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Campus Pride Article - 12/13

On-Campus Resources


Campus Police

A student that feels bullied or threatened may contact Campus Police and advise them of the situation.

Phone: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2325
Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday, 24 Hours a Day

Judicial Affairs

Any student that feels bullied or harassed should come and report the incident to the Judicial Affairs Office as soon as possible. Students must call ahead and make an appointment.

Office Location: Student Activities in the Auto Partners Building (Lot 10)
Phone: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2471
Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is staffed by a group of health care professionals who are dedicated to your wellness.

Phone: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2321
Hours of Operations:

  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 4:30 pm (Telehealth until 6:00 p.m.; prior appointment necessary).
  • Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • **Closed 12 pm to 1 pm daily**

On-Campus Student Organizations

The following are various LGBTQI-specific and/or progressive student organizations at Cerritos College. For more information about each organization, please contact the Student Activities Office next to the bookstore on the Cerritos College campus:

Scholars' Honors Program

The Scholars' Honors Program promotes the transfer mission of the Scholars' Honors Program and provides a place for members to interact with one another. The SHC focuses on the following three objectives: 1) promote academic excellence by providing workshops that prepare students to transfer; 2) encourage students to participate in community service activities that benefit the college and community; and 3) prepare students to present their

Local Resources

LGBTQ Student’s Guide


Bienestar is a community-based social services organization serving Greater Los Angeles. Our focus is on identifying and addressing emerging health issues faced by Latinx and LGBTQ+ populations. Bienestar reaches these unique populations through innovative and compassionate peer-to-peer modeling that is 100% culturally relevant to the communities we serve.

Address: 525 East 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: (562) 628-9687
Hours of Operations: Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The Center Long Beach

Services offered: support groups, youth services, legal assistance, employment referrals, rental and roommate referrals, a hate crimes hotline, mental health referral, women's health programs, cultural and social activities (including a Film Festival), educational forums, and HIV prevention and support programs.

Address: 2017 E. Fourth Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
Phone: (562) 434-4455
Hours of Operation: center hours: Monday-Friday 11am-9pm, sat by appt only.

Gender Justice LA

Gender Justice LA (GJLA) is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization working to build the collective power of the transgender community.

Lambda Legal

Assistance with legal matters involving sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV testing.

Address: 3325 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1300 Los Angeles, CA90010-1729
Phoner: 213-382-7600

LA Gay & Lesbian Center

The Center's wide array of services includes: free HIV/AIDS care and medications for those most in need; housing, food, clothing and support for homeless LGBTQI youth; support and advocacy services for LGBTQI seniors and LGBTQI-parented families.

Address: Varies among centers

Long Beach Pride

Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival & Parade has become the 3rd largest in the nation, now attracting over 75,000 participants over the two-day celebration. Visit website for dates.

Address: LBLGP, Inc. P.O. Box 2050 Long Beach, CA 90801-2050
Phone: (562) 987-9191

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG Long Beach meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church at 3rd Street and Cedar Avenue in Long Beach.

Address: 425 Coronado Ave., #201 Long Beach, CA 90814-7752
Phone: 562-773-9801
The Trevor Project Website:

National Resources

The Advocate - US-based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine. Includes national pride guide, forums and news and media related links to articles. Online at:

The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline 1-(888) THE-GLNH (843-4564) - This is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the LGBTQI community, and those questioning their sexual orientation or identity. The Hotline offers free and confidential peer-counseling, information, and local resources for cities and town throughout the United States. The Hotline speaks with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information and lots more. The Hotline also maintains the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. Our database contains information on social and support groups as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more. We also have information on LGBTQI-friendly businesses and professionals.
Online at http://

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. At this point GLSEN has successfully hosted 8 national conferences to bring together student leaders, educators, chapter leaders and activists. GLSEN also sponsors the National Day of Silence, which close to 2 million students, teachers, and staff have been a part of at 3029 school campuses across the country. GLSEN's newest national project is National No Name Calling Week. In coalition with leading education organizations, including the National Education Association, GLSEN is proud to be a part of an event geared toward educating middle school students about the negative impact of bullying and harassment. Online at

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - As America's largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that LGBTQI Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. The Human Rights Campaign effectively lobbies Congress, mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress, and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies. Visit

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) - Addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the LGBTQI and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBTQI and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. NCAVP is dedicated to creating a national response to the violence plaguing these communities. Further, NCAVP supports existing anti-violence organizations and emerging local programs in their efforts to document and prevent such violence. Online at:

Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals - The Consortium is the premier resource for individuals who work with college and university students. The website offers a national directory of LGBT centers, LGBT academic programs, and Safe Zone programs. The site also includes a FAQ section on a wide variety of current trends and issues. The website also features information and links to LGBT scholarship, grant and educational assistance programs. Online at:

The National LGBTQ Task Force - The first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. NGLTF remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. They work to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders and organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation. Our Policy Institute, the community's premiere think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality. Headquartered in Washington, DC, they also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Cambridge. Visit:

Los Angeles LGBT Center - Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

Point Foundation - The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer internship programs, college scholarships, college grants. Online at:

Spiritual Resources

Atheist / Humanist

Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists (GALAH) Educational information, activism and support for LGBT Atheists and Humanists.

Baha'I Faith

Gay Baha'I: Support, discussion, information for the LGBT Baha'i community.

Buddhist Faith

Gay Buddhist Fellowship: Buddhist resource for gay men.

Christian Faith

The Bible and the Homosexual: The Bible broken down into the sections most used to persecute homosexuals.

Bridges Across the Divide: Building respectful relationships among those who disagree about moral issues surrounding homosexuality, bisexuality and gender variance.

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry: Pacific School of Religion, research and resources, promoting leadership through education, serving, academics, faith and the LGBT community.

Christian Lesbians: Information, resources and support for Christian lesbians feeling isolated.

Gay Christians: Information and chat network of friends affirming God's acceptance and love or all people regardless of their sexual or affectional orientation.

Gay Religion: Reviews Bible sections and how they relate to homosexuals, particularly the New Testament.

Inspiritus: Inspirational page with focus on those who are seeking to reconcile Christian faith and homosexuality, also includes excellent coming out stories from Christian LGBTs.

Our Story Too: Lesbians and Gay Men in the Bible.

Soulforce: Network of friends learning nonviolence from Gandhi and King, seeking justice for God's LGBT Children.

Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse: A response to the abusive use of the Bible against Gays and Lesbians and all others oppressed and alienated by religion.

The Other Side: http://www.theotherside/org/resources/gay/links/html. LGBT Christian web links.

Whosoever: An online magazine for LGBT Christians.

Christian Denomination Specific

Axios: Easter Orthodox Gay and Lesbian Christians, resources and links.

Baptist (American): Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.

Baptist (Southern): Rainbow Baptists: support, information and advocacy for LGBT Baptists and their families.

Catholic: The largest and most progressive organization of LGBT Catholics.

Disciples of Christ: Gay, Lesbian, and Affirming Disciples of GLAD. Sage and faithful place for LGBT and Affirming community.

Episcopal: Worship, fellowship, education, communication, outreach, and service to the church.

Evangelicals Concerned, Inc.: National network of gay and lesbian Evangelical Christians and friends.

Jehovah's Witnesses: LGBT support group for former and current Jehovah's Witnesses.

Lutheran: Lutherans Concerned of North America: employing the Gospel's principles of inclusiveness and justice, celebrating God's gifts of sexuality and diversity.

Methodist: Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Concerns.

Mormon: Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons. Several great links and resources for LGBT Mormons.

Presbyterian: More Light Presbyterians.

Quaker: A Quaker LGBT faith community within the Religious Society of Friends.

Seventh-Day Adventist: Support organization devoted to the spiritual, emotional, social and physical well-being of SDAs. Also: resources, links, events.

Unitarian Universalists: Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns. Pamphlets, resources, welcoming congregations, advocacy.

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches: LGBT-specific congregation: social justice, resources, web rings.

Jewish Faith Message board, frequently asked questions, and other links.A Community of Forum Gay Jews:

National Union of Jewish LGBT Students: "Ask our Rabbi," links, national involvement and other good resources for LGBT Jews.

Twice Blessed: Jewish LGBT archives of different media sources.

Muslim Faith

Al-Fatiha Foundation: Forums, discussion groups, and LGBTQ personals for gay Muslims.

Queer Jihad: Articles, links, essays and message groups.

General Faith Information

Frontline's "Assault on Gay America, the Life and Death of Billy Jack Gaither:" Bible scholars and religious leaders interpret and debate scripture references to homosexuality. Also: homophobic quOn-Campus Resources