August 30th, 2018: Brown LGBTQ Center’s Statement of Values and Support for Trans Community Members

October 22nd, 2018: In Response to Government Proposal to Redefine Gender

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.

FALL 2018: Kelly Garrett, Director: Open Hours Thursdays 2-4 p.m. Occasionally I may need to change these.  If I'm not available during those hours, or anytime,  please feel free to make an appointment by email.  Email:

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:

Campus Resources

Rhode Island Resources & Organizations

National Resources & Organizations

In solidarity,
LGBTQ Center Staff
Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Staff

Adelina Cruz Poster

Bishakh Som Poster

Mojuicy Poster

Rommy Torrico Poster