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 and locations for Fall 2023 are coming soon!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]!
AceSpace is a queer group welcoming to all on the aromantic/asexual spectrum! We host weekly meetings, times TBD.The unofficial Discord for aromantic and asexual spectrum folks is linked below. Come say hi!
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!
The Masculine Alliance
Hey! We're the Masculine Alliance! We provide a safe space for queer men and masculine-identifying people 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!Look out for updates on our GroupMe!
QUEST (Queer Union for Exercise and Sports Team), a subgroup of the Pride Alliance, is oriented toward discussing and setting up exercise among queer people.
Queers With Disabilities
Queers With Disabilities is a new discussion group for those who identify as both queer and disabled (including invisible disabilities) meeting in the MICA Cozy Corner at Stamp on Tuesdays. Come join our group to meet new people and explore the intersection between two vibrant communities.
Black Queer Students
Black Queer Students is a new discussion group where black and queer intersectionality, cultural celebration, and life as a college student are at the forefront. Discussion can range from general experiences being a black queer student to how to mobilize for a joint cause on campus, and may veer off into just chatting!This group is currently seeking facilitators. Please reach out if you are a student interested in leading this group!
Gaysians at UMD is an LGBTQ+ Asian group which seeks to create a supportive community for LGBTQ+ Asian students and allies.We also hold social events such as group thrifting, gaming, movie nights, etc. We host large-scale events such as April's Gaysians Festival. Instagram: @gaysiansumd, Discord: https://ter.ps/gaysiansdis.
The Lavender Lounge is a space open to all queer and trans women, as well as gender non-conforming individuals.
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.
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!