LGTBQ Alumni Association

Welcome to LGBTQ Alumni Association!

The purpose of our group is to help encourage connections among our alumni and to offer opportunities and support to current LGBTQ students. To learn more about how to get involved with this alumni association, please join our mailing list by CLICKING HERE

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President: Jenna Pel (’13)

Vice President: Shawn Kuehn (’10|’13)

Secretary: Clay Zakarian (’12)

Treasurer: Stacy Peterson (’08)

Past President: Kevin Hamby (’06)

Director of Membership: Maria Canlas (’10)

Director of Social Media/Marketing: 

Director of Student Engagement: Crimson Jordan (’17)

Director of Scholarship and Emergency Crisis Fund: Kelli Vorish (’09)

Events and Community Liaison: Lizeth Jaramillo (’10)


Events and Programs

LGBTQ+ Coogs and friends, join us at the UH LGBTQ Alumni Association Annual Meeting. We will share details on ways to become engaged with the group and will hold elections for the 2019 – 2020 UH LGBTQ Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Exclusive UH Pride T-shirts will also be on sale. Food and drinks will also be available. Don’t miss out!

For more information CLICK HERE!

This scholarship aims to encourage LGBTQ students to pursue studies at the University through this Scholarship Program.  Each scholarship is a one-time award paid each semester or one  award paid in the Fall semester (if the student is graduating in the fall semester).

We have always celebrated Cougar Pride!

In 1976, the University of Houston’s Gay Activist Alliance organized a Pride event to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion in New York City. Although it is sometimes dismissed as “just a march”, fliers and other promotional pieces clearly identified it as a parade. There were no marching bands, floats or banners, and most of the participants had been recruited during the previous year by pioneering Houston activist Ray Hill whom attended the University of Houston.

Since then, Houston’s Pride Parade has grown to become the fourth-largest in the country (and the 15th largest in the world) with an estimated attendance of 700,000 in 2017.

Check back soon for information about next year’s Red Dinner!