Queer People of Color logo of a drawn fist; it reads QPOC.Lafayette College’s Queer People of Color (QPOC) is a student organization established to provide a safe and supportive environment within the larger Lafayette community to focus on the distinct needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and queer communities of color on campus along with their active and affirming allies.

To commemorate Queer History Month this October, QPOC members, including Liz Arriaga ’21 (who serves as co-president of QPOC) and Imane Halal ’23 (who serves as secretary), compiled a list of resources via social media to share with members of the College community who want to educate themselves and become better allies.

“I really hope people are able to learn more about what being Queer is about,” Arriaga says. “I am really glad that we are even able to put such an extensive document like this together because that means that we are making progress in terms of representation.”

Want to learn more about QPOC? Visit their Instagram and website.


  • Pose
  • The L Word: Generation Q
  • Vida
  • Euphoria
  • Sex Education
  • Steven Universe
  • Legends of Korra
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Ratched
  • Sense 8
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • American Horror Story (2011)
  • Special (2019)


  • Disclosure
  • Moonlight
  • Pariah
  • The Handmaiden
  • Tangerine
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Bessie
  • The Aggressives
  • Paris Is Burning
  • The Danish Girl
  • Tucked (2017)
  • Beach Rats (2017)
  • The Boys in the Band (2020)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)
  • Holding the Man (2015)
  • Loev (2015)
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
  • The Old Guard (2020)
  • A Secret Love (2020)

Queer History Month Fundraiser

  • Student Government, Lafayette Activities Forum, and Lafayette Queer People of Color collected donations via social media to support two nonprofit social justice organizations in recognition of Queer History Month. New Alternatives supports LGBTQ+ homeless youth transitioning out of the shelter system to stable adult lives. Black Trans Advocacy Coalition addresses inequities faced by Black transgender persons. Learn more through @lafstugov, @lafequityandinclusion, @laf_activities, and @qpoc_laf.


  • All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson
  • Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton
  • You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
  • The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
  • HoodWitch by Faylita Hicks
  • Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
  • Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Influential Queer Figures

  • Marsha P. Johnson
  • Freddie Mercury
  • James Baldwin
  • Sylvia Rivera
  • Laverne Cox
  • Janet Mock
  • Drag Queen Katya Zamo
  • Drag Queen Trixie Mattel
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