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The Allies Program seeks to empower administrators, faculty, staff and students to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for GLBTQ+ members of our campus and community. By providing support, resources, and educational programs, Allies help GLBTQ+ students find their place and remain a vital part of UTSA.

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Who is an ALLY?

Allies are faculty, staff, and students at UTSA who provide a supportive and welcoming environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ+) students. Members of the Allies Program at UTSA may post a placard or wear a lapel pin with the Allies logo to identify themselves.

Each Ally has attended a training session prior to becoming part of the Allies Program at UTSA so that they may become familiar with the benefits and responsibilities of being an Ally.

How do I become an ALLY?

Register for Ally training.  Becoming An Ally (SD 310); or Advanced Ally Training (SD 425).  Please note that SD 310 is a required prerequisite to SD 425.

Faculty/Staff: TBA

Students: Learn to be a support and a resource for yourself or peers who identify as LGBTQ+.


Find various resources here at UTSA, in our community, in the State and also nationally.

Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion

The Center is a space for all members of the university community to explore issues relating to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity,politics and volunteerism. Let the Center be your home away from home. We encourage you to visit and connect with members of our community.
UC 2.01.04, P:210-458-4770

Counseling Services

UTSA Counseling Services provides a confidential atmosphere where students may discuss concerns with highly skilled counselors in individual or group sessions. Relationship and couples counseling is also offered:Main Campus, RWC 1.810, Phone: (210) 458-4140
Downtown Campus, BV 1.308, Phone: (210) 458-2930

Spectrum Student Organization

UTSA Student Organization with the purpose of supporting the GLBT community at UTSA in the San Antonio community.

San Antonio Resources

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays SA Chapter
A national organization with over 500 affiliated chapters across the United States.P.O. Box 33191,San Antonio, Texas 78265-3191
P: 210-655-2383, Email:

QSan Antonio

QSan Antonio provides links to stories of interest in the local area, in Texas, the nation and the world.

San Antonio Current

The Current is a weekly publication with edgy reporting and a definitive role as local entertainment source.


Metropolitan Community Church – The Rainbow Cathedral

Community participation, relief ministries, Sunday school. 611 East Myrtle, San Antonio, Texas 78212, Phone: (210) 472-3597

Spirit of Peace Church - United Church of Christ
Liberal theology, open to all. 7150 Interstate 10 West and Loop 410
Phone: (210) 403-9084

National Resources

Advocates for Youth

Education, lobbying, outreach.1025 Vermont Ave, NW - Suite 200 Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 347-5700

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Gay and straight teachers, parents, studetns and concerned citizens from all walks of life organized to end the destructive effects of anti-gay bias in schools across the country. 121 West 27th Street, Suite 804, New York, NY 10001, Phone: (212) 727-0135, Email:

Gender Education and Advocacy

Information, advocacy, and education concerning the freeing of gender roles in society.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Education, lobbying, outreach. 1101 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20005, Phone: (202) 628-4160, Email:

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

Provides legal representation in precedent-setting cases and legal education on issues of same-sex orientations. 8700 Market Street - Suite 570, San Francisco, CA 94102, Phone: (415) 392-6257
Youth Line: (800) 528-6257,Email:

Matthews Place

The life and death of Matthew Shepard changed the way we talk about and deal with hate in the United States. For the past eight years, the legacy of this remarkable young man's life has challenged and inspired millions of individuals to erase hate in all forms. Although his life was short, it continues to have a great impact on both young and old alike.


Out in San Antonio

An inclusive website that discusses pop culture, entertainment and news regarding the GLBT community in San Antonio.

SA Religious Resources

Dignity - San Antonio
A light to the GLBT community since 1976. Phone: (210) 340-2230

National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Community Centers

Association of (LGBT) Community. Centers are engines organizing and liberation, and are crucial to the health and strength of LGBT.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Center dedicated to achieving civil rights through a program of litigation. 611 East Myrtle SA, Texas 78212, P: (210) 472-3597

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)

An organization that supports grassroots organizing national advocacy. 2320 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009-2702, Phone: (202) 332-6483472-3597 Email:

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)

A national organization with over 500 affiliated chapters across the United States.1726 M Street, NW - Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 467-8180, Email:

Additional Organizations and Resources:

University and Educational Resources