Students celebrating at an LGBTQIA+ event on campus.

LGBTQIA+ Students

At El Camino, we’re proud to have a welcoming and inclusive campus community that reflects the diversity of the South Bay and promotes equitable outcomes for all.

Connect with the LGBTQIA+ Community

LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Project LogoWe're here for you. Explore a variety of resources and support services.View Resources

El Camino College aims to provide equitable resources to celebrate and support our diverse student population. The LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual +) Safe Zone Project was created to support the entire campus community and establish a robust network of advocates and allies.

By creating accessible resources that encompass physical, social, and emotional facets of sexual identity, El Camino College hopes to create a space where LGBTQIA+ members and their allies can work together toward building community on and off campus.

While this work is inspired by LGBTQIA+ experiences, it is created for the entire El Camino College community.  

Explore Resources

The following resources are intended to be a point of reference and source of support but may not reflect the entire wide range of experiences of those that identify as LGBTQIA+. For additional information or assistance, contact us.


Student Resources

Explore various resources and ways to connect with the LGBTQIA+ community.

Ally Resources

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the needs of LGBTQIA+ students. 


Check out the upcoming LGBTQIA+ events planned!

Gender Sexuality Alliance Club

Meet new friends and allies in a safe, welcoming environment. 

LGBTQIA+ Curriculum

Explore courses of Gender, Sexuality, and Sexual Orientation. 

Learn More

In order to support our El Camino LGBTQIA+ community, the Safe Zone Project Committee established the Queer is Love Scholarship Fund to support educational goals and dreams.

View Queer is Love Scholarship Flyer

How to Donate

It’s easy to donate to the scholarship and takes just a few minutes!

Step 1: Go to the El Camino Foundation ContributionThen, select the donation amount and if you would like to make this a recurring gift.

Step 2: Under “Designation,” select “Other.” Then, write “Queer is Love Scholarship” in the drop down box.

Step 3: Finally, fill out your billing and payment information. Then, press the “Donate Now” button.

Thank you for contributing to the Queer is Love Scholarship!


The LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Project is designed to give service members, staff, faculty, and administrators the opportunity to learn best practices in supporting queer students and their allies on campus.

The program highlights queer history, relevant legislation affecting students, intersecting identities, sexual orientation and gender entities, mental health, student scenarios and voices. This program also provides resources to address the holistic needs of LGBTQIA+ students and their student allies.

Support Your Students

For more information about attending and upcoming Safe Zone Training session, visit LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Training.


Angela Simon, Ph.D.
Psychology Faculty and LGBTQIA+ Liaison

Portrait of LGBTQIA+ Liason Angela Simons 


California Education Code Section 66271.2: The Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of each community college district are requested to designate an employee at each of their respective campuses as a point of contact for the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender faculty, staff, and students at the respective campus. At a minimum, the name and contact information of that designated employee shall be published on the Internet Website for the respective campus and shall be included in any printed and Internet-based campus directories.


For medical or psychological emergencies, please dial 911 from a landline phone on campus, or 310-660-3100 from a cell phone. 


Questions? Contact Us

LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Project