Events and Announcements

Sign up Now for Queer Lights

A 1-credit fall course open to all students

Course #: ECE 297B (SPIRE #81475) or FFYS ECE04 (for first-year students, SPIRE #81228)

Students in the course will:

  • learn how to make and program electronic lights in the patterns of various LGBTQIA+ flags
  • design and create craft projects using lights
  • learn about and discuss contemporary LGBTQIA+ topics

The course is a collaboration between the Stonewall Center, the Student Union Craft Center, and the College of Engineering and is taught by staff from each department

Trans & Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group Reception

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall

The trans and gender-nonconforming support group is a free, weekly drop-in meeting facilitated by Ethan Suniewick, a trans-identified therapist.   The reception will introduce students to the group.  Food will be provided.  Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).  For more information:

LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 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 come to this reception to meet new people and learn about this weekly support and discussion group.  Food will be provided.  Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).  For more information:

Stonewall Center Open House

Thursday, Sept. 8, 4-6 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall

Come to the campus lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) and ally center to meet new and returning students and to find out about the various campus LGBTQIA+ groups and events. Vegetarian dinner provided.  For more information:

Rapid HIV and STD Testing

Friday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Campus Center, Room 165-69

Testing is conducted by University Health Services (UHS).  There is typically no cost: most UMass students will have their insurance cover testing.  STD testing is for gonorrhea and chlamydia.  HIV testing involves a finger prick and results are available in 20-30 minutes.  Sponsored by UHS and the Stonewall Center.  For more information:

LGBTQIA+ and Ally Student Pool Party

Friday, Sept. 9, 9 p.m.-midnight, Totman Hall Pool

A free, body-positive and gender-affirming event where everyone can have fun in the water. For more information:

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

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.

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;


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Our 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.