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EDI Staff Commitment to Dismantling White Supremacy

June 12, 2020

Dear students, colleagues and friends,

 

It is with deep sorrow and fury that we’ve struggled to navigate this pivotal moment in history. We mourn Ahmaud ArberyBreonna TaylorNina PopTony McDade, and George Floyd, and those whose names we have never learned. We recognize Iyanna Dior and all other Black transgender, non-binary, and intersex people recovering from hate crimes. It is imperative that we dismantle white supremacy together and acknowledge its impact on all intersections with Black communities that are often overlooked and underserved. We affirm that all Black lives matter – all the time. We acknowledge that to matter is the minimum. Black lives are sacred and Black lives are needed.

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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... Read more about BGLTQ Office Community Update

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...

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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...

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Jennifer Finney Boylan | Gender, Politics, and Imagination

February 16, 2017

Jennifer Finney Boylan, the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University, speaks about privilege, politics, and poetics. The author of 15 books—including She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders (Broadway Books, 2003), the first best-selling work by a transgender American—Boylan is also the chair of the board of GLAAD and a New York Times op-ed page contributing writer.

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2015 Papadopoulos Lecture, Shiri Eisner

April 21, 2015

Each spring, the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life sponsors the Nicholas Papadopoulos Lecture. This annual endowed lecture is named for Nicholas Papadopoulos, who received his MA and PhD degrees in engineering from Harvard University. After Nick’s death from complications of AIDS in 1994, his mother created a fund in his name to support lectures about gay and lesbian studies or of interest to the gay and lesbian communities at Harvard.... Read more about 2015 Papadopoulos Lecture, Shiri Eisner