LGBTQIA Health Resources
All of our therapists and nurses have received training in assisting the LGBTQIA+ populations. We are actively involved in continue training to make sure the services we provide are LGBTQIA + affirming.
A large portion of the clients we see are exploring the coming out process or needed a safe place to talk about their gender and/or sexual identity. We welcome these populations and have improved our intake forms to include preferred pronouns, Gender and Sexual identity.
- Cuesta Student Health Center Primary Care Clinic
- GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments.
LGBTQ Patient Services and Support: a list of healthcare related resources, including a list of your healthcare rights.
- Transgender Skin Care: A Guide for Addressing Dermatological Issues in Trans Patients
- Contact Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) to find more local providers. GALA is committed to ensuring a healthy and vibrant network of social gathering groups, events, business resources, and educational services for the Central Coast's queer community.
- Cuesta Student Health Center Mental Health Services
- RISE a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services
to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services
are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity,
gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available
in Spanish and English.
RISE (805) 226-5400 or (885) 886-RISE (7473) Hotline
- Lumina Alliance for a community free from sexual & intimate partner violence. Crisis and information line: (805) 545-8888
- National Gay and Lesbian Hotline (888) 843-4564
Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860
- The Trevor Project Hotline (866) 488-7386
Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) is committed to ensuring a healthy and vibrant network of social gathering groups, events, business resources, and educational services for the Central Coast's queer community.
- Tranz Central Coast Trans Tuesdays is a facilitated emotional support group. It is a safe place to be heard, to share your story, and to hear stories that may sound surprisingly like your own. (805) 541-4252
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Transgender Community
- The Recovery Village: Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ Community
- Sunshine behavioral health: How addiction affects the transgender community
- Domestic Violence- Hotline (800) 799-7233
- Communities Against Hate – Report an incident
- NAMI – Helpline (800) 950-6264
- SAMHSA – Hotline (800) 662-4357
- Out2enroll.org national initiative to connect our communities -LGBT people and our families, friends, and allies- with the new health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act.
- Understanding Sexual Assault in LGBTQ+ Relationships. Sexual assault is prevalent in the LGBTQ+ community. Though it often fails to receive adequate attention from dating violence campaigns and initiatives, it is an important issue that must be examined and addressed.
- More Mental Health Resources click here
- Cuesta Pride is a student club whose purpose is to unite, support, foster, facilitate and create awareness for the LGBTQ+ community of Cuesta College
- LGBTQIAP+ Resource Guide click here
- QCARES represents a team of professors, students, and community members conducting and using research to create social change and policy recommendations. We use community-based participatory action research to engage with individuals and communities as we seek to understand barriers to mental health care and develop innovative solutions. We connect with the community through training and education, research studies, and advocacy efforts.
- Ally and Safe Space/Safe Zone Advocates at Cuesta
- The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own. Co-created by Meg Bolger and Sam Killermann in 2013, the SZP has become the go-to resource for anyone looking to add some Safe Zone to their life.
- Asexual Visibility and Education Network is the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality.
- Answer is a sex education resource aimed at providing high-quality training to teachers and other youth-serving professionals. Includes online workshops, webinars, and other resources about LGBTQ inclusive/sensitive sex ed and more.
- Bitch Magazine provides and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.
- Bisexual.org a voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning.
- Everyday Feminism. Learn how to heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization, with plenty of articles about class, gender, LGBTQIA issues, and race.
- Get Real a comprehensive sex education that orks.
- It’s Pronounced Metrosexual an online resource educating on issues of identity, sexuality, gender, privilege, and oppression, but in a fun, approachable way (by Safe Zone Project co-creator, Sam Killermann).
- Salacious. A Queer Feminist Sex Magazine.
TransWhat? A Guide Towards [Trans] Allyship.
We Are The Youth Sharing stories of LGBTQ youth in the United States.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.
- Zippia a new resource to help Trans job seekers in the job market and a section to guide employers in creating an inclusive workplace for Trans workers.
- Guide to paying for gender reassignment surgery: Not every trans person opts for surgery, but here's what you need to know if you're considering it