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

Lavendar Graduation

Lavendar Graduation

Friday, April 28th
6:00pm – 9:00pm; Bayou City Room 219

Graduate Registration

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.

Afternoon  Yoga

Afternoon Yoga

Friday, April 14th
1:00 – 2:00pm, LGBTQ Resource Center

Join us for an afternoon of yoga with staff from Campus Recreation. Limited number of yoga mats available on first come, first serve basis.

Moonlight

Screening on Moonlight

Tuesday, April 18th
6:00 – 8:00pm, Student Center Theater

Oscar winning production chronicling the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Popcorn will be provided.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

  • JAN
    31

    Speakers Bureau Training

    3:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    A speakers bureau consists of a panel of trained volunteers who are willing to speak about their lives and experiences. This training will give you the tools to speak on panels that educate our campus about LGBTQ people and issues.

  • FEB
    2

    Ally 2.0 Ending LGBTQ Religious Trauma

    3:30pm – 5:00pm, Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    Remove Hate from Your Love Language and understanding the impact of your words.

  • FEB
    3

    Speakers Bureau Training

    1:00pm – 3:00pm, Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    A speakers bureau consists of a panel of trained volunteers who are willing to speak about their lives and experiences. This training will give you the tools to speak on panels that educate our campus about LGBTQ people and issues.

  • FEB
    6

    Bisexuality / Pansexuality Discussion Group

    Monday; 5:00pm – 6:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces.

  • FEB
    14

    LGBTQ Art Group 

    Tuesday; 5:00pm – 6:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    Through art, participants will explore various aspects of their LGBTQ identity and experiences.

  • FEB
    15

    Listen, We Need to Talk

    12:00pm – 1:00pm; Bayou City Rm. Student Center South

    How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights. Melissa R. Michelson will lead the discussion of her new book. Melissa is a Professor of Political Science at Menlo College.

    Cosponsors: Political Science Dept, English Dept

  • FEB
    17

    Cougar Ally Training

    8:45am – 12:00pm; Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    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
    20

    Kegels for Hegel & Girls in the Nose

    6:30pm; Theater Student Center South

    Come and listen to two queer feminist bands while exploring the relationship between intergenerational queer cultures, academia, art, and music.

  • FEB
    20

    Transgender Discussion Group

    5:00 – 6:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    The Transgender Discussion Group is for transgender (including non-binary) identified students and partners, or anyone questioning their gender identity. After attending the group, participants should feel more prepared and empowered to engage with the general community as an advocate for themselves.

  • FEB
    21

    HIV+/AIDS Discussion Group

    Tuesday; 4:00pm – 5:00pm; Email jdgonzales@uh.edu for location

    The HIV+/AIDS discussion group is for those with an HIV+ status to engage in conversation about resources, dating, discrimination and more as well as build community on campus.

  • FEB
    22

    LGBTQ Awareness

    12:30pm – 1:30pm; Skyline Rm Student Center South

    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. Workshop Registration

  • FEB
    28

    Coming Out Discussion Group

    Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    Coming out can be a lifelong experience that is different for everyone. There is no standardized format that determines one’s coming our process. This discussion group will explore the different dynamics of coming out and what it means to be “authentically you”.

  • FEB
    28

    Purple Eyes

    6:00 – 7:20pm; Student Center Theater

    This is a one man show by Houstonian Josh Inocencio. The show is an ancestral auto/biography where Josh investigates his identity as a queer Chicano amid the lineage of machismo in his family.

    Cosponsors: Hispanic Studies, English, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Center for Diversity and Inclusion

  • MAR
    2

    Cougar Ally Training

    12:45pm – 4:00pm; Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    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
    5

    UH at AIDS Walk Houston

    Sunday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Sam Houston Park, Downtown, 1000 Bagby Street, 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 and LGBTQ Resource Center! Whether you are fundraising, walking or both, register here under the Univ. of Houston LGBTQ Resouce Center. 70% of all funds raised will stay on campus to go towards HIV/AIDS education loutreach!

  • MAR
    6

    Bisexuality / Pansexuality Discussion Group

    Monday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces.

  • MAR
    7

    Ally 2.0 Toilet Training

    3:00pm – 4:30pm; Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    The Personal Harmful Effects of Bathroom Policing on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming people. Workshop Registration

  • MAR
    20

    Transgender Discussion Group

    5:15pm – 6:15pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    The Transgender Discussion Group is for transgender (including non-binary) identified students and partners, or anyone questioning their gender identity. After attending the group, participants should feel more prepared and empowered to engage with the general community as an advocate for themselves.

  • MAR
    21

    HIV+/AIDS Discussion Group

    Tuesday; 4:00pm – 5:00pm; Email jdgonzales@uh.edu for location

    The HIV+/AIDS discussion group is for those with an HIV+ status to engage in conversation about resources, dating, discrimination and more as well as build community on campus.

  • MAR
    28

    Coming Out Discussion Group

    Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    Coming out can be a lifelong experience that is different for everyone. There is no standardized format that determines one’s coming our process. This discussion group will explore the different dynamics of coming out and what it means to be “authentically you”.

  • MAR
    30

    The Mahogany Project

    7:00 – 9:00pm; Graduate College of Social Work Bldg., Room 102

    The Mahogany Project is a collective of black queer men that serve to tell the stories of other black queer men covering an array of different societal issues, with a particular focus on building community in Texas.

    Cosponsors: African American Studies

  • MAR
    31

    Ally 2.0 Non-binary Identities

    1:30pm – 3:00pm; Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    Understanding the Gender Spectrum and people who do not necessarily see themselves as Male or Female. Registration is CLOSED.

  • APR
    3

    Bisexuality / Pansexuality Discussion Group

    Monday; 5:00pm – 6:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces.

  • APR
    8

    Red Dinner

    Red Dinner is an annual fundraising gala benefiting UH students who have been financially affected as a result of their sexual identity or expression.

    Hosted by: University of Houston LGBTQ Alumni Association.

  • APR
    10

    Ally 2.0 Love Thy LGBTQ Neighbor

    1:30pm – 3:00pm; Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    Supporting the LGBTQ Community Within Your Christian or Muslim Spiritual Beliefs. Workshop Registration

  • APR
    11

    LGBTQ Awareness

    12:30pm – 1:30pm; Skyline Rm Student Center South

    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. Workshop Registration

  • APR
    11

    LGBTQ Art Group 

    Tuesday; 5:00pm – 6:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    Through art, participants will explore various aspects of their LGBTQ identity and experiences.

  • APR
    12

    Coming Out for Work Panel

    12:00 – 1:00pm; Student Service Center 1 (Bldg 524)

    University Career Services is hosting a panel of full-time professionals from the KPMG Pride Organization to discuss navigating the coming out process in an interview, at work, and more!

  • APR
    14

    Cougar Ally Training

    12:45pm – 4:00pm; Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    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.

  • JUL
    11

    Cougar Ally Training

    8:45am – 12:00pm, Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    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.

  • JUL
    17

    Cougar Ally Training

    12:45pm – 4:00pm, Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    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.

  • SEP
    6

    Cougar Ally Training

    8:45am – 12:00pm, Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    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.

  • SEP
    21

    Ally 2.0 Workshop

    12:00 – 1:30pm, Student Center South, Heights Room 224

    This workshop will cover the personal and harmful effects of bathroom policing on the transgender and gender non-conforming community.

  • OCT
    18

    LGBTQ Awareness Workshop

    12:00 – 1:00pm, Student Center South, Skyline Room 223

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

  • OCT
    26

    Ally 2.0 Workshop

    2:00 – 3:30pm, Student Center South, Heights room 224

    Description coming soon!

  • NOV
    3

    Cougar Ally Training

    12:45pm – 4:00pm, Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    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.

  • NOV
    9

    LGBTQ Awareness Workshop

    1:00 – 2:00pm, Student Center South, Skyline Room 223

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

  • Nov
    14

    Transgender 101 Workshop

    3:00 – 4:15pm, Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    This workshop will introduce participants to transgender terms, issues, and identities. They will gain a better understanding of the experiences and needs of the transgender community on campus in order to cultivate a culture of trans inclusion.

  • APR
    14

    Afternoon Yoga in the Resource Center

    1:00pm – 2:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    Join us for an afternoon of yoga with staff from Campus Recreation. Limited number of yoga mats available on first come, first serve basis.

  • APR
    17

    Transgender Discussion Group

    5:15pm – 6:15pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    The Transgender Discussion Group is for transgender (including non-binary) identified students and partners, or anyone questioning their gender identity. After attending the group, participants should feel more prepared and empowered to engage with the general community as an advocate for themselves.

  • APR
    18

    HIV+/AIDS Discussion Group

    Tuesday; 4:00pm – 5:00pm; Email jdgonzales@uh.edu for location

    The HIV+/AIDS discussion group is for those with an HIV+ status to engage in conversation about resources, dating, discrimination and more as well as build community on campus.

  • APR
    18

    Screening of Moonlight

    Tuesday; 6:15pm – 9:00pm; Student Center South Theater

    This Oscar-winning production chronicles the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a Miami neighbohood.

    Co-sponsored by Student Program Board

  • APR
    19

    Discussion Panel on the Film "Moonlight"

    11:00 – 12:00pm; Student Center South, Mditown Room 262

    The LGBTQ Resource Center is hosting a panel of faculty, staff, and students to discuss the intersectionality of sexuality, masculinity, and race.

  • APR
    24

    Stress Free Finals

    During the week of Stress Free Finals 4/24/17-5/2/17, we will have fruit, tea, bubble wrap for popping, scantrons, and blue books. Everyone is welcome.

  • APR
    25

    Coming Out Discussion Group

    Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm; LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

    Coming out can be a lifelong experience that is different for everyone. There is no standardized format that determines one’s coming our process. This discussion group will explore the different dynamics of coming out and what it means to be “authentically you”.

  • APR
    28

    Lavender Graduation & Alumni Reception

    Friday; 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Bayou City Room 219

    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.

    Hosted by: LGBTQ Resource Center & LGBTQ Alumni Association Graduate Registration

  • MAY
    2

    Stress Free Finals - Thyme For Self-Care: Propagating Plants

    3:00pm – 5:00pm; Student Center North, Room 201 (LGBTQ/WGRC)

    With assistance from the Horticulture Society at UH, the LGBTQ Resource Center will become a calming environment that teaches students how to propagate plants.

  • AUG
    29

    Open House

    11:00am – 2:00pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    Description coming soon!

  • SEP
    5

    Asexual Discussion Group

    5:15 – 6:15pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

  • SEP
    7

    Ice Cream Social

    3:00pm – 5:00pm; Student Center South, Downtown Room 261

    Description coming soon!

  • SEP
    8

    Speakers Bureau Training

    3:00 – 5:00pm; Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

    A speakers’ bureau consists of a panel of trained volunteers who are willing to speak about their lives and experiences. This training will give you the tools to speak on panels that educate our campus about LGBTQ people and issues.

  • SEP
    11

    Bi/Pan Discussion Group

    5:00 – 6:30pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces.

  • SEP
    12

    Trans Discussion Group

    5:15 – 6:15pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    The Transgender Discussion Group is for transgender (including non-binary) identified students and partners, or anyone questioning their gender identity. After attending the group, participants should feel more prepared and empowered to engage with the general community as an advocate for themselves.

  • SEP
    14

    Speakers Bureau Training

    3:00pm – 5:00pm; Student Center South, Synergy Room 212

    A speakers’ bureau consists of a panel of trained volunteers who are willing to speak about their lives and experiences. This training will give you the tools to speak on panels that educate our campus about LGBTQ people and issues.

  • SEP
    25

    Bi/Pan Discussion Group

    5:00 – 6:30pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces.

  • OCT
    3

    Asexuality Discussion Group

    5:15 – 6:15pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

  • OCT
    9

    Bi/Pan Discussion Group

    5:00 – 6:30pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces.

  • OCT
    10

    Trans Discussion Group

    5:15 – 6:15pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    The Transgender Discussion Group is for transgender (including non-binary) identified students and partners, or anyone questioning their gender identity. After attending the group, participants should feel more prepared and empowered to engage with the general community as an advocate for themselves.

  • OCT
    11

    PRIDE Portraits for National Coming Out Day

    11:00am – 3:00pm; Student Center South, Food Court Tables

    Whether you are a member of the community or an ally, P.R.I.D.E. Portraits’ mission is to increase visibility and awareness of LGBTQI individuals and its allies to promote the humanization of a community that is dehumanized every single day. Stop by the Student Center South food court to have your portrait taken and share your story!

  • OCT
    12

    Coming Out Monologues

    6:00pm ; Student Center South, Theater

    Join us as we partner with GLOBAL for the third annual production of the Coming Out Monologues. The Coming Out Monologues are performed each fall and gives LGBTQ students the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences. Some stories are sad and some funny, but all empower people to embrace their identities.

  • OCT
    13

    Gender Infinity Conference

    All Day; Student Centers

    The 7th annual Gender Infinity Conference will be happening at the University of Houston. This conference creates affirming spaces for families, learners, advocates, and providers to advance relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower gender diverse individuals. In our journey together we promote justice, equity, and hope in the celebration of infinite gender possibilities. Our conference welcomes medical and mental health professionals and community advocates for a day of provider training that hosted over 20 workshops presented by leading gender diverse experts from across the U.S.

  • OCT
    14

    Gender Infinity Conference

    All Day; Student Centers

    The 7th annual Gender Infinity Conference will be happening at the University of Houston. This conference creates affirming spaces for families, learners, advocates, and providers to advance relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower gender diverse individuals. In our journey together we promote justice, equity, and hope in the celebration of infinite gender possibilities. Our conference welcomes medical and mental health professionals and community advocates for a day of provider training that hosted over 20 workshops presented by leading gender diverse experts from across the U.S.

  • OCT
    23

    Bi/Pan Discussion Group

    5:00 – 6:30pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces.

  • NOV
    6

    Bi/Pan Discussion Group

    5:00 – 6:30pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces.

  • NOV
    7

    Asexual Discussion Group

    5:15 – 6:15pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

  • NOV
    14

    Trans Discussion Group

    5:15 – 6:15pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    The Transgender Discussion Group is for transgender (including non-binary) identified students and partners, or anyone questioning their gender identity. After attending the group, participants should feel more prepared and empowered to engage with the general community as an advocate for themselves.

  • NOV
    18

    Trans Day of Remembrance

    7:00pm – 9:30pm; AD Bruce Religion Center

  • NOV
    20

    Bi/Pan Discussion Group

    5:00 – 6:30pm; LGBTQ/Women & Gender Resource Center (Student Center North, Room 201)

    The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces.

  • NOV
    26

    Stress Free Finals Begins

    More information coming soon!

More Events

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