Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus

The Harvard Gender & Sexuality Caucus (HGSC) has been working for the bisexual, gay, lesbian, trans and queer (BGLTQ) members of the Harvard University community since 1984. The HGSC (formerly the HGLC) is dedicated to fostering a robust community that links the BGLTQ alumni, faculty, staff, and students together on campus and around the world.


HGSC membership is open to alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the partners of Harvard community members. For new members, the application is a 2-step process. A volunteer needs to approve each membership, which may take up to 48 hours. Existing members can renew their membership online.

A full explanation of the application process and of what membership entails can be found here.

The Open Gate Foundation Grant 

The Open Gate Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed in 1987 to provide funding for activities at Harvard University that benefit gay and lesbian students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Its goals are the following:

  • to encourage scholarship, research, and educational activities in the field of sexual orientation, including the funding of research projects and conferences
  • to support student, faculty, and employee groups that further a climate of open discussion on issues related to sexual orientation
  • to recognize distinguished contribution in the field of sexual orientation through awards, memorials, cultural events, and related activities

To learn more about the Open Gate Foundation's application process, click here.


Everyone is welcome in our office space! We are located in the Lower Level of Thayer Hall. Elevators can be accessed in the entrance next to Memorial Church. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please reach out to us at BGLTQ@fas.harvard.edu.