LGBTQIA+ Resources

GARE established this webpage of LGBTQIA+ resources to share with employees and their family. The commitment of CDCR and CCHCS is to be LGBTQIA+ friendly and supportive of all individuals in our communities, both inside and outside prisons.

LGBTQIA+ is an inclusive term that includes people of all genders and sexualities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and allies. While each letter in LGBTQIA+ stands for a specific group of people, the term encompasses the entire spectrum of gender fluidity and sexual identities.

California Resources

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California Department of Public Health – LGBTQIA+ Health

CDPH has resources available that can assist you in determining what screenings are necessary at each stage of life and to understand which health issues impact the LGBTQIA+ community most often. These resources will provide you with the tools you need to be the healthiest you, at every phase of life. 

Learn more at cdph.ca.gov

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California LGBTQIA+ Health and Human Services Network

A statewide coalition of non-profit providers, community centers, and researchers working collectively to advocate for state level policies and resources that will advance LGBTQIA+ health. California LGBTQIA+ Health and Human Services Network strives to provide coordinated leadership about LGBTQIA+ health policy in a proactive, responsive manner that promotes health and wellness as part of the movement for LGBTQIA+ equality.

Learn more at californialgbtqhealth.org

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Center Link – Community of LGBTQIA+ Centers

Serves local and regional communities. The mission is to strengthen, support, and connect LGBTQIA+ community centers. Currently there are over 290 member LGBTQIA+ centers worldwide providing essential services, promoting growth, wellness, and connectivity in their communities.

Learn more at lgbtcenters.org

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California Community Colleges – LGBTQIA+ Resource Guide

Provides available resources to community college students statewide.

Learn more at cccstudentmentalhealth.org

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University of California – LGBTQIA+ Resource Centers

Offer programs and services to enhance community and provide support for LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Learn more at UCnet.universityofcalifornia.edu


Nationwide Resources

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Transgender Community of Police & Sheriffs

First and foremost a peer-support group. We also educate law enforcement, public safety organizations, and individuals on issues relating to gender identity and gender transition in the workplace.

Learn more at tcops-international.org

CDC LGBTQ Youth Resources

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Offers resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBTQIA+ Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments.

Learn more at CDC.gov

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SAGE Advocacy and Services for LGBTQIA+ Elders

SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBTQIA+ older people and their caregivers.

Learn more at sageusa.org

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LGBTQIA+ Suicide Prevention Hotline

Offers information and resources for yourself and to help support loved ones who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Learn more at suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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Top Health Issues for LGBTQIA+ Populations Information & Resource Kit

Presents an overview of current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) populations. This kit aims to create awareness among prevention specialists and healthcare providers of the needs, experiences, and health status of LGBTQIA+ Americans.

Learn more at samhsa.gov


Free Courses & Training

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Gender Identity and Workplace Inclusion

Gender identity and inclusion from the CALHR California Leads 2021 Conference.

Learn more at calhr.ca.gov