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Allied in Pride (GW)
George Washington University
Washington, DC
''A student organization at The George Washington University. Through social events, advocacy, and support for LGBTQ students and allies, we aim to create an informed and supportive environment for LGBTQ students and allies at GW.''

Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay Organization of Students at Howard
Howard University
Washington, DC 20059
''BLAGOSAH was formed to address the issues of homophobia on campus and to provide a safe space for same-gender loving students and their allies. We interact with political associations, other university groups, social clubs, our local community & health organizations on a regular basis working for positive change for SGL people of color, and having fun along the way.''

Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender Ally Center (AU)
American University
Washington, DC 20016-8164
"No matter how 'in,' 'out,' or 'just confused' you are, this discussion group is a friendly and confidential place to talk. It is peer mediated by fabulous AU students who bring great discussion and activity ideas to each meeting."

Georgetown Pride (GU)
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
GU Pride is Georgetown University's organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning, and Allied (LGBTQA) Students.


BGLAD (Goucher)
Goucher College
Baltimore, MD 21204
''A student organization dedicated to providing support for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered students, faculty, staff, and their allies; raising awareness of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues through campus-wide events, which include speakers, films, discussion groups, and social activities''

Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (JHU)
Johns Hopkins University / Homewood
Baltimore, MD 21218
DSAGA is the LGBT student organization on the Homewood Campus of the Johns Hopkins University.

Freedom Alliance (UMBC)
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250
Freedom Alliance works to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender students, faculty, and staff and all allies.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Student Center (Towson)
Towson University
Baltimore, MD 21252
Provides the campus community with resources on issues of the LGBT community and provides individuals with a safe environment in which to be themselves.

Loyola Spectrum
Loyola College
Baltimore, MD 21210
"All-inclusive group founded in the Jesuit tradition of men and women for others. It fosters open and honest discussion about the diverse issues surrounding sexual orientation and sexual minorities, and does so with an educative intent."

Maryland Institute Queer Alliance (MIQA)
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD 21219
A variety of programming, support, education, and social activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, straight, and questioning students at MICA.

Rainbow Soul (Morgan)
Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD 21251
Rainbow Soul is Morgan State University's Gay-Straight alliance in which students discuss issues related to their sexual orientation and sponsor diverse activities open to the Morgan community.


Eyes Wide Shut (BSU)
Bowie State University
Bowie, MD 20715
Through education, outreach, awareness, and social opportunities Eyes Wide Shut not only seeks to empower students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions, but also celebrate and embrace the diversity of the Bowie State University community and its surrounding community as a whole. Students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning along with straight allies will find themselves welcomed, represented and nurtured in Eyes Wide Shut.


All Inclusive (CCBC)
Community College of Baltimore at Catonsville
Catonsville, MD 21228
"An organization for all Catonsville students and members of the community who advocate the right to sexual affectional orientation"


Pride Alliance (UMCP)
University of Maryland at College Park
College Park, MD
Provide a safe and supportive environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and allied students within the University of Maryland at College Park community and to promote an accepting and supportive campus environment for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, through outreach, education, and work with other student organizations.


Queer Student Union (Towson)
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252
"Driving force on campus for awareness, activism, community, education, and student support" for LGBTQI populations.


LGBT Alliance of Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
''Mainly a programming organization. We put on several programs a semester focusing mostly on awareness and campus climate.''


Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center (UVA)
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
''Supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Founded under the Office of the Dean of Students in 2001, with generous financial support from the Serpentine Society, the Resource Center works both to raise awareness and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities and to provide information, referral, support, and programming to the University community.''


LGBTQ Student Services (GMU)
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
''Works to create, sustain, and strengthen an open, safe, welcoming, inclusive campus environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families and friends.''

Pride Alliance (GMU)
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
''An organization for people of all genders and sexual orientations. Our goal is to provide a confidential and safe space for all GMU students, faculty, staff, and members of the community by promoting education and resources and fostering respect for diversity.''


Prince William County Gay-Straight Alliance
Manassas, VA
Group created by the Gay-Straight Alliances of Prince William County for the purpose of sharing advice, making friends, and creating events and get-togethers for everyone in the county. The group is all-inclusive and our goal is to create lasting support throughout the county for GLBT youth and their allies. If you are a student in Prince William County Schools, this group is for you!



Delta Lambda Phi
Delta Lambda Phi
Washington, DC 20006
''A fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men.'' Campus-, Multi-campus-, and Community-based chapters.



Washington, DC 20009
NetGALA, the Network of Gay and Lesbian Alumni(ae) Associations.


Gay Lesbian, Straight and Education Network (GLSEN)
New York, NY 10004
Local Chapter for National organization in Northern Virginia and Baltimore. "Leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for ALL students."



LGBT Studies (UMCP)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(LGBT) Studies Program currently offers an undergraduate certificate.


Lesbian and Gay Studies Minor (Towson)
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252
Towson was the first university in Maryland to recognize LGBT Studies as a legitimate academic field and offers an interdisciplinary minor.



SMYAL After-School Youth Center
Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League
Washington, DC 20003
Capitol Hill drop-in center. SMYAL provides life skills and employment readiness programs, individual and group counseling, arts workshops, HIV, substance abuse and tobacco prevention groups, HIV counseling and testing as well as fun social activities.

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