Welcome

  • Yale LGBT Studies is very pleased to announce Dr. Anne Balay as the recipient of the second annual LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. (Photo by Riva Lehrer)

  • Corbett Joan OToole is a pivotal figure in American queer disability history. She worked at the Berkeley Center for Independent Living, lived in the San Francisco Federal Building for the 1977 month-long 504 Sit-In, and co-organized the 2002 First International Queer Disability Conference in San Francisco. She is a fiber artist, author, activist, mentor and mother of a disabled daughter.

  • This year-long series brings six of the most important lesbian filmmakers of the last forty years to Yale to screen and discuss their films and the history of queer representation.

  • Susan Stryker earned her Ph.D. in United States History from UC Berkeley, and later held a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Stanford University.

  • LGBT Studies is pleased to offer a small amount of funding towards faculty or graduate-student led workshops. Click image for more info...

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (LGBTS) at Yale promotes innovative interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching on the historical and contemporary experience of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people. It also fosters critical analysis of queer and normative sexualities, the formation of sexual and gender minorities, and the role of sexuality in culture and politics across the world. It has a national and international reputation for its faculty, lecturers, fellowships, prizes, and symposia.

As an interdisciplinary committee, LGBTS organizes and co-sponsors scholarly lectures, conferences, film screenings, and other events; provides research grants to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates; co-sponsors the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Colloquium; and works closely with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) to coordinate LGBTS course offerings. From 2001-2006, a generous gift from a donor allowed LGBTS to establish and oversee the Larry Kramer Initiative, which hosted a wide array of public programs on LGBT issues and strengthened LGBTS at Yale. Today LGBTS has a 15-member faculty committee, a faculty chair, and two full-time senior administrative assistants.

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