LGBT Resources

UCSF supports and welcomes individuals of all different sexual orientations and gender identities!

You should never tolerate any sort of disrespect, discomfort, or harassment, because of your gender identity, sexual orientation and/or gender expression at UCSF. If anything of the sort happens, contact the International Students and Scholars Office, LGBT Center, or a trusted university resource that can help you respond to the situation appropriately.

If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or are uncertain about your sexuality or gender identity, there are many resources available to you through UCSF and external organizations.


UCSF Resources

UCSF LGBT Resource Center, with information specific to traveling abroad for the LGBT community.

UCSF LGBT Newsletter: over 700 UCSF LGBT faculty, students, staff, interns, residents, fellows, and postdocs subscribe to the weekly newsletter for news, discussions, and notifications of upcoming events of interest to the LGBT community at UCSF.

LGBT Lunch Group at Mission Bay: open to all UCSF faculty, students and staff. Meets Fridays at Genentech Hall Café at 12 p.m. Mission Bay LGBT social networking group, listserv and monthly happy hour.  E-mail [email protected] for details.

UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

Office of Diversity and Outreach

Student Health and Counseling Services

Faculty and Staff Counseling Assistance Program

LGBT Resources at other UC Campuses


External Resources

San Francisco LGBT Center

Transgender Law Center (Oakland)

Lambda Legal

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association

National Center for Lesbian Rights

International LGBTQ news and interests

Resource guide to coming out

University of Wisconsin: links to resources for a range of LGBTQ+ intersecting identities (such as race, religion, and ethnicity)


Effective immediately: U.S. embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that heterosexual applications are adjudicated. Please refer to the specific guidance on the visa classification for which you are applying for more details on documentation required for spouses.

 For additional information, please go to the following websites: