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Welcome to Pride Alliance!

At Pride Alliance, we support LGBTQ+ students on campus by providing community, support, and advocacy for queer and trans Terps. We work closely with the LGBTQ+ Equity Center as well as MICA (Multicultural Involvement Community Advocacy).We also educate the broader community, including allies, about LGBTQ+ identities and experiences and how they intersect with other identities.

Pride Alliance is made up of several smaller groups with more identity-specific focuses. These groups have regular meetings where they connect and talk about topics related to these identities. Below, you'll find more information about each group within Pride Alliance as well as a few other LGBTQ+ groups on campus.Meeting times for Fall 2022 have not been established yet, so check back here as the semester gets closer for updates! Alternatively, there are several unofficial GroupMes and Discord servers that many Pride Alliance members are part of, so feel free to connect with people there. Please note that these group chats are run and moderated by fellow students and are not affiliated with the LGBTQ+ Equity Center, MICA, or UMD administration.Click below to find us on TerpLink, or shoot us an email at [email protected]!

Our Groups

AceSpace

AceSpace is a queer group welcoming to all on the aromantic/asexual spectrum! We host weekly meetings at the LGBTQ+ Equity Center on Mondays at 6-7pm! Our first meeting is February 7th.The unofficial Discord for aromantic and asexual spectrum folks is linked below. Come say hi!

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CQA

Hey everyone! We're CQA (Campus Queers & Allies), an LGBTQ+ student group here at UMD. In our weekly meetings, we discuss topics relevant to the queer community, and occasionally host game nights, movie nights, and more!Come check us out at https://ter.ps/cqa2022 for links to our unofficial group chats so you can stay in the loop. Hope to see you there!

Male-Identifed Queers (MIQ)

Hey! We're MIQ, also known as Male-Identified Queers! MIQ is a safe space for queer men to hang out and chat with each other. Join us for serious discussion, fun activities, and everything in between. We're glad to have you share your ideas and vibe in this community!
More info regarding meeting times will be sent out towards the start of the fall semester. Look out for updates on our GroupMe!

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ReBorn This Way

ReBorn This Way is a student group for all queer-identified Christians, including those struggling with or questioning their religious, gender, romantic, or sexual identities.

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The Femme Alignment

The Femme Alignment is a space open to all queer and trans women, as well as gender non-conforming individuals.

TransU

TransU is a student-run support group for transgender (including nonbinary) and gender-questioning students of UMD. We hold weekly discussions and talk about how gender intersects with other identities!Our webpage with links to the unofficial trans student GroupMe and Discord is: https://ter.ps/TransU2022.

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Our Partner Organizations

These are groups that do not fall under Pride Alliance, as they have are registered separately with SORC and SGA. However, Pride Alliance often works closely with other LGBTQ+ groups on campus, so we are happy to share their information with you as well. Find out more about our partner organizations here!