PRIDE (Psychological Recognizing Intersectionality, Diversity, and Equity) is committed to promoting a welcoming climate for students with minoritized identities, with a focus on sexual/affectional (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, asexual) and gender (e.g., transgender, Two-Spirit, non-binary, genderqueer, intersex, agender) identities, and non-minoritized students who are interested in working together to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the LGBTQ+ population. Through an inclusive lens that considers intersecting identities and systems of oppression, PRIDE strives to enhance training and research in LGBTQ+ counseling and psychotherapy to promote health equity. Formerly known as Psychological Readiness Integrating Sexual Minorities (PRISM) and the Gay-Straight Student Alliance (GSSA). As part of its mission PRIDE seeks to:
Consistent with its mission, PRIDE has also become active in various community service venues. For example, PRIDE was a co-sponsor and members served as volunteers at the SunServe Social Services Center. This organization holds an annual GLBT family conference entitled "Valuing Our Families." PRIDE members have also volunteered their time at the Poverello Center (a local HIV/AIDS community based food bank and thrift store) and at the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC).
PRIDE encourages everyone to attend its meetings.
|Executive Board 2023-2024|
|Vice President||Chris Rivera-Jinez|
|Public Relations||Emily Joseph|
|Research Chair||Benjamin Shepherd|
|Faculty Advisor(s)||Dr. Timothy Moragne|