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“Every day there is another news article about transgender people that is more positive… Back in the 1990s, I would not have imagined that we would have the kind of presence and deeper understanding that we have today."
—Walter Bockting, Professor of Medical Psychology and Co-Director of the LGBT Health Initiative Division of Gender, Sexuality
"We members of the lGBTQ community is be who and what we are in every situation... There are far more allies than there are detractors."
—Peter Trevino, Student, School of General Studies
Columbia LGBTQ News
A chaplain at Columbia, John Dyson Cannon was a pivotal figure for LGBTQ student life and spent his years in Earl Hall quietly championing gay rights, racial equality and a peaceful exit from the Vietnam War.
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project recognizes important city locations connected to LGBT history, including icons such as the Stonewall Inn and Columbia’s own Earl Hall.
"We see a tremendous amount of gender fluidity in queer culture and we see it at particular moments," said George Chauncey, the De Witt Clinton Professor of American History.