Peers for Pride Program: Confronting LGBTQIA+ Oppression

APPLY to join Peers for Pride 2020 – 2021 & facilitate workshops for a Thriving Queer Communities!

Program description:

Peers for Pride (PfP) is a peer facilitation program of the Gender and Sexuality Center. Students will take two courses during the academic year in partnership with the Gender for Women’s Gender Studies. Courses will count for a total of six hours of upper-division credit in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS), Social Work (S W), or Theatre and Dance (T D). Additionally, students will receive credit for Cultural Diversity in the United States, and Ethics course flag requirements. During the program, students build applied theatre, critical analysis, and facilitation skills as they build the workshop “What Do Thriving Queer Communities Look Like?” Students create message scenes and activating scenes in the workshop to share skills and build space for conversation and accountability across LGBTQIA+ communities and with supporters of LGBTQIA+ communities. The commitments of the workshops are to share skills related to thriving that is nonbinary, decolonial, trans feminist, accountable, intersectional, and loving. Students co-facilitate these workshops in classes, dorms, with student organizations, and in open workshops to build capacity of LGBTQIA+ communities and connected communities to be accountable to each other. Through their facilitation and reflection after workshop facilitation, students continue to build a knowledge of performance-based social justice facilitation in higher education and of intersectional LGBTQIA+ realities.


Want to learn more about the program, check out our website!


No Experience Required! 

  • Must take two (2) WGS/TD/SSW classes in 2020-2021
  • Must complete online application and be interviewed for the program
  • You will receive course flags in Cultural Diversity in the United States and Ethics and Leadership
  • Learn more about LGBTQIA+ activism & how it’s interconnected with racial, class, dis/ability and additional identities
  • Peers for Pride facilitators have the opportunity to fine-tune their facilitation skills and lead workshops across campus


Note: Participants are required to make a two (2) semester commitment to the program. Students will receive course flags in Cultural Diversity in the United States and Ethics and Leadership for completing the class. Interested students must complete an application and an interview.

Class Information: Class meets on Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm for both fall and Spring semesters. In the spring, students will learn about performance and rehearsal preparation.

To Apply: please fill out this online application and someone will contact you in 1-3 business day. There will be a 30 – 60 minutes informal interview to learn more about you and your learning goals that can be scheduled in-person, Skype, or conference call.

Application Deadline: For priority consideration, submit application by June 6th or prior to the first class of fall semester but there is no firm deadline.

To learn more about the program, contact the Gender & Sexuality Center or 512-232-1831.


Best regards,

Quỳnh-Hương N. Nguyễn, M. Ed.

Pronounce: (GwinHuh-ong) (Nu-When)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers & They/Them/Theirs


Assistant Director, Gender & Sexuality Center: Serving Women & LGBTQIA+ Communities

Division of Diversity & Community Engagement (DDCE)

The University of Texas at Austin

William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP) Suite 2.112

2201 Speedway Drive Austin, TX 78712-0175

Mail Code: A4400