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.

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

Program Director

Lorraine was hired as the first director of the LGBTQ 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).


Skye is a junior at UH majoring in Philosophy. His favorite philosopher is Descartes and he is always eager to have a philosophical discussion about anything. He is from Plainview, Texas. Catch him in the stands at any UH football or baseball home game.

Elissa "Jean" Cheramie

Elissa "Jean" Cheramie is a postgraduate student with a degree in Management Studies from University of Aberdeen. Xe loves xyr hometown of Houston, but wouldn't mind terribly moving back to the UK one day. Xe is equally interested in discussing sociological and political issues or the newest episode of your favorite cartoon. Xe is also the VP of Global and a member of GRL sorority.

Liam Stone

Liam is a graduate student working on a Master’s degree in Literature with an emphasis in Queer Theory. As a transgender man, he speaks publicly about his transition, and focuses on education and raising awareness around issues directly related to the campus queer community.

Max Manto

Max is a post-baccalaureate student at UH, seeking a second bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He earned his first bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. He loves Houston’s food scene, especially dishes that come from other cultures, and he can’t resist the smell of freshly baked bread.


Christina is currently a Creative Writing major at UH. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book she can be seen writing or illustrating for various projects. She is widely passionate about human rights, the written word, and loves meeting new people.