The Santa Monica College Pride center is dedicated to honoring and prioritizing intersectional LGBTQ+ identities. We are committed to improving campus culture where all queer and trans students can celebrate and embody their holistic selves.
At the Pride Center, we:
- strive to create a safe inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty and community members
- foster self-love, self-acceptance, and individual growth
- advocate for and with LGBTQ+ people
- educate about our complex histories, acknowledge our struggles, and celebrate our triumphs
- build greater understanding and facilitate conversations around sexual orientation, gender identities, and gender expression
- embrace that our work is ongoing and our language is ever evolving!
News & Events
SMC/GSA Pride Week
Join us for Pride Week
GSA + the SEC Pride Center are proud to announce our Pride Week events. Be a part of movie night, safe zone workshop, rainbow room party and more! Registration link below to join each event.
*make sure you check your email after registering, you will get the zoom links there*
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
A worldwide Celebration of Sexual and Gender Diversities, May 17
The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is observed on May 17, 2021 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBTQ rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBTQ rights work worldwide.
SMC implements All-Gender Restrooms
Student advocates are victorious in their fight for all-gender bathrooms on campus
SMC and the Pride Center understands the importance of having more all-gender restrooms and are working to identify/establish more all-gender restrooms on campus. Currently there are two all-gender bathrooms at SMC: 3rd floor of Student Services Center and Student Health Center
Join the SMC Gender Sexuality Alliance Club
The GSA strives to create an inclusive environment where students of ALL sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, religions, ages, and other intersectional backgrounds can come together as a community to create awareness and fight inequality at SMC.
Meetings: Thursday's @ 11:15am
Zoom Link: to join email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexi Lopez (she/her/hers)
Kris Bumford (he/him)
Contact the Pride Center
Steph Anderson, PhD (they/she)
Pride Center Lead
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Yamissette Westerband, PhD (she/her)
Pride Center Committee Member
Safe Zone Initiative co-lead
Associate Professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies