Events and Announcements
STI and Rapid HIV Screening: Tues., Dec. 6, 11-3 p.m., 101 Campus Center
Open to all UMass students and no appointment is needed. STI screening is for gonorrhea and chlamydia (don’t urinate for 1-2 hours before the test). HIV testing involves a finger prick, with results available in 20-30 minutes. Insurance will normally be billed (please bring your insurance card), but other payment options are available. Screening is conducted by the Public Health Promotion Center. More info: email@example.com
Bi/Pan/Queer Collective Cocoa and Games Night: Tues., Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Stonewall Center
The group will have board and card games to share, as well as cocoa and apple cider.
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming Student Support Group: Wed., Dec. 7 (& every Wed.), 4-5 p.m., via Zoom
Free and open to UMass and other Five College students. Facilitated by the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH). Call Brad Landon or Beth Prullage at CCPH if interested in joining: 413-545-2337..
Last LGBTQIA+ Talk Space of the Semester: Wed., Dec. 7 (& every Wed.), 6:30-8 p.m., 102 Wilder Hall (CMASS)
Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, and/or questioning? Do you want a space to socialize, make friends, and talk about topics like school, mental health, and being queer/trans? Then come to the weekly LGBTQIA+ Talk Space! Open to all Five College students. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and CCPH.
Last Pride Alliance Meeting of the Semester: Thurs., Dec. 8, 7-8 p.m., Stonewall Center
The Pride Alliance is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) for LGBTQIA+ students.
Therapy Dog Hour with Peanut: Mon., Dec. 12, 5-6 p.m., Stonewall Center
Come de-stress with Peanut (our favorite therapy dog) and other LGBTQIA+ students.
QTPOC Chill Out: Tues., Dec. 13, 1-3 p.m., Stonewall Center
Queer and trans people of color unwind from the semester with friends and snacks.
Last LGBTQ+ Grad Student Discussion & Support Space of the Semester: Thurs., Dec. 15 (& every other Thurs.), 5-6:30 p.m., via Zoom
A peer-facilitated space for LGBTQ+ graduate students to meet each other, build community and give mutual support and care.
The Stonewall Center's LGBTQIA+ Foundations and Allyship web course is available for UMass staff, faculty, and students
The course offers an independent, self-paced learning experience around the foundations of sexuality, gender, gender identity, and allyship. It is designed for UMass Amherst faculty, staff, and students to learn about strategies and resources to support LGBTQIA+ people. Faculty and staff who complete the training can receive a placard for their office that states that “this is a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ people” and be listed on the Stonewall Center’s website as having taken the course. People can enroll here.
Connect with Stonewall through Our Virtual Lounge on Discord
LGBTQIA+ Five College and other area college and high school students are invited to join the Stonewall Center’s Discord virtual lounge to hang out and chat or seek support and information.
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 surrounding area. We also seek to educate the campus and local community about heterosexism, genderism, racism, transmisogyny, and other forms of oppression and intersectionalities. We do this in order to strengthen and sustain an inclusive climate for LGBTQIA+ and LGBTQIA+-supportive individuals. We work closely with other campus departments, offices, and local organizations to foster student learning, development, and leadership and to support individual academic success while building LGBTQIA+ communities and enhancing the lives of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.