Check Out These Resources 

Q Space with the Pride Center!

Come ask questions in an anonymous and virtual space! Drop in on Zoom or email to schedule a time.

Drop-In on Zoom

Or Schedule an Appointment

If you'd prefer to make an appointment, send an email to Jamie Pelusi at 

Either way, we are here to answer questions or chat about:

    • Gender identity or sexual orientation
    • Getting connected to local resources
    • Navigating a personal, professional or educational situation relating to gender or sexuality

Resources for LGBTQ+ Students in Santa Clara County

Info, Support, and Gender Affirming Care

  • The Q Corner - Peer driven services to support the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Santa Clara County, through resource navigation, community events, trainings and more!  The Q Corner also offers a program where individuals can receive free gender affirming undergarments. Please note that the Q Corner recently moved into the collecQTIve, at 1870 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA 95112.
  • Gender Affirming Care Clinic (GACC) - Provides outpatient behavioral health services to transgender and gender diverse folks in Santa Clara County.  Services include therapy, group peer support, psychoeducation, referrals, and navigating gender affirming care.  They serve those with Medi-Cal insurance as well as those who are uninsured.  Website coming soon, but to connect, email them at or call at 408.977.8800.  GACC is also located at the collecQTIve, at 1870 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA 95112.
  • Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs - Provides leadership and support for the well-being and longevity of LGBTQ+ communities in Santa Clara County.  They lead various initiatives within the county to support LGBTQ+ individuals across the workplace, healthcare, education, and housing sectors, and they host an annual LGBTQ+ Summit, along with other initiatives.

Mental Health

  • LGBTQ+ Wellness - A community outreach and support program that uplifts the mental health and holistic wellness of LGBQIA+ adults in Santa Clara County.  They offer a mix of in-person and virtual peer support and social groups for LGBTQIA+ and questioning adults in Santa Clara County.

  • LGBTQ+ Youth Space - Offers peer support groups and counseling services for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in Santa Clara County.  Their mental health services are available to folks 13-25 and are offered in multiple languages.

Housing and Basic Needs

  • Bill Wilson Center - Has programs focusing on housing, education, counseling, and advocacy.  They have housing services specific to college students and LGBTQ+ individuals.  They also have a LGBTQ+ Drop-In Center.
  • Second Harvest Food - To find a food distribution center or delivery program near you, visit or 
    • Call the Second Harvest Food Connection hotline at 1.800.984.3663
    • Text "GETFOOD" to 408.455.5181
    • Send an email to

LGBTQ Events

  • Silicon Valley Pride - A celebration of the South Bay LGBTQ+ community and their allies since 1975.  They are the organizers of Silicon Valley Pride Parade and Festival, which takes place every August, as well as many events throughout the year including an annual LGBTQ+ Student Scholarship
  • Billy De Frank Center - Supports the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community and allies by providing a safe space for everyone to be themselves, explore who they are, and nurture continual growth as human beings.  The Center provides an LGBTQ+ space, activities, group discussions, and social events including a weekly bingo, online discussion groups, and holiday events.
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