Our mission is to ensure an inclusive, affirming and accepting environment for all members of the LGBTQIA+ community at the Broad, identify challenges to and lead the advancement of members of the LGBTQIA+ community in STEM fields, engage with external organizations to promote equality for LGBTQIA+ people in society, and to collaborate with other Broad affinity groups to promote a genuine, shared culture of diversity and inclusion.



  • Increase visibility and acceptance of LGBTQIA+ members within the Broad community.
  • Advocate for LGBTQIA+-friendly changes in Broad policies and in the workplace.
  • Provide support and networking opportunities for members of our community.
  • Identify issues faced by LGBTQIA+ people in STEM fields and generate strategies to address them.
  • Connect and engage with local organizations, companies, academic institutions and medical centers to extend our network and create a channel for outreach.


Current projects

  • Sponsor informational events, with speakers discussing LGBTQIA+-related topics.
  • Build connections with LGBTQIA+ STEM professionals.
  • Launch initiatives for allies of and families with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  • Collaborate on programming with BroadLife.
  • Raise awareness through events including Boston Pride, National Coming Out Day, Transgender Awareness Week, and World AIDS Day.
  • Organize social events.


Past projects

Family building seminar in partnership with BroadLife. Collaboration with the Blood Donation Working Group, which issued a report to the FDA urging changes to its blood donor deferral policy.


Latest Announcement

Celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31 was International Transgender Day of Visibility. To honor the day, Out@Broad curated a list of resources, including news articles as well as movie and music suggestions, for Broadies to read, watch, and listen to all year long!

Out@Broad affinity group