Events and Announcements
GLSEN Massachusetts Fall Conference: Exploring Connections in Identity, Art, and Activism
Saturday, Oct. 1, PVPA Charter Public School, South Hadley
More information: www.glsen.org/massachusetts
Dancer and Performance Artist Takao Kawaguchi, Discussing “The LGBTQ Scene in Japan”
Monday, Oct. 3, 7-8 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall, UMass
Performance: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., Bowker Auditorium, UMass. More information is here.
HIV and STI Testing
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 165 UMass Campus Center
Most UMass students will have their insurance cover it. STI testing is for gonorrhea & chlamydia. HIV testing involves a finger prick; results are available in 20-30 minutes.
Meredith Aleigha Wells, Dysfunctioning Just Fine
Thursday, Oct. 13 - Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. each night
Curtain Theater, Fine Arts Center, UMass
“Dysfunctioning Just Fine is an autobiographical one-woman musical about the life of a kinda gay and chronically ill woman. This production is set to premiere in October in honor of Dysautonomia awareness month; a disorder Wells was diagnosed with in 2014.” Facebook event page.
Call for Workshops for the Trans Symposium: "Trans Futurity"
- How do trans people see their futures, when narratives of trans lives are reductive, short-lived, and traumatic?
- What does a strong trans community look like, and how does it shape our futures?
- How can we use the present to serve bright futures for the community and individuals?
"We are looking for workshops and talks which deal with these questions (and many more!). If you are interested, please send us a proposal for a workshop or talk." The Symposium is November 19 at Hampshire College. More information is available on Facebook
UMass QTPOC Group
Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Campus Center
Come together with other queer and trans people of color to build and share community. For location and more info: www.facebook.com/UMassQTPOC
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., University Health Services, Room 302
The trans and gender-nonconforming support group is a free, weekly drop-in meeting facilitated by Ethan Suniewick, a trans-identified therapist. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH). For more information: email@example.com
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 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 this group is for you! Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
UMass Pride Alliance
Thursdays, 7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
The Pride Alliance is the oldest and largest LGBTQIA+ group at UMass.
Are you an incoming LGBTQIA+ UMass student looking to have a returning LGBTQIA+ student as a mentor, or are you a returning student who would like to assist an incoming student by being a mentor? Then please participate in the Stonewall Center's mentorship program!
The Stonewall Center is looking for volunteers for the fall who will participate on Speakers Bureau panels for college classes or help staff our office weekly. To apply, please fill out the form here.
Trans Advocacy Internships at the UMass Stonewall Center
The UMass Stonewall Center offers Fall, Spring, and Summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students who would like the opportunity to conduct research on the experiences of trans college students and address the needs of trans students at UMass Amherst and at colleges in general. Interns will work directly with Genny Beemyn, the director of the Stonewall Center and the coordinator of Campus Pride’s Trans Policy Clearinghouse, who has written, spoken, and consulted extensively on college trans policy issues. To apply, contact Genny; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.