Queer Alliance (QA) is a coalition of undergraduate student groups and serves as a space for all LGBTQ identifying individuals and allies. QA aims to build community and advocate on behalf of LGBTQ+ students.
Organizations Under Queer Alliance
Explore the numerous LGBTQ undergraduate student organizations housed under Queer Alliance below.
Afrikan Student Union (ASU)
Contact: Isaiah Matthews (Gender and Sexuality Coordinator)
ASU is exists to promote, protect, and serve the interest and educational rights of individual and collective needs of the Afrikan student body, and community within the context of the struggle for Afrikan liberation.
Contact: Jayla Stokesberry
BlaQue is UCLA's Black and LGBTQ inclusive org, fostering a safe space for folks of all identities to come together and celebrate Blackness. Our main goals are retention, safety, and solidarity against bigotry.
Gamma Rho Lambda, Zeta Chapter
Contact: Wren Crapser
Gamma Rho Lambda is UCLA's only multicultural all-inclusive LGBTQIA+ organization on campus. GRL is founded on tolerance, diversity, unity and trust and supports and provides a space space for people of all genders. Sexualities, and diverse backgrounds.
HIV Counseling and Testing Coalition (HCAT)
Contact: Cara Cavarretta (she/her/hers)
HIV Counseling and Testing Coalition (HCAT) is a group of UCLA undergraduate and graduate/medical school students who are committed to reducing HIV and sexual health stigma.We aspire to empower and initiate change in communities affected by HIV through serving as HIV test counselors, and practicing cultural humility and cultural competency.
Contact: Angel Tolentino
Kabalikat Kore is the gender and sexuality component of Samahang Pilipino, providing community and support for LGBT+ identifying Pilipinx folks.
Lavender Health Alliance
Contact: Bernice Thambiraja (she/her)
Lavender Health Alliance is dedicated to providing support, community, and resources for LGBTQ+ pre-health students and increasing awareness of inequalities facing LGBTQ+ folks in healthcare, higher education, and the sciences. LHA aims to build a community of LGBTQ+ or allied undergraduate and graduate students interested in our cause through mentorship and to provide related volunteer opportunities in the greater Los Angeles Area, both for the betterment of the community and for the development of academic and holistic excellence in future healthcare workers.
Contact: Jasper Modha
OutWrite Newsmagazine is a multi-media publication at UCLA with digital, print, radio, and social media outlets for representation of queer experiences and issues. We bring these subjects into focus with the intention of creating community, educating those interested in learning, and providing a space for dialogue.
Pride Admit Weekend (PAW)
Co-Directors: Rohan Tonk (he/him) and Yuerong Xiao (she/they)
Pride Admit Weekend is a student-run yield program for prospective students at UCLA who identify as LGBTQ+. PAW gives new admits the opportunity to explore and learn about Bruin life, connect to on-campus resources available to new admits and queer or allied students, and to learn more about the academic, professional, and social opportunities UCLA offers. We rely on current students to organize and host this event annually, and there are many ways to help out!
Contact: Beth Sturman, Rachel Dobbs, Arlene Reynolds, Kaitlin Ryan
Prism is an LGBTQ+ Christian fellowship that welcomes people of all genders, sexual orientations, and religious backgrounds. We are a community that seeks to become deeply engaged in one another's lives and to help each other experience God wherever we are on our faith journeys.
Contact: Meredith Yates
Project 1 is part of Queer Alliance's Access and Retention Program. Our mission is to create sustainable pathways to higher education for LGBTQ youths in Los Angeles. Through mentorship, tutoring, community engagement and positive emotional development, we strive to educate students on LGBTQ issues and enable them to become agents of change in their communities.
Queer and Trans in STEM (qtSTEM)
Contact: Hannah Friedman
Queer & Trans in STEM is a professional and social community for LGBTQIA+ graduate and undergraduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The goal of QTSTEM is to promote diversity and inclusion and to bring together and empower the community.
Sign up for our mailing list: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzqF_i3JDPgLMOHONcgUVdrR5zzjYFn8DVqlFwAxlzUZ7-Rg/viewform
Queer Community Health
Contact: Ishita Monga and Smriti Nagarajan
Queer Community Health (QCH) is a student organization at UCLA that aims to create a safe space for queer folx to come together and address healthcare disparities within the LGBTQ+ community. QCH focuses on increasing access to different aspects of LGBTQ+ healthcare via educational workshops, basic services, and resources.
Mission: QCH's mission is to destigmatize and increase healthcare accessibility in the LGBTQ+ community. The organization aims to complete this mission through education and providing free, basic healthcare services.
Queer Peer Counseling
Contact: Catherine Zhang
Queer Peer Counseling is a newly formed peer-counseling program formed under UCLA’s LGBT Center and Queer Alliance with the mission of providing LGBTQ+ and questioning folks with a safe space to access mentorship and take part in counseling resources in order to facilitate their transition to UCLA. Queer Peers differentiates itself from other peer counseling programs at UCLA in that it strives to provide more nuanced and culturally-aware support to current and incoming undergraduate students who may have needs more specific to the LGBTQ+ community.
Contact: Spun Jakka
ShAQTi is a LGBTQ+/gender and sexually variant space for South Asians to meet and hold space for each other.
Transgender UCLA Pride (TransUP)
Contact: Kai Huang (they/he/ze)
Transgender UCLA Pride (TransUP) is a social space for trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, and gender questioning undergraduate and graduate students of the UCLA community.
We host bi-weekly meetings such as discussion spaces, game nights, and social spaces. We also have an informal social Facebook Messenger group chat for members to stay connected outside of meetings, or if people can’t make it to meetings. Email us to join our mailing list for meeting times and locations/links, or to join our Facebook Messenger group chat! (To join the chat, please include a link to your Facebook profile so we can add you.)