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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


​​​​​​This page serves as an introduction to resources on LGBTQIA+. For in-depth resources on specific subjects that Northeastern University supports please visit the research subject guides. 

Defining LGBTQIA+

What does the acronym LGBTQIA+ stand for: 

  • Lesbian 
  • Gay
  • Bisexual 
  • Transgender
  • Queer
  • Intersex
  • Asexual and/or Ally
  • The '+' stands for other terms that may not fit under the various acronyms available.

To view more in-depth glossary of terms visit the Human Rights Campaign's Glossary of Terms


These tabs offer a small selection of resources on LGBTQIA+ topics. For more recommendations see this list of more resources or explore the Scholar OneSearch

Looking for a topic? 

Consider one of these:

  • gender identity and American (or another nation's) cultural norms
  • how people who identify as non-binary navigate a world that sees gender in binary terms
  • contrast how LGBTQIA people experience life in other countries outside of the United States
  • how sexual orientation (who you're attracted to) differs from gender identity (who you are)
  • LGBTQIA mental health; research shows LBGTQIA people have higher overall rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders opposition to gay rights
  • asexual representation in media

For more ideas visit the Research and Topic Suggestions page on the LGBTQIA Studies guide.

Northeastern & Beyond Resources

We invite you to explore different organizations available at Northeastern University and in our surrounding communities: 

LGBTQA Resource Center - The LGBTQA Resource Center provides information, support and other resources for the Northeastern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual people and their allies.

Explore Student Organizations for your college. Past organizations have included:

  • Out in STEM (oSTEM)
  • NUPride
  • Queer Caucus 
  • Out in Business (OiB) 
  • Grad Q 

Affinity Groups 

  • Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Identities 
  • Queer Students of Color Collective (QSoCC) 
  • ACE Space (Asexual / Aromantic Spectrum) 
  • NU Queer Book Club
  • LGBTAQ International Students 
  • FSLGBTQ (Fraternity & Sorority Life)
  • JQ@NU (Jewish Queers) 
  • Rainbow Impact Northeastern (Chinese International Students) 
  • LGBTQA+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
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