LGBT Events


    Secret Court 100: Harvard's Queer Century

    Panelists: Professor Evelynn Hammonds, Professor Robert Reid-Pharr, Reverend Aric B. Flemming, and Kamille Washington

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6pm (EDT)


Past Events

  • June LGBTQ+ Pride Month

    History's Apology: Social Movements and Sexual Rights in the Postcolonial World

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Durba Mitra
Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and
Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor, Harvard University

Our speaker will explore the history of social movements for sexual rights and current issues related to women and LGBTQIA communities from a global perspective. She will trace the impact of the HIV/AIDs pandemic on organizing for LGBTQ rights in South Asia in particular, and reflect on the complex role of the history of the AIDs pandemic in global claims for sexual rights.How can we think of the crisis of pandemics as pivotal moments to imagine radical social change? There will be time for Q & A.

Join by Zoom: All meetingvlinks are distributed via the LGBT_Office listserv. To join the listserv or alternatively to request this one‐time meeting link, contact by using your Harvard or hospital affiliation email account.

LGBT Advisory Committee | LAHMS | Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative | Countway Library |
Harvard SOGIE Health Equity Research Collaborative | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s LGBTQ Advisory
Group | Boston Children’s LGBTQ & Friends Group | Brigham Health LGBTQ & Friends | Dana Farber Cancer Institute
LGBTQ+ & Friends Employee Resource Group

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Harvard Medical School Pride  (throughout June)

COVID-19 may have cancelled Boston Pride but an ad hoc committee from DICP, ORMA, LAHMS and Countway is currently planning a few virtually based opportunities for us to come together in celebration of our LGBTQIA+ community.  We suggest that you subscribe to the LGBT Office listserv for future communications.  Contact to subscribe (please use your Harvard University or affiliate email address).

Global Pride 2020    (June 27)

Amid the Covid-19 crisis currently affecting the globe, many of the world's more than 200 LGBTQ pride parades have been postponed or canceled. As a result an international community of LGBTQ organizations and pride committees have joined forces to bring Global Pride 2020, which will operate under the motto of: Exist. Persist. Resist.  


  • COVID-19 and the LGBTQ+ community: Rising to unique challenges

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Robbie H. Goldstein, MD, PhD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Primary Care Physician; Medical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Transgender Health Program; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Kanika and Jason, MS1s
Kanika and Jason are first year medical students at HMS

Sabra L. Katz-Wise, PhD, Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative Curriculum Fellow; Assistant Professor, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; Co-Director, Harvard SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Health Equity Research Collaborative

Sponsors: LAHMS, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, and queer students); Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative; Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) LGBT Office; and Harvard SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Health Equity Research Collaborative.

  • LGBTQ+ Community Connection

Tuesday, May 19, 2020  |  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

A virtual social hour for the LGBTQ+ Community of Harvard Medical School and its affiliates

Lunch and Zoom

An opportunity to get together with others who identify somewhere under the LGBTQIA umbrella to network and engage in some light-hearted conversation.  This is a casual meet-up so feel free to bring your lunch.

  • Musings on the Impact of Covid and on Being LGBTQ

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  |  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

a brief presentation and discussion led by Marshall Forstein, M.D. for the LGBTQ+ community of Harvard Medical School and its affiliates

Join us for this special online session to be led by Marshall Forstein, M.D., a Cambridge Health Alliance psychiatrist and past member of the LBGT Advisory Committee to the Dean.  We will start with a brief presentation about how LGBTQ people are particularly affected by the Covid epidemic, followed by an open discussion about the special needs of members of the various LGBTQ communities affected.

Background:  For those of us who have LGBTQ identities, we know at what cost we live our lives when we remain invisible or feel the need to retreat back to that invisibility.  This cost knows no gender, no race, no age.  However, for those who are LGBTQ people of color, homeless or disabled the COVID crisis may present even more of a quandary in trying to balance the risks and benefits of authentication of oneself in the social matrix in which we live.  As we all muddle through the current epidemic, we must remember the lessons of the past… to acknowledge the costs that lie in the loss of physical proximity and touch, and of the costs associated with a retreat into invisibility so that we stay united and vigilant in mitigating them.


Meeting Transcript 

  • LGBTQ+ Community Connection

April 1, 7 and 15, 2020  |  4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

A virtual social hour for the LGBTQ+ Community of Harvard Medical School and its affiliates

Pause for a moment and do something to lighten your soul – join with kindred spirits for a stress-busting gathering. Whether you are on the front lines providing health care, working from home and feeling isolated, or taking care of little ones and desperate for some adult time, claim 45 minutes. Meet some new people, share your latest humorous memes, videos, or song adaptations that have emerged due to the pandemic, or otherwise engage in some light-hearted conversation.

Co-sponsored by LGBT Programs of the Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and The LGBT Advisory Committee to the Dean