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Community Resources

Local Resources in Santa Barbara Community

LGBTQ Resources

Pacific Pride Foundation

https://pacificpridefoundation.org/ 

Pacific Pride Foundation's advocacy and education efforts meet the ongoing and emerging needs of a diverse population in order to create a thriving and visible LGBTQ+ community and to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Santa Barbara Trans Advocacy Network (SBTAN)

https://www.sbtan.org/ 

The Santa Barbara Transgender  Advocacy Network educates individuals and organizations on best practices for transgender & gender expansive clients, patients, students, congregants and families; creates and develops spaces, actions, and policies that advance the welfare of transgender and diverse gender non-conforming individuals, their families, and allies in California's Central Coast communities.

Bialogue

http://bialogue.weebly.com/ 

Bialogue is a free, confidential weekly discussion group for people who are bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, fluid, and otherwise non-monosexual). Group meetings  will include conversations about topics such as coming out, health care, biphobia, relationships, identity labels, community, and more. All genders are welcome. Bi+ participants only, please.

El Centro

https://www.facebook.com/elcentrosb/ 

El Centro is a volunteer-run, radically inclusive "for the community, by the community" space on the lower Westside of Santa Barbara. Email elcentrosb@gmail.com for more info!

Fratelli

https://www.fratelliamenschorus.org 

Fratelli, A Men’s Chorus, was founded by Zack Thomas Wilde in  January, 2016. Our chorus of gay men and their allies seeks to create extraordinary musical experiences that inspire compassion, community, pride and activism.

Great Outdoors

https://greatoutdoorssbvc.wildapricot.org/ 

Great Outdoors is the largest LGBTQA+ outdoors recreation club in the western United States.  We go camping; host day hikes; have movie nights; host potlucks and holiday parties; and visit gardens, galleries, and museums. The Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter has many local social events as well as camping trips across the entire Southwest USA.

Lisa’s Place

https://www.sbtan.org/sbtancenter 

Lisa's Place is your place!  A peer-run drop in center for trans and non binary adults and their friends and allies. Wherever you are in your journey, you're welcome here. The goal of Lisa’s Place is to provide friendship and support to Central Coast gender nonconformists through chat circles, activities, outings, and dinners. The 18years old or older group meets twice a week at the Santa Barbara First Congregational Church (FCC) at 2101 State Street (enter off Padre Street). Hours are subject to change throughout the year as the group requires, and new groups form. Stop by! Lisa’s Place is a safe space. It is both very friendly and very private. Whether you’re out and confident or closeted and shy. Or just simply curious. We will welcome you with open arms and respect.

PFLAG Santa Barbara

http://www.pflagsantabarbara.org/ 

We, the Santa Barbara area parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity, and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG Santa Barbara welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.


Other Resources

Planned Parenthood

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault

http://sbstesa.org/

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) – Formerly the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, empowers people through healing and social change to eliminate all forms of sexual violence. We are committed to transforming lives by providing services and education to meet the needs of our diverse community.

Just Communities

https://www.just-communities.org/

Just Communities advances justice by building leadership, fostering change, and dismantling all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression. Just Communities offers cultural competency training to organizational leaders, education seminars for the general public, leadership training institutes for students and teachers, and customized consultation to local agencies for diversity and organizational change initiatives. Just Communities consciously works with people from a diverse cross-section of the community along the lines of race, income, gender, sexual orientation, age, and religious affiliation.

Great Outdoors

https://greatoutdoors.org/sbvc/

Great Outdoors is the largest LGBTQA+ outdoors recreation club in the western United States. We go camping; host day hikes; have movie nights; host potlucks and holiday parties; and visit gardens, galleries, and museums. The Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter has many local social events as well as camping trips across the entire Southwest USA. Thank you for checking us out!