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 […]

Learn More Series: “We’re Not Going Back”: Protecting and Advancing LGBTQIA+ Rights in 2022

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 […]

2022-23 Learn More Series Theme

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 […]