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Welcome to the UConn Rainbow Center

Fleurette King - Executive Director

Fleurette King - Executive Director


Everyone is welcome. We pride ourselves on a family-like environment with 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, F.A.M.I.L.E.E. Mentoring program, CommunitE weekly e-newsletter, Rainbow Cinema,  a number of unique programs, the annual t-shirt awareness campaign, and a library with over 3,000 books and videos.  We have a new weekly discussion group called Out of the Box, which addresses gender non-conformity and gender fluid identities.

We appreciate the work of the following faculty members who serve on the Rainbow Center Course Faculty Advisory Committee:  Mary Bernstein, Sociology & WGSS; Thomas Long, Nursing; Cora Lynn Deibler, Art & Art History; Marysol Asencio, HDFS & El Instituto; Nancy Naples, Sociology & WGSS; and Margaret Breen, English & WGSS.         

For the seventh time in a row, we were honored to host the 21st Annual True Colors Conference on March 21-22, 2014!  Look at True Colors on CNN at this YouTube link!

Celebrate our 15th 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 Husky Ally, which is our umbrella program involving the Husky Safe Zone workshop, Gender Identity & Expression Advocacy Training, and the Ally Project.

Our list of Rainbow Graduates 2014 and the Rainbow Awards recipients can be seen here.

Check our website and calendar for upcoming events. I look forward to your involvement in the Rainbow Center, and wish you a great academic year!


Fleurette King, M.A.


The Rainbow Center is located on the fourth floor of the Student Union, in room 403.  The Student Union is located at 2110 Hillside Road.