BU’s Queer Activist Collective (“Q”)

The Queer Activist Collective (“Q”) is Boston University’s largest LGBTQ+ student organization dedicated to ensuring the awareness, visibility, and full inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. We are committed to creating programming that is uplifting & affirming for all LGBTQ+ community members. As a majority QTBIPOC & TGNCI Executive Board, we are especially passionate about supporting communities who have historically been excluded from mainstream LGBTQ+ spaces.

In the absence of an official student-facing LGBTQ+ resource center at BU, we strive to connect and provide BU community members with the resources, support, and community they need and deserve.

This semester, you can find us on Fridays in the Howard Thurman Center! We host weekly programming that includes events such as mental and sexual health workshops, BU faculty & staff panels, Know Your Rights legal workshops, game nights, allyship workshops, charity drag shows, and much more.

We also work on initiatives as needed to ensure BU is inclusive and the needs of LGBTQ+ students are being met.

For questions, more info on how to get involved, help connecting with resources, or ideas on how we can better support you and the LGBTQ+ community at BU, please email us at queer@bu.edu

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Spring 2022 Meetings

Note: Green badges & masks are required for entry to all meetings.

Click here to view our Spring 2022 meeting calendar!

 

We strive to ensure our meetings are safe & accessible for all LGBTQ+ folks. Please contact us at queer@bu.edu for questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation (e.g. ASL Interpreters, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART); assistive listening devices; hearing or induction loops) no later than 10 business days prior to the event. All locations will be mobility accessible. All-gender bathrooms will be available (click here for a map of their locations).

Current Initiatives

LGBTQ+ Resource Guides: In the absence of an official student-facing LGBTQ+ resource center, Q works to provide comprehensive & up-to-date resources to LGBTQ+ students. Check out the resource guides here: linktr.ee/BULGBTQResources

Community Spaces

  • TGNC Community Space: for BU students who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, gender-transcendant, or questioning
  • QTBIPOC Community Space: for BU students who are LGBTQ+ and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color 
  • Ace/Aro Community Space: for BU students who are asexual &/or aromantic

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity & Allyship Workshops: Discussions on how to better support LGBTQ+ folks, especially those who are a part of underrepresented communities within the LGBTQ+ community (e.g. QTBIPOC, survivors, folks living with disabilities, TGNCI folks, etc.). 

Gender-Affirming Product Fund: a fund to to which BU students who are trans, gender non-conforming, & intersex (TGNCI), questioning, or experiencing gender dysphoria may apply to discreetly receive free gender-affirming products. 

Accessible BU Housing for TGNCI Students: learn more & sign the petition here

Guide to Hosting Inclusive & Accessible Events on Campus: a guide for BU student organizations & all others who organize events on campus to ensure their events are inclusive & accessible for all students.

Lavender Graduation: a ceremony to honor LGBTQ+ BU students & acknowledge their accomplishments & contributions.

Click here to learn more about how you can support these initiatives as part of our Initiative Committee!
LGBTQ+ Resources

Check out our comprehensive LGBTQ+ resource guides, which include info such as support groups, free therapy options, legal guidance, financial assistance, helplines, upcoming wellness events, and more:

BU-Specific Resources

These resource guides can also be found at linktr.ee/BULGBTQResources.

Stay in Touch With Q

  • Follow us on Instagram (@bostonuq)
  • Subscribe to our weekly newsletter where we share events, resources, opportunities, & more!
  • Join our Discord to connect with LGBTQ+ students outside of Q!
  • Connect with us on LinkedIn!
  • Email us anytime at queer@bu.edu!

 

Panelists & attendees from Q’s BU LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Panel, 02/26/2021