LGBTQ Life

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LGBTQ Life

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.


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.


News & Announcements

  • Statement of Support

    On behalf of the Diversity Leadership Council and LGBTQ Life, in order to show an engaged, supportive community at Johns Hopkins, we collected signatures in support of transgender people. On November 17, the statement and signatures were published in The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. 1117 students, staff, faculty, and alumni signed our statement! PDF Document: You […]

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  • Commitment to Transgender Inclusion

    LGBTQ Life is a safe space for people of all genders. We support everyone’s right to express their gender, receive respectful health care, and live free of gendered violence. We are committed to improving Johns Hopkins for transgender and gender non-conforming people.

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  • Fall Events

    Here’s what we’re working on for this fall. Hope you can join us! Most events are held in the LGBTQ Life office. Email lgbtq@jhu.edu for details.

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  • Baltimore Pride Parade

    You are invited to join us in representing Johns Hopkins at the 2016 Baltimore Pride Parade! The parade begins at 2:00 on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Participants will need to be present by 1:00pm so that we can line up and get ready.

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  • HUB

    Faculty members disavow report on gender, sexuality

    In 'Sun' op-ed, authors say report is not comprehensive, mischaracterizes the current state of science on gender and sexuality

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    Safe Zone training sessions begin Sept. 16

    More than a thousand faculty, staff, and students have already participated in the voluntary program

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