The Office of BGLTQ Student Life Allyship Training draws on recent news, personal stories, and statistics to best present our current knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and other gender/sexual minority issues. It will better inform you to act as an ally to the community.
Boston GLASS, a BGLTQ Youth Drop-In center, 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.
Boston Pride creates change and progress in society by embracing our community’s diverse history, culture, and identities, promoting community engagement and inclusivity, and striving for visibility and respect in unity.
For many years, the Freshman Dean’s Office has assigned readings to incoming first-year students and organized conversations with faculty and administrators during Opening Days to address important questions raised in the texts. Typically, selected texts focus on race, class, sexual orientation, and the overlap among these characteristics. Readings are intended to raise awareness of the diversity in society and encourage students to situate themselves within this context. The discussions, known as Community Conversations, have traditionally offered students an opportunity to reflect on the above issues with the ultimate goal of building a more inclusive and cohesive academic community whilst promoting communication about diversity.