Events and Announcements
The Stonewall Center is now accepting applications from UMass undergrad and grad students to send 14-16 people to the Creating Change Conference, the largest annual LGBTQ+ activist event, in Philadelphia from January 18-22, 2017. The link to the application is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMu--8Q-kEQpFjpE06osMSCaVQrf51IIW6-GnMSWCAfDrj-w/viewform. The deadline to apply is November 4.
An opportunity for LGBTQIA+ people to dialogue about important topics in the community.
Femme Erasure and Invisibility in Queer Spaces
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., UMass Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Look for additional Queer Conversations on Tuesdays in November.
HIV and STI Testing
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., UHS Ground Floor
Most UMass students will have their insurance cover it. STI testing is for gonorrhea & chlamydia. HIV testing involves a finger prick; results are available in 20-30 minutes.
UMass QTPOC Group
Thursday, Oct. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., 9805-09 Campus Center
Come together with other queer and trans people of color to build and share community. For more info: www.facebook.com/UMassQTPOC
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., University Health Services, Room 302
The trans and gender-nonconforming support group is a free, weekly drop-in meeting facilitated by Ethan Suniewick, a trans-identified therapist. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH). For more information: email@example.com
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., 102 Wilder Hall
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 this group is for you! Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
UMass Pride Alliance
Thursdays, 7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
The Pride Alliance is the oldest and largest LGBTQIA+ group at UMass.
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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.