Fresno City College LGBTQ Resources

How to Change Your Student Name in Canvas to Your Chosen Name

Complete and submit the Preferred Name Preferred Name Change Request Form to change your displayed first name in Canvas. This will not change your name in our official records; legal name change paperwork is required to make such a change. To change your legal name, please contact Admissions & Records.

 

How to Change Your Employee Name in Colleague and Outlook to Your Chosen Name

Step 1.

Contact a Human Resources Technician who serves Classified Staff, if you are Classified Staff, or an HR Technician who serves Certificated Personnel, if you are Certificated, and request a change to your "preferred name" in Colleague.

Step 2.

Contact the Assistant Systems Administrator in the District Office's Information Systems (IS) Department to request a change of email address and update to your name displayed in Outlook.

Step 3.

If/when you change your legal first name, contact HR to change your official name in Colleague. You will need to provide your new social security card for this change to be effected.

Step 4.

If/when you change your legal first name, contact the Assistant Systems Administrator in the District Office's Information Systems (IS) Department to request a complete change of your official name in the Active Directory.

 

Fresno City College Safe Space Program

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

Contact

Phone: (559) 442-4600, ext. 8426
Email: Liz.Adams@fresnocitycollege.edu
Location: S-205 
(Math/Science Building, 2nd Floor) (Listed as #28 on Campus Map)
Campus Map

Fresno City College
Attn: Dr. Liz Adams
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

Services

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

Join

Contact Dr. Liz Adams, FCC Safe Space Ally Program Coordinator

FCC Safe Space Ally Program poster

Resources

LGBTQ Spectrum Club

(Not currently active)

 

Allied Staff & Faculty Association

 

Psychological Services

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

 

Rainbow Rams (LGBT+ Support Group)

Meetings: Wednesdays 3-4pm • Room 216 in Student Center (above the Bookstore)

 

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)

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: lgbtq@fresnoeoc.org
  • Website: https://fresnoeoc.org/lgbtq/

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: sanctuary@fresnoeoc.org
  • Website: https://fresnoeoc.org/sanctuary-youth-shelter/

 

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: https://fresnoeoc.org/transitional-shelter/

 

Poverello House

  • Serving adults (all ages)
  • Meals, Shelter, Clothing, Showers, Laundry, Social Services
  • Phone: Sara Mirhadi at (559) 498-6988
  • Email: Mirhadi@poverellohouse.org
  • Website: https://poverellohouse.org/ 
  • Location: 412 F St, Fresno, CA 93706

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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

Free & Low Cost FTM Binders

FTM Essentials Free Youth Binder Program

Limited numbers of binders are available each month for qualifying youths age 24 and under who cannot access binders for financial reasons. Must have a US mailing address.

Website: https://www.ftmessentials.com/pages/ftme-free-youth-binder-program

Point of Pride Free Chest Binder Program

Provides new or gently-used chest binders to any trans person who is in need and cannot afford or safely obtain one. International shipping included free.

Website: https://pointofpride.org/chest-binder-donations/

Tumblr Transgender Clothing Exchange 

Gendered clothes, sometimes including binders, are sold at low cost or given away for free.

Website: https://transclothesexchange.tumblr.com/

Trans Clothes Swap

Gendered clothes, sometimes including binders, are sold at low cost or given away for free.

Website: https://transsupplies.tumblr.com/

The Transitional Male Big Brothers Binder Program

Provides quality new or gently used binders to trans men & trans boys 18 and over (and younger when a parent makes contact) who would otherwise not be able to afford a new binder.

Website: http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/BBUB.html

Broke Trans Boy’s “Binders! Cheap ones, Free ones, Donations”

Resources on free and low cost binders.

Website: http://mygenderadventure.wixsite.com/broketransboy/single-post/2015/06/17/Binders-Cheap-ones-Free-ones-Donations

Genderqueer.Me “Binder Donations”

Resources on free and low cost binders.

Website: https://genderqueer.me/2011/05/02/binders-donations/

TransGuys’ “Where to Get Free or Reduced Price Chest Binders”

A list of free binder programs.

Website: http://tumblr.transguys.com/post/33859957893/free-cheap-ftm-binders

Bustle’s “11 Of The Best Binders You Can Buy, According To A Trans Person”

Includes reviews of and links to many commercially available binders as well as information about free and low cost binder programs.

Website: https://www.bustle.com/p/11-of-the-best-binders-you-can-buy-according-to-a-trans-person-30921

You can also try asking around for an inexpensive hand-me-down binder in the Swap Meet at the FTM Surgery Support Forums, or on one of the FTM mailing lists, or check out LiveJournal’s FTM Garage Sale.

 

FTM Binding Advice

Broke Trans Boy’s “Binders! Cheap ones, Free ones, Donations”

Advice on safe binding.

Website: http://mygenderadventure.wixsite.com/broketransboy/single-post/2015/06/17/Binders-Cheap-ones-Free-ones-Donations

FTM Clothing Advice

"FTM Dress to Pass: Clothing Tips - All Bodies, All Seasons, Many Styles (For Trans Guys)"

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMkgbVxNMxg

 

Advice on affordable masculinizing clothing.

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMkgbVxNMxg&t=3s

See also Jammi Dodger's channel or Aydian Dowling's channel for various FTM clothes advice

 

Free & Low Cost MTF Shapewear

Point of Pride Free Chest Binder Program

Provides new or gently-used shapewear to any transfemme youth or adult who is in need and cannot afford or safely obtain one. International shipping included free.

Website: https://pointofpride.org/trans-femme-shapewear/

MTF Feminization Guidance

Point of Pride "Gaffs 101: Tucking Safely and Comfortably"

How to comfortably and safely wear MTF shapewear.

Website: https://pointofpride.org/gaffs-101-tucking-safely-and-comfortably/

7 Simple Ways to Improve [Feminize] Your Appearance

Tips on how to feminize your appearance.

Website: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Appearance (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

5 Shopping Tips for Trans* Women

Tips on how to feminize your appearance.

Website: https://www.hercampus.com/style/5-shopping-tips-trans-women

Lingerie Tips for Trans Women and Other Transfeminine Folks

Tips on how to comfortably feminize your undergarments.

Website: https://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2016/05/lingerie-tips-trans-women-transfeminine-folks.html

Underwear Guide For Trans Women

Undergarment tips on how to comfortably feminize your appearance.

Website: https://www.cheapundies.com/pages/underwear-guide-for-trans-women

MTF resources (US & International)

Tips on how to feminize your appearance.

Website: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Appearance (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Financial Assistance for Medical Transitioning Services

Find a entire list of grants and other sources of financial assistance to help you afford your gender confirmation health care.

Website: https://www.lgbtlifewestchester.org/financial_assistance_for_medical_transitioning_services

  • Planned Parenthood: STD testing & treatment, transgender hormone therapy & transition services
    800.330.8542 • Email: heather_meyers@ppmarmonte.org
  • WestCare Fresno: The Living Room provides free barriers, lubrication, sex education, & advocacy
    Program Coordinator: Toni Harrison • 559.486.1469

  • Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline: 888.506.5991 Online chat 
  • The Trevor Project Lifeline: LGBTQ youth crisis intervention & suicide prevention
    866.488.7386,
    Text Message a Trevor Counselor: Text START to 678678
    Online Chat
  • Boystown Hotline: physical/sexual/emotional abuse, addiction, suicide prevention, parenting
    1.800.448.3000