LGBTQ+ Studies

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What is LGBTQ+ Studies?

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (LGBTQ+) advocates interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship. At LAVC, the program explores the historical and contemporary experiences of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, and queer people. The program promotes intersectionality within LGBTQ+ studies and fosters an inclusive study of the discipline. It is dedicated to the critical analysis of the lives, politics, and artistic works of sexual and gender minorities.  

Learn more at: This is LGBTQ+

The site includes information about the discipline, advocacy, news and events, pedagogy, and opportunities within the field. The site is a project of the American Studies Association.



Currently, LAVC offers an Introduction to LBGTQ+ Studies course, with more course offerings to come in the future. For more information, see the College Catalog.

Keidra Morris
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Transfer & Degree Credit

The LGBTQ+ Studies program is an interdisciplinary program that pulls from literature, art, history, and politics. 

LGBTQ+ 001 is a 3 credit course transferable in the CSU and UC systems. It satisfies the Area 4 requirements.  

This introductory course focuses on a broad range of domestic and global contemporary LGBTQ+ topics in art, history, law, literature, and politics. Students will assess changing cultural attitudes about sexual orientation and gender identity, understand the growth and development of LGBTQ+ identities and examine the history of sexuality across diverse populations. Students also have the opportunity to explore intersecting identities while developing research and critical thinking skills vital for further progress in the program.

Rainbow Pride Center

The Rainbow Pride Center at Los Angeles Valley College is here to empower, educate and support our students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+). Our center is an all-inclusive, safe, and affirming space that offers academic and personal counseling, computer lab access, as well referrals to on and off campus programs and services. We offer LGBTQIA+ events and workshops for our students, faculty and staff. The goal of the center is to create a sense of belonging and community for our students to achieve personal and academic success. We welcome you to visit our center, located in the Unity Center, Campus Center Building CC-127.

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Brandon Hildreth
Academic Dean (Adult Education, Workforce Development, and Dual Enrollment)