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.

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.

Trans Identities and Allyship Workshop
Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-7 p.m.
UMass Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall

As part of Trans Awareness Month, the center is offering an educational workshop for people interested in learning about gender and trans experiences. Open to all.

Trans & Allies Open Mic Night
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m.
The Works Bakery Café, 48 North Pleasant St., Amherst

Featuring Arjuna Griest and Yusef Bornacelli. Do you want to perform? Just show up. All are welcomed.

Trans Providers Panel
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
Unitarian Society of Northampton & Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton

Local therapists, physicians, and other professionals will discuss the work they do to support trans people.

Kylar Broadus, "Trans Civil Rights: A Poor Black Man"
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
163 UMass Campus Center

Kylar Broadus is the Director of Transgender Civil Rights Project for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Trans Day Remembrance March and Program
Thursday, November 20, 5:30 p.m.
First Churches, 129 Main St., Northampton

Candlelit march to the Unitarian Society, 220 Main St., for a 6 p.m. program of speakers and performers. Social to follow.

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.