LGBTQ Resources

Harvard LGBTQ Resources

OutList: The online OutList includes more than 130 Harvard LGBTQ faculty, trainees, and staff who have volunteered to be available to medical and dental students for mentoring, career advice, shadowing, research, LGBTQ patient care, or other support. Another 80+ allies are also available. If you would like to join either list, please fill out this survey. The OutList is operated by Jessica Halem, LGBTQ Outreach and Engagement Director at Harvard Medical School. 

Transgender Healthcare for Harvard University Employees: Easily find out what our insurance companies offer transgender and gender non-conforming employees for their healthcare needs:

LGBTQ Clinical Elective at HMS: Harvard Medical School has launched a clinical and scholarly elective: “Health Care for Individuals with Diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Expression, and Sex Development.” This advanced elective is a four-week course that trains medical students to provide high-quality patient care to people who are LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning), Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD (Differences of Sex Development). More here:

Community LGBTQ Resources

National LGBT Health Education Center: A program of the Fenway Institute, the National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

The Fenway Institute conducts policy research on issues affecting LGBT health, HIV policy, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and other issues. The institute also addresses the social determinants of health, which the World Health Organization defines as “the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness.”

The Network/La Red: Hotline: 617-742-4911 (v), 617-227-4911 (TTY)
A survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities, TNLR offers a hotline, an advocacy program, a safe home, as well as education and trainings. All services are free and confidential.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Free, confidential, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in crisis or distress.

The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
National crisis line serving the LGBTQ youth community, also with chat, text, and social networking options on their website.

LGBT National Help Center: (888) 843-4564 (all ages) or (800) 246-7743 (youth through age 25)
Free, confidential telephone/internet peer counseling, information, and resources.

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Intersex Society of North America