Faith, Gender and Sexuality: An Evening with Shiva Subbaraman

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden (LC) 101 See map
63 High Street
New Haven, CT 0652

6:00 PM Dinner & Keynote at LC101

7:30 PM tea at the AACC

On November 7th, the Chaplain’s Office, the Yale Hindu Life program, W{holy} Queer program, Asian American Cultural Center, Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources and Yale Hindu Students Organization are partnering to bring Sivananda (“Shiva”) Subbaraman to speak on campus.

Shiva is a path-breaker on multiple fronts, a valuable leader who brings together the LGBTQ, South Asian and Asian American communities. She is an openly-gay Tamil Brahmin Hindu woman and the founding Director of the LGBTQ Center at Georgetown University. Shiva has presented on balancing LGBTQ work and faith at many key national conferences (e.g., ACPA, NASPA, Expanding the Circle) and campuses. She is the recipient of, among other honors, the Award for Intersectionality from the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals and the President’s Award for Excellence and Leadership from Georgetown University.

Her bio can be found here.

Shiva will deliver a keynote address for a general audience that offers insights and experiences from her personal journey, alongside social, political, and institutional understandings of identity.

7:30 pm Tea with Shiva

After the talk Shiva will meet with a smaller group of LGBTQ students and allies belonging to the Yale community to speak more directly about Yale students’ personal experiences and areas where they may need support on campus. If you would like to attend this smaller conversation, please email Associate Chaplain Jenny at We anticipate this to be a forum where students can share more sensitive issues and benefit from Shiva’s experience and advice.

The Facebook announcement for this event can be found at this link.

This event is free to attend and sponsored in part by a grant from Belonging at Yale