About Us

whywefightWelcome to AU Queers and Allies! We are American University’s premiere LGBTQ pride group.  We strive to defend and protect the rights and interests of our members and the American University lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community and allies as a whole.  Queers and Allies is primarily made up of six communities which aim to represent different groups and individuals within the Queers and Allies community at large:

  • Queer People of Color
  • Queer and Progressive Men
  • Queer Women’s Advocacy Community
  • Bi/Pan/Fluid/Ace Community
  • Trans* Advocacy Project
  • Allies Initiative

These communities reach out to members of Queers and Allies in order to build a safe space for those who identity with the respective community. The communities hold social outings and events in order to build relationships and foster discussion. To become a member all you have to do is sign up for our listserv using the form below:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. If you have any questions,  email us at info@auqueersandallies.org.

For general questions about all things Q&A, please email us at: info@auqueersandallies.org.

For outreach to cabinet members or community coordinators, see the list below.


  • Lex Loro, Executive Director: lex@auqueersandallies.org
  • Derek Siegel, Deputy Director: derek@auqueersandallies.org
  • Emmett Patterson, Secretary: emmett@auqueersandallies.org
  • Lucy Shepherd, Treasurer: lucy@auqueersandallies.org

Community Coordinators

  • Queer People of Color: qpoc@auqueersandallies.org
  • Trans Advocacy Project: tap@auqueersandallies.org
  • Queer and Progressive Men: qpm@auqueersandallies.org
  • Queer Women’s Advocacy Committee: qwac@auqueersandallies.org
  • Bi/Pan/Fluid/Ace Community: pfab@auqueersandallies.org
  • Allies Initiative: allies@auqueersandallies.org