New Student Organization Queer Association of Asian Pacific Islanders (QAAPI) ï¿½Now Meeting
QAAPI is a student organization that creates a confidential, impartial space for anyone to discuss LGBTQ issues in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. QAAPI strives to promote awareness of the Queer Asian & Pacific Islander community, with a commitment to education, community service, and respect for humanity. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UQ Conferenceï¿½rocks the HUB
UCï¿½ Riverside hosted the UQ Conference: 20 Years of Campus LGBT Progress on February 2, 2013.ï¿½Over 300 people from 60 campuses registered to attend.ï¿½ï¿½Read the UCR Today article.
LGBT Resource Center Launches TransFigures Poster Project
The TransFigures Poster Project is an awareness campaign that seeks to educate and to celebrate the lives and achievement of Trans* individuals. The first series includes thirteen 11 x 17 color posters, featuring Ryka Aoki, Dr. Van Bailey, Genny Beemyn, D'Lo, Vicki Estrada, Phyllis Frye, Ricky Garcia, Raquel Gutierrez, Tania "T" Hammidi, Jennifer Leitham, Deirdre McCloskey, Bamby Salcedo, and Mia Yamamoto. Posters are available as both low- and high-resolution downloadable *pdf documents. The project was developed by UCR Summer Graduate Intern Kayla Lisenby. Learn more, including access to an Education Guide and how to be a featured individual in future poster series,ï¿½on the TransFigures Poster Project web page.
UC Riverside Named a Top-10 Trans-Friendly Campus in U.S.
From The Advocate (8/15/12):
"...UC Riverside (UCR) is one of the country's most active colleges in educating the campus about trans people.ï¿½ Through its LGBT Resource Center, UCR offers an ally training program specifically about the experiences of trans people, and it commemorates the Transgender Day of Remembrance through a series of posters displayed around campus that feature individuals who have been murdered because of their gender identity or expression.ï¿½ Complimenting this effort, the center is currently developing a poster project of important living trans figures, with a focus on trans people of color.ï¿½ In 2005, UCR was the first public college in the U.S. to offer gender-inclusive housing for both incoming and returning students.ï¿½ This year, the college collaborated with eight other campuses to organize the country's first intercampus retreat for trans/genderqueer and gender-questioning college students, building on a highly successfully trans retreat at UC Irvine in 2011.volunteers."
UC Riverside Named a Top-25 LGBT-Friendly Campus in U.S.
Usingï¿½factors leading toï¿½a campus experience that is inclusive, welcoming andf respectful of LGBTï¿½people as measured byï¿½ï¿½the Campus Climate Index, Campus Pride named UC Riverside one of the top LGBT-Friendly universities in the nation. UCR rated highly in LGBT Policy Inclusion, Support & Institutional Commitment, LGBT Academic Life, Student Life, Housing, Campus Safety, Counseling & Health and Recruitment and Retention Efforts. Other California campuses in the Top 25 are Stanford University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara. See the complete story here.