Gender and Sexuality

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Student Life

Women’s Law Associations Condemn Controversial Agreements, Praise Harvard's Pipeline Parity Project

A coalition of women’s law associations from law schools across the country announced Monday that they will no longer accept funding from law firms that require employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements.

Women, Politics, and MA

Panelists Talk Challenges Faced by Women in Mass. Politics at Harvard Event

A small group of students gathered to hear female politicians and experts discuss how women fare in Massachusetts politics at a Harvard panel Wednesday afternoon.

Emerson Hall
On Campus

Catholic Student Association Hosts Inaugural 'Catholic Sex Week'

Theologian Janet E. Smith delved into the Catholic Church’s stance on sex and sexuality in a lecture hosted by the Catholic Student Association Thursday evening.

Secretary of Education DeVos
Gender and Sexuality

New Trump Administration Guidelines May Prompt Changes to Harvard Title IX Policy

Harvard may be required to change its current Title IX policy if the U.S. Department of Education publishes a new guidelines under consideration.

Science Center

Changing the Distribution: The Transformation of Harvard’s Statistics Department

For its first 58 years, Harvard's Statistics Department did not have a single female tenured faculty member. In recent years, the tides have turned.

Classics Carmen

Why I Declared: Humanities Edition

Last but certainly not least, Flyby sophomores planning studies in Humanities fields share their declaration process.

On Campus


Harvard students hosted Sex Week for the eighth year running.


Harvard Sex Week Returns to Stimulate Campus Conversations

. “It reaffirmed to me that we may be brilliant in the classroom, but we still need and deserve a comprehensive education in the bedroom, and so I'm proud of the work that Sex Week does," organizer Lita D. Peña ’19 wrote of Sex Week.

Medical Students for Transgender Rights

Harvard Med School Slams Trump Admin Proposal to Define Gender By Biological Sex

“Harvard Medical School is staunchly opposed to any efforts by federal agencies to limit the definition of sex as an immutable condition determined at birth,” a spokesperson wrote in a statement.

Sex Week 2018 1
Gender and Sexuality

A Spooky, Sultry, Freshmen Parents-Filled Sex Week

Run by SHEATH, Sexual Health Education and Advocacy Throughout Harvard College, Sex Week hosts about two events per day, covering topics from fetishes to period sex and everything in between.

Director of BGLTQ Student Life
On Campus

Harvard Celebrates Coming Out Day With Rainbow Cake, New Resource Guide for BGLTQ Students

As Harvard students marked National Coming Out Day with rainbow bandanas and pride pins, College offices debuted an informational guide meant to outline resources for BGLTQ students.

Mayor Marc McGovern
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Mayor Holds Town Hall to Support BGLTQ Youth

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern held a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss steps the city can take to further support BGLTQ youth.

Rakesh Khurana
College Life

Khurana 'In Dialogue' With Some Remaining Single-Gender Groups About Going Co-Ed

Aministrators are “in dialogue” with some of the few single-gender social groups left on campus about the possibility of going gender-neutral and thus avoiding Harvard's sanctions, Khurana said in an interview last Thursday.

Harvard Law School

Some Harvard Law Professors Call for Investigation into Kavanaugh Allegations

Several Harvard Law School professors said the sexual assault allegations levelled against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh are concerning and warrant investigation.

Annabel O'Hagan
Hasty Pudding Theatricals

Students Praise Pudding’s Mixed-Gender Cast as 'Move in the Right Direction'

After Hasty Pudding Theatricals cast women for its show for the first time in its nearly 200-year history, some students said they were excited by the change.