Queer People of Color

Below you will find a list of various resources for LGBT People of Color offered at Cal and around the Berkeley Area. Although this list is updated frequently, it is important to note that this list is not exhaustive.

On-Campus | Off-Campus


Cal Queer & Asian -- Cal Q&A

A15 Hearst Field Annex (Queer Resource Center) Berkeley, CA 94720
Cal Q&A is a safe social support group dedicated to Queer and/or Asian Pacific Islander issues. Persons of ALL races, ethnicities, genders and sexualities are both welcome and encouraged to attend! Q&A opens up the doors of the Queer Resource Center in 305 Eshelman every Wednesday at 7:30 pm, but be sure to check our website for the calendar of events. If we don't have an event on that Wednesday, feel free to drop by and hang out with us. We have many discussions, socials, trips, and special events each semester with other cool lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asian peeps, such as yourself! (Visit our facebook or email us for more details!) For more information, please email infocalqa@gmail.com.

Khush - South Asian Queer, Questioning and LGBT Space

Are you a South-Asian who is either questioning your sexuality or gender or identifies as an LGBTQIA person? We are a group of South Asians who are looking to create a safe, closed, secret and private space for South Asian queer and questioning folks to hang out. The space will be completely confidential and we have the utmost respect for your confidentiality.
Please e-mail us at khush.berkeley@gmail.com if you are interested in attending our meetings, receiving more information, or have any questions, comments or suggestions! Or, contact us using our webform.

QPOC Together: Queer People of Color

In creating a safe and brave space for queer identified students of color at UC Berkeley, we come together with our commonalities and differences as a form of self-love and self-care. As Audre Lorde put it, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” QPOC Together is that 'act of political warfare.'

Fall 2014 meeting information coming soon!Sign up for the listserv to get updates about meetings! https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/list/listinfo/qpoc@lists.berkeley.edu
Questions? Contact us at qpoctogether@gmail.com


Young Queers United For Empowerment is a student group for those who identify as queer and Latino and Latina. The group primarily focuses on: providing a safe space, creating a social environment, and being active in the community. We openly welcome allies and people of different ethnic groups. Meetings are every Wednesday in the Queer Resource Center at A15 Hearst Field Annex (Queer Resource Center) from 7:00-9:00pm.

Zawadi: Black LGBT Community at Cal

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 Welcome.

*African Ancestry (African American, Multi Racial, Afro Caribbean, Black, bi racial,….you get the picture..the diaspora)
Questions? Contact us at zawadi.cal@gmail.com


Queers of Color Net Resources

Online resourcs for queer people of color.


       Resource for News, Information and Culture Affecting LGBT People of African Descent

Funders of LGBTQ Issues

A 2009 directory of LGBTQ people of color organizations and projects in the U.S.

Gay Asian Pacific Support Network

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance

A San Francisco Bay Area organization for gay and bisexual Asian/Pacific Islander Men.

National Black Justice Coalition

The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black same-gender-loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. The Coalition works with our communities and our allies for social justice, equality, and an end to racism and homophobia.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered South Asians

Women of Color Resource Center

Founded in 1990, the Women of Color Resource Center (WCRC) is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area (on Telegraph in Oakland) and promotes the political, economic, social and cultural well being of women and girls of color in the UNited States. Informed by a social justice perspective that takes into account the status of women internationally, WCRC is committed to organizing and educating women of color across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, class, sexual orientation, physical ability and age.

Zuna Institute

Zuna Institute is a not for profit national advocacy organization for Black Lesbians. Its focus is the economic development, education, public policy support, and improved health of its constituents. Through community organizing, training, and networking Zuna institute will focus on eliminating barriers that black lesbian's face within the black community based on sexual orientation and in the LGBT community based on race. Zuna Institute will also host a bi-annual national conference where black lesbians come together to address the issues of our communities and organizations.

FemmeNoir: A Web Portal for Women of Color