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UCLA Lambda (LGBTQ) Alumni Association

Mission

The UCLA Lambda Alumni Association sustains a network of LGBTQ+ alumni and friends to support one an other, UCLA students, and the greater LGBTQ+ community.

To accomplish our mission, we have three strategic pillars:

  • Social and Professional Networking. Connecting UCLA LGBTQ+ alumni and community members to meet and support one another socially and professionally.
  • Student Support. Creating avenues for UCLA LGBTQ+ alumni to support – through advocacy, mentorship, events, and financially – incoming and current UCLA students who identify as LGBTQ+, are interested in LGBTQ+ scholarship, or are committed LGBTQ+ activists.
  • External Community Outreach. Playing an active role in LGBTQ + activism beyond the UCLA campus – in Los Angeles, across California, and beyond.

Our Name

Lambda is the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet and was first chosen as a symbol for the LGBTQ movement when it was adopted in 1970 by the New York Gay Activists Alliance, symbolizing a growing movement of gay liberation. In 1974, the lambda was subsequently adopted by the International Gay Rights Congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland. From there, the lambda became internationally popular. The meaning and logic behind the symbol are highly debated among activists and historians.

History

Formally established in 1989 by Doug Walters and Corinne Lightweaver, the UCLA Lambda Alumni Association is one of the oldest and most well-established LGBTQ alumni organizations in the country. Alongside a storied history of LGBTQ activism, UCLA is also home to the first-ever LGBTQ college publication.

 

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Get Involved

Participate

Attend our events and participate in our programs. For a calendar of upcoming events, click here.

Volunteer

To learn about how you be a volunteer, here in Los Angeles, or anywhere around the world, click here.

Give

To find out how you can support our scholarships and fundraising efforts, click here.

 


 

Events

San Diego Pride

July 15
11 a.m.

San Diego Pride Parade - Allied in Action: United for Justice This year, the University of California is participating in Pride Parades with UC alumni associations acoss California. We invite you to show your Bruin… Read more.

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New Bruin Send-off - Lambda (LGBTQ) Alumni Association

July 23
2 p.m.

Alumni networks around the world host New Bruin Send-offs to welcome incoming students and families to UCLA! These casual and celebratory events showcase the reach and strength of the UCLA community, provide a space for students and parents to ask… Read more.

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