Welcome

  • Queer Life After DOMA

    This all-day symposium brings together historians, ethicists, theologians, and theorists to evaluate, explore, and discuss the intertwined histories of conservative religion and gay liberation.

  • Inaguraul Research Fellowship

    LGBT Studies proud to announce the inaugural Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. The Fellowship, which will be offered annually, is designed to provide access to Yale resources in LGBT Studies for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area.

  • Yale Faculty Discuss Teaching LGBT Studies at Yale

    Professors Kathryn Lofton, Joseph Fischel, Ron Gregg, and Maria Trumpler talk about teaching LGBT Studies at Yale.

  • Family Equality Council Deeds Materials to Yale

    The Yale University Library and the Family Equality Council are partnering to preserve the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parent equality movement. Photo courtesy the Family Equality Council.

  • Nessette Falu, 2013-2014 Sarah Pettit Fellow

    Falu's research investigates how self- identified black lesbians as ethical subjects draw upon everyday self- advocating and self- legitimizing practices and ways of knowing the self that serve to contest the subjugation of their bodies and sexuality by gynecologists.

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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