In the fall of 1970, UB's undergraduates started the university's first student organization for gay students, the Gay Liberation Front (GLF)
The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) was both a social and political organization for gay men at UB. In 1980 the organization changed its name to be more inclusive to the other members of the community and became the Gay People’s Alliance. In time the name changed, finally landing upon the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Alliance (LGBA). UB’s graduate students were also represented through OUTLaw (law students) and the now inactive group Graduate Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GGALA).
The central focus of each of these groups are to provide a safe space for students to socialize, work together to fight homophobia on and off campus, hold educational events and conferences, and celebrate their community.