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Student Organizations

Tulane University has many active LGBTQ+ and feminist student groups.  The following under/graduate student organizations focus on gender- and sexuality-related social, health, spiritual, political, intellectual, and cultural matters.  If you have a gender- and/or sexuality-related student group that you would like start and/or have listed here, please e-mail ogsd@tulane.edu.  We would like to include you in our events and offer our services and programs to your members. 

Gender & Sexuality Advisory Council (GSAC)

The Gender and Sexuality Advisory Council (GSAC) is a coalition of LGBTQ+, feminist and other organizations that focus on gender- and sexuality-related issues at Tulane University. GSAC meets throughout the semester to foster collaborations between gender- and sexuality-based organizations. GSAC also functions to inform the director of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD) and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) of the needs, problems, and issues currently facing students. Though GSAC primarily serves as a hub for organizations, all undergraduate, graduate and professional students across the University may participate upon request. Email ogsd@tulane.edu for more information or to learn how to serve as a representative, even as a first-year student.

Queer Student Alliance (QSA)

Founded in 1972, the Queer Student Alliance (QSA) is the oldest, continuously-operating LGBTQ+ organization in the state of Louisiana. (The organization has been run under the names Gay, GALA, BiGALA, and most recently, MOSAIC.)  We are an alliance that embraces the similarities and differences of all people: gay, lesbian, straight, a/pan/bi/poly/sexual, and transgender. As a group, we seek to promote awareness, tolerance, equality, and compassion in order to cultivate a healthy environment for all individuals at Tulane.  We provide an open forum for discussion in a safe, nurturing environment, and facilitate fun and enriching social activities for all Tulane students.  Whether you identify as gay, straight, trans, lesbian, GNC, or anything at all, know that you are always welcome to come to our meetings. Join the QSA Orgsync page for updates. 

Gender Exploration Society (GES)

The Gender Exploration Society (GES) is a club that seeks to make a safer space for transgender and gender non-conforming people who attend Tulane and Loyola. We also like to help teach our friends, allies, and trans* siblings everything we know about gender, sexuality, and the intersections of identity. GES aims to be a safe, diverse, and welcoming organization, void of racism, sexism, misogyny, and other forms of bias. Join the GES Orgsync page for updates.

Black Queer Collective (BQC)

BQC centers on the experiences of Black students who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community at Loyola and Tulane University of New Orleans. To connect with BQC on instagram and follow BQC @blackqueercollective

Tulane Medical School Pride Alliance (MSPA)

Tulane Medical School Pride Alliance (MSPA) is an organization of the Tulane University School of Medicine. We are dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues within the medical school and New Orleans, as well as the national healthcare and public health needs of the LGBTQ+ community.  You can also follow MSPA on instagram @mspa_tulane. 

Tulane OUTLaw

Tulane OUTLaw (formerly Lambda Law Alliance) is a student organization committed to fostering LGBTQ+ personal and professional relationships. Throughout the year we host a variety of social events including happy hours, game nights, and study halls. In the upcoming years, we hope to strengthen our connection with New Orleans LGBTQ+ attorneys and non-profits. Our overall goal is to create a more empowering law school environment for queer and trans students. OUTLaw is always open to partnering with organizations that align with our interests, please reach out with any questions or suggestions.

President: Katie Lerer 
klerer@tulane.edu 

Vice President: Ellen Short 
eshort1@tulane.edu