Breaking Boundaries with Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar is the first openly transgender NCAA Division I swimmer (currently attending Harvard University) and is the son of Gregor Bailar ’85. He gave a talk, “Breaking Boundaries”, at Dartmouth on March 2, 2018, hosted by Shira Evans, Coordinator of Sports Nutrition. Afterwards, OPAL (Office of Pluralism and Leadership) hosted a round table discussion at the Triangle House and DGALA co-sponsored the dinner. Students were given the opportunity to engage in important conversation and address how to cope with challenging parents when coming out plus navigating other social situations. Thanks Shira and OPAL for organizing!

NYC: Day of Service with Citymeals on Wheels (5/5/18)

Join DGALA for our Alumni Day of Service Project with Citymeals on Wheels!

Volunteers will be delivering meals to our elderly home-bound neighbors. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes as deliveries are done on foot within walking distance of the meal center. Volunteers will be given a brief orientation, route sheet instructions and meals. Delivery will be conducted in pairs or small groups. Children are welcome. Meals are delivered rain or shine!

Project Information:
Citymeals on Wheels
St. Malachy’s Church (ground floor)
239 West 49th Street (between 8th Ave and Broadway)
Saturday, May 5 – 9:30am-12:30pm

Learn more about Citymeals on Wheels:

NYC: Yale GALA Carolyn Dinshaw Lecture (2/8/18)

The Yale GALA has graciously invited us to an event next Thursday (2/8) with a lecture (“Doing Medieval Sex Work in the 21st Century: A 14th Century Document and Its Afterlives”) from NYU Professor Carolyn Dinshaw, winner of the 2017-2018 Brudner Prize (awarded annually to an accomplished scholar, artist or activist whose work has made significant contributions to LGBT studies and communities).

Due to a generous donor, the event and reception are free and open to the public!

WHEN: Thursday, February 8 at 6pm-8pm
WHERE: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center – 208 W 13 St, New York, NY

For more info:

NYC: Whitney Tour & Drinks – “Queer Belonging” (2/23/18)

Join DGALA for the “No One Exists Alone: Queer Belonging” tour at The Whitney – exploring gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ perspectives. Afterwards, we will head around the corner for drinks (location TBD!). Hosted by Melanie Pastuck ’11.

Tour (w/ Teaching Fellow Aliza Shvarts) is free with Museum admission (Pay what you wish on Friday evenings)!

WHEN: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7pm
WHERE: Whitney Museum of American Art – 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY

SF: Gay Green Guacamole (1/11/18)

Kick off the new year with DGALA in SF at Uno Dos Tacos. We’ll have tables together and have plenty of food with margaritas, agua frescas or cervezas. DGALA Board members Lee Merkle-Raymond ‘86 and Shounak Simlai ‘05 will be hosting and we look forward to seeing you. If you are in town for the JPMorgan conference, come meet with the SF DGALA crowd.

WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST
WHERE: Uno Dos Tacos y Tequila – 595 Market St, San Francisco, CA
NOTE: The entrance is on 2nd Street, next to the bank.