Fresno City College LGBTQ Resources

Fresno City College Safe Space Program

A pair of rainbow-colored ram horns frame the words Fresno City College Safe Space Ally

A campus-wide network of allies trained to support LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Allies are trained in cultural competence for the purpose of making Fresno City College a more safe and welcoming environment for all LGBTQ persons to thrive.


  • 2-hour Safe Space Ally trainings
  • Information and Resources pamphlet
  • Referral services

Fresno City College Trans Ally Program

A pair of ram horns colored pink, blue, and white frame the words Fresno City College Trans Ally

Intended to serve as a supplement to the training provided by the Safe Space Ally Program, this program increases allies' competence on trans culture in an effort toward making the campus a more welcoming and inclusive place for all transgender and non-binary individuals.


  • 2-hour Trans Ally trainings
  • Information, resources
  • Referral services

How to Change your Preferred Name

To request a chosen/preferred name, current students can submit a chosen/preferred name request through MyPortal.

  1. Log into MyPortal
  2. Click on your current name located at the top right hand side of the page and then select the Name/Pronoun Preferences option from the context menu as shown:
    screenshot of name/pronoun preference

New or returning students can submit a chosen/preferred first name at the time of application through CCCApply.

It is important to understand that designating your chosen/preferred first name does NOT constitute a legal name change. A students' legal name will continue to be used on certain college documents, such as transcripts and financial aid documents. A student's chosen/preferred first name will display in Canvas and Self-Service, including class rosters, and wait lists for use by instructors. For legal name changes, contact your campus Admissions and Records office. Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Please note it takes between 2-4 days to process chosen/preferred first name requests and for your chosen/preferred first name to appear in Canvas and Self-Service with other apps to follow.


Queer & Allies Club (Q&A)

Meetings are held every 2nd Friday of the month in the Senate Chamber

Rainbow Alliance Staff & Faculty Association

Psychological Services

559.443.8687 • Room 216 in Student Center (above the Bookstore)

Rainbow Rams (LGBT+ Support Group)

Meetings: Wednesdays 2-3pm • Meets virtually

To sign up and receive the Zoom link, please fill out this form:

Student Health Services

Phone: 559.442.8268 • Office: ST-112 (downstairs Student Services building)

Harassment / Discrimination

Report harassment/discrimination to: Vice President of Student Services 559.443.8558
Office: ST-222 (upstairs northeast corner of Student Services)

What Are Pronouns and Why Are They Important?

Imperial Dove Court de Fresno

The Imperial Dove Court de Fresno Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the LGBTQ+ community for over 50 years in the counties of Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings, and Kern. Our organization accepts gifts and holds events throughout the year to raise funds to make grants to various charitable organizations both within and outside the LGBTQ+ community.

Reel Pride Fresno

Fresno Reel Pride's mission is to increase the awareness of the LGBTQIA community through the exhibition of film exploring LGBTQIA themes at an annual film festival. Every year, it is our goal to bring a wide array of LGBTQ cinema and entertainment home to the Central Valley. With new direction, bold new ideas, and fresh outlook, we're proud to bring this annual film festival to the community. 

Fresno EOC LGBTQ Sanctuary

  • Access to resources in a safe and inclusive environment, Virtual Peer Support Groups, Referrals to Outside Help, Advocacy, Case Management, Housing Needs Assessment, Trauma-informed Care, Access to MAP Point Services
  • Located: 1252 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93721
  • Phone: (559) 325-4527 (call/text)
  • Email:
  • Website:

Fresno EOC Sanctuary Youth Shelter

  • Serving youth ages 12-18
  • 24-hour self-referral shelter from Bakersfield to Stockton for runaway, homeless, exploited or displaced youth.
  • Phone: 800.820.4968 or 559.777.5101
  • Teens can also text the word “safe” and current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) for the nearest Safe Place location.
  • Located: 1545 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721  (Corner of N Street & Calaveras)
  • Email:
  • Website:

 Fresno EOC Sanctuary Transitional Shelter

  • Serving young adults (age 18-24)
  • Overnight shelter, housing support, counseling and supportive services, employment and education services
  • Located: 1046 T Street, Fresno, CA 93721  (Between Tulare and Mariposa in Downtown Fresno)
  • Phone (call or text): (559) 931-1444
  • Website:

Poverello House

  • Serving adults (all ages)
  • Meals, Shelter, Clothing, Showers, Laundry, Social Services
  • Phone: Sara Mirhadi at 559.498.6988
  • Email:
  • Website: 
  • Location: 412 F St, Fresno, CA 93706


Community Link

LGBTQ community resource Support Groups:

LGBT Fresno

  • LGBT Fresno: Online map & resource guide of LGBT-friendly businesses in Fresno 

Hate Crime Reporting

To Report a Hate Crime in Fresno:

  • Call the FBI Office at 559.436.4474
  • Hate Crimes Task Force: Assistant U.S. Attorney's Office 559.497.4083

  • Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline: 888.506.5991 Online chat 
  • The Trevor Project Lifeline: LGBTQ youth crisis intervention & suicide prevention
    Text Message a Trevor Counselor: Text START to 678678
    Online Chat
  • Boystown Hotline: physical/sexual/emotional abuse, addiction, suicide prevention, parenting

Concerns, questions, or suggestions about this page should be directed to the Allied Staff and Faculty Association: