Faculty and Staff 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.
Guide to Gender Identity and Affirmation in the Workplace at Yale University
Yale University is committed to supporting employees with expressing and affirming gender identity. This updated guide aims to provide information to employees at Yale University, with the intention of fostering work environments that are inclusive of all gender identities and expressions. Those... Read more.
LGBTQ Affinity Group
The Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group was created in 2008 to foster a more welcoming and respectful campus community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer individuals and their allies with a primary focus on retention and edification of Yale employees. The group is open to all Yale staff,... 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 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.

Organizations

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 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.

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.
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: lgbtnewhaven.com) Read more.
LGBTQ Affinity Social Mailing List
An email list for members of the Yale LGBTQ Affinity group who are up for spontaneous social gatherings. Bar outings, movie nights, runs to East Rock, pick-up soccer, you email it, we're there...depending on our social calendars, obviously. 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.
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.