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College Resource Centers Step Up to Support LGBTQA+ Students :College campuses can provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual and ally (LGBTQA+) students an outlet to find or become more comfortable with their identities and sexual orientation, especially if they’re from households with unaccepting family members.

“For LGBTQA+ people in particular, they get a lot of their support from the community itself,” says Dr. Pat Tetreault, the founding director of the LGBTQA+ Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

To support students in unsafe home environments, Andy Cofino, director of the LGBT Campus Resource Center at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), says it takes the help of an entire campus.

Additionally, the school has also offered free or low-cost webinars to the student staff that address topics such as mental health or LGBTQA+ resources during this time.

For those LGBTQA+ students who have had thoughts of self-harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 800-273-8255.

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