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LGBT Resources Safe Space

San Diego County Library believes in celebrating the variety of cultures and communities that build social capital in our region. Public libraries were built upon a foundation of democracy and intellectual freedom, and SDCL celebrates the vibrancy of San Diego's LGBTQIA community.


LGBTQ+ Teen Drop-in

El Cajon Library • Wednesdays (starting February 21) • 3:30-5:30 p.m.

A safe space for LGBTQ+ teens, ages 12-18, to meet, talk, and relax. Snacks will be provided! Offered in partnership with San Diego Youth Services.

For more information, please call (619) 588-3718.

Rainbow Storytime

Poway Library • Last Wednesday of each month • 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a storytime centered on diversity, inclusion, and being yourself! All families are welcome.

For more information, please call (858) 513-2900.

LGBTQ Book Club

Vista Library • 4th Saturday of each month • 10:30 a.m.

Join us for lively talk and refreshments as we explore books by, for, and about LGBTQIA people and communities. Bring your favorite titles to share.

For more information, please call (760) 643-5100.

Our Space - Alpine

Alpine Library • 2nd Friday of each month • 4-5 p.m.

You're invited to this LGBTQ social hour, where you can meet new friends and hang out in a safe space.

For more information, please call (619) 445-4221.

Our Space - Encinitas

Encinitas Library • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month • 6-7:30 p.m.

Come meet up with other LGBTQ and ally youth in a safe and friendly atmosphere to hang out, chat, and have some fun. Age range 13-18 years old. Just drop in!

For more information, please call (760) 753-7376.

Our Space - San Marcos

San Marcos Library • 2nd Saturday of each month • 9:30-11 a.m.

Join us for this support group for LGBTQIA middle schoolers.

For more information, please call (760) 891-3000.

Vista Library Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

Vista Library • 1st Saturday of each month • 10 a.m.

Meet up with other LGBTQ youth and allies for fun, snacks, conversation, and a safe space. Ages 11-14.

For more information, please call (760) 643-5100.

Imperial Beach Library Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Club

Imperial Beach Library • Fridays • 2:35 p.m.

A safe, fun, open, accepting place to chat, hang out, and be yourself!

For more information, please call (619) 424-6981.

Online Resources

Pride Parade
  • SDCL had a great time marching in the 2017 San Diego Pride Parade!
Books & eBooks
LGBT Books & eBooks