UMass Amherst Stonewall Center

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


Come Out as You Are Dance on Feb. 28!



Events and Announcements

Stonewall After-Hours
Saturday, Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall


After Hours are back! Come meet, talk, hang out, play some games, and relax with other people. Everyone is welcome! Whether you have been to an event before, are new, want to meet new people, want to be in queer space, exploring, etc.

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LGBTQIA Discussion and Support Group
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6:30-8 p.m.
102 Wilder Hall (CMASS), UMass


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 weekly support group. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.

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Free, Anonymous STD and HIV Testing
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 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.

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UMass Vagina Monologues
Friday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Bowker Auditorium , Stockbridge Hall, UMass


Doors open a half hour before the show. Tickets are $5 for students/UMass folks (also for all Five College students w/ ID), and $10 for all others.

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Stonewall Overnight Lock-In
Sunday, Feb. 15, 10 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall, UMass


A night full of fun activities and interactions!! There will be snacks, games, and a night of social interactions. This is an open and inclusive space to all regardless of their gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, and other identities. Doors will open at 10PM and close at 1AM. This is a substance free zone, anyone suspected to be under the influence of any substance will be asked to leave the space.

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LGBTQIA+ and Ally Open Mic
Thursday, Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m.
Earthfoods, UMass Student Union


"Come join us for our first open mic of the semester, co-sponsored by The Stonewall Center and UMass Pride Alliance. If you want to show off your singing skills, your poetic prowess, or your instrumental genius - or if you want to just relax in the audience - feel free to stop in and enjoy."

All are welcome, whether you are LGBTQIA+ or an ally. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541110516174995

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Come Out As You Are Pre-Dance Mixer
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall, UMass


A chance for people to get to know others and have friends to go with to the Come Out as You Are dance on February 28. Food and door prizes provided.

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A Conversation with Jazz Musician Fred Hersch
Thursday, Feb. 26, 4-5:30 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall, UMass


Fred Hersch is one of the most acclaimed pianists in jazz and a passionate spokesperson and fundraiser for AIDS services and education agencies. Hersch will talk about his life and experiences as a gay man, person living with AIDS, and musician. Light meal provided. Free and open to all.

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Come Out as You Are: An LGBTQIA+ Dance
Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Student Union Ballroom, UMass


Free and open to all students. Glow bracelets provided.




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.