Events and Announcements
Nominate a Student, Staff, or Faculty Member for Their LGBTQIA+ Support or Activism
The Stonewall Center is seeking nominations for undergraduate and graduate students and for faculty and staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the LGBTQIA+ and ally communities on campus. The awardees will be recognized at Rainbow Graduation on Wednesday, May 3. To nominate a student for the award, go here. To nominate a staff/faculty member, go here. The deadline to nominate someone is April 2.
New drop-in support group for UMass undergraduate and graduate students impacted by recent changes to U.S. immigration policy
Thursdays (3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13), 6:30-8 p.m., UMass Campus Center 904-908
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Screening of Moonlight, the Academy-Award Winner for Best Picture of 2016
Friday, March 24 & Sunday, March 26, 8 p.m., Cape Cod Lounge, UMass Student Union
For the 3/26 screening: meet at the Southwest tunnel at 7:30 to walk over, post-film discussion with students from Harambee and the Stonewall Center.
Rapid HIV & STI Testing
Tuesday, March 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
163C UMass Campus Center
Most UMass students will have their insurance cover it. STI testing is for gonorrhea & chlamydia. HIV testing involves a finger prick; results are available in 20-30 minutes.
Careers in Social Change: A Job, Internship, and Networking Fair
Tuesday, March 28, Noon-3:30, Cape Cod Lounge, UMass Student Union
More information here.
Real Talk: "Masoquista"
Wednesday, March 28, 8 p.m.
UMass Latin American Cultural Center (2nd floor, Hampden Dining Commons)
"Join us for a conversation on how machismo affects gender and sexuality in Latinx communities."
Anti-Blackness in Asian American Communities
Thursday, March 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (Worcester Dining Commons)
"Join us for an important intra-community workshop and discussion about Asian anti-Blackness." Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and YKCC. Facebook event page.
Building Bridges: Open Mic and Open Forum
Tuesday, April 4, 7-9 p.m., Malcolm X Cultural Center (next to the Berkshire Dining Commons), UMass
The purpose is in the title: it is to build bridges (not walls) between students from different backgrounds through an open mic and open forum. During the open mic, students would share their lived experiences through creative expression, while during the open forum, facilitators would promote discourse between students about issues that they face, the campus climate, and how we can build solidarity in our communities. Sponsored by the Racial Justice Coalition, SGA, and CEPA. Sign up to perform here. Facebook event page.
LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Support Group
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30-8 p.m., 803 UMass Campus Center
"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 for which you TA? Seeking support for coming out to family or friends? Come to meet other LGBTQIA+ grad students, make friends, receive and provide support, and eat food." The group will also meet on April 5 and April 19 at the same time in the Campus Center.
QTPOC Self Defense Workshop
Monday, April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., UMass Campus Recreation Center, Room 118/121
This event is free with maximum capacity of 30 participants. Please RSVP here to hold a spot. All queer and trans people of color are welcome to attend. Sponsored by UMass QTPOC group. Facebook event page.
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., 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. For more information: email@example.com
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 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 this group is for you. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
UMass Pride Alliance
Thursdays, 7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
The Pride Alliance is the oldest and largest LGBTQIA+ group at UMass.
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.