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LGBTQ+ On Campus Resources

SDSU Gender & Sexualities Alliance

The SDSU Gender & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) is a campus organization created to promote the education of students and community members alike about LGBTQ issues, gender identity, and the current issues in our society relating to them. This is not an organization specifically about gay pride; GSA's goal is to break down the walls standing between those of differing sexualities and gender identities and expressions.

GSA has a resource center located in the Multicultural Center (SSU 271).

GSA Facebook


On Campus Housing For LGBTQ+ Students

Allied For Acceptance

Allied For Acceptance is a community for students who place a high value on inclusiveness for people of all identities, including gender identity and sexual orientation. This is a safe space for students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. Students in this Living Learning Community (LLC) live in Caldwell Hall on 3rd floor. You can apply to live in the Allied for Acceptance LLC on the "LLC Interest" page of the university housing application. 


On-Campus Gender-Inclusive/Gender Neutral (GI/GN) Restrooms
Building Name GI/GN Restroom Location Number of GI/GN Restrooms
Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium East & west corridors  2
Frost Arena 2nd floor 1
Hansen Hall 1st floor, main lobby 1
Mathews Hall 1st floor, main lobby 1
Morrill Hall 2nd floor & 3rd floor 4
Old Horticulture 1st floor 1
Pierson Hall 1st floor, main lobby 1
Pugsley 4th floor 1
Sanford Athletic Center 1st floor & 2nd floor 2
Solberg Hall 3rd floor 1
South Dakota Art Museum Basement 1
Student Union 1st floor 1
Testing Center 1st floor 1
Wellness Center 2nd floor 2
Wenona Hall 2nd floor 1
West Hall Basement, 1st floor & 2nd floor 3
Wintrode Student Success Center 1st floor 1

On Campus Counseling 

Gabriel Hertler

Staff Counselor

To schedule an appointment call 605-688-4157

Email: gabriel.hertler@sdstate.edu

Gabriel has worked extensively with LGBTQ+ students at SDSU.


LGBTQ+ Books Available in the Office 

  • A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder by Ma-Nee Chacaby
  • Asexuality: A Brief Introduction by asexualityarchive.com
  • Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
  • Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America by Mitchell Gold
  • For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home By Keith Boykin
  • GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel
  • God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines
  • Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self by Sharon E. Preves
  • None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio
  • The ABC’s of LGBT+ by Ashley Mardell
  • The Full Spectrum by David Levithan
  • The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World by Alan Downs
  • The Way Out: The Gay Man’s Guide to Freedom by Chris Nutter
  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community by Laura Erickson-Schroth
  • Trans in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion by Z Nicolazzo
  • Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue by Nicholas Teich
  • Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution by Susan Stryker
  • Two Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality edited by Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas and Sabine Lang
  • Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert
  • Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences by Leonard Sax
  • Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

If you would like to check out any of these books, please visit our office in the University Student Union Room 271, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.