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LGBTQ+ Services and Resources

DPSS is committed to providing equal and meaningful access to all individuals applying for or receiving DPSS administered programs; the Department does not discriminate against customers that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and more (LGBTQ+). Our solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community helps us better serve our customers, fosters an inclusive environment, and promotes the health and well-being of all customers.

LGBTQ call to action icons in the shape of a heart.

The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) policy reflects DPSS’ continued commitment as a welcoming and affirming department which embraces differences, including race, ethnicity, disability, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.  It is our intent to always deliver our services with the utmost respect, integrity, and care regardless of SOGIE.

Gay couple family with child smiling during summer day in pride month.
Multiracial boy holds hands with his mothers as they walk together.

Additional Resources

Los Angeles County Department Resources

Department of Mental Health LGBTQIA2-S+ Resources for Well-Being

LGBTQ+ - Health Services Los Angeles County

LGBTQ+ Youth - Los Angeles County DCFS

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Partners

DPSS has partnered with the following LGBTQ+ community-based organizations with the goal of raising awareness about CalFresh benefits and to encourage the public to apply for benefits and services.

Black Lesbians United (Central Los Angeles)

Granada on Broadway Outreach Project (South Los Angeles)

Living Advantage, Inc. (Hollywood)

Open Arms Food Pantry and Resource Center (South Los Angeles)

Pomona Pride Center, Inc. (Pomona)

Project Q (West Los Angeles)

The LGBTQ Center of LBC (Long Beach)

LGBTQ friends with their arms around each other.
Progress Flag

On March 7, 2023, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion to direct the Internal Services Department to raise the Progress Pride Flag at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, and Los Angeles County facilities where the American and California Flags are displayed during the month of June, while we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month every year moving forward.

Married, elderly gay male couple embrace each other.
Portrait of multiracial diverse young women smiling and looking at the camera.