Peers for Pride

Print“Peers for Pride (PfP)” is a peer facilitation program of the Gender & Sexuality Center. Participants take two classes for academic credit in partnership with the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies. In these classes, students learn theater techniques and facilitation skills that enable them to conduct workshops that explore the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people. The facilitators develop activating scenes, build workshops around these scenes, and facilitate these workshops across campus in dorms, with student organizations, in classes, and in open workshops.

Members of the “Peers for Pride” program are required to take one class in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. During the fall semester course, “Confronting LGBTQ Oppression: Exploring the Issues and Learning the Skills to Communicate Them,” students learn basic facilitation skills while taking an in-depth look at some issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals. During the spring semester course, “Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQ Oppression: Peers for Pride in Action,” peer facilitators have the opportunity to fine-tune their facilitation skills and lead workshops across campus. Participants are required to make a two-semester commitment to the program. Interested students must complete an application and an interview with the program’s director and course instructor, Dr. Kristen Hogan. For more information, contact

Apply now for 2016-17! (Applications before the end of the spring semester are encouraged, but there is no firm deadline for PFP applications. Applications are accepted until the class is full.)

To request a Peers for Pride training for your student group, class, or department fill out this request form.

The Peers for Pride Program has received generous support from the Jay Hollyfield Foundation and the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies.