LGBTQ Studies has been around for over 20 years in the U.S. LGBTQ Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field, and promotes the application of new theories and methodologies (e.g., queer, feminist, critical race, and multicultural theories) to established disciplines, and advances the generation of new knowledge within traditional fields of scholarship. Through study of sexual minorities, students gain an understanding of and respect for other differences in human lives such as age, ability, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and religion.
In New York, LGBTQ Studies Programs exist at Syracuse University, Hobart & William Smith, SUNY Purchase, SUNY Albany (Harvey Milk’s Alma Mater), and City University of New York. Excellent programs nearby include Cornell University and Yale University.
At the University of Rochester, an LGBTQ Studies Program minor is currently in the planning stages. The Warner School currently has two new courses that are LGBTQ Studies courses. See the Courses page on this website for details of all LGBTQ-related courses at the U of R.