Events and Announcements
New Spring Gen Ed. Course: Queer Lights
Electrical and Computer Engineering 190A; Tues and Thurs 2:30-3:45 p.m. This course will combine learning about the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people with the design and construction of computer programmable electronic light displays that reflect the students’ course learning or personal experience. No programming experience is necessary.
UMass Student-Led Trans and GNC Support Group, Friday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7 p.m., 302 University Health Services (UHS)
Come talk with other trans and gender nonconforming students, make friends, and exchange support. For more information, email here.
Trans Support Group, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., 302 University Health Services (UHS)
This is a weekly drop-in group for UMass students who identify as trans or gender nonconforming. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH). LGBTQIA+
Graduate Student Support Group,Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7-8 p.m., Campus Center, Room 905-09
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.
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., 102 Wilder Hall (CMASS)
This is a weekly drop-in group for students who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual and for students who are already out and looking for a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
LGBTQIA+ Study Break, Thursday, Dec. 13, Noon-3 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Hot chocolate, hot cider, and snacks provided.
Trans Woman and Fem(me) Meetup, Monday, Dec. 17, 6:30-8 p.m., Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton (use side door)
A social/support gathering by and for all trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming (C)AMAB folks. For more information, email here.
Marking the Legacy of the Stonewall Riots Art Show
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in June 2019, the UMass Stonewall Center is curating an art exhibit -- “LGBTQIA+ Identity, Community, and Activism Today” -- for March 17-23 in the UMass Student Union Art Gallery, which will be temporarily located on the 4th floor of Bartlett Hall. Submissions in all art mediums are welcomed, including painting, photography, sculpture, film and projected media, and performance. Submissions are open to all. To submit a work or to sign up to perform, please fill out the form here. The deadline for submissions is March 1.
Emergency Funding for Undergraduate Students
For students who may experience financial hardship over the Winter Break, the Dean of Students Office administers two types of emergency funding: Microgrants and Short Term Loans
Free Support for Trans People to Change Paperwork
"The Law Office of Peter Irvine is offering to trans/non binary folks pro bono legal assistance with paperwork related to a legal gender and/or name change, as well as court accompaniment in Hampshire and Franklin counties. For those who’d like some support in entering or navigating a courthouse or the court system, we can literally and metaphorically walk you through that process. Located in downtown Northampton, we're reachable at email@example.com or 413-587-0008."
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 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.