Alliance for Queer and Underrepresented Asians in Recognition of Intersectionality to Uphold Solidarity
AQUARIUS seeks to empower the university’s queer Asian community and its allies through educational programming and providing a platform for individuals to share their experiences. The organization unites the mosaic of identities that exist in the queer Asian community and broadly in Asia–Asia being merely a geographic term that can not broadly describe race, ethnicity, culture, religion, socio-political climate, and countless more found throughout diverse Asian nations. (Founded 2017/2018)
Black Loud and Queer
BLAQ seeks to function as a sage and empowering space for The University of Pittsburgh’s Black queer community and its allies through providing educational and social programming. (Founded 2019/2020)
Latinx Students Association*
LSA advocates for the concerns, needs and interests of Pitt's Latinx students and will communicate them to the administration and the Pitt community. LSA also celebrates the unique perspective of Latinx students and their culture through social events and festivals. *This is not a specifically LGBTQ+ organization, however, they do have a specific subgroup within the organization to support Latinx LGBTQ+ students. (Founded 2017/2018)
Maspeak is a network and outlet for Jewish student advocacy on issues such as justice, freedom, and activism. For the students on the Maspeak board, it provides an opportunity to work with other student activists involved in Jewish life. Maspeak creates space for dialogue, meaningful engagement, and collaboration with respect to thoughts and ideas on timely issues. (Founded 2018)
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
oSTEM is a national LGBTQ affirming organization that aims to provide services and support for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to create a dynamic network between students and professionals in industry and academia. (Founded 2016/2017) oSTEM meets every other Wednesday night at 9pm. Instagram: @ostematpitt Instagram DM to be added to the email list!
The Rainbow Alliance is an organization that provides for the concerns and interests of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities including but not limited to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Allied community. (Founded 1972)
T is For
This group is for trans, non-binary, non cis, and gender non-conforming Pitt community members to gather, socialize, share resources, and arrange meet ups, all to create a positive environment for our educational, professional, and personal development. (Founded 2016/2017)
Transgender Working Group
The Transgender Working Group was established in 2016 in an effort to ensure that all University community members feel respected and valued. The Transgender Working Group is comprised of faculty, staff and students from various groups and departments including: Academic Affairs, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Facilities, Housing, Rainbow Alliance, and Student Affairs. The group studies best practices in higher education, evaluates current University processes, and makes recommendations for creating a more inclusive campus for transgender individuals. The Working Group has implemented trainings for staff and faculty, responded to individual concerns or issues, and provided guidance on university wide initiatives such as the preferred name initiative.
If you have questions about the group or if you would like to bring an issue to the Working Group’s attention, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.