Education & Advocacy

The staff of the LGBTQ Campus Resource Center work to advocate for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty on campus, while educating the campus community to create an environment of inclusivity and equity.

Allyship Trainings

Please see the tabs below for the next upcoming LGBTQ or Trans Allyship Trainings. There are separate training sessions for students and staff/ faculty, which are labeled below. If you are a PhD or Masters student and have a supervisory or teaching role with undergraduate students, we encourage you to attend the staff/faculty training option.

Our next open LGBTQ peer allyship training for students will be hosted on Wednesday, November 15th from 3-5pm at the LGBTQ CRC. RSVP today!

Our next staff and faculty allyship training on Supporting Trans and Nonbinary Bruins will be hosted virtually on Thursday, November 16 from 12pm-3pm. RSVP by 9am on on November 16 to receive the live training link!

If you have a group of 10 or more and are interested in a training specifically for your department or student organization, please reach out to Jaime Estepa at

RSVP for the next LGBTQ Peer Allyship Training on 11/15

RSVP for the next Staff and Faculty Allyship Training on Supporting Trans and Nonbinary Bruins on 11/16

Vanessa Warri on BruinWalk.

QTBIPOC Student Experiences Project

In the winter of 2018, the LGBTQ Campus Resource Center began work on a qualitative needs assessment of the experiences of UCLA’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, aromantic, and intersex (LGBTQIA+) graduate and undergraduate Black, Indigenous, Students of Color (BIPOC). LGBTQ CRC Intern (and now undergraduate alumna and UCLA graduate student) Vanessa Warri launched and led this project, and in the 2019–20 academic year, Smriti Nagarajan joined the research team. The results of this assessment project will guide the work of the UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center as we enter our 25th year.

Explore the Findings

Students color in posters with rainbow colors.

Student Advocacy Committee

In Winter 2020, the LGBTQ Campus Resource Center launched the UCLA LGBTQ Student Advocacy Committee, a leadership development opportunity for UCLA graduate and undergraduate students to address LGBTQIA+ related concerns on campus. The Committee is organized into subcommittees based on two issue areas (for example, supporting Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous Students and Health and Wellness, etc.). Issue areas may fluctuate each academic year, depending on campus advocacy priorities and committee members’ interests. All committee members are supervised by the Director of the UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center. General subcommittee members are also supported by the four Subcommittee Co-Leads, who work in pairs to oversee their assigned subcommittee/issue areas.

Explore Student Advocacy Opportunities