Teaching our history.
Building our future.
Who We Are
We are a student-led and student-centered group working towards justice past and present for queer individuals at Harvard. Originally convened around the 100th anniversary of the Harvard Secret Court of 1920, we are built around a set of demands that will symbolically and materially affirm the dignity of queer members of the Harvard community. By elevating these demands, we seek a shift in the University’s priorities as expressed in policy away from revenue and reputation and towards justice and community care.
Organization and Demands
- Gender-Inclusive Housing Reform
- Mental Health Reform
- Queer Arts Festival
- Alumni Connections
- Faculty Relations
- Queer History Research Fund
- Memorializing the Secret Court
- Queering Curriculum
- Haaretz: Harvard operated a secret, anti-gay court. It’s time for historical justice.Article by Eli Zuzovsky. Read the full Hebrew-language piece here. חדר מספר 28 בבוקר 13 במאי 1920, מרי ווילקוקס מצאה את גופתו של בנה סיריל בבית המשפחה בעיר פול ריבר שבמסצ’וסטס. אף על פי שהדוח הפתוי לוגי קבע שהמוות “ככל הנראה אירע בשוגג”, מי שהכירו את הבן הבינו כי מדובר בהתאבדות. בלילה שקדם למותו ניהלContinue reading “Haaretz: Harvard operated a secret, anti-gay court. It’s time for historical justice.”
- Harvard Gazette: Harvard’s secret court 100 years laterArticle by Colleen Walsh. Read the full piece here. Sophomore Amit Paley was researching a story for the Harvard Crimson in 2002 when an unrelated note in the University Archives database caught his eye. The entry was titled “Secret Court Files, 1920,” and it described a mysterious committee that had persecuted Harvard students for homosexualContinue reading “Harvard Gazette: Harvard’s secret court 100 years later”
- Harvard Crimson: Secret court centennial begins with faculty, student panelsArticle by Camille Caldera. Read the full piece here. To commemorate the centennial of the Secret Court of 1920, Harvard affiliates on two panels last week reflected on past and present issues facing BGLTQ students at the school as part of an event series titled “Secret Court 100: Harvard’s Queer Century.” In 1920, six HarvardContinue reading “Harvard Crimson: Secret court centennial begins with faculty, student panels”
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