• Juana Maria Rodriguez, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, U California, Berkeley. Using the biography, Vanessa del Rio: Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior, this paper considers how images and text function as complicated triggers for the attachments, identifications, desires, and traumas of our own corporeal embodiments and sexual histories.

  • Pierson College Master's Tea with Barbara Smith - organizer, writer, publisher, scholar-activist, and elected official. Come here her discuss her decades or involvement with civil rights, and gay and lesbian liberation. | Thursday, March 26 at 4pm, 231 Park Street

  • Martin Manalansan, University of Illinois, gave the keynote address on the opening night of LGBT Studies conference "Queering Anthropology". Click on the image at left for photos from the conference!

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Yale University is proud to announce the second annual Yale LGBTS Research Fellowship. Click the image at left for details.

  • "An American Family," a 12-hour documentary series chronicling the lives of the members of the Loud family of Santa Barbara, premiered in January 1973 on PBS.

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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