Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk Spearheads New Policy and Passes Resolution Supporting LGBTQ History Month

Action Reaffirms Long Beach City College Commitment to Being a Welcoming Academic Environment for LGBTQ Students

Long Beach, CA — Long Beach Community College District Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk led the successful passage of a resolution recognizing October 2018 as LGBTQ History Month and announced new resources for LGBTQ students. The resolution is an effort to reaffirm the commitment of Long Beach City College (LBCC) to inclusion and diversity in academic settings for LGBTQ students.

“I want to thank my colleagues for their support of my request to re-affirm Long Beach City College’s commitment to a safe and supportive learning environment for LGBTQ students,” said LBCCD Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk. “We’ve begun the process to implement our Transgender Preferred Name Policy and have launched our new LGBTQ resources page on our college website. While the Trump Administration is trying to take civil rights and student protections away, I’m proud that Long Beach City College is building bridges of equity and inclusion.”

In the resolution, the Long Beach City College commits implementing an LGBTQ Safe Zone Ally Training for faculty and staff, provide gender-neutral restrooms on campus, implement a preferred name process allowing transgender and gender non-conforming students to be identified at LBCC by the name that matches their identity.

The governing board resolution No. 091218A passed with unanimous support. Additionally, LBCC launched it’s LGBTQ+ Resources webpage so students can access information and supportive services.

The resolution was presented to Porter Gilbert, the Executive Director of the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach at the October 23, 2018 Board of Trustees Meeting. The Center is partnering with Long Beach City College to provide student resources and training for the campus community.



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