How Do You Make LGBTQ Students Feel Welcome?

During the last school year, I heard from two different people that one of the reasons they wanted to become teachers was to help LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) students. There are probably LGBTQ students in every classroom, though many aren’t yet ready to be open about their sexuality or gender identity. … Read more

How Do LGBTQ Students Feel At School?

Patricia Reeves and her husband have worked hard to make sure that their child is safe at school. They asked the principal of one school to stop students from bullying Milo, who is nonbinary, and they took Milo out of another school because a teacher wouldn’t use the right pronouns. Inside their home in West … Read more

How Important Is Gender To Identity?

Gender affects all of our relationships with other people. When people talk to each other, their ideas about themselves, like who they are and what rights and opportunities they have, clash with how other people see them and how they treat them. But it often seems like gender in its truest sense isn’t a part … Read more

How Do I Support My LGBTQ Friends?

During Pride Month, there are many events where LGBT people can celebrate who they are. But June is also a good time for straight people to show their LGBT friends, family members, and coworkers that they support them. Here are eight ways to be a good friend. 1. Find out about the different kinds of … Read more

Which Gender Is More Social?

Older adults are more likely to live alone because their spouses and friends may have died before them. Chronic conditions that make people less mobile could also make it harder for this age group to interact with other people. So, as people get older, they often have less social support, which could affect their health. … Read more

What Is Gender Dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria is a term for when a person feels uncomfortable because their biological sex doesn’t match their gender identity. This feeling of unease or dissatisfaction could be so strong that it leads to depression or anxiety and hurts daily life. What is gender identity? Gender identity is how we see ourselves and how we … Read more

Is Harvard a LGBTQ?

At Harvard, the LGBTQ+ community is alive and well. Even though a lot of progress has been made toward equality, people with different gender identities or sexual orientations still face discrimination, unfairness, and other problems. ODIB wants to help LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty, make LGBTQ+ concerns and issues more visible, and work toward a … Read more

Is Dating Allowed In Harvard?

People here are thought to be either single or married (i.e., in very serious, long-term relationships), but no one really dates. One in five Harvard seniors who are graduating have never been in a relationship while they were in college. How many relationships did Harvard seniors say they had on average? Just one. The majority … Read more

Is Colgate LGBTQ friendly?

Colgate wants everyone to feel like they belong and get help, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, or how they show their gender. Our goal is to help LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty through educational programs, community-building projects, and advocacy. A Friendly Neighborhood Colgate celebrates all identities that overlap and work together to make … Read more