LGBTQ Resources

Pacific Pride Foundation

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)

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 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

El Centro is a volunteer-run, radically inclusive "for the community, by the community" space on the lower Westside of Santa Barbara.

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Great Outdoors

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

Lisa’s Place is our place! It’s the only transgender center in Santa Barbara for transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming communities, as well as our families, friends, and allies. They welcome people of all gender expressions and is open to ages 18+. The goal of Lisa’s Place is to provide friendship and support to Central Coast gender nonconformists through chat circles, activities, outings, and dinners. 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

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

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

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA), formerly the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, is committed to empowering survivors and eliminating all forms of sexual violence in our community. Through education and awareness, STESA aims to change the cultural norms that enable sexual assault to proliferate.