Student Life Diversity Statement

LGBTQ Resource Center

The mission of the LGBTQ Resource Center is to cultivate safe spaces on campus and within our Center’s programs, empowering LGBTQ students to develop their authentic identity, and become proud, successful, engaged members of the UH community.

Featured Events & Programs

Attention Spring 2019 LGBTQ Graduates!

Attention Spring 2019 LGBTQ Graduates!

May 3, 2019 | 7-10 PM in the Student Center Houston Room

Attention all Spring 2019 LGBTQ+ graduates, you are cordially invited to register for Lavender Graduation ceremony and reception! Graduate registration and guest RSVPs are required by Friday, April 19th.

Trans Affirming Resource Fair

April 22, 2019 | 11:00 AM–1:00 PM at Butler Plaza

The Sexuality & Gender Acceptance (SAGA) Squad is hosting a transgender affirming resource fair and t-shirt giveaway for the gender diverse community and allies. T-shirts given out on a first come, first serve basis. Limited supplies available. Tie dye optional.

Save the Date! Houston Pride Parade

June 22nd, Downtown Houston

Join the UH community and friends as we march in the Houston Pride Parade! Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

  • JAN
    23

    Gamma Rho Lambda Rush - Infosession 1

    12 – 2:00pm, SC South, River Oaks Room

    Gamma Rho Lambda an all inclusive, multicultural LGBTQ sorority on campus. Spring 2019 Rush is happening January 22nd-February 4th. Attend 1 of any 3 mandatory info sessions to learn more!

  • JAN
    28

    Gamma Rho Lambda Rush - Infosession 2

    5 – 7:00pm, SC South, Montrose District Room

    Gamma Rho Lambda an all inclusive, multicultural LGBTQ sorority on campus. Spring 2019 Rush is happening January 22nd-February 4th. Attend 1 of any 3 mandatory info sessions to learn more!

  • JAN
    31

    Gamma Rho Lambda Rush - Infosession 3

    3 – 5:00pm, SC South, Montrose District Room

    Gamma Rho Lambda an all inclusive, multicultural LGBTQ sorority on campus. Spring 2019 Rush is happening January 22nd-February 4th. Attend 1 of any 3 mandatory info sessions to learn more!

  • JAN
    31

    Speakers Bureau Training

    12 – 2:30pm, Student Center North, Synergy Rm 212

    The Speakers Bureau is a group of trained volunteers who are willing to share with others about their lives and experiences related to the LGBTQ+ community. This training will give you the tools to speak on panels that educate our campus about LGBTQ people and issues. Great candidates for this program would be those identifying as LGBTQ+, their children or spouses, as well as seasoned allies.

  • JAN
    31

    Out in STEM Panel

    3:00 – 4:30pm, Student Center South, Heights Rm 224

    In partnership with Career Services for STEM Career Week, we are hosting a panel of out LGBTQ professionals in STEM fields. Professionals include medical professionals, professors, engineers, and more representing Baylor College of Medicine, Dow Chemical Company, PROS, and the University of Houston. The first hour will be storytelling by the panelists and Q∓A followed by 30 minutes of refreshments in a casual environment.

  • FEB
    1

    Speakers Bureau Training

    2 – 4:30pm, Student Center North, Synergy Rm 212

    The Speakers Bureau is a group of trained volunteers who are willing to share with others about their lives and experiences related to the LGBTQ+ community. This training will give you the tools to speak on panels that educate our campus about LGBTQ people and issues. Great candidates for this program would be those identifying as LGBTQ+, their children or spouses, as well as seasoned allies.

  • FEB
    7

    Learning Abroad While LGBTQ

    2:30 – 4:00pm, Student Center South, Midtown Rm 262

    In partnership with the Learning Abroad Office, we are hosting a panel of out LGBTQ individuals and learning abroad professionals to chat about their experiences and things to consider as an LGBTQ person. Also, use this opportunity to ask questions, learn about scholarships, and take away inside tips.

  • FEB
    11

    Cougar Ally Training – RSVP Required

    12:45 – 4:00pm, Student Center South, Heights Rm

    Training assists faculty, staff and students in increasing their awareness of issues that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people face. In a non-threatening setting, CAT teaches participants to create an accepting campus environment for UH’s LGBTQ population. Allies are given a placard to display as a visible statement of support for the LGBTQ community.

  • FEB
    12

    LGBTQ Awareness Workshop

    12:00 – 1:15pm, Student Center South, Bayou City Room 219

    In an effort to increase awareness for the LGBTQIA community, this workshop educates UH students, faculty and staff on terminology, pronouns, heteronormative privilege and inclusive practices in support of the LGBTQIA community.

  • FEB
    22

    Volunteer Program Training

    10:00 - 10:45am, Student Center North, Room 201

    Students have the opportunity to get involved on campus by volunteering at events, workshops, awareness tables, and in the office for the LGBTQ Resource Center. Attend a training and volunteer according to your own schedule. Accrue volunteer hours and earn incentives.

  • FEB
    28

    Cougar Ally 2.0: What the A? Workshop

    11:30am – 1:00pm, Student Center South, Downtown Rm 261

    This workshop will cover the spectrums within the Asexual, Aromantic, and Agender identities.

  • MAR
    3

    UH @ AIDS Walk Houston

    12:00pm Registration, Sam Houston Park (1000 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002)

    All students, faculty, alumni, and staff are invited to represent the Cougars by walking in the 3K AIDS Walk Houston and/or raising funds for the AIDS Foundation Houston & LGBTQ Resource Center. Learn more about our team.

  • MAR
    8

    Cougar Ally Training

    8:45am – 12:00pm, TBD

    Training assists faculty, staff and students in increasing their awareness of issues that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people face. In a non-threatening setting, CAT teaches participants to create an accepting campus environment for UH’s LGBTQ population. Allies are given a placard to display as a visible statement of support for the LGBTQ community.

  • MAR
    19

    Volunteer Program Training

    2:00 - 2:45pm, Student Center North, Room 201

    Students have the opportunity to get involved on campus by volunteering at events, workshops, awareness tables, and in the office for the LGBTQ Resource Center. Attend a training and volunteer according to your own schedule. Accrue volunteer hours and earn incentives.

  • MAR
    20

    Cougar Ally 2.0: Beyond the Binary Workshop

    2:00 – 3:30pm, Student Center South, Midtown Rm 262

    This workshop designed to increase the nderstanding of the Gender Spectrum and people who do not necessarily see themselves as man or woman.

  • MAR
    28

    LGBTQ Guest Speaker: Ignacio G. Rivera

    Doors open at 6:00 PM, Student Center South, Theater

    Ignacio is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit, Black, Boricua, Taíno who prefers the gender-neutral pronoun “they.” Ignacio is an activist, writer, educator, filmmaker, performance artist and mother. Their body of work has focused on gender and sexuality; specifically on queer, trans, kink and sexual liberation issues within a race/class dynamic. For more information about Ignacio G. Rivera, visit www.igrivera.com

  • MAR
    29

    UH LGBTQ Alumni Association Scholarship Deadline

    This scholarship aims to encourage LGBTQ students to pursue studies at the University of Houston. Each scholarship is a one-time award in the amount of ($250 each semester) or one $500 award paid in the Fall semester (if student is graduating in the Fall Semester). Open to incoming freshmen, undergraduate, and graduate students.

  • APR
    3

    Safe Space: Latinx & LGBTQ Community Training

    6:00 – 9:00PM; Student Center South, Multipurpose Rm 237

    This local community training is to support safer, brave spaces for LGBTQ people witha focus particularly on Latino men living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. It is open to the community and individuals of all identities and statuses. To RSVP, please email info@campuspride.org

    Hosted by Campus Pride, ViiV Healthcare, and UH LGBTQ Resource Center.

  • APR
    10

    LGBTQ Awareness Workshop

    2:00 – 3:15pm, Student Center North, Senate Chamber Rm. 204

    In an effort to increase awareness for the LGBTQIA community, this workshop educates UH students, faculty and staff on terminology, pronouns, heteronormative privilege and inclusive practices in support of the LGBTQIA community.

  • APR
    12

    Cougar Ally 2.0: Pronoun Party Workshop

    1:00 – 2:30pm, Student Center South, Bayou City Rm 219

    This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn more about gender neutral pronouns and how to use them in real life scenarios. The atmosphere will be casual and safe to practice using pronouns such as they/them/theirs, xe/xem/xyr, and more!

  • APR
    22

    Trans Affirming Resource Fair

    11:00-1:00 PM; Butler Plaza (in front of MD Anderson Library)

    The Sexuality & Gender Acceptance (SAGA) Squad is hosting a transgender affirming resource fair and t-shirt giveaway from the gender diverse community and allies. T-shirts given out on a first come, first serve basis. Limited supplies available.

  • MAY
    3

    Spring Lavender Graduation & Alumni Reception

    Doors open at 7 PM; Ceremony starts at 7:30 PM, Student Center South, Multipurpose Rm

    Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on campus to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. All faculty, students, alumni, staff, family and friends are invited to attend and celebrate. The LGBTQ Alumni Association will be hosting the reception immediately following the ceremony. Graduates must register by April 22nd.

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Office Info

LGBTQ Resource Center
4465 University Dr. Rm. N201
Houston, TX 77204-4014

Phone: 832-842-6191
Location: Student Center, N201
lgbtq@uh.edu

Office Hours

FALL / SPRING HOURS
M-Th 9:00am – 6:00pm
F 9:00am – 5:00pm
SUMMER HOURS
M-F 9:00am – 5:00pm