New to UF

Are you a new LGBT student or new to the LGBT community here at UF? New to UF is a discussion group for students new to the UF LGBT campus community and/or students who are new to or questioning their own identity.

New to UF will meet Tuesday September 12 at 6 pm in the Rainbow Suite for a Welcome and Introductions.

It’s that time of the year again: new friends, new memories, new experiences. Tonight we will be talking about summer memories, academic and personal goals, dreams, and aspirations. We will also introduce some topics that unite all our different identities.

This group is closed to LGBTQ students who are new to UF and or new to their identity…or both!

Please email if you have any questions

Trans at UF

Trans at UF is a discussion and social group open to folks who identify as transgender, gender variant and/or genderqueer, and their intimate partners.

For more information, please contact the Trans @ UF Facilitator, Eli Mender at:

QWEN – Queer Women Empowerment Network

QWEN is discussion group for lesbian/queer/bisexual/questioning women-identified people (trans-inclusive). The group will focus on issues of identity, women’s issues in the LGBTQ movement, facilitated readings, and anything else participants want to talk about!

Join QWEN for lunch the following days at noon at the Plaza of the Americas (meet in the Rainbow Suite if it’s raining): September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20, December 4

Join QWEN for discussion at 7 pm in the Rainbow Suite (LGBTQ Affairs in MCDA/Reitz Union 2nd Floor) on the following evenings: September 5, September 19, October 3, October 17, November 14, and November 28

We hope to see you there!

QAPI – Queer Asian Pacific Islanders

Queer Asian Pacific Islanders seeks to carve a safe space for API LGBTQAAI+ identified individals. Through guided discussions and interactive socials, QAPI seeks to educate, empower and create a close-knit community among our members. Further, QAPI strives to educate the API community about LGBTQ issues and develop more allies for the queer community. QAPI is not currently meeting. Stay tuned for further information or check out the QTPOC Collective through Pride Student Union on Facebook.

The Black Queer Collective (BQC)

A discussion group that serves as a social and cultural group for LGBTQ+ students who identify as Black and/or African-American. We assume the unique ability and burden of challenging hetero-normative, transphobic, and homophobic practices within the Black community, while also critiquing the neglect of the Black experience within our Queer community. By understanding the intersections of identity, we stand in solidarity against racism and homophobia. BQC is not currently meeting. Stay tuned for further information or check out the QTPOC Collective through Pride Student Union on Facebook.

HLXQ- Hispanic and Latinx Queers

A discussion group for Hispanic/Latinx identifying queer individuals who are seeking a safe space where they can discuss the intersectionalities of being Hispanic/Latinx and Queer along with issues surrounding these communities.

Meeting times for fall 2017 will be announced soon. Stay connected to our events calendar for more infomation.