The Fresno State Cross-Cultural and Gender Center

The Fresno State Cross-Cultural and Gender Center is a great place to meet new people and find a sense of belonging on campus.
We are excited to bring new programming, and honor existing, as well as collaborate with groups, clubs, and organizations across campus.

If your group would like to work on a campus event or ongoing programming with us, let us know! We are not limited to the groups listed above, and we would love to partner with you!

We are located in between the Satellite Student Union and the Kennel Bookstore in the Thomas Building, Room 110.

Cross-Cultural and Gender Center
5241 N. Maple Ave. M/S TA35
Fresno, CA 93740
P 559.278.4435
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Resources for Transgender Students
What Are My Rights at School?
The federal Title IX law, which bans sex discrimination in schools, has been interpreted by courts and the US Justice and Education Departments to prohibit discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming students.

You have the right not to be bullied or harassed because you are transgender or gender non-conforming. If school administrators become aware of bullying or harassment they must take action to end it.
You have the right to equal educational opportunities regardless of your gender identity or expression or your race, nationality, or disability. This includes not being punished or excluded from school activities or events because you are transgender or gender non-conforming.
You have the right to present yourself in a way that is consistent with your gender identity, so long as you follow rules for how to dress that apply to all students.
You have the right to use restrooms and other facilities that are consistent with your gender identity, and can’t be forced to use separate restrooms.
You have the right to privacy concerning your transgender status and gender transition. Any such information kept in school records must be kept private and not shared without your permission.
You have the right to join or start a Gay-Straight Alliance or Pride Alliance, and to have your group treated like other student groups.

In Memory of Hal Hynds

Hal Hynds was a long time personal friend and an active member who served several terms as Secretary of Fresno Stonewall Democrats.

Hal was born in Bakersfield, CA, September 6th, 1957, and died in Fresno, CA, on July 16th, 2017. His sister Berma Absher has several children and grandchildren still living in Kern County and also in Florida. His sister Doris Rogers has one daughter still living in Bakersfield. Hal enjoyed the role of uncle, particularly after both his own sisters passed away.
Hal attended public schools, proudly graduated from CSU Bakersfield, working from a young age. He enjoyed listening and playing music, skiing, visiting Los Angeles. He learned and enjoyed auto repairs, carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and tile cutting and laying. He worked as a Social Worker for Kern County, liking the challenges of the tasks of counseling, providing evidence in court, and assisting the Sheriff’s Office to move children to foster care when parents were taken into custody. While responding to such a sheriff’s call, he was almost killed in an auto accident in 1989. Hal’s courage and strength enabled him to learn to walk again with over two years of surgeries and rehabilitation. He retired to Fresno.
September 20th, 1996 was our anniversary, the date we first met, as marriage was not available then. For over 20 years, we shared our world of love, work, social and political groups, dining out. We both found peacefulness in life. Hal had the time, tools, and talent to improve our home by painting, landscape improvements, tile and carpet laying, and always had a project underway. He played the piano, harps of all sizes, acoustic and electric guitar, and several brass instruments. He greatly enjoyed his time with the Clovis Community Band, usually playing the euphonium. And, he loved our dogs, and canaries, guppies, and all other animals.
June 20th, Hal suffered a severe stroke in a Bakersfield motel, while on a four-day weekend trip to shop in Long Beach and Los Angeles. He died in a hospice in Fresno on July 16th, 2017. My thanks to Dawn Williams and her family, Matthew Avilez, Jared West, Jared Callister, my cousin Janelle Hiam, my neighbors Karen and Mary, and all the many others who helped through this terrible time. At Hal’s request, his remains were cremated without ceremony. Remember that Hal believed we should all enjoy each other, while we are with each other. I will always mourn the loss and treasure every minute of our many years together. Please allow us all time to mourn in peace.