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Queer Student Alliance (QSA) Records

Identifier: U402


Collection contains the records of the Queer Student Alliance at University of Denver and its earlier iterations, DUGLA (Gay Lesbian Alliance) from 1982-1991, DULGBA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Alliance) from 1992-1996 and DU Pride from at least 2003-2004. Collection also contains one foldered item for the LGBLSA (Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Law Student Association) for 1997.


  • 1982-2010

Biographical / Historical

In 1981, DU student Ronald Payne founded the Gay and Lesbian Student Support Group (GLSSG) after visiting Dartmouth and learning they had a similar group on that campus.Though the GLB group did not initially receive the necessary two-thirds vote from the DU Student Senate for official group recognition, they were approved in 1982 after re-applying as a service organization. In 1987, the name changed to the DU Gay and Lesbian Alliance (DUGLA).

Between 1991 and 1996, the group was very active and held yearly events around National Coming Out Day/Week/Month. In 1996, the group attempted to organized the 3rd annual conference for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Student Leadership but it was canceled due to low registration.

In 1992, the group changed its name to the Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Alliance (LGBA). By 2003 (at latest), the group’s name had changed to DU Pride. By 2006 (at latest), the group became the Queer Student Alliance, which is still the name of this active organization as of 2023.


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Scope and Contents

Includes records for each group iteration and folders for National Coming Out Day/Week/Month, other events/programs, correspondence, constitutions, licensing information and more.


Records are arranged chronologically by organization name (DUGLA, LGBA, Pride, QSA) and then alphabetically by type of record (Constitution - Programs).

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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