Queer & Nonbinary

CSUDH is committed to inclusive excellence for our transgender, non-binary, and queer Toros.

Discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender, including sex, gender identity, and gender expression are prohibited on our campus. Complaints of discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender, sex, gender identity, and gender expression, can be reported to the Office of Equity and Inclusion via the online form, email, or by scheduling a meeting with the Title IX Officer at (310) 243-3492.

Please see the resources below for more information:

Chosen names and pronouns:

CSUDH students may select a chosen or preferred name by following the steps listed on the CSUDH Registrar’s Office Page (under Personal Data Change Form > Preferred Name Change Policy). For assistance with changing your name as a CSUDH employee, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

The Office of Equity & Inclusion also encourages all members of our Toro community to list pronouns in your email signature and Zoom name to foster inclusivity for our transgender and non-binary students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Even Teddy the Toro, CSUDH's mascot, specifies that they use "they/them" pronouns in their Twitter/Instagram!


The Office of Equity and Inclusion wants to ensure that you have access to a Gender Inclusive (also called "All Gender" or "Gender Neutral") bathroom within a reasonable walking distance to your class or office. In compliance with CA SB-179, all single-stall bathrooms at CSUDH are Gender Inclusive. In compliance with CA AB-1255, all students may use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. Below is a list of locations of all gender inclusive bathrooms at CSUDH (see the campus map for the locations):

  • Science and Innovation: 1 Gender Inclusive Restroom on the Second Floor
  • East Academic Complex (OPEN WHILE OTHER INCLUSIVE RESTROOMS ARE CLOSED): 2 multi-stall Gender Inclusive Restrooms
  • College of Education: One multi-stall Gender Inclusive Restroom
  • Loker Student Union: 2 Gender Inclusive Restrooms on the First Floor 
  • Faculty Development Center: 2 Gender Inclusive Restrooms in the basement of the Library 

On-campus resources for the transgender and non-binary community at CSUDH:

CSUDH Queer Culture & Resource Center

The Queer Culture and Resource Center holds events and coordinates services for the LGBTQIA2+ community at CSUDH. Follow @csudh_lgbtq on Instagram or contact the Queer Culture and Resource Center for more information.

T-Time (LGBTQIA+ Support Group for CSUDH Students)

T-Time is a weekly safe space for LBBTQIA+ to come together, share their stories, and support one another in a confidential environment, led by our psychologist, Dr. Sergio Mancilla.

Location: Student Health & Psychological Services, Room A-107
Time: Every Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Safe Space Committee

The Safe Space Committee is a group of faculty, staff, and administrators that provide LGBTQIA2+ safe space training to CSUDH. For information, contact Chaun Ares.

Student Psychological Services

Student Psychological Services provides free individual and group therapy for students in the Student Health and Psychological Services building. To schedule an appointment, please call (310) 243-3818.

Off-campus resources:

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach serves over 25,000 people a year and include an array of services including support groups, workshops and seminars, youth services, free HIV & STI testing, legal assistance, domestic violence services, employment referrals, mental health counseling, cultural and social activities (including the QFilm Festival), and educational forums.

Website: https://www.centerlb.org/

South Bay LGBT Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Transgender Community Organization's mission is to provide a focal point for the members of our community in the South Bay for education, social interaction, personal growth, and political power, and to foster public understanding of our community.

Website: http://southbaycenter.wixsite.com/southbaylgbtcenter

The Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that include health, social services and housing, culture and education, leadership, and advocacy.

Website: https://lalgbtcenter.org/

Trans Wellness Center

The recently opened Trans Wellness Center provides comprehensive resources and services to transgender and non-binary people. The 3,000-square-foot TWC is the first-of-its-kind center in the United States, with six local organizations joining forces to create this new home for wellness. The organizations include the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team, Bienestar, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Friends Community Center, Translatin@ Coalition, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Website: https://mytranswellness.org/

Los Angeles Gender Center

The Los Angeles Gender Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides referrals to a network of highly trained psychologists, marriage/family therapists, clinical sexologists, and clinical social workers who have an expertise in working with the gender non-conforming and transgender communities and their families.

Website: https://www.lagendercenter.org/

St. John’s Transgender Health and Wellness Center

The St. John’s Transgender Health and Wellness Center provides comprehensive transgender health services in a safe and welcoming environment. Services include hormone replacement therapy, assistance with name/gender change, HIV testing, counseling and treatment, health insurance enrollment, and case management/referral services.

Website: http://www.wellchild.org/transgender-health-program/

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.

Website: https://www.translifeline.org/