The mission of the UH LGBT Resource Center is to launch the next generation of healthy, proud, academically successful lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) citizens, leaders and advocates. By providing support and a safe space for LGBTQ people on campus to access resources, ask questions, and make connections, we strive for them to develop a positive self-image and a sense of optimism about their future as a member of the LGBTQ community. Through visibility and education, we seek to create an environment of LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion for the entire campus community.

Lorraine Schroeder, M.A., L.P.C.

Program Director

Lorraine was hired as the first director of the LGBT Resource Center in May 2010 when the Center opened. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Aisha Bouderdaben

Student Staff

Aisha Bouderdaben is a photojournalism senior at the University of Houston. Often found in the resource centre. She loves her cat, Nymeria, Pokémon, Lucy Liu, and cake (with no icing). She makes good baklawa.

Lizzie Bliss

Lizzie is the Graduate Assistant at the Resource, she is studying Social Work with a focus on political advocacy. She is a UH Alum graduating in fall 2012 with a BS in Psychology with a focus on gender and sexuality. She's addicted to Starbucks and enjoys watching documentaries on Netflix.

Donald Kinney

Student Staff

Donald Kinney is a chemistry major at UH. Donald has been married for 11 years, has an eight year old daughter and a four year old son. Donald enjoys cooking and blacksmithing as a hobby. Donald is always ready to listen and learn.