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Safe Zone Resources

CSUB Resources

CSUB Counseling Center (661) 654-3366

Offers free mental health counseling to registered students. Counselors are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Common issues that my prompt a referral are sexual identity concerns, depression, anxiety, stress, romantic relationship problems, family relationship problems, sexual assault, physical assault, grief, suicidal thoughts, and feelings of isolation.

CSUB Ombudsman (661) 654-3366

Janet Millar, a counselor in the Counseling Center, is the current Ombudsman for CSUB. The Ombudsperson is available to meet with any student who has a concern or complaint about the University. The Ombudsperson serves to facilitate dialogue between students and the University when help is needed to resolve a disagreement or misunderstanding. She does not impose solutions, but acts as a neutral mediator in problems-solving and conflict resolution.

CSUB Student Health Center (661) 654-2394

The Health Center provides basic outpatient medical services for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and sub-acute conditions, illnesses and injuries. The medical staff is available for routine health care, women’s services, minor surgery, and urgent care including basic x-rays, laboratory and pharmacy. The Health Center provides information on contraception, safer sexual practices, STD testing and counseling, and immunizations.

CSUB Health Educator (661) 654-3453

Erika Delamar, is currently the Health Educator on campus, and her office is located in the Student Health Center. Students can schedule an appointment with her or drop by the Health Center to see if she is available. The Health Educator is trained to help students understand the health issues most important to them, ways to prevent health conditions and diseases, and tools to cope with health related issues as they arise. Nutrition, exercise, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, sexual health education, sexually transmitted disease education, and HIV information and counseling are among the topics addressed by the Health Education Dept.

University Police (661) 654-2111

The University Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The University Police Department investigates crimes that occur on campus and assists other local law enforcement agencies. If a student has been assaulted, is being harassed, or in general, believes they are in danger, the police should be the first campus agency contacted. The officers can provide information regarding legal issues, serve as liaisons to other law enforcement agencies, can provide emergency restraining orders, and will provide escort services on campus if a student feels unsafe.

Gay/Lesbian/Straight Student Network (GLSSN)

GLSSN is a student organization on campus that is part of Student Activities Department. GLSSN has a bulletin board in DDH.

GST 149: Gay/Lesbian Issues

This is a general studies course that provides an introductory exposure to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered issues through lecture, presentation, activities, and discussion. Each quarter a new topic of importance to GLBT individuals will be presented.

PSYC 342: The Psychology of Sexual Orientation

The purpose of this course is to incorporate information from a variety of different fields (e.g., history, sociology, biology) to address psychological issues relevant to sexual orientation. In this course, students will critically examine attitudes, assumptions, and research regarding straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Topics will include the development of gender and sexual orientation, historical views of sexual orientation, differences between individuals with different orientations, progression and change in orientation throughout the lifespan, social/legal policies regarding sexual orientation, and stereotypes and discrimination of individuals with particular orientations.

Local Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous LGBTQ

Mondays & Thursdays 7:30pm

Alano Club

1001 34th Street, Bakersfield

(661) 361-1547

Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

 Outreach Center: 1921 19th Street

LGBTQ Hotline: (661) 322-2869

Phone: (661) 322-0931

24 hour Crisis Line: (661) 327-1091

Toll Free: 1-800-273-7713

Bakersfield LGBTQ

PO Box 78056

Bakersfield, CA 93383                        

(661) 302-4266


1825 N Street (Downtown, between 18th & 19th)

Evangelicals Concerned (EC)

“Evangelicals Concerned is not a church, but a network of friends who encourage and affirm gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Christians in their faith.”

PO Box 20493

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone: (661) 364-1862


First Congregational Church

5 Real Road

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Gay/Lesbian/Straight Student Network (GLSSN) 
(College GSA)

C/o Office of Student Activities
9001 Stockdale Highway

Bakersfield, CA 93311

Phone: (661) 654-3091

Advisor: Marit MacArthur (English Dept.)

Grace Episcopal Church

Grace is a welcoming and inclusive community with numerous LGBT members.

The church meets in the chapel of First Congregational Church, NW corner of Real and Stockdale (park in the lot off Stockdale). Sunday service is at 10 a.m.

Contact: Rev. Dr. Tim Vivian, Vicar


Phone:  Cell/Church (661) 431-9020

Office/School (661) 654-2214

Home (661) 665-1040

Please join us for a place to talk in between other meetings

Metropolitan Community Church of the Harvest (Bakersfield)

(Spiritual Organization)

PO Box 30357

Bakersfield, CA 93385-1357

Phone: (661) 873-8891

PFLAG Bakersfield (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

PO Box 42135

Bakersfield, CA 93384

Phone: (661) 632-2510



PFLAG Ridgecrest

P.O. Box 1077

Ridgecrest, CA 93556-1077

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kern
98 Sterling Street
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 363-5421
Open and affirming church, Welcomes all GLBTQ persons

Unity Church of Bakersfield

1619 E St. (off of Truxtun Ave)

National/Web Resources

ACLU, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project --

Founded in 1986, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Projects are a combined division in the national headquarters of the American Civil Liberties Union. The Project Staff are experts in constitutional law and civil rights, specializing in sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV.

Advocates for Informed Choice --

AIC is an organization which advocates on behalf of children with intersex condi­tions and differences of sex development (DSDs).


AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, with the aim of AVERTing HIV and AIDS worldwide.

Campus Pride --

Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network "for" and "by" student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States. Gay Rights --

Additional information and resources online

Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals --

The combined vision and mission of the Consortium is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Their goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.

Equality California --

EQCA works to achieve equality and secure legal protections for LGBT people. To improve the lives of LGBT Californians, EQCA sponsors legislation and coordinates efforts to ensure its passage, lobbies legislators and other policy makers, builds coalitions, develops community strength and empowers individuals and other organizations to engage in the political process.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation --

GLAAD promotes fair, accurate and inclusive media representation of LGBT people and events (323) 933-2240

Gay Church --

Gay Church is a web site dedicated to ministering to the gay and lesbian Christian community(GLBT) and friends of our community. They feature one of the largest gay and lesbian affirming Christian church directories and bulletin boards in the world. Network with other gay Christians.

GLBT National Hotline -- 1-888-843-4564

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

Human Rights Campaign --

HRC is a national organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund --

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

National Center for Lesbian Rights --

NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels, advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community, provides free legal assistance to LGBT clients and their legal advocates, and conducts community education on LGBT legal issues.

National Center for Transgender Equality -- (202) 903-0112

NCTE is a social justice organization dedicated to advocating for the equality of transgender people.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force -- (202) 639-6308

The Task Force is a national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Out Proud, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth --

Out Proud serves the needs of these young men and women by providing advocacy, information, resources and support. They provide outreach and support to teens just coming to terms with their sexual orientation and to those contemplating coming out.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFlag) --

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

Transgender Law Center --

The Transgender Law Center provides legal services, as well as advocacy, for the transgender community.

The Trevor Helpline -- 1-866-488-7386

The Trevor Helpline is the only national toll-free 24 hour, 365 day-a-year confidential suicide hotline for gay & questioning youth. The Trevor Helpline’s website has important information on identifying suicidal signs, how to assist someone with suicidal tendencies, additional resources and also houses “Dear Trevor” a confidential Q&A resource.