UMN Pride

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LBGTQIA+ Communities, Support, and Advocacy

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Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, Twin Cities

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC) provides education, advocacy, outreach, and support to students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members. The GSC strives to create a campus climate where more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality foster a sense of belonging for all.

Equity and Access: Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Names and Pronouns systemwide administrative policy

The University is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to individuals of all gender identities and gender expressions, as set forth in Board of Regents Policy: Equity, Diversity, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. To that end, this policy makes explicit the University’s commitment to non-discriminatory programs, activities and facilities and promotes a respectful University community free from discrimination based on gender identity or expression. This policy is designed, and will be implemented, to uphold free speech and academic freedom principles.

Queer Student Cultural Center, Twin Cities

The QSCC is a social space and resource that aims to promote awareness for Queer issues on campus as well as provide aid to students who need it. Learn more




Trans Advisory & Action Team (TAAT), Twin Cities

Trans Advisory & Action Team (TAAT), is a coalition of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members organizing across disciplines and departments for access and liberation for transgender and gender nonconforming people. TAAT is led by trans and gender nonconforming people and open to persons of all gender identities and expressions.

Andrea Jenkins Lecture Series, Twin Cities

The Andrea Jenkins Lecture Series at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is an annual lecture that honors Andrea Jenkins and works to center the voices of queer and trans people of color. This series was created in 2017 by the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health and the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life. Each year Andrea Jenkins selects one or more artists, performers, or speakers to illuminate pressing issues and topics connected to the lives of transgender and queer people of color.

Tongues Untied, Twin Cities

Tongues Untied is a space by and for People of Color who identify as LGBTQIA and/or Same-Gender-Loving. Named after the famous documentary "Tongues Untied" by Marlon Riggs & Essex Hemphill, the group serves to connect students, staff, faculty and the Twin Cities community by holding discussion groups that focus on how race, sexuality and gender impact our lived experiences. This Twin Cities program is designed to enhance and center the experiences of queer indigenous people and people of color. 

Sexuality & Gender Equity Initiatives, Duluth

Sexuality & Gender Equity Initiatives works to empower UMD’s queer and trans+ students in their academic and personal endeavors, equip aspiring allies with vital skills to support queer and trans+/gender non-conforming individuals, and collaborate with campus and community partners to strive for an improved and affirming climate for all queer and trans+/gender non-conforming individuals.

LGBTQIA+ resources on Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester campuses

40+ LGBTQIA+ student organizations across the University system

Academics & Research

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Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies

Globally recognized Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies housed by U of M Libraries featuring a large archive of LGBTQIA+ memorabilia, journals, books, audiovisual collections, related podcasts, and more. 

Steven J. Schochet Endowment Funding

Steven J. Schochet Endowment funding to support academic initiatives in LGBTQIA+ Studies at the U of M. Learn more.

BA in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Twin Cities

GLBT courses and minor in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

The GLBT Studies minor focuses on the history, politics, and cultures of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Courses are designed to help students explore the diversity of GLBT communities, the history and present conditions of sexual and gender identity formation, and the functioning and institutionalization of ideologies of sexuality in a democratic society.

Program in Human Sexuality, Institute for Sexual and Gender Health, U of M Medical School

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Studies minor, Duluth

Pride Alumni Network

Open & Inclusive Spaces

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Lavender House: LGBTQIA+ Living-Learning Community for students, Twin Cities

Pride @ Work: affinity group for LGBTQIA+ employees

Pride @ Work is the U of M’s affinity group for LGBTQIA employees. Housed in the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, Pride @ work links together LGBTQIA employees at the UofM through monthly luncheons, critical coffee chats and/or after-work socials. Join this incredible group of LGBTQIA employees who link together across the University of Minnesota to engage in social and professional networking, creating campus-wide change, and discussing critical topics that impact LGBTQIA employees.  

Pride Alumni Network


The Pride Alumni Network’s mission is to foster a continued relationship with this amazing university and create a space where this exploration and growth will support the professional and personal development of University of Minnesota lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual alumni and by providing opportunities for networking, community building, and mentoring.


Gender Open Housing available for students

Gender Open Housing aims to provide an option for students who would feel more comfortable living with someone outside of their designated sex and/or someone with similar gender identity. There is no cost associated with this option, and students are only assigned to Gender Open spaces if they request it on their housing application.


All-gender restrooms

Carlson Alumni Pride Network

Carlson Alumni Pride Network is dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community at the Carlson School and beyond. We offer a welcoming and respectful community for LGBTQ+ identifying Carlson School alumni, allies, as well as professionals and businesses in the Twin Cities

Outlaw at U of M Law

OutLaw is a community for LGBTQIA+ law students. Outlaw raises awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues at the University of Minnesota Law School, organizes community events, and keeps the community up to date on career opportunities. Learn more

Transgender Affirming Health Care

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Trans-affirming health services at U of M Boynton Health

Transgender Health Services at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health, U of M Medical School

U of M Institute for Sexual and Gender Health offers insurance navigation to assist those seeking gender-affirming care care

Behind Twin Cities Pride: Lisa Vecoli on the Tretter Collection

Research on needs of LGBTQ older adults reveals progress over the past 30 years

Enhancing equity with research in oral health care for transgender patients

A second chance at science