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Anderson Community Voices

Anderson Cooper Hosts LGBTQ Champion Dr. Bradford Kolb (EMBA ’22)

Pioneering fertility specialist makes family central in his book, Love Comes First

Paul Colichman’s (’85) Success in the Face of Resistance

LGBTQ entertainment mogul considers himself a “media activist”
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Martine Rothblatt (B.A. ’77, MBA/J.D. ’81) Owes Her Business Wisdom to UCLA

The biopharma pioneer’s education informed every phase of her career

Hear to Include: Discomfort Gives Way to Resiliency

Courtney Cheng (’22) finds strength in Anderson’s LGBTQ community

From the Blog

Mattel Diversity Initiatives Usher Barbie into New Era

UCLA Anderson alumnus Nathan Baynard (’11) helped reestablish the brand

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Our Differences, Our Power

Out@Anderson’s Courtney Cheng (’22) co-organized A Dialogue on Equity


What Is the Fate of Same-Sex Marriage in China and Hong Kong?

UCLA Anderson’s Chris Tang says LGBTQ citizens are gaining traction


The Value of Authenticity in Global Business

Advertising icon Aaron Walton’s professional experiences inspired his style

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In Diversity, a Unified Force

With one childhood ambition accomplished, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Diana Perez (’20) is on a mission to fulfill the next one

Campus Resources


The student-run club Out@Anderson serves the school’s emerging business leaders who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+). Members enjoy opportunities for authentic leadership development, accomplished in partnership with Anderson allies, alumni, the campus and the greater Los Angeles business community.

Visit Out@Anderson Website

UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center

The UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center has proudly been serving the UCLA community for 25 years. A comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supports intersectional identity development and fosters unity, wellness, and an open, safe and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community.

Visit UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center Website

UCLA School of Law Williams Institute

The Williams Institute conducts independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. Facts, not stereotypes, must inform laws, policies and judicial decisions that affect the LGBT community.

Visit UCLA School of Law Williams Institute Website

UCLA Gender Health Program

The UCLA Gender Health Program strives to offer comprehensive medical and surgical care to the gender-diverse community nationwide. Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a Leader in LGBTQ Health Equality, UCLA Health provides sensitive, safe, compassionate care to all patients.

UCLA Gender Health Program Website

Bruin Pride
UCLA has produced illustrious alumni who advocate for LGBTQ rights and has launched path-breaking initiatives to support a gender-diverse campus community.
UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute
A voice of reason changes the national dialog on LGBT issues
Kay Ryan (B.A. '76, M.A. '68)
The 16th U.S. Poet Laureate alters how we see the world within and around us
George Takei (B.A. ’60, M.A. ’64)
Activist and icon, he once helmed a starship, then dedicated himself to fighting for equal rights for all
It Gets Better Project
Chancellor Gene Block leads UCLA in support of the worldwide It Gets Better Project, which encourages LGBTQ young people facing harassment and inspires needed change
Martine Rothblatt (B.A. ’77, MBA/J.D. ’81)
Serial entrepreneur, space law and biopharma pioneer, transgender role model, UCLA Medal honoree
Jess Kimball (’15)
She earned her MBA to take her college consulting business to a new level — and grew in other ways
Devon Dickau (B.A. ’07, ’15)
The Deloitte human capital manager encourages “leading OUT” with personal authenticity
Kelsey Gorman (’16)
What it means to be an ally
Lindsay Shaffer (’15)
She set a goal to see UCLA Anderson become the leading MBA program for the LGBT population
Chris Weber (’09)
UCLA Anderson’s director of career advising fosters an inclusive environment for LGBTQ employees
Derek Bailey (’16)
His personal challenge of coming out gives courage and hope to others
Dustin Lance Black (B.A. ’96)
The Milk screenwriter focuses his lens on civil rights
UCLA Gender Health Program
A compassionate environment for transgender and gender-diverse people of all ages