STI & Rapid HIV Screening: every Tues. & Wed., 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming Student Support Group: Wed., Feb. 8 (& 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.
LGBTQIA+ Talk Space: Wed., Feb. 8 (& 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.
Pride Pizza Party: Thurs., Feb. 9, 7-8 p.m., Stonewall Center
The Pride Alliance welcomes students back with a pizza party. At the event, the group will discuss and make plans for the semester.
Therapy Dog Hour with Peanut: Mon., Feb. 13, 5-6 p.m., Stonewall Center
Come de-stress at the Stonewall Center with Peanut (our favorite therapy dog) and other LGBTQIA+ students.
Rock Painting Extravaganza: Tues., Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m., Stonewall Center
Sponsored by the Bi/Pan/Queer Collective and the SpACE+ asexual group.
Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Community Date Night: Wed., Feb. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Stonewall Center
Join us for an evening of food, fun, and QTPOC community building.
Queer & Trans Ice Skating: Sat., Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., Mullins Center Ice Rink
Free, including skate rental! Sponsored by the Stonewall Center.
Bi/Pan/Queer Collective Meeting: Tues., Feb. 21 (& every Tues.), 7 p.m., Stonewall Center
BPQC is a weekly social group for bisexual, pansexual, queer, and sexually fluid students.
Queer & Trans People of Color Movie Night: Bollywood: Wed., March 1, 6:30 p.m., Stonewall Center
Join the Stonewall Center for community building, snacks, and a Bollywood movie.
Other Spring Semester Events Will Include:
Art Making Night with the Bi/Pan/Queer Collective: March 7
QTPOC Dinner: Cape Verdean Night: March 22
Trans Community Bob Ross Paint Night: March 24
LGBTQIA+ Art Show: March 27-April 7
Gender Repeal Party: March 31
Talk by Asexual Writer Angela Chen: April 6
Bi/Pan/Queer Collective Ice Cream Social: April 11
Reception for Singer-Songwriter Gina Chavez: April 19
Pool Party: April 21
QTPOC Dinner: South Asian Night: April 26
LGBTQIA+ Fashion Show: April 28
Queer Hike: May 6
Subscribe to Queer-e, our weekly events newsletter, to get the details!
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.