LGBTQIA+ Community Resources
in Sonoma County
For Parents & Guardians
- North Bay Area (California) Parents for Gender Diversity
Facebook community group of parents and guardians of transgender and gender queer children within Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and Mendocino counties.
- North Bay LGBTQI Families
Group that provides LGBTQIA+ families with a welcoming community. The group advocates for inclusive and diverse spaces in Sonoma County, planning family-friendly social events and opportunities for parents/guardians to develop tools and skills to better help their children.
- Gender Spectrum
Gender Spectrum provides support for teens, adults, and parents of LGBTQIA+ children. Gender Spectrum facilitates the National Parent Support Group, a live, online/call-in peer group where parents can support each other and find helpful information on raising transgender, non-binary or otherwise gender-expansive children and teens.
LGBTQIA+ Youth & Adult Resources
- Amor Para Todos
Amor Para Todos works with schools around Sonoma County to create student-led clubs that support LGBTQIA+ students. APT also helps schools adopt a gender-inclusive sex education model.
- LGBTQ Connection
LGBTQ Connection is a nonprofit organization aimed to help the LGBTQIA+ community. The organization hosts social events for youth and older adults, offers free counseling for both individuals and families, school support, and more.
- Positive Images
Positive Images is a nonprofit organization that serves the LGBTQIA+ community of Sonoma County. The Positive Images community center hosts multiple weekly support groups, youth leadership programs, mentorship opportunities, and a library full of resources and books.
- Sage Casey Foundation
Created to honor the memory of local teen Sage Casey, the mission of this nonprofit is to bring awareness to suicide prevention, reduce the stigma surrounding conversations about mental health, and to provide support to local youth by empowering them to find and pursue their passions.
- TransLife Sonoma County
TRANSLIFE strives to provide a safe and affirming environment for trans folks and gender nonconforming individuals of all backgrounds, hosting social events such as hikes, picnics, and more.
- Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood provides birth control, PreP, STI testing, abortions, gender-affirming medical care, and more. Available to all on a sliding scale. No insurance necessary and you do not need a parent to accompany you, nor will they be notified.
1140 Sonoma Ave Building 3, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, (707) 527-7656
Sonoma County Library LGBTQIA+ Programs
Register online. Call or visit any branch with further questions and help.
- Guerneville LGBTQIA+ Book Club
Join to discuss books centering on LGBTQIA+ voices. Meets the second Saturday of the month at the Guerneville Regional Library at 11 am-12 pm
*No meeting in November*
- Queer Book Club
Join librarians virtually to discuss books centering on LGBTQIA+ voices. Meets the second Wednesday of the month (January-December 2023) from 6-7 pm.
- Teen Pride Book Clubs
Check the library events calendar for regular meetings, both in-person or virtual, for a safe space to discuss books and other media that showcase queer voices and experiences.
- Here & Queer
Here + Queer, Sonoma County collects, archives, and amplifies the histories of Sonoma County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities. Throughout history, LGBTQIA+ people have fought for equality, representation, and dignity in society. Share your story!
National Support Hotlines
- LGBT National Hotline
- The Trevor Project
- Trans Lifeline
- San Francisco AIDS Hotline
- The GLBT National Youth Talkline
For youth through age 25
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline