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Welcome To Terrilynn's World

Terrilynn Cantlon

Terrilynn Cantlon

Lab Aide to all the wonderful and brilliant people that make up the City College LGBT Studies Department. My passions are English, Gay and Lesbian Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. I volunteered for Project Survive through the Women's Studies Department where I learned how to teach my peers about healthy relationships, and preventing domestic violence and rape . I work in the CCSF Writing Lab as an ESL tutor, where my fellow students teach me what amazing and creative writing is truly all about. I'm an out transgender woman and trans-activist, and I volunteer on the Transgender Voices, Transgender Rights project which educates CCSF students, faculty, and staff, about gender diversity on the City College campus. I serve on the board as the ICC rep to the ASC for the Honors program, and I'm also the tech wizardess who magically created this website by rubbing 1's and 0's together! On the rare ocassion when I'm not busy studying, volunteering, or attending school, I can often be heard playing playing Blues and Rock -n- Roll on one of my electric guitars!

Terrilynn In The News

Guardian Article of Terrilynn and Employment Non-Discrimination


"The teenagers and college students who left their homes to march in the streets of Birmingham and Montgomery; the mothers who walked instead of taking the bus after a long day of doing somebody else's laundry and cleaning somebody else's kitchen - they didn't brave fire hoses and Billy clubs so that their grandchildren and their great-grandchildren would still wonder at the beginning of the 21st century whether their vote would be counted; whether their civil rights would be protected by their government; whether justice would be equal and opportunity would be theirs. . . . We have more work to do."
-Barack Obama, Speech at Howard University, September 28, 2007

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Mission Statement
Our core values recognize the interdisciplinary nature of the intersection of sexuality, gender- identity, gender, race, class, ability, and age in understanding the LGBT community. Therefore, we believe interdisciplinary approaches to education are critical. Our courses are accesible to all.

Department History
History of the first Queer Studies Department in the U.S.

CCSF Writing Lab
The CCSF Writing Lab supports writers at any point in the writing process. We believe in a collaboration model which allows students to find their own voice, and tap into the many skills and creativity they already bring to their work.

Project Survive
Project Survive educates students about healthy relationships via peer education, and teaches rape prevention strategies, and domestic violence prevention. There is no excuse for abuse.

CCSF Honors Program

Why Reach for Excellence?

I challenge you to reach for excellence and join the CCSF Honors Program. Why reach for excellence? ...You'll have to answer that, but I can tell you that while challenging, the CCSF Honors Program is worth it, and the many program benefits are icing on the academic cake. I've completed 5 honors classes with professors at CCSF who have made me earn them, and 1 honors class through the CCSF Honors Dept. / Mills College Cross-Registration program at Mills College. Completing the Honors Program was a rewarding experience. The work challenges me, and the benefits are increased confidence, further exploration on advanced topics, and my abilities have been stretched far beyond what I ever imagined possible. I believe I'm also receiving a deeper and more meaningful college experience, because professors expect more out of me. ...Why not reach for excellence?

Dan Allen Memorial Scholarship

2007 Dan Allen Scholar.

Awarded for my commitment to the CCSF LGBT community, and education on the CCSF campus about LGBT issues. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of a well-loved CCSF educator in the English Department, who was also a co-creator of the City College LGBT Department. I am grateful that Dan felt it important enough to form a scholarship for people who contribute to LGBT awareness on campus. I feel honored to be selected, and I hope to someday return to City College and teach. I hope to teach LGBT Studies and/or English like Dan, with an emphasis on Interdisciplinary Studies.

Bernard Osher Foundation

2006 Bernard and Barbro Osher Scholar.

Awarded for my academic achievement.

Deans LIst

2006 and 2008



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