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Queer/Trans Students of Color

The Office of LGBT Life is committed to supporting the needs and experiences of queer and/or trans students of color (QTSOC). We define those students as members of the LGBTQ community who identify racially and/or ethnically as Latinx/a/o, Black/African American, Bi/Multiracial, First Nations/Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American, and other non-white students. We understand that experiences of students at the intersection of underrepresented racial, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation identities pose unique challenges. Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in the late 1980s to speak to these challenges, to the ways in which multiple forms of oppression impact those caught in the crosshairs. As we continue to create more inclusive and equitable spaces in our office, we are committed to do the work to support our QTSOC.

As such, we strive to include all QTSOC identities in the following resources. However, if you are unable to find applicable resources on our website, please contact us at We will do our best to answer any questions you may have and include these answers in this growing resource page.

Office Resources

Queer Discussion Groups

The queer discussion groups are weekly, hour-long groups focusing on topics related to sexual and gender identities.


Library Resources

The Office of LGBT Life has a variety of books and DVDs available to students, faculty, and staff. Our materials range from educational documentaries and theoretical works on, to comedies and TV series. 

To browse our library, feel free to stop by our office (located at AMUC 132) or visit the online library here.