LGBTQ


Carr Center Fellow Hosts Study Group on History of Marriage Equality in India

In the wake of the Indian Supreme Court’s recent refusal to legalize gay marriage, Nitika Khaitan — a fellow of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Safra Center for Ethics — hosted a study group Thursday on the history of LGBTQ+ rights in India.


Eleventh Annual Harvard Sex Week Titillates Campus

Harvard students gathered last week for the eleventh annual “Sex Week,” a weeklong series of events dedicated to sexual health and well-being, to discuss safer sex and sexual wellness, LGBTQ+ intimacy, and sexual pleasure.


One Year Later, Family Attorney Discloses that Harvard Graduate Student Rodrigo Ventocilla Died by Suicide

Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, the transgender Harvard Kennedy School student who died last year in police custody in Indonesia, died by suicide after overdosing on prescription medicine, a lawyer for Ventocilla’s family said on Tuesday.


Looking Back and Ahead at Harvard’s LGBTQ+ Faculty Deans

With newly-appointed Pforzheimer House Faculty Deans Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks set to become the third LGBTQ+ couple at the helm of a House, The Crimson takes a look at the LGBTQ+ couples who have held these roles.


Several Harvard Medical School Affiliates Condemn State-Level Restrictions on Gender-Affirming Care

Following recent state-level restrictions on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, several Harvard Medical School affiliates and medical professionals expressed concerns that such laws could have potentially harmful ramifications for patients.


Avoiding the Monolith: How Harvard Artists Create Queer Asian Theater

In conversations with The Harvard Crimson, student actors, writers, and directors described their experiences telling these stories, sharing their thoughts on identity labels, and expressing the importance of LGBTQ Asian representation.


A Year of Firsts: Class of 1998 Sees Strides in LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Representation

The 1997-98 academic year was undoubtedly a year of firsts for LGBTQ+ representation at Harvard College, seeing the first gay wedding at Memorial Church, Harvard’s first same-sex couple as faculty deans, and the first openly gay member of the University’s second-highest governing body, the Board of Overseers.


Billionaire Ken Griffin ’89 Breaks with DeSantis on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Expansion Amid Criticism at GSAS

Republican megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 broke with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by opposing a new Florida law that expands a ban on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools.


Describing Gap in Current Activism, Harvard Undergraduates Form New Queer Advocacy Group

Acting on what they described as a gap in advocacy opportunities on campus, Harvard undergraduates are seeking to promote LGBTQ+ rights and activism through a new advocacy group, Harvard Undergraduate Queer Advocates.


‘Evolving’ Boston Pride Returns Under New Leadership

Boston Pride for the People will be hosting the first Boston Pride parade and festival since 2019 this June, bringing back the event after the previous group — the Boston Pride Committee — dissolved and left the city without a parade in 2022.


Harvard Alum Petitions Supreme Court of India to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Utkarsh Saxena, who earned a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 2014 and an MPA/ID from Harvard Kennedy School in 2020, said he faced “a lot of phobia” around his identity. Now, Saxena is petitioning the Supreme Court of India to legalize same-sex marriage.


Harvard Students Laud Social Transition Fund Designed to Support Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Students

Harvard undergraduates lauded the growing traction of the Social Transition Fund — a collaboration between Harvard College Queer Students and Allies, the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, and the Harvard Undergraduate Association — as a financial resource to help students purchase gender-affirming care and products.


Harvard Sex Week Comes to Campus

Harvard’s tenth annual Sex Week, an annual weeklong series of events featuring discussions on sex and intimacy, concluded Sunday evening.


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