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 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.


News & Announcements

  • LGBTQ Life Graduate Assistant

    LGBTQ Life will be hiring a graduate assistant for the 2019-2020 school year! The GA can be a graduate student in good standing at any JHU campus. Apply by sending a cover letter and CV to dwoolway@jhu.edu by May 27, 2019.

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  • Baltimore Pride Parade 2019

    Sign up today to march in the Baltimore Pride Parade with your Johns Hopkins community!

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  • LGBTQAA Staff and Faculty Summit

    We invite Johns Hopkins lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied faculty and staff to a summit designed to identify issues faced by our community. The goals of the summit are to connect community members to each other and plan for the future.

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  • Showing Up for Transgender, Intersex, and Non-Binary People

    In light of the rumored DHHS memo reported by the New York Times, on November 8, Johns Hopkins students, staff, and faculty gathered for a group photograph in front of the Johns Hopkins Hospital dome.

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    Preferred name fields added to myJHU profiles

    Change in university databases reflects JHU's commitment to inclusion

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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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