Events and Announcements
UMass faculty and staff who want to support trans people in being able to cover the cost of changing the name and gender marker on their legal documents, can give to Trans United through the UMass Amherst Community Campaign. The funds go to support the locally-based group Trans Relief Project.
Applications for living in next year’s Spectrum: LGBTQIA+ Community are live! Students who live in this space on campus will have opportunities to connect meaningfully with other students, go on field trips, and lead the community with dialogues and events in the 2017-2018 academic year. Learn more about Spectrum at www.housing.umass.edu/living/drc.html.
For a list of Spring 2017 LGBTQ+ and sexuality courses in the Five Colleges go to
All of the courses count for the Five-College Queer and Sexuality Studies certificate.
There are still openings in some UMass Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies classes:
WGSS 220 – Gender, the Global Environment, and Sustainability
WGSS 292Q – Queer Interactions with the More-Than-Human World
WGSS 392Q – Introduction to Queer Theory
HIV and STI Testing
Friday, Dec. 9, 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.
LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Support Group
Thursday, Dec. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., 901 UMass Campus Center.
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.
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.