News

  • University of Houston Hosts Trans Day of Remembrance

    November 20, 2017 - The Houston Transgender Unity Committee, along with UH’s LGBTQ Resource Center and the Organización Latina de Trans en Texas, put on the annual event to memorialize those killed in 2017 because of anti-trans hatred and prejudice.
  • University of Houston Named "Gayest and Greatest" Local University

    November 2, 2017 - Houston's local LGBT Magazine, OutSmart, hosted their annual Reader's Choice Awards. University of Houston was named "Favorite Local College of University" along with Houston Community College.
  • Pride Portraits brings LGBT awareness to campus

    October 13, 2017 - In honor of National Coming Out Day, Pride Portraitscame to the Student Center on Wednesday to promote awareness and representation of Houston’s LGBT community. Over 170 students, faculty, staff and community members were photographed.
  • 50 Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students

    May 1, 2017 -  College Choice ranks University of Houston as one of the top 50 best colleges for LGBTQ-identitfied students in the United States including Ivy Leagues, small liberal arts colleges, and large public schools. The metrics used originated from the universitys' websites as well as nationally recognized Campus Pride Index, U.S. News & World Report and The National Center for Education Statistics.

  • Lavender Graduation Gives LGBTQ Students Special Ceremony

    April 27, 2017 -  Students in the LGBTQ community who have exerted themselves in their studies at the University of Houston will be rewarded with a graduation ceremony held in their honor on Friday night. The annual Lavender Graduation ceremony honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally students is one of more than 100 colleges in the country to hold an annual Lavender Graduation.

  • Red Dinner Raises Over $40K for LGBTQ Students at UH

    April 12, 2017 -  Last year, the University of Houston LGBTQ Alumni Association staged its first-ever Red Dinner in the backyard of President Kevin Hamby and his husband, Brian Waddle. This year, organizers moved the Red Dinner to the UH campus, and brought in keynote speaker Brian Sims, the well-known, openly gay state representative from Pennsylvania. Their efforts paid off, with Saturday’s Red Dinner II drawing 255 people and raising $41,795 for the four-year-old Alumni Association.

  • LGBTQ Resource Center hosts Mahogany Project

    March 28, 2017 -  The LGBTQ Resource Center and African American Studies Department will host the Mahogany Project which is a collective of black gay men telling the stories of other black gay men over a range of societal issues with a focus on building a community in Texas. The actors in the Mahogany Project use prose and poetry as the main avenue to tell stories, said Joe Anderson Jr., co-creative director and featured actor in the Mahogany Project, but all forms of media are used at the event.

  • LGBTQ Resource Center to participate in AIDS Walk

    February 10, 2017 -  The LGBTQ Resource Center was chosen to be a benefiting agency for the AIDS Foundation Houston's annual 3K event & aims to raise $5,000 by April 14, 2017.  70% of funds raised will go to the center to pay for HIV/AIDS education outreach & programming on the UH campus.

  • Purple Eyes: Queer Latino Playright Josh Inocéncio Brings One-Man Show to UH

    February 01, 2017-  Pancho Villa rides again when out Houston playwright Josh Inocéncio performs his clever, exhilarating one-man show Purple Eyes this month at the University of Houston. Inocéncio piece is an “ancestral auto/biography” that connects his own story of growing up gay with the tale of three male ancestors whose century of machismo living helped inform who he is.

  • UH's GLOBAL Presents 'The Coming Out Monologues'

    October 24, 2016 - GLOBAL, the social organization for LGBTQIA students at the University of Houston, put on a performance of The Coming Out Monologues on Thursday, October 20, as a part of National Coming Out Month.

  • UH Hosts The Banner Project in its 'Straight' World Debut

    October 13, 2016 - The University of Houston's M.D. Anderson Library displays the 34 innovative banners that tell the highlights of Houston’s LGBT history.

  • Sex Education Presentation Awakens Knowledge in Students

    October 12, 2016 - “Let’s Get SexEd!,” a presentation sponsored by the LGBTQ Resource Center, Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Council for Ethnic Organizations, spotlighted topics including cultural awareness on sex education, self-esteem and relationship communication.

  • Hispanic Studies Professor Honored as LGBTQ Pioneer

    September 16, 2016 - When it comes to being a professor, community involvement may be just as important as teaching and research. Nobody illustrates that better than Guillermo De Los Reyes. As the associate professor of Latin American culture and literature and director of undergraduate studies, OutSmart Magazine has chosen De Los Reyes as one of the top LGBTQ Hispanic leaders of 2016. The publication is recognizing him for his many achievements in the spheres of Hispanic and LGBTQ issues.

  • LGBTQ Resource Welcomes New Program Coordinator

    August 22, 2016 — The LGBTQ Resource Center on the University of Houston campus provides a safe space for students who identify in the LGBTQ spectrum. The Resource Center recently welcomed Jamie Gonzales as the program coordinator to assist director Lorraine Schroeder.

  • Local LGBTQ Archive Finds Home at UH

    August 1, 2016 — New Lodgings: The University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library is the new home for Houston’s Botts Collection of LGBT History, Inc.

  • What does the Q stand for in LGBTQ?

    HOUSTON, TX - Many people know June as LGBT pride month. Today, the 4-letter acronym is widely known as standing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, but quietly making its way into the line-up is another letter and as folks aren't quite sure what it means. It's the letter Q.

  • UH Remembers Victims of Orlando Shooting

    Students, faculty and staff gathered at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center for a vigil to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

  • SFAC: LGBTQ Center Triples Base Budget for 2017

    December 1, 2015 - The center’s goals to provide support, resources and safe spaces for LGBTQ students on campus along with training and leadership opportunities made a good impression on SFAC during their presentation in late October, who said they were “impressed with (the LGBTQ Resource Center’s) rapid growth and exemplary performance” in the report.

  • COE Named Pride Partner by the UH LGBTQ Resource Center

    November 18, 2015 - The College of Education (COE) was recently named Pride Partner by the  LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning) Resource Center. In becoming a Pride Partner, the college is reinforcing to students their commitment to provide a safe space on campus where everyone is treated respectfully.

  • UH Alum, LGBTQ Rights Advocate Weighs in on HERO

    November 5, 2015 - James Lee is an alum of the University of Houston and an awarded civil rights activist in Houston. Lee was a founding member of the LGBT Advocates organization at UH and also worked to create an LGBT inclusive, non-discrimination policy on campus called the Josephine Tittsworth Act.

  • Coming Out Monologues Makes Debut at UH

    October 12, 2015 - In recognition and celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, the LGBT Resource Center and the student organization Global held the first ever Coming Out Monologues, where students shared their coming out stories.

  • Alumnus has Long History of Pride

    July 26, 2015 - Before he ran Houston Pride, before he set foot in Azur Salon and before he ever came the University of Houston, he was just a boy trying to figure himself out.

  • SFAC: Center for Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ Center Look Toward Increased Student Involvement

    October 31, 2014 - SFAC presentations continued on Friday with the last day of presentations. Center for Diversity and Inclusion Director Niya Blair and LGBTQ Resource Center Director Lorraine Schroeder presented to SFAC with updates on what has happened in the last fiscal year.

  • For National Coming Out Day, Guest Speaker Speaks About Leaving His Former Life Behind

    October 14, 2014 - In celebration of National LGBTQ History Month, the LGBTQ Resource Center invited an internationally known LGBTQ activist to UH for the first time Thursday, the day before National Coming Out Day.

  • LGBTQ Resource Center Educates Students on Bisexual Awareness Day

    September 25, 2014 - American Sign Language freshman Kalairn Keaton is often accused of greed because of her sexuality.

  • UH Named One of the South's Most LGBTQ-Friendly Campuses

    September 9, 2014 - UH received recognition from The Advocate for being one of seven “brave campuses” and a leader in “grassroots organization and activism” concerning its LGBTQ community.

  • NASPA GLBT KC 2015 Award Winners

    February 17, 2014 - The NASPA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Knowledge Community provides avenues fo both social and professional involvment. The Knowledge Community activities allow for personal and professional growth, increased awareness and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender professionals and students, and promote understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender professional and student needs.

  • Transgender Rights Bill Leaves Campus Divided

    April 21, 2014 -- For most, listening for their names to be called from the roster is a simple, if not mundane, reality of being a college student. Few would associate it as anything more than that, and even fewer would ever think of roll call as something that could potentially put their life in danger.

  • Nerdscholar Favorites: LGBTQ Initiatives

    March 13, 2014 -- About one-third of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students say they do not feel comfortable enough to "come out" at school, according to a study done by the Human Rights Campaign. What's more, 92 percent of LGBTQ youths are discriminated against in some form, often at their schools.

  • Val Dumontier New Professional Award

    March 20, 2013 -- Earlier this month, the College Student Educators International held its annual convention in Las Vegas for the American College Personnel Association's award ceremony. CSEI invited hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness directors that have made significant contributions in that area.

  • Staff Members Become Ally for LGBTQ Community

    June 17, 2013 -- More than 100 UH staff and faculty members are allies of the LGBTQ community, and several participants attended Cougar Ally Training Wednesday afternoon to increase their knowledge and to become helpful to students in need.

  • 'My Two Moms' Author Comes to UH

    November 15, 2012 -- When a video of Zach Wahls testifying against the Iowa House of Representatives was put on YouTube in Jan. 2011, the engineering major at the University of Iowa at the time became an overnight celebrity.

  • Center Raises FUnds, Garners Support

    October 29, 2012 -- Supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center attended the organization's first Rainbow Friends "Friendraiser" on Thursday at the newly renovated Blaffer Art Museum.

  • Out Comes Butch

    October 15, 2012 -- An audience of about 60 gathered to see and hear a nonstop tale of a coming-out journey Thursday in the Houston Room of the University Center for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center's production of "Out Comes Butch" in honor of Nation Coming Out Day.

  • Religious Leaders Talk Sexuality, Spirituality

    February 23, 2012 -- The LGBTQ Resource Center and the LGBTQ Studies Minor Program at UH hosted the first in a series of lectures Tuesday titled "Religion and the LGBTQ Person," featuring a panel of religious leaders to discuss how individuals can reconcile their religion with their LGBTQ identity and continue to develop spiritually.

  • UH LGBTQ Represented at Pride

    July 1, 2011 -- The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center ended its inaugural year by taking part in Houston's largest gay pride celebration for the first time.

  • Love Makes a Family Photo Exhibit

    April 20, 2011 -- The UH community has a unique opportunity to evaluate their perceptions and redefine gender roles as the "Love Makes a Family" exhibit makes a stop in the city today until May 4 on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library.

  • Gay? Fine by Me.

    October 11, 2010 -- Students crowded tables piled with stacks of green, yellow, orange, red, purple and blue shirts in front of the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library on Monday to spread the message proudly emblazoned by their text, "Gay? Fine By Me."

  • Cougar Ally Training

    September 3, 2010 -- The University of Houston's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBTQ) Resource Center announces the continuation of its "Cougar Ally Training" (CAT) for faculty and staff on Friday, September 24 and Thursday, November 4. Participants receive a "Cougar Ally" placard to display as a visible statement of support of the LGBTQ community.

  • National Coming Out Day

    October 11, 2010 -- The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center will be celebrating National Coming Out Day today by hosting a Cougar Ally Mixer.

  • Domestic Partner Benefits at the University of Houston

    Advancing Equity and Institutional Competitiveness. A report produced by the University of Houston Commission on Women, October 2010.

  • Grand Opening

    July 7, 2010 -- Houston City Council member Sue Lovell led a list of speakers who helped celebrate the grand opening of UH's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center last week.