Support Groups

Below are sources of support, including CAMHS supports groups and one-on-one undergraduate peer counseling, available on Harvard's campus that are specifically intended for BGLTQ students.

All CAMHS support groups are available to BGLTQ students, even if they are not BGLTQ-specific in their scope—information about these groups can be found here.

Information about additional resources, including the remaining peer counseling and peer support groups, can be found here.

Support Groups and Counseling for BGLTQ Students:

Support and Education Group for Trans Students

Transcend

1st and 3rd Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30PM,
9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5
September 19th-December 5th 2019
 
DROP IN SUPPORT GROUP FOR TRANS* STUDENTS

This is a confidential support and psycho-education group for undergraduate and graduate students who identify as transgender, gender queer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or questioning. This group provides a safe and affirming space to build community, share experiences, ask questions, and gain information. Topics include social and legal aspects of gender transition, coming out during college, navigating family issues, medical interventions, physical and mental health, dating and relationships, coming out in internships/job settings, and more.

For more information please contact Brandin Dear, LICSW at bdear@huhs.harvard.edu or by calling 617-495-2042.

Women's Queer Group

Women's Queer Group

Thursdays 5 PM — 6:30 PM
September 26th — December 5th
**No meeting on 10/31 or 11/28**

This is a confidential support group open to undergraduate and graduate LGBTQ Women interested in a safe space to discuss sexuality, relationships, family, health, academics and more. Queer and questioning Women of Color are especially encouraged to come check things out.

Interested students are invited to discuss the group in person. Please schedule by email (msmith@huhs.harvard.edu) or phone with Marin Smith, LICSW (617-495-2042).

Other Support Groups through CAMHS

You can see the full list of workshops available through CAMHS here. Note that all of these groups are open to BGLTQ students, whether explicitly queer-focused or not.

Contact Peer Counseling

Contact Peer Counseling

Contact provides non-judgmental, non-directive, confidential peer counseling for Harvard undergraduates. Members are trained to handle a wide variety of issues and specialize in issues of sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, and relationships.

Drop In: Every Night 8-11pm in Thayer Basement B-04
Call In: 8pm-8am at 617-998-6898
Email: harvardcontact@gmail.com
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/ContactPeerCounseling

Accessibility

Everyone is welcome in our fully accessible office space! We are located in the Lower Level of Grays Hall, through the rear entrance (facing Wigglesworth). If you have any concerns about accessibility, please reach out to us at BGLTQ@fas.harvard.edu.