lgbtq community

Colby-Sawyer College Fully Supports Our LGBTQ Community Members

The college has an active student group, PRIDE, that works to create a welcoming environment for our lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender community members. PRIDE holds weekly meetings and hosts a number of campus events.

The college has widespread participation in the Safe Zones Safe Place sticker program.

The college has a supportive group of faculty and staff members who openly identify as lesbian, gay, and bisexual.

The college has gender-neutral bathrooms in our main academic and administrative building, as well as in several of our residence halls.

Colby-Sawyer regularly hosts campus-wide events that address LGBTQ issues or that may be of interest to LGBTQ members of our community. Recent examples included:

  • AIDS Quilt

  • Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church

  • Katelynn Cusanelli, transgender woman who appeared in the MTV reality show “Real World Brooklyn”

  • “For the Bible Tells Me So,” a documentary about Christian families with gay children

  • ”The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

  • A Drag Ball with performances by professional drag queens

  • Spring Film Festival

  • Day of Silence (to raise awareness of violence against LGBT people)

The college has established a director of retention and student success to ensure that the needs of our varied populations are served.

Colby-Sawyer offers domestic partner benefits for our same-sex faculty and staff members.

Colby-Sawyer Courses with LGBTQ-related Content

US Media History
Animal Behavior
Primate Evolution and Behavior
Children at Risk
Gender and Media
Media Criticism
Media Law and Ethics
Visions of Nature
American Literature II
Images of Women in Literature
The Contemporary Novel and Narrative Theory
Philosophy and Ethics of Sport
Gender and Sport
The United States Constitution
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Community Health
Philosophers on Sex, Love and Friendship
Feminist Theory
Intro to Psychology
Life Span Development Abnormal Psychology
Fundamentals of Helping Interaction
Theories of Counseling
Social and Personality Development of the Young Child
Psychology Internship and Professional Development Seminar
Individual and Community, Professors Farrell
Sociology of Family
Sociological Aspects of Sport
Aging: Social Forces in Later Life
Gender and Society
International Sociology
Theatre Appreciation
Acting Studio
20th Century Performing Arts History
Directing and Stage Management
Creative Dramatics
Introduction to Women's Studies

For more information contact:

Kathleen Farrell
Associate Professor of Sociology and PRIDE Faculty Advisor