Belonging at Yale - Celebrate Pride

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Celebrate Pride

Starting in April and continuing through June, Yale honors Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) communities through Pride celebrations. Show your support by engaging in the following opportunities.

Community members may celebrate other cultural and religious observances June. Have we missed something? Please let us know.

Engagement Opportunities

Arts and Theater

Photo of people celebrating the New Haven Pride Center Day of ActionNew Haven Pride Center Day of Action on Racial Justice
June 12, 10 am
Hosted at the Yale Repertory Theatre, this year’s Day of Action is dedicated to the diverse needs and struggles of LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). This mini-conference will aim to directly combat racism through discussion, group learning, and artistic perspectives. It is presented in partnership with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

Communities of Care: Love and Social Justice
June 11, 3 pm
Minneapolis city council president Andrea Jenkins made national headlines in 2017 after becoming the country’s first out Black trans person elected to public office. In 2022 she created history again when voted council president. The writer, performance artist, poet and transgender activist will talk about her experiences in activism and the importance of centering love as a motivating force in social justice work. The event is presented in partnership with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas and is held at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

at home: Artists in Conversation featuring Prem Sahib
The Yale Center for British Art will provide a recording of at home: Artists in Conversation, featuring Prem Sahib, 
a British artist of Indian Polish descent. Sahib works primarily in sculpture, installation, performance, sound, and photography. Often minimal and sparse in color, Sahib’s work explores themes including relationships, intimacy and sexuality, community, alienation, and confinement. Their work is informed by an interest in the architecture of meeting places, particularly for gay and queer communities.

Books

 The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag"GLSEN
GLSEN’s National Student Council put together a list of books that are focused on diverse stories and LGBTQ+ characters. While the booklist showcases many LGBTQ+ authors, not all of them may be part of the community, but instead show solidarity by highlighting LGBTQ+ stories and characters. These lists are geared towards K-12 but can be enjoyed by anyone. Please be mindful that some of these books may address heavy topics. View their Elementary SchoolMiddle School, and High School book recommendations.

Yale University Press and Yale University Library 
Refer to the Pride 2021 reading list, featuring a collection of titles about gay icons and artists, legal debates and triumphs, cultural and literary criticism, works by LGBTQ+ authors, and more. Additionally, the Press offers a list of Gay and Lesbian Studies books, Gender Studies books, and more. The library’s collection also includes additional resources on this topic.

Courses

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies 
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Yale promote innovate 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 in the world.

LinkedIn Learning 
Explore free courses on LinkedIn Learning, including courses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
The Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Yale offers a variety of courses and an undergraduate major (BA). The Program establishes gender and sexuality as fundamental categories of social and cultural analysis. The program also offers a Combined PhD and Certificate for Graduate students.

Films and TV Series

LGBTQ Streaming  
Check out these great films and tv series available on Amazon PrimeNetflix and Hulu. Also check out Revry, a global streaming network focused on queer content and creators. 

Still image from a film by Kenneth Anger entitled "Fireworks," depicting a leather jacket with the words "scorpio rising"Yale Film Archive Collection of LGBT Films, DVDs, and Videos 
The Yale University Film Archive maintains an extensive collection of films, videos, and DVDs for use in teaching and research.  

Yale University Library: LGBTQ Film, Television, and Theater Collection 
The LGBTQ Film, Television, and Theater Collection primarily consists of screenplays, scripts, and photographs from productions that include characters, storylines, or cultural references to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals, communities, or events.

Yale in Hollywood LGBTQ in Film/TV Panel (2020) 
Watch a recorded panel discussion hosted in 2020 featuring Quentin Lee, Jennie Livingston, Brad Bailey, and Michael Rohrbaugh.  

Events

Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation
June 9, noon to 1 pm
Join the Asian Network at Yale, LGBTQ Affinity Group, Working Women’s Network, and Yale African American Affinity Group for a book talk with Dalia Kinsey, author of Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation.

Anti-Transgender Microaggressions and How to Intervene
June 9, 5:30-6:30 pm
Have you ever heard or witnessed something that seemed hurtful or harmful? Were you unsure of how to address the situation? During this session, participants can expect to learn about the three types of microaggressions and their impacts on transgender and non-binary communities. Once folks have an understanding of how to identify anti-transgender microaggressions, they will learn about and apply ways to intervene or address this harmful behavior. Different intervention strategies will be explored in order to give options for folks with different communication styles.Together, we will also discuss ways to support our loved ones, colleagues, and community members who are harmed by these types of microaggressions.

LGBTQ Summer Social
June 22, 5:30-8 pm
The LGBTQ Affinity Group is excited to host our first in-person social in three years! Expect a fun evening of queer community during Pride Month. Mix and mingle while enjoying complimentary local food and beverages. Take home some affinity group swag, and a few lucky attendees will win door prizes!

Visit the Yale Events Calendar, as well as the Office of LGBTQ Resources and  Yale’s LGBTQ Affinity Group for additional DEI and Belonging events and resources.

Organizations and Centers of Engagement

Chaplain’s Office
The Yale University Chaplain’s Office is proud to celebrate and support the lives and stories of LGBTQIA people. Chaplains are available to support students, faculty and staff as they are exploring their identities, especially as they are exploring their lives at the intersections of all things queer and religious/spiritual. W{holy} Queer is a monthly program that Chaplain Jenny Peek hosts for students to connect and discuss queer/religious themes. To learn more contact Chaplain Jenny at jennifer.peek@yale.edu or email any of our chaplainsdirectly.

New Haven Pride Center 
The purpose of New Haven Pride Center, formerly the New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center, is to provide educational, cultural, and social enrichment for the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, and members, to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven. 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion 
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) collaborates with departments and individuals across the Yale campus to promote a respectful, accessible, and inclusive community for all Yale employees. 

Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility 
The Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA) is responsible for ensuring Yale’s commitment to equitable and inclusive working and learning environments. This includes administering Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment.

Office of Gender and Campus Culture 
The Office of Gender and Campus Culture works to foster positive dynamics within the Yale College community. Drawing upon research on gender disparities in academic and other institutional settings, as well as on effective strategies for creating change, the OGCC collaborates with students, administrators, faculty, and staff from within and beyond the College on a wide range of initiatives. 

Image of two people looking in the mirror at an LGBTQ Affinity Group eventYale LGBTQ Affinity Group 
The Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group was created in 2008 to foster a more welcoming and respectful campus community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals, and their allies with a primary focus on retention and edification of Yale employees. The group is open to all Yale staff, faculty, and postdocs, representing a diverse range of departments and interests at Yale. 

Yale GALA, Yale University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alumni Association 
Yale GALA is an educational and cultural organization that seeks to promote the well-being and betterment of the Yale University gay and lesbian community, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the public at large. 

Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources 
The Office of LGBTQ Resources supports and empowers students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions to strengthen and unite our Yale community. It provides resources and support for community, education, and advocacy. The office is a cultural hub that works with local and national organizations to address issues of policy, praxis, and politics and aims to increase visibility, connectedness, and knowledge of queer culture.   

Social Media Channels

Additional Resources

Belonging at Yale - University-Wide Support Resources
Every member of our community should have the opportunity to feel safe, supported, and seen. Yale has multiple resources for students, faculty, and staff who need guidance, assistance, or information; or who want to discuss or report an incident of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct. Examples of these resources include: Office of Institutional Equity and Access, Resources to Discuss Discrimination and Harassment Concerns, and more.

Coming Out Guides 
Coming Out is the process in which an individual a) accepts and identifies with their gender identity and/or sexual orientation and b) shares their identity willingly with others. Review helpful information developed by Yale’s Office of LGBTQ Resources on navigating the coming out process. 

Initiative on Race, Gender, and Globalization 
The Initiative on Race Gender and Globalization (IRGG) at Yale University was established at the beginning of the 2004-2005 academic year with the support of the Office of the Provost. The IRGG seeks to internationalize the undergraduate and graduate curricula through scholarly events, conferences, and courses that foster intellectual exchange across geographic borders, academic fields, and political perspectives. 

LGBTQ+ Personal Wellness Resources 
Faculty and Staff have access to Pride 365+, which offers information, resources, and toolkit materials to create equitable, affirming, and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ members and their families. To access these resources and to connect with supportive LGBTQ+ peers and allies through active discussion boards and live chat groups, visit liveandworkwell.com, enter as a guest with your company access code (YaleSB), and select the Sanvello app in the popular tools tab. 

Queer-owned Restaurants, Nightlife, and Businesses in New Haven

Resources on Gender and Identity Pronouns 
Pronouns are linguistic tools that we use to refer to people. In our efforts to respect the diverse identities of our communities, it is important to use the pronoun that people prefer when referring to them.

Send a Message of Love to Transgender and Gender Diverse Young People
With the continued and the increasing onslaught of policies and bills that discriminate against and harm our transgender and gender diverse youth, The Center for LGBTQ+ Research & Advocacy invites all of us to send a message of love. They are collecting any words you choose to share to speak to the value and humanity of and love for our youth. 

Trans Resources at Yale 
Access resources for transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer and gender questioning students, staff, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows at Yale.

Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities 
The Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities is dedicated to fostering research and theoretical reflection on the history of sexualities, especially as they intersect with other axes of social difference and inequality. It promotes inquiry into lesbian, gay, and transgender history, and the role of sexuality in the history of the self, culture, nation, and empire. Based in the Department of History, the Initiative sponsors lectures, workshops, symposia, and collaborative research.