Welcome to the GSCC! As a partner unit to the Multicultural Student Center, we are pleased to offer complementary space and programs welcoming to and inclusive of students of color across the spectrums of gender and sexuality. Come by and hang out any time!
We prioritize racial justice and representation in the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center’s programming, speakers and performers, educational curricula, library collection development, and the art on our walls. We are always here for feedback and improvement.
See the list of student orgs and tons of info on the Crossroads Initiative below to get connected!
Highlighted Student Orgs
Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC)
Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) is an inclusive org made by and intended for queer and trans BIPOC students at UW-Madison!
Multicultural Club Q
Club Q is a BIPOC Queer organization created by and for BIPOC students that identify with the LGBTQIA+ community. This organization allows students to explore their various identities by helping create empowering and inclusive spaces between peers through social, educational, and community engaging events.
MadRainbow Chinese LGBTQ Network
MadRainbow is a social group for Chinese-speaking LGBTQ people in the Madison area. We aim to create a culturally aware, safe, and inclusive space for low-key gatherings. All students and non-students are welcome to join. Our slogan is “queer needs no extra cool,” meaning… we are pretty chill.
Crossroads Initiative is a uniquely Wisconsin approach to addressing the intersectional realities of student’s lives. This initiative bridges the work of the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center and the Multicultural Student Center to address the needs of students living at the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, and other layers of identity.
Some of our programs include:
- rooted: a discussion group for self-identified queer and trans students of color
- LGBTQ Speakers of color such as Janet Mock, Ignacio Rivera, and Brown Boi Project
- Workshops addressing the issues salient for LGBTQ students of color
- Movie screenings featuring films about LGBTQ people of color
Coordinator: Tiffany Lee Intern: Dequadray White
rooted is a peer-facilitated discussion group intended for those who self-identify as LGBTQ people of color. We hope to provide a space to discuss your experiences with multiple intersecting identities and find support and fellowship with folks who’ve shared similar experiences. Come speak to the barriers you encounter because of your identities and share what you love about yourself and your communities.
Contact: Tiffany Lee
The QPOC Resource Guide (PDF) was created by Crossroads. We have compiled reference lists that highlight books, articles, movies, organizations, and websites & blogs that feature the experiences of queer people of color (QPOC).
By no means are these lists comprehensive; they are simply a starting point for identifying QPOC resources. This guide and the materials within it do not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendations, or favoring by UW-Madison.
Shades of Yellow website
Shades of Yellow (SOY) is a Hmong LGBTQ nonprofit organization that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development. SOY has an active Facebook community.
NE2SS Two-Spirit Resource Directory
The NorthEast Two-Spirit Society (NE2SS) built a comprehensive resource directory. Check it out for US-based Two-Spirit groups, youth organizations, books, films, and training.
Local & regional orgs
Freedom Inc. is a Black and Hmong, queer-, trans- and women-led anti-violence liberation organization that engages low- to no-income communities of color in Dane County.
GSAFE- Foundations of Leadership
FOL is a dynamic course for MMSD high school students focused on the experiences of students of color with an emphasis on racial justice, LGBTQ issues and social justice.