UMass Amherst Stonewall Center

The Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst
Photo - inside the Stonewall Center

News and Announcements

UMass Amherst has been rated as one of the top 50 LGBTQ-supportive campuses in the country for 2014. This is the 4th year in a row that we have been among the top ranked schools.

Hocus Pocus: Stonewall's Eerie After-Hours
Saturday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall, UMass

Costume contest, snacks, DJ, games, and much more! (Please be aware what your costumes could mean and avoid perpetuating stereotypes. Cultural appropriation is not cool and can hurt others).

Monthly Asexual Spectrum Meet Up
Sunday, Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m.
Kiva Room, third floor of the Harold F Johnson Library, Hampshire College

"Come meet other folks on the asexual spectrum! Meet ups are very casual and social. New people always welcomed (and encouraged) to attend! We will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, with changing locations. Join us for a meet up to kick off Asexual Awareness Week!"

LGBTQ in TEM/Chem/Physics Group: Technical Talk followed by LGBTQ Experience in TEM Talk
Sunday, Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall, UMass

"Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer? Do you study or are interested in studying Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, Chem or another male-dominated science? If so, please join us at our weekly QTEM meeting. Come hear one of UMass's own grad students give a technical talk on their research, followed by what life as an LGBTQ grad student in TEM is like. Snacks will be provided. Questions? Contact: "

Free Film Screening: The New Black with Filmmaker Yoruba Richen
Monday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.
UMass Commonwealth Honors College Events Room

The film examines how the African American community is grappling with gay rights issues in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over LGBT rights. Facebook event page:!/events/1540943519482710

Panel Discussion on Asexuality
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
206 Herter Hall, UMass

To mark Asexual Awareness Week, asexual students will share their experiences. Open to the public. Facebook event page:!/events/728297133890393

LGBTQIA Coming Out Support Group Weekly Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 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 the opening reception of this weekly support group. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.

GLSEN Massachusetts Conference
Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Westfield High School, 177 Montgomery Rd,. Westfield

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Free, Anonymous STD and HIV Testing
Tuesday, Nov. 4, Noon-3:30 p.m.
174-76 Campus Center

No appointment is necessary and no blood is involved, just oral swabs. An HIV test will take about 20 minutes. Testing is conducted by Tapestry Health. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center.

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.