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LGBTQ+ support and research: LGBTQ+ support

Sources of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals and help finding credible sources for researching LGBTQ issues.

Resources on campus

At Tacoma Community College


TCC's Committee on Access, Respect and Equality for Sexual Identity (CARES).  This is a committee for TCC faculty and staff.  Please contact Kari Twogood if you are interested in serving.

Restrooms on campus

Gender neutral restrooms

Gender neutral (single occupancy) restrooms are located on every floor in Building 13 (Harned Health Center) and there is also one single occupancy restroom in Building 14 (Financial Aid, Security, Human Resources).

Single occupancy restrooms are planned for any additional new construction.

Local resources

In the Tacoma-Pierce County area

Other Resources at the Rainbow Center or in Tacoma

Reach (OUT) Tacoma: a group for young adults (24-30) who identify as LGBTQ to be active members of their community, meets at the Rainbow Center (call for more information).

Transgender Support Group: meets at the Rainbow Center (see calendar for meeting dates)

Gay Men’s Support Group (MPowerment): support for Gay and Bi men, meets at the Rainbow Center. Phone Lorenzo at 253.722.0706

Destiny Gay AA: meets every Friday, 7:30 pm, New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St, Tacoma

State-wide resources

In Washington State

At the national level

For national level information, click here to access the websites tab, which includes many national-level organizations.

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