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 LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Employee Resource Group (QERG) of Harvard University works to ensure that Harvard is a welcoming and inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, and queer employees. The QERG works with the University’s many schools, offices, and LGBTQ leaders in our shared goal of ensuring Harvard is a great place to both work and learn. The QERG serves as a visible, accessible resource for LGBTQ employees and will provide recruitment, networking and career development opportunities.
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
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.