Personal Stories: LGBTQ+ Experiences
As part of the CAN/DID Inclusion Series, we launched "CAN/DID Personal Stories" in 2022 as a way to share additional personal experiences and insights from members of the De Anza community.
In October 2022, CAN/DID honored LGBTQ+ History Month and National Coming Out Day with videos featuring members of De Anza's LGBTQ+ community talking about their experiences.
Coming Out Was Liberating
Coming Out Never Ends
Overcoming Substance Abuse, Part 1
Overcoming Substance Abuse, Part 2
More Personal Stories
Experiences in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
These videos were released for Filipinx American History Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 2022 – plus some new videos released in October 2023.
Sharing Experiences As a Black Person
To commemorate Black History Month in February 2022, these videos featured students, faculty members and classified professionals sharing their "Experiences as a Black Person."
Celebrating Latinx Heritage and Experiences
CAN/DID released a new series of Personal Stories videos to celebrate Raza Heritage Month, from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2023. Look for these videos featuring students, faculty members and classified professionals!
Previously In the CAN/DID Series
Previous installments in the CAN/DID series have explored perspectives on the Black Lives Matter movement, provided context and strategies for countering anti-Asian racism, explored De Anza's unique Intercultural Studies program and celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride at the college.
What Is Black Lives Matter?
What does this important movement mean to De Anza's Black students, faculty members and classified professionals?
Intercultural Studies at De Anza
What are the vision and goals behind the creation of De Anza's ethnic studies program – and what makes it unique?
Countering Anti-Asian Racism
What is the history behind anti-Asian racism and scapegoating during the pandemic – and how can we confront it?
Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride
How would members of De Anza's LGBTQ+ community describe their views on love, coming out and other questions?