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  • Pride @ Yale is an annual celebration of LGBTQ+ identity, history, culture, and community at Yale University. Events throughout March and April, Pride @ Yale—sponsored by the LGBTQ Co-op—aims to foster an inclusive and celebratory atmosphere for the entire Yale community and beyond, regardless of sexual and gender identity.

  • 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.

  • Join in conversation facilitated by Professor Vanessa Agard-Jones with queer, Caribbean American writer Naomi Jackson, about her stunning short story "Ladies", its film adaptation (2016) and about her new novel The Star Side of Bird Hill (June, 2015)

  • 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.

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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