Community Resources: LGBTQ+

Many national and community agencies have curated COVID-19 resources for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our own County of Santa Clara Office of Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Queer Affairs is working hard to keep their resources updated. Visit the links below for more information.

County of Santa Clara - Office of LGBTQ Affairs

This page includes resources for medical care, mental and social health, homelessness, and employment, as well as the ability to submit questions if you have a concern not addressed by their list of resources.

Human Rights Campaign - An Update on Gender Affirming Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The HRC lists medical and mental health resources, including many hotlines and talklines for LGBTQ+ community members of all ages.

Human Rights Campaign - Direct Online and Phone Support Services for LGBTQ Youth

This collection, which includes both phone and web-based resources, is specifically for LGBTQ+ youth.

Pronoun Dressing Room

During Shelter-In-Place, gender non-conforming folks may be in living situations where it is harder to have their pronouns routinely respected. The HRC link above for LGBTQ+ youth has several resources for affirming online communities, but if you'd like to explore pronouns on your own, step into the Pronoun Dressing Room for pronoun-affirmation!

For further, general resources, visit the links below:

211 Bay Area Information and Referral Services: instead of multiple calls leading to dead ends, this free helpline connects those in need with a trained specialist to get matched with the right services. You can also access 211 via text or online. Available in multiple languages.

Community Resources, County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services: links to information on a variety of community resources for everything from transportation to food assistance to showers.

We welcome your respectful and on-topic comments and questions in this limited public forum. To find out more, please see Appropriate Use When Posting Content. Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of Santa Clara County Library District