Afrikan Diaspora Resources

Afrikan Diaspora Resources

UC and Campus-Specfic Resources

BlaQue:
UCLA's LGBTQ student group for those of Afrikan descent.

Coming Out Resources

Coming Out For African Americans:
HRC provides a guide to handling the challenges of coming out for African Americans.

Gender-Specific

Women

National Advocacy Organization of Black Lesbians:
Zuna Institute is a not a profit national advocacy organization for Black Lesbians. Its focus is the economic development, education public policy support, and improved health of its constituents.

ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging):
ZAMI NOBLA is an off-shoot of ZAMI: Atlanta's premiere organization for lesbians of African descent based in Atlanta, Georgia. ZAMI was in existence for over 25 years and was intentionally known for its advocacy work on behalf of Black lesbians, social justice organizing and it's Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund.

Black Lesbians United Retreat:
The BLU retreat is an opportunity for women of African Descent to celebrate, build community, and share good times with women who love women.

Education and Information

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) LGBT lives and organizations

Communities

LA Black Pride:
LA Black Pride brings together members of the Black same-gender loving (GSL) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of being Black and gay.

RedBone Press:
RedBone Press publishes work celebrating the cultures of Black lesbians and gay men, and work that further promotes understanding between Black gays and lesbians and the Black mainstream.

Advocacy Organizations

National Black Justice Coalition:
NBJC is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The Center for Black Equality:
Our mission is to promote a multinational LGBT network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility and self-determination.

Religious Resources

Christianity

Unity Fellowship Church Movement:
We are the UFCM, a movement of churches across the U.S. whose primary work is to proclaim the sacredness of all life, focusing on empowering those who have been oppressed and made to feel excluded and ashamed.

Non-Denominational

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry:
The African American Roundtable at CLGS (AART) seeks the full inclusion of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in communities of faith and the mobilization of Black communities of faith in support of social justice for LGBT people.

Vision:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center envisions lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and same-gender-loving people and our allies as fully included and affirmed in every aspect of the UCLA community where justice, equality and respect for all prevail.

Mission Statement:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center is the crossroads of the LGBTQ community at UCLA, providing a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster unity, wellness, and an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, questioning, and same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, alumni, their families, and the entire campus community.