Events and Announcements
Stonewall Therapy Dog
Monday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m. (and every Monday), Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Stonewall will have a therapy dog coming in each week. Feel free to stop by.
Trans and Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. (and every Tuesday), 302 University Health Services
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bi/Pan/Queer Collective Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. (and every Tuesday), Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Rapid HIV and STI Testing
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., UHS Ground Floor
Testing is conducted by University Health Services (UHS). There is typically no cost: most UMass students will have their insurance cover testing (bring your insurance card). STD testing is for gonorrhea and chlamydia (don't urinate for 1-2 hours before the test). HIV testing involves a finger prick and results are available in 20-30 minutes. Sponsored by UHS and the Stonewall Center. For more information: www.umass.edu/uhs
Masculinities Research Brown Bag Series: Tom Schiff, Director, UMass Men & Masculinities Center
"Using Theater to Address Hegemonic Masculinity"
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 12:15, WGSS Conference Room, South College
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:30-8 p.m. (and every Wednesday), 102 Wilder Hall
A weekly drop-in group for students who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual and for students who are already out and looking for a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
Ask a Lawyer
Thursday, Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Do you have a LGBTQ+ legal concern? Do you have a legal question? Are you interested in the law? Come and talk to one of your lawyers from the Student Legal Services Office and have your questions answered.
UMass Pride Alliance Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. (and every Thursday), Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
The Pride Alliance is a social and cultural LGBTQIA+ group. Facebook page.
Option to Indicate Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Now Available
Undergrad and graduate students can now indicate their sexual orientation and gender identity privately in SPIRE. Students are encouraged to provide this information so that UMass Amherst can better tailor programs and services to meet the needs of individuals of different sexual orientations and gender identities and to better track the retention of LGBTQ+ students. To add this information, go to “My Personal Information” and then to “Gender and Sexual Identity” in SPIRE.
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.