LGBTQ+ Resources for Students, Faculty & Staff

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The BUMC OUT & Ally List is a public listing of clinicians, faculty, and practitioners, researchers, staff, students, and trainees across BUMC and BMC who identify as LGBTQ+ or as allies for the LGBTQ+ community. Read more about this initiative in BU Today. For more information about this initiative, or to join the list, click here.

The primary goal of BUMC Pride is to provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff.  We are here to educate future and current health professionals on the social issues and health concerns of the LGBTQIA+ community in order to break down prejudices and misconceptions that can undermine patient care and personal growth.  We encourage professional and personal development through discussions, conferences, socials, community activism and advocacy.

oSTEM@BU is a collegiate chapter of the national organization, oSTEM Inc. oSTEM@BU empowers LGBTQIA graduate students in STEM to succeed personallyacademically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovationleadership, and advocacy.

Boston University’s Queer Activist Collective, “Q”, is dedicated to education, activism, and community service surrounding LGBTQ+ issues on and off campus. Their mission is to promote awareness, visibility, wellbeing, and full inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. Q holds weekly meetings as well as plan events and actions, and strives to maintain a safe and welcoming space for all members. 

Meetings are held on Fridays at 5:00 PM in the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism.

The Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism  (CGSA) at Boston University strives to be a safe space for people of all genders and sexualities. Using a social justice framework, the CGSA aims to end gender oppression and violence, and advocates for the full equality and inclusion of women, queer and trans students. The CGSA’s dynamic community fosters challenging and open discourse, promotes student activism, and provides resources and education for the Boston University community. The Center is located in the basement of the George Sherman Union at 755 Commonwealth Ave.  Hours are M-Fr 10-5PM during the academic year.

BUMC has published a list of Gender Neutral Restrooms accessible to all students, faculty and staff. Click here to access the list.

LGBTQ+ Employees

Boston University recently kick-started an initiative to create a faculty/staff network for LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty. For more information about this effort through the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion, click here.

The Boston University Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy includes people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, intersex or asexual as well as those who are questioning their sexual identity.  Although LGBTQIA people are legally recognized, able to marry and more accepted in our culture than they were a few years ago, some may continue to experience social isolation or uncertainty about how to interact with colleagues.  Coming out and gaining acceptance from family, friends and colleagues may be accompanied by anxiety.

People who are thinking about gender transition may need information and assistance in negotiating the process in the workplace.  The FSAO can serve as a transitional liaison between the employee and the organization by protecting the employee’s confidentiality while developing a plan and suggesting a time line.  The FSAO can also provide training for work groups about the transgender experience. We provide a safe, respectful, confidential environment to talk about concerns related to sexual identity.

LGBTQ+ News in BU Today