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Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group

About Us

The Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group was created in 2008 to foster a more welcoming and respectful campus community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals and their allies with a primary focus on retention and edification of Yale employees. The group is open to all Yale staff, faculty, and postdocs, representing a diverse range of departments and interests at Yale.

Our goals are to:

  • Create a personal and professional network for all LGBTQ Yale employees;
  • Initiate and support diversity at Yale, including recruitment, outreach, retention, and diversity education on LGBTQ issues;
  • Develop and sustain linkages with the New Haven and state LGBTQ community;
  • Research and advocate for improvements to policies that affect LGBTQ Yale employees.

LGBTQ Brochure

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Send comments, ideas, and questions to LGBTQnetwork@yale.edu. Contact the Co-Chairs: Craig Canfield and Susan West.

Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

View FAQs on health and other benefits, taxation, retirement, and life events.

Upcoming Events

Winter Social
Friday, December 5
5 – 7 p.m.
116 Crown St.

Steering Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 16
noon - 1:15 p.m.
WLH 309, 100 Wall St.

Photo Gallery


Below is a list of Yale and local non-Yale LGBTQ e-mail lists and web sites that may interest members of the LGBTQ Affinity Group. This list is for informational purposes only and in no way signifies endorsement of any organization or event by the LGBTQ Affinity Group or Yale University.

For more information, contact the Diversity and Inclusion office at 203-432-9667.