BGLTQ Advising

Our aim is to create an open, supportive and vibrant space for students around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Please feel free to talk to us about anything queer-related, including: coming out, harassment, family issues, being out in the workplace, health concerns, dating, and anything else you can think of. Please know that you don't need to identify as B, G, L, T or Q to talk with us. We are happy to talk if you want to know more about how to be a better friend and ally to BGLTQ students, if you are interested in queer history and politics, or you just have questions about our lives and experiences.
 
Kirkland's 2016-17 BGLTQ Tutors: Kevin Carney and Spencer Smith

Harvard Resources:
  • Office of BGLTQ Student Life: Harvard includes a vibrant and active bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer and ally community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae. Students may connect with the BGLTQ community in a multitude of ways such as social events, programs, student organizations, and political groups.The Office of BGLTQ Student Life is the college's hub for information on BGLTQ resources and events. All genders and sexualities are welcome! We encourage students to stop by the office to meet the staff, study, ask questions, or get resources. Boylston Hall, G03.
  • Harvard QSA: The QSA is an organization concerned with improving the visibility, strength, and support of the Harvard College undergraduate bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer communities in recognition of the marginalization and oppression that exists as a result of stigmatization of queer sexuality and gender. This group seeks to promote community awareness of the social, political, educational, and cultural issues surrounding queer identities and sexualities.
  • BAGELS: BAGELS is Harvard's group for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgendered Jews, their friends and supporters. We sponsor events that foster a BGTLQ Jewish community on campus, and increase awareness about both religion and sexuality.
  • Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus: The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus is composed of more than 3,400 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Harvard and Radcliffe alumni/ae, faculty, staff and students. HGLC was formed in 1983 with the aim of pressuring Harvard University to include sexual orientation in its non-discrimination policy.
  • Bureau of Study Counsel: The Bureau is a center for academic and personal development to help students develop the strategy, skill, and spirit to help them manifest their talent, aspirations, and deepest commitments. The BSC’s services include individual counseling for academic and personal development, workshop and discussion groups, peer tutoring, consultation to student organizations, and a course in reading and study strategies. 617-495-2581, M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM, 5 Linden Street
  • Contact Peer Counseling: Contact is a non-judgmental, non-directive, confidential undergraduate peer counseling group for all sexualities, all genders, and all relationships. Located in the basement of Thayer, Contact is a great space to chat about your feelings, vent about a bad day, or work through confusing situations. Pick up some safe sex supplies, browse our library, or talk to our friendly staff. We're always here to listen. Call us from Wed-Sun, 8pm-1am, or drop in from Thurs-Sun, 8pm-1am.
  • Room 13: A confidential, peer-counseling group. 617-495-4969 Every night, 7PM-7AM Grays West Basement (enter from side of building closest to Mass Ave)
  • Queer Resource Center: A student-run organization at Harvard College, the QRC provides a comfortable, open place on campus for Harvard undergraduates to hang out, convene, and enjoy LGBTQ resources. Hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm (closed on holidays and reading/exam period). Location: Thayer Basement.