The goals and purpose of this organization are as follows:

  • To provide a supportive, safe social setting for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexed, asexual (LGBTQQIA) persons and their straight friends and supporters, as well as any other interested parties recognized parties recognizing sexual diversity on the Southern Miss Gulf Coast campus.
  • To provide educational resources to the college and community regarding issues of gender and sexual diversity.
  • To provide a vehicle of social and political action in regards to issues of gender and sexual diversity on a local, state, national and international level.
  • To act as an ally to other organization dealing with issues pertinent to our own membership body.
  • To assist in programs that will benefit the entire gulf coast community.

Why join the Alliance?

Alliance for Equality logo

There are a number of benefits to joining the Alliance for Equality. Download this PDF Flyer for the details!

Smile for Equality

participants in the 2015 Smile for Equality event and photo

Make plans now to join the Alliance for Equality and the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Student Government Association each spring in staging a group photo in support of LGBT students. For more information, contact Dr. Douglas Bristol at

Fall Semester Safe Place Social Hour

The Alliance for Equality will host relaxed lunchtime gatherings called the Safe Place Social Hour this fall in the Lobby of Elizabeth Hall from 12:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. These gatherings will take place on the first Tuesday of each month. Those dates will be:

  • September 1
  • October 6
  • November 2
  • December 1

Download a [PDF] flyer with more details for the Safe Place Socials!