The LGBTQ Center, established at Brown in 2004, provides a comprehensive range of education/training, cultural, social and educational programming, support services and advocacy services to the entire Brown Community. The Center works to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large.
We recognize that sexual orientation and gender identity and expression work through and are influenced by race, ethnicity, gender, culture, age, disability, class, faith and other social characteristics. In keeping with the ideals of Brown University we commit to justice, equality, and respect for all persons in all of our endeavors.
The LGBTQ Center and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center both support students around issues of gender and sexuality. The Sarah Doyle Women’s Center (SDWC), established at Brown in 1974, seeks to provide a comfortable, yet challenging place for students, faculty, and staff to examine the multitude of issues around gender. The SDWC offers programs and services for all members of the Brown community and is a site for research into and exploration of gender issues that extend into and beyond the classroom.
Summer 2018: Kelly Garrett, Director: Our summer hours are 8:00 am-4:00 p.m. Due to vacation schedules and limited staffing we strongly encourage you to set up an appointment with Kelly if you'd like to meet with someone during the summer. Email: Kelly_Garrett@brown.edu.
We are a member of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.
Although trans students are still protected under Title IX and have a right to be treated according to their gender identity, including when it comes to restroom access, the LGBTQ Center and the SDWC feel that it is important to affirm trans and gender non-conforming members of our community given the harmful precedent that the Trump Administration guidance rollback has set.
Please see the link above Affirming Support For Trans Community Members at Brown. Below is a list of resources for support and as ways to get more involved in gender/sexuality activism locally and nationally:
- Brown Center for Students of Color
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- First Generation College and Low-Income Student Center
- LGBTQ Center
- Sarah Doyle Women’s Center
- SHARE Advocates
- Student Support Services
Rhode Island Resources & Organizations
National Resources & Organizations
- Audre Lorde
- Black Youth Project
- The Brown Boi Project
- Echoing Ida
- Gender Justice League
- Gender Spectrum
- Gender Diversity
- Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
- The International Foundation for Gender Education
- Mobile Homecoming
- National Black Justice Coalition
- SNaP Coalition
- Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project
- Transgender Law Center
- Trans Youth Equality Foundation
- TransActive Gender Center
- Trans Women of Color Collective
LGBTQ Center Staff
Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Staff