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Local resources



  • LA LGBT Center- legal services, transitional housing, support groups, employment, senior services, resource directories, support for survivors of violence, health services including primary care, STD-testing, PrEP, and psychotherapy.

  • Long Beach LGBT Center- support groups, 12-step groups, health services, legal services, mental health counseling, intimate partner violence, older adult program, youth and family services.

  • Long Beach Atlantic Alano Club- LGBTQ-affirming club for 12-step and recovery meetings.


Other resources (online, global, etc)

(Note: I have not read or listened to everything here. Some come recommended by colleagues or community members. If there are any resources you feel are harmful, please feel free to let me know.)


  • Unmasking Autism- A resource-filled book by an autistic author; a great tool for any autistic person or anyone who wants to learn more about autism from a more contemporary and radical lens. 

  • Laziness Does Not Exist- A thorough examination of the "laziness lie" that tells us our worth is based on our productivity. 

  • Braiding Sweetgrass- An indigenous botanist combines science, nature, and story-telling to "show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world."

  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice- "Presently, disability justice and emotional/care work are buzzwords on many people's lips, and the disabled and sick are discovering new ways to build power within themselves and each other; at the same time, those powers remain at risk in this fragile political climate in which we find ourselves. Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms."

  • The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness- "A silent epidemic of chronic illnesses afflicts tens of millions of Americans: these are diseases that are poorly understood, frequently marginalized, and can go undiagnosed and unrecognized altogether. Renowned writer Meghan O’Rourke delivers a revelatory investigation into this elusive category of “invisible” illness that encompasses autoimmune diseases, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and now long COVID, synthesizing the personal and the universal to help all of us through this new frontier."


  • Maintenance Phase- "Wellness and weight loss debunked and decoded." 

  • Pocket Coven- "Where magic and mental health meet. Join Amber Lenore, Witch and Licensed Psychotherapist, and Callie Little, Sex Educator and Emotional Support Witch, for weekly wisdom + wise-cracking."

  • Food Psych- "A podcast dedicated to critiquing diet and wellness culture" through talking "with guests about making peace with food, healing from disordered eating, (re)learning intuitive eating, challenging harmful beliefs about wellness, and more—all from a body-positive, anti-diet perspective."

  • Dietitians Unplugged- "Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories.  We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body."


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