Resources & Services

The LGBT Queer Resource Center strives to provide students with the resources and training needed to become a successful student at California State University, Fullerton. Below is a list of campus and community resources that we find may be useful for undergraduates, graduates, staff, and faculty.

Gender Affirming Closet (GAC)

 

GAC IS CLOSED for summer 2022 - appointments by email only 

The LGBT Queer Resource Center at Cal State Fullerton has established the Gender Affirming Closet (GAC) to provide a free, on-campus clothing resource for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students to feel empowered to express themselves authentically.   

The Gender Affirming Closet (GAC) provides safe and inclusive opportunities for all students to find clothing. Many transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) folks, in particular, may experience prejudice, harassment, and embarrassment when shopping for clothes in public; they may be scrutinized for purchasing clothes that do not “match” their gender. Additionally, often individuals may also not have the ability to freely shop for clothes that most align with their expression, due to fear of being rejected by their home environment. Lastly, students may not have the financial means to pay for certian clothing items. The GAC aims to address these issues so that Cal State Fullerton’s diverse student population has access to free clothes without gender discrimination or shame. While gender identity is an internal experience, gender expression is a way for people to manifest their creativity and identities. In providing free options for clothing, we hope to enable students’ freedom of expression.  

Donations of clothing items are currently being accepted. To coordinate your drop off, please email Nat Betancourt at natbetancourt@fullerton.edu. 

Donation Guidelines:

  • Items should gently used and clean prior to drop off
  • No used underwear, new packages of underwear or socks only; gently used bras are ok
  • Shoes are accepted, adult sizes only
  • No children's clothing sizes will be accepted; larger sizes such as large, extra large, and double extra large are needed
  • Generally all clothing items are accepted including: shirts, button ups, blouses, pants, shorts, jackets, sweaters, leisure wear, etc. 
  • Always accepting donations for the following items: chest binders & bras

For more information or questions, contact natbetancourt@fullerton.edu

Location: Pollak Library South (PLS) 180 - Room 189

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Established September 2021

LGBTQ Ally/Safe Space Training

The mission of Cal State Fullerton’s LGBTQ+ Ally Training program, hosted by the LGBT Queer Resource Center, is to educate university staff and faculty about sexual/romantic orientation and gender identity. The training program provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about social identities, current issues, LGBTQ affirming practices, and skills to take action to create more equitable and inclusive spaces on our campus and in their everyday. After attending the training, participants are eligible to receive an LGBTQ Ally sticker and commit to being on the CSUF LGBTQ Ally roster. Participants will:

1) Develop an understanding of foundational terminology and concepts, become aware of issues that currently impact the LGBTQ community, learn about resources for the LGBTQ community, and reflect on ways to increase LGBTQ inclusive practices in your campus role and daily life.

2) Apply the knowledge you learned in Part 1! Develop skills you can utilize to support students who are exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, looking for community, and are in crisis. We will review the resources you learned in part one and engage in case scenarios to best prepare you to support students and make appropriate referrals.

The next LGBTQ Ally Training will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm via Zoom. Registrants will receive an email confirmation with a unique zoom link to attend the training prior to our meeting date.

Register Here!

Please forward any questions or accommodations regarding LGBTQ Ally Training to natbetancourt@fullerton.edu

Peer Educated Workshops

The LGBT Queer Resource Center offers four, hour-long, peer facilitated workshops dedicated to educating fellow students on: 

  • LGBTQ+ and Pronouns 101
  • Labels & Subcommunitites within LGBTQ+
  • Coming Out Support
  • LGBTQ+ History, Culture, & Social Justice 

If you are affiliated with a CSUF student organization/club and are interested in bringing a workshop to your meetings, please submit your request below. For individuals not associated with an organization, please attend one of our scheduled workshops throughout the semester. Our next scheduled workshop is: TBD.

Submit your workshop request here!

For more information, contact lgbtq@fullerton.edu

Queer Peers Mentoring PRogram

The LGBT Queer Resource Center is a space where LGBTQ-identified folx and allies can come and build community. Our Queer Peers mentors provide academic and comprehensive support to all LGBTQIA+ mentees. The Queer Peers  will foster deeper relationships and a sense of belonging within campus and the larger community. In addition, mentees will be able to participate in events and programming organized by the Queer Peers and LGBTQ Center. Become a mentee now!

 

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