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LGBT Resource Center

Our Mission & History

The UCI Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center provides a wide range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster community, wellness, an open and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, ally, and questioning students, faculty, staff and the larger campus community. We strive to develop an atmosphere of acceptance and wellbeing in which the campus community can support the academic mission of the university.

Your Giving Day Impact

Gifts made to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center fund will be used for direct services and programs we hold throughout the year. This includes but is not limited to PRIDE week, QTBIPOC Conference, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Asexuality & Bisexuality Visibility Week, One foot out (a coming out support group) and other programs provided by the LGBT Resource Center.

You can also make an impact with a gift to the Christien Rodriguez Memorial Endowment fund. This fund benefits students who are experiencing a financial crisis as a direct result of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or work with the LGBTQIA community.

Sadly, and all too commonly, parents find out that their child is LGBTQIA and reject them, take away financial support, and leave them to fend for themselves. The Christien Rodriguez Memorial Endowment fund provides emergency resources to help in these types of situations, or situations where parents withdraw support due to their child’s advocacy for the LGBTQIA community, as a stop-gap while students work to set up financial aid to continue their education. All proceeds will go to support students in good academic standing who are experiencing financial crisis due to these circumstances.

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LGBT Resource Center Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 15
2 VA 2
2 OR 2
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
LGBT Resource Center 10 Gift Challenge
Be one of the first 10 donors to the LGBT Resource Center and help us unlock $1,000 in bonus funds to the center from UCI Parent Executive Board members Marté J. Matthews and Paul Means!
10 / 10 Gifts
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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