LGBTQIA+ Community

At Oakland Mills High School, we embrace the joy of diversity within our cOMmunity. We support our LGBTQIA+ Scorpions and strive to support and enrich their time at OM. We are committed to providing an educational and social environment that affirms and promotes an inclusive, equitable space that values diversity.

LGBTQIA+ Announcements and News:

Week of PRIDE will be June 6-13th. - Registration is open at the HCPSS Pride website: 

There will be events for all of HCPSS and OMHS Events:

  • Monday June 6th:
    • Busboys & Poets event sponsored by CARY - HCPSS Event
  • Tuesday June 7th:
    • Read the Rainbow - HCPSS Event
    • Shake Shack fundraiser at The Mall in Columbia, supports Read the Rainbow - HCPSS Event
  • Wednesday June 8th:
    • Family Hikes with Howard County Conservancy - HCPSS event
  • Thursday June 9th:
    • Main Event fundraiser for the 2023 HCPSS Rainbow Conference - HCPSS event
  • Friday June 10th:
    • Movie Night - HCPSS Event
      • The Mitchells vs The Machines @ OMHS 
      • The Half of It @ LRHS 
  • Saturday June 11th:
    • Join us for a community clean-up at Centennial Park from 9am-12pm. Students can earn service hours at this event - HCPSS event

​LGBT Studies Course - Pilot happening in 2022-23 SY at WLHS!

An elective LGBT studies course has come through and will be piloted at two HCPSS High Schools for the 2022-23 school year (Hammond & Wilde Lake) and will be available at all High Schools for the 2023-24 school year. 

HCPSS has in place comprehensive supports across all of our schools:


Rainbow Representatives

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

OMHS’ Rainbow Representative: Rainbow Representatives ensure that schools are allies and advocates for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families. The school Rainbow Representative attends quarterly meetings; receives and disseminates information regarding LGBTQIA+ topics of interest to the school and school community as appropriate; and provides instructional support for educators. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Oakland Mills High School Rainbow Representative, Jada Williams at

Gender Sexuality Alliance: GSA is a club at OMHS in which LGBTQ youth and their allies have a place to socialize without being judged as well as talk about what is happening in the news in regards to the LGBTQ community. Enjoy watching movies, reading articles, talking about recent happenings, and socializing. Just show up to meetings, no requirements. Come when you can! Meets on Tuesdays from 2:15-3:15pm Location: Room 208 (Ms. Williams Room). Advisors for GSA: Jada Williams