Pride Alliance (PAL)
The UQ Pride Alliance is your connection to queer PALs at UQ!
We are a student club that runs events, campaigns, addresses discrimination, and keeps you up to date with LGBTIQA issues on campus, in Brisbane, in Australia and around the world.
Our club aims are:
- To provide a social group for LGBTIQA UQ students and allies;
- To promote inclusive attitudes and to educate the wider community on queer issues; and
- To engage in, and improve support for, queer students through advocacy, community liaison, and activism.
We will achieve these aims through social events, fundraisers, awareness campaigns, providing educational materials, liaising and cooperating with other queer and health organisations, and ensuring the involvement and representation of the needs of all queer groups through diversity in leadership.
Our executive team includes representatives from the full rainbow spectrum including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and asexual.
Take a look at our Facebook page and member group for upcoming events. The Scene Series includes adventures to venues in Brisbane’s queer scene such as The Beat, The Wickham, Sporties, Fluffies and one off club nights that pop up from time to time.
We also meet up at cafes and host stalls at fantastic events such as Brisbane Pride and International Lesbian Day.
We respond to current political events and advocate for positive changes for the queer community. See our Facebook page and website for campaigns for same sex adoption, to support the Safe Schools Program, to raise money for the Trans Prisoner Project, sexual health campaigns and more!
UQ Pride Alliance also celebrates important dates such as International Women’s Day, Trans Day of Visibility, Intersex Awareness Day, International Lesbian Day, Day of Silence to raise awareness for bullying in LGBT youth, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Harvey Milk Day, LGBT Pride Month, Stonewall Riots Anniversary, Celebrate Bisexuality Day, National Coming Out Day, Asexual Awareness Week, Intersex Solidarity Day, Trans Day of Remembrance, Ace Visibility Day, World AIDS Day, and Human Rights Day and Ally Week.
PAL is a UQ Union affiliated club