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About Us

The Office of LGBTQ Resources provides services and support for students, faculty and staff across the University, in part by providing training and support for the programing, organizations and initiatives of students, faculty, staff, alumni and the local community.

Whether you're new to Yale or you've been here a while, you can find a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students, faculty, and staff. The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Resources can help you connect to others in the community and learn about Yale's LGBTQ social, cultural and academic programs and events. We work to create a visible LGBTQ community that includes staff, faculty and students from all of Yale’s schools and from a wide variety of life experiences. We actively network with other Yale offices that advocate in support of diversity.

Please explore the resources available for undergraduate studentsgraduate and professional students; and staff, faculty and postdoctoral fellows, and feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns!

Hours & Location

Drop-in hours

Sunday-Friday Noon-7:00PM.  Closed on Saturdays.

office hours

Contact our staff, listed below, to schedule a virtual appointment.


135 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 (Map)

Our Staff

Samuel Byrd

Samuel Byrd (any pronouns)


Common office hours topics include: Gender & Sexuality consulting; identity development and coming out; first-generation, low-income and family issues; navigating Yale; leadership; ideas for programs and initiatives; queer activism; regional and national movement building; intersections of queer identity, race, and religion; and mental health & wellness. 

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Seth Wallace (he/him)

Assistant Director
A85B, Office of LGBTQ Resources, 135 Prospect St

Common office hours topics include: Gender transitions, non-binary and genderqueer identities, family issues, coming out challenges, connecting with New Haven’s queer community, queer emotional intelligence and wellbeing. Note: Seth is currently out on paternal leave until May.  

Karis Slattery (she/her)

Program Manager

Common office hours topics include: Faith, spirituality and religious identity, healthy relationships, queer activism, unpacking queer intersectionality, mindfulness, stress-reduction.

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Shiliu Wang (they/them)

Graduate Assistant

Common office hours topics include: queer and trans asian american diasporic identities and longings, prison and police abolition, student and community organizing, self-advocacy and disrupting within the medical industrial complex, sexual health education, navigating conflict and disagreement and transformative justice principles and anything else you want to talk about!