LGBTQ Support LGBTQ Support

Simply being LGBTQ+ does not mean you will automatically experience mental health challenges. However, as an LGBTQ+ person, there are certain stressors you may face from people who do not accept your orientation or gender identity. These may include: stigma and discrimination; homophobia/biphobia/transphobia; rejecting behaviors from friends, family, or religious community; and bullying, harassment, hate speech, or violence. These experiences can be traumatic and hurtful, and stressors like these can affect your mental health and wellbeing. 

Group Support - On Campus

TC Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist is offering free support ON CAMPUS in the Student Health and Wellness Center, Pinyon. 209-588-5283
LGBTQ Support Group on  Wednesdays from 1 - 2 p.m. 
Contact Megan Mills 209-533-7092

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE to enrolled students.

Be True and Be You (click title)

A basic mental health guide for LGBTQ+ Youth


LGBT Mental Health and  Aging Support Guide (click title)

A booklet to address the issues and rights faced by LGBT seniors.

More resources for LGBT elders at

Title IX--Know your rights

Members of the Columbia College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct, which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. For more information click here: YCCD Title IX. If you need assistance on campus please contact: Dr. Melissa Raby, VP of Student Services/Title IX Campus Coordinator (209) 588-5132

More Resources

Looking for more information about sexual orientation and gender identity? Local support:  TriCounty LGBT Alliance and Center for a Non-Violent Community.  Check out these support resources: LGBT Veterans Support.  The Trevor Project and Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386    Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860.   LGBT National Youth Talkline 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)

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