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.
A heartfelt open dialogue about challenges to raise children as a gay couple(s), with a surprise visit from Houston Mayor Annise Parker, additionally delighted to have participating one of the lawyers for Nikki Araguz only hours after she won her case for Texas to recognize marriages of transgender individuals.
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.
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.
June 17, 2013 -- More than 100 UH staff and faculty members are allies of the LGBT community, and several participants attended Cougar Ally Training Wednesday afternoon to increase their knowledge and to become helpful to students in need.
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.
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.
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.
February 23, 2012 -- The LGBT Resource Center and the LGBT Studies Minor Program at UH hosted the first in a series of lectures Tuesday titled "Religion and the LGBT Person," featuring a panel of religious leaders to discuss how individuals can reconcile their religion with their LGBT identity and continue to develop spiritually.
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.
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."
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.
September 3, 2010 -- The University of Houston's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) 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 LGBT community.
October 11, 2010 -- The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center will be celebrating National Coming Out Day today by hosting a Cougar Ally Mixer.
Advancing Equity and Institutional Competitiveness. A report produced by the University of Houston Commission on Women, October 2010.
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.