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Spring 2015 Events - Save the Dates!
  • Sister Spit Panel & Performance
    Thursday, April 2, 1:30pm & 7pm @ HUB 269 & HUB 302 South
    Free and open to the public
  • Dragalicious Drag Ball XII - "E X O D U S"
    Friday, April 3, 7pm to 10pm @ HUB 302
    Tickets $5/$7 pre-sale, $7/$10 at door, to benefit UCR student scholarships
  • Fade In to BlaqOUT
    Friday, April 10, 7pm @ HUB 302 South
    Free & open to the public
  • BlaqOUT Conference
    Saturday, April 11, 9am to 6pm @ HUB
    Apply online to attend, registration fees requires
  • The Coming Out Monologues
    More info coming soon
  • Trans Allies Seminar
    Friday, May 8, 1pm to 4pm @ HUB 268
    For current Allies Program members
  • Pride Prom - QA Outreach Event
    Saturday, May 9, 7pm to 10pm @ The Barn
    Free, high school & community college students invited to attend
  • "Anything a Lesbian ever touched:" Stories from the Mazer Lesbian Archives
    Tuesday, May 12, 4pm @ HUB 355
  • Lambda Celebration
    Tuesday, June 2, 6pm to 8pm @ HUB 355
    RSVP online
Apply to attend the 2nd BlaqOUT Conference Saturday, April 11, 2015

The BlaqOUT Conference is organized for people who identify as Black/African American or of African descent that also identify as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBT spectrum. An online application process is used to select attendees. The conference is focused towards people on college campuses (students, staff and faculty). Community members are also welcome to apply to attend. Deadline to apply online is Monday, March 23. Click here to apply 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 BlaqOUT Conference: UCR will host the 2nd BlaqOUT Conference April 10-11, 2015. Friday's Fade In to BlaqOUT program is free & open to the public. Saturday's conference is for people who identify as Black, African American, or of African descent, who are also Same-Gender-Loving, Trans, or somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum. Learn more and apply to attend 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 Trans Allies Seminar will be on May 8, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm. Any campus group of 8 or more people may also request an Allies Seminar at at time that works for them..
  • Give back : Fund scholarships, donate wish list items and more.

FACES OF PRIDE

  • Addie
    Adeline "Addie" Gomez
    Class of 2013
    Bioengineering
    "I am proud to have 'swagg.'"
  • Alix
    Alix
    Class of 2012
    Creative Writing
    "I am proud to be addicted to learning and proud to be genderqueer."
  • Pakhchian
    Annette Pakhchian
    Class of 2012
    Political Science
    "I'm proud to be an open-minded individual."
  • Anthony
    Anthony
    Class of 2013
    Business Administration and Global Studies
    "I am proud to be a member of student organization, Queer People of Color."
  • Ashlee
    Ashlee
    Class of 2015
    Pre-Med
    "I am proud to be a member of the LGBT community, to be a part of Queer People of Color and to be accepting of all of God's creatures."
  • Bradley
    Bradley
    Class of 2013
    English
    "I am proud to be part of the LGBT community."
  • Harrington
    Caitlin Harrington
    Class of 2015
    History
    "I am proud to be a friend, daughter, sister and straight ally! I am proud to be me."
  • Chloe
    Chloe
    Class of 2014
    Business Management
    "I am proud to pretty, witty and gay."
  • Cody
    Cody Housepian
    Class of 2014
    Psychology
    "I am proud to be a strong individual."
  • Connie
    Connie
    Class of 2012
    History and Women's Studies
    "I am proud to be a fightin' feminist ally!"
  • Martinez
    Crystal Martinez
    Class of 2014
    Sociology
    "I am proud to be a queer Mexican, and to be a member of the LGBT community."
  • Danie
    Danie
    Class of 2015
    Creative Writing and Anthropology
    "I am proud to be a multiethnic, multiracial Queer persyn, college student and current member of Gamma Rho Lambda. Whoop!"
  • Elia
    Elia
    Class of 2013
    Women's Studies
    "I am proud to be a Puerto Rican feminist-lesbian."
  • Eva
    Riki
    Class of 2014
    Environmental Science
    "I am proud to be multicultural, multiethnic and pansexual."
  • Heather
    Heather
    Class of 2012
    Anthropology and Women's Studies
    "I am proud to be an Alpha class member of Gamma Rho Lambda."
  • Huong
    Huong
    Class of 2014
    Business
    "I am proud to be a leader and bisexual!"
  • JamieR
    Jaime G. Raygoza
    Class of 2014
    Sociology and Creative Writing Minor
    "I am proud to be a gay writer, brother, son and friend."
  • Weaver
    Jamaul Weaver
    Class of 2015
    Neuroscience
    "I am proud to be a passionate activist of the LGBT community who identifies as gay."
  • james-smith
    James C. Smith
    Associate Director for Residence Life
    "I am proud to work on a campus with so many amazing people."
  • Jason
    Jason
    Class of 2014
    Pre-Business
    "I am proud to be a brother of Beta Phi Delta."
  • JessicaW
    Jess Huizar
    "I am proud to be the first person in my family to go to college, and to also be a queer lesbian."
  • JessicaH
    Jessica “Squeeze” Wuerth
    Class of 2014
    Sociology
    "I am proud to be myself, the way I am."
  • Sy
    Joann Sy
    Class of 2014
    Biochemistry
    "I am proud to be a straight ally."
  • Santos
    Jorge Delos Santos
    Class of 2014
    Women's Studies
    "I am proud to be a role model."
  • Montoya
    Joseph Montoya
    Class of 2015
    International Affairs and Foreign Language
    "I am proud to be active in the LGBT community."
  • Kafele
    Kafele J. Khalfani
    Staff
    "I am proud to be a snarky, gay, black, democrat, feminist."
  • Katherine
    Katherine Delos Reyes
    Class of 2013
    Political Science
    "I'm proud to be an open-minded individual."
  • KevinChan
    Kevin Chan
    Class of 2014
    Chemical Engineering
    "I am proud to be a gay engineer."
  • Karen
    Karen Huynh
    Class of 2015
    Biological Sciences
    "I am proud to be a pre-med, bisexual and Asian student."
  • Neuhaus
    Meta Neuhaus
    Class of 2014
    Biology
    "I am proud to be bisexual, and proud that I was able to connect to my family and friends."
  • Nancy
    Nancy Jean
    Director
    LGBT Resource Center
    "I am proud to be a radical bureaucrat from Texas who is lesbian and Lebanese. Whoop!"
  • Nicolas
    Nicolas
    Class of 2015
    Psychology, Law and Society
    "I am proud to be a gay nerd."
  • Rachel
    Rachel Schneider
    Class of 2016
    Media and Cultural Studies
    "I am proud to be ceaselessly dedicated to causes I’m passionate about, a hardcore bargain shopper, a human rights advocate and a member of the LGBT community."
  • Gandara
    Rigoberto Gandara
    Class of 2013
    English and Women's Studies
    "I am proud to be Chican@, vegan, anarchist, queer, feminist, and to be a student, Peer Connections peer mentor, and an officer in Queer People of Color and La Familia."
  • Tams
    Tams
    Class of 2014
    Neuroscience
    "I am proud to be awesome."
  • Grove
    Tim Grove
    Class of 2013
    Media and Cultural Studies/Theatre
    "I am proud to be a unicorn (don't tell me I don't exist)."
  • Toi
    Toi
    Program Coordinator
    LGBT Resource Center
    "I am proud to be a resource for students at UCR."
  • VincentP
    Vincent Pancucci
    Class of 2010
    Sociology, LGBIT studies minor
    "I am proud to be a queer, multiethnic, HIV/AIDS activist and alumnus of UCR."
  • zack
    Zack
    Class of 2015
    Psychology & Women’s Studies
    "I am proud to be an ally to those who have different lived experiences then myself.."
  • nicole
    Nicole
    Class of 2016
    Anthropology
    "I am proud to be the first person in my family to go to college and to be a bisexual woman. ."
  • trick
    Trick Nguyen
    Class of 2018
    Biochemistry
    "I am proud to be different!."
  • eli
    Eli Brown
    Class of 2015
    Creative Writing
    "I am proud to be gender-queer and multi-ethnic."
  • lex
    Lex Soto
    Class of 2015
    Gender and Sexuality & Ethnic Studies
    "I am proud to be a Chicana Queer from Riverside who is involved in activism and social justice."
  • daniel
    Daniel
    Class of 2015
    Psychology
    "I am proud to be a gay Mexican"
  • ash
    Ash Preston
    Class of 2015
    English, LGBIT Minor
    "I am proud to be a queer transgender Highlander"
  • katie
    Katie
    Class of 2016
    Computer Science
    "I am proud to be an anime fan girl!"

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