QTBIPOC Resources

    African American Queer Resources

  • UCSC Resources

    African American Resource and Cultural Center 

    The mission of the African American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) is to provide support for the students in the African/Black community at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The history of the Center is steeped in UCSC tradition; they were the first ethnic resource center on campus after determined and dedicated students of color formed a circle around Hahn Student Services in peaceful protest and demanded that the administration recognize their need for support.

    As the AARCC progresses, they maintain the same sense of determination and dedication that built the African American Resource and Cultural over two decades ago. As an underrepresented minority in the University of California system, the AARCC believes it is more imperative than ever to commit to the encouragement and enrichment of students in the ABC community.

    Regional and National Resources

    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": Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans people of African Descent. It was inspired by discussions on GLBPOC and Sistahnet.

    The Brown Boi Project

    Located in Oakland, California, The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender.

    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.

    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. 

  • Asian American Queer Resources

  • UCSC Resources

    Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center

    The Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Center (AA/PIRC) established in 1999, provides and enhances 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. Students can also gain leadership experience through the AA/PIRC Internship, volunteering, and/or participating in student programs. 

    Regional and National Resources

    Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community

    APIQWTC provides opportunities for Asian & Pacific Islander queer women and transgender people to socialize, network, build community, engage in inter-generational organizing, and increase community visibility.


    South Bay Queer and Asian (SBQA)

    SBQA is a social and support organization. Their mission is "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 dialogue.

    Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends

    A/PGF is a 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 AA/PI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.

  • Chicanx and Latinx Queer Resources

  • UCSC Resources

    El Centro: Chicanx Latinx Resource Center

    Through campus and community partnerships the mission of El Centro is to promote a critical understanding of Chicanx and Latinx within the United States and internationally. They accomplish this mission by offering workshops as well as an extensive programming calendar. Their efforts promote cultural affirmation, social justice values and community service. Students attending El Centro's 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.

    Regional and National Resources

    Latino USA

    This link is a podcast of queer Latinx 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.

  • Native American Queer Resources

  • UCSC Resources

    American Indian Resource Center

    The American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) is dedicated to supporting the needs of American Indian students and increasing Native visibility on campus by advocating student-centered programs, cultural events, and tools for academic success and well-being. The center serves as a vital link between American Indian students, the University, and tribal communities to foster growth through mentoring, leadership opportunities, and scholarly development. The AIRC also serves as a supportive space for students to help ease the transition from home to campus life. 

    Regional and National Resources

    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.


  • More Resources for Queer People of Color

  • Regional and National Resources

    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.