Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies Program
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program is devoted to the investigation of the complexities of sexuality and its importance to the organization of social relations more generally. Primary among its concerns is also the study of the lives, the politics, and the creative work of sexual and gender minorities.
Two years after changing its name, the Department of Literatures in English, formerly the Department of English, began its first semester with a newly revised undergraduate curriculum this fall.Read More
For the 2023 spring semester, Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (FGSS) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Studies are offering a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Read More
“Our Bodies, Their Laws” Installment Opens the Floor for Discussion of Dobbs v. Jackson’s Impact on the LGBTQ+ Community
On Tuesday, October 25, the feminist, gender and sexuality studies program hosted the third installment in their series “Our Bodies, Their Laws.” This portion consisted of a discussion surrounding the impact that the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson has had on the LGBTQ+ community.Read More
OUR BODIES, Their Laws: Community Education and Coalition Building for Bodily Autonomy⎮ Nov. 11 at 3:30pm
FGSS INVITES YOU AT ATTEND A COMMUNITY-WIDE DISCUSSION ABOUT DATE-RAPE DRUGS AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS". THIS FRIDAY, NOV. 11, FROM 3:30 TO 5:30, Appel Common, Multipurpose Room, 303 ABC.Read More
"Social media platforms and the internet have created a culture of forced transparency and often unearned and unwitting belonging," FGSS and LGBT Studies affiliated faculty member Naminata Diabate told NBC News, in response to fans accusing Taylor Swift of "queerbaiting."Read More
LGBT Studies Events
LGBT Studies 30th anniversary
Get your glitter ready for the 30th anniversary celebration of Cornell’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program. Check back often for new additions and initiatives, which will be added throughout the year. We are collaborating with The Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, which turns 50!
Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.
This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' leadership.