Join us as we celebrate, empower, and support Emerson’s LGBTQIA+ Community this Pride. Throughout the month, the College is hosting a variety of virtual events, elevating the voices of LGBTQIA+ alumni, faculty, and staff. From panels and film screenings to Drag Bingo—there’s something for everyone!
In addition to our virtual programming, we have collected resources for our LGBTQIA+ Emersonians. Moving off-campus and want to see which neighborhoods are LGBTQIA+ friendly? Looking for an inclusive and accepting place to practice your religion? Need assistance in changing your name/pronouns at Emerson? Find our list of resources below.
We have pulled together resources, scripts, and more for the Day of Action for Trans Rights. This was made possible with the help of the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.
College Organizations & Departments
The Office of Intercultural Student Affairs seeks to support all students in the rainbow. The staff is committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive atmosphere in which all community members are valued and respected.
Their page highlights: LGBTQIA+ student organizations, name/pronoun changing process, an LGBTQIA+ glossary, tips to affirm gender identity, and more.
Pride takes on a lot of meanings at Emerson. For many of us, Emerson is where we were able to find our voices and truly become our authentic selves. As a pack of lions (joke aside) we uplift, listen, and celebrate one another for all that makes us, us.
Wherever you land on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, this group serves as space for Emersonians to connect, share points of interest, have conversations about our LGBTQIA+ experiences, and support one another personally and professionally.
Our Pride Stands Together as OneEmerson. Welcome to the LGBTQIA+ Pride.
Off-Campus Student Services
For Us, By Us, Cultural Boston is a collaborative effort between Intercultural Student Affairs and Off-Campus Student Services. We hope this site lives and breathes the beauty of the communities that make up Boston. This site is not a finished product, and is intended to be added to as it lives and grows alongside the Emersonians that contribute to it! The link above will bring you to the LGBTQIA+ section of the site, but there is much more to explore while you're there!
The Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center is eager to assist Boston-area transgender and gender diverse individuals in expressing themselves more authentically through voice and communication modification. Learn more about the Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Training Program below.
Social Justice Collaborative
Emerson College seeks to be a welcoming and inclusive campus for all members of our community, campus affiliates, and visitors. As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Emerson welcomes gender diversity and affirms our dedication to supporting the access and success of all members of our Community, including those who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, and genderqueer. Learn more about gender inclusion at Emerson College below.
eQual provides a voice for staff and faculty of Emerson who identify as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) and their allies. The group seeks to create an inclusive community as well as a safe and supportive environment for all.
eQual improves LGBTQ visibility on campus by engaging in both the Emerson and surrounding community through programs, events, and professional development.
For more information on eQual, email eQual [at] emerson.edutitle="Email eQual".
At Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS), we acknowledge that trans and gender non-binary students face particular mental health challenges. ECAPS, and Emerson College, are committed to making college a welcoming place. ECAPS has pluralized gender bathrooms and also offers a Rainbow support group for people of all (or no) genders and sexualities. Learn more about the Trans & Gender Non-Binary Resources offered by ECAPS below.
The following places of religious and spiritual practice are accessible by walking or taking public transportation from Emerson's Boston campus. The sites listed under LGBTQ are among those who have publicly welcomed LGBTQ people. This resource page is not meant to fully represent the numerous places of worship and practice in the Boston area. Please reach out to Emerson's Center for Spiritual Life at spiritual_life [at] emerson.edutitle="Email the Center for Spiritual Life" for more information.