Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity

The CSGD has a small lending library of various LGBTQ titles
LGBT themed books in the Center
Being a queer student at USM, I have a lot more to think about than just classes
Cartoon image of queer student with dialogue bubble
Created by USM alumnus, Chris Gillespie '12, this banner sends an important message to the LGBTQA community: You Are Not Alone
You Are Not Alone Banner with hands making a heart shape
The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity welcomes all members of the USM community and celebrates our diverse identities!
"You Are Loved" Sidewalk Chalk Campaign the week before National Coming Out Day
sidewalk brick with rainbow chalk
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The University of Southern Maine's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity seeks to ensure a university environment that is positive, safe and supportive for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities, in particular members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTQA+) communiy.  We welcome the involvement of active allies in this work.

News & Events

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare happily lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He will speak in Portland, Maine on January 27 and 28, 2016
Pride buttons
We get to greet old friends, meet lots of new students, and focus our energy on building a supportive, welcoming, and celebratory community.

"Partner for Equality"

2015 Partner for Equality Award

USM's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity was named Equality Maine's 2015 Partner for Equality - an award given during their annual Awards Gala in March.