Graduate and Professional Student Resources
For LGBTQ Graduate and Professional Students
The following are links to resources for LGBTQ graduate and professional students. Please contact us with any suggestions for organizations or resources that should be added to this list.
Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
ODEO provides support for all underrepresented students in the Graduate School. Their offices are in the McDougal center on the first floor of the Hall of Graduate Studies.
Graduate Student Life @ the McDougal Center
Graduate Student Life organizes social, arts, cultural, international, sports, spirituality, wellness and family events for all G&Ps and their spouses, partners and families throughout the year. This office advises and supports a variety of grad student groups, and oversees the facilities of the McDougal Center at HGS, where many grad events occur.
Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs
The Office of New Haven and State Affairs website offers useful links for LGBTQ individuals living in New Haven. More
Yale’s LGBT Studies Committee regularly organizes scholarly lectures, conferences, film screenings and other events, and provides research grants, in addition to working with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to coordinate course offerings.
Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities
The Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities is dedicated to fostering research and theoretical reflection on the history of sexualities, especially as they intersect with other axes of social difference and inequality. It promotes inquiry into lesbian, gay, and transgender history and the role of sexuality in the history of the self, culture, nation, and empire.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Outland is a group of LGBTQ graduate students that organizes various events during the academic year that are open to all graduate and professional students.
Sign up for the LGBTQ Arts mailing list to find out about social events for graduate-level Architecture, Art, Drama and Music students.
Weekly discussions are hosted by PRISM, a group founded by Yale undergrads to provide a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ people of color to meet and discuss issues pertaining to their identities and experiences. Its discussions and events are open to all in the Yale community.
Located at 198 Elm Street, next to Durfee's, the Women's Center is a great resource for LBTQ and allied women and feminist GBT men. The Women's Center hosts many LGBTQ events throughout the year and supports a number of LGBTQ groups, including Prism and Sappho. It's staffed all week by student volunteers, who can offer support, advice, and free dental dams and condoms.
A social group for gay, bisexual, trans, queers, and questioning men, GaYalies seeks to encourage a sense of community among men who appreciate men at Yale. GaYalies opens its events to all members of the Yale community.
The Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Bisexual and Transgendered Coalition is a fellowship of Yale Divinity School students, faculty and staff of all sexual orientations that provides materials and information on GLBT issues, hosts on-going discussion groups, sponsors lectures, panels, worship services, and hosts other educational, social and cultural events.
OutLaws is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the Law School community. Outlaws goals are to provide support for and educate the Yale Law School community and beyond about legal issues affecting LGBTQ persons as well as to provide a community for LGBTQ-identified people within YLS. Founded in the early 1970s, OutLaws sponsors speakers, supports activism, hosts social events, and represents Yale Law School at LGBTQ legal conferences and events. OutLaws brings the Law School community’s attention to issues of special concern to LGBTQ students, and serves as a bridge between Yale students, law school alumni, and the legal profession at large.
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Out in the Woods
Out in the Woods is a social and advocacy group for LGBTQ students and their allies at FES.
School of Management
Q+ Gay/Straight Alliance
The mission of Q+ — Yale SOM’s LGBT-straight alliance — is to provide a forum for the exploration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues within the Yale SOM community and future professional settings.
School of Medicine
Gay-Straight Medical Alliance
The Gay Straight Medical Alliance at Yale School of Medicine seeks to organize, defend, and serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community at Yale's health professional schools, including the school of medicine, school of nursing, PA program, and department of epidemiology and public health.
New Haven Mix N' Mingle
New Haven Mix N Mingle is an LGBTQ social group that hosts monthly happy hours open to all at rotating locations in downtown New Haven. Socials are typically from 6 pm until 9 (ish) pm. Sign up for their mailing list at the link above to receive notification of upcoming events!
New Haven Pride Center
The New Haven Pride Center, located in West Haven, serves the needs of the greater New Haven LGBTQI community.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
PFLAG is a national educational, support and advocacy organization of family members and friends of LGBTQ individuals. More
True Colors Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services
True Colors is a Connecticut non-profit organization providing support, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, adults and families.