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The Aces Group

For Question Contact: Spencer Jones at csjones@ucsd.edu

Want to stay connected to the Asexual community at UCSD? Join  The Aces community mailing list. The Aces etc. group aims to connect members of the asexual and aromantic communities (including demisexuals, grey-aces and their allies) to discuss ace-related issues, support each other, and promote awareness. While we don't currently have regular group meetings, we encourage you to join the mailing list at

LGBTQIA: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning Intersex Association

Mondays at 7 PM

LGBT RC Family Room

Email: lgbtqia@gmail.com

Website: LGBTQIA Facebook page
LGBTQIA is committed to providing safe spaces for the community and work toward this goal in many ways: holding regular meetings to provide a space to talk and socialize; putting on social dances open to all, allowing people to have a good time without fear; holding rallies to show our pride; promoting education, both within the LGBTIQ community and to the larger San Diego community. Find us on Facebook!

Men's Group

Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm

Heritage Room, LGBT Resource Center

Contact: ketran@ucsd.edu

Men's Group is a space for male-bodied and/ or male-identified members of the UCSD community to discuss what it means to be bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, straight, or questioning within the context of UCSD and beyond. The setting is personal and confidentiality is a prime objective. Thus, a safe discussion space is created for discussing these issues with trained and friendly facilitators. For more information, please e-mail Cyrus Montes De Oca at lcmontes@ucsd.edu

QTPOC: Queer and Trans People of Color

Thursdays, 7pm-9pm

LGBT RC Family Room

Contact: ucsdqpoc@gmail.com

Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) was established in 2000 by a group of Queer students of Color FED UP with racism in the queer community. Because of this, at the core of QTPOC is our commitment to struggle and our commitment to activism. We recognize the intersection of our identities, as well as the related intersection of various social justice movements. We create a SPACE: social, political, academic, and cultural environment - to enhance our members entire self-being!

The UCSD LGBT Staff and Faculty Association

First Tuesday of Every Other Month, 12pm-1pm

LGBT RC Conference Room

Contact: Anna Levitt at alevitt@ucsd.edu

Website: UCSD LGBT Staff and Faculty Association page

The UCSD LGBT Staff and Faculty Association is the official faculty and staff association for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folks at UCSD. We provide the opportunity for faculty and staff to meet new people at the University and make connections that will last your entire career. All of our events are open to faculty, & staff regardless of one's sexual orientation and gender identity. To join the electronic mail list for the UCSD LGBT Staff and Faculty Association, go here. To join the Yahoo group, go here.

Women's Group

Contact: womensgroup.ucsd@gmail.com

Women's Group is a space for female-bodied and/or female-identified members of the UCSD community to discuss general, specific, or personal issues in an informal and comfortable atmosphere. We meet in a respected space, so all information and identities are kept confidential. If you identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, straight or are questioning your sexual orientation, stop by Women's Group to meet other like minded women and gain support from your peers.

A.S. Alliance

Email: alliance@ucsd.edu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ucsdalliance

The mission of the Alliance Program is to train Allies to be supporters and advocates of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Trained Alliance members will provide a welcoming environment for LGBT students, faculty and staff. Alliance members welcome individuals to be open and honest about their sexual orientation and/or gender identity without fear of repercussions and endeavor to make UCSD free of sexual bias, heterosexism and homophobia. The goal of the Alliance Program is to build a visible network of advocacy at UCSD.

LGBT Pharmacy Students Association

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences' LGBT Pharmacy Students Association, or LGBT Pharms, is an organization dedicated to uniting queer students in pharmacy school. The club works closely with the LGBT Medical Students Association and QuEST to put on social events, and also organizes outreaches to the gay community in areas related to gay, lesbian and transgender health.  For more information contact the Skaggs Schol of Pharmacy Student Affairs Officer Tracy Cruz at tlcruz@ucsd.edu.

LGBTq Meds

This UC San Diego medical student organization is composed of LGBTQIA+ self-identified individuals, as well as our allies and advocates. Although this is a organization within the School of Medicine, we communicate and collaborate other interested folks within the Department of Health Sciences - including those affiliated with the Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences - as well as faculty, staff, and the undergraduate campus. Website: https://meded.ucsd.edu/index.cfm/groups/lgbtq/welcome/

QuEST: Queer Engineers, Scientists and Technical Professionals of San Diego!

This group is comprised of many UC San Diego graduate students, as well os technical professionals from across the San Diego region.  They welcome scientists, engineers, technical professionals, medical professionals, graduate students, professional students, post-docs etc.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/QuEST-San-Diego-171698432880478/ 

Community Specific Group Dialogues

Coming Out Group

Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30pm

Small Conference Room, Women's Center

Contact: Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu or Greg Koch at gkoch@ucsd.edu

The Coming Out group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual and/or gender identities in a confidential setting. This group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, or questioning folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may already be out. Topics are determined by group participants and can include stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness, excitement and celebration with regard to coming out. For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu or Greg Koch at gkoch@ucsd.edu

The Coming Out Group is open for the first 3 weeks of each quarter and closes after for safety.  Please contact Cat or Greg for more information..

Trans Discussion Group

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm

LGBT Resource Center

Contact: rainbow@ucsd.edu

Trans Discussion Group is a committed and organized support and discussion group designed for trans folks, including individuals who are questioning and/or identify outside their assigned gender.There will be weekly group meetings on trans and gender related issues, group activities and group outings!  It's a good opportunity to meet new faces and share each other's experiences. This is a closed space.

Decolonizing Queerness

Every Wednesday, 1:30-2:30pm

LGBT Resource Center

Contact: rainbow@ucsd.edu

A closed group for QTPOC (queer and/or trans-people of color) to get together, create space, and foster community to (re)learn about our identities through healing, non-Western, and decolonial community practices.

Fluid Attraction

Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm

LGBT Resource Center

Contact:  ucsdfluidgroup@gmail.com

This group is an open dialogue and supportive space for those who identify with bisexual, biromantic, fluid, pansexual, panromantic, queer and questioning experiences. We welcome you to attend, listen, participate, and connect with others as we explore fluid sexualities and/or fluid romantic attractions. This is a community space where confidentiality will be respected.

Femmes of Colour

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm

LGBT Resource Center

Contact: ucsdfemmesofcolour@gmail.com

This place is for queer femmes of colour of any gender to create dialogue, make friends, and create a space for us to foster community.  Come talk about what your femme identity means to you, issues faced within the queer femme community, exchange your femme tips, and just be in community to laugh, cry, talk, and heal with one another. This is a closed space.