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support, education and advocacy since 1993

UCR's LGBTRC welcomes the LGBTQIA+ community to explore our services and programs.

LGBT Resource Center


Welcome to the LGBT Resource Center

Established in 1993, the LGBT Resource Center provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity/expression for the UC Riverside community and beyond.


Welcome, Highlanders!

Get connected to the UCR LGBTQ+ community. For online events, join our E-Newsletter for all the info, including any zoom links for online events. Follow us on social media @ucrlgbtrc

  • Register Online now for Q-Camp - Our annual in-person Orientation to LGBTQ+ Campus Life will be helpd on Sunday, September 29, 2024 @ Penland Hills F111
  • Congratulations to the 2023-24 Lambda Awards Honorees!
    • Undergraduate Student Leadership Award : TEMPEST WON
    • New Involvement Impact Award : KAY HAGLER & RO ZHENG
    • Graduate Student Service Award : JESSICA MACCARO
    • Steven Shum Activism Award : ABTIN SHAFIE
    • Charles Weis Service Award : TOSHIA ANN YAMAGUCHI, M.D.
    • Outstanding Ally Award : UDITI DESAI
  • Change to Lived Name Policy and Proxy Access - If students give their parents or other people Proxy Access to their R'Web account, proxy users will now see Legal Name instead of Lived Name. Students continue to see Lived Name. Learn more about this change by reading the Registrar's announcement
  • LGBTQ+ Staff/Faculty Hour: Online the first Tuesday of the month at noon.
  • Shakina Nayfack is featured in UCR Magazine's Alumni Spotlight - Shakina Nayfack talks about her starring role on NBC’s “Connecting...,” trans representation in Hollywood, and how her graduate studies shaped her career.
  • Updated Gender Awareness eCourse Available - A newly improved Gender Recognition & Lived Name: An introduction to Gender AwarenesseCourse went live August 8. It introduces you to terms and concepts related to gender and nonbinary identities, as well as best practices for name, pronoun, and title usage. Any UCR employee can access the training; UCR students can also set up access to UCR Learning.
  • Gender Health Support information available from Student Health Services & Counseling & Psychological Services/CAPS at UCR, including primary care on campus for HRT - Learn more here
  • Renovated gender inclusive multi-stall restroom opens at Spieth Hall. Part of a pilot program to expand gender inclusive restrooms across campus, you can read more here
  • Continuing in 2024 Fall Quarter:
    • Sappho's Circle: Join the Women’s Resource Center & LGBTRC for a weekly discussion group for all queer-identified women to build community, discuss shared experiences and challenges, and to learn more about and celebrate their identities together. Hosted in the WRC @ 260 Costo Hall every Monday at 5pm, with new topics weekly.
    • Tuesday Talks: Join a supportive discussion series hosted in the LGBTRC at 245 Costo Hall at 5pm, with new topics every week. Share your thoughts or simply listen to other folks.
    • Trans Group meets every Thursday at 2pm. Facilitated by a staff member, this group is for transgender and nonbinary UCR students to gather for mutual support, discussion, and sharing of resources. To learn more, please email
    • BlaqOUT Discussion Group meets every Thursday in the LGBTRC at 245 Costo Hall at 4pm (meeting room). The BlaqOUT Discussion Group is for same-gender-loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning students who identity as Black/African American or of African descent. The group offers a space to come together and discuss community and life issues as well as shared experiences.
    • Queer Cinema Nights are facilitated by a student every Friday at 6pm in the LGBTRC at 245 Costo Hall. Students begin gethering at 5:30pm.

UCR Land Acknowledgement

We at UCR would like to respectfully acknowledge and recognize our responsibility to the original and current caretakers of this land, water, and air: the Cahuilla [ka-wee-ahh], Tongva [tong-va], Luiseño [loo-say-ngo], and Serrano [se-ran-oh] peoples and all of their ancestors and descendants, past, present, and future. Today this meeting place is home to many Indigenous peoples from all over the world, including UCR faculty, students, and staff, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on these homelands.
Download and read the full Land Acknowledgement from UCR Native American Student Programs.




Monday - Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

245 Costo Hall

(951) 827-2267


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