Welcome!

LavenderCal is UC Berkeley's network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer employees: staff, faculty, librarians, academic researchers and postdoctoral and visiting scholars.

Explore this site to learn about events and activities, resources for new and longtime employees as well as retirees and emeriti, and how to connect with the growing community of people who are LavenderCal.

Be sure to go to the links for "Contact Us" and "Join Us" to learn how to subscribe/unsubscribe to our email listserve and/or how to add your name to our communities' Out Lists.

Your contributions to our collective work and play are always welcome!

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Upcoming events:

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Special guest lecture and discussion: "BEYOND BISEXUALITY 101" 

  with nationally-known educator and activist Robyn Ochs

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014  

4:00-4:50 pm: Pre-lecture reception for staff anf faculty hosted by LavenderCal,  Multicultural Community Center, Hearst Annex D-37

5:00-6:30 pm: Lecture and discussion, 110 Barrows Hall

6:30-7:30 pm:  Post-lecture reception for all

Based in Boston, Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, award-winning activist, and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly, the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the new anthology RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Her writings have been published in numerous bi, women’s studies, multicultural, and LGBT anthologies. She has taught university courses in gender and sexuality studies.

An advocate for the rights of people of all orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full equality, Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.

Robyn is a consummate educator and illuminating speaker. Please join in welcoming her to Berkeley!

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12th ANNUAL College of Chemistry LGBTQ SCIENCE RECEPTION 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014  5:00-8:00 pm

775 Tan Hall

Food · Drinks · Entertainment · Fabulous Company

For LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and allies in science, technology, engineering and math.

Presented by the College of Chemistry with the goal of fostering the well-being and self-respect of LGBTQ students and eliminating discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

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FIRST FRIDAY LAVENDER LUNCH 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014  12:00-1:00 pm

Faculty Club, Great Hall  

Grab a quick cafeteria-style lunch or BYO, and meet with old colleagues and new.   

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BI-MONTHLY AFTER-WORK HAPPY HOUR 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 - 5:00-7:00 pm

Beta Lounge  -  2129 Durant Ave, @Fulton/Shattuck

near the southwest corner of campus; parking available in the adjacent UHS/Tang Center lot.

Occupy the comfy couches alcove in the rear to relax and mingle with campus colleagues.

LBNL folks, spouses, significant others, and friends are welcome.

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LavenderCal Slideshow

LavCal table at Cultural Fair
Gathering on Sproul Plaza