Events and Announcements
Youth Pride Dance, Saturday, June 15, 6-11 p.m., City Hall Ballroom, 536 Dwight St., Holyoke
21 and under. Facebook event page.
Out! For Reel LGBTQ Comedy Show: The El-Salomons, Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m., Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton
Social hour: 6-7 p.m. Buy tickets here.
Fall Gen Ed Course: Queer Lights (ECE190A, 4 credits)
Meets TuTh 2:30-3:45 p.m.in the Stonewall Center and the Craft Center. Taught by Dave McLaughlin and Genny Beemyn. This course combines learning about the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people with designing and constructing your own electronic light display that speaks to LGBTQIA+ issues. No programming experience is necessary.
The Stonewall Center Is Now Home to a Supply Closet
Sponsored by Student Affairs and Campus Life, Supply Closets provide free toiletries and household items to students who are facing economic insecurity and/or an unexpected financial emergency. Students can access the Stonewall Supply Closet anytime during normal business hours. More information here.
Out of the Closet Trans Clothing Closet
The Stonewall Center has free clothes and accessories available to members of the campus and local trans communities. Individuals can just stop by the center during normal business hours.
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.