Upcoming Events

Advanced Ally Trainings

This series of trainings is designed to complement what participants learned in the Cougar Ally training. You do not have to attend all of the trainings, but get to decide which topics you would like to learn more about. Previous topics covered include bisexuality, polysexuality, gender, and asexuality.

Meet and Greet

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.

Dinner with the LGBTQ Alumni Network

Sign up to join other LGBTQ Coogs and LGBTQ Alumni for an evening of career networking and socializing. The LGBTQ Alumni Network is hosting this FREE dinner for about 10 students and 10 alumni to share information about being out in your career, accessing resources, and making connections in the community. Juniors and higher are encouraged to attend. Space is limited so don’t delay.

Details about the location and directions will be emailed once your attendance is confirmed.

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.

Friday, September 16, 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Movie (TBA) at 2 pm (at the LGBT Ctr)

Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

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

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.