• While preparing to enter the Soil and Water Sciences PhD program at the University of Florida this fall, Michael Francis James ’17 worked with a committee of colleagues in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago to stage the nation’s first Pride Arts Festival. He continues to advocate for legal reform on behalf of LGBTQ citizens.
    August 6, 2018
  • Colgate’s annual QueerFest kicks off tonight, with a keynote speech by Mia McKenzie, a writer, blogger, speaker, and performer whose work touches on intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. McKenzie’s blog, Black Girl Dangerous, has received national and international recognition. She takes the stage tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Love Auditorium.
    April 6, 2015
  • LGBTQ advocate Erin Davies poses with her "fagbug" car.
    A colorful Volkswagen Beetle with a very uncolorful name will arrive at Colgate Wednesday, March 25, to help spark discussion and understanding related to LGBTQ community issues. “Erin Davies’ fagbug project is a provocative and compelling story of how someone can interrogate an act of interpersonal violence, reframe it, and raise awareness. We hope that […]
    March 24, 2015
  • Kye Allums delivers the keynote address for Queerfest at Colgate
    “There’s so much negativity in the world. … Do something that makes you smile — anything,” Kye Allums said in his keynote address kicking off Queerfest at Colgate. Allums, a George Washington University graduate, made national headlines in 2010 for being the first Division I openly transgender athlete.
    April 25, 2014
  • Last Wednesday marked the final campus event for Coming Out Month, with keynote speakers Alexis Gumbs and Julia Wallace, founders of an oral history project called Mobile Homecoming. Focused on giving a voice to gay black women, trans men, and gender queer visionaries, Mobile Homecoming involved collecting the oral histories of the LGBTQ community.
    November 7, 2013
  • Meika Loe, associate professor of sociology and women’s studies and director of LGBTQ and Women’s Studies, was a guest on WRVO’s “Take Care” program. In a 15-minute segment that aired Sunday, Loe discusses the history and the effects of Viagra. She is the author of The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed […]
    October 28, 2013
  • The Colgate community rallied together to celebrate QueerFest 2013, a weeklong series of events hosted by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Initiatives and several other student organizations. 
    February 26, 2013
  • Midway through last night’s open meeting at the Women’s Studies Center, Matt Ford ’13, president of the Student Government Association (SGA), made an impressive entrance. With 40 members in tow, he presented a permanent Senate resolution “condemning the hateful remarks during Coming Out Week at Colgate University against members of our community.” Sam Flood ’14, speaker […]
    October 24, 2012