LGBTQ Awareness Week

Awareness Week 2024

Illuminate: Spotlighting Queer Pride

February 25 – March 2, 2024
Out@Anderson invites you to Illuminate: Spotlighting Queer Pride.

Awareness Week aims to uplift the LGBTQ+ community, spotlight queerness on campus and bring our straight and cisgender peers into the conversation to become better and more engaged allies.
For this year’s Awareness Week, Out@Anderson has invited speakers from a variety of industries and backgrounds to discuss how they bring their LGBTQ+ identities to their work in an authentic way that celebrates the queer experience. We are also holding a number of non-speaker-based events, such as a tie-dye event highlighting LGBTQ+ flags, a drag brunch and an amateur student drag show to create joyful spaces for LGBTQ+ students and allies to build relationships and have fun together.
Awareness Week events are open to members of all identities (LGBTQ+ and allies) within the UCLA Anderson community (UCLA Anderson students, faculty, staff and alumni).

Upcoming Events


Sunday, February 25
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Beaches (WeHo)

Awareness Week: Kickoff Drag Brunch

Join Out@Anderson as we kick off Awareness Week with an exciting drag brunch in collaboration with WBC. Enjoy delicious food and drinks as we watch the drag queens lip sync the house down and put on an amazing show!

Tuesday, February 27
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Crown Hall (Panel), D Atrium (Dinner)

Ask Me Anything

Join Out@Anderson and CBC for a student panel featuring LGBTQ+ students. The speakers will share their experiences being queer in an open conversation about the highlights and low points during their time as students, as well as in their personal lives. A moderator will start with a few questions before opening up the discussion to audience questions. Dinner will be provided!

Wednesday, February 28
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Salon

Awareness Week: Embracing Diversity Series: Queer Paths Behind the Camera

Please join us for our final Embracing Diversity Series event of the year. A collaboration between Out@Anderson and EMA, this event is titled “Queer Paths Behind the Camera” and will feature several amazing queer creatives working in the entertainment industry. Our speakers influence the production process in various ways, and each has authentic and important stories to tell about their professional journeys. Lunch will be provided!

Thursday, February 29
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: North Terrace

Teaching with Tie-Dye: LGBTQ+ Flags

Join Out@Anderson for a tie-dye extravaganza! Learn about the flags used to celebrate different identities in the LGBTQ+ community, and apply that knowledge by tie-dyeing clothing articles in the flag colors of your choice. Lunch will be provided!
Tie-dye, gloves and take-home bags will be provided, as well as free T-shirts and bandanas on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to bring your own clothing articles to tie-dye. Tie-dye works best on natural fabrics, such as cotton, (white or light wash) denim, rayon and bamboo.

Thursday, February 29
8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Location: The Lincoln (Venice)

BHM/Awareness Week: Black ’n Out Mixer

Join BBSA and Out@Anderson after Andernoons for our second annual Black ’n Out Mixer. This mixer will serve as the closing party to Black History Month and a continued celebration of Awareness Week!

Saturday, March 2
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Sorry Not Sorry (Sawtelle)

Amateur Student Drag Show

Join Out@Anderson for the Third Annual Amateur Drag Show! Student performers will be competing for the title of Best Amateur Drag Performer. Tickets cost $25, and all event profits will be donated to the TransLatin@ Coalition. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.!