• LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub


    The LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub is an open, inclusive and safe space dedicated to improving the environment for students, faculty and staff at LaGuardia. We work toward educating the College community about sexuality and gender through events, activities, conversations and support services. Our mission is to spread awareness about LGBTQ+ issues while celebrating our identities and experiences.

    Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, questioning or an ally, you’re welcome here. This is a place to be yourself.






  • Virtual Support Circles


    Support circles bring together students with similar concerns to connect and explore issues with guidance from peers and/or group facilitators. We invite you to join a virtual support circle based on your interests. View the schedule and topics below, then sign up here.


    • Recent Loss and Grief, 1–2 p.m.
    • Stress and Overwhelm, 2–3 p.m.

    • Relationships and Self-Esteem, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
    • Mindfulness and Self-care, 2–3 p.m.
    • Immigration and Nationality, 3–4 p.m.

    • Exploring Racial, Ethnic, Gender, and Sexual Identities, 2–3 p.m.

    • Healthy Eating and Body Image, 2–3 p.m.
    • Social Anxiety, Isolation and Loneliness, 3–4 p.m.

    • Pregnancy and Caregiving/Parenting, 1–2 p.m.
    • First to Attend College, 2–3 p.m.

  • Student Focusing




  • LGBTQ+ -  Library

    LGBTQ+ Library


    Take advantage of our LGBTQ+ library. We provide a wide variety of books, including introductions to different sexualities, intersectional texts and LGBTQ+ narratives. Stop by to find out more about polyamory, asexuality, bisexuality, black and brown experiences and more! You can read books here in our space or borrow them to take home and return later.





  • Support Services


    We can provide referrals for a number of issues, including scholarship information, health services, legal assistance and domestic violence.

    If you need someone to talk to on campus, the Wellness Center offers a variety of counseling services, including a group specifically for LGBTQ+ students. Find out more.




    Safe Zone trainings are hosted by the LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub at least once every semester session. Please contact Collin Dwarzski at cdwarzski@lagcc.cuny.edu with questions or to sign up.

    If you’re interested in a training for your department, club and/or students, please submit the Training Request Form at least three weeks prior to your proposed training date. Find Safe Zone Trainers in the Safe Zone Contacts list below.
  • Students attending a seminar







  • Visit Us

       Room MB-10
       718-482-5320
    Google Voice: 570-218-5971 
       safezone@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday : 9 a.m.–5 p.m.





    Contact Us

    Deema Bayrakdar


    Director

    Room: M-115E
    718-482-5179
    dbayrakdar@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Collin Dwarzski


    Program Coordinator

    Room: MB-10
    718-482-5320
    cdwarzski@lagcc.cuny.edu