Pride Alliance (formerly Lambda Alliance), first established in 1971 as the Committee on Gay Education (CGE), came into being in order to meet the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students. After a temporary hiatus of LGBT student groups after CGE disbanded in 1983, Athens Gay and Lesbian Association (AGLA) formed to meet community needs within 1990; AGLA later became the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Student Union in 1992. Lambda Alliance officially came into being as an official student organization in 1998 and within 2005 was renamed Lambda Alliance: UGA's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Asexual Student Organization.
Pride Alliance is a LGBTQA+ student-led organization open to all LGBTQIAPO+ students, allies, and advocates! The mission of Pride Alliance as a student organization is to support the student LGBTQA community at The University of Georgia through education, outreach, advocacy, inclusivity, community, and racial justice work. Pride Alliance strives to:
- Create a safe, secure, and supportive environment for the LGBTQA community by increasing social awareness of LGBTQA presence and concerns
- Promote acts of public service
- Monitor political issues relevant to the LGBTQA community and strive to create political change to serve the LGBTQA community
- Provide outlets for social interaction among Pride Alliance members and the LGBTQA community