TG Youth Resources

LGBTQ Youth Space - San Jose

The LGBTQ Youth Space is a community drop-in center and mental health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally young people in Santa Clara County, California. Our space is open 3pm-9pm Monday through Friday, for ages 13-25 and we hosts many social activities and support groups.

A peer-led support group for transgender, genderqueer, and gender fluid youth and their allies is held on Mondays from 5-6pm.

The youth space also offer free counseling and case management for youth ages 13-25.

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Phone: (408) 343-7940

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC) - San Francisco

LYRIC's mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career training, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.

The LYRIC Youth Talkline is one of the nation's only peer-run support lines for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth 23 and younger. You can call and talk about anything that's on your mind. The line is 100% free, safe and confidential. Call from anywhere in California between 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

  • Voice: 1 (800) 246-7743 (in California)
  • Voice: 1 (800) 96-YOUTH (outside of California)
  • TDD: (415) 431-8812

You can call the Talkline outside of normal operating hours for prerecorded information about state-wide activities, crisis numbers, coming out stories, and activities at LYRIC.

You can also receive information and support by emailing

Please note: “In order to make sure that LYRIC is a safe place for young people, we have set age limits for each program. Most programs are open to youth 23 and younger, 25 if transgender. Some programs are specifically for participants who are 18 and younger.”

Meetings: LYRIC offers many programs for GLBTQQ youth-more than we can list here. You can find an up-to-date schedule of programs and events at

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