LGBTQ+ Resources

There is a vibrant and active LGBTQ+ community at Harvard. Though great strides have been made toward equity, gender-identity and sexual-orientation minorities still face discrimination, inequities, and other challenges. ODIB aims to support LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty members, raise the visibiltity of LGBTQ+ concerns and issues, and word toward a campus that is inclusive and welcoming all. Below are informational resources for members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. 

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Harvard LGBTQ+ Resources

Events and Opportunities

LGBTQ+ Community Spaces

Spaces feature open agendas and create space for flexible conversation and community. All members of the Harvard community, including students, staff, faculty, postdocs, research fellows, and academic personnel, are welcome.

Lavender Graduation Celebration

LGBTQ+ Events

LGBTQ+ Travel Guidance & Resources

The Open Gate: A Fund for Gay & Lesbian Life at Harvard University

Funds a variety of projects initiated by GLBT students, faculty, or organizations. Students are encouraged to apply for grants.

Gender Inclusive College Student Housing

Harvard College

The Hub @ Harvard College

Discover unique opportunities at Harvard College.

Office of BGLTQ Student Life

Serves as a central resource for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning (BGLTQ) students at Harvard College.  

Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS)

WGS offers Harvard students the opportunity to study gender and sexuality from the perspective of fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Women’s Center

The mission of the Harvard College Women’s Center is to promote gender equity by raising awareness of women’s and gender issues, developing women’s leadership, and celebrating women who challenge, motivate, and inspire.

Harvard Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences LGBTQ@GSAS

Graduate School of Design Queers in Design

Graduate School of Education Queer Ed

Harvard Business School LGBTQ+ Community  

Harvard Divinity School Queer Rites

Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

Harvard Medical School LAHMS and Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative

Harvard School of Public Health Queer Students Association

Kennedy School of Government LGBTQ Policy Journal

Faculty, Staff, and Alumni

LGBTQ Staff and faculty Employee Resource Group (QERG)
Since 2003, QERG has been finding each other here or there and building a community to make Harvard a leader in LGBTA policies and programs.

Harvard Organizations

American Repertory Theater

Hosts events, shows, and dance parties (like Alice in Rainbowland) for queer communities.

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy: LGBTQ+ Rights

Reimagining rights and responsibility in the United States.

Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus

Since 1984, the HGSC (formerly the HGLC) is dedicated to fostering a robust community that links the BGLTQ alumni, faculty, staff, postdocs, and students together on campus and around the world. 

Harvard's Office for Gender Equity

As part of Harvard University's commitment to gender equity, the team provide a variety of resources, activities, information, and programs that serve LGBTQ+ individuals.

One Queer Harvard

One Queer Harvard is an initiative for all LGBTQIA+ Harvard affiliates, coordinating among leadership of queer groups across Harvard and advocating on behalf of the queer community.

The Women’s Leadership Forum

In this women's leadership program, you will join an exceptional group of seasoned women to take your management and leadership skills to the next level.

National Resources

BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth

A youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the GLBT youth community.

Boston GLASS (Boston Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services)

Provides counseling, advocacy and referrals for health care services and housing to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ) teens and young adults, many of whom are youth of color.

Fenway Health

Works for the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

Hollaback: Bystander Intervention to Stop anti-LGBTQIA+ Harassment

Free 1-hour interactive training, and it is open to all who want to show up to disrupt harassment and disrespect towards members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization.

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

MTPC works to ensure the wellbeing, safety and lived equity of all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive community members in Massachusetts.

National Center for Transgender Equality

The center works at the local, state, and federal level to advance transgender equality. Their services also include resources for trans people on navigating legal issues such as changing the name and gender.

National LGBTQ Task Force

Building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives.

The Network/La Red

A survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities.


The United States’ first and largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ).

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to young people under 25.