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

Speakers Bureau Trainings

Want to share your story to educate eager allies to the LGBTQ communty? Need practice and training to help your public speaking skills? Check out one of the two mandatory trainings on January 31st or February 1st. This program allows you to participate as much or as little as you choose.

Cougar Ally Trainings

The popular Cougar Ally Training dates for Spring have been announced! Sign up NOW because spots fill up quick. (RSVP is through Get Involved so be sure to read directions on the Cougar Ally Training page if you're having issues.)

Sign Up for the UH's AIDS Walk Houston Team!

All students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to represent the Cougars by walking in the 3K AIDS Walk Houston 2019 and/or raising funds for the AIDS Foundation Houston & UH LGBTQ Resource Center.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

  • 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. This training will give you the tools to speak on panels that educate our campus about LGBTQ people and issues.

  • 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. This training will give you the tools to speak on panels that educate our campus about LGBTQ people and issues.

  • 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 – 1:30pm, 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
    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
    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

    TBD, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • APR
    10

    LGBTQ Awareness Workshop

    2:00 – 3:30pm, 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!

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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