Below are the descriptions of other groups, organizations, and sources of
information you can find at Columbia which may be of interest to
the queer community. Several of these have webpages on Columbia's World
Wide Web Server. To learn more about them, follow their links. For
information on those groups and resources which aren't online, you may
email the Co-op at
Other Groups and Organizations
The Columbia-Barnard Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay
The Columbia-Barnard Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Coalition (LBGC) is
the social, political, and educational organization for lesbian, bisexual,
gay, transgendered and questioning students at Columbia College, the
School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and Barnard
Gay, Bisexual, and Lesbian Employees and Supporters at Columbia
University (GABLES-CU) is the activist and community-building
organization for university staff, instructors, and their partners. They
maintain a home page that includes a variety of information as well as the
online version of CALIPSO.
MOM: Male Oriented Men
MOM is the bisexual and gay men's discussion group for all students at
Columbia College, SEAS, GSAS, and any other graduate school at Columbia.
The group meets weekly in the home of the discussion group leader, and
addresses issues of interest or concern to those who attend. Examples
of some discussions MOM has had are: gayness over the course of the
lifetime, gay culture and literature in light of AIDS, "what I ike about
being gay," and Pick-up Lines 101.
The Queer Studies Group
The Queer Studies Group at Columbia University (QSG-CU) is a group of
graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff who meet
roughly twice a month to discuss topics in lesbian, gay, and queer
studies. The QSG-CU also screens queer related videos and host speakers
from outside the university. All meetings
are free and open to the
Queers of Color
Queers of Color is the organization for lesbian, bisexual, gay, and
queer-identified people of color at Columbia University and its affiliate
icially recognized i n 1994 by the Student Governing
Board of Earl Hall, Queers of Color functions as an independent social,
political, support, and discussion group for undergraduate and graduate
students, faculty, staff, and alumni from all divisions of
welcomes all people concerned about advancing the interests of queer
people of color.
Gayava is a social and political action group for gay, lesbian, and
bisexual Jewish students at
Columbia. The group's aim is to promote full
rights for and integration of gay and lesbian Jews by increasing their
visibility as gays and lesbians in the Jewish community and as Jews in the
gay community. Gayava sponsors parties, political action, and
ther activities linked to Jewish issues.
The Queers in International and Public Affairs Student Association
(QUIPASA) is the gay, lesbian, and bisexual student organizati
on at SIPA.
They have two guiding purposes: 1.To provide a safe setting in which
lesbians, gays, and bisexual students can meet and socialize with their
peers and colleagues. 2.To organize events at SIPA that promote
awareness of issues related to sexual
LBGTC at Teachers College
The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Community at Teachers
College (LBGTC) is a social, educational, and community service
organization for students, alumni
, faculty, and staff of Teachers College.
LBGTC sponsors activities and programs which aim to celebrate diversity,
encourage political activity, and foster understanding among people who
are straight, lesbian, bisexual, gay, and/or transgendered. These a
are met through the volunteer efforts of members of the organization who
serve on a steering committee, and the chair of the committee who acts as
the representative for lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered students
at Teachers College.
Lambda Health Alliance
The Lambda Health Alliance provides a supportive space for lesbian,
bisexual, and gay people at the Health Sciences campus. The group
organizes social events, dinners, lectures, and film sc
membership includes students, faculty, and staff from all of the schools
at the Health Sciences campus.
The Gay and Lesbian Law Students
The Gay and Lesbian Law Students Associat
ion (GALLSA) is open to
students, faculty and staff members of the Law School who are lesbian,
gay, bisexual, or who support the advancement of gay and lesbian rights.
Through regular meetings and activities, GALLSA attempts to increase
awareness of curre
nt issues affecting gay men and lesbians, to help
prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation in the Law School and
the legal profession, and provide opportunities for social interaction.
GALLSA sponsors discussion groups on being gay in the legal
organizes events to inform the community of developments in litigation and
legislation affecting gays and lesbians.
Gays and Lesbians in Business
Gays and Lesbians in Business (GLIB) was e
stablished to educate and
provide an active support network within the Columbia Business School
community. GLIB respects every student's right to keep their sexuality
private, and confidentiality is observed by the organization and its
members. GLIB mai
ntains a file with information about sexual orientation
issues at a number of employers and a listing of Columbia lesbigay alums
working at various corporations. The GLIB file can be viewed by
any Columbia student at the Business School's Career Resource
the mezzanine of Uris Hall. GLIB can be reached by contacting the Business
School's Office of Student Activities at 854-3610.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Friends Caucus (School
of Social Work)
ounded in 1981, the LGBF Caucus aims to enlighten the University
community about issues specific to gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals
in the multifaceted contexts of social work practice, community
organization, and political, civil, and human right
s. The Caucus also
serves as a vital social support network for those students who identify
with the minority perspectives it represents.
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Caucus at Union
caucus provides mutual support and community for lesbian, gay, and
bisexual students, faculty, and staff at
Union; works for the full inclusion of all persons in the church,
including the ordination rights of lesbians, gay men, and
bisexuals; and provides
educational resources about lesbigay civil rights,
homophobia, and related issues.
Information and Support Services
The Columbia Almanac of Information Pertaining to Sexual
Orientation (CALIPSO) is the definitive guide to queer resources at
Columbia. This page is maintained by GABLES-CU, but it may be out of
The CUNIX Lesbigay notesfile is an excellent information
source and networking tool. The is THE BEST place to read announcements
of upcoming events (both on and off campus) of interest to Colu
queer community. GABLES maintains a page that includes instructions on how
to subscribe or check the notesfile.
The Institute for Research on Women and
The Institute for Research on Women and Gende
r, is the locus of
interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching at Columbia
University pertaining to women and gender studies. The Institute
administers the undergraduate Women's Studies major, offers a series of
interdisplinary graduate courses in feminis
t inquiry, and sponsors a range
of activities bearing on feminist scholarship and teaching.
Columbia University's Health Education Program
This health education program sponsored by the Columbia University
Health Service includes Go Ask Alice!, an award-winning (and
anonymous) information service that includes archives on
queer-related health and safety issues (found in the Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual and Questioning Section of the Relationships category).
Columbia Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP)
While sexual orientation has no bearing on susceptibility to disease,
gay men and lesbians may have particular health care interests and
concerns. These are provided for within the Primary Care Facility of the
Columbia University Health Services.
For a number of years, GHAP has
provided the Columbia community with up-to-date information on gay health
concerns, performed counseling for HIV-antibody testing, and offered
support groups for students. Students wishing to contact the project or
e an advocate can call 854-2878.
OutReach is a confidential, anonymous telephone hotline for gay,
lesbian, bisexual and questioning people operated by the Columbia Gay
Health Advocacy Project (G
HAP). It offers support, referrals, and a place
to talk about coming out and other concerns. The program can be reached
by calling 854-3091.
Counseling and Psychological
Counseling services a
re available to all undergraduate and graduate
students who have paid the Health Services fee. Students seek counseling
services for a wide variety of concerns, including issues related to
sexual orientation. Confidentiality is maintained at all times.
aspect of a student's contact with the counseling service, including her
or his attendance, is divulged to outside parties (meaning anyone outside