UMass Amherst Stonewall Center

The Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst
Photo - inside the Stonewall Center


Stonewall float at Northampton LGBTQ Pride



Events and Announcements

The Stonewall Center is looking to hire an incoming UMass student with work study to co-coordinate our Speakers Bureau.
To apply, go to www.umass.edu/stonewall/working. For more information about the Speakers Bureau, go to: www.umass.edu/stonewall/sb.

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Are you an incoming LGBTQIA+ UMass student looking to have a returning LGBTQIA+ student as a mentor, or are you a returning student who would like to assist an incoming student by being a mentor? Then please participate in the Stonewall Center's mentorship program!

The mentee application is here.
The mentor application is here.

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The Stonewall Center is looking for volunteers for the fall who will participate on Speakers Bureau panels for college classes or help staff our office weekly. To apply, please fill out the form here.

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Trans Advocacy Internships at the UMass Stonewall Center
The UMass Stonewall Center offers Fall, Spring, and Summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students who would like the opportunity to conduct research on the experiences of trans college students and address the needs of trans students at UMass Amherst and at colleges in general. Interns will work directly with Genny Beemyn, the director of the Stonewall Center and the coordinator of Campus Pride’s Trans Policy Clearinghouse, who has written, spoken, and consulted extensively on college trans policy issues. To apply, contact Genny; genny@umass.edu

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Group Therapy Announcement from Patrick Walden, LICSW:
"I am excited to announce the first of a series of therapeutic groups my practice will offer at the UMASS Stonewall Center! The first in this series is a weekly Therapeutic Writing Group beginning Tuesday, May 17th. This group will meet weekly on Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm. The group is open to anyone who self-identifies as Queer. Because this is a facilitated therapeutic group, the amount of participants will be capped, and slots will be held on a first come basis. The cost for each group member, due at the time of each group, is $25.00, and I ask that folks interested make a commitment to attend weekly. To sign up or ask questions: phone (413) 772-9506, or email, pfoxwalden@gmail.com.

The Story Backwards: Therapeutic Queer Writing and Healing Space

This facilitated therapeutic group is an opportunity for attendants to learn about the healing power of Narrative-Based Psychotherapy. This will be a therapeutic environment in which participants will be guided through writing prompts and activities that often can tap into things just under the surface and generate some profound self-inquisition and sparks for growth, healing, and direction. The group sessions will include sharing and hearing glimpses of each others' stories, and it's likely some profound magic will happen."









Mission

The mission of the Stonewall Center is to provide support, resources, programming, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the larger Pioneer Valley. We also seek to educate the campus and local community about heterosexism, genderism, other forms of oppression, and the intersections of identities and oppressions in order to strengthen and sustain an inclusive climate for LGBTQIA individuals and their allies. We work closely with other campus departments and offices and local organizations to foster student learning, development, and leadership; promote academic excellence; build LGBTQIA communities; and enhance the lives of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.