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: Kevin Hamby (’06)

Vice President: Shawn Keuhn (’10|’13)

Secretary: Jenna Pel (’13)

Treasurer: Stacy Peterson (’08)

Past President/Founder: Nick Brines (’92)

Director of Membership: Stacy Peterson (’08)

Director of Social Media/Marketing: Chandrayee Soneja (M.S. ’17)

Director of Student Engagement: Crimson Jordan (’17)

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

Director of Fundraising: Patrick Torma (’09)

Director of Networking Events: Patrick Torma (’09)

Director of On Campus Activities: Rosy Mota (’13)

Director of Young Alumni Engagement: Stephen Heck (’16)

Director of LGBT Community Visibility: Evan Manuel (’17)

Events and Programs

Red Dinner III


Red Dinner is the annual fundraising gala for the University of Houston LGBTQ Alumni Association benefiting UH students who have been financially affected as a result of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.  The funds raised at the Red Dinner directly help reduce the economic impact to UH LGBTQ students whose families terminate financial support when they “come out” as their authentic persons. The UH LGBTQ Alumni Association also provides annual academic student scholarships.

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
O’Quinn Great Hall (University of Houston Alumni-Athletic Center)

The Houston Bears (501C3 Social Group) and the University of Houston LGBTQ Alumni Association is holding a fundraiser on June 9th & 10th, 2018 with the nationally known Comedic/Theatrical Entertainer, Peter Bisuito, “MY BIG FUNNY PETER”. Saturday, June 9th, Peter will be performing at The University of Houston and on Sunday, June 10th, there will be a Sunday Brunch – Meet & Greet with Peter.


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The UH LGBTQ Alumni Association in partnership with David Bertman, Associate Dean and Professor of Music will be coordinating efforts to make this year’s parade entry will be even more fantastic than last years!

We will have more details to come, but in the meantime if you want to be involved with this year’s UH festival or parade entry, please go to the link below and sign-up. After signing up, we will be sending you more information as we get closer to the event.

Click here for more information and registration

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). Check back in January of 2019 when the application goes live!