GABLES-CU is an informal
group of faculty and staff formed in 1993 that seeks to improve the life
of the University by making it as hospitable as possible to gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgendered people. It does this by fostering a supportive
and welcoming community for new faculty, staff, and students as they enter
Columbia and by providing the Columbia community with a foundation from
which to develop task forces and/or ad hoc committees to address cultural,
educational, and political issues of interest and importance to gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgendered people on campus.
Past committees have included a domestic partnership and benefits committee,
an AIDS/HIV support task force, and a task force to address homophobia
and heterosexism. GABLES-CU participates in AIDS WALK NEW
YORK in May of each year and in the Heritage of Pride March each June.
Among the many groups to which GABLES-CU members currently
contribute is the "Next Generation" mentoring project of the
Columbia Gay Health Advocacy Project.
The GABLES Mailing List is maintained for Columbia LGBT faculty, staff, students and supporters to distribute notices of events or other information of possible interest to the community. It should not be used for commercial purposes.
Those wishing to send email to the GABLES list should use the following address:
Requests to be added to or removed from the GABLES email distribution list may be sent to:
Please send requests to be added from your Columbia email account.
In addition, there is a Lesbigay public folder in the Columbia email system that includes news digests and postings from other campus LGBT organizations.