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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Students (LGBT) Student Life

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The LGBT community is inclusive of not only undergraduate students, but also graduate students, staff, and faculty. The LGBT Resource Center, along with other community resource centers work together to eliminate “traditional notions and historical structures of diversity and equality.” The centers exercise education and sense of belonging by engaging the entire community in interactive dialogue and self-awareness. Undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and allies of the community are supported by the centers to engage in healthy and productive ways at UC San Diego.

Resources or Tips for Your Student

  • Visit the LGBT Resource Center in the Old Student Center, on the 2nd floor and get familiar with supportive resources, events, and programs.

  • Consider on-campus living-learning community in the LGBT Residence Hall located at Muir College.

  • The LGBT Resource Center also educates and supports allies of the community; for example, a student may identify as heterosexual while a family member identifies as LGBT.

  • Check out this resource for gender inclusive, single occupancy bathrooms, located throughout campus.

  • Parents or family members may consider PFLAG – Parents, Family, and Friends of LGBT Identified People; a non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters.

  • The LGBT Resource Center hosts the annual Rainbow Graduation for graduating seniors and their families.

  • Members of UC San Diego can register their preferred names to be included in records and to register pronouns to indicate how they prefer to be addressed. Learn more.
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