LGBTQ and Gender Identity

White Cake that reads Yale pride with a rainbow under the words


Yale University is a welcoming community that holistically supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people. The Office of LGBTQ Resources at Yale provides campus-wide support, and the OISS is available to provide guidance and answer questions on visas and other matters of concern.  As of July 2013, U.S. immigration recognizes same sex marriage.  Read more about the decision.

There is an official and enforced non-discrimination policy at Yale, and same-sex married partners have full access to the same benefits and privileges as different-sex married partners. Although there are still many aspects in which LGBTQ people have not achieved full equality in the U.S., they have achieved full equality at Yale.

Gender Identity & Pronouns

Pronouns are linguistic tools that we use to refer to people. In our efforts to respect the diverse identities of our communities, it is important to use the pronoun that people prefer when referring to them. Learn more at Yale LGBTQ's Resources on Pronouns.