Welcome to the LGBTQ Campus Resource Center!
The UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center has proudly been serving the UCLA community for 20 years. We provide a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development as well as fostering unity, wellness, and an open, safe, and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ CRC affirms folks of all sexual and gender identities and serves the entire UCLA community – undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We welcome you to engage with us by stopping by the Center, attending our programming, utilizing our services, or participating in an allyship training.
Joint Statement on Supreme Court Decisions (June 14, 2020)
Today, as we recognize Juneteenth, the UCLA LGBTQ CRC staff would also like to acknowledge and celebrate 3 important Supreme Court decisions: to uphold federal protections for LGBTQ people via the Civil Rights Act; to reject a challenge to California's sanctuary law; and most recently, the decision not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We recognize these are uncertain and challenging times as we advocate for an end to anti-Black state violence and oppression while also moving through a global pandemic. And it is also important to acknowledge these historical decisions. For more resources regarding the DACA decision, please find a list below from our partners in the Undocumented Student Program at UCLA. You can also find a statement our Center wrote in support of DACA in May here.
Lastly, we also want to acknowledge the Trump administration's recent announcement to rollback federal healthcare protections for transgender Americans. We assure you that UCLA and the UC system is committed to our trans and nonbinary students, staff, and faculty, particularly as it relates to healthcare. We are one of the few colleges in the country that offer a Trans Wellness Team, which includes care consultation and community conversations to ensure trans and nonbinary students are provided inclusive, adequate and thoughtful care. UCLA also offers some of the most comprehensive health insurance coverage plans for gender affirming services and procedures at any college/university in the nation. Despite Trump’s attempts at federal policy change, trans and nonbinary students and patients at UCLA will continue to receive comprehensive and affirming care. If you are a UCLA student and have specific questions regarding transgender and nonbinary healthcare, please contact our Director, Andy, and he will connect you with our colleagues in the Ashe Student Health Center.
Resources available regarding DACA through the UCLA Undocumented Student Program and Campus Partners:
Legal Services: The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center is open and continues to serve students and their families remotely. Students can make appointments via https://habibaucimm.youcanbook.me. Funding continues to available for DACA renewals as well as other immigration applications for currently enrolled UCLA students.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): Please join us at 12pm on Monday (6/22) and/or Thursday (6/25), by RSVP'ing to the link listed below. RSVP: https://bit.ly/CAPSUSP
USP Staff (Professional & Student Staff): Valeria, Enrique and the USP student staff are available to support students remotely. You may reach us via email at email@example.com, phone (310) 206-2980 or Zoom. To schedule an appointment with us, use the following link: https://uspbrc.youcanbook.me/
Joint Statement on Racial Justice (June 8, 2020)
We write in community and in solidarity to acknowledge how anti-Blackness, particularly in the form of police and state violence, continues to have a devastating impact on Black and African American communities as well as our larger society. We condemn any and all racist and inhumane acts of violence, such as the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop, and David McAtee. We are in solidarity with Black and African American communities and the Black Lives Matter movement in the fight against systemic racism. We recognize we cannot effectively serve our students nor do our work in the fight for social justice unless we are committed to dismantling the culture of anti-Blackness and all systems of oppression.
Statements like this one fall short if not coupled with daily work of taking action that is responsive to the needs of Black undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni. This includes acknowledging that anti-Blackness happens in insidious ways, such as in everyday conversations, including here at UCLA. Our staff remains committed to calling out anti-Blackness when it arises in our spaces; to providing resources for students to educate, activate, and engage in racial justice organizing work; and to centering the voices of Black people by elevating the organizing and activism work of UCLA students who are cultivating communities of care and healing.
For those who are seeking support or advocacy, we want you to know we are here. Please reach out to us. We also encourage our colleagues to prioritize the well-being of undergraduate and graduate students in key campus decision-making at this time.
Please know that you can count on all of us for support. For additional assistance, we encourage students to contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 310-825-0768 to make an appointment and connect with mental health resources. For academic support, we encourage students to meet with an academic counselor (undergraduate), departmental SAO/advisor (graduate), or a member of the Case Management Team. Additionally, the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has curated campus-wide resources.
In resolute unity,
UCLA Bruin Resource Center
UCLA Community Programs Office
UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars
UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center
UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center
UCLA Student Health Education & Promotion
UCLA Transfer Student Center