbian Therapist Association)
    584 Castro Street, #230
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    510-433-9939
    www.gaylesta.org
    Therapist referrals, education, consultation and networking for LGBTQ therapists in the greater bay area.
  • GGBA (Golden Gate Business Association)
    415.865.5545;
    www.ggba.com
    The nation’s first business organization founded by gay and lesbian entrepreneurs; a dynamic and active voice for the Bay Area’s LGBT and supportive business and professional community.
  • GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network, San Francisco/East Bay)
    925.685.5480
    www.glsen-sfeb.org
    Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Educates teachers, students, administrators and the public at large about the damaging effects of homophobia and heterosexism on youth and adults alike.
  • MAX Men’s Associated Exchange
    www.maxonline.org
    A gay men’s social and philanthropic organization that support a positive identity in the community through activities that create an environment of fellowship and camaraderie.
  • Out and Equal Workplace Advocates
    415.694.6500;
    www.outandequal.org
    Champions safe and equitable workplaces for LGBT people. Advocates building and strengthening successful organizations that value all employees, customers and communities.