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 have a series of identity-specific meet-ups. 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.

Upcoming Events

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News & Announcements

  • LGBTQ Life Needs Assessment 2018

    LGBTQ Life is launching a needs assessment to find out more about LGBTQ and allied students at JHU. These results will help us to serve students and establish priorities for the next two years.


  • Fall 2018 – LGBTQ Events

    We’re looking forward to a fall full of community and educational events. Watch this space as we add more!


  • Highlights for 2017 – 2018

    We had a fabulous year at LGBTQ Life. Find out some of our highlights here!


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    Hopkins affirms support for transgender, gender nonconforming communities

    Message comes amid reports that federal government is considering adopting a binary definition of gender under the law


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    Discovering Laramie

    JHU Barnstormers present the story of Matthew Shepard, whose 1998 murder became a flashpoint for the gay rights movement


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    Johns Hopkins celebrates National Coming Out Day

    Hopkins community joins in national celebration of the voluntary self-disclosure of sexual orientation and gender identity