Lambda Pride is the University of Maryland, College Park's official Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Ally (LGBTQIA) network. Our membership is open to all alumni and friends—including current students, faculty, staff, and families of students. Founded in 1998, Lambda Pride exists to connect alumni to one another, and to support learning and success of LGBTQIA students at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Upcoming Events

Voices of Social Change Speaker Series Presents Judy Shepard
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union
5:00 pm - Alumni Reception. Register here for this free reception with Judy Shepard in the Stamp Student Union, Prince George's Room
6:00 pm - Address by Judy Shepard in the Stamp Student Union, Atrium.

Lambda Pride is a proud co-sponsor of this event to bring Judy Shepard to campus. You can help support bringing Mrs. Shepard to campus by making an online donation. The funds raised through this campaign would provide an opportunity for Lambda Pride to partner with the Pride Alliance student organization, introducing current LGBTQIA students to Lambda Pride, the University of Maryland’s official LGBTQIA alumni network. This fellowship would help to foster meaningful connections, forge lasting bonds between current LGBTQIA students and alumni at Maryland, and establish stronger alumni engagement opportunities among the Lambda Pride alumni network. In addition your contribution can help strengthen ties among current LGBTQIA students by providing them a forum to share their stories as the successors and "heirs" to Matthew Shepard's legacy and lesson.

Night Out and Drag Bingo at Nellie's
Co-sponsored by American University Pride Alliance
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Drag Bingo Starts at 7:00 pm)
900 U Street. NW. Washington, DC
Register Here. No cost to attend!

Lambda Pride and American University's Pride Alliance are partnering on a joint night out at Nellie's Sports Bar! Come out and enjoy the spring weather, drag bingo, and mixing and mingling with other Terrapin and AU alumni and friends. You'll be joined by our amateur Terrapin drag queens as they assist bingo hostess, Ba'Naka, with the evening's games. This event will also be our official launch for Maryland at the 2015 Capital Pride Festival; donations will be collected to support our participation in it. Expect plenty of Terrapin giveaways and a great time!

Connect with Us

We welcome new members and invite alumni to join and get involved today!

Get Involved

The Lambda Pride leadership team is growing and needs you! Are you interested in strengthening your connection to the University by being a core member of Lambda Pride's future? Consider joining our leadership team. We're in need of proud LGBTQIA Terp alums for the following volunteer roles:
  • Vice President-Educational Programs
  • Vice President-Social Programs

Please contact Joey DeSanto Jones if you are interested in learning more about joining the leadership team and volunteering with our network.

Past Events

Lambda Pride experienced a productive, fun, and busy year in 2013/2014 in which we co-hosted several events with our partners in the LGBT Staff & Faculty Association. You can read about our activities in the UMD Pride Report for 2014.

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