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Welcome to the University of Denver Pride Portal!

Learn, work, live and play Pio proud!

Whether you're a prospective student or employee exploring the climate at the University of Denver, or you've been part of the DU family for years, this site provides an easy-to-remember web address and centralized source for all sorts of information for our LGBTIQ & Ally classmates, colleagues, friends and larger community.

We invite you to EXPLORE information via the links at right and the tabs above, SHARE this resource with folks you know; and SUGGEST needed topics and good resources we can add here. Email us via lgbtiqa@du.edu

Events & Info

Mark you calendars:

  • The Summer Socials Series schedule is out: PDF flyer | Facebook events
  • Our fall welcome events are:
    • Sweet Treat Meet & Greet (cupcake mixer): Wednesday, 9/14, 11am-1pm, in Driscoll Underground | Facebook | no RSVP required
    • Welcome Back BB"Q": Tuesday, 9/20, 5-7pm at Leo Block Alumni center | Facebook | RSVP here
  • The HomeComing Out reception will be Saturday, 10/15, 3.30-5pm, location TBA.

For other local events, Out Front has a community calendar.

Pronouns and Why They Matter

Beginning this fall, students, families and staff are encouraged to mark their Discoveries nametags with stickers indicating the pronouns that others should use when talking with or about them. She/her/hers and he/him/his are the most commonly used English pronouns; however, a person may identify with other pronouns such as they/them, ze/hir, or even want no pronouns at all--just their name used instead.

Like calling someone the wrong name, referring to someone using the wrong pronoun can suggest you feel person is unimportant, unrespected and unwelcome. And, since we can't always tell or assume someone's gender or pronouns by just looking at or listening to them, knowing and using the accurate pronoun for others helps us to avoid making embarrassing mistakes, as well as to cultivate an inclusive campus environment that respects all identities.

So, please display your pronouns proudly, and use the ones indicated on others' nametags! (And stay tuned for other improved self-identification options rolling out through the coming year across campus!)

Here are few additional resources on the why and how of engaging people, including their pronouns, accurately:

NOTE: Several of these publications still describe "preferred gender pronouns" or "PGPs"; however, it is increasingly common NOT to tag pronouns as "preferred." Having a preference suggests the user has the option to ignore the request, as it's just a suggestion, not important (like preference for one flavor over another). How we call and describe others deserves not to be taken so lightly. Your name and pronouns are your name and pronouns.

CME welcomes new staff member!

We're excited to welcome Jasmine Pulce, as the new CME Ast Director for Affinity Group Support. Based in Driscoll Underground (North 018), Jasmine will work our undergraduate Student Alliances (including QSA) to strengthen and expand leadership, programming and services. She is a native of Louisville, Kentucky; and earned her BS in Kinesiology from the University of Kentucky and her MEd in Higher Education from the University of North Texas. Before joining DU, Jasmine served in various programming roles supporting underrepresented student groups and providing health education. She identifies as a queer woman of color and looks forward to connecting with our DU LGBTIQA communities. Stay tuned for more details on her projects, but don't wait to say "hello" to our new colleague and community member!

#OneDU with Orlando

Thanks to the nearly 150 Pios who joined us for our 6/13 Solidarity Silence & Shout for Orlando, despite the weather and late notice.

Notable notes

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Your input on future LGBTIQ&Ally services! Thanks to everyone who attended and provided input on how DU can better serve, and reference, our communities, COULDN'T ATTEND? Please REVIEW the slideshow (PDF) and feedback (PDF), AND SHARE your thoughts via a brief survey.

Faculty/Instructors: Please email us brief blurbs on your Fall LGBTIQ&A-related courses. Check past list on Resources tab for info we need.

Students: We list a number of local and national LGBTIQ&A scholarships on our Resources tab.

Trans on Campus Summary , and other resources, are under the Trans tab (above)!

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Share your DU-related news, events and resources! Email us at lgbtiqa@du.edu