Dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds announced at a community meeting Wednesday night the development of new resources for BGLTQ students at Harvard, including the establishment of a full-time staff person and campus space dedicated to the BGLTQ community.
The Women’s Center handed the microphone at an event Friday to documentary filmmaker Robin Honan and intersex historian Elizabeth Reis to vocalize the crossroads of medical and social thought on intersex bodies.
Eight writers for feminist publications gathered in Ticknor Lounge yesterday to discuss feminist activism in the blogosphere as part of Feminist Coming Out Day, a campaign started by Harvard’s queer and feminist student groups in 2010 to raise awareness about diversity among supporters of gender equality.
Iran is one of eight countries where homosexuality is a crime punishable by death—but also a country in which sex-change operations are legal, said Organization for Refuge Asylum and Migration founder Neil Grungras in a discussion last night about LGBT rights in the Middle East.
On the heels of a decision by the Obama administration to stop defending a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, members of the Harvard community expressed excitement over the decision as an advance for gay rights.
At an appearance at the Harvard Book Store yesterday, Amy L. Chua ’84 said that while her book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” has garnered significant criticism, she wrote the work propelled by a desire to share the story of her relationship with her two daughters.
Former New York Times reporter Linda J. Greenhouse ’68 and Yale Law professor Reva Siegel narrated the story of abortion from the period before the landmark Supreme Court case yesterday evening in the Radcliffe Gymnasium.