Queer Students and Allies


‘A Form of Affirmation’: Harvard Social Transition Fund Seeks Institutional Support

This year, the Social Transition Fund — a project that helps students purchase gender-affirming care and products — requested $10,000 in funding from the Harvard Undergraduate Association, the College’s student government body.


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.


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.


Over 400 Harvard Affiliates Sign Petition Requesting More Resources for LGBTQ+ Graduate Students

More than 400 Harvard affiliates signed a petition urging top University administrators to provide more resources for LGBTQ+ graduate students by hiring one or more full-time employees dedicated to supporting students, faculty, and staff across the graduate schools.


Sex Weekend Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Harvard students celebrated the College’s tenth annual Sex Weekend over the past three days, attending a slate of events that engaged them in conversations about sex, intimacy, gender, and more.


‘We’ll Keep Telling the Truth’: A Century Later, Harvard Affiliates Continue Pushing Harvard to Address 1920 Secret Court

In 1920, administrators at Harvard convened a Secret Court to convict 14 individuals "guilty" of involvement or ties to "any homosexual act." A century later — but just two decades after the Court was first exposed — affiliates continue efforts to address the little-known history.


Students Protest Anti-Transgender ‘Free Speech’ Bus at Harvard

​Chanting “Trans lives matter!” and “Stand up, Fight back!”, dozens of Harvard students and Cambridge residents protested the arrival of an anti-transgender “free speech” bus on Harvard’s campus Thursday afternoon.


UC Pens Letter Criticizing Datamatch Gender Choices

Twenty-six members of the Undergraduate Council, including UC President Yasmin Z. Sachee ’18 and UC Vice President Cameron K. Khansarinia ’18, signed a letter admonishing Datamatch’s restrictive gender choices.


IvyQ Conference

Harvard hosted the annual IvyQ conference this weekend from Thursday through Saturday. IvyQ organizers planned speakers, workshops, and socials to explore aspects of the queer community.


“Relationship Anarchy” at IvyQ

Kale Gosen and Carson Zi speak about “relationship anarchy”—an approach to relationships based on autonomy—at the workshop “Relationship Anarchy: Consciously Dismantling Relationship Paradigms” during the IvyQ conference this weekend.


National BGLTQ Organization Condemns Sanctions on Single-Sex Groups

A national BGLTQ support organization charged Harvard with contriving a shortsighted solution to issues of sexual assault and discrimination as it moves to implement a new policy that will punish members of single-gender, unrecognized social organizations.


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