University is a time of growth and exploration — and that’s not just confined to the classroom.
This might be the first time you’ve been able to explore your sexuality and gender identity, and while it may seem scary, there are lots of resources and communities across campus that are here to support you.
UBC PRIDE COLLECTIVE
The Pride Collective, known as Pride to most students, is a student-run group located in room 2103 in the Nest. Pride hosts regular events and provides resources for students. The collective also has discussion groups around different 2SLGBTQIA+ identities and experiences. Pride also runs the Gender Empowerment Store, which provides free gender-affirming clothing and products to students. Just down the hall, you’ll find Out on the Shelves, a library featuring 2SLGBTQIA+-relevant books and resources.
UBC TRANS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
This program pairs incoming Trans students with upper-year Trans mentors to provide support during the transition to university and comfortable spaces for Trans students to meet each other Find them @ubctrans on X (formerly known as Twitter).
Intersections is a show hosted by the community radio station CiTR’s Intersectionality Collective. The show explores gender, race and social justice. Episodes come out bi-weekly and more information can be found on CiTR’s website.
UBC EQUITY AND INCLUSION OFFICE
The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO)’s website equity.ubc.ca has many learning guides and resources on gender diversity and gender-affirming care at UBC. The EIO posts about 2SLGBTQIA+ events happening in Vancouver and can help community members file complaints if you face anti-2SLGBTQIA+ discrimination on campus.
The Trans and Non-Binary Student Guide on the EIO site is another resource created by UBC students. The guide includes tips to navigate life from housing to the classroom as a Trans or non-binary student.