Winter 2015 Events - Save the Dates!
  • Martin Luth King, Jr Legacy - March to Downtown
    Thursday, January 15, evening
  • Resilient Realities: Revolutionizing the QTPOC Narrative
    Thursday, January 22, 6pm to 8pm  @ HUB 355
  • Inspiring R' Leaders Conference - RSVP by January 16 via HighlanderLink
    Saturday, January 31, 9am to 5pm @ HUB
  • 50 Shades of Sexual Wellness
    Wednesday, February 18, 4pm to 6pm @ HUB 269
  • Asterisk Trans* Conference - Register by February 6
    Friday-Saturday, February 27-28 @ HUB (Friday events free)
  • Live & Love Polyamory (Allies Brown Bag)
    Wednesday, March 11, noon to 1pm @ HUB 268
UCR To Host Asterisk Trans* Conference February 27-28, 2015

Registration is now open online for the Asterisk Trans* Conference, an event open to people of all gender identities and expressions. Join us for a college conference to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates.

Friday's events are free and open to everyone. Bamby Salcedo will answer questions following a screening of the film TransVisible, about her life as a Latina trans activist. Genderqueer poet Ollie Schminkey will cap the evening with a spoken word performance.

Miss Major will provide Saturday's keynote address, and featured program presenters include Dr. Tey Meadow on the experiences of trans youth and Marsha Aizumi on supporting her trans son. D'Lo will close the conference with a performance.

Registration for Saturday's events is $20 (with conference t-shirt) or $10 (no t-shirt). UCR registration is $10 with a conference t-shirt. Fee waivers are available for those in need. In addition, students from campuses that paid a Group Registration need not send in any additonal payment after registering online.

UCR ranked a Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Campus

Using factors leading to a campus experience that is inclusive, welcoming andf respectful of LGBT people as measured by  the Campus Climate Index, Campus Pride named UC Riverside one of the top LGBT-Friendly universities in the nation for the thirdyear in a row. UCR rated highly in LGBT Policy Inclusion, Support & Institutional Commitment, Academic Life, Student Life, Housing, Campus Safety, Counseling & Health and Recruitment and Retention Efforts. Other California campuses in the Top 25 are Stanford University, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Cruz. See the complete story here.

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.  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.  Complimenting this effort, the center is currently developing a poster project of important living trans figures, with a focus on trans people of color.  In 2005, UCR was the first public college in the U.S. to offer gender-inclusive housing for both incoming and returning students.  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."


  • Register online to attend the Asterisk Trans* Conference: UCR will host the Asterisk Trans* Conference February 27-28, 2015. UCR registration is $10 (includes t-shirt). People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to attend. Learn more and register here.
  • Call for Programs open for the Asterisk Trans* Conference : The Asterisk Trans* Conference will be hosted by UC Riverside February 27-28, 2015. Learn more and submit a workshop proposal here..
  • RSVP for an Allies or Trans Allies Seminar: Attend a 3-hour Allies Safe Zone Seminar and join a network of UCR staff, faculty and students supporting the LGBT community. The next Allies Seminar will be on March 5th, 2015 from 2pm to 5pm, and the next Trans Allies Seminar will be in Spring 2015. Any campus group of 8 or more people may also request an Allies Seminar at at time that works for them..
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