LGBTQ+ Students, Faculty & Staff Resources
Resources and Flyers:
GMS recently co-hosted, along with the School of Public Health Queer Alliance, a virtual discussion on “Why Pronouns Matter” with Dr. Carl Streed. Carl Streed, MD, MPH, FACP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at BUSM and Research Lead for the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center.
Additional resources: “Creating Trans Affirming Spaces – Using Gender Appropriate Language“.
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 personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy.
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