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Our affiliate organizations
Beyond the Binary (inactive Spring 2021)
Beyond the Binary is a group for all people who identify outside of the gender binary. Our goals are to provide a social, safe space for people who identify as genderqueer, nonbinary, agender, or any identity that doesn’t fit in the male/female binary.
Contact the email for access to the discord server.
Cal Ace Space
Cal Ace Space is a safe space for anyone who identifies on the asexual spectrum or who is interested in learning more about ace communities and how to support them; we also act as a resource for the ace community at Cal and work to spread awareness of asexuality both on the Cal campus and in the Berkeley community.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/calacespace/
Cal Queer and Asian (Cal Q&A)
Cal Q&A was established to provide a space for safety, support, and empowerment and to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals interested in queer and Asian topics. The intersectionality of being queer and Asian is the main focus of this organization, but this applies to many aspects of society and American culture.
Cal Q&A was founded a decade ago on the UC Berkeley campus as a student organization dedicated to the intersectionality of the Queer and Asian identities. Through weekly meetings, various monthly events, and our annual conference, Cal Q&A acts as a safe space, social group, and support network for any and every student on the UC Berkeley campus.
We meet every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Check our social media below for updated meeting locations!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/calqanda
Both Graduate and Undergrad students
Cal Student Athlete Gay-Straight Alliance (INACTIVE SPRING 2021)
The Cal Student Athlete Gay-Straight Alliance (SAGSA) aims to fight the stigma of being LGBT+ identified in NCAA Athletics through community outreach, education, and awareness.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CalSAGSA
Instagram Page: https://instagram.com/decoloresucb
Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL)
Gamma Rho Lambda (ΓΡΛ) is an all-inclusive, queer & ally sorority that seeks to provide a social, professional, and academic support system for queer and allied individuals of all identities. As both an MCGC sorority and queer organization, GRL seeks to bridge the gap between the Greek and queer communities on campus by challenging misconceptions of Greek life and queer life. Gamma Rho Lambda is the nation’s first queer & ally social sorority.
GIA MAG is a student-run publication that centers the voices of queer and trans students of color in order to celebrate the community’s creative power. Lovingly named after one of the most impactful queer/trans advocates in Berkeley history, Gia Magazine honors the legacy of Juniperangelica “Gia” Cordova. During her time at UC Berkeley, Gia served san an ASUC senator as well as an activist who created wellness policy, established commissions overseeing the impact of campus security on our communities, and built student coalitions. Since graduating, Gia has continued to advocate for the wellbeing of queer/trans folks and women of color. In paying homage to her, this publication strives to institutionalize and forever uphold her vital legacy of courage, activism, and unapologetic authenticity.
Oscar Wilde / Johnson Rivera House
Oscar Wilde / Johnson Rivera House, the nation’s first LGBTQIA+ and queer themed student cooperative, is a mural-covered 23-bedroom mansion located at 2410 Warring St., a few blocks away from campus, nestled between frats and sororities. Our 26 residents make the house run by doing a few hours of workshift a week: cooking, cleaning, or managing some aspect of the house. We host workshops for our members, fundraisers for other organizations, and open parties a few times a semester.
Address: 2410 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Both undergrad and grad students
oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit, LGBTQ+-affirming corporation whose mission is to:
- Provide services and support for students of sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- Create a dynamic network between students and professionals in industry and academia.
- Provide education, outreach, and professional resources to high school students.
- Actively recruit and address the needs of diverse groups within the LGBTA community, inclusive of those who are historically underrepresented with regards to gender and ethnic background.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/oSTEMBerkeley/
Out For Business (O4B) (Inactive Spring 2021)
Out For Business is a student organization seeking to foster diversity, inclusiveness, and a strong sense of community for LGBTQIA undergraduates interested in the fields of business, consulting, banking, marketing, management, and similar industries through developing, inspiring, and connecting the next generation of professionals.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Out4Business/
Undergraduate student focus, but grad students are welcome.
The Queer + Allied Pre-Health, Pre-Medical Association (QAPPA) at Berkeley aims to support our queer and trans students through their journey into health/medicine. Our meetings are a rotate between journal clubs, social meetings, and academic/professional workshops to identify and address barriers in QT health and build a sense of community. Meeting time: Thurs 7:30 – 8:30 For our meeting link please check our Facebook page!
QJew (inactive Spring 2021)
QJew provides an opportunity for individuals that are a part of both the Jewish and LGBT community to congregate. It serves as a safe space for queer Jews on campus as well as allies, questioning individuals, or anyone who is interested in exploring Judaism through queer, abstracted, and alternative spiritual lenses. Q-Jew will offer the Jewish community at Cal these opportunities through discussion, dialogue, social events, educational programming, and general support for the needs of the Queer Jewish community. Q-Jew hopes to give voice to students who feel marginalization or exclusion by more institutionalized manifestations of traditional Judaism.
Queer Student Union (QSU)
Queer Student Union (QSU) is an organization for graduate and undergraduate students that strives to provide a “safe space” where every individual can be free of harassment, discrimination, isolation, judgment, and/or violence that occur because of who they are. We will achieve these results by empowering and motivating students and student/community leaders to end inequalities that exist at Cal and in our society.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/QSUberkeley/
Queer Trans Queer Trans South, Southwest Asians, and North Africans at Berkeley (QTSSWANA)
A welcoming, inclusive UC Berkeley student group for those at the intersection of Queer/Trans and South Asian, Southwest Asian, and North African.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/qtsswana/
Queer Art & Fashion Show (QAFS) (actual Fashion Show will happen once UC Berkeley is back on campus)
Founded in 2017 and based in Berkeley, the Queer Art and Fashion Show (QAFS) is an organization striving to bring together Queer students of Berkeley who are passionate about art & fashion design/curation. In addition to holding a number of community building events concerning such topics, QAFS hosts an annual creative event organized by and for the LGBTQ+ community that aims to exhibit and celebrate the art & fashion creations of our community members.
Email: contact QAFS through their facebook or instagram!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ucbqafs/
Sigma Epsilon Omega (SEO) is UC Berkeley’s first and only queer fraternity. Founded in 2007, it continues to uphold its core values of Strength, Equality, and Opportunity, while at the same time challenging the idea of what it means to be a member of the Greek Community at Cal. It provides students of all sexualities, gender identities, and gender expressions a community of respect and acceptance, as well as opportunities for personal and social growth.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/sigmaepsilonomega/
T-Cal is a group that seeks to address the spectrum of gender and gender expression, especially for students, staff and faculty who may identify across the transgender spectrum at UCB. Join us for conversation, community, and resources!
Both Graduate and undergraduate students.
The Unity House Theme Program is unique to Berkeley and is a pioneer in its focus on gender and sexuality, and gender inclusive living options. Our academic seminar offers both a theoretical study of gender and sexuality and an outlet to share individual experiences. We participate in socials, community outreach and activities, event planning, and have meaningful interactions with faculty and staff.
Zawadi / Black QTs at Cal
“Zawadi’ is Swahili for ‘gift.’ This name was chosen in recognition of the fact that each of us is a precious gift to our families, our communities, and to the world. This group is a social, academic and political networking organization for LGBT and Same Gender Loving students, alumni, faculty, staff and post-docs of African Ancestry* at UC Berkeley. We are interested in increasing visibility and understanding of the Black LGBT experience at Cal (UCB) and beyond. Allies of African Ancestry Welcome.
*African Ancestry (African American, Multi Racial, Afro Caribbean, Black, bi racial,….you get the picture..the diaspora)
Black QTs is a collaboration of Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) and African-American Student Development (AASD).
NOT ACTIVE AFFILIATES
Queers Against PinkWashing and Homonationalism (QAPWAH)
qapwah was an anti-zionist, anti-imperialist, anti-settler colonialist organization that aimed to both educate our communities about Israeli pinkwashing and homonationalism and provide solidarity resources. Though their focus was on Israel, they also examined the United States and other imperialist nations.
Queer Womyn at Berkeley
Queer Womyn at Berkeley was an open and safe space for meeting new friends, discussions, games, creativity, workshops, queer movies and outings around Berkeley and the Bay, for those who have ever, currently do, or ever will identify as Queer Womyn.
Trans*Action was a student-run, collaborative organization that worked to increase equity, inclusion, and awareness of transgender and gender non-conforming identified students on campus and in the community.
IGenSpectrum is a student organization at Berkeley Physics Department run by LGBT+ graduate students and allies. Our mission is to improve workplace climate for LGBT+ students and faculty member in our department, which will enhance recruitment, retention and productivity. We want to demystify LGBT+ role in science and society, show LGBT+ high school and undergraduate students that science is a viable career path, and create an more inclusive work environment for all minorities in the physical sciences.