Rainbow Coalition

Rainbow Coalition

Rainbow Coalition

The Rainbow Coalition is an inclusive, student-led coalition that advocates for the rights, safety, and overall health of the LGBTQIA+ 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

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

Rachel Bahadar

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.

A student onstage at ASU's OUTxIgnite storytelling event for Fall Pride Week 2019

Out at ASU Week 2019 celebrates and supports LGBTQ+ pride

ASU students celebrated fall LGBTQ+ pride during Out at ASU Week in October.


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ASU Rainbow Welcome

LGBTQ+ students connect at ASU Rainbow Welcome 2019

ASU’s 2019 Rainbow Welcome connected LQBTQ+ students and allies with each other and both on-campus and local resources before the first ASU football game of the season.


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Student Sisko Stargazer

Sun Devils honor victims of violence during Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

ASU students participated in the Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil held at the Downtown Phoenix Campus on Nov. 20. The vigil honored lives lost due to violence toward the trans community.


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Officers

Gage Keranen

Facilitator of Programming
Gage Keranen

Taylor Carstarphen

Facilitator of Finances
Taylor Carstarphen

Zoe Libich

Facilitator of Community Coordination
Zoe Libich

Romey Figueroa

Facilitator of Operations
Romey Figueroa

Karris Thomson

Facilitator of Media Relations
Karris Thomson

Member organizations

To connect with one of our member organizations, please log on to SunDevilSync.

BL+C
BeYouASU
Gamma Rho Lambda
GRADient
LGBT+ Interaction Club
OStem
Prism
Qmunity
Spectrum
Transfam

Resources

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.

Community resources
Counseling Services
Health Services
Navigating the Rainbow of Inclusion
Office of Equity & Inclusion
Out@ASU
SafeZONE
Sexual Violence Awareness
Student Advocacy
Trans resources

LGBTQ+ POC Resources

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.

The Pipeline Project
The Pipeline Project is a recruitment, retention, and leadership advancement initiative. The initiative’s goals are to produce programs and engage in activities that together represent a long-term effort to increase the number of people of color working within the nation’s LGBT rights, service and advocacy sector, and ultimately increase the level of diversity in the leadership of our movement.

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 womyn, 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
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.

 

Office of University Rights and Responsibilities

The Office of University Rights and Responsibilities reviews and investigates concerns and complaints regarding discrimination or harassment based on one or more characteristic or personal Status protected by law.

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Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is responsible for reviewing and handling student disciplinary incident reports. Incident reports are accepted from students, faculty, staff, or other persons who believe that a student or a student organization may have violated the ABOR Student Code of Conduct.

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Arizona State University Hotline
 

The Office of University Rights and Responsibilities reviews and investigates concerns and complaints regarding discrimination or harassment based on one or more characteristic or personal Status protected by law.

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Location

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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