Virtual LGBT Resource Center

Hello LGBTRC visitors and friends, We hope that everyone is taking care and staying healthy during these times. We want to let you all know that the LGBT Resource Center will still be available as a safe (yet now virtual) space for folx to visit. We have converted all of our programs to online and Read more

COVID-19 Update: LGBTRC

Hi LGBTQ+ community and friends! With the recommendation from the University, the physical LGBT Resource Center location will be closed until April 13th, 2020. Please email us at lgbt@usc.edu with any questions or concerns; the staff of the LGBTRC will be working remotely and will be accessible by email during regular business hours. You are Read more

We moved to STU 405!

Are you looking for the Lavender Lounge? Over the Winter Break we moved to STU 405, two floors above our old location, across the hall from La CASA. Come check out the new space.

Gender Neutral Restrooms at USC

At USC, all single stall restrooms are gender neutral. But, if you are looking for a multi-stall restroom, you can use the gender neutral restroom in Student Union (STU) or in the School of Cinematic Arts. If you are working out and need to use a gender neutral locker room, the USC Village Recreational Center Read more

Project Q

We’re so happy to hear about this hair stylist over at Project Q and to see this video featuring one of our favorite people!  

Mattel Releases First Gender-Neutral Doll

“The doll can be a boy, a girl, neither or both, and Mattel, which calls this the world’s first gender-neutral doll, is hoping its launch on Sept. 25 redefines who gets to play with a toy traditionally deemed taboo for half the world’s kids.” Read more here – https://time.com/5684822/mattel-gender-neutral-doll/

Statement in regards to USC student health center

For students who feel they experienced sexual misconduct by a healthcare provider at a USC student health center, a number of reporting resources can be found at https://change.usc.edu/additional-resources/ You can also drop in to the LGBT Resource Center anytime between Monday – Friday 10AM- 5PM (STU 202) to talk with friendly and understanding LGBTQ+ professional Read more

Alarming new changes to the gender marker on passports created last week

Documentation required for changing gender markers on passports replaced “gender” with “sex,” and limited access to resources for queer people. Last week, the U.S. Department of State altered documentation required for transgender people to obtain correctly gendered documentation. These changes include replacing the language of “gender” with “sex” as well as the removal of resources Read more

LGBT Rights Expand in India; Section 377 Struck Down

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexual activity between consenting adults, which was punishable by up to 10 years in jail according to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Read more here: https://scroll.in/latest/893352/section-377-sc-to-rule-on-validity-of-colonial-era-law-that-criminalises-gay-sex

The LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC) (est. 2005) is a cultural advocacy center within the Student Equity & Inclusion Programs (SEIP) that provides support, education, advocacy, and connection to community for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California. The LGBTRC welcomes students from across the gender and sexual identity spectra. We are dedicated Read more