Upcoming Events

Discussion Group Facilitator Training

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Student Center South, River Oaks Rm. S231

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Application Deadline: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, 5:00pm

Notification of acceptance to the training:
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, 5:00pm

This training will prepare 6-8 students to facilitate peer LGBTQ discussion groups. After successful completion of the training the facilitators will be able to choose the focus / topic of their group, the date(s) and time(s), and the format.


  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of LGBTQ related topics
  • Responsible and dependable
  • Flexible
  • Able to speak and react quickly while in front of an audience, especially extemporaneously

Brother Outsider: Film Screening

February 22, 2016
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Space City Room (Student Center South Rm 214)

The winner of more than 25 awards, Brother Outsider illuminates the public and private lives of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called “the invisible man” of the civil rights movement.

Advanced Ally Trainings

All trainings will take place in the Student Center North Synergy Room (212) from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

February 24, 2016

Gay and Lesbian
Participants will learn about the most visible groups in the LGBTQ community, and the types of issues gay men and lesbian women face.


March 10, 2016

Participants will learn more about sexualities other than heterosexual and homosexual.


March 30, 2016

Transgender and Intersex
Participants will learn about the complex gender identities within the LGBTQ community.


April 14, 2016

Asexual and others
Participants will learn about most of the identities not mentioned in the previous trainings, and how they can be fluid and sometimes intersect with one another. Learn the meanings of asexual, demisexual, pansexual, and skoliosexual.


International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31, 2016
Stay tuned for more details.

Meet and Greet

April 1, 2016
12:00 – 12:30pm

Students who have not yet connected to the LGBTQ resources and activities on campus will have a chance meet new people, learn about our programs and resources, learn about LGBTQ student organizations, and sign-up for volunteer opportunities. We can’t wait for you to visit us. Great snack will be provided.

The Cassie Gianni
Queer Youth Leadership Workshop

The workshop aims to develop leadership and organizational skills, and navigate the path to success while also embracing one’s own unique identity and the challenges that come with being queer in society.

Queer Coogs Camaraderie Workshop

stay tuned for dates

UH Students will learn about the experiences of the LGBTQ community directly from their fellow Coogs who are LGBTQ. An amped up fast friend game follows and pizza will be served. Space is limited so sign up now!

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discussion Group

Explore identities! Make friends! Get connected Weekly group covering new and exciting topic each week including identity development, family, coming out, relationships, and more. Group members will share their opinions and knowledge as well as hear new perspectives about these topics.

Annual Events

Ice Cream Social & Movie

The Ice Cream Social is held each September to welcome LGBTQ students back to campus, to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

National Coming Out Day

Every October 11th, thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. The UH LGBTQ community and Allies use the week surrounding October 11th as a time to educate the UH community on LGBTQ issues.

World AIDS Day

Recognized on December 1st, World Aids Day raises awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS Awareness Week educates the campus community about AIDS and its impact on the local and global communities.

Day of Silence

Every April, the Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment and discrimination that occurs in schools. Students observe the day in silence to echo the silence that LGBTQ and ally students face every day.

Lavender Graduation

Every May

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. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish Lesbian, who was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexual orientation. Encouraged by the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sanlo designed the first Lavender Graduation Ceremony in 1995. Graduating students at the University of Houston, including undergraduates and graduates, are invited to take part in the celebration each year. Details will be posted at a later date.