The BCSGA created the Bakersfield College Safe Space program as a way for our campus to create a supportive environment for the LGBTQ community. Safe Spaces are places on our campuses where representatives have decided to publicly identify themselves as making an effort to understand and support the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. The Safe Space Project at BC promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied (LGBTQIA+) individuals. Workshops can provide education concerning related issues and seek to improve the environment for sexual and gender minorities.

Safe Space Goals

  • To increase awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals and issues.
  • To build a visible support network of LGBTQIA+ allies on BC's campus.
  • To improve the climate for LGBTQIA+ people at BC.
  • To make allies visible to and involved with LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Contact

If you are a BC Student or a community member needing more information regarding LGBTQIA+ matters at Bakersfield College, please email We will be more than happy to assist you.

More Information

Homophobia and limited understanding negatively impact LGBTQIA+ individuals, we strive to ensure that the LGBTQ+ population is welcome in all environments at BC. Our campus identifies a growing network of students, faculty, staff, and community members willing and prepared to provide support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals.

Lavender Initiatives offers the Safe Space workshop to every department, student group, or program on campus that we can. To do so, we need your help in two ways.

  1. Spread the word that the Safe Space program has been revised. If you have not attended the new Safe Space, sign up today!
  2. Facilitate Workshops: In order to create a program that truly reaches the entire BC community, we need help facilitating the workshops. Please consider giving your time and talent to assist us in educating people about LGBTQ+ issues. If you are interested, please contact This is an opportunity to build your skills and provide a necessary service at the same time!

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