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Trinity A. Ordona, Ph.D., was named among "The 20 Most Influential Lesbian Professors" by Curve Magazine in 2008. At CCSF, Trinity teaches classes on lesbian relationships, queer communities of color and racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Trinity has given talks on these subjects at community, campus and conference venues across the country and around the world and taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at the California Institute for Integral Studies, John F. Kennedy University and San Francisco State University.
Trinity was the Associate Director of the UCSF Lesbian Health & Research Center from 2002-04 and now works with survivors of sexual violence, teaching and facilitating access to non-discursive healing modalities from Western and Eastern traditions to underserved populations. To this end, Trinity trained in psychic healing arts, became an ordained minister and founded and coordinated Healing For Change, a CCSF student organization that sponsored campus-community healing events directed to survivors of violence and abuse from 2003-2012. (Note: Since 2013, this club is no longer active on campus.)
Lastly, Trinity has a 45-year history of civil rights activism in POC and queer communities in national and international arenas and has received several awards for her organizing efforts. In 2008, Trinity and her life partner of over 25 years, Desiree Thompson, were given the Phoenix Award for their dedication and outstanding contributions by the Asian/Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (APIQWTC) of San Francisco.