LGBTQ Community Resources

Transgender

SF Community HealthWPATHTrans Family SOS

This six-module, self-paced course will focus on how to provide care that reflects cultural humility for our transgender patients and clients by exploring how personal biases affect our work, discussing key concepts related to gender diversity, proposing strategies for creating a welcoming environment for all, and studying the role that organizational intentionality plays in its creation.

www.sfcommunityhealth.course.tc

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally.

www.wpath.org

Find transgender resources in Southern California listed below. Click on the title/organization name for additional information.

www.transfamilysos.org
(858) 304-0085

BIPOC

BlackLineTransgender Law CenterSan Diego American Indian Health CenterBEAMNational Queer & Trans Therapists of Color NetworkAsian Mental Health ProjectIndian Health Service

BlackLine provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to people who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens.

1 (800) 604-5841

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving and fighting for liberation.

www.transgenderlawcenter.org

The Mission of San Diego American Indian Health Center is to promote excellence in health care with respect to custom and tradition. Our goal is to reduce the significant health disparities San Diego’s Urban American Indian and underserved populations by improving the excellence of care, resulting in increased life expectancy and improved quality of life.

www.sdaihc.org
(619) 234-2158

We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

www.beam.community

NQTTCN was officially launched in May 2016, as a call to organize mental health practitioners to establish a network where therapists can deepen their analysis of healing justice and where QTPoC community can connect to care.

www.nqttcn.com

There is a pervasive cultural stigma that often discourages members of our community from receiving the help they need. In many Asian American communities, and in the greater American population, there exists a general lack of knowledge about mental health and mental illnesses. Because many of the symptoms of suffering are “invisible,” it is often harder for mental illnesses to be acknowledged. There is a misconception that struggling with mental health is a choice or a sign of weakness.

www.asianmentalhealthproject.com

The Indian Health Service, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services , is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

www.ihs.gov

CDC Health Information

Gay & Bisexual Men’s HealthHIV/AIDSSTIsViral HepatitisLGBT YouthLesbian & Bisexual WomenTransgender PersonsHealth ServicesNational Campaigns

Just like all other men, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men need to know how to protect their health throughout their life.

www.cdc.gov

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens a person’s immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. There is currently no effective cure for HIV. But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. Some groups of people in the United States are more likely to get HIV than others because of many factors, including their sex partners and risk behaviors. This section will give you basic information about HIV, such as how it’s transmitted, how you can prevent it, and how to get tested for HIV.

www.cdc.gov

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs) have been rising among gay and bisexual men, with increases in syphilis being seen across the country. In 2014, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 83% of primary and secondary syphilis cases where sex of sex partner was known in the United States. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men often get other STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. HPV (Human papillomavirus), the most common STI in the United States, is also a concern for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Some types of HPV can cause genital and anal warts and some can lead to the development of anal and oral cancers. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are 17 times more likely to get anal cancer than heterosexual men. Men who are HIV-positive are even more likely than those who do not have HIV to get anal cancer.

www.cdc.gov

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men have a higher chance of getting viral hepatitis including Hepatitis A, B, and C, which are diseases that affect the liver. About 10% of new Hepatitis A and 20% of all new Hepatitis B infections in the United States are among gay and bisexual men. Many men have not been vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B, even though a safe and effective vaccine is available. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men also have a higher chance of getting Hepatitis C if they are involved in high-risk behaviors, such as injection drug use and other activities that result in blood sharing. While there is no vaccine for Hepatitis C, there are new, effective treatments.

www.cdc.gov

For youth to thrive in schools and communities, they need to feel socially, emotionally, and physically safe and supported. A positive school climate has been associated with decreased depression, suicidal feelings, substance use, and unexcused school absences among LGB students.

www.cdc.gov

Lesbian and bisexual women are part of a diverse community with various health concerns. While all women have specific health risks, lesbian and bisexual women are at a higher risk for certain diseases than other women. Find information and resources from CDC and other government agencies and community partners that address lesbian and bisexual women’s health.

www.cdc.gov

Gender identity and sexual orientation are different facets of identity. Everyone has a gender identity and a sexual orientation, but a person’s gender does not determine a person’s sexual orientation. Transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or none of the above.

www.cdc.gov

People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender have a variety of health needs. Find networks, services, and health clinics by state available to address those needs.

www.cdc.gov

Together we can stop HIV. Looking for information on HIV testing, prevention, treatment and stigma? Click on a topic below to find out more. Let’s Stop HIV Together is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative.

www.cdc.gov

Social Support Programs

At Special Delivery San Diego, we do more than provide food! We nourish each client through our three programs with love. Our home-delivered meals are custom-tailored to each person’s dietary need. Our pantry has become a “nutrition pantry” providing over 800 families monthly with dairy, produce, meats, breads, and shelf-stable foods. And our diabetic program provides diabetes education, food demonstrations and plenty of diabetic-friendly foods. Your donations and volunteer hours for Special Delivery support better health and optimum nourishment for those most in need in our community.

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