In the fall of 2004 a group of Boston College faculty and staff announced the formation of the LGFSAA (now LGBT@BC*). The history of the organization is detailed in "Breaking the Silence and Creating Safe Space: The Organizing of the LGFSAA" (pdf). This document represents the prepared remarks of a presentation given by BC Theology Professor John McDargh at the 2005 "Out There" Conference, held October 28, 2005 at Santa Clara University.

(*"LGBT" encompasses all gender identities and sexual orientations.)


LGBT@BC exists to bring together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer faculty, administrators, and staff at Boston College.  We are committed to serving as a resource to foster relationships and provide support and advocacy within our diverse community.

We strive to:

  • provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ employees to interact and build networks with each other and with members of other communities at BC;

  • promote education about topics related to gender identity and sexual orientation in order to help make BC a productive learning and working environment for LGBTQ+ employees and students; and

  • support the University’s commitment to diversity & inclusion by advocating for the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community at the University.