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Resources

On-Campus Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) assists students meet the personal challenges associated with identifying and accomplishing academic, career, and life goals. Services offered include: Individual and group psychotherapy, Crisis intervention, Referral services, Training and supervision, Outreach and program development, Consultation, and Program evaluation.

Office Location: Brotman Hall, Room 226
Phone: (562) 985-4001
Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/caps/

Ombuds

The Office of University Ombuds brings campus-related problems to the attention of the Ombuds for discussion and resolution. It provides information about campus, informal conflict resolution, safe place for discussion and reflection, and acts like an agent for organizational change.

Office Location: CSULB Foundation, Suite 140
Phone: (562) 985-5983
Appointment Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Website: http://www.csulb.edu/president/ombuds/

Health Resource Center

The Health Resource Center provides health education and support to students in order to facilitate the ongoing development of healthy lifestyles.

Office Location: Student Health Services, Room 268 (SHS-268)
Phone: (562) 985-4609
Hours of Operations: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/hrc/

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD)

Office Location: Student Health Center, Room 268
Phone: (562) 985-2520
Hours of Operation: Monday- Thursday: 8 AM to 6 PM and Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Website: http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/atod/

Dean of Students

The Dean of Student Office can assist in formal and informal discussions with students about various concerns; interface with parents, community agencies and local governmental units; and promote student ethical development and leadership outside the classroom.

Community Service Officers (CSO): University Police Escort Service - Free transportation to your car or dorm
Phone Number: 562-985-4101
Hours of Operations: 6-11 pm Sundays to Thursday --- 4:30-9:30pm Friday and Saturday

Find us at these locations (LA 1 Bus stop, South Turn near the Macintosh building, and West Turn outside the Student union)

 

On-Campus Student Organizations

The following are various LGBTQI-specific and/or progressive student organizations at CSULB. For more information about each organization, please contact the Office of Student Life and Development (www.csulb.edu/sld)

 

Active Minds

Active Minds is a national organization that develops and supports student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy groups on the college campus. Each peer group works to: increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding Mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and to serve as liaison between students and the mental health community. By planning campus-wide events that promote awareness and education, the group aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness and create a comfortable environment for open discussion of mental health issues. (http://www.activemindsoncampus.org/about/)


Queer Ink

The purpose of Queer Ink is to write, provide workshops, and read the work of its members to enhance their writing ability and expose the group and their work to both a mainstream and LGBTQI audience.

 

Gay Straight Alliance

To educate and advocate for civil rights and be active members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning Intersex Asexual/Ally (LGBTQIA) community; to promote awareness and tolerance for the LGBTQIA community through community service and events; to promote a sense of personal empowerment, growth and critical thinking to develop leadership and life skills applicable to the real world; to promote the idea of social equality; to create a safe environment for the LGBTQIA community.


Delta Lambda Phi

The Chapter’s purpose shall be to develop friendship, leadership and association among all men; to promote the just and equitable treatment of all individuals; and to enhance the quality of life among gay, bisexual and progressive men by providing dignified social, service and recreational activities.

 

Campus Progressives

To provide a forum for students and faculty on the political left, regardless of party or group affiliation.

To promote education and awareness of issues of major concern to liberals through dialogue, civic participation, and sharing resources.

To engage in various forms of activism and community service on campus and in the surrounding community.

 

FORCE

(Feminist Organization Reclaiming Consciousness and Equality)

The purpose of F.O.R.C.E. shall be to create a dialogue and stimulate an understanding of feminisms by raising consciousness of women's issues, which include but are not limited to personal experience, agency, and the understanding of women's differences and similarities. In order to reach these goals we plan to educate and inform the campus community through activities and workshops.  F.O.R.C.E. will support the Women's Resource Center, other campus organizations, and various departments that believe in the enrichment of women's lives.

 

Justice and Gender Education (JAGed)

Through online articles, multimedia and social activism, JAGed (Justice and Gender Education) organization provides support for those who promote social justice, equality and human rights for all people, regardless of gender, sex, race, class, ability, and age. While raising consciousness in others, we hope to inspire positive social change within our communities.


Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Student Association (WGSSSA)

An academically-oriented group that extends the insights of feminism to help students develop their skills as leaders, organizers, and social transformers.

To provide a formal connection between the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department on campus and students interested in the field of Women’s Studies in order to facilitate the academic and political growth of those students.

To provide a way for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies students to organize to inform the larger campus community on issues central to the goals and mission of Women’s Studies.

 

LGBT Student Resource Center

The LGBT Student Resource Center is a student-run center at CSULB. It is located in the Faculty Offices 4 building room 165. The center is generally open Monday - Thursday from 11am - 5pm during the fall and spring semesters. The LGBTSRC is a place for students to hang out, study, and meet. Various discussion groups and student organizations utilized the LGBTSRC as a meeting place. You can contact the LGBTSRC staff at lgbt@csulb.edu.

 

Local Resources

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.
Website: http://centerlb.org/

           

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
Website: http://www.lagaycenter.org/site/PageServer

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
Website: http://www.longbeachpride.com/

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
Website: http://www.lambdalegal.org/

Bienestar

SABORES Youth Program is one of BIENESTAR’s HIV prevention programs geared to educate and assist Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youth ages of 14 to 24.

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
Website: http://www.bienestar.org/eng/page/29/Home-Page.html

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
Website: http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=-2

 

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. www.gjla.org

 

 

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: http://www.advocate.com/.

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://www.glnh.org/index.html

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 http://www.glsen.org/

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 http://www.hrc.org/.

The 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: www.ncavp.org.

The National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education (The Consortium) – 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: http://www.lgbtcampus.org/.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (NGLTF) – 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: www.thetaskforce.org.

PlanetOut Inc. – a leading global online media company offering consumer services, news and entertainment to the LGBT community.  The company serves its growing base worldwide through a comprehensive group of branded businesses featuring diverse chat, news, entertainment, travel, dating, personal finance, career, shopping and community services at: http://www.planetout.com/, and www.Gay.com.

 

Gender Sanity - The Center for Gender Sanity assists with all aspects of transition in the workplace. We consult with employers and HR professionals to guide them through an employee’s change to a different gender presentation. We offer diversity training specifically on transgender issues for all levels of management and workers. www.gendersanity.com

 

Spiritual Resources

Christian Faith

Gay Christians: http://www.gaychristians.org/.  Information and chat network of friends affirming God’s acceptance and love or all people regardless of their sexual or affectional orientation.

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

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

The Bible and the Homosexual: http://www.postfun.com/pfp/homosexual/html. The Bible broken down into the sections most used to persecute homosexuals.

Soulforce: http://www.soulforce.org/. Network of friends learning nonviolence from Gandhi and King, seeking justice for God’s LGBT Children.

Whosoever: http://www.whosoever.org/. An online magazine for LGBT Christians.

Gay Religion: http://www.bibble.org/gay/religious/html. Reviews Bible sections and how they relate to homosexuals, particularly the New Testament.

Christian Lesbians: http://www.christianlesbians.com/. Information, resources and support for Christian lesbians feeling isolated.

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

Bridges Across the Divide: http://www.bridges-across.org/ba/index.htm. Building respectful relationships among those who disagree about moral issues surrounding homosexuality, bisexuality and gender variance.

Our Story Too: http://www.pikespeakmcc.org/njourstorytoo.shtml. Lesbians and Gay Men in the Bible.

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

Christian Denomination Specific

Axios: http://www.eskimo.com/~nickz/axios.html. Easter Orthodox Gay and Lesbian Christians, resources and links.

Baptist (Southern): http://www.rainbowbaptists.org/. Rainbow Baptists: support, information and advocacy for LGBT Baptists and their families.

Baptist (American): http://www.firstbaptistithaca.org/lgbt.html. Association of Welcoming and Affirming Bapists.

Catholic: http://www.dignityusa.org/. The largest and most progressive organization of LGBT Catholics.

Disciples of Christ: http://www.gladalliance.org/. Gay, Lesbian, and Affirming Disciples of     GLAD.  Sage and faithful place for LGBT and Affirming community.

Episcopal: http://www.integrityusa.org/. Worship, fellowship, education, communication, outreach, and service to the church.

Evangelicals Concerned, Inc.: http://www.ecinc.org/. National network of gay and lesbian Evangelical Christians and friends.

Jehovah’s Witnesses: http://www.acommonbond.org/. LGBT support group for former and current Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Lutheran: http://www.lcna.org/. Lutherans Concerned of North America: employing the Gospel’s principles of inclusiveness and justice, celebrating God’s gifts of sexuality and diversity.

Methodist: http://www.umaffirm.org/. Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Concerns.

Mormon: http://www.affirmation.org/. Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons.  Several great links and resources for LGBT Mormons.

Presbyterian: http://www.mlp.org/. More Light Presbyterians.

Quaker: http://www.quaker.org/flgbtqc/. A Quaker LGBT faith community within the Religious Society of Friends.

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

Unitarian Universalists: http://www.uua.org/. Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns.  Pamphlets, resources, welcoming congregations, advocacy.

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches: http://www.ufmcc.com/. LGBT-specific congregation: social justice, resources, web rings.

Baha’I Faith

Gay Baha’I: http://www.gaybahai.net/. Support, discussion, information for the LGBT Baha’i community.

 

 

Buddhist Faith

Gay Buddhist Fellowship: http://www.gaybuddhist.org/. Buddhist resource for gay men.

Jewish Faith

National Union of Jewish LGBT Students: http://www.nujls.org/. “Ask our Rabbi,” links, national involvement and other good resources for LGBT Jews.

A Community of Forum Gay Jews: http://www.orthogays.com/. Message board, frequently asked questions, and other links.

Twice Blessed: http://www.lgbtran.org/Collection.aspx?ID=29. Jewish LGBT archives of different media sources.

Muslim Faith

Al-Fatiha Foundation, http://www.al-fatiha.org/. Forums, discussion groups, and LGBTQ personals for gay Muslims.

Queer Jihad, http://www.queerjihad.org/. Articles, links, essays and message groups.

Atheist / Humanist

Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists (GALAH) http://www.galah.org/. Educational information, activism and support for LGBT Atheists and Humanists.

General Faith Information

Frontline’s “Assault on Gay America, the Life and Death of Billy Jack Gaither,” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/assault. Bible scholars and religious leaders interpret and debate scripture references to homosexuality.  Also: homophobic questionnaire, discussion, video ordering options.

Q-Spirit, http://www.qspirit.org/. Strategic organization catalyzing the necessary conditions for queer people to fully reclaim their spiritual roles of service, leadership and community enrichment in the world.  Originally founded as Native American Berdache.

Source:

  • UNC Chapel Hill Safe Zone Ally Manual
  • Abilock, T. (2001). USF Safe Zone Ally Manual, unpublished document.