Resources for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Tacoma Community College welcomes and values all people who identify as LGBTQ+. We want to provide resources and support for you, no matter what identities you hold. We are dedicated to making TCC an inclusive space for all individuals.

What does “LGBTQ+” mean?

LGBTQ+, sometimes abbreviated LGBTQIA and LGBTQIA2S+, is shorthand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit people. The + represents the many genders and orientations not already included in the acronym, and honors the frequently changing and expanding terminology representing the queer and trans communities. We recognize that sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression are fluid concepts for any individual to self-define at any time in their lives.

Crisis & Emergency

TCC Campus Safety emergency number 253-566-5111 and

(alternate emergency number: 253-495-4146)

LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564

Oasis Youth Center 24-Hour Emergency Line (ages 11-24): 253-988-2108  

Pierce County 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-576-7764

Trans Lifeline:  877-565-8860

Trevor Project: 866-488-7386

Washington’s Victim Support Services 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-346-7555  


Health and Healthcare

Ingersoll Gender Center

Mary Bridge Gender Health Clinic (Serves clients under the age of 18)

Pierce County AIDS Foundation (PCAF)

US Department of Veterans Affairs LGBTQ+ Health Program

Cedar River Clinics

Resources at Tacoma Community College

TCC LGBTQQIA+ Affinity Group: this group's purpose is "to empower, support, embrace, provide a safe place, and critical learning for LGBTQ+ employees at TCC." Contact for group is current chair,  Zoe Fine (email:

Report a Concern: if you experience or witness an instance of anti-LGBTQA+ language or behavior, you can use this link to get to the list of reports, then submit a Bias Incident Reporting Form. 

All-Gender Restroom Campus Map (PDF)

Employee Name Change

Safe Zone

Student Name Change

TCC Counseling Center

TCC Library Banned Books List

TCC Library LGBTQ+ Research Guide

TCC Campus Safety



Gender Spectrum

PFLAG Tacoma

About the Rainbow Action Committee

The Rainbow Action Committee is comprised of Tacoma Community College faculty and staff who advocate for the rights and concerns of TCC community members of marginalized genders and sexualities, and work with the college to inform institutional policies and practices. We work to create a welcoming and inclusive community by fostering opportunities for learning, sharing, exploration, and growth.​ This page is the work of the many dedicated members of the Rainbow Action Committee, under the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Council at TCC.


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