Listed below are UC organizations and offerings of particular interest to LGBT campus community members. Visit the FAQs for information about being a newcomer to the Bay Area, finding an LGBT-friendly provider, securing UC domestic partner and transgender benefits, being out on residency and med school applications, and much more!
Over 800 LGBT students, faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and postdocs at UCSF are linked via a listserv that publicizes LGBT events and news—yet, magically, does not have annoying traffic! To join, address an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with this message:
subscribe lgbt yourfirstname yourlastname
Be sure those four words are the only text in your message. (And please note that if you're subscribing from a non-UCSF address, you'll be asked for your UCSF affiliation.) You'll receive a prompt confirmation that you've joined the listserv, along with posting instructions.
This registered student organization does advocacy, promotes networking
(via regular social and community-building events), and presents educational
programs. For more info, contact Sai-Wing Chan (SOM), Madalene Mandap (SOP), or the LGBT Center. LGBT medical students can connect with colleagues nationally via AMSA's Gender & Sexuality Committee, which has a plethora of resources, including a listserv.
This registered organization of residents and interns does informal networking and advocacy. For more info, contact Patrick Unemori (Internal Medicine) or the LGBT Center.
This registered organization of staff and faculty does advocacy and presents
networking and educational programs. For
more info, contact Staff Group Chair Tiffany Bennett or the LGBT Center.
This group (which combines students, faculty, and staff) meets monthly to discuss climate concerns, plan educational events, and facilitate networking. For more information, contact staff member James Betbeze or faculty member Gwen Essex.
Created in the early 1990s, this Committee is charged with reducing homophobia
and transphobia on campus, implementing the University's policies barring discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and improving the quality of life
for LGBT students, staff, and faculty. For more information about
the Committee, contact Committee Co-Chairs Michael Reyes, MD, MPH, or Ivy Kolvan, the Chancellor's Office, or the LGBT Center.
All UCSF staff members are invited to join the Staff Subcommittee, which presents year-round programming for staff. For more info, contact Tiffany Bennett.
All transgender members of the UCSF community are invited to join this Subcommittee, which does advocacy and education around transgender issues. For more info, contact Chair JoAnne Keatley.
The Transgender COE, a unique national resource, is an outgrowth of UCSF"s graoundbreaking work in transgender health.
Each year, the Chancellor presents three LGBT leadership awards to a staff member, faculty member, and student/resident/postdoc/fellow. Nomination forms are distributed via the Chancellor's office early each year, with the presentation ceremony generally in June. For more information, contact the Chancellor's Office or the LGBT Center.
ARI offers a wealth of information, services, and programs related to HIV/AIDS and LGBT health,
including the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
(CAPS), HIV InSite, the Center of Excellence in Transgender Health, and the Positive Health Program.
LHRC provides information about lesbian health.
Have questions about your domestic partner or transgender health benefits? Contact your departmental or unit benefits representative first, then, if you still have questions, contact UCSF Health Care Facilitator Sue Forstat for help.
UC's non-discrimination policy forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. AA/EO/D carries out this policy by processing internal complaints of discrimination and facilitating campus response to external complaints. Its website notes: "Any employee, applicant for employment, student, applicant for admission, campus visitor, union, patient, organization, contractor, vendor, or bidder can utilize our services in addressing any problems related to discrimination. A confidential setting is provided to explore questions or concerns…Many issues are resolved informally through consultation."
This website contains detailed information about UC's domestic partner benefits, along with the forms required to access (and terminate) them.
The systemwide UCLGBTIA offers a website with detailed information about UC's domestic
partner and transgender health benefits, the UC LGBT centers, and much more.