This week, the Office of LGBTQ Resources suffered an immeasurable loss with the unexpected death of our Associate Director Andrew Dowe on Sunday, January 31. His untimely passing is felt deeply by so many of us at Yale and beyond. Andrew played many roles at the University during his time here, and throughout them all we remember him fondly for his illuminating smile, his warm presence, and his unwavering support for the growth of our community. Andrew was truly one-of-a-kind. He had a way of making everyone he met feel seen, valued and loved. We were constantly inspired by his wit, warmth and charm, and we know that his love will continue to be felt by so many. He believed strongly in the mission of the Office, and in the limitless potential of our community members. He was our mentor, colleague, professor, student and friend and it has been a gift to hear about how he impacted so many in our community.
In the days and weeks ahead, we are posed with the difficult tasks of sitting with our deep grief and of considering ways to support our community moving forward. For now, we would like to invite you to any of the following opportunities to connect and celebrate Andrew’s life.
We encourage you to visit the remembrance page to leave thoughts and pictures.