Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services


The University of Alberta has a vibrant, and storied history of supporting LGBTQ2S+ allied students, faculty, and staff, both on campus and beyond. In 1975, UAlberta students created GATE (Gay Alliance towards Equality), one of the first gay-affirming campus organizations in Canada! GATE later evolved into the Gay-Lesbian Community Centre of Edmonton, the city's first advocacy and support centre for LGBTQ2S+ people. Other organizations and events on campus whose mandates support queer folks include: Inside/OUT, OUTreach, and APIRG amoung many others

To learn more about the Queer History's of Edmonton and the University of Alberta: