Rainbow Coalition

Rainbow Coalition

The Rainbow Coalition is an inclusive, student-led coalition that advocates for the rights, safety, and overall health of the 2SLGBTQ+ community at Arizona State University. We are working to create an ASU that celebrates individuality, connects intersectional communities, and enables people to thrive as they are.


Upcoming events

Throughout the academic year, Arizona State University dedicates months and weeks to honoring Sun Devils’ heritage. The Rainbow Coalition leads the celebration of Pride Weeks each October and April, as well as Trans Awareness Week each November. To learn how you can be involved in planning the celebration of our rich, diverse community of ASU students, connect with our coalition.


Club Spotlight

Barrett LGBT+ Club

The Barrett LGBTQ+ Club is an academic, professional, and advocacy-based forum for LGBTQ+ students on Barrett’s Tempe campus. We want our members to be empowered in their sexuality and gender identity within their education, careers, and lives. We support students in this way by taking action in the face of institutional injustice, connecting them with LGBTQ+ ASU professionals, and creating networking and professional development events for LGBTQ+ students.

Sun Devil Support Circle

EOSS Employee Spotlight


Karen Kuo headshot

Rachel Bahadar
Licensed Professional Counselor

Rachel is a Clinical Director with ASU’s Counseling Services. Her professional interests and specialties include LGBTQIA population, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress and complex trauma, student athlete development, sexual violence, identity development, anxiety and mood disorder, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and supervision and training. Rachel holds a Master of Counseling from the University of Phoenix, 2008 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2012.

Facilitator of Advocacy - Ruby Maderafont (they/them/elle)
Facilitator of Community Coordination - Joshua Valenzuela (he/him/él)
Facilitator of Community Programming - Kit Eaton (they/them)
Facilitator of Design - Nailahni Thompson (she/her)
Facilitator of Finance - TBD
Facilitator of Media Relations - TBD
Facilitator of Operations - Ohia Aster (they/them)
Facilitator of Programming - TBD
Interns - TBD
[New facilitators and interns will be announced in September 2022]

Here is a guide to our member organizations. To connect with one of our member organizations, please log on to SunDevilSync.

Below is a list of resources gathered by this coalition that may be helpful to you as a student. Organizations or resources listed not affiliated with Arizona State University are not endorsed by the university.

Human Rights Campaign
Communities of Color: HRC is committed to establishing full equality for all. The LGBTQ+ community will not achieve this as long as LGBTQ+ people of color continue to face oppression on the basis of race. A resource list that groups together information relevant for LGBTQ+ POC.

Trans Queer Pueblo
Trans Queer Pueblo is a base-building racial and gender justice organization that is collectively governed by a growing membership of 300+ trans and queer undocumented and documented migrants and people of color in Phoenix who organize to transform our city toward fellowship, family, community autonomy, self-determination and liberation

Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.

Black AIDS Project
The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is dedicated to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community. BAI is the only uniquely and unapologetically Black HIV think and do tank in America.

The Okra Project
The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.

House of GG
Founded and led by Trans and gender nonconforming people and our allies, we create safe and transformative spaces where members of our community can heal—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—from the trauma arising from generations of transphobia, racism, sexism, poverty, ableism and violence, and nurture them into tomorrow’s leaders. We currently primarily focus on supporting and nurturing the leadership of Transgender women of color living in the U.S. South.

Brown Boi Project
The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center women, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender.

Unity Coalition
The Unity Coalition is an advocacy organization that was created in 2002. Unity provides opportunities to contact your lawmakers, policy work, community building, and trainings for Latin@s who identify as LGBTQ.

Latino Equality Alliance
The mission of Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) is to advocate for equity, safety, and wellness for the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community. LEA is located at Mi Centro LGBTQ Community Center in Boyle Heights.

Trikone is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of South Asian descent, who trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is the oldest group of its kind in the world.

Asian Pride Project
Asian Pride Project celebrates the journeys, triumphs and struggles of LGBTQ individuals and our Asian and Pacific Islander (API) families and communities. We seek to capture these stories by using the arts – film, video, photography and the written word – as a medium for social justice and advocacy in the LGBTQ realm.

Visibility Project
Visibility Project is a national portrait and oral history archive highlighting queer Asian Pacific American women, trans, and gender non-conforming communities. The Visibility Project utilizes powerful photography and personal storytelling narratives that embrace the intersections of queer APAs.

You are welcome here

Arizona State University is an institution measured by whom we include and how they succeed. If you feel you have been the victim of actions contrary to this principle, please connect with file a report with the appropriate resource.


Student Pavilion
RM 225M
400 E. Orange Street
Tempe, AZ 85287

Office Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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