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The Hookup is your connection to LGBTQ Health and Wellness!

LGBTQ-Talk Drop-in Counseling

It’s a one-on-one, professional, supportive relationship & stress advice service designed specifically for the LGBTQIA student community at Cal.  It is free, brief drop-in sessions with a counselor from Tang:

  • Wednesdays from 4-6pm at 243 Cesar Chavez
  • Thursdays from 11am-12pm at 150 Cesar Chavez
  • Fridays from 1-3pm at 487 Evans.  

For the Spring 2017 semester is starts January 25, 2017 and runs through May 5, 2017.


If you are experiencing difficulties with...

  • Coming out to family, friends, or co-workers
  • Transitioning to a new, healthier and more authentic YOU
  • Dating, body image or emotional and sexual intimacy issues
  • Integrating multiple, intersecting identities (i.e. gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, immigration status, national origin, religion/spirituality etc.)
  • Coping with and addressing discrimination or isolation

... then please come in and talk with us!

Spring 2017 Calendar

Trans/Genderqueer Top Surgery Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6-7:30 pm
GenEq - 202 Cesar Chavez
Healthy snacks included!

Surgeons Scott Mosser and Thomas Satterwhite, counselors from Tang, and people who have had surgery discuss trans/genderqueer top surgery. Hear about the process before, during and after surgery; how to access surgery while at Cal; and what the surgery and post-surgery experience is like from folks who have been there.

Ace-ing it at Cal: Exploring and Understanding Asexuality

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6-7:30 pm
GenEq - 202 Cesar Chavez
Healthy snacks included!

Join us in a conversation about asexual identities and ace life.  How does being asexual impact how you see the world? How you experience this campus?  How you relate (or don’t) to LGBTQ identities/movements? Come along for this supportive, interactive discussion.

Dating Along the Gender Spectrum

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6-7:30 pm
GenEq - 202 Cesar Chavez
Healthy snacks included!

There’s who you are, and there’s who you might want to date. How do these relate? How does the world see this? How does being trans or genderqueer impact your dating experience? What about our bodies -- what role do they play? Let’s talk about it!

Femmes and Butches

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6-7:30 pm
GenEq - 202 Cesar Chavez

Queer womyn talk about butch/femme and everything in between. How do we identify? Who do we attract/want to attract? It's complicated; let's talk!  Can you be a femme and identify as genderqueer? Can you be butch and a bottom? What if I label myself as something, but the world labels me as something else? These conversations and more!Healthy Snacks included!