Upcoming Events

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discussion Group

Explore identities! Make friends! Get connected Weekly group covering new and exciting topic each week including identity development, family, coming out, relationships, and more. Group members will share their opinions and knowledge as well as hear new perspectives about these topics.

Every Monday: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Sept. 28, 2015 – Nov. 2, 2015
LGBTQ Resource Center
Student Center North Rm. 201

Asexual Awareness Week

Monday, Oct.19, 2015
Stay tuned for details.

Intersex Awareness Day

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Stay tuned for details

October: LGBTQ History Month

Activists Display

Thursday October 29th
11:00am – 12:30pm
Student Center North Synergy Room 212

View a display highlighting activists who have impacted the LGBTQ community throughout history. Light refreshments will be served. Hosted by the WGRC.

Queer and Trans People of Color Workshop

Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion –Student Center South B12

The Cassie Gianni
Queer Youth Leadership Workshop

Oct. 30, 2015 9:00am – 12:00pm (or)
Nov. 13, 2015 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Student Center North, Synergy Rm. 212

Queer Coogs Camaraderie Workshop

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Student Center South: Space City Room 214


Queer Coogs Camaraderie Workshop for Fraternity and Sorority Leaders

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Noon – 1:00pm
Student Center North: Synergy Room 212


UH Students will learn about the experiences of the LGBTQ community directly from their fellow Coogs who are LGBTQ. An amped up fast friend game follows and pizza will be served. Space is limited so sign up now!

Meet and Greet

Friday, November 20, 2015
12:00 – 1:00pm

Students who have not yet connected to the LGBTQ resources and activities on campus will have a chance meet new people, learn about our programs and resources, learn about LGBTQ student organizations, and sign-up for volunteer opportunities. We can’t wait for you to visit us. Great snack will be provided.

Annual Events

Ice Cream Social & Movie

The Ice Cream Social is held each September to welcome LGBTQ students back to campus, to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

National Coming Out Day

Every October 11th, thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. The UH LGBTQ community and Allies use the week surrounding October 11th as a time to educate the UH community on LGBTQ issues.

World AIDS Day

Recognized on December 1st, World Aids Day raises awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS Awareness Week educates the campus community about AIDS and its impact on the local and global communities.

Day of Silence

Every April, the Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment and discrimination that occurs in schools. Students observe the day in silence to echo the silence that LGBTQ and ally students face every day.

Lavender Graduation

Every May

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish Lesbian, who was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexual orientation. Encouraged by the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sanlo designed the first Lavender Graduation Ceremony in 1995. Graduating students at the University of Houston, including undergraduates and graduates, are invited to take part in the celebration each year. Details will be posted at a later date.