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For information on ways to get connected to the LGBTQIA+ community at El Camino College, learn more about our Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club!

LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Project Resource Guide

We are proud to present the LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Project Resource Guide: A Community Manual for Local & National Queer Resources. This guide offers our students, employees, and allies important information as well as connections to a variety of LGBTQIA+ resources and services. Please take some time to review this document that supports our efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive college.

View the resource guide: Flipbook

Local LGBTQIA+ Resources

El Camino College Gender Sexuality Alliance Club
South Bay LGBT Center
On-Campus LGBT Centers 
Long Beach LGBT Center

Coming Out

While there may be common themes shared by those who have "Come Out" as LGBTQIA+, no individual "coming out experience" is the same. For many, coming out is a continual process rather than one singular event.  For others, the privilege of choosing when to come come out to loved ones may not be a reality. The resources gathered below are merely meant to provide points of reflection and resources to those considering coming out.

Human Rights Campaign Coming Out Guide
Coming out as Latinx/ Guía de Recursos para Salír del Clóset (HRC)
Coming out as African American
Coming out as Asian Pacific American
UC Berkeley Coming Out Resource Page

Health Resources

El Camino College Health Center
LGBTQIA+ and Addiction: Causes Resources and Treatment

Know Your Rights

A Guide for Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Students

Scholarship Opportunities

The Point Foundation: The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
Best Colleges Scholarship Database
Human Rights Campaign Scholarship Database

Resources for Parents of LGBTQIA+

Our Daughters and Sons: Questions and Answers for Parents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth and Adults (PFLAG)
Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents

Ally Resources

Supporting Friends who Come Out to You
Coming Out as a Straight Supporter (HRC)