Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center records, 1972-2012


This collection has:

6.50 cubic ft., 25 digital objects

In 1972 the Tufts Gay Community (TGC) organization was formed to provide a space for gay and bisexual people to meet and support one another and to educate the university community about gay related issues. The group changed its name several times over the years to include more students who do not identify with normative sexual or gender identities. In 1992, with support from students, faculty and staff, Dean B. Knable established the first Lesbian Gay and Bisexual (LGB) Resource Center at Tufts in Lewis Hall. It later changed its name to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center and the center is part of the Group of Six. In the fall of 2004, Residential Life accepted the LGBT Center suggestion for a Transgender Housing Policy; in 2005 the administration accepted a revision to Tufts University non-discrimination policy by adding gender identity and expression. From 1997 until the present, the LGBT Center has organized annual and statewide Safe Colleges Conferences.

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