LGBTQQ Support

RISD offers a welcoming environment for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Members of RISD’s LGBTQQ community get together regularly through a number of student groups and organizations—including RISD Feminists, SHARE (Sexual Health and Relationship Educators) and the Queer Student Association (QSA)—providing programming, education, social activities and support. 

RISD’s office of Intercultural Student Engagement also provides resources and support for LGBTQQ students. Feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life or Student Affairs with any questions or concerns. 

Local Resources

Youth Pride, Inc.
Youth Pride provides support, advocacy, and education for youth and young adults throughout Rhode Island who are impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

LGBTQ Resource Center at Brown University

The University of Rhode Island Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Center

RI Commission for Human Rights

National Resources

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

RAINN Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network  

Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples

Providence's riverfront park offers a great setting for drawing and sketching, just across from RISD's Mandle Center for
Living and Learning.