Events and Announcements
Save the Date: 2nd Annual LGBTQIA+ Art Show: March 30-April 3
Opening Reception and Performance Night: March 30
Student Union Art Gallery (temporarily in 310 Bartlett Hall)
Submissions are open to all, and all art mediums are welcomed, including painting, photography, sculpture, film and projected media, and performance. The work does not need to be explicitly LGBTQIA+. Submissions will begin to be accepted in February.
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 302 University Health Services
The trans and gender-nonconforming support group is a free, weekly drop-in meeting facilitated by trans-identified therapists from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
Bi/Pan/Queer Collective End-of-the-Semester Cookie Making: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
BPQC is a group that provides a space for bisexual, pansexual, queer, and fluid-identifying folks to feel valid, supported, and heard..
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 11 (and every Wed.), 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. Facilitated by staff of the Stonewall Center.
UMass Queer and Trans Yoga: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7-8 p.m., 917 Campus Center
Come de-stress before finals with a yoga session with other LGBTQIA+ students! Beginner-friendly, all skill levels welcome. Facebook event page.
LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Support Group: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., W201 South College
Are you an LGBTQIA+ graduate student wondering how to approach faculty about your name and/or gender pronouns? Not sure if you should come out to the class you are a TA for? Seeking support for coming out to family or friends? Come to the LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Support Group! This bi-weekly group is peer led and facilitated and focuses on building community between LGBTQIA+ graduate students.
The Stonewall Center Is Home to a Supply Closet
Sponsored by Student Affairs and Campus Life, Supply Closets provide free toiletries and household items to students who are facing economic insecurity and/or an unexpected financial emergency. Students can access the Stonewall Supply Closet anytime during normal business hours. More information here.
Out of the Closet Trans Clothing Closet
The Stonewall Center has free clothes and accessories available to members of the campus and local trans communities. Individuals can just stop by the center during normal business hours.
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 Pioneer Valley. 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 individuals and their allies. 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.