LGBTQ at Babson
Creating a community that values, supports, and celebrates LGBTQ individuals and their allies.
Babson’s LGBTQ Action Group is comprised of faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to creating a community that values, supports, and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals and their allies. The group is currently co-chaired by Amir Reza, Director of the Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education and Melissa Shaak, Director of Student Financial Services.
Babson Community Marches in Boston's Pride Parade
Babson celebrated another first on June 8, when over 50 students, alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends marched with President-elect Kerry Healey at the Boston Pride Parade.
Marchers wore brand-new Babson Pride t-shirts and handed out green beads, sunglasses, and Babson Beaver temporary tattoos as they walked from Copley Square to the Pride Festival at Government Center.
Thank you to everyone in our community who walked with us in person or in spirit.
Let's do it again next year!
Show Your Support as a Visible Ally
Babson’s LGBTQ Action Group has created an “Ally” sticker that you can display to show your support for the LGBTQ community. Visit the Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education on the second floor of Hollister to pick up sticker, or call x4565 and we’ll send one to you via campus mail.
The back of the sticker defines an ally as a person who supports and honors sexual and gender diversity, and who challenges homophobic, heterosexist, and sexist behaviors and beliefs held by others and one’s self. We also strongly encourage participation in Safe Zone, Babson’s LGBTQ ally training program.
Supporting Marriage Equality at Babson
Nearly 400 members of the Babson campus community showed their support for the marriage equality movement by wearing handmade rainbow ribbons on March 26 and 27, 2013, while the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases affecting the rights of LGBTQ Americans. One case tested the legality of California's Proposition 8, while the other challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Thank you to everyone who stood with the LGBTQ community by wearing a ribbon or by sharing this image through social media, including President-elect Dr. Kerry Healey. Read about Dr. Healey's conversation with Graduate Student Council President Chet Clem on his blog.