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!

instagram: @qtpoc_uw

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

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:

  • 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


Cover of the QPOC resource guide

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.

Online resources

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.

Indigenous and Two-Spirit materials in the CC library

Local & regional orgs

Freedom Inc.
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.