Queer and 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. Civil rights advocate Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality”in the late 1980s to speak to these challenges and the ways in which multiple forms of oppression impact those caught in its 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 lgbt@emory.edu. We will do our best to answer any questions you may have and include these answers in this growing resource page.

With a growing number of initiatives for QTBIPOC students, the Office of LGBT Life is committed to supporting students at this intersection of identities. 

Queer Community Groups (QCGs)

QCGs are weekly, hour-long groups focusing on topics related to sexual and gender identities and are a great way to connect to the office and other queer and trans students on campus. While QDGs are open to all students who identify with the group, the office hosts several groups specifically for queer and trans students of color. Those groups are below:

Queer and Asian
Queer Trans Latinx 

QTBIPOC Mixer Series 
The Office offers monthly mixers for queer and trans students of color across campus to meet, connect, and build community with each other and QTBIPOC staff.  

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 to contemporary fiction and graphic novels. Our collection of trans and QTBIPOC books is growing every day. You can even request a new book through the Office of LGBT Life.

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

There are a host of opportunities to connect in and with the Emory community regarding racial and sexual identities. You can find specific information regarding Student Organizations to join (or learn more about) on the tab to your left. 

Please find the non-exhaustive list of Campus and Campus Life Resources below.

Space on Campus 

Office of LGBT Life (AMUC 132)
Emory Black Student Union (AMUC 106)
Centro Latinx (AMUC 116)
Asian Student Center (AMUC 108)

Campus Life Offices/Resources

Center for Women at Emory
Office for (Racial and Cultural Engagement) RACE
Student Health Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Office of Health Promotion


Actions Emory is Taking for Racial Justice
Racial Justice on Campus

Social Justice, Race, Identity

James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference

Below are a list of Emory Student organizations based in different race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality identities. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but a glimpse into the offerings here at Emory.

Race/Ethnicity Based Student Organizations


Black/African American

Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American




LGBT Student Organizations