Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity

The CSGD has a small lending library of various LGBTQ titles
LGBT themed books in the Center
Students, staff and alumni participate in the annual Southern Maine Pride Parade
USM students, staff and alumni in front of the pride parade float
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
"You Are Loved" Sidewalk Chalk Campaign the week before National Coming Out Day
sidewalk brick with rainbow chalk

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 Allied (LGBTQA) communiy.

News & Events

Biphobia hurts us all
September 23rd is the International Day of Bisexual Visibility. Celebrate bisexuality, pansexuality, and non-monosexualities.
September 15 is LGBT Community Center Awareness Day picture of rainbow flags, center doorways and signs, and groups of happy people full of lgbt pride
Monday, September 15th is LGBT Center Awareness Day. Help me take a moment to raise awareness of the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity!

USM one of the Top 100 LGBT-Friendly Campuses

Advocate College Guide of LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities

USM is listed as one of the top 100 campuses for LGBTQA Students