The Spahr Center is Marin County’s only non-profit community agency devoted to serving, supporting and empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and everyone in the county living with and affected by HIV. Guided by our mission, our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, supporters and donors work together to achieve our vision of Marin as a healthy, inclusive community where every person lives with freedom and equality.
Who We Serve
We’re here to support and empower LGBTQ+ youth with outreach, drop-in groups, counseling, and information and referral. Have a question? Want to volunteer? Need some support? Call us!!
All LGBTQ+, HIV-positive and affected adults are welcome, safe and supported at The Spahr Center.
Seniors are a big part of The Spahr Center. Our LGBT senior community is large and active and we also work with lots of seniors who are long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. We welcome one and all!
Families of all kinds are part of The Spahr Center community. We offer support, counseling, education and consultation for parents and families of all ages.
Why We Matter
“We all want to fit in. And belong somewhere. As the parent of a gender fabulous teenager, I went in search of other parents who had insight, wisdom, and firsthand knowledge of my situation. At the end of the rainbow, I found my tribe: the parent support group at The Spahr Center. Spahr is a sacred place that offers unconditional support, insightful wisdom, shared laughter and life-saving information…”
News and Events
Reprinted from The Washington Post, Oct 8, 2020. Opinion by Jim Obergefell and Alphonso David. Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, is director of individual giving at Family...
Reprinted from the New York Times. Known initially as the “Berlin Patient,” he underwent an experimental stem cell transplant 13 years ago that rid his body of the virus. He died of leukemia....
Reprinted from the Advocate.com. A second federal judge has issued an injunction blocking the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind the Affordable Care Act’s protections against anti-LGBTQ+...