LGBTQIA+ General Resources
Community Resources in the City of Long Beach

Long Beach Pride Festival 2018


Community Centers

The Center @ Long Beach

The Center engages, empowers and advocates to achieve a more equitable society and fosters an ever-improving quality of life for the LGBTQ community. Services provided include health services, mental health counseling, legal services, social services, education resources, and cultural programs. For more information visit the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

LGBTQ Center Orange County

The LGBTQ Center OC’s mission is to advocate on behalf of the Orange County Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer/Questioning communities and provide services that ensure its well-being and positive identity.

Coming Out

Identity Resources / Education & Information

Be Yourself
A Resource Guide to Coming Out
Information on how to legally change your name and gender in California
Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out as Supporter Guide  
Trans Lifeline (Hotline)

Sexual Health

Please refer to the following STI Testing Resources in the City of Long Beach.


Contact: Maggie Babb

1468 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: (562) 628-9687
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Center (HIV Testing)

Contact: Ismael Morales

2017 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Phone: (562) 434-4455
Mon – Fri 10:30 am – 8:30 p.m.
SAT 10:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Out of the Closet Thrift Store

3500 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: (562) 494-0340
HIV Testing: Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 6:30 pm.

South Medical Clinic

1126 East South Street
Long Beach, CA 90805
Phone: (323) 732-0100
Free HIV/STD Testing: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Sat 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm. The South Medical Clinic Van is also available for HIV/STD Testing.

Long Beach Health Center-ALPA Health

1043 Elm Ave #302
Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: (562) 432-7300
HIV/STD Testing: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Kognito Training

Kognito is a series of six online, interactive, and research-proven training simulations are designed to educate our faculty, staff, and students about best practices in supporting students who struggle with psychological distress including depression and suicidal ideation, LGBTQ students who are struggling due to harassment or exclusion, and student veterans who are facing challenges in adjusting to college life. Each training takes 30-60 minutes to complete and is structured as a virtual practice environment where users learn by engaging in interactive role-play conversations with emotionally responsive student avatars. The suite is available at no-cost to all California community college faculty, staff, and students.

Kognito, Online Health Training Simulations