Beyond the Stereotype: There is Pride is a poster campaign designed to encourage understanding and empathy towards the LGBTQA community by giving people a platform to share their experiences and speak out against discrimination. The campaign features CSUSM students and staff in posters that we hope will facilitate a timely conversation on gender and sexuality, multifaceted and intersectional identities, and allyship. Beyond the Stereotype: There is Pride is led by the CSUSM Office of Inclusive Excellence in partnership with the Gender Equity Center and the LGBTQA Pride Center. The first Beyond the Stereotype campaign focused on the topic of cultural appropriation; posters from that campaign can be viewed on the 3rd floor of the CSUSM University Student Union.

The Beyond the Stereotype: There is Pride exhibit will be on display in the University Library Gallery throughout the Fall 2018 semester. Free and open to the public during all library hours.

A gallery reception and panel discussion "Identies of Pride: Beyond the Stereotype" will take place on October 11, 2018 here on the 3rd floor in the University Library Gallery from 6pm-8pm. This event is also free and open to the public (Visitors may purchase parking permits).

Beyond the Stereotype Partners

The posters are the product of a collaboration with many collaborators, and the work was led by the Office of Inclusive Excellence in partnership with the Gender Equity Center and LGBTQA Pride Center.


  • Andrew Spieldenner, Assistant Professor, Communication    
  • Arun Sethuraman, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Cynthia Chavez Metoyer, Faculty Director, Community Engagement
  • Dreama Moon, Professor, Communication
  • Jay Robertson Howell, Psychologist, Student Heath & Counseling Services
  • Jodie Lawston, Faculty Director, Community Engagement
  • Kendra Rivera, Associate Professor, Communication
  • Michelle Ramos Pellicia, Associate Professor, Modern Language Studies
  • Talitha Matlin, Interim Outreach Librarian
  • Toni Olivas, Interim Inclusion & Engagement Librarian


  • Abrahan Monzon, Associate Director, Gender Equity Center
  • Ariel Stevenson, Diversity Coordinator, Inclusive Excellence)
  • Hunter Chanove, USU/Campus Recreation Marketing & Media Coordinator
  • Kate Crocker, Library Communications Specialist
  • Lisa Dickinson , USU Associate Director)
  • Robert Aiello-Hauser, Director of Student Engagement and Inclusion, LGBTQA Pride Center
  • Scott Colson, Marketing Coordinator, University Dining

Student Staff

  • Lupe Flores, Student Intern, Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • Quanjun Sun, Peer Educator, LGBTQA Pride Center
  • Wesley Dayhoff, Peer Educator, LGBTQA Pride Center

Campaign Participants

Maria, Adrienne, Fernanda, Sun, Korie, Rosa, Alex, Justin, Arun, and Andy

Campus Partners/Collaborators

  • Gender Equity Center
  • Instructional & Information Technology Services
  • LGBTQA Pride Center
  • Office of Communications
  • The Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • The Office of the President
  • University Library
  • University Student Union

Special Thanks*

  • Jennifer Fabbi, Dean, University Library
  • Joe-Joe McManus, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • Karen Haynes, University President


*We want to give a very special thank you to the faculty, staff, and students who originally started the Beyond the Stereotype campaign series.*