Gender and Sexuality

Harvard IOP Forum Honors Rodrigo Ventocilla, Discusses Global Trans Rights Movement

A month after Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a transgender Harvard Kennedy School student, died in police custody in Indonesia, the Institute of Politics hosted a forum on the backlash to the global transgender rights movement.

Women’s Leadership Award Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Honoring Three Harvard Seniors

The Harvard College Women’s Center celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Women’s Leadership Awards, expanding the number of recipients from one to three graduating seniors.

Sex Weekend Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Harvard students celebrated the College’s tenth annual Sex Weekend over the past three days, attending a slate of events that engaged them in conversations about sex, intimacy, gender, and more.

Study Analyzes Gendered Covid-19 Mortality and Case Rate Disparity

A January study from the Harvard GenderSci Lab found sex disparities for Covid-19 cases and mortalities vary widely across states and are likely influenced by a variety of gender-related social factors.

Sex Week Event Addresses Common Myths Around Sexual Health

Sex health educator and writer Mari Kempner brought attention to how politicians spread misinformation on sexual health to further political agendas at an event Friday during the College’s annual Sex Week.

Following Student Activism, School of Public Health Adds Two More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

The School of Public Health designated two additional gender-neutral restrooms in its Kresge building on Oct. 26, following student activism and widespread faculty support for the measure, per a Social and Behavioral Sciences department-wide email last week.

Harvard Sex Week Begins With a Bang

Harvard’s Sex Week, an annual series of events featuring student panels and workshops on sexual health and intimacy, began on Monday.

Sex Week Opening 2021

The annual Sex Week at Harvard commenced with an event on BGLTQ intimacy in Fong Auditorium Monday evening. The week consists of events from workshops to facilitated discussions, all focusing on sex, sexual health, sexuality, gender, and relationships.

Biology Lecturer’s Comments on Biological Sex Draw Backlash

Human Evolutionary Biology lecturer Carole K. Hooven’s comments on a Fox News show last month maintaining the existence of two sexes and defending the usage of the terms “male” and “female” to refer to biological sex in medical classes sparked backlash on social media and within the department.

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