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Welcome to the San Diego Mesa College LGBTQ+ page! Here, you will find valuable information for the various campus- and community-based resources that are available for all members of our Mesa LGBTQ+ community. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or an ally, thank you for visiting our page. Remember, there is always a place for you on our campus!
Check out Mesa and SDCCD marching in the 2019 San Diego Pride Parade.
LGBTQ+ RESOURCES AT MESA
MESA LGBTQ+ SAFE ZONE TASK FORCE
The Safe Zone Task Force is a collaboration among Mesa faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to educating the greater campus community on ways to ensure a safe, welcoming space for LGBTQ+ individuals. As the "Leading College of Equity and Excellence", we know that the best learning environments are ones that promote acceptance and respect. Please feel free to contact any of our members if you have questions or would like to become involved.
Gender-Sexuality ALLIANCE (GSA)
The purpose of the Mesa Gender-Sexuality Alliance is to exist as a campus club where
students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning are able
to network, plan activities, establish positive and supportive student relationships
with other students who identify as a member of the LGBTQ Community or as a Straight
Please contact our advisor with any questions and feel free to come visit during one of our meetings. Our door is always open! Also, check out our Mesa GSA Facebook page.
Dr. Michael Harrison - Associate Professor, Spanish
Dr. Mary Gwin - Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Mondays 3:00-4:00 PM in LRC-237
Mesa LGBTQ+ Ally/out List
The Mesa LGBTQ+ Ally/Out List is a directory of faculty, staff, and administrators
on our campus who proudly serve as advocates for our LGBTQ+ community. The directory
includes both self-identified "out" LGBTQ+ individuals and LGBTQ+ allies. Click here to see our ever-growing network of supporters.
Mental health services
We know that the LGBTQ+ community often experiences unique obstacles that make it
difficult to deal with everyday life. At Mesa, there is always someone here for you.
Please drop by Student Health Services in I4-209 in the Student Services Building or contact our designated on-campus LGBTQ+ health counselor.
Sue Shrader-Hanes, MFT
Student Health Services
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
7250 Mesa College Drive I-4209
San Diego, California 92111
Mesa Pride Merchandise!
Mesa Pride merchandise is now available at our Campus Store! Come by and pick up your
very own Mesa Pride shirt, cap, and water bottle. All proceeds go to the Mesa LGBTQ+ Pride Fund to create a campus culture of competency,
inclusiveness, equity, and understanding for students identifying as LGBTQ+. For store
hours, please visit the Campus Store website.
opportunity to support
San Diego Mesa College is proud to announce the establishment of the LGBTQ+ Inclusivity and Equity Fund. Donations go towards student scholarships, programs, and activities that create
a campus culture of competency, inclusiveness, equity, and understanding for students
identifying as LGBTQ+.
The program promotes acceptance, belonging, safety, compassion, positive self-efficacy, and confidence designed to help students succeed socially and academically. Please click the link below to donate:
LGBTQ+ Inclusivity and Equity Fund
LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY RESOURCES
- The San Diego LGBT Community Center
- San Diego Pride
- College Guide for LGBTQ Students
- Resources and Expert Advice for LGBTQ College Students
- Resources for Transgender College Students
- College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
- Creating a Welcoming Campus and Community
Websites for learning more
- Asexual Visibility and Education Network
- Everyday Feminism
- Get Real
- It's Pronounced Metrosexual
- Soul Force
- We Are the Youth
Organizations doing good
- GLAAD - Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
- GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
- Family Acceptance Project
- It Gets Better Project
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
- The "Not All Like That" (NALT) Project
- The Religious Institute
- PFLAG - "Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People"
- Transgender Law Center
- The Trevor Project