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 Orlando Vigil

Jun 15, 2016 - 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, LGBT 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.


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.

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."

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.

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. Press Release