LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub

Contact Us

Room: M-Building, MB-08
Phone: (718) 482-5188

Deema Bayrakdar
Nathan Tosh
Program Coordinator

Upcoming Events

The LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub is a collaborative resource for celebrating the experiences, identities and expressions of LGBTQIA students, faculty and staff as well as increasing awareness about LGBTQIA issues, gender and sexuality at LaGuardia. We are committed to leading with a social justice lens, offering support services and developing programs, events and opportunities for those who identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning. Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, questioning or an ally, you are welcome here.

We want to ensure that your interests and needs guide our programming and initiatives. Please complete this survey and share your thoughts so that we can learn more about you!

Our Priorities

  • Sexual orientation, gender identities and expressions and equity
  • Awareness and education about issues relevant to LGBTQ+ community
  • Advocacy, empowerment and social justice activism
  • Healthy relationships
  • Space for expression, support and connection

In-Person Support Circles

Ever feel like you’re the only one going through something? Join a Support Circle, which brings students together around a theme to express, connect, empower and build community. Guided by peers and group facilitators, themes include stress & overwhelm, social anxiety, isolation and loneliness, healthy relationships, and inner strengths and resilience. All are welcome.

Watch a segment about Support Circles that aired on LaGuardia’s radio station, WLGR.

Check the Events page for scheduled Support Circles.


Curious about LGBTQIA history, fiction, poetry, music and arts? Want to read novels and short stories that reflect LGBTQIA stories and experiences? Seeking videos and films that celebrate LGBTQIA identities and expressions? Check out our evolving and growing LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub Digital Library.

View The LGBTQ Collection, Rainbow LaGuardia and more LGBTQ+ projects through the LaGuardia & Wagner Archives.

Also, check out the exhibit “We Are Kind of More: Gen Z Reframes Gender and Sexuality,” a collaboration between the Archives, LaGuardia students and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.

  • E-Building, Bathroom E-201P
  • E-Building, Bathroom E-251
  • M-Building, Bathroom M-302D (with shower)
  • C-Building, Bathroom C-419
  • C-Building, Bathroom C-420

Campus-wide Safe Zones

Room MB-08 may be the LGBTQ+ hub, but Safe Zones can be found all around campus. Safe Zones are individuals and/or spaces where students, staff and faculty can feel safe and accepted as their most authentic selves.

Interested in receiving Safe Zone Training? Contact Nathan Tosh at

View the Lavender LaGuardia list of LGBTQIA faculty and staff.