Everyone is welcome. We pride ourselves on a family-like environment with both academic and social opportunities. We have been serving UConn’s diverse communities of gender identities, gender expressions and sexualities since 1998. The fun and amazing staff provides resources and services to the wider campus community of students, faculty, staff, and local residents. Our educational and social programs include weekly discussion groups, Gender and Sexualities Studies courses, an LGBTQ alternative spring break trip, Friday night Rainbow Lounge Presents..., the Out to Lunch lecture series, CommunitE weekly e-newsletter, Rainbow Cinema, a number of unique programs, the annual t-shirt awareness campaign, and a library with over 2,000 books and videos. We have three new weekly discussion groups called Out of the Box, which addresses gender non-conformity and gender fluid identities; the Allies' Project, a dialogue experience for cisgender, heterosexual allies; and Aces & Aros, which addresses asexuality and aromantic identities. Check our website and calendar for upcoming events.
For the ninth time in a row, we were honored to host the 23rd Annual True Colors Conference on March 18-19, 2016! Look at True Colors on CNN at this YouTube link!
Information about the upcoming Transgender Live Conference that happened at the UConn Health Center in Farmington in April 2016 can be found here.
We are honored to have the David Daniel Berdon Memorial Scholarship. The Berdon Family is pleased to honor its gay family member. If you are involved in the Rainbow Center or similar activities, please apply here.
In March 2016, I was honored to receive a Dorothy Award from the New Haven Pride Center.
Celebrate our 17th year anniversary as one of the best 100 gay-friendly campuses in the country, and our 4.5 out of 5 rating on the LGBTQ-Friendly Campus Climate Index by participating in the Husky Safe Zone training and the Husky D.O.G. (Diversity of Gender) training. We want to see more decals across campus in offices, residence halls, and other places.
The Rainbow Center looks forward to supporting your success in UConn Nation!
Fleurette King, M.A.