GSS Resources

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Articles & Books

The list below contains serveral articles and books written by, or in conjunction with, University of Miami Gender and Sexuality Studies affiliated faculty.

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Student Organizations

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  • SpectrUM

    SpectrUM is the University of Miami's undergratuade lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally organization. Its purpose is to foster pride through education, awareness, advocacy, social events and to support all members of the LGBTQ community and their allies. 




  • GradOUT

    GradOUT creates an inclusive space for graduate students on campus, providing educational and social opportunities for LGBTQ+ graduate students and allies. GradOUT also advocates for the concerns and needs of LBGTQ+ graduate students as they arise.



  • MedicOUT

    MedicOUT aims to create a more supportive environment for LGBTQ individuals on the medical campus and in the medical community, raise awareness of LGBTQ health issues, advocate for the rights of LGBTQ patients, and work with the administration to change the curriculum so that it accurately reflects the health needs of the LGBTQ population. MedicOUT welcomes and encourages involvement from allies.



  • oSTEM

    oSTEM stands for "Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics." It is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQ communities in the STEM fields. The University of Miami is home to its own oSTEM chapter.



  • OUTLaw

    OUTLaw seeks to advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community at the University of Miami School of Law and to educate the law school community. OUTLaw sponsors social, educational, politcal, and cultural events throughout the academic year.



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  • IBIS Ally Network

    IBIS = I Believe In Solidarity

    The University of Miami's IBIS Ally Network raises awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity of issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community on our campuses. IBIS Allies are faculty and staff who are trained to be an integral part of the network dedicated to supporting our LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of their own sexual orientation or gender identity.

    To learn more about the IBIS Ally Network please visit the IBIS Ally Student Resources webpage.

  • Kristi House

    Kristi House is dedicated to eradicating child abuse and child sex trafficking - working nationally on solutions, and locally to heal child-victims. Kristi House operates the only Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

  • Lotus House

    Lotus House is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth, and children. We provide sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to heal, learn, grow, and blossom into who they are truly meant to be. 

    Click here to learn how you can volunteer with Lotus House.

  • Women's & LGBTQ Community Organizations

    Volunteering can be a painless way to give back to the community, especially if you do it with your family or a group of friends. There are many excellent resources to help you find the best charity match for you. Our favorites include:

    Use the search terms "women's," "LGBT," and "gay" when browsing the websites mentioned above.


  • Sparked

    Sparked is a great way to volunteer online in your spare time by helping nonprofits meet challenges that they face, based on your interests and skills. This could mean everything from basic graphic design to research to copywriting.


  • Create A Blog or Tumblr

    Turn what you’ve learned about Gender and Sexuality issues into public projects. It helps coalesce what you’ve learned and brings public attention to important issues in these areas. 

  • Organize A Community Event

    Think about what type of project you, or we (as a program), might do to bring the lessons we learn about gender and sexuality issues out of the classroom and into the community.

  • Write To Your Senators and Your Local and State Representatives

    Find your senator:

    You may call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request. Speak out for women's and LGBTQ rights.