LGBTQ+ Support Organizations in Los Angeles County: A Comprehensive Guide

Learning Center has published a collection of resources for LGBTQ+ people designed to support Los Angeles school communities. This article provides an overview of some of the most prominent organizations providing support for LGBTQ+ people in Los Angeles County.

LGBTQ+ Support Organizations in Los Angeles County: A Comprehensive Guide

Learning Center has published a collection of resources for LGBTQ+ people, which includes videos, courses, virtual training, and printable tools designed to support Los Angeles school communities. California is one of the most progressive states in terms of LGBT anti-discrimination laws. However, even though California laws on LGBT rights began to receive recognition as early as the 1960s, recent EEOC statistics show that discrimination based on sexual orientation continues to exist in the workplace, even in California. The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides and provides space for a variety of different types of discussion, twelve-step, therapy, support, and outreach groups.

Some are presented by the Center, while others are directed, organized and presented by groups or entities not affiliated with the Center.

Popluck Club

The Popluck Club is a community that forms families through foster care, adoption, co-parenting, and surrogacy. This fully voluntary organization provides children and large communities in Los Angeles and Orange County with positive images of gay parenthood. Founded in 1998, the Popluck Club has more than 700 gay parents and future parents and is the largest known group of its kind.


PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families. Founded in 1973, PFLAG has been a leader in the fight for LGBT rights.

Men's Health Foundation

Men's Health Foundation is a 501 (c) (nonprofit) organization that provides greater access to health care in the Los Angeles area.


Point is the largest organization in the country that provides scholarships for deserving LGBTQ students, and promotes change by funding scholarships, mentoring, leadership development, and training in community services.

Orange County LGBTQ Center

The Orange County LGBTQ Center serves more than 14,000 people annually from a wide spectrum of cultures, ethnicities, ages, and economic backgrounds.

Hennig Ruiz

The passionate employment attorneys at Hennig Ruiz not only support LGBT organizations in Los Angeles but also volunteer their time to California's LGBT community.

National Gay & Lesbian Archives

The National Gay & Lesbian Archives archive of the USC libraries is the largest repository of materials on lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals and queer (LGBTQ) in the world. It is supported by an independent community partner.

Founders MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) of Los Angeles

Founded in 1973, Founders MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) of Los Angeles is a progressive Christian community of faith that honors, values, and welcomes all people.

GLSEN Los Angeles

GLSEN Los Angeles is a section of GLSEN - a national organization that fights for the right of all students to a safe and supportive education.


Elenis is a decision taken on the last day of Pride Month that allows a private company to discriminate against members of a protected class - the Los Angeles LGBT Center.


Bienestar is dedicated to positively impacting the health and well-being of the Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in Los Angeles.

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