UMass Amherst Stonewall Center

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

News and Upcoming Events

LGBTQ Student-Athlete Group Meeting
Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Elm Hall (Honors College) Classroom 210, UMass

LGBTQ in Technology/Engineering/Math Group: Bystander Intervention Training
Monday, April 21, 7:30-9 p.m.
UMass Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall

Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer? Do you study Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or another male-dominated science? If so, please come to the Stonewall Center for our community meeting as LGBTQ students in Technology, Engineering and Math (TEM). We will have a bystander intervention training, specifically focused on classroom experiences within TEM fields. Free Google swag will be provided.

LGBTQ Coming Out Support Group for Students
Wednesday, April 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
102 Wilder Hall (CMASS), UMass

Are you coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer? Are you already out, but want a place of support to talk about being LGBTQ? The UMass Stonewall Center, in partnership with the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, will host a weekly drop-in group for students who want to talk about their experiences as members of the LGBTQ community

Stand Against Racism
Friday, April 25

Silent Walk: 11:45 a.m., Haigis Mall
Workshops: 1-2:30 and 2:45-4:15 p.m., Wilder Hall

The workshops include "How to Interrupt and Address Microaggressions," "Discrimination: Your Rights," "That's Messed Up! Intervening When It's Not Right," and "Why Racism Harms White Americans."

For more information: studentdevelopment/SARS14/

UMass Queer Lawn Day
Saturday, April 26, Noon-4 p.m.
Totman Lawn, UMass

Games, sports, prizes, snacks, cheeseburgers and veggie burgers, and drinks.
Facebook event page:!/events/678090708903630

Pioneer Valley Asexual Spectrum Meetup: Crafty Aces
Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m.
Location TBA

"Are you on the asexual spectrum or questioning? Would you like to meet other ace folks in the area while doing fun crafts (or just hanging out)? Then this is the event for you!" For location and more information, contact Sarah at

Career Consulting Available for LGBTQ Students
Monday, April 28, 2:30-4 p.m.
UMass Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall

Caroline Gould, a career advisor with Career Services, will be at the Stonewall Center to meet one-on-one with students interested in LGBTQ careers or who are looking to navigate the job market as an LGBTQ person. Feel free just to stop by.

16th Annual Rainbow Graduation and LGBTQIA & Allies Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 1, 7-8 p.m.
Amherst Room, 10th Floor, UMass Campus Center

An event for everyone that recognizes members of the UMass lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community and allies. Keynote speaker: Kye Allums, the first "out" trans person to play NCAA Division I athletics. Facebook event page:!/events/686034784772169

Summer and Fall 2014 LGBTQ and Sexuality Courses Being Offered in the Five Colleges

These courses can count toward the Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies. See

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.