LGBTQQIA Initiatives

Welcoming the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex communities

Gordon has a long standing commitment to the LGBTQQIA community, represented by:
Two social events per year specifically for LGBTQQIA families

Admission receptions for LGBTQQIA families

Recognition of the National Day of Silence in the Middle School, since 2006

A Gender and Sexuality Alliance in Middle School, meeting weekly since fall 2015

Two faculty members who serve as liaisons to Gordon's LGBTQQIA community
Representation by Middle School students at the annual Boston conference of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, since 2015
Sponsorship for Youth Pride, Inc., COLAGE RI, Options Magazine and the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Hosting COLAGE’s monthly meetings, facilitated by Gordon faculty member Veronica Jutras, through 2014

A Gordon graduate presented about LGBTQ literature at the fall 2017 GLSEN conference, in partnership with Gordon faculty more

Faculty regularly consult with peer schools and professional organizations on topics in gender and sexuality

The Joukowsky Family Library includes a rich collection of LGBTQQIA-positive literature and resources, with titles appropriate for every age

In addition:
Members of the Gordon community are actively engaged in work supporting LGBTQQIA individuals and families
A parent facilitates a support group for loved ones of transgender people, another runs a Gay Straight Alliance
Faculty and staff are actively involved with both TGI Network and Youth Pride, Inc.
a more detailed history of Gordon's efforts, as presented to Gordon's Board in spring 2015