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Gender Diversity Program

If you missed the opportunity to participate in Giving Day, it’s not too late to support Gender Diversity! You may make a gift anytime using our general online giving form: Donation - Brilliant Future: The Campaign for UCI Secure giving

The UCI Health Gender Diversity Program is Orange County’s only interdisciplinary healthcare program devoted exclusively to providing care for transgender and gender diverse young people and adults. Our services include:  

  • Patient and family counseling
  • Puberty suppression
  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy
  • Sexual health, education, and HIV prevention 
  • Specialty referrals
  • Community connections and support
  • Provider and trainee education
  • School and community engagement

The clinical services provided by our program are geared for transgender identified young people. Our program’s primary advocacy focuses on education for healthcare professionals, school personnel working with transgender and gender-expansive youth, and transgender identified individuals along with their loved ones. We are dedicated to providing excellent gender affirming care for our patients and ensuring they exist authentically as themselves in their community. 

The overarching goal of the Gender Diversity Program’s educational advocacy is to address consistent denial of human, civil and constitutional rights of transgender individuals by closing the gap of knowledge surrounding the transgender community. Our program provides community educational lectures that present research-based information for transgender people and their families. Since the program's inception in 2016, we have expanded LGBTQ provider and trainee education beyond the UCI Health system through community outreach and engagement. These efforts have allowed us to extend our advocacy for the transgender community well beyond our own clinical space.

This Giving Day, please consider partnering with the UCI Health Gender Diversity Program to create a healthier, happier tomorrow for our patients and community. Your support of our program will allow us to improve our engagement with the community we serve while providing education and information free of cost.

Any gift, regardless of amount, will help us transform our community outreach and partnerships that connect the transgender community with local organizations, businesses and healthcare providers that are transgender affirming. 

Gender Diversity Program Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 24
2 OR 1
3 AA 0
Gender Diversity 20 Gift Challenge
The first 20 gifts to the Gender Diversity Program will unlock a very generous $500 gift from donor Jeff Vu.
20 / 20 Gifts
Gender Diversity Giving Match
Double the impact of your gift today! Dr. Ajanta Naidu has generously agreed to match dollar for dollar up to $500 or every gift given to support the Gender Diversity Program.
Gender Diversity 10 Gift Challenge
Be one of the first 10 gifts to the Gender Diversity Program today and help us unlock a generous $250 gift from donor Brit Cervantes.
10 / 10 Gifts
Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR) Parent Happy Hour Challenge
Five parents making a gift to any area of support on Giving Day from 5-7 PM PST will unlock a generous $5,000 gift to the Student Outreach and Retention Center from parents Sharon Sasaki and Robert Yamamoto!
5 / 5 Gifts
UCI Alumni Association Board Challenge
Be one of the first 200 alumni donors to make a gift to any area on Giving Day and unlock $10,000 in support for UCIAA!
200 / 200 Donors
UCI Parent Executive Board 25 Gift Challenge
The first 25 gifts from Parents to any area on Giving Day will unlock $3,500 in bonus funds for the Anteater Grant Initiatives from the UCI Parent Executive Board! When we reach 25 gifts, the next tier of the challenge will be released!
25 / 25 Gifts
UCI Parent Executive Board 50 Gift Challenge
25 parents have made a gift and we've unlocked our first challenge! Now, once we've reached 50 total gifts from Parents to any area on Giving Day, we will unlock an additional $10,000 in bonus funds for the Anteater Grant Initiatives from the UCI Parent Executive Board! Thank you for helping unlock $13,500 in total support for AGI!
50 / 50 Gifts
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