Family/Community Resources

Local & State Resources

Merced LGBTQ Alliance

We are the Merced LGBTQ+ Alliance. A group of dedicated and passionate community members who strive to create a safe space for everyone through education, advocacy and community events!

 

 

UC Merced LGBTQ+ pride center
The LGBTQ+ Pride Center contributes to a society that fully embraces, accepts, recognizes, and supports the lived experiences and intersecting identities of members of the LGBTQ+ community
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THE MERCED PRIDE CENTER PROVIDES FREE MENTAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESOURCES, PEER-LED SUPPORT GROUPS, EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS, JOB OPPORTUNITIES, ADVOCACY, AND VISIBILITY TO THE CENTRAL VALLEY’S LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY IN AN INCLUSIVE, WELCOMING, AND SAFE SPACE FOR ALL.
GLSEN Merced

Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.

 

 

american civil liberties union of california

Offers a multitude of resources related to various laws protecting LGBTQ+ students in California schools and clear and understandable explanations of current laws and appropriate enforcement.

 

 

California Department of Education, Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

Offers information related to many laws and policies pertaining to LGBTQ+ advocacy, inclusion, and protections with relevant curriculum guidance where applicable – from actual copies of legislation to FAQ documents.

 

 

eqca-01

The largest statewide LGBTQ+ organization in the U.S. advocating for pro-equality leaders and legislation and co-sponsor of a number of CA Pro LGBTQ+ educational laws in place today. 

 

 

National Resources

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.

 

 

 

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Featured Reports chronicle numerous issues affecting LGBTQ across the U.S.. Equality Maps provide LGBTQ Equality progress by state including progress for students. Messaging Guides are research-based and are designed to help positively direct discussions related to advancing LGBTQ equality.

 

 

our family coalition

Advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy. Provides helpful resources for SB 48-inclusive HSS lessons

 



Pride parades have existed in many forms all over the world for more than 50 years, and today, Pride Month is an annual celebration that features parades, parties, and protests.
pflag

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.

 

 

trans families

Trans Families inspires hope, increases understanding, and creates a visible pathway to support trans and gender-diverse children and all those who touch their lives.

 

 

The Trevor Porject

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

 

 

welcoming schools, human rights campaign

A program of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that focuses on support at the elementary school
level and offers a plethora of resources for educators.

 

 

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LGBTQ+ Financial Support and Resources from money geek

This guide offers a host of resources for LGBTQ+ people considering their financial affairs, from taxes to estate planning and more.

 

Financing & Support for Gender Confirmation Surgery from money geek

If you or a loved one is thinking about undergoing gender affirmation surgery, there are some basics you should know about the transgender community, average medical transition care costs and more.

 

 

Financial and Social Resources for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth from money geek

In this guide, you’ll find state and national helplines, shelters and other organizations that can help, along with tips for how to avoid homelessness. If you are among the LGBTQ+ homeless youth in America, these resources can help you find support and a safe home.

 

 

LGBTQ+ Financial Guide to Becoming a Parent from money geek

Today, LGBTQ+ people have many options for forming families, but costs can be a barrier whether you choose adoption, surrogacy or in vitro fertilization.

 

 

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