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 Sarah Rowan at 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.

The gPLUS C3 Community Network

Offered through the GMS C3 Community Catalyst Center, the gPLUS network seeks to promote a deeper sense of belonging and celebrate the multiple identities among LGBTQIA+ students across GMS programs. Learn more 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.

BU Medical Campus Pride

The goal of BUMC Pride is to provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff on the medical campus. The organization showcases the diversity of the medical campus community, educates future and current health professionals on the social issues and health concerns of the LGBTQIA+ community and offers opportunities for professional and personal development. Learn more here.

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

Third Annual Trans Resistance March & Festival

Saturday, June 25 | 12 to 5 p.m. | Franklin Park Playstead, Boston, MA 02119
This march advocates for the safety, joy and liberation of TQBIPOC. The march will go from Cedar Square Park in Roxbury to Franklin Park Playstead, followed by musical performances. Register here.

Boston Urban Pride Weekend

June 30 to July 3 | Times vary | City-wide
Boston Urban Pride Weekend will feature eight events across the city, including a Mr. and Miss Gay Urban Pride Pageant, a Welcome to Boston Mixer and a music and arts festival. You can either buy individual tickets to each event or buy a pass for entry into all events. Tickets here.

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.

The BPL We Are Pride Booklist

The Boston Public Library publishes its We Are Pride booklist each year, including books for all ages that concern the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. This year’s list includes 75 books. Access the full list here.

Resources for Mental Health and Addiction

The Recovery Village shared an educational guide for students in the LGBTQ+ community experiencing challenges related to mental health and substance abuse.