QSA - The Queer Students Alliance, an agency of The University of Texas at Austin Student Government, exists to foster leadership within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities at the University. In addition to advocating for LGBTQ students and hosting community-wide events, the Alliance acts as an umbrella group for all LGBTQ organizations at the University.
Events that the Queer Students Alliance coordinates include: The Welcome Carnival, Queer Leadership Institute, Pride Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Queer Texas Conference, World AIDS Day, Coming Out Week and others as planned each year.
Meetings: Every other Wednesday at 5pm in Parlin Hall Room 201
Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/texasqsa?ref=ts&fref=ts
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/texasqsa/?ref=ts&fref=ts
The Federation of Lesbian, Ally, and Gay Sports (FLAGS) is an LGBT and recreational student organization at the University of Texas at Austin committed to building and promoting community among gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally students. We plan campus wide events that are sports or recreational related. After every meeting we play a sport or recreational activity such as basketball, capture the flag, dodge ball, freeze tag, kickball, softball, and volleyball. FLAGS is open to all UT students to join regardless of athletic ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Meetings: Mondays at 6 p.m. While location varies, most of their events are held in Anna Hiss Gym Room 133
StandOut is an organization seeking to promote queer issues through issue advocacy, political activism, and organized visibility events. We are a sexually diverse group seeking gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally members who wish to become more involved in issues related to and affecting the queer community.
Meetings: Tuesdays at 7-8 p.m., in SAC 3.114
Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/TexasStandOut/info
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php
Meetings: Every other Wednesday usually the 1st and 3rd of the month at 6 p.m., Multicultural Engagement Center
Queer Cinema Revolt - There are different ways to watch films. We like to break them down. Not just a little bit, but a lot. Partially because, once upon a time, we decided to embrace the fact that we view things critically. Queer Cinema Revolt is an organization for people who do the same type of thing. We are going to watch a film each meeting that deals with any and all of the following issues: gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender as a social construct, sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, sex positivity, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism. After the film is over, it is time for open discussion.
She Says - SheSays is a social organization for LGBTQ women and women Allies. Our mission is to strengthen the bond between the women of the LGBTQA community through the means of good old fashioned girl's nights.
HangOut - The aim of HangOut is to provide a welcoming social environment for all incoming and current GLBTQ students and their allies. Weekly Gatherings, events, rallies, on-campus and around Austin foster community, friendship, and tolerance. We are proud to call Austin home, as it is the best college town to simply HangOut.
Meetings: Coffee every Wednesday 10pm-12am at the Starbucks in the Union
oSTEM - The Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics chapter at the University of Texas at Austin is a professional organization that serves to provide LGBTQA STEM students with corporate networking opportunities and workshops that educate about and promote diversity and equality in the workplace. Students will learn more about the technical career opportunities available to them in their area of study as well as how to improve their interviewing skills. The goal is equip LGBTQA STEM students with the confidence, knowledge and skills to obtain a job with a positive and equal work environment.
GBSA - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Ally Business Student Association is a professional organization that provides GLBTQA students with networking opportunities through corporate interaction and community-building events. Students will learn about career opportunities within various industries and ultimately work towards ending discrimination in the workplace, by informing our community that it is okay to be “out” in the workplace. This is just one effort of hundreds in ending discrimination worldwide. “What Starts Here Changes The World” is UT’s motto – GBSA is part of the change.
OUTLaw - OUTLaw is a social and political student organization dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community at UT Law School. Our goal is to provide support for this community and a voice for LGBTQ concerns. We seek to educate the Law School community by increasing LGBTQ visibility and raising awareness of LGBTQ issues.
Meetings: Thursdays 7-10pm, Union Eastwoods Room 2.102
Meetings/Rehearsals: Thursdays 5-7pm, MRH 5.244
Prism - This group’s mission is to create a safe and accepting environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and ally students to learn, discuss, share, and find support around issues related to homosexuality and spirituality. We are based at the University Catholic Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Meetings: Sundays 6-7pm, Mother Teresa Room at the University Catholic Center
OutSource - MBA OutSource is a social and career networking group for MBAs who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or just a friend or supporter of the LGBTQ community. The groups works with prospective students to answer questions about LGBTQ life at McCombs and in Austin and organizes social events each semester.
Harvey Milk Society - HMS is a LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally) organization at LBJ School of Public Affairs to provide support, education, and advocacy efforts at the LBJ School, UT Austin, and the greater Austin area. We work to provide inclusion to all members of the LGBTQ community. HMS organizes social, educational, and political events. Some events have included Q&A with political leaders, documentary showings and facilitated discussions, and of course, happy hours.
Meetings will be during the class break times (between 12:15-1:45pm), probably once or twice a month.
Delta Lambda Phi - The University of Texas at Austin Delta Lambda Phi - Beta Rho chapter will establish a brotherhood for the gay, bisexual, and progressive men of UT: providing mentors for queer youth, promoting equality at the university, and volunteering in the Austin community.
Texas Exes LGBT Network - The network is designed to build community among LGBT alumni, support LGBT advocacy efforts at UT-Austin, and offer networking and mentorship opportunities to current students. This achievement comes after decades of groundwork laid by generations of motivated UT students and alumni. All LGBT alumni, allies and friends are welcome.