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LGBTQ Resources

The City of Long Beach, along with other levels of government and many non-profit programs covering Long Beach, offers specific benefits and services for its LGBTQ residents. For more information, contact District 2 at (562) 570-2222 or by email at district2@longbeach.gov.

City Services

Long Beach Health and Human Services Department The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been improving the health of the Long Beach community for over a century. Long Beach is one of only three city-run health departments in California, allowing for better engagement with its people, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners, and a greater understanding of the city's strengths and needs. The Health Department offers services and resource for the entire community, including:

  • HIV early intervention
  • testing
  • counseling
  • education
  • comprehensive planning

Learn more

The city's Human Dignity Program was established to combat discrimination and improve education and cooperation among residents. To join the program, to learn more, or to report a hate crime or other discrimination, please call (562) 570-6948.  

Non-Profit LGBTQ Services & Organizations

Long Beach Pride has been organizing the Pride festival each year since its inception in 1983. Long Beach Pride commits itself to instilling pride in the gay community by creating programs, events and charitable works designed to benefit the LGBT community and educate all community members.

The Center Long Beach, located at 2017 E. 4th Street, is a hub of LGBTQ resources and services for Long Beach. The Center offers informational programming, group therapy, youth programs, job & apartment listings and more.

St. Mary Medical Center's C.A.R.E Program provides an array of programs and services for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, from Medical and Dental Services to Case Management. Their mission is to make high quality health and social services available to HIV/AIDS infected and affected individuals and families in a manner that is professional,compassionate, and recognizes the dignity and autonomy of each individual.