LGBTQIA+ Community Resources

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Local Organizations and Resources

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
ACLU's Monterey County Chapter is working to protect and advance civil liberties and civil rights in Monterey County. They meet monthly here in Monterey. Visit their webpage or call their affiliate at (415) 621-2493.

The Access Support Network (ASN)
Monterey County Address:
340 Church St.
Salinas, CA 93601
(831) 975-5016

Intimacy, Sexuality, and Gender Center of Monterey
Dr. Stephen L. Braveman (LMFT, DST) is the founder and director of the Intimacy, Sexuality, and Gender Center of Monterey. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Certified Diplomat of Sex Therapy, AASECT Certified Supervisor and Certified CE Provider, Gender Specialist (Member of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health - WPATH), and Tantra/Sacred Sexuality Facilitator-Practitioner. For more info on Dr. Braveman and his center, visit his website or send an email to:

To schedule an appointment, call (831) 375-7553.
494 Alvarado Street, Suite A
Monterey, CA

Monterey Pride
Pride of Monterey County is an organization dedicated to providing support to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community by providing periodic events and activities. Pride of Monterey County also posts activities that are pertinent on the Monterey Peninsula along with other current LGBTTQQIAAPF information. Check their Facebook Page or call 831-275-0720 to learn more about upcoming events.

Santa Cruz Area LGBTQ Resource Directory
The Diversity Center is dedicated to building a diverse community, promoting health and well being, and advancing social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning individuals and their allies in Santa Cruz County.
Visit their website for more info or call at 831-425-5422

HIV/AIDS Resources
This local organization provides HIV testing and a variety of services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Additional information found here.

Suicide Prevention Crisis Line
831-649-8008 ,Toll Free 1-877-663-5433  or visit their website.

Community Resources:

 Local Chapters

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National Organizations

International Organizations

Centers in Northern CA

The Santa Cruz Diversity Center
1117 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center
938 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Pacific Center for Human Growth
2712 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705