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. There are a list of campus and community resources that we find may be useful for undergraduates, graduates, staff, and faculty.

Campus Resources

Advising

Our mission is to work in a collaborative partnership with students, a shared responsibility, where the advisor and student are equally invested in the educational process and holistic development of the student.

Academic Advisement is available on a walk-in basis, so come in anytime to meet with an academic advisor. To maximize your valuable time, plan ahead and visit the Academic Advisement Center during non-registration periods.

For more information, please click on Academic Advising Center

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to remove the cost barriers that may prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. Assistance is available from a variety of programs funded by federal, state, university and private sources. Students who demonstrate significant financial need may qualify for grant aid while students with less need may obtain low cost loans. Financial need is determined through a federal formula that assesses the family’s relative financial strength and ability to contribute to meeting the student’s educational costs.

For more information, please click on CSUF Financial Aid OfficeOpens in new window

Pride Alliance

The LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association, Pride Alliance, was established in Fall of 2006 as an organization dedicated to providing voice and representation for LGBTQ-identifying members of the Titan Family at California State University, Fullerton. The CSUF Pride Alliance envisions a stronger CSUF community that is equitable, respectful, and where LGBTQ+ people, inclusive of all our intersecting identities, feel fully valued and integrated. 

The CSUF Pride Alliance is dedicated to providing voice and representation for the coalition of LGBTQ+ and other related faculty and staff at California State University, Fullerton. They join together to acknowledge and celebrate our often diverse, but common LGBTQ+ affinity.

For more information, please visit Pride Alliance or contact jbarros@fullerton.edu

Queer Studies in Women & Gender Studies Department

Queer Studies examines the dynamics of heteronormativity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender roles, and embodiment, and the influence of these intersecting factors on our daily lives, cultural institutions, political discourses, media representations and within the arts.

A Queer Studies Minor designation on a student's transcript distinguishes them affirmatively in application to graduate school across many fields. Additionally, it makes students more competitive for employment and internships in fields including social work, counseling, education, healthcare, social service, government, the law and nonprofit advocacy. A Queer Studies Minor positions CSUF graduates on the leading edge of cultural, social, political and scientific knowledges, and it recognizes their specific expertise in one of the most culturally and politically relevant topics of our time.

Contact: kketchum@fullerton.edu

 

Community & Regional Resources 

Bienestar

Community-based health care and social services organization in the Greater Los Angeles area. Expertise in identifying and addressing emerging health issues faced by the Latino and LGBTQ populations. Bienestar reaches these populations through innovative and compassionate peer-to-peer modeling that is 100% culturally relevant to the communities served. Equipped with a diverse staff that meets clients with both understanding and acceptance, building trust and fostering a unique sense of community for those who use services.

For more information, please click on BienestarOpens in new window .

Gather and Grow OC

Gather and Grow OC is a safe space to play, explore and grow together! We believe in high quality, knowledgeable therapy that honors the individual. We believe in sharing tools and education about healing. Gather and Grow OC is a community of therapists, educators and those seeking guidance offering counseling, wellness services, and private consultations.
For more information, please click on Gather and Grow OCOpens in new window .

In The Meantime Men’s Group, Inc.

In The Meantime Men’s Group, Inc. is purposed to enrich, empower, and extend the lives of intergenerational Black men, respectful of sexual orientation, through social, educational, health and wellness programs and services. In the Meantime Men’s Group, Inc. is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit community service organization. Over the past 23 years In The Meantime has been on the forefront of creating an environment that supports, empowers and educates Black, gay, same gender-loving and bi-sexual men in Los Angeles County. Through an integrated holistic approach to wellness, In The Meantime (ITMT) focuses on the mental/emotional, physical, spiritual, and economic well-being of a community that is oftentimes isolated and excluded from mainstream society.
For additional information, please click on  In The Meantime Men’s Group, Inc. Opens in new window

LGBTQ Center Orange County

The mission is  to advocate on behalf of the Orange County Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer/Questioning communities and provide services that ensure its well-being and positive identity. All members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Orange County join together in a network of support and unity. Our life-affirming programs focus on empowerment, and our advocacy efforts focus on speaking out against hate and discrimination. We exist so that every segment of the LGBTQ population of Orange County has the resources needed to thrive in their own lives and communities.
For additional information, please click on LGBTQ Center Orange County.

Los  Angeles Gender Center

The Los Angeles Gender Center provides an environment of support, understanding, and safety while helping people explore issues of gender and sexuality. We specialize in gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexuality, relationships, and intimacy.
For additional information, please click on Los Angeles Gender Center.

Los  Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is the nation’s largest community-based provider of LGBT-related legal services, supported by a team of staff and volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and interns. We serve the legal needs of all LGBT people with a special focus on survivors of violence, undocumented immigrants, and transgender people. We also provide workshops, trainings, and technical assistance for institutions and service providers.
For additional information, please click on Los Angeles LGBT Center

TransLatin@ Coalition

The TransLatin@ Coalition(TLC) was founded in 2009 by a group of Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles, California, as a grassroots response to address the specific needs of TGI Latin@ immigrants who live in the United States.
For additional information, please click on TransLatin@ CoalitionOpens in new window .

TransCanWork

TransCanWork (TCW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California and is committed to advancing workplace inclusion through innovative training strategies and workforce development. Our tried and true system is based off decades of cumulative experience as transgender leaders working to advance inclusion in the public, private, and non-profit sectors across the country, including career development tools on webpage.
For additional information, please click on   TransCanWorkOpens in new window .

211 LA: LGBTQ+

211 offers the LGBTQ+ Communities of Los Angeles County access to all types of free and low-cost health, human, and social services information and referrals that best meet their individual needs. Some resources include:
  • Legal Services
  • Housing/Shelter
  • Mental Health Services 
  • Health Care 
  • and more! 

For more information please visit 211LA.Opens in new window

Statewide and beyond resources 

Addiction Center Opens in new window

Athlete Ally Opens in new window

CDC LGBT Health Opens in new window

Crisis Text Line

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Opens in new window

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

 

 

 

 

Modern Military Association of America Opens in new window
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) Opens in new window
National Center for Transgender Equality Opens in new window The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
Planned Parenthood
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Opens in new window

 

The Human Rights Campaign Opens in new window The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Youth Hotline Opens in new window We provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where anyone can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, isolation, anxiety at school, family issues, HIV/AIDS concerns, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
  • For more information, call +1(888) 843-4564
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Opens in new window The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.

 

The Trevor Project Opens in new window The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. The Trevor Project offers phone, chat, and text options with trained counselors for service. 
  • To reach the hotline, dial US +1(877) 565-8860 / Canada +1 (877) 330-6366.
Transgender American Veterans Association(TAVA) Opens in new window TAVA is a grassroots organization that advocates for the equality of transgender veterans and active duty service members to receive fair and equal treatment in areas such as healthcare, benefits, and open transgender military service. We help veterans change their name and gender within the Department of Veteran affairs, update their DD 214 name and characterization of discharge, and provide services such as our transgender support locator, which offers local support for transgender persons.

Educational Resources & Online Communities 

API Equality-LA Opens in new window
American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) Opens in new window
Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) Opens in new window
BiNet USA Opens in new window

Bisexual Resource Center  Opens in new window

Bisexual.org Opens in new window
Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP) Opens in new window
Black Transmen Inc. Opens in new window
Center for Black Equity Opens in new window
CenterLink
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals Opens in new window
Equality California Opens in new window
Equality Federation Opens in new window
Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement Opens in new window
Financial Aid & Scholarships: Learn How to Become  Opens in new window Students wondering how they can afford the rising costs of higher education often benefit from scholarships. Scholarships provide learners with free money, and many scholarships only extend awards to specific types of students, including LGBTQ+ students. There are plenty of scholarships for LGBTQ+ students, though applicants may not know where to find them. Use this web tool to find additional scholarships you may be eligible for. 
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network Opens in new window GLSEN is an American education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools.
Gender-Inclusive Biology Opens in new window
Intersex Campaign for Equality Opens in new window The Intersex Campaign for Equality is a multi-gendered, multi-orientation, multi-racial NGO working for human rights for intersex people, particularly the rights to bodily integrity, self-determination, legal recognition, and de-pathologization of intersex traits and non-binary identities in medicine and society.
JQInternational Opens in new window
JV LGBTQ+ Scholarships Opens in new window If you are a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community, there are scholarships out there just for you. In addition, many of these scholarships are also open to LGBTQ+ allies.
Lambda 10 Project Opens in new window The Lambda 10 Project works to heighten the visibility of LGBT members of the college fraternity and sororities by serving as a clearinghouse for educational resources and educational materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as it pertains to the fraternity/sorority experience.
Lambda Legal Opens in new window
Muslim Youth Leadership Council Opens in new window The Muslim Youth Leadership Council (MyLC) is a group of Muslim-identifying people ages 17-24 from across the country, working locally and nationally as activists, organizers, writers, leaders and more to promote LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and sexual and reproductive health and rights for Muslims. MyLC focuses on four main areas of work: countering Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate, strengthening sexual health and reproductive rights for young Muslims, promoting LGBTQ rights and supporting queer Muslims, and working towards racial justice and countering anti-Blackness in our communities. 
National LGBTQ Task Force Opens in new window The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights.
National Queer Pacific Islander Alliance Opens in new window
National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network Opens in new window
Out & Equal Opens in new window Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through our worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships, and our annual Workplace Summit conference, we help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.
Parents, Families, and Friends of the LGBT Community (PFLAG) Opens in new window
Point Foundation Opens in new window Point Foundation (Point) is America's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQIA+ students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.
Straight for Equality Opens in new window Straight for Equality provides information and resources that will help allies understand their role in supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ people. It takes learning and resources if allies want to move from just feeling supportive to actively being supportive.
Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists (AGLP) Opens in new window AGLP is a community of psychiatrists that educates and advocates on LGBTQ+ mental health issues.
Brown Boi Project Opens in new window
The LGBT Bar Opens in new window The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association, formerly the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations.
The Okra Project Opens in new window
Transgender Law Center Opens in new window
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Opens in new window Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.
Victory Fund Opens in new window The LGBTQ Victory Fund, commonly shortened to Victory Fund, is an American political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBTQ public officials in the United States.
You Can Play Project Opens in new window
Zuna Institute Opens in new window  Zuna Institute is a national advocacy organization for Black Lesbians that addresses issues such as health, economic development, education, and public policy.