Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ― Audre Lorde
LGBTQ2+ Studies is a transformative program within the Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Department, dedicated to critical scholarship, research, and practice in Queer Studies. Through this program, students learn critical knowledge about gender identities and sexualities, transnationally and intersectionally. Students use the expertise gained in the LGBTQ2+ Studies minor in their future education and careers, creating positive change within the Central Valley.
The LGBTQ2+ Studies Endowed Scholarship is the first scholarship at Fresno State dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ2+ Studies students and their future academic success. Students awarded the LGBTQ2+ Studies Endowed Scholarship will be provided financial support to complete their education and recognition of their academic achievements.
The LGBTQ2+ Studies Endowed Scholarship can only become a reality with community support. Every donated amount will go directly to our scholarship. The more funding we raise, the more scholarships we can give our LGBTQ2+ Studies students.
Support Our LGBTQ2+ Studies Students
Donate to our LGBTQ2+ Studies Scholarship
Join community members in supporting the LGBTQ2+ Studies Endowed Scholarship.
Donations of any size are welcome and are tax-deductible.
For more information, please contact Dr. Katherine Fobear (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For those wanting to donate by check, please make checks payable to
The Fresno State Foundation
Please put in the memo: LGBTQ2+ Studies Endowed Scholarship.
Please mail checks to the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
California State University, Fresno
2225 E. San Ramon, M/S MF19
Fresno, CA 93740
Office: McKee Fisk 243
For those wanting to donate online
Support our LGBTQ2+ Studies students!
Donate to the LGBTQ2+ Studies Endowed Scholarship Crowdfunding Campaign
Only for October, LGBTQ2+ Studies is crowdfunding to give three 500.00 dollar scholarships to LGBTQ2+ Studies students in the Spring 2024 semester.
Funding from the scholarship will significantly assist our LGBTQ2+ Studies students to complete their education and support their goals in making a better world for our LGBTQIA2+ communities in the Central Valley.
Please help us reach our monthly goal of $1500.00!
We are looking for small donations, as low as $10.00!
Every dollar donated will help us reach our goal and award this scholarship next semester!
Please click on the link below to donate directly to our crowdfunding campaign!
Support the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies LGBTQ2+ Studies Endowed Scholarship Fund
Enjoy a night filled with fantastic entertainment, beautiful plants, and delicious food!
All proceeds directly support the LGBTQ2+ Studies Endowed Scholarship Fund!
Rainbow Wonderland Garden Party
Sunday, October 14
Doors open at 6:00 PM
The show starts at 6:30 PM
Reservations are $30 each
Includes a meal from one of our delicious food trucks!
For more information:
Please scan the QR code or follow this link
Please feel free to email Dr. Kat Fobear if you have any questions.