In Case You Missed It

Below, we highlight three interesting events related to BGLTQ issues that have taken place on campus recently. In particular, we centralize media—video, audio, images—from these events so people who weren't able to attend are still able to learn more.

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Click here for a full archive of our In Case You Missed It events.

BGLTQ Office Community Update

March 12, 2020
Dear Students,

The BGLTQ Office is here to support you. 

Although our programming has been postponed, our space in Grays Hall (which houses the BGLTQ Office and the Office of Diversity Education & Support) will be open until 8pm this evening. Please feel free to come by for support or to simply say hello - Stone and I will be here alongside other friendly faculty and administrators who are ready to help you in whatever way we can. AND, we still have plenty of tea, coffee, safer sex supplies, and comfortable couches if you're looking for a space to decompress. We will also be open from 9am-5pm tomorrow (Friday). 

Our community has deep wisdom about how to hold one another in the midst of uncertainty. As we figure out how to do this virtually, please know that we are thinking creatively about ways to keep the community connected through programs like Lavender Graduation, workshops, and weekly gatherings. We'll be in touch with you to help us think about what this can look like. 

As we all adapt to the challenges posed by this public health crisis, I find myself once again in awe of your resourcefulness and ingenuity. Please take advantage of the resources that the University is providing, and don't hesitate to reach out to us in the BGLTQ Office ( 

We are here for you, and we will move forward together in strength. 

Sheehan Scarborough
Director, Office of BGLTQ Student Life
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Matthew Vines,"Elevating the Dialogue on BGLTQ Inclusion in the Church" Lecture and Q&A

April 23, 2018

On April 14, 2018, Matthew Vines spoke at Harvard at an event hosted by the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, Queer Rites, and Faith in Difference. Matthew is the founder and executive director of The Reformation Project and the author of God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Matthew attended Harvard University from 2008 to 2010. He then took a leave of absence in order to research the Bible and same-sex relationships and work toward LGBTQ inclusion in the church. In March 2012, Matthew delivered a speech at a church in his hometown about the Bible and same-sex relationships, calling for acceptance of gay Christians and their marriage relationships. Since then, the video of the speech has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube, leading to a feature story in The New York Times that fall. Below is a video recording of his lecture and the facilitated Q&A.

The Paradox of Progress: LGBTQ Human Rights in the 21st Century (Carr Center Lecture by Tim McCarthy)

April 2, 2018

The Carr Center announced its 2018 Speaker Series: The Fierce Urgency of Now: Human Rights in 2018. The series is facilitated by Professor Mathias Risse. At the 1963 March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr spoke of “the fierce urgency of now,” the need for immediate, “vigorous and positive action” on civil rights. This year, the Carr Center will host a series of talks that will examine the current state of human rights in the country, and worldwide. In the sixth talk of the series, Lecturer Tim McCarthy will give a talk titled: The Paradox of Progress: LGBTQ Human Rights in the 21st Century, video of which is included below. Please see the Carr Center's calendar for all upcoming dates and times of the other talks in the series.

Welcome to Timothy McCarthy

Posted by Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on Wednesday, March 28, 2018


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