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Celebrating Pride

Meet students and faculty members, explore lessons from history, and discover what is happening today in the LGBTQ+ community.


A year-round commitment

At Harvard, we believe that our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging is foundational for every community member's pursuit of excellence.

Learn more from our Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
There’s no right way to be LGBT or be queer. As long as it’s true to you, it’s what you should be doing, so don’t get bogged down in the details.”

Kailey Nicholson, Harvard College

A neuroscience concentrator from Virginia, Kailey graduated this May and participated in the Lavender Graduation.

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I’d always imagined using whatever degree or knowledge I had to help people in some way.”

Eve L. Howe, Harvard Law School

After finishing her Navy stint and before matriculating at the Law School, Eve spent a year working at Casa Ruby, which provides health and social services for LGBTQ youth and adults in Washington, D.C.

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For myself, I hope to draw on the legacy and energy of my queer ancestors.”

Cody Hooks, Harvard Divinity School

The summer before starting at the Divinity School, Cody Hooks undertook a pilgrimage through northern New Mexico to visit LGBTQIA+ elders and gather up fragments of their collective history.

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Creating an equitable future


This bill, and ones like it, are trying to remove every possible source of support and comfort for those kids.”

Alex Chen on Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill and its effect on LGBT kids

Director of the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

Alex Chen

Supporting our community


I believe that, to be productive and be a change agent…you have to bring your full self to the work.”

Evelynn Hammonds, recipient of the first award for Exceptional Service to BGLTQ+ Inclusion

Professor of African and African American Studies

Evelynn Hammonds

Learning from the past


There isn't American history, and then LGBTQ+ history, and then Black history, and then women's history. It's all American history.”

Rebecca Scofield on a more complete history of the American West

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences alum

Rebecca Scofield
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