ASEWU is your student government. Elected representatives act as a resource for student activism, provide students with leadership opportunities, and work to be an informed, unified student voice. ASEWU has a diversity representative that is committed to supporting the diversity on the EWU campus.
Cheney Campus - PUB 301
The Career Center works with Pride Center students to help with resumes and cover letters, finding an internship, or searching for a job. Get assistance with locating LGBTQ-friendly employers and tips for being out in the workplace.
Cheney Campus - PUB 332
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers individual counseling for any student who wants to explore personal concerns one-to-one with a therapist; group counseling for personal development and resolution of interpersonal concerns in a supportive environment; psychological assessment and evaluation; developmental and prevention programming; outreach presentations, mental health screenings, guest lectures, and crisis intervention. CAPS offers a "Coming Out" group for LGBTQA students each year.
Cheney Campus - 225 Martin Hall
Eagle Pride is EWU’s LGBTQ+ student organization. Eagle Pride meets once a week to build community, plan events, and just hangout. Their mission to is help make EWU as inclusive and welcoming as possible.
The Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies program is a strong ally of the Pride Center. They offer multiple academic courses related to LGBTQ+ identities, and all staff and faculty have been certified as allies through the Welcoming Project Ally Training. They are here to support you both academically and personally.
Cheney Campus - Monroe 207
Health, Wellness & Prevention Services (HWPS) is a group of folks who are committed to the health of EWU students. The HWPS office is full of brochures, articles, videos, posters, books, and magazines with prevention and wellness information. Topics include HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, rape prevention, eating disorders, diet and nutrition, alcohol and other drug abuses, stress, cancer, and much more. All services are free to the students.
Cheney Campus - 201 University Recreation Center
ODI aims to foster a culture of respect, integrity and inclusiveness. They seek to achieve their mission to expand opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning by providing critical access to first-generation students, underrepresented populations and other students who may not have the opportunity for higher education.
SAIL creates activities that entertain, educate, and help students become leaders. Learn about student leadership opportunities, sorority and fraternity life, clubs and organizations, campus recreational activities, and eagle entertainment.
Cheney Campus - PUB 301
Gender Neutral Restrooms
There are 15 gender neutral restrooms throughout Eastern's Cheney campus. Most of them are single-stall restrooms; the ones in Patterson also have showers. Menstrual products are available in the PUB 1st floor gender neutral restroom.
The restroom locations are listed below in the event you cannot access the interactive campus map.
Communications Building: 105
Hargreaves Hall: 118
Kingston Hall: 223
Music Building: 218
Patterson Hall: 110, 210, 315
Pence Union Building: 108, 217, 312
Showalter Hall: one, 1st floor (next to women's restroom)
snyamncut: two, 1st floor
University Rec Center: 105, 205A
There are 6 gender neutral restrooms throughout Eastern's Spokane campus. All of them are single-stall restrooms. The restroom locations are listed below in the event you cannot access the interactive campus map.
Eastern Washington University Center: 315 and 344
Health Education Research Building: 110 (shower available)
Health Sciences Building: 067 (shower available)
Nursing Building: 114
Spokane Teaching Health Clinic: 105
The Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) is Spokane's Gay Chamber of Commerce with members in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. We network closely with our sister chamber in Seattle, the Greater Seattle Business Association as well as other GLBT chambers at regional and national leadership conferences. The alliance is an affiliate chamber of National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
The INBA was established in 1994 with a charter group of 25 members as a 501(c)6 non-profit organization to network and socialize in a safe environment. Today the INBA has grown to over 120 members of gay and gay-friendly professionals. INBA Members agree to abide by our Business Standards of Ethics and Conduct. Membership is open to all businesses, professionals and individuals who subscribe to the purposes of the alliance.
Odyssey Youth Center is the only all inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied (LGBTQA) youth center in the Spokane, WA area, supporting youth and young adults ages 14-21. Initially begun as a program of the Spokane Regional Health District in 1992, OYC became an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 agency in 2001. Since its independence, the organization has worked to become much more vocal in support of LGBTQA youth and has significantly increased its local support base. Odyssey's mission is to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their allies to provide a safe place, education and advocacy to promote positive growth and self empowerment, working towards a future where LGBTQ youth and young adults grow into confident, successful, productive and contributing members of our community.
Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender persons promotes the health and well being of LGBTQ persons, their family and their friends through Support. Education and Advocacy.
Pride Foundation was founded in late 1985 by four committed individuals, who believed that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community needed its own philanthropic organization. In 1987 the Pride Foundation awarded its first grants to organizations totaling $7,654. Now the foundation grants hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. In 1993 the Pride Foundation started a scholarship program, giving $3,680 that first year. Since then the program has become one of the nation's largest LGBT scholarship funds. Since its founding, the Pride Foundation has put more than $8 million to work building equality for the LGBT community.
The mission of Spectrum is to create a safe, intersectional, intergenerational, LGBTQIA2S+ community gathering space that celebrates a resilient, healthy community through social connectedness and support, arts and culture, access to resources, and leadership development.
Spectrum aims to provide lectures, workshops, cultural events, and social opportunities geared toward community building and enrichment in order to improve the lives and health of the LGBTQ+ community in Spokane.
Spectrum Singers is in all-inclusive and intergenerational SATB (all vocal ranges) choir based out of Spokane, WA. The Spectrum Singers aim to empower and unite the community through the power of song, amplify diverse voices and serve as a catalyst for positive social change.
The Spokane County Human Rights Task Force believes hate-motivated crimes and incidents create distrust and harm our communities. They want to document these occurrences to create a community record of hate-motivated crimes and incidents in Spokane County, WA.
If you would like to report an incident you can do so on their website.
2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
Advocates for Youth is an international youth-serving organization that features several youth focused projects: Youth Resource: LGBTQ Youth Leadership Program, LGBTQ youth apply to the program and if successful attend a five-day intensive training institute to help them hone their advocacy and mobilization skills. You can apply at their website. Ambiente Joven is a resource website for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Latino/Latina youth (http://www.ambientejoven.org/), and My Sistahs (http://www.mysistahs.org/) is a website by and for young women of color.
Campus Pride serves student leaders of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) and ally campus organizations by providing access to accurate and consistent resources that demonstrate support, education and visibility on college and university campuses. They also host The LGBTQ-Friendly Campus Climate Index National Tool (https://www.campusprideindex.org/) that allows you to search for LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.
This page is a clearinghouse of information on cyber bullying, including definitions and legal implications, how to identifying cyber bullying, and ways to support and intervene in cyber bullying situations.
This is a health information site, managed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on health promotion and disease prevention.
This group, along with a group from Columbia University, wrote an extensive summary of research on health care needs of LGBT patients, which is available online. Their website also lists programs, such as a lesbian health fund and a physician referral. They also publicize medical news and information.
5455 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90036
New York Office
104 West 29th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
2261 Market Street, PMB #296
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-5498 (Administrative Phone)
National Hotline 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
National Youth Talkline 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and email peer-counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning callers throughout the United States.
90 Broad St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
GLSEN strives to combat the harassment and discrimination leveled against students and school personnel. GLSEN creates learning environments that affirm the inherent dignity of all students.
103 E 125th Street, Street Suite 503
New York, NY 10035
Gay Men of African Descent is an organization that provides community forums and support for gay and transgender Black males.
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
HRC is America’s largest gay and lesbian organization, providing a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. HRC includes programs such as FamilyNet, a project for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families, and the National Coming Out Project (for more information about NCOP, call 1-800-866-6263).
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
The CDC National AIDS Hotline, including its Spanish Service and TTY Service, handles about one million calls per year – about 2,740 calls per day – from people with questions about prevention, risk, testing, treatment, and other HIV/AIDS-related concerns. Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can answer questions, provide referrals, and send free publications through email and postal mail.
870 Market St., Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94102
NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men and bisexual and transgendered individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights.
This group’s stated mission is to achieve higher education environments in which LGBT students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Their goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, and program development. Their website offers information and links on campus climate, legal issues, safe zones, and a directory of campuses with LGBT services.
1325 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
NGLTF is an organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. NGLTF serves tens of thousands of GLBT people who are in need of resources, training, and technical assistance to pass pro-GLBT legislation. NGLTF helps those fighting for their families, employment, health care, hate crimes, and more.
National Minority AIDS Council
1931 13th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), established in 1987, is the premier national organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities ofcolor to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS.
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 370
Los Angeles, CA 90036
461 West 49th St, Suite #4
New York, NY 10019
1235-A North Clybourn Ave. Suite 427
Chicago, IL 60610
Point Foundation provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation,gender identity and/or gender expression.
1726 M Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Washington DC/Metropolitan Area
1111 14th St, NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-3852 | (301) 439-FLAG (Helpline)
PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with a membership of over 80,000 households and more than 440 affiliates worldwide. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten the public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools – at home and all over the world – become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Formerly the ‘Safe Schools Coalition of Washington,’ they now serve a world-wide constituency — with some services specifically for Washington members. The role of the Coalition is to reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools and to help schools better meet the needs of sexual minority youth and children with sexual minority parents/guardians locally, nationally and internationally
Safe Schools Coalition
Public Health – Seattle & King County
10501 Meridian Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133
PO Box 3195
Lynchburg, VA 24503
SoulForce Q (Young Adult Activism)
2000 Grand Avenue, Unit 2
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Soulforce is a national organization bringing together spirituality and LGBT activism. The purpose of Soulforce is “freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance”. Soulforce organizes the “Equality Ride,” a US-wide bus tour of LGBTQ/Ally youth going to colleges/universities with anti-LGBT policies.
This glossary was made for health care professionals to help them better serve LGBTQ+ patients. It is not comprehensive, but is periodically updated as language changes.
“Stop the Hate!” Campus Hate Crime Prevention Program supports colleges and universities in preventing and combating hate on campus as well as fostering the development of community and serving as the premiere source of anti-hate educational resources for higher education. They annually offer a Campus Hate Crime Prevention Train the Trainer Program.
9056 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 208
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Trevor Helpline 1-866-4-U-Trevor (1-866-488-7386)
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization established to promote acceptance of gay and questioning teenagers, and to information and resources to aid in suicide prevention.
PO Box 33161
Washington, DC 20009
Youth Pride Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally youth empowerment to encourage positive self-development and expression, as well as leadership, while bridging diverse communities and individuals to address issues of visibility, equality, and social justice. They are dedicated to celebrating the dignity and courage of all young people.