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Monday, December 10, 2018

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Where am I Wednesday: A Space to Take Pride In

SDSU’s Pride Center provides a safe and inclusive space where students can get information and resources pertaining to the LGBTQ community.
By Sabrina Shahawi

As one of the most LGBT-friendly campuses in the nation, San Diego State University supports The Pride Center, a hub for information and resources pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, and other related communities. Located on Campanile Drive, the center is an open, inclusive, safe, and affirming gathering space and campus environment for persons of all sexual and gender identities and their allies.

The Pride Center facilitates campus-wide education, understanding and research on issues related to sexuality and gender. It provides resources and support services to aid students in their process of sexual and gender self-identity development.  In addition, it helps those who may experience discrimination, alienation, disenfranchisement, harassment, intimidation or other barriers to student success that are a result of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  The center also hosts student groups including the Queer Student Union, Womyn’s Outreach Association, and various LGBTQ Greek organizations.

The Pride Center at San Diego State University has recently received a $100,000 gift from San Diego donor David Gubser. Gubser’s donation will expand the Pride Center’s programming to include health and safety trainings, as well as other academic and personal support systems.