University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Peers for Pride

Print“Peers for Pride (PfP)” is a peer facilitation program offered through the year for academic credit. Participants 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 write monologues, perform them in workshops, and answer questions from the audience as their monologue characters.

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, Shane Whalley, LMSW. For more information, contact Shane: swhalley@austin.utexas.edu.

There is no firm deadline for PFP applications. Applications are accepted until the class is full.

• Peers For Pride brochure
• Peers For Pride application