LGBTQ+ Community

Whether you identify as LGBTQ+, are seeking more information about the communities on campus and in the Boston area, or are curious about queer life on campus, BU is home to a vibrant LGBTQ+ community with a number of student groups, organizations, and coalitions that strive to keep the conversations about gender and sexuality open, friendly, and engaging.

Below are a few examples of the diverse LGBTQ+ resources and student-led groups at BU:

  • The Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism (CGSA) is a resource center that gives a voice to institutionally marginalized groups through an intersectional approach to activism and education.
  • The Queer Activist Collective (The Q) is dedicated to LGBTQ+ education and activism both on and off campus. Weekly meetings are held to discuss culture and politics in addition to planning events for the BU community.
  • The Trans and Gender Variant Listening Circle (T*LC) is a discussion-based student group in which trans and gender variant people share frustrations, successes, and stories.
  • Voices is a volunteer program within the Community Service Center (CSC) that strives to engage new perspectives and facilitate conversation about race, gender, sexuality, religion, size, ability, HIV status, survivor status, and any of a number of other identities. The CSC also provides students with an opportunity to engage in the Gender + Sexuality focus area of the First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP).
  • BU’s Alpha Chi Chapter of the Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity, geared primarily toward gay and bisexual men (though men of any sexual orientation are welcome), is committed to social justice, friendship, and personal growth. New members are accepted twice a year in September and January.
  • BU Housing offers Gender-Neutral Housing to upper-class students.

BU Today, our daily news website, highlights how groups, organizations, and individuals on campus are currently discussing identities and taking advantage of resources on campus: