Harvard offers a number of formal and informal resources for the LBGTQIA community.
Harvard's Employee Assistance Program
Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, 24/7 work life assistance and support including short-term counseling, professional consultation and targeted research and referrals for Harvard faculty and staff and their adult household members. Contact the EAP at 877-EAP-HARV (327-4278) to speak with a consultant or harvardeap.kgreer.com for articles and resources relevant to the LBGTQIA community, their friends and their allies.
Other Harvard Resources
- The Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus is a group of more than 5,000 Harvard and Radcliffe alumni, faculty, staff and students who seek to build a sense of community and press for a nondiscriminatory, diverse environment at Harvard. Their website serves as the main hub of gender and sexuality information at Harvard and includes detailed, updated links to various interest groups and a wide range of resources for alumni/ae, faculty and staff, and students.
- The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (FD&D) works closely with colleagues across the University to oversee and guide institutional policies and practices in all areas of faculty affairs, providing intellectual leadership and coordination across the schools.
- The Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity(H-OAP) seeks to lead a sustained University-wide effort to develop, coordinate and advance inclusive excellence, diversity, equal opportunity initiatives, programs and policies at Harvard.
- The Office of Labor and Employee Relations (LER) serves as the University’s chief representative in all labor relations matters. LER also provides guidance on employment policies for non-represented staff and advice on workplace issues to ensure the fair and consistent treatment of all Harvard staff. Contact LER at 617-495-2786 for answers and support around transgender issues.
Resources in Massachusetts
A national movement of youth and adults with one or more LGBTQ parent.
- Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
New England's legal rights organization working to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC)
Works to end discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. Educates the public, advocates with government, engages in political activism, and encourages empowerment of community members through collective action.
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Promotes the health and well-being of LBGTQ persons, their families and friends.
- Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI)
Brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives to advance transgender equality. TLPI maintains a list of college and university gender-identity policies.