UMass Amherst Stonewall Center

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

Events and Announcements

A Life Well Loved: A film about Felice Yeskel, the founder and director for 20 years of the UMass Stonewall Center
Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.
168 UMass Campus Center

A Life Well Loved chronicles the life of Felice Yeskel, from her early feminist roots, to her LGBT activism, to taking on classism in the U.S. The film moves through Felice's life chronologically, quilting together various interviews of Felice, as well as others' perspectives of Felice and her work. Facebook event page:

Stonewall After-Hours
Tuesday, March 3, 6-9 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall, UMass

A space for all LGBTQIA students and allies to hang out in a safe, welcoming, and judgment-free community environment. This is a mostly structure-free space, with individuals doing whatever they want to do. Whether or not you have been to an event before, are new to Stonewall or to UMass, want to meet new people, or want to be in queer space, etc. Everyone is welcome!!

LGBTQIA Discussion and Support Group
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30-8 p.m.
102 Wilder Hall (CMASS), UMass

Are you coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual? Are you already out, but want a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA? Then come to the weekly support group. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.

MFA for Poets and Writers' Visiting Writers Series: Eileen Myles
Thursday, March 5, 8 p.m.
Memorial Hall, UMass

Snowflake/different streets is the latest of her 18 books. In 2010 the Poetry Society of America awarded Eileen the Shelley Prize. She is a professor emeritus of writing at UC San Diego and a 2012 Guggenheim fellow.

6th Annual Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference
Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7
Hampshire College

Keynote speaker: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.
Free admission. Register for the conference:
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Free, Anonymous STD and HIV Testing
Tuesday, March 10, Noon-3:30 p.m.
174-76 Campus Center

No appointment is necessary and no blood is involved, just oral swabs. An HIV test will take about 20 minutes. Testing is conducted by Tapestry Health.

"Black Trans Lives Matter: CeCe McDonald on Racism, Mass Incarceration, and Trans Liberation"
Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m.
Earthfoods, UMass Student Union

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.