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Spectrum: LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group

I believe that no one should ever have to choose between a career we love and living our lives with authenticity and integrity."
— Selisse Berry, Executive Director, Out & Equal


Spectrum provides support, advocacy, and community to employees who count themselves members of the diverse Queer community. Spectrum:

  • Works with our district to ensure that policies and practices are inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Aids in recruiting and retaining Queer faculty
  • Offers community for Queer and Trans faculty and staff by creating events to come together and share experiences and challenges


Are you a faculty, staff, or administrator who counts themselves as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community? The American River Pride Center and Spectrum cordially invite you to share time and space with your fellow LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, and administrator community. We hold a social gathering each semester to welcome new members and connect with valued colleagues.


David Austin currently serves as the Pride Learning Community Faculty Coordinator for the Pride Center. He has also been a faculty member in the Communication department since 2015. He currently serves as the Department Chair. David is a proud gay man, happily married, passionate educator, and social justice advocate.

If you are interested in Spectrum or being on the committee, then please contact David at



David Austin
Spectrum Coordinator