Cypress College is a community that embraces diversity; fosters individuality; provides an accessible, supportive climate; and encourages a variety of perspectives and opinions. In celebration of that core value and Pride Month, we share the following resources for our LGBTQ+ community.
Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) Club
The Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA)—formerly the LGBTQ+ Club—strives to be a fun and safe space for LGBTQ+ students and their allies to share their stories, learn about LGBTQ+ issues, support diversity and inclusion for all students, and make a positive impact on campus and in the community. The QSA participates in campus AS events, holds weekly club meetings, hosts National Coming Out Day (October), attends Pride Parades and Festivals (May/June), watches movies, has beach bonfires, goes out together, and more. The QSA meets every Thursday from 3–5 p.m.
Gender-neutral restrooms, labeled “unisex,” are available in the Technical Education 3 building on the first, second, and third floors. The two that are located on the first floor require a key to access them. Visit the CTE Division office for the key. The two on the second floor are located opposite the sliding door entrance. The two on the third floor are located near the public elevator. An additional gender-neutral restroom is located in the Art Gallery.
- Archives of Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Culture
- Equality California
- Equality Federation
- Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
- GLAAD: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
- Human Rights Campaign
- International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
- Lambda Legal
- National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
- Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
- TLA Releasing: Gay/Lesbian Films
If you would like to see additional resources, or if you have any questions or need information, contact the QSA Advisor, Jenelle Herman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.