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Transgender and LGBQ Resources


Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sex stereotypes, sexual orientation, gender identity, and transgender status.  The District promotes a safe and welcoming environment in which all members of our community can expect to be treated respectfully in every context.  The District also recognizes that members of the LGBTQ community face higher levels of discrimination, bullying, intimidation, and distress than their heterosexual and cisgender peers.  

Through policies, training, educational opportunities, and consistent action, the District is committed to maintaining and promoting inclusive spaces for all.  

District Resources

Gender-Inclusive Spaces

The District promotes gender-inclusive spaces and education through its Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance (OEIC).  For an introduction to creating respectful spaces in your classroom and/or work environment, please see OEIC's 

Gender Neutral Restroom Facilities 

Each District site offers gender neutral restroom facilities.  For information on related laws, policies, and procedures, please see the below section on "Single User Restroom Facilities."  To identify specific gender neutral restroom locations at District sites, please check the following information:

Preferred Name Standards      

In August 2016, the District adopted Preferred Name Standards, which allow all staff and students to select a chosen first name that appears on unofficial campus documentation, such as class rosters and course shells in Canvas.  Interested parties may find additional information on the Standards here: 

Single User Restroom Facilities (Laws, Policies, and Procedures)

In accordance with California State Law and District policy, each District site offers single-user, gender neutral restroom facilities.  For additional information on the laws, policies, and procedures governing single-user restroom facilities, please see the following resources: 

Training Opportunities (SafeZone)

The District regularly offers SafeZone training for both students and employees.  In this training, participants expand their cultural competence and discover strategies for promoting and facilitating LGBTQ-inclusive environments.  The training is intended for all interested parties.  Whether you identify as heterosexual, LGBTQIA+, transgender, cisgender, ally, or aspiring ally, if you want to know more about creating accepting, safe spaces wherever you go, you are welcome here! 

Each of the Colleges has certified SafeZone facilitators on staff (including all of the campus Title IX Coordinators), and we are happy to provide regular training opportunities.  Be on the lookout for these opportunities here and through the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance.  You can also find trained SafeZone participants by looking for this symbol in sticker form, in Canvas course shells, and in email signatures across the District: 

SafeZone Sticker

For inquires about SafeZone training, please contact Sacha Moore, District Coordinator of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance, at smoore@gwc.cccd.edu or your site's Title IX Coordinator.  

Off-Campus Resources

For further information on LGBTQ rights and support, please take a look at the following links: 

Questions? 

If you have questions regarding making your classroom or workspace more inclusive, please feel free to contact your site's Title IX Coordinator or Sacha Moore, District Coordinator of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance, at smoore@gwc.cccd.edu.  


Coast Community College District Nondiscrimination Policy

The Coast Community College District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities.

The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.