LGBTQ+

Below you'll find our post category archive. Note that many titles will have , , and at the end of the text. These help identify pages, posts, and events representing our three core values: Community, Thriving, and Wellness. To learn more about this, read about our Action Plan. These also all help support our #ActForInclusion.

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Celebrating Pride Month ♥

Dear campus community, Yet another reminder of why we celebrate Pride month each June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 543,000 same-sex married couples. From its start as a Gay Pride Day to the current recognition of Pride month, we use this time to recognize the impact that individuals identifying their sexual orientation as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or other (LGBTQ+) have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. The Stonewall Riots that began on June 28, 1969, following a police raid at the Stonewall Inn brought national attention to the police harassment and discrimination faced by…

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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES | UCI doctoral student wins Latino Excellence and Achievement award

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THE NEW YORK TIMES | A Coach’s Homophobic Taunt Forces Him to Reconsider the Weight of Words ♥

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Women's History Month

2022 Women’s History Month

Dear campus community, The recent nomination of federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the nation’s highest court and the 2021 election of Michelle Wu as mayor of Boston remind us of the importance of celebrating Women’s History month. Originating in a week-long celebration hosted in Sonoma, California in 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed March Women’s History month in 1980. Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in its 232-year history. Mayor Wu is the first Asian American woman elected to lead one of the oldest municipalities in the country. The historic…

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2022 UCI Community Safety Survey Now Open Share your opinion about public safety at UCI ♥ ✚

Dear campus community, As part of a campus and systemwide effort, several offices have worked together to create our first UCI Community Safety Survey. The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) is launching this survey today and making it available to all university staff, faculty, and students at the Irvine and Orange locations. Click here to access a link to the survey and provide your responses Community safety is indispensable to our mission as a great public research university. The purpose of this survey is to understand your experiences and expectations concerning safety, to get a sense of how relevant services…

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LA TIMES | UC admits largest, most diverse class ever, but it was harder to get accepted ♥ ★

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Doug Haynes

Pride Month 2021 ♥★

Dear campus community, June is Pride month, a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities. It is an occasion to recognize the struggle for equality marked by the Stonewall riots in 1969 and continues to this day. As such, this observance honors the contributions and sacrifices that the LGBTQ community has made to the making of a more perfect union. Pride matters a great deal at UCI. Members of the LGBTQ communities constitute an integral part of UCI’s past, present and future. They are our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and communities served by…

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Pride: Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe ♥★✚

Dear campus community, This Pride month is like none other. COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of parades across the country in support of the LGBT community. Still, there is so much to reflect upon about how inclusive the United States is in 2020. In a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that discrimination against gay and transgender employees is unconstitutional. For the first time, the employment protections of the Civil Rights Act (1964) will be extended to sexual orientation and gender identity. This is long overdue. Last year marked the…

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Office of Inclusive Excellence | Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚

To the Anteater community: We are writing to announce several actions to further align the UCI Police Department with our commitment to inclusive excellence and confronting anti-Black racism. This commitment is grounded in a community where all expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech. Realizing this commitment mandates a campus police department that serves our university community according to these principles. These actions further UCI Police Department’s work to continuously improve service and relationships with the University’s diverse community and build on the recommendations of the 2019 Presidential Taskforce Report on Universitywide Policing. We are also acting…

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Janet Napolitano

UCOP | A message from President Napolitano to the UC community about George Floyd’s death and related protests ♥ ★ ✚

To the University of California community: I write to share with you the statement of my outrage over the senseless and tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota, and the many Black lives lost before him. Like many of you, I am incensed over the continued brutality against people of color in communities across the country and I condemn, in the strongest terms possible, abuses of power by those charged with enforcing the law. We also must condemn the acts of violence that have infected lawful, peaceful protests, and not let those actions distract us from confronting the fundamental issues…

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