FIU celebrates its heritage as a diverse university in a diverse community and is committed to the full participation of all of the campus community in campus life. FIU has lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning students, faculty, and staff, and a strong base of allies (LGBTQA). Through campus organizations and offices, and informational networks, FIU provides a range of educational and social programs, lectures, academic courses, and leadership development opportunities for students and others. From student groups that meet weekly, to a LGBTQA Mentors Program, National Coming Out Day and Pride Month planning, student advocacy groups, a certificate program in Queer Studies, a lively Facebook page, and informal socials, there's something for everyone seeking to get involved in the LGBTQA community at FIU.

The Mission of the LGBTQA initiatives at Florida International University is to meet the needs of the LGBTQA Student population, by developing and implementing educational, social, and resource programs and services. These initiatives are aimed at reducing homophobia and heterosexism on both campuses through education, advocacy, awareness and assisting our LGBTQ students in reaching their full potential!


3D Series MMC LGBTQA Workplace Equality

Join us in discussing the workplace environment, meet LGBTQA friendly [...]

3D Series BBC LGBTQA Workplace Equality

Join us in discussing the workplace environment, meet LGBTQA friendly [...]

3D Series MMC LGBTQA Social Media & You

Social media engines are growing daily. It is important to know [...]

3D Series BBC Are You in the Right Relationship?

Learn about healthy relationships within the LGBTQ community. [...]

Drag Ball MMC

Come out and enjoy this fun and exciting event filled with unforgettable performances. Please [...]

3D Series MMC Power. Pride. Privilege.

Learn about how through LGBT history power came about, what it [...]

3D Series BBC Our Intersectionalities of PRIDE

A space for students to explore their identities and the [...]

Miami Pride Parade & Alumni Breakfast

Alumni breakfast at the Wolfsonian Museum before the Miami Pride [...]

National Day of Silence BBC

Day of Silence is an annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects [...]

National Day of Silence MMC

Day of Silence is an annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects [...]


At last: The right to marry

Cathy Pareto ’95, MBA ’06 and Karla Arguello ’03, MBA ’07 made headlines in January when they became the first […]

Outstanding Student Life Award winners announced

On Thursday, Apr. 2, the annual Outstanding Student Life Awards recognized three student organizations and 21 student leaders who serve […]

Walk, events shine light on suicide prevention

The parents of Alejandra Ares, freshman political science major, and her sister Adriana Ares Trespalacios, assistant director of the Graham Center, [&#823 [...]

More gender-neutral bathrooms planned for FIU

FIU is currently installing a gender-neutral bathroom in Graham Center and another will be added in Recreation Services’ Rec Center […]

Top 10 ways FIU supports LGBTQA students

Monday, Jan. 5, marked a historic day for lesbian and gay couples in South Florida. Miami-Dade County became the first place in […]

“Enough is Enough” to promote positive solutions to end bullying, violence and sexual assault

On Thursday, Oct. 23, FIU Civility Initiative and Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will be hosting its [...]

Marriage equality plaintiffs to speak at National Coming Out Day

On Friday, Oct. 10, LGBTQA Initiatives, part of Student Affairs’ Multicultural Programs and Services department, will celebrate National [...]

Artists explore identity at “Bend”

On a Thursday evening in late May, more than 100 people gathered to witness the opening of the 2nd annual […]

5 questions for the philanthropist: Patrick J. Russell

Retired FIU employee Patrick J. Russell recently made a $1 million planned gift to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer [...]

Million-dollar endowment to foster a culture of equal opportunity

Patrick J. Russell, a long-time member of the FIU family, has made a $1 million planned gift to support initiatives […]


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