Events and Announcements
Bi/Pan/Queer Collective Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 24 (and every Tues.), 7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
A group for bisexual, pansexual, queer, and sexually fluid students to connect and support each other.
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 25 (and every Wed.), 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 come to this reception to meet new people and learn about this weekly support and discussion group. Food will be provided. Facilitated by staff of the Stonewall Center.
Free Film Screening: Fire and Flood: Queer Resilience in an Era of Climate Change: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Grad Research Center Low-Rise
Discussion to follow. More about the film here. Facebook event page.
Exploring Sexuality and Gender Support Group Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 26 (and every Thurs.), 3:30-4:45 p.m., Middlesex House (Center for Counseling and Psychological Health)
Support group for students looking to explore gender and sexuality. The group provides a safe setting to freely share experiences and make connections with others. Refreshments served. Facilitated by staff of CCPH.
Pride Alliance Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 26, 7-8 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
The Pride Alliance, the oldest LGBTQIA+ group at UMass, plans social and cultural events at its Thursday meetings.
LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Support Group: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7-8:30 p.m., W201 South College
Are you an LGBTQIA+ graduate student wondering how to approach faculty about your name and/or gender pronouns? Not sure if you should come out to the class you are a TA for? Seeking support for coming out to family or friends? Come to the LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Support Group! This bi-weekly group is peer led and facilitated and focuses on building community between LGBTQIA+ graduate students. Future meeting dates are 10/15, 10/29. 11/12, 12/3, and 12/17.
LGBTQIA+ Health and Wellness Fair: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Campus Center Concourse
There will be physical and mental health resources, give aways, HIV and STI testing, and therapy dogs.
Hannah’s Ride: Memorial Bike Ride & Community Event: Sunday, Oct. 6 (rain date: Oct. 13), 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ride starts at 10:30 a.m.), 39 University Dr., Amherst (UMass Lot 33)
Bike riders and non-bike riders alike are invited to the first-ever “Hannah’s Ride,” a 17-mile bike ride created to honor the life of former UMass queer student leader and IT student worker, Hannah Frilot, and to help grow the scholarship set up in her memory. Riders can register online here or in-person the day of the ride between 8-10 a.m. For those who are not up to bike, you are invited to take part in the festivities. There will be plenty of food, raffles, an art auction, and more throughout the day.
TheSpACE(+) Ace/Aro/Demi/Gray Group First Meeting: Monday, Oct. 7 (and every 1st & 3rd Mon. of each month), 6:30-7:30 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
A support group for members of the ace/aro/demi/gray community and their partners and friends.
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group First Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 302 University Health Services
The trans and gender-nonconforming support group is a free, weekly drop-in meeting facilitated by trans-identified therapists from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
Crafty Queers and Allies Drop-In Group -- Knitting Night: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:30-7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Join the Stonewall Center in a craft group open to all crafts and levels. Whether you’ve been crafting for years or want to learn something new, there’s a spot for you here. Each meeting will have a different craft that you can learn or improve on, but all crafts are welcome to all meetings. Future meeting and theme: Nov. 13: crochet. Sessions are hosted by Antonia Lynch of Rainbow Goth Designs, who has many years of experience in all things fiber arts related. Materials provided for the craft of the month. Facebook event page.
Trans Staff and Faculty Support Group: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 12:15-1:15, 901 Campus Center
This is an informal support and discussion group for UMass trans (trans women, trans men, nonbinary individuals, and additional trans identities) and gender-nonconforming staff and faculty members (grad students included). Please feel free to bring a lunch. If you are interested in being part of the group but cannot attend this meeting, please email the Stonewall Center for future meeting dates.
The Stonewall Center Is 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.