Support groups are meant to create smaller communities within ALLIES. The groups vary in atmosphere and activities, but all provide help on their topic and a fun and safe social environment. Most support groups meet weekly in SoHo (CUC 335). SoHo will be closed to the public during support group meetings. If you are interested in joining a support group, please fill out this form.
Questions? Contact our support chair!
List of Support Groups
Asexual & Aromantic Support Group
This is a safe space for people who experience little to no sexual and/or romantic attraction. Questioning people are welcome. We provide a supportive space for people to share their experiences and build a better understanding of themselves. Join us and make friends with people like you!
Contact: Amber Griffith (she/her)
Mailing List: acearo-sg
Queer People of Color Support Group (QPOC)
A space on campus for QPOC to talk about shared and differing experiences and issues, make friends within the community, and help each other out in general.
Mailing List: prism-poc
Queer Men's Support Group
A social/support group for people who identify as male or masculine-leaning.
Contact: Ranjan Mahanth (he/him)
Mailing List: prism-qmsg
Queer Women's Society (QUESKA)
Queer Women's Support Group (QUESKA for short) is a support group for women who identify as non-straight to hang out, have a great time, and do fun themed events together! Seeing as there exist very few women only queer spaces in Pittsburgh in general, this group is a space for us to share our experiences and connect. Meetings will be bi weekly, and are hosted mostly off campus to give us a chance to get out and explore Pittsburgh.
Contact: Sommer Schneller (she/her)
Mailing List: prism-qwsg
Trans/NB Support Group (Gender Squad)
This is the support group for people who identify as transgender/non-binary, or are questioning. Make friends, vent about gender stuff, and connect with other people in the community who can better understand and share your experiences.
Mailing List: prism-trans
Graduate Student Support Group (CMQ+)
This is a casual biweekly meeting open to all for anyone interested in getting to know other members of the community. We set this hour aside once a week to touch base and take a break from work. Stop by, play a game, color, vent about your day, or tell us more about you.
Mailing List: allies-grad
Dungeons and Dragons
Join us for Dungeons & Dragons! We do weekly one-shots for all levels of experience; new players are welcome anytime.
Contact: Vic Naumov (he/him)
Discord: contact Vic or come to SoHo for an invite!
Mental Health Support Group
A small supportive and safe LGBTQ+ space for those who struggle with mental health to relax and relate.
Contact: Aatikah Muhammad (she/her)
Groups on Hiatus
Muscle Support Group is on hiatus. When in session, come exercise with us in a friendly and supportive environment!
Questioning Support Group is on hiatus. In the meantime, feel free to drop in during open hours to talk to someone in a confidential space!