Our organization showcases the diversity of the students, faculty, and staff at the medical campus and joins the network of many other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) organizations within the Boston University system and surrounding community.
Interested in getting involved?
Provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff.
We are here to educate future and current health professionals on the social issues and health concerns of the LGBTQIA+ community in order to break down prejudices and misconceptions that can undermine patient care and personal growth.
We encourage professional and personal development through discussions, conferences, socials, community activism and advocacy.
Do you have any questions, concerns, and/or feedback? We want to hear from you.
Lambda Lunches: Every Monday from 1 to 2pm on the Talbot Green (rain location: Talbot 106E)
Queer Alliance Officers:
Danielle Costa, Chair
Danielle is a queer, first generation student born and raised in Massachusetts. She is pursuing a certificate in Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (CAPDIE) at BUSPH. She is interested in programs that help to boost the self-confidence of young adults through self-defense and weight lifting classes. She loves coffee and finding fun ways to work out.
Vera is a queer, nonbinary, Peruvian-American MPH student in the Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (CAPDIE) certificate program. They are passionate about mental health advocacy and serve on the executive board of Students with Psychosis. Their interests are in working directly with and elevating the voices of neurodivergent people and making sure that the voices of people with lived experience with psychosis aren’t left out of greater mental health conversations. After graduating, Vera plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology in order to directly influence mental health treatment practices to decolonize the mental health treatment system and elevate marginalized voices.
Matisse is a queer, kinky, poly MPH student in Epidemiology/Biostatistics with a certificate in Sex, Sexuality, and Gender. She is from Phoenix, AZ but has lived in 7 different states. After graduating, Matisse hopes to do Community Based Participatory Research on mental and sexual health with sex workers. In their free time, they love reading, playing volleyball, hiking, going dancing, and making new friends.
Kyla is a queer, part-time MPH student pursuing a certificate in Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (CAPDIE). They are passionate about issues related to housing insecurity and social justice. She is originally from a small town in New Mexico and in her free time, she loves spending time outdoors or playing with her cat, Juniper.
Samia is a queer, Muslim, Pakistani-American from Arkansas. After getting their undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, they worked for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy for two years. Now, they are completing certificates in Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (CAPDIE) and Mental Health/Substance Use at BUSPH. They are interested in PIC abolition, harm reduction, and access to gender-affirming healthcare for genderqueer people. They love to collect fountain pens and ink and are always down to talk to you about Marvel comics!
Julia Lanham, Assistant Dean, Careers & Practicum
- Queer Alliance Resource Guide: Resource Guide
- You should also consider taking part in the medical student LGBTQ+ organization: BUMC Pride!
- BU Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism (CGSA) https://bucgsa.weebly.com/
- Name Changes at BU http://www.bu.edu/reg/students/name-changes/
- GLAAD’s Tips for Allies http://www.glaad.org/transgender/allies