The LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House

The LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House provides educational and enrichment opportunities for students interested in LGBTQ studies, develops public programs on LGBTQ politics and policy for the broader community, and creates bridges between researchers and policymakers who are invested in advancing LGBTQ rights.

The mission of the center is to support research on LGBTQ issues to inform policy decisions; to disseminate findings to inform public opinion and promote LGBTQ social, health, and political equity; and to provide academic training and practicum opportunities for Hunter College students in LGBTQ studies.

In Particular, The LGBTQ Policy Center Aims To:

  • Offer undergraduate courses on LGBTQ rights, policy, history, and activism with an interdisciplinary and intersectional emphasis
  • Foster internship and fellowship opportunities for students interested in LGBTQ policy and advocacy
  • Address current LGBTQ law and policy issues, with a focus on New York City and New York State
  • Create a public platform for law and policy scholars to contribute to public policy discussions
  • Hold public symposium, events, panels, roundtables, and book talks on LGBTQ issues
  • Increase the visibility of LGBTQ policy relevant research
  • Promote collaboration and collegiality between CUNY researchers addressing LGBTQ policy issues across CUNY campuses
  • Support faculty in their LGBTQ research and in making their work accessible to a broader audience

Political scientist Erin Mayo-Adam currently serves as Director. For questions about the LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House please email:

2022 Pride Policy Fellowship

The LGBTQ Policy Center at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House is pleased to invite students at Hunter College to submit an application for the 2022 Pride Policy Fellowship. The fellowship will be awarded to select students who are either pursuing an academic research project on LGBTQ policy during the 2022-2023 academic year or who need funding to support an internship that addresses LGBTQ issues during the summer of 2022. Those selected for the fellowship will receive a $5000 stipend to support their work.

Please click here to find out more about the fellowship