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    African American Queer Resources

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    African American Student Life Resource and cultural Center 

    The African American Resource and Cultural Center provides a wide range of support, resources, and programs for students from the African diaspora at UCSC. We encourage and facilitate student involvement and success in campus life, student organizations, academic excellence, and community engagement. The center provides leadership training, confliction resolution, advisement, and advocacy for the diasporic community on campus.

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    Blacklight Online 

    A magazine for black gays, features articles, book and album reviews.

    Black Stripe

    The Black Stripe represents the cooperative effort of Same Gender Loving (SGL) "Queers": Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexuals and Transgendered people of African Descent. It was inspired by discussions on GLBPOC and Sistahnet.

    The Brown Boi Project

    Located in Oakland, California, the Brown Boi Proect “is a community of masculine center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving racial and gender justice.

    National Black Justice Coalition

    The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia.

    The National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition

    The National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) is committed to improving the health and well-being of Black gay men through advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education and training. 

    Zuna Institute 

    Zuna Institute is a National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians that was created to address the needs of black lesbians in the areas of Health, Public Policy, Economic Development, and Education. 

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  • Asian American Queer Resources

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    Asian American/Pacific islander Resource Center

    AA/PIRC's mission is to provide and enhance opportunities for developing leadership, building a stronger sense of community on campus and linking students to community service opportunities. Ultimately, AA/PIRC offers education and dialogue on issues affecting Asian American/Pacific Islanders toward addressing students' multiple and diverse academic, social, cultural and other co-curricular needs.

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    Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community

    APIQWTC is a fun, welcoming, multi-generational group of Asian & Pacific islander queer women and transgender people in the Bay Area, who are building community together. We are the legacy of queer A&PI activism, stemming from earlier-founded organizations going back to 1987. We are a wholly volunteer-based organization.

    Gay Asian Pacific Support Network

    GAPSN is a brotherhood of gay and bisexual Asian Pacific Islander (API) men supporting and empowering each other. We offer something for everyone through our programming. We create a safe space for all gay and bisexual men through our socials, raps, and political-advocacy work. We come from every Asian Pacific Islander background and represent all ages, careers, and stages of coming out. We are your brothers. We are your family.

    South bay Queer and Asian (SBQA)

    sbQA is a social and support organization that has the following Mission Statement:
    To provide a fun and safe environment for queer Asians and Pacific Islanders in the South Bay to come out and be comfortable with their sexual identity and ethnicity, as well as be vital and visible to the greater community.

    Asian & Pacific Islander Family Pride

    The mission of Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride is to end the isolation of Asian and Pacific Islander families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through support, education, and dialog.

    Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends 

    A/PGF is an non-profit, social and educational group established for gay Asians and friends who share an interest in Asian cultures and experiences.  A/PGF's primary purpose is to provide a supportive environment where the interaction between members is enjoyable, safe and enriching.

    National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander

    The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations.  NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.

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  • Chicanx and Latinx Queer Resources

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    Chicano Latino Resource Center

    Through campus and community partnerships the mission of EL CENTRO is to promote a critical understanding of Chicana/os and Latina/os within the United States and internationally. We accomplish this mission by offering workshops as well as an extensive programming calendar. Our efforts promote cultural affirmation, social justice values and community service. Students attending our activities gain insight into cultural dynamics, social and political processes and the historical significance of the contributions that Chicana/os and Latina/os have made to the U.S and to the broader world community.

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    Latino USA

    This link is a podcast of queer Latino/a stories - from Anthony Romero, the first gay director of the ACLU, to the practice of “pumping,” or black market silicone injections, in the trans community. We hear two stories about growing up and transitioning genders. We learn about the plight of LGBTQ detained immigrants. We hear from a gay man who ran for class president at UNC.

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  • Native American Queer Resources

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    American Indian Resource Center

    The Mission of the American Indian Resource Center's (AIRC) is to play a leadership role in creating and maintaining a positive climate for racial/ethnic diversity at the University. In carrying out this mission the Center has focused on four components of diversity as outlined by Hurtado (1999). These components are: 1) Historical Legacy of Inclusion/Exclusion, 2) Structural Diversity, 3) Psychological Climate, and 4) Behavioral Dimensions.

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    Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits

    Bay Area American Indians Two-Spirits (BAAITS) exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people.

    First Nations Two Spirit Internet Resources

    A wealth of information and links about being Two Spirit and its connections to First Nation and indigenous histories and identities, as well as other First Nation and indigenous movements that challenge gender/sexual binaries or colonial identities.

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  • More Resources for Queer People of Color

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    Jewish International/National resources and organizations 

    JQ creates community and advances greater inclusion of LGBT Jews and Allies via identity building programs and services that embody Jewish values.

    Gay and Lesbian Arab Society

    Blog of the Gay and Lesbian Arab Society where one is able to submit essays, articles and interact with other gay or lesbian identified Arabs.