Everyone is Welcome at the Y

We are committed to ensuring ALL have access to the Y and feel safe and welcome at any of our facilities. 

The YMCA is committed to supporting Pride and the LGBTQ community, not only during PRIDE month but year-round.


Once again, we are proud to be walking in the 2023 San Diego Pride Parade on July 15, and we'll host two booths at the San Diego Pride Festival, June 15-16! This annual parade is the largest single-day civic event in the region, and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over 300,000 cheering supporters of the LGBTQ community! Learn more and add it to your calendar by visiting the San Diego Pride website

YMCA Programs and Services


Our Safe Place is a certified outpatient behavioral health program that provides a welcoming and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth, ages 12-21, and their families. We offer services such as support groups for youth and family members, case management, mentorship, community outreach, training, skill development, and educational workshops. Learn more.


Intersections provides resources to LGBTQ+ youth ages 17 to 24 by exploring the unique barriers and struggles of living with intersecting identities. The environment is inclusive, affirming and healing. This unique program offers a full range of services designed to empower young people to advocate for inclusive policies that reduce the risk of marginalization and substance use dependence. Learn more.

Inclusivity Statement

The YMCA of San Diego County is an organization open to all people. We welcome and value individuals of all age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, gender expression, ability, sexual orientation or financial circumstance. We are committed to having programs and services that embrace diversity, reflecting the people and needs of our community.


In celebration of Pride week in San Diego, we invite the community to try the Y with a one-week pass, valid for unlimited visits at 14 convenient locations in the county.