Comfort zone for LGBTQ+ students provided on campus

September 20, 2018

By Anastasia Landeros  The Student Health Center will host the LGBTQ+ & Questioning Student Discussion Group once a month in F5-211 from noon to 1 p.m. The group, started by Student Health Center Coordinator Cecilia Cruz in spring 2017, aims to connect LGBTQ+ and questioning students with each other. “Although I am the facilitator, my goal is to encourage students to talk to each other rather than to me,” said…

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LGBTQ Students regret taking out loans for school

May 9, 2018

By Steven Adamo Forty-five percent of student loan borrowers regret their decision to accept loans, compared to 60 percent of LGBTQ students, a new study finds.  The national survey was conducted over two days in February by Student Loan Hero, a website that provides resources on student loans to students.  11,184 adults, 18 and over, participated in the survey.  Screening questions for the survey included: “Do you, personally, identify as…

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Safe Zone offers help to undocumented, LGTBQ students

By David Graddy The Safe Zone Ally Organization held a workshop to offer resources serving the LGBTQ community and undocumented students. The workshop was held at East Los Angeles College campus in the Student Services Building E1 in room 176. Each year, Safe Zone helps more than 35,100 students at ELAC by offering a variety of resources including living accommodations, personal needs, and overall general health with a goal to…

December 3, 2017
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Workshop educates students on gender identity

By Anastasia Landeros  “At what point did you choose to be a boy or a girl?” asked Drian Juarez to a packed room in E3 Friday at a workshop on gender identity. The ELAC Safe Zone Coalition, a group of faculty and staff dedicated to creating a safe campus for undocumented and LGBTQ identified students, hosted the workshop attended by students, faculty and staff. Attendees were given a sheet with…

November 9, 2016
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Colleges seek better ways to fit student needs

February 26, 2014

By Megan G. Razzetti   Applying for college can be a long and daunting task especially when there are invasive questions to be answered. When students apply for admission to college, the majority of the information that is asked is pretty basic. Some questions seem repetitive and annoying but its all to better fit the needs of the student applying. On top of that, schools are now considering asking for…

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Future of LGBTQ athletes looks bright

By Manny Miguel   Earlier this month 24-year-old University of Missouri football athlete Michael Sam made history by coming out publicly as being gay. He broke many barriers that no one would have thought would be broken, and he did it in a sport that is dominated by machismo. Sam made his historic announcement on ESPN’s Outside the Line with Chris Connelly. “I’m not afraid to tell the world of…

February 26, 2014
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