International Student Pride

When it comes to sexual and gender orientations, identities, and expressions, students who identify with nationalities and cultures beyond the U.S. can have vastly different ways of exploring, navigating, and understanding their queer and questioning identities.

With this in mind, International Pride aims to:

  • Promote and maintain safety as students explore their queer and questioning identities, especially UW international students and students who might not be familiar with the U.S. context. In this context, safety is defined as mental, physical, cultural, legal, and medical safety.
  • Build community and connections around the intersection of students holding a) international backgrounds and b) queer and questioning identities.


Peer Space

Each quarter International Pride hosts a peer space that meets weekly, times vary depending on the quarter.

Informational Sessions (More information coming soon.)



We’re always looking for help on various projects and programs – if you’re interested in volunteering and supporting queer and questioning students with international backgrounds, feel free to contact us!


Crisis, legal, and mental health resources 

This Google spreadsheet contains hotlines and crisis support information from various countries and geographical regions, as well as general legal and mental health resources. This spreadsheet will be updated regularly

Resources for exploring your own queer identities

This Google spreadsheet contains resources related to gender and sexuality exploration, especially for people with international backgrounds.

This flyer contains actionable ideas for gender and sexuality exploration individually or with the company of friends and allies.

This flyer contains some advice and resources for balancing academic life with gender and sexuality exploration, including ways to navigate professional spaces and some potential scholarships.

Feel free to reach out and learn more about us!