Gender and Sexuality

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center Launches Global LGBTQI+ Human Rights Program

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights launched the Global LGBTQI+ Human Rights Program on May 1 to research and address issues affecting LGBTQ+ individuals around the globe.

Queen's Head Pub

‘Gender-Affirming Slay Fest’: Harvard College QSA Hosts Annual Queer Prom

The Harvard College Queer Student Association held its annual Queer Prom celebration at the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub on Saturday evening in collaboration with the Office of BGLTQ Student Life.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Center Sues Louisiana Over Ban on Medical Care for Trans Youth

The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners and Attorney General Elizabeth Murrill on Jan. 8 challenging a state ban on providing gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors.

Women's Week

Harvard College Women’s Center Kicks Off 2024 Women’s Week With ‘Rooted’ Theme

The Harvard College Women’s Center launched its 18th annual Women’s Week on Monday with the unveiling of a tree sculpture in honor of this year’s theme, “Rooted.”

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Amid Ongoing Dean Search, Harvard Kennedy School Affiliates Say Diverse Faculty Should Be Top Priority

As the Harvard Kennedy School searches for its next dean, some affiliates believe increasing gender, racial, and international representation among faculty should be a top priority for the school’s next leader.

Plan C IOP

Panelists Discuss Abortion Pill Access, ‘Plan C’ Documentary at Harvard Kennedy School Forum

Panelists discussed abortion pill access in the United States at a Harvard Kennedy School forum before a screening of the documentary “Plan C” on Monday.

Student Groups

Harvard Undergraduates Laud Intersectional ‘Affinity Spaces’ Hosted by QuOffice

Students praised the Office of BGLTQ Student Life’s fall semester “affinity spaces,” which enable queer undergraduates of overlapping intersectional identities to support each other, engage in dialogue, and discuss shared experiences.

Sex Week Opening 2021

Eleventh Annual Harvard Sex Week Titillates Campus

Harvard students gathered last week for the eleventh annual “Sex Week,” a weeklong series of events dedicated to sexual health and well-being, to discuss safer sex and sexual wellness, LGBTQ+ intimacy, and sexual pleasure.

Harvard Yard University Hall

Activist Group Our Harvard Can Do Better Expands Focus, Rebrands as Harvard Feminist Coalition

Our Harvard Can Do Better, an undergraduate campus group advocating against rape culture at Harvard, has rebranded as the Harvard Feminist Coalition, the organization announced on Oct. 30.

Wasserstein Hall

Harvard Journal of Law and Gender Hosts Annual Fall Conference on ‘Gender and the Body’

Experts discussed reproductive justice, domestic violence, and transgender activism at the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender’s annual conference Friday.

Harvard Stadium
College Finance

Harvard’s Men’s Teams Continue to See Higher Coaching Salaries and Budgets Than Women’s Teams

Harvard paid the head coaches of its men’s varsity teams roughly $30,000 more on average than their counterparts leading women’s teams last year, according to a yearly report filed by the Athletics Department.


‘A Form of Affirmation’: Harvard Social Transition Fund Seeks Institutional Support

This year, the Social Transition Fund — a project that helps students purchase gender-affirming care and products — requested $10,000 in funding from the Harvard Undergraduate Association, the College’s student government body.

Sex Week Opening 2021

‘A Vital Part of Sexuality’: LGBTQ+ Inclusion at Harvard Sex Week

Since 2012, Sexual Health and Advocacy Throughout Harvard College has hosted an annual Sex Week to advance sex positivity and education on campus — and in the process, the group’s leaders have sought to ensure programming is inclusive of LGBTQ+ experiences.

Pride Celebration 2022

Pride Marches Back Through Boston After Tumultuous Hiatus

For the first time since 2019, Boston hosted its annual Pride parade, organized by Boston Pride for the People — a newly formed LGBTQ+ group.

History-Making Faculty Deans

Looking Back and Ahead at Harvard’s LGBTQ+ Faculty Deans

With newly-appointed Pforzheimer House Faculty Deans Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks set to become the third LGBTQ+ couple at the helm of a House, The Crimson takes a look at the LGBTQ+ couples who have held these roles.