Meetings and Activities
STI & Rapid HIV Screening: Sept. 26 & 27, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 101 Campus Center (Public Health Promotion Center)
Every Tues. & Wed. No appointment needed. STI tests screen for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Don't urinate for 1-2 hours before the test. HIV testing involves a finger prick. Results are ready in 20-30 minutes. HPV and MPOX vaccinations are also available. Testing is open to all UMass students. Bring your insurance card; other payment options are available. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming Support Group Meeting: Wed., Sept. 27 (& every Wed.), 4:30-5:30 p.m.
All meetings are by Zoom, except the 1st Wednesday of each month, which is held in-person at CCPH. Free and open to all UMass and other Five College students who identify as trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, or questioning. Facilitated by the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH). Call CCPH if interested in joining: 413-545-2337.
LGBTQ+ Talk Space: Wed., Sept. 27 (& every Wed.), 6-7:30 p.m., 102 Wilder Hall
This is a weekly drop-in space for students to socialize, make friends, and talk about topics like school, mental health, and being LGBTQIA+. Open to all UMass and other Five College students. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and CCPH.
oSTEM (Out in STEM) Meeting: Wed., Sept. 27 (& every Wed.), 6 p.m., 201 Stockbridge Hall (for 9/27 only; 145 ISB otherwise)
oSTEM is a group for undergraduates and graduate students in STEM fields.
LGBTQIA+ Grad Student Support & Discussion Space: Wed., Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Stonewall Center
This is a peer-facilitated space for LGBTQIA+ grad students to meet each other, build community, and give mutual support and care. Meetings will be held every other Wednesday. Future meetings will be Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, and Dec. 6.
CEPA Queer Film Series: Paris Is Burning: Thurs., Sept. 28, 6 p.m., CEPA Office (39 Student Union)
Popcorn and powerade provided.
Kehilah’s Sukkot Paint Night: Fri., Sept. 29, 5 p.m., Hillel
Kehilah is a student group for Jewish LGBTQIA+ people and supporters sponsored by Hillel.
oSTEM Resume-Building Workshop: Mon., Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m., ILC N111
CDM Smith, an engineering firm, will present some resume tips and tricks to help you strengthen your resume. They will then spend the remainder of the event going over individual resumes one-on-one. If you would like your resume to be evaluated, please submit a copy of it by 9/28 here.
The Stonewall Center's LGBTQIA+ allyship web course is available for UMass staff, faculty, and students
The course offers an independent, self-paced learning experience around the foundations of sexuality, gender, gender identity, and allyship. It is designed for UMass Amherst faculty, staff, and students to learn about strategies and resources to support LGBTQIA+ people. Faculty and staff who complete the training can receive a placard for their office that states that “this is a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ people” and be listed on the Stonewall Center’s website as having taken the course. People can enroll here.
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 surrounding area. We also seek to educate the campus and local community about heterosexism, genderism, racism, transmisogyny, and other forms of oppression and intersectionalities. We do this in order to strengthen and sustain an inclusive climate for LGBTQIA+ and LGBTQIA+-supportive individuals. We work closely with other campus departments, offices, and local organizations to foster student learning, development, and leadership and to support individual academic success while building LGBTQIA+ communities and enhancing the lives of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.