Ally Action Checklist

  • Like the LGBTRC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ucilgbtrc
  • If you are a student, like Irvine Queers, TAG Team, or if you are a grad student, like Queer Graduate Caucus.
  • Sign up for our email list to stay up to date, by going to our website main page.
  • Report any hate incidents or hate crimes that you witness at the link on our website
  • Confront jokes and slurs, don’t allow someone else to create a hateful and oppressive environment.
  • Visit our resource center’s visitor wall in order to learn more about a plethora of LGBTQQIAA topics.
  • Watch the LGBTQ films in the center & write a review! We have a wide range of LGBTQQIAA related movies available to watch that we need feedback on.
  • Come in and hangout in the Cyber Center! We have computers for student use (you don’t need to be affiliated with the LGBTRC) and couches and tables. Our space is for everyone, not just LGBT identifying students.
  • Participate in our T-Shirt days to show support for the community.
  • Sign up for the Outlist. The outlist is for anyone who supports LGBTQ equality and LGBT people. Queers and allies alike can sign up
  • Join an organization on campus, or get to know members of the following:
    • Irvine Queers (IQ)
    • La Familia (LaFa)
    • Queer Graduate Caucus (QGC)
    • Queer & Asian (Q&A)
    • Fluidity Bi Request
    • Ase and Aromantic group
    • T-Time
    • Black Queer Collective (BQC)
    • Delta Lambda Phi (DLP) (it is a rush process to join this fraternity)
  • Become involved with our Center:
    • Undergo Safe Zone and Safe Zone Advanced training.
    • Speak out about your own experiences coming out or as an ally by joining our Speaker’s Bureau.
    • Come to the Rainbow Anteater Lunch Bunch on Wednesdays at noon to 1p.m.
    • Apply to become a peer chat member in Peer Connections. These are open and spontaneous conversations about LGBTQ issues and life.
    • Inquire about the LGBT Mentoring Program, in which mentors are matched with mentees in order to help make coming out a positive experience.
    • Attend other LGBT Resource Center events. Browse our main page for upcoming events.
  • Come to program weeks and participate in our events and activities during these weeks:
    • National Coming Out Week (Fall)
    • TransAction (Fall)
    • Bi / Pan / Fluid Week (winter)
    • Ace and Aro week (Spring)
    • Pride (Spring)
  • Give us feedback on what we do! If you see an issue or have any ideas of how to help out as an ally, please let us know. Our email is lgbtrc@uci.edu. We are always open to new ideas and constructive criticism.
  • Bring friends and allies along to all of these opportunities. We always want to expand our network and allow people to feel comfortable in the many spaces we provide on campus.
  • Treat all people as unique individuals!