Welcome

  • Filmmaker Sam Feder will discuss his film "Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger" @212 York Street, Rm 106 on November 5th

  • Students pose with Janet Mock's book "Redefining Realness" which they read for Fischel's class: Bodies & Pleasures, Sex & Genders. Mock will be at Yale on November 18th! Read more about Janet here: http://www.janetmock.com

  • Masha Gessen — known for her books “Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot” and “The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin” and regular contributions to The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications — spoke about the history and current status of LGBT individuals in Russia.

  • Watch or listen to Professor Richard Dyer deliver his 2014 Brudner Prize lectures

  • LGBT Studies is proud to announce the second annual Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed to provide access to Yale resources in LGBT Studies for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area. The deadline for the 2015/16 Fellowship prize is April 24, 2015. Visit our LGBT Studies Research Fellowship page for more information, or to apply.

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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