Learn More Series: Queerfolk, Transfolk, Fatfolk, Blackfolk: Intersections of Queer and Black Identities
To be Black and queer is to live at the margins within the margins, erased from both mainstream heteronormative culture and white-dominant LGBTQIA+ culture. It means inhabiting a body that is hypervisible, overpoliced, and under constant threat from society. It also means inhabiting a body in a world where desirability is political, a form of […]
Learn More Series: “A” is for Asexual Liberation: Centering Ace & Aro Identities and Creating a Movement
Despite our societal obsession with sex, sexual attraction and desire are not experienced by all and exist on a spectrum. Over the past 20 years, the asexual and aromantic (or ace and aro) communities have gained visibility and awareness thanks to leaders like David Jay, an asexual activist, and Angela Chen, a journalist and acclaimed […]
Activists have described it as civil rights whiplash: Despite all of the progress in LGBTQIA+ rights, visibility, and acceptance in this new century, a wave of transphobia and homophobia is sweeping the nation. This year alone, more than 200 pieces of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation have been introduced in 36 states, the majority targeting trans and nonbinary […]
Learn More Series: Queer History IS American History: Historical Perspectives on LGBTQIA+ Identity and Experience
If the silencing of queer voices in school curricula tells us anything, it is this: History matters. As LGBTQIA+ History Month gets underway, join BU Diversity & Inclusion and the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff for a Learn More Series panel event featuring all-star scholars whose work has sought to reclaim LGBTQIA+ history and […]
In this first Learn More Series event of the 2022-2023 academic year, we hear from the author and City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola. Olayiwola, a native of Chicago living in Boston, is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer […]
September 1, 2022 — BU Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) is proud to announce the seventeen Learn More Grants recipients for the 2022-23 academic year. First launched in fall 2021, the three Learn More Grants support ongoing learning, capacity building, and community-building. All three grants offer a total of $30,000 in dispersible funds for BU […]
January 24, 2022 — Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) is proud to announce the Learn More Series theme for the 2022-23 academic year will be exploring and understanding LGBTQIA+ Identity and Experiences. Each year, we devote ourselves to investigating a single topic of social importance through our Learn More Series. The effort features nationally […]
BU Today: “Meet Debbie Bazarsky, Inaugural Director of BU’s New LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff”
Center’s programming, services, and events will bring together LGBTQIA+ colleagues from across the University
“Race Manners” is a monthly advice column that helps readers resolve personal dilemmas involving race, culture and identity.
In peer-reviewed piece, 24 researchers argue it’s time for new policies that promote strong mentorship, diversity, and equity amongst scientific workforce.