LGBTQ Life serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied community at Johns Hopkins. You’re invited to visit our office, attend an upcoming event, or email us to ask any questions.

Resources at LGBTQ Life

Here are a few things people are often seeking when they visit our page.

What We Do

About LGBTQ Life: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Life was founded in 2013. We provide a central home for information about gender identity and sexual orientation across the Hopkins community. Find out what we’re about via our events page, by signing up for our weekly newsletter, or following us on Facebook.

Community Support: LGBTQ Life provides interpersonal support through our office (drop in or make an appointment with the director) and our peer mentoring program. We have many resources specifically for transgender people. We also encourage Homewood students to connect with the LGBTQ Support Group through the Counseling Center.  We’re also happy to make referrals to other Hopkins resources.

Education: We provide a variety of educational sessions, including Safe Zone training. Join one of our upcoming events for opportunities to learn. Our website has a glossary of terms used by the LGBTQ community as well as information specifically about gender identity. Also check out the many resources on our links page.

Advocacy: LGBTQ Life works to make campus climate safer and more inclusive. We are actively involved with the Diversity Leadership Council and other campus partners who are invested in LGBTQ inclusion.

Networking: LGBTQ Life serves as a central home for LGBTQA groups across the Hopkins community. We also have ties to many organizations in Baltimore and the DC area.

Consortium Member

LGBTQ Life is an institutional member of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals


News & Announcements

  • Fall 2015 Highlights

    The fall semester has been a great one at LGBTQ Life! Here are a few highlights of fall 2015. Check out our Instagram feed for more images of everything we do. We are grateful to everyone who helped us make this semester wonderful. Have a happy new year, and we look forward to another wonderful […]


  • Lavender Celebration 2015

      We were proud to celebrate the accomplishments of seven graduates at this year’s Lavender Celebration. Lavender Celebration is our annual chance to look back on the year and reflect on all of our accomplishments as a community. Some of the highlights included a rainbow cake, reflections from seniors, and lots of hugs. Check out […]


  • Honesty and Communication: APL Staff Members Share ‘Coming Out’ Stories

    This story is brought to us by Allies in the Workplace, which supports LGBT and allied staff at the Applied Physics Laboratory.   Max Crownover was concerned when his son abruptly announced that he was going to leave the Naval Academy after the first semester of his sophomore year. “I was upset,” he said. “I […]


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    Dollars and sense

    Study: Covering costs of transitioning to opposite sex cost-effective for insurance companies


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    A colorful celebration

    About 150 from Johns Hopkins participate in Baltimore's 40th annual LGBTQ Pride celebration


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    Signs of change

    Simple changes make JHU campus bathrooms more gender-, wheelchair-, and family-friendly


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