Queer History, Activism & Education


LGBTQ+ History, Activism & Education

We hope to provide a space for individuals to learn about the incredible history of the LGBTQIA+ community. As students, faculty and staff members at Drew University we all strive to understand and support one another. This page aims to present information to foster understanding of the history of marginalization and oppression and the intersectionality of identities that makes up our community.

“Our persistence in examining the tensions within diversity encourages growth toward our common goal. So often we either ignore the past or romanticize it, render the reason for unity useless or mythic. We forget that the necessary ingredient needed to make the past work for the future is our energy in the present, metabolizing one into the other. Continuity does not happen automatically, nor is it a passive process.” —Audre Lorde

Have something to add? We’d love to hear from you! Email lgbtq@drew.edu

We are happy to host Drew Ally Space trainings for students, faculty or staff in person or via Zoom. Email lgbtq@drew.edu to set something up. 

Educate Yourself.

Using a person's correct pronouns is a first step toward respecting people’s identity and creating a more welcoming space for people of all genders. (GLSEN, 2021, https://www.glsen.org/activity/pronouns-guide-glsen)

"Although 75% of youth use either he/him or she/her exclusively, 25% of LGBTQ youth use they/them exclusively, a combination of he/him, she/her, or they/them, or neopronouns such as ze/zir or fae/faer." (The Trevor Project, 2021 https://www.thetrevorproject.org/research-briefs/pronouns-usage-among-lgbtq-youth/)