Join UTSA in honoring LGBTQIA+ History Month October 1st-31st. LGBTQIA+ history month recognizes the history and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual and Queer people. In 1994, high school teachers advocated for a month dedicated to honoring and celebrating LGBTQIA+ history to help bring awareness to and celebration of the many contributions and voices of the LGBTQIA+ community. UTSA is hosting a variety of events during the month to showcase and honor the rich history and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. Please join us in celebrating and learning this October 2022.

Get Involved

My LGBTQIA+ Story - Follow @UTSA_MSCEJ on social media to hear stories from members of the LGBTQIA+ community at UTSA in honor of National Coming Out Day and LGBTQIA+ History Month.

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Pride Faculty and Staff Association Student Mentorship

Apply at PrideFSA.org/mentorship  

Pride FSA is excited to announce our Student Mentorship Program! We have 16 mentors, consisting of UTSA faculty and staff, all specializing in different areas of interest. Some of these areas include being LGBTQIA+ in the workplace, leadership, public speaking, coming out, travel, academic success, professional development, and more!


Date Event Event Link
Wednesday, October 5 - 6:00-7:30 pm Coming Out in an Interview - Online Attend the Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 11 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm National Coming Out Day - Rowdy Statue Celebrate National Coming Out Day
Tuesday, October 25 - 4:00-5:30 pm LGBTQIA+ History Month Keynote Lecture Attend the Keynote Lecture
Friday, October 28 - 7:00-11:00 pm Gayla hosted by Prism and MSCEJ Dance the Night Away at Gayla

2022 Keynote Speaker

LGBTQIA+ Month Keynote Speaker - Greg Casillas

Creating a SAFE Space and How Language Supports Engagement

Greg Casillas, from Thrive Youth Center, will be the LGBTQIA+ History Month Speaker on Tuesday, October 25 at 4:30 pm in the Student Union Willow Room (SU 2.02.12). The goal of this chat w to assist individuals, in whatever role they may have, to reflect on their current interactions and programs, and assess whether a SAFE environment exists in their space. The chat may also help staff and faculty identify ways to make their programs more inclusive to all, including adding images like the LGBTQ+ flag to flyers/websites and posters throughout offices. This chat will identify how previous lived experiences impact LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty. Identify ways supportive language can be added or changed to encourage inclusiveness and things to avoid saying while identifying alternative ways to communicate. 

Special thanks to the following groups for coming together to host this keynote event: PRIDE FSA, Inclusive Excellence, Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice, PRISM, and The Queerspiracy. 


Nominate a Student

Outstanding LGBTQIA+ Leader Award

The Outstanding LGBTQIA+ Student Leadership award will honor a UTSA student who has shown strong leadership skills and service to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Application Closes: October 17, 2022 - 8:00am

Students can self-nominate or be nominated. The Award will be presented at the end of LGBTQIA+ History Month (October 2022).

Donate to Programming and Scholarship Efforts

Multicultural Programming

Contribute to Multicultural Student Center for Equity & Justice (MSCEJ) programming efforts by making a donation to Multicultural Programming


GLBTQ Scholarship

Provided students them the opportunity to focus on academics and celebrate their connection to the GLBTQ community by donating to the GLBTQ Scholarship.