Mission of the Alliance

Espousing the Jesuit educational priorities of the service of faith, the promotion of justice, the care of the whole person, and the effective compassion for those in need, the Alliance affirms that all of our students, regardless of sexual orientation, deserve to develop their full potential in a safe and accepting climate.

The sensitive and complex issue of sexual orientation can generate strong emotional responses. Some adolescents experience an intensely painful struggle to understand their own sexuality. Many feel isolated and alienated, while others experience homophobic treatment and attitudes from their peers.

The Alliance fosters open and honest discussion about the diverse issues surrounding sexual orientation and sexual minorities within the teaching of the Catholic Church and the educational mission of the University. The Alliance works to effect an environment where homophobia and hatred are replaced by mutual understanding and respect, acceptance and inclusiveness.
Gay / Straight Alliance (GSA)

GSA is an officially recognized student organization that provides a safe place for students of all sexual orientations to meet, learn from one another, challenge and engage one another, teach one another, and promote awareness and support, within the mission of the University and the tradition of the Catholic Church.


October 2010 event:

The SJU Alliance,
the Office of Mission & Identity,
and the Gay/Straight Alliance proudly present:

Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J.

Director of University Ministries
at the University of San Francisco

Who is My Neighbor?
LGBTQ Ministry at Your Doorstep

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

7:30 PM
Campion Banquet Hall

Nota catapúltica

En la foto, el disertante durante una marcha del Puti-Orgullo ,abrazado a uno de los abanderados del aquelarre.


Unity Week
October 31 – November 5, 2010

  • Opening Liturgy: Eucharistic Celebration of Unity, Celebrated by Tom Brennan, S.J.
  • Shawn & Gwenn: a Boy, a Girl and a Virus
    A married, heterosexual couple talks about living with
    the AIDS virus.
  • Coming Out on the Gridiron: an NCAA College Football Captain’s Story
    Brian Sims, former football captain at Bloomsburg University
  • Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus – Brotherly Love
    A lively performance by this award-winning ensemble.
  • LGBTQ, Catholic and You?
    Shiva Subbaraman, Director, LGBTQ Center at Georgetown University

9th Annual Speak Out! Share your experience as a friend, an ally, or a GLBT person, or just come to listen.


College of Arts & Sciences

Gender Studies Program

Nota catapúltica

Sobre el marimacho Subbaraman ver www.catapulta.com.ar/?p=2645

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