Graduate and Professional Student Resources

The following are links to resources for LGBTQ and questioning members of the Yale community and their friends, allies and family members. Please contact us with any suggestions for organizations or resources that might be added to this list, or if you have needs or questions beyond the scope of these resources.

Institutional Resources | Academic Resources | Organizations | Other Resources

Academic Resources
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

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... Read more.

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

The Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Yale offers a variety of courses and an undergraduate major (BA). The Program establishes gender and sexuality as fundamental categories of social and cultural analysis. Drawing on... Read more.

Institutional Resources
Chaplain's Office

The Yale University Chaplain’s Office promotes discussion among Yale’s diverse religious and spiritual groups and connects students to communities of faith in New Haven. The staff of the Chaplain’s Office is available to speak with students regarding issues of religion,... Read more.

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... Read more.

Mental Heatlh and Counseling @ Yale Health

The Mental Health & Counseling Department is committed to caring for the psychological concerns of undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. Care is provided by mental health professionals including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and clinical... Read more.

Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity

The 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.

Office of LGBTQ Resources Trans* Resources Page

Find a comprehensive overview of trans* resources at Yale in this section of the the Office of LGBTQ Resources’ website.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources & Education Center (SHARE)

SHARE is available to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students at Yale who are dealing with sexual misconduct of any kind. Students turn to us with a variety of concerns, large and small, and we assist in whatever way we can. Sometimes we have a one-time... Read more.

Sexual Misconduct Response at Yale

Yale strives to be a community free of sexual misconduct, by promoting the essential values of respect and responsibility, providing education, and working with students, faculty, and staff — a community that is safe and supportive for all. Yale takes all complaints and accusations of sexual... Read more.

Organizations
Athletes and Allies

Athletes and Allies at Yale is a group under the umbrella of the LGBTQ Student Cooperative (the Co-Op) created to address the mutual concerns of Yale’s LGBT and Athletic communities. By encouraging a dialogue between the groups, we... Read more.

Bridges

Bridges is a social group that provides a safe and affirming place for students to discuss the intersection of spirituality and sexuality/gender identity. Contact the LGBTQ Co... Read more.

Divinity School LGBTQIA Coalition

The LGBTQIA Coalition is a fellowship of Yale Divinity School students, faculty and staff of all sexual orientations that provides materials and information on LGBTQIA issues, hosts on-going discussion groups, sponsors lectures, panels,... Read more.

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... Read more.

GaYalies

GaYalies is 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. Contact the... Read more.

LGBTQ Arts

Sign up for the LGBTQ Arts mailing list to find out about social events for graduate-level Architecture, Art, Drama and Music students.

Out in Public @ Yale School of Public Health

Out in Public is the LGBTQ student group at the Yale School of Public Health. We are dedicated to providing a space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, otherwise identifying, and allied students to connect both socially and professionally, and engaging in... Read more.

Out in the Woods @ School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Out in the Woods is a social and advocacy group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Allied students at F&ES. As F&ES and the environmental movement continue to address diversity issues on... Read more.

Outland LGBTQ Graduate & Professional Students

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.

Outlaws @ Yale Law School

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... Read more.

PRISM

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... Read more.

Q+ Gay/Straight Alliance @ Yale School of Management

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.

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Sappho

Sappho is an undergraduate group for lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning women that hosts meetings and events and maintains a community blog.

Yale AIDS Memorial Project

The Yale AIDS Memorial Project (YAMP) is an alumni-led initiative to honor and document the lives of hundreds of men and women from the University who perished during the AIDS epidemic. YAMP... Read more.

Yale Women's Center

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... Read more.

Other Resources
Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition

The Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC) mission is to improve, through Education, political and social Advocacy and Activism, societal attitudes and the law in order to achieve equal rights for the Trans and gender non-conforming individuals and communities.... Read more.

CT Queer Guerilla Bar

Guerrilla Queer Bar happens in places all over the country, and our lovely little state is no exception. Once a month, GQB takes over a random bar in CT and bring all the queers we can find! ... Read more.

Greater New Haven/Shoreline PFLAG

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a national educational, support and advocacy organization of family members and friends of LGBTQ individuals. The Greater... Read more.

LBT New Haven

LBT New Haven is dedicated to providing you with information about upcoming LBT events at Partners Cafe and Caseus Bistro in New Haven, CT and Park Central Tavern in Hamden, CT.  (Source... Read more.

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... Read more.

New Haven Pride Center

The New Haven Pride Center, located in West Haven, serves the needs of the greater New Haven LGBTQI community.

Queer Grads Mailing List

Queer.grads is a mailing list that advertising LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly events from all of Yale graduate and professional schools.

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, working with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the... Read more.