Events and Announcements
Last HIV & STI Testing of the School Year
Tuesday, April 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., UMass Campus Center, Room 163
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.
Pride Alliance End-of-the-Year Party
Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m., UMass Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Linda Sarsour, "The Resistance: Organizing in the Age of Trump"
Friday, April 28, 3:30 p.m., Mahar Auditorium, UMass
Linda Sarsour is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and was one of the national co-chairs of the Women's March.
"Survival Is the Least of My Desires: An Evening of Queer of Color Resistance with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha"
Tuesday, May 2, 7-9 p.m., Malcolm X Cultural Center (Berkshire Dining Commons), UMass
The event will also feature local performers. A free copy of the book The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Activist Communities will be given to the first 50 attendees.
The 19th Annual Rainbow Graduation Dinner and LGBTQIA & Ally Recognition Ceremony
Wednesday, May 3, Amherst Room, 10th Floor, UMass Campus Center
Dinner: 6-6:30; Ceremony: 6:30-8 p.m.
Keynote Speaker and "Continuing the Legacy of Stonewall" Award Recipient: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Raised in Worcester, Leah is a mixed-race, queer, disabled femme of color who has published several award-winning books of poetry and memoir.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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.