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UM welcomes new LGBTQ+ Student Center director Gisela Vega

Gisela Vega, a passionate leader in the LGBTQ+ community of South Florida, joins the UM staff as the new director of the LGBTQ+ Student Center.

SpectrUM’s Ally Series discusses LGBT community’s progress, issues

Students gathered in a small room in the Shalala Student Center Monday night to share what pride within the LGBT community means to them...

Pride Week draws attention to underrepresented identities

Students in the LGBT community had cause to celebrate during this year’s Pride Awareness Week. Since 2016, the University of Miami has created gender-neutral...

Trans activist encourages community to keep up fight in current political...

One year ago, the United States elected its 45th president, who would advocate for various policy changes affecting transgender people in America. Two years...

National Coming Out Week raises awareness of LGBT community issues

Students packed a small room in the Shalala Student Center Monday night as part of UPride-SpectrUM’s kick off event for National Coming Out Week...

Gender-inclusive housing step toward equality

The University of Miami opened up gender-inclusive housing for sophomores, juniors and seniors living in the University Village (UV) for the first time this...

Gender inclusive housing offers comfort, flexibility

Along with gender-neutral restrooms and a new LGBT center, UM added another feature last fall: gender-inclusive housing in upperclassman dorms. In the gender-inclusive housing option,...

Open mic night showcases talent, social justice

Social Justice Week continued Wednesday evening with an open mic night presented by UPride, inviting students to stand up and speak for their beliefs. All...

UPride club attends Gay Pride festival, promotes awareness

A rainbow flag waved above Miami Beach City Hall to commemorate this weekend’s Gay Pride festival, a two-day event marked by a large parade. UPride,...

LGBTQ-ally program creates mentorship opportunities for community

Former UM student Jacob Rudolph said being matched with someone who understood what he was going through was one of the best experiences of...

Scholarships support LGBT studies

A set of five scholarships worth up to $10,000 each for students minoring in  LGBTQ Studies are available for applicants. The deadline to apply...

Greek and gay: bridging the gap

  Kayle Edwards loves her sorority, Chi Omega. She also identifies as lesbian. The meeting point of her two identities – and the tension sometimes...