Alliance Meetings

Note: All meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month, Noon-1:00 pm, unless otherwise indicated.


Next Meeting:

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, Noon-1:00 pm.

808 South Bistro in the DoubleTree Hotel, on the SW corner of University Blvd. and 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35294

All UAB Employees and Retirees are welcome.

If you don't see us, please ask for the Alliance at the front desk.

Free parking is available to restaurant patrons in the DoubleTree's parking deck next to the hotel on 20th Street.

For further information, please Contact us.

Welcome to The Alliance for LGBTQ Equality at UAB

Where we are making our voices known.
Wouldn't you like to join in at our next meeting?


What is The Alliance?

The Alliance is an employee-resource group of The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the UAB Health System (UABHS), the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF), and the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. It exists to provide advocacy, support, and networking for faculty and staff members of UAB's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allies (LGBTQA) community. Membership is open to all. . . MORE


Our hearts and thoughts are with those affected by the Orlando tragedy

June 13, 2016

UAB has resources available for those who might be struggling with what happened: UAB Student Counseling and UAB Employee Counseling

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Alliance Scholarship

We are now accepting applications for one $1000 award. The deadline for submission of all application materials is May 15th, 2016. Click HERE for more information.


Reception in honor of Calvin Colvin, the recepient of the 2016 Alliance Scholarship.

January 14, 2016

Kevin Colvin receives the 2016 Alliance Scholarship during the Reception ceremony.Calvin Colvin receives the 2016 Alliance Scholarship during the reception ceremony.

The Alliance for LGBTQ Equality at UAB is pleased to announce that UAB junior Calvin Colvin is the Spring 2016 recipient of its scholarship award. Calvin who was awarded $1,000, is the sixth recipient of this scholarship, which has been granting awards since 2011. On January 12th 2016, Mr. Colvin received the Alliance Scholarship in recognition for his valuable contribution to the LGBT community. Dr. Watts was present during the reception, acknowledging the importance of this award.

 Calvin was the first student to apply for this scholarship with a perfect 4.0 GPA, has made the President’s List, and is in the Experiential Learning Scholars Program. Calvin has been actively involved with the Gender and Sexuality Union (GSU), UAB’s LGBTQ student organization, holding multiple positions and playing an integral role in the restructuring of the organization.


Calvin has also been very actively involved with UAB’s SafeZone Peer Educator Program, currently serves as the Lead Peer Educator for SafeZone, and has rewritten much of the SafeZone curriculum. Thanks to his efforts, the average number of participants in SafeZone Peer Educator trainings has skyrocketed.

Ultimately, Calvin, a Sociology major, plans to earn a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and plans to investigate how the social standing of people from marginalized groups impacts their health and to find information that can be useful in combating health disparities.


UAB celebrates 2015 LGBT History Month

October 2, 2015

Like every year, UAB has organized a series of events to celebrate the LGBT community this month. Click HERE to get a flyer with more detailed information on the events.


State & Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep South

May 13, 2014

State & Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep SouthState & Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep SouthUAB employees, present and former, have participated in producing a feature length documentary following the lives of several lesbian families in Alabama, telling their stories of pain, perseverance, strength and humor.

View the trailer and learn how you can help.