Gender and Sexuality

Student Groups

Seniors Honored at Gala Celebrating Black Women

The Black Men’s Forum honored four Harvard seniors and one professor for their leadership and mentorship on campus at the 23rd annual Celebration of Black Women gala.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

After Further Study, Business School Backs Off Pledge to Double Female Protagonists

The Business School will no longer look to fulfill a pledge to double the percent of female protagonists of case studies after finding that an initial study underestimated that percentage.

Faculty Meeting
Race

Report Shows Increase in Faculty Diversity Over Past Ten Years

​The proportion of Harvard’s tenured faculty who are women or people of color jumped from 30.8 percent to 39.2 percent over the past decade.

Sex Toys at Sex Week
College

'Sex Weekend' Seeks to Stimulate Discussion

SHEATH hosted Sex Weekend, a three-day event aimed at issues of sex, sexual health, relationships, and other sex-related topics, from Friday to Sunday.

The Office of BGLTQ Student Life
Gender and Sexuality

Renovated BGLTQ Office to Open in October

A renovated space for the Office of BGLTQ Student Life in the basement of Grays Hall—featuring a kitchen, lounge, and library—will open in mid-October.

Conor Healy
College

With Provocative Speakers, New Group Aims to ‘Test’ Free Speech Values

A new undergraduate group has vowed to “test” the limits of free speech at Harvard and invite what some say are hateful speakers to campus.

College

Sexual Health Groups Kick Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

More than 100 students flocked to Boylston Hall for sexual health-themed activities evening as part of a kick-off event for sexual assault awareness month.

Trans Lives Matter
College Life

Trans Lives Matter

Ahead of an anti-transgender "Free Speech Bus" scheduled to be on campus Thursday, the Office of BGLTQ Student Life hosted a "Trans Lives Matter" banner signing event Tuesday afternoon.

The Office of BGLTQ Student Life
College

BGLTQ Office Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

​The Office of BGLTQ Student Life celebrated its fifth birthday Monday night. Dozens gathered in Ticknor Lounge to celebrate the anniversary with cupcakes, toasts, and conversation.

Littauer
Race

Economics Department Looks to Hire Faculty, Increase Department's Diversity

The Economics department has been working with Psychology professor Mahzarin R. Banaji to recruit female faculty and faculty of color.

Adams All Gender Restroom
College

Khurana Says Protecting Transgender Rights is ‘Right Thing To Do’

“It’s a moral and ethical issue about treating people with dignity and I think Harvard College is committed to that,” Khurana said. “Period.”

John Harvard's Period
Student Groups

John Harvard's Period

Kelly E. Navarro '19 signs a petition for free menstrual hygiene products in the upperclassmen houses while members of the Hygiene Campaign Club, Phoebe C. West '18 and Eudora L. Olsen '17, look on. The Hygiene Campaign Club collected signatures on Thursday afternoon in the Science Center.

The Banneker Institute
Race

The Banneker Institute

The Banneker Institute is dedicated to addressing the underrepresentation of minorities in astronomy and physical sciences.

Defying the Defined
On Campus

Defying the Defined

Students participate in the Kinsey Scale activity at Defying the Defined, an event sponsored by Manifesta Magazine and Women’s Week in Ticknor Lounge Wednesday afternoon.

Rally for Transgender Rights
College

Dozens Gather In Support Of Transgender Student Rights

Students gathered in the Yard Monday to express support for transgender rights, protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind federal protections for transgender students.