Graduate and Professional Student Resources & Organizations

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.

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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. Read more.
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 history, literature, cultural studies, social science, and... 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, spirituality,... 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, and oversees the facilities of... 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 social workers.  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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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 phone consultation. More... 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.
Student Wellness
Student Wellness works to advance the health of the Yale student community by empowering students to make healthier choices. We achieve this mission through: Listening to the needs and concerns of the student community; Focusing on sexual health, stress management, healthy sleep and basic... Read more.


DivOut @ Divinity School (Formally The LGBTQIA Coalition)
The Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Bisexual and Transgendered Coalition is a fellowship of Yale Divinity School students, faculty and staff of all sexual orientations dedicated to the full and equal participation of homosexual, bisexual and transgendered people in church and society. We are committed to... Read more.
Sign up for the LGBTQ Arts mailing list to find out about social events for graduate-level Architecture, Art, Drama and Music students.
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oSTEM.grad (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
oSTEM is a national organization dedicated to promoting the visibility and leadership of LGBTQ individuals in the STEM fields. As Yale's graduate school chapter, we seek to uphold this mission, as well as create a community among LGBTQ individuals on campus and participate in educational events... Read more.
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 education and... 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 multiple levels, Out in the Woods is working to increase the openness and inclusivity... Read more.
Out of Office @ Yale School of Management
The mission of Out of Office — 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. We aim to provide a support system for LGBT students... 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 to provide a community for... Read more.
Outlines @ School of Architecture
Outlines is committed to providing a forum for the exploration of LGBTQ issues for the architecture community in particular and the arts and wider Yale communities more generally. We aim to provide a support group, advocacy platform, and social network for LGBTQ students and allies concentrated in... Read more.
Outpatient @ Yale School of Medicine
OutPatient is YSM's LGBTQ student group, focusing on LGBTQ community building, healthcare issues, visibility, and education. Some of our efforts over the last year have included organizing a speaker series, supporting LGBTQ conference attendance, contributing to LGBTQ curricular material, and... Read more.
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.
Queer People of Color Affinity Group (QPOC)
QPOC Affinity seeks to provide safe spaces for queer people of color to hang out, enjoy each other’s excellence, learn from one another, and collectively build community. It is a work in progress that aims first to bring QPOC folk together within the Yale community and the greater New Haven... Read more.
Yale Sappho
Yale Sappho is an organization for queer womyn at Yale of all different backgrounds and identities. Sappho is primarily a social group that will be hosting a variety of events throughout the school year including game nights, movie screenings, parties, and more formal discussions. Yale Sappho is... Read more.
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 will pay homage to the deceased—students, faculty, and staff—by building a memorial website with... 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 and supports a number of LGBTQ groups, including PRISM and Sappho. It's staffed all week... 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. TransAdvocacy is a true... 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! GQB is about creating a new space for our community. Maybe these bars have a few queers here and... Read more.
Forestry and Environmental Studies LGBT Career Resources
A resource guide by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Career Development Office.
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.
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 upcoming events!
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New Haven Pride Center
The New Haven Pride Center is a community space and organization based in New Haven, CT, serving the needs of the LGBTQI community and its allies. The Center aims to provide education, social and support offerings.
Queer Grads Mailing List
The Queer.Grads mailing list is the best source for information on events organized by, for and of interest to LGBTQ Graduate and Professional students across campus! Receive weekly updates about what's going on around campus and New Haven or submit your own events and announcements!... Read 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, working with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual... Read more.