LGBTQ ’Canes

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The LGBTQ ’Canes is a group for LGBTQ and allied alumni of the University of Miami to reminisce about shared experiences at the U, talk about issues that affect the LGBTQ community, network with fellow alumni regionally, and celebrate being ’Canes!

Join us for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2018!  

LGBTQ Leadership

The LGBTQ 'Canes need your support! We are currently looking for active members and to expand the leadership! Join LGBTQ ’Canes by filling out this form or by downloading the UM Alumni App and joining the online community.

Alumni Relations Liaison

Dorean Gordon Williams
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement, Alumni Relations

Check us out on social media and follow #LGBTQCanes:

Facebook: LGBTQ ’Canes
Twitter: @LGBTQCanes

About the Group

Who can join?
All LGBTQ and allied UM alumni are welcome! 

How do I join?
Simply fill out this form and/or download the UM Alumni App and submit the request to join the online community under the "Affinity Groups" tile.

Why should I join?
In addition to existing alumni benefits and services, members will be kept informed of opportunities to connect and engage with fellow LGBTQ and allied alumni and assist with initiatives designed to enhance the experience of LGBTQ students at the U!

Is there a cost?
No. Members are encouraged to further the University's mission through annual giving, but your UM Alumni Association membership is non-dues based, and your affiliation with the LGBTQ ’Canes is lifelong! #CaneforLife

Learn about Trans Trend Miami, our transgender support group!


LGBTQ Lavender Celebration

The annual tradition honoring graduating LGBTQ and ally students continues to grow, this year introducing new student awards and a message from keynote speaker Xavier Cortada, A.B. '86, J.D. '91, M.P.A. '91. The three-time UM alumnus and renowned artist described the “blank canvas” upon which the graduates will be painting the story of their lives. Read More

BIG WIN! Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018

The University of Miami's float for the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade recently won a best entry prize for this year's parade! This year, approximately 90 students, faculty, staff, and alumni joined us at the 10th annual Miami Beach Pride Parade on Sunday, April 8th. We had a great amount of love and support from the South Florida community as we marched with Sebastian and our turnover chain-themed shirts specially designed for the pride parade! A special thank you to everyone who attended and supported us for this magical event.

University News 

LGBTQ Pride Press

UM Earns 4-Star LGBTQ Rating for Campus Inclusivity 

University Reaffirms Support of Transgender Community


For more campus groups and resources, visit LGBTQ Student Center or contact us at 305-284-2872.