LGBTQ+ Resources from BU and Beyond

In honor of Pride month, we compiled a list of resources for supporting our LGBTQ+ community, both from Boston University and outside organizations.

Please email if you have a resource you would like to add to the list!

BU Out List

The BU Out List is a collaboration between the BU LGBTQIA+ Faculty & Staff Community Network and Q; the Queer Activist Collective. Their objective is to promote visibility, connectedness, and sharing of resources among LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, students, and the larger Boston University community. 

BUSM Out And Ally List

This is a public list of clinicians, faculty, practitioners, researchers, staff, students, and trainees across BUMC and BMC who identify as LGBTQ+ or as allies for the LGBTQ+ community. The primary mission of the OUT & Ally List is to serve as a resource for BUMC LGBTQ+ students seeking mentorship, guidance, or academic and non-academic support. Additionally, the List enables BUMC community members to build connections and network around LGBTQ+ issues more broadly.

Join the list here.

How to change your name

Curated by BU’s Queer Activist Collective, this document outlines how to change your name in Boston University systems, including on Blackboard and Zoom.

Why Pronouns Matter By Dr. Carl Streed


BU Today, the news and information website of the university, allows you to filter through their stories to find LGBTQ articles.

Q- Queer Activist Collective

Instagram + Facebook: @bostonuq

The Queer Activist Collective (“Q”) is Boston University’s largest LGBTQ+ student organization dedicated to promoting awareness, visibility, and full inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. They strive to connect and provide BU community members with the resources, support, and community they need and deserve and host weekly programming that include events such as mental health workshops, sexual health workshops, BU faculty & staff panels, Know Your Rights workshops, game nights, allyship workshops, charity drag shows, and much more.

Q also has numerous comprehensive LGBTQ+ resource guides – you can access them here.

First-Gen and LGBTQIA+: Navigating College and Beyond

Tuesday, June 22nd, 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
In celebration of Pride Month, the Newbury Center and the LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff Network are co-sponsoring this event featuring a panel of BU students, staff, and faculty who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community and are/were first-generation college students.  They will share some of their own stories and offer encouragement and advice. RSVP here.


Find additional information on BU Pride 2021 events and programming here.

Trans Resistance March and Vigil

Saturday, June 12th, 11:00 am – 4:00pm ET
On June 12, 2021, Trans Resistance MA will hold their second annual March & Vigil for Black Trans Lives. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. They will meet at 10:30 am at 2400 Washington Ave in Boston (Nubian Square) and march from Nubian Square to Franklin Park Playstead. 

Creating LGBTQIA+ Friendly Communities in Healthcare & Education

Inclusive, welcoming, patient-centered healthcare should be afforded to people from all walks of life, especially those who often feel marginalized due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. This resource outlines the challenges we face and the steps we can take to bridge the LGBTQIA+ health gap from the classroom to the clinic.

Gay For Good (Boston Chapter)

Gay For Good aims to energize and mobilize the LGBTQ community to interact with the greater community by volunteering time to various social welfare and environmental service projects. Each month, Gay For Good Boston selects a different non-profit to donate our time for a community service project.

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

The Commission is an independent state agency that helps all youth thrive.

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

MTPC works to ensure the wellbeing, safety, and lived equity of all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive community members in Massachusetts.

Greater Boston PLFAG

The Greater Boston PFLAG is a group of parents, families, friends, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people who help change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that LGBTQ family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. 

Creating Trans Affirming Spaces – Using Gender Appropriate Language

In this foundational module, learners will acquire skills and best practices to communicate in ways that are affirming to transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) patients to mitigate the traumatic effects of misgendering patients.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

LGBTQ+ Health Guide

Drugwatch, a free online health resource, has published an LGBTQ+  health guide to help individuals better understand symptoms or conditions.

LGBTQ+ Online Safety Guide

vpnMENTOR provides practical strategies for coping with adversity, bigotry, and abuse on the web.